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  1. I Hate Being Bipolar. It's AWESOME!
    Dear Vive, I too am Bipolar. I've experienced all the symptoms that you've so nimbly described and a few more. People with BPD can be VERY fun to be with. For example, I'm told that I am very...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. Do not underestimate the difficulty level of nursing school...
    Great article. I agree with most of it. However, I was in a great study group. We did most things well, and were pretty focused. There were times when we had fun, but fun is NEEDED too. If things got...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Things you didn't learn in nursing school
    I loved the post that related how none of our 12-hour clinical with it's guaranteed 1/2 hour lunch, "go to the bathroom when you need it", "You're all tired? Let's cut off an hour early.." mentality...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Hospitals... the only place where...
    Hospitals - the only place we give patients a privacy curtain in a room with a door, but allow them to walk down the hall in a gown that shows their backsides.
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. My dying student taught me how to say goodby....
    It certainly does sound like you found your passion - and your niche. I know your life is enriched by knowing and nurturing these kids, but thank you for helping to give them a richer and more normal...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. A Phone Call
    Sakura_RN, He thought his sister was dying because his other sister planted the seed that she was. These facts reinforced what his other sister told him: tried to call ill sister, no answer; tried to...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. A Phone Call
    This is a very heartwarming story. It is easy to forget the impact doing our jobs as nurses can have on our patients and their families. When I worked in LTC, I had a resident who was...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  8. Favorite Nursing Sayings, Quotes, Jokes.....
    Here is a nurse's saying I found funny: When my mom was dying from a glioblastoma, she was on hospice. The nurses who took care of her were (typically) wonderful. We became especially close to her...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Off Duty RNs Save Gunshot Victim
    Very well done, nurses. Another example of nurses stepping up when needed and using their skills to help others, whether "On Duty" or not. Amazing that none of them knew each other, but happened to...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Dear British "Hoaxed" Nurse:
    It is sad that an alleged "joke" contributed to a nurse's death. I didn't think it was funny when Nurse Saldanah was still alive, and I am sure almost nobody thinks so in the context of what...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Discouraged new RN
    I think the point many are making is that OP CAN enjoy some aspects of the work if they choose. Med/Surge IS a great training ground and teaches autonomy, prioritizing, organization, critical...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Discouraged new RN
    I've not worked in Med/Surg, but have in LTC. It was very stressful and busy, with a 20:1 ratio, with 1 or 2 aids. My way of dealing was reminding myself why I love nursing and focusing on helping...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Nurses are the unsung heroes of the medical profession.
    I'd be lying if I didn't say money was a consideration in my decision to become a nurse. By no means, was it the top priority. I became a nurse because I've been positively impacted by good nurses in...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  14. Formula for success: Rise early, Work hard, and Never give up!
    All I'll say is that when you get a job, the real education begins. Good luck to the new students and new nurses who posted above! Stay strong, you've joined a tough, but very rewarding profession!
    May 3, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  15. 4th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    "Maybe I shouldn't have asked why she became a nurse instead of applying herself and going to medical school."
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  16. One year later as a nurse, what have I learned?
    "...Sometimes what gets me is when my aides try to get on my ass about call lights. REALLy? I will answer as many as I can, I don't mind, BUT not while you sit on your butt! I also have a job to do!...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nursing school is stressful
    You could add inappropriate/dark sense of humor to that list of S/sx, at least in my case.
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  18. Is attending a patient's funeral overstepping "the" boundary?
    My grandma had Alzheimer's for an unusually long time (12 years). During that time, she was on-and-off of hospice/home health many times. She eventually died while on Hospice. During the time(s) she...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Has Nursing hardened you?
    Boston Terrier Lover- "I was hardened very stone-like at one time, but then I came to Allnurses.com, saw Meriwhen's avatar of the Lamb, and I can almost stomach kittens and flowers now." From...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Has Nursing hardened you?
    Nursing has changed me - for the better. I've only been a licensed LPN for 3 years, but I've noticed the choice that nurses have to make. You can let the stress, lack of respect you sometimes get,...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. My life as a Correctional Nurse
    In school, I was required to visit a local medium-security prison for clinical experience. That experience has shaped who I am, how I look at people, and how I treat them while practicing nursing....
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. Nurse as a patient...
    I've been a patient and accompany an elderly family member to all or most of his appointments. I try to be an understanding and patient patient, while also asking pertinent questions and being...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  23. Nursing student wishful thinking...
    I know it is hard, but try to get enough sleep, and don't try to cram for tests when you are tired. I know in school, I tried this a few times, but was exhausted during the test and didn't retain...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  24. 1st Nursing Cartoon caption contest - win $100
    They finally hired a nurse who would enjoy the cafeteria food..maybe.
    Mar 2, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  25. They say nursing students are multi-tasker.  Are you?
    Have you studied flash cards while: A) exercising; B;in the restroom, C)on line at the grocery store; D)taped to the kitchen cabinets while cooking or cleaning E) All of the Above?..While in school,...
    Mar 1, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series


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