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  1. What Is This Career Choice Becoming?
    http://allnurses.com/bb/eek.gif Yes, do tell. What is happening now. We are all curious. Own up sister, we are all on your side and praying for you! Love, Roach
    Jul 29, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. YIKES...TIMING IS EVERYTHING
    I don't know if I could have owned up to that one. I would have said, "Uh, that nurse over there who just left the room did it." Hee Hee!!! Roach
    Jul 29, '00
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. my first day as RN
    Hi, I hope that you will take everything one step at a time. Don't worry what others think or say because before you know it you will move on or they will move on. Start by trying to organize each...
    Jul 12, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. scared
    Don't worry you guys. You did fine, anyone who was ever afraid of not passing always passed in the end. If the inevitable event happens that you don't pass you can always try again.(they can't pay...
    Jul 7, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Why Exactly Is There a Nursing Shortage?
    Well, I can't believe no one has tried to answer your question yet. Although, if you read through the rest of these posts you should get a really good idea why. The work is hard and stressful(older...
    Jul 4, '00
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Difficult patients and families
    Nancy, like I said, you are right, long term care is alot different then hospital nursing. Sometimes it's hard to keep up w/4-5 patients much less 20. I work agency and I have seen lots of...
    Jul 3, '00
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Artificial fingernails
    How would you like to be on the other end of the suppository when the nurse coming at you has supper long cultured nails!!!!AHHHHH!!!! http://allnurses.com/bb/eek.gif
    Jun 30, '00
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Would you answer this ad?
    This must be that hospital that nurses work at after they die and go to nurse heaven. http://allnurses.com/bb/cool.gif Roach
    Jun 30, '00
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Difficult patients and families
    How come patients feel that it is "O.K." to pass gas loudly or burp really loudly in front of the nurse. I always wonder if maybe when you are in uniform there is a "loose all manners" sign on your...
    Jun 30, '00
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. To agency nurses
    Hi Grace and Palpitations, I have signed w/a second agency and am feeling alot better. I am definately going to continue w/self scheduling and I walked out on my contract.(nail biting) I was...
    Jun 29, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. To agency nurses
    Well, I will tell you. When I was first offered a contract I thought that was great, and it was fine. (but when my name was on the main schedule and I was being treated like a staff nurse I quickly...
    Jun 25, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. A day off
    Hi krbrn2b, I am sooo sorry that happened to you, I almost started crying when I read your post. One of the most important times in my life was the time I spent w/my mother before she died of Lung...
    Jun 25, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. WHERE HAVE ALL THE NURSES GONE?
    Well, let's see. I worked for the same hospital for 8 years(16.57/hr). I quit in January to work for an Agency (31.00/hr). Twice the money, less stress, practically no commitment,(only short term...
    Jun 20, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Childcare options for infant on for 12hr work day???
    Hi Januaryice, I also work 12hr shifts, days. I have been doing so for 5 years since my first child was born. I am a lucky one who has a mom-n-law who is also a nurse and watches my kids when I...
    Jun 20, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Relief!!!
    I hope you got some new stress relief ideas for the new year. Sometimes it gets worse till the end. Of course, once you've gotten over the initial(1st assessment phase) things do start to fall into...
    Jan 4, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Does Anyone Care????
    OH MY GOSH!!!! I would be so angry. I hope you can find a way to make them help you. If you started in the school under different policies then they should make an exception and let you retest!!! ...
    Jan 4, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Do you feel that Nurses are underpaid and overworked?
    Yes, over-over and over-worked. The pay could be a lot better. Agency is the way to go now a days if you can deal with the unknown and change floors often. (and if you don't need the benefits) It's...
    Dec 22, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Are you satisfied with your current employment situation as a nurse?
    This is for Adireen. I hope and pray that after one year of working as an RN you still feel the same as you do now. It does sound great when you are a student and are looking forward to the pay and...
    Dec 2, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Redneck Medical Terms
    LOL...little old lady LOL"squared"...little old lady lying on linoleum Chicken Breath....chee can't breath All Swoeled....all swollen The bucket is in front of the...
    Nov 20, '99
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Agency Nursing
    I have been an ER nurse for 7 years and recently went to work in IMC/Tele. I couldn't believe how easy it was to adapt to another unit. I caught on surprisingly quick. I expected to have a really...
    Nov 20, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. LOST IT AT WORK TODAY? IS THIS EXPECTED?
    AAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! My boss wanted to know why I don't want to work three 12 hour shifts in a row. My answer is "Because I always cry on the third day, I'm too tired and get overwhelmed much...
    Oct 30, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. not so great day
    Two weeks ago I helped a 33y/o female w/liver failure thru a very scary and painful death. She was on our unit for five months waiting for a transplant that would never come. (due to fever and...
    Oct 30, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. It's hard to live with a nurse because...
    Every time my husband pulls out his can of snuff,(Tx thing), he has to hear my long version of lip, throat, and tongue cancer. I always ask him how he will eat when he is old when he doesn't have...
    Oct 29, '99
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Staffing in the ICU
    Pro's: you never have to float anywhere. you have full control over your staffing #'s Con's: you have to stop what you are doing when someone calls in sick and call everyone to TRY and...
    Oct 29, '99
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  25. Help with back-stabbing co-worker
    Dear Young, Eventually the coworker will run out of things to say. If you continue to do your best which is apparently a good job if you have been there four years, she will eventually give up. ...
    Oct 29, '99
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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