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  1. Special Snowflake!
    Are you calling us all hobbits? I admit my feet are a bit hairy..... 18972
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. This is a placenta...
    If it hadn't been labeled as a placenta,,,,,,, it looks a lot like the torture device used by Niska on Mal in a Firefly episode; spider looking thing attached to the chest wall that sent out similar...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. No calculators allowed as an RN?
    I taught drug calc in a nursing programt; you really do need to know how to get the answer without a calculator because at some point you may not have one available. You have to show the steps to...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. not so NETY
    Sometimes the newer nurses still remember what areas frustrated them the most, as in what seems baffling to a newer nurse, an experienced nurse thinks is just common sense and didn't need to be...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Special Snowflake!
    never been in a freezing storm where even the snowflakes become rock hard and icy? (found at times in those NETY type break rooms, heh heh heh)
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Special Snowflake!
    let's see... special snowflake, to crusty snowflake, to specialized bat, to crusty bat, which gives enough time to become......
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Leaving job because of unsafe staffing - what do I say on my next job app?
    "I was uncomfortable with the working conditions and culture of the unit"
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I just have to vent
    So your partner was pretty useless at helping learn sticking, but pretty good at teaching you to expect the unexpected :) Personally, I don't think hands are a "last resort", often those veins are...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Let me be clear......insert bolshy thread title here
    The Boy Scouts sell chocolate popcorn, as well as others. I would buy several cans, as much for the decorative tins as the choco! Not all troops do the fundraiser, but I was the Popcorn Kernal...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Still struggling with heart sounds
    There are youtubes and web sites where you can practice listening, but the biggest thing you really need to hear is regular vs irregular. You can hear if there are missed beats, or rapid then slow...
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Mission nursing abroad
    Some countries make a business of exporting nurses, ie the Phillipines. So the pay scale isn't going to be very good compared to the US. As a new grad you should go somewhere with a really good...
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Esme welcome back!!!!
    Welcome home :singing:
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. co worker sharing her concerns
    This is a 2 year old thread...... I would think Beeble has already handled it :)
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Threatened by patient
    I was bitten, still have the scar, by a pt under the influence (pta). In my state, that's a felony (battery on health care worker in course of their duties). Security had been called but hadn't...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Maine Nurses Authorize Strike
    Yes, it is legal... when we were on strike in 1988, the hospital cleared out almost all the beds and they drove the nurses in in a school bus (the driver was a cook, and she swung that bus around...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  16. Please don't call me Dude
    I tend to use "hon" without even thinking about it. I've deliberately started using "my friend" instead, or even "brother", trying to break the habit. The last guy I said "sir" to went ballistic,...
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. OMG - I broke a nail!
    and filed an incident report on exposure! :p
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. medical assistant
    Oh UCSDRN, did you just open a can of worms :nailbiting:. There are many many (did I say many?) threads about people calling themselves nurses, especially Aides and MAs, when they are not. YES,...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Assisstance Requested
    Being as this is a public board, there is no guarantee that anyone who responds is actually any one of those things. Interviews are best done in person, so your best bet is to call any health...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Really random question
    With today's job market, if you can get a job as a new grad take it; and push back the trip. I know you said you can't, but you would if you broke your leg or something...... The longer you are...
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Thinking about All Nurses....
    I use a fair number of anecdotes from AN in my lectures (hey, can't just read those power points you know!).
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Procedure on this? Nurse and her abuser
    You need to take this back to management again, because he is harassing you in the lobby. You are not safe, your workplace needs to protect you. If he isn't allowed on your side of the building,...
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. IS THIS TRUE???
    We use sports bras and shorts under gowns for assessment class. No nudity, and certainly not changing in front of each other. I simply didn't "notice" when some of the shyer students kept a...
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Navy Nurse Questions
    Your best bet is to contact a Navy recruiter. Way back when I looked into it the Navy would pay for school, but those programs went away with budget cuts and more nurses than they needed applying,...
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. College Soccer & Nursing?
    23 hours is quite a commitment, not to mention you wouldn't likely be able to travel to the away games. Interesting that coach is aware of nursing students' needs... but commuting, plus clinicals,...
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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