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  1. Transfer advice please
    I am definitely looking for a higher acuity, and am located between and fairly close to two major metro areas. I don't know about ECMO, but NICU is absolutely out of the question. They are entirely...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Transfer advice please
    Right. I feel like I'm running around doing 'busy work'. There's no challenge, nothing interesting.
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Funniest thing you've ever seen happen to a doctor
    Had a neurosurgeon who was consistently a jerk. Think I've only ever heard him speak civilly to the nurses one time. So, there he was, out in the hallway, yelling at this poor little GN, when the...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. share the weirdest reasons patients push the call light for
    No joke, I had a patient who was looking to move into an area. He called me in at the busiest time of night to show me real estate ads in the paper and ask what I thought about each one.
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. Transfer advice please
    Exactly. I'm trying to talk to people and find out what different areas are like, so I might find where I can fit best, but since I've never been there... Good luck to us all. I, at least, am going...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Epic (Nursing) FAILS!
    When a brand new nurse, still on orientation. It was about 1 am, and my preceptor has gone to get a snack from the vending machine. So I'm sitting alone at the nurses station, and in walks this...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Transfer advice please
    PennyWise: Yes. Exactly. EVERYONE told me in school that all new nurses needed a good year of med/surg or ER. Small, rural area ER was mostly clinic and I'd hated it (my baby threw up once in 3...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Transfer advice please
    Good Morning, Gil: I was sort of leaning towards ICU, but you're right about needing a change of pace. I'd be willing to take just about anything to get out of med/surg. Jenni811: Good luck...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Transfer advice please
    I didn't even think about that - but you're right. All the fun stuff without the 12 hours of pillow fluffing... I may look into that.
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Transfer advice please
    That's what I'm trying to look into, I just don't know enough about them to figure out what would be a good fit for me. So I'm trying to talk to different people about their jobs and see if I can...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Funny things patients say !
    I have that happen a lot. Unless she's confused, she probably meant "thank you for being here/taking care of me"
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Transfer advice please
    Bored. To death. I've given it 2.5 years (when I wasn't really interested in the first place) and now I desperately want OUT.
    May 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Things You Need To Know To Be A Nurse...
    The filthiest word in a hospital is five letters long and starts with Q. And if you should say this word, all He!! WILL break loose.
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Funniest/strangest dementia patient stories
    As a CNA working during nursing school on a geri psych unit: Had a little old lady, 70's but ambulatory. On the 2nd day I had her, I noticed she was hiding from me. She'd pull covers over her head,...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. What does your username mean?
    Not very creative - I'm a nurse and a blackbelt, but "ninja-nurse" sounded better than "karate-nurse". Sooo...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. You know you're a nurse if...
    jodiw4572 You forgot the tattoos from knuckle to neck.
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. You know you're a nurse if...
    Noo, honey. Kudos to YOU. I recently made my whole family laugh hysterically when, holding my 2 week old niece, I said that: "She's just too small. That's it, I'm never having kids, I'll adopt...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. You know you're a nurse if...
    AMEN! My whole floor does this!
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. You know you're a nurse if...
    *to questout on pg 3* You may have to be older to get the reference, but not the action! Can't tell you HOW many times I pat pockets going "now WHICH one did I put that..."
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. TV shows and movies that are ruined, because you know better
    Two words: Doctors. Bedpans.
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Things you really wish you could say to patient/family of pt
    *background info* Got pulled to help in ER many times at my first hospital. The n/v babies were my faves. Call comes in, 2 month old with n/v. I'm thinking GI issues, dehydration, so on, and God only...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. Transfer advice please
    Hey, everyone. I need to get out of med/surg (am desperately sick of it) but I'm not sure where I might fit, so I wanted to ask some opinions. My only other experience is back in school, and...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Anyone else see...?
    Agreed, hikernurse - though education was FAR from our only peds issue. 3 month old with pneumonia, when RT has been griping for a month that they don't have pedi masks... scary. Or nurses using...
    Apr 3, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  24. Anyone else see...?
    Ah. See, this is why I posted this - because it's bugged me all this time. I was young and new, and my co-workers, my supervisor, and even the ICU and ER nurses all agreed that it was too much...
    Apr 3, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  25. exposure to the Operating Room
    I got 3 days of observation - and the 3rd was ONLY because my renal patient happened to have a transplant available that day. 2 days I was placed in a corner and ignored. The day I wasn't supposed to...
    Apr 3, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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