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  1. Should Nurses Wear Back Support???
    I swear by my back brace. I have a bad back just from poor posture. When I don't wear a back brace at work, I walk home with an aching back. So that's enough evidence to show me it offers support...
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Strike nursing
    True, but the patients on the other side of the picket line are humans with healthcare needs. People aren't crossing a picket line aren't building cars or delivering mail, they are providing life...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  3. Strike nursing
    Ya know. You are right. I shouldn't have generalized so much. not all nurses are cold and cruel. However, in my experience it seems to be more common. To be fair though, this coldness exists in all...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  4. Strike nursing
    But you are highlighting the point I am making. I am expressing my experiences with the field, which are mine alone and your response is that I am too stupid to interpret what happens around me, I...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  5. Strike nursing
    Well, nurses are so cruel and backstabbing that we have a saying "nurses eat their young". Now we expect loyalty among each other? Life doesn't work like that. Some me of the worst people I know...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  6. Strike nursing
    No, but you can have enough humility to realize where you could
    Mar 1
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  7. Refresher course for personal reasons
    Yeah, refresher courses seem to be more for people who have been out of practice for a long time
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Refresher course for personal reasons
    Ya know I think that's be best advice. Also, I found an ANA website where you can review topics and take quizzes that count as continuing education credits!
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Refresher course for personal reasons
    I've been a practicing nurse for three years, but I still don't feel like I "know a lot". Nursing school was a blur, I just can't learn as quick as what was expected of me. Anyways, I want to...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Finally decided to quit nursing
    How does a nurse say "**** you"?? when they say "trust me" Its sad. There are many things I love about floor nursing: the hours, lots of time off, exciting days on my feet. But sadly, the worst...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Tips for Psych nursing
    God, you are a rude person
    Feb 4
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. How to ask questions...
    I passionately disagree with this statements implication with every fiber in my being. Even if you "know your stuff" it can't be unprudent to brush up on a procedure you haven't preformed in a...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. How to ask questions...
    I've been a nurse for three years, having half peds and half med surg. I'm ready start travel nursing but I'm wondering how you go about brushing up on information that you are unclear on while...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Challenge at pedi floor
    We have a treatment room we take the kids into. I never let the parents come unless they insist. They way I see it, it is hard enough to start an IV on a kid, I need to be able to focus and get the...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. RN to BSN--Grand Canyon University--Let the fun begin Sep 30 2013
    Guess I didn't get the memo of using the term "floor nurse". I still use it, as does everyone I know :) I guess, I was just trying to get across that I saw a lot of people on this thread freaking...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  16. RN to BSN--Grand Canyon University--Let the fun begin Sep 30 2013
    I just turned in my capstone paper yesterday All in all, I LOVED my experience at GCU! For me, the best thing about the program was the flexibility! Each classflies by, and you can take one to...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  17. 12 hour overnight nurses, please tell me about your sleep schedule.
    I wish I could sleep through the night. I typically have five days off in a row. I have tried to come home at 7am, sleep till 10, stay up till 11 and sleep but I will wake up three hours later. At...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Night Shifter can't sleep on days off!  HELP!!!
    I have always been a night owl. Working days was challanging because I always needed a sleep aid to help me fall asleep so eairly (2100-2200). Been working nights for a year and a half. I have...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Mean and Ruthless Nurses who are receiving your report
    This has ALWAYS ALWAYS annoyed me, but the OP sounds like an objectively "good" nurse. For me, I've never quite understood the whole point of a lecture in reporting. I have trouble remembering...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Anyone left nursing TOTALLY...what are you doing now?
    I am realizing that I HATE nursing. I suck at charting, remember all the pointless little tasks, and am just not willing to waste any more of the precious time in life striving for somethat that is...
    Aug 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Looking to Volunteer
    I've been a nurse for almost three years; 1.5 years Med/Surg and 1.5 years Peds. I have my BSN. I am looking for a volunteer experience, but I have my student loans to think about (I have around...
    Jul 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. The Case For Job Hopping
    Good point, you really are praised if you do an awesome job and not just adequate. I guess that is the hard reality I have learned in the past few years as a nurse. For me, it really affects me...
    May 14, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. The Case For Job Hopping
    From an emotional standpoint, I'd say that the current nursing field is alarmingly simular to an emotionally abusive relationship. I don't think it is useless as all (although I respect your point)....
    May 13, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. The Case For Job Hopping
    Telling someone they shouldn't leave a toxic work environment is like telling a woman she shouldn't leave an abusive relationship. To tell the abused nurse "maybe it's YOU" is the same as some...
    May 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Getting Flustered under "the pressure"
    I have been a nurse for almost three years, and I had an experience that shook me yesterday. A pediatric patient came back from a lap coly. Her HR was 146, pretty high but I thought I'd give her...
    May 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion