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  1. What did you give up to be in nursing school?
    First was money for classes, books, and transportation. Time with my family. Of course I learned during the olden days. Have recently retired due to disability. You work holidays, long hours,...
    Feb 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Overweight Nurse?
    You would likely have a problem working the floor. It is busy, on your feet all the time. Your weight would eventually interfere with your ability to care for your patient. So many IV's, Vents,...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. What do YOU do with your old scrubs?
    if in good condition I give them to my neighbor to use for quilt fabric. Mine wear out around the neck area binding. Rest in good shape. Or I send them off to good will. That is where my...
    Feb 7
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. What do YOU do with your old scrubs?
    I give them to my neighbor who cuts out what she wants and makes quilts. She does a very good job with them. Otherwise I wear them around the house, etc. Very comfortable.
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  5. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    I am concerned that such companys will more than take advantage of it. Do they provide Viagra and the like? Perhaps that should be considered forcing you to have sexual reproduction. I highly...
    Jul 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What would help you love your job?
    I spent nearly 20 yrs at one hospital on the med-surg floor. My biggest complaint is that the hospital started punishing nurses for issues that patients got upset with. One had her hair with a...
    Jul 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    I have suffered from this for many years, well prior to a name being applied to it. Perhaps injury triggered this response. It is more than muscle. It is where the muscles and tendons attach. I...
    Apr 9, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. Stupid hospital/company tricks
    policy started to drug screen everyone who had an on the job injury. That was OK. But to test someone who was injured months before the policy started, right after they were released to come back...
    Feb 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Poop Free Nursing Jobs in the Hospital?
    My issue is with rotting flesh, and sometimes blood. I used vicks under my nose. It is hard to get a stink past that Vicks. One nurse double masked, with several dabs of Vicks on the inner mask. ...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurses and exposure risk
    My one and only dirty needle stick was from an IM injection that I had given to a patient with stomach cancer. 15 years later, I am diagnosed with stomach cancer. Makes me wonder what else can be...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Infected Needlestick
    I wonder about other issues of needle sticks. One nurse got stuck in the thumb after giving an IM shot to a patient that had stomach cancer. ( His brother had recently died from stomach cancer as...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Am I doing the right thing? New nurse getting butt kicked
    I was dropped into ER after I had oriented to med/surg in a small hospital. Our ER had a house RN, and two LPN's plus a doctor. Talk about GI issues....I truly did not know what the heck was going...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Perfect shoes for the "flat footed" male nurse
    Go to a shoe store that will fit you with arch supports, and fit you with a properly fitting shoe. It works wonders for those nurses who are flat footed, as well as those who aren't. It is worth...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. That Dreaded 3-11 Shift
    I never liked 3-11 as I found it hard to wind down after work. Most of my nursing consisted on 11p to 7 a. I would go home and sleep, getting up around 4 pm. I have heard of a 3pm to 3 am / 3am...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Discrimination & Whistle blowing - Would you hire this nurse again?
    When I was first into nursing, I found bias in that I was married, therefore had a husband to bring home the bacon. Also there was the issue that he was in the military, and my time on the job was...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Discrimination & Whistle blowing - Would you hire this nurse again?
    How many Sundays I have worked. My only problem came to a head when the church I was attending started giving me difficulty about my Sundays on the job. I truly consider my work with patients on a...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. At the end of my rope...hate nursing.
    I worked in several hospitals, some nursing homes, and did home health and hospice. I did not know anything about nursing or the actual work load until I graduated from school and got my papers. ...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Pre-employment Questions
    I would make sure the machine is plugged in, that all connections are tight. This should be done at each change of shift. The machine is charged up/ both plugged in and unplugged ...and test fired....
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. End of the (Med) Error: or, How NOT To Bomb Your Survey
    How about those Extended Release pills that get crushed and given per tube or apple puree? You take MS Contin crushed/ given....and you may very well have a crisis on hand. Try explaining the need...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. I dont' have a clue what to do, please someone help me.
    I have been called in twice over a 20 yr period regarding a lawsuit by patient or family. It is true that anyone who was on duty that time period were called in to talk with the facilitys lawyer. ...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Not sure what to do. Licensed RN working as tech.
    What ever you do, DO NOT step out of the tech skills. Otherwise you will be written up for NOT doing your job. If you see a RN need, find one to take care of the problem. YOu would only be safe...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. One of the most frustrating things about nursing
    I am not sure about calling these "choices". If you have a good income,very rich would be nicer, you can afford to eat properly. Your children may have been taught the right foods to eat, but once...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How To Get A Patient To Take Pain Meds When Needed...
    I redirected this to my husband. His reply was that the husband is being an ass. Taking his physical pain out on those closest. Toradol is great. too bad you can not sneak it into his food like...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  24. How do you deal with explosive customers?
    When the yelling starts, I whisper. The yellers have to calm their voices to hear my response. True some will never be happy. I have found that those who have guilt issues yell the most. Do ask...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Why such high new RN turnover?
    I have had medical students work at a nursing home, as a CNA, for experience and of course pay. You get to know your patient and the care issues. I was a relief nurse for this nursing home while...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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