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  1. Sense of Entitlement
    all time favorite? the lady who stood outside of the room watching us intubate a crumping family member complaining that we weren't take her dad to his med/surg bed fast enough.
    Apr 3
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  2. Vanderbilt MSN
    Its a combination of both. Each semester the combination changes a little bit. The first semester, there aren't very many clinical hours but there are a lot of written assignments, discussion...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  3. Vanderbilt MSN
    You can absolutely choose to go to class. In fact, I think they prefer it.
    Mar 14
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  4. Vanderbilt MSN
    I've never heard anybody say that they wish they had chosen a different route. I think this is particularly true since the only real difference is who your advisor is and a slight variation in the...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  5. Vanderbilt MSN
    Hi- I am in the acute care program. The intensivists take most of their classes as a part of the bigger acute care group with the exception of their clinical coursework. I don't think you will...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  6. Nurses vs Phlebotomist
    In the Ers I have been in, the phlebs and RNs work nicely together. The phlebs do report some trouble with med surg staff and some icy but polite behavior from ICU staff. When questioned, I...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Coworker rant!
    I've worked days nights and mids in a couple of different facilities. I have seen day shifts that refuse to come together, complain about everything and throw each other under the bus. I have seen...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Sorry state of  Nursing ...
    I am also a second career nurse. I am glad that there is increasing acceptance of criticism of the profession from those of us who are second career RNs. When I first started as an RN, people on...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    Imagine if you responded, "Oh! I'm sorry. My badge wasn't facing outward! I'm a nurse. I don't work in engineering. Do you need that number?"
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. ADN vs. BSN - patient mortality rates
    You constantly say but of course ignore that no study ever really directly links anything to anything else and in this case, it would be impossible to do so because doing so would be unethical and...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Nurses laid off - Thanks to Obamacare
    Agree that its just scape goating the ACA. A local hospital here just went on a hiring freeze since they projected a $50 million shortfall next fiscal year due to fewer payments for chemotherapy...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    A student xray tech told me the worse job in the hospital must be RN because, he said, "The answer to everything is get the pt's nurse." He even remarked all wide eyed and newbie like, "And everyone...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Like np role more than bedside?
    Every time I say I'm gonna drop out of this expensive program, in fewer than three of my friends who have made the switch tell me that they never regretted it and neither will I. Lots of bedside...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  14. Getting into emergency nursing
    Plenty of similar threads on this topic. Simply utilize the search box in upper right hand corner...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Getting burnt out with non urgent patients
    Frankly, most of the non urgent visitors to the er actually don't have coverage in my experience. I feel sorry for them a little bit. They come with high but unrealistic hopes of getting care....
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    Yep...my personal favorites are having to trouble shoot every piece of equipment and being responsible for maintenance. Ummmm....isn't it bioengineering's job to make sure the equipment functions...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Help needed for trim 6'6" male
    Hubby has corrected me. He has a 37.5 inch inseam and a 34 waist.
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. Dropping Magnet
    I worked at a hospital that dropped its application process. My husband worked at another hospital that also dropped its magnet application. My old hospital simply did market research that revealed...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Not many people that I can talk to about this...
    Does anyone actually like working neuro? Anyone? As for "needing" med surg, I think that's a croc. Transfer when you can.
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Obama delays major part of health law: coverage for > 50 workers pushed to 2015
    The delay will mean congresspeople and governors don't have to run on being anti aca. Meanwhile tens of thousands of people suffer through a crap economy without insurance. All for politics! In...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Denied from np program
    Ummm if you are interested in psych, maybe it would help if you worked psych?? Sorry it didn't work out. Keep trying!
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  22. Registered Nurses: Do you like your jobs?
    No. I am not remotely glad I went into nursing. Yes. I still feel compassion for people. Probably more so than ever. I still like people though I feel I understand them better than people who...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Pt. belongings in the ER
    Agree with posters above. We document every single item one by one in chart with two rns. Ems is supposed to do the same. We are responsible only if ems documents they had something and we claim we...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Will ER nurses help me answer a few questions, please??
    If you are looking for more info try using the search box in upper right corner. This query has generated other responses you may wish to look at.
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Help needed for trim 6'6" male
    Update:mister added two pairs of dickies tall XML scrubs. Plenty of leg there too
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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