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  1. nursing tasks that you do the least because you are too busy
    Men patients tend to look a little scruffy from lack of shaving after a couple of days. Shaves are down the priority list sometimes.
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nurse, Madonna, and waitress??
    I think for the general public, nurse = mom. Mom gets lots of public praise and a set of angel wings, but underneath the hype, there is disrespect and a sense of being taken for granted. Everything...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Is there time for extracurricular activities while in Nursing school?
    Compared to working a full time job, there was always time for a life outside school. I even worked a part time job while taking dance classes and having time to spend with friends. If you can make...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Should high absenteeism be cause to be fired?
    The working world is changing from valuing seniority to valuing individual merit.Here is another sign of the change. The old seniority system gave some protection to nurses who were older and perhaps...
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What are you most vigilant about?
    Alarm parameters for ICU monitoring. I always check the settings first thing. Sometimes patients set off the alarms easily and the alarm setting get altered and changed again. Do you really want your...
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Anyone ever regret going from FT to PT?
    For the childcare part, going part time was worthwhile. The pros were: not having to pay for childcare, the time spent with home and family, less stress from work(less time at work), and a bit more...
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    We are living in a time of change. You can see it here in the generational change that values freedom more than loyalty, individual merit over seniority. Nurses live in limbo neither quite...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. whats the main cause of stress that RN goes through at work?
    I don't regret choosing the nursing field. Since I only work part-time, I can handle the stress of the job better. I am not sure if I could do this full-time again. Nursing does have its rewards too....
    Sep 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. whats the main cause of stress that RN goes through at work?
    We carry a lot of responsibility. People see the tasks of nursing, but they don't see the decision-making made in ambiguity. We are not just doing tasks and following doctors orders. When things go...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Leave Easy job for Subacute Unit?
    What is best for your family? Only you can answer that one. There is a lot of benefits to working one well-paying 12 hour weekend shift a week and having the rest of the week free to be home with...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  11. Pay for parking?
    I pay for parking. When you work on a large college campus where students and employees all want parking and land is expensive, they can and will charge for parking. If employees complain about...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    ISFJ- Critical care
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Understaffed Surgical Unit
    If you have been working there long enough, figure out if this high ratio is a temporary problem (will resolve once new hires finish orientation and nurses return from maternity leave) or is a...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Do you ever wonder about what it would be like to meet or speak to other members?
    As a serious introvert, I like the forum format. Meeting people is hard work.
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Feeling guilty about maternity leave
    You might give birth before Thanksgiving and need the day off anyway. You are pregnant, not faking illness to get out of working a holiday. Let go of the guilt.
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    As long as she isn't trying to convert you or anything, she isn't really any different than people who have limited conversational abilities/topics and can't tell when they are starting to bore...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. mature student
    I guess it depends on your motivation, health, finances and energy level.
    Sep 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Pt ages
    I think good mental health is part of it. The people who weathered life out to old age are a resilient group.
    Sep 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Float Pool Vent
    When I float to Cardiac, they will not give me the newly admitted MI who might need a balloon pump. In SICU, the post-op transplants are probably not on the menu either. Most nurses are careful who...
    Sep 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Does 12 hr shifter work less than 8 hr shifter?
    We commute a lot less too. When I worked 5 days a week, a half hour each way, there went a whole lot of time sitting in the car and walking the rest of the way.
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Disabled seems to have some new meaning!
    I talked to an old high school friend at a reunion several years back about this. This friend does have some disabilities and lived at home with her parents. She told me that her dad made her quit...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    What would our nursing teaching include for a patient having a "visitor"? Would we have to ask them to maintain hip precautions, full spine precautions, sternal precautions, not pull out the NG tube...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. The ethics of cost for cure vs noncompliance.
    I don't agree with "stupid" either. The USA is both first and third world. IMHO, any country that has been touched by a history of slavery will be at least partly third world. There is a lot of...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I. Just. Can't....
    Sometimes I want to see what is inside the heads of family members when they make these decisions. Do they hear what they want to hear and are in big denial? Are emotions and fear over-riding common...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Are starting wages negotiable?
    Many nurses are willing to take a pay cut to get out of direct patient care. I think this is what you are seeing.
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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