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  1. In my late 40's, is it worth it to go back to school to become an RN?
    When I was 40ish, I was trying to decide, too. My husband said the exact same thing to me: in 10 years, you will either still be wishing you had done it, or you will be X years old with a nursing...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone
    Same thing happened to me. I was shocked when the nurse came in with the vaccine, and couldn't believe that I was so careless not to check my immunizations before I got pregnant. Also, not to...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Why did she pick on me?
    As with everyone else, ignore her. You're doing a great job. I am a little worried that this is making you so angry. So what if she made the comment or doesn't respond to your friendliness? You...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Perspective: Depression from One Side of the Bed to the Other
    Thank you for sharing. I wish more health professionals would understand that sometimes medication is necessary (when therapy is not working by itself) because depression is a MEDICAL CONDITION.
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. New Nurse can't eat lunch
    That is what I was wondering, how much do people expect the other nurses to do for them... I don't want a detailed report on someone else's patients... just tell me who is a DNR, and who might...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New Nurse can't eat lunch
    Well, I'm glad I'm not way off base. I do want to make it clear that I am talking NIGHTS - I am sure it is very different on days when it is harder to get a time when you are all caught up!
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. New Nurse can't eat lunch
    I am wondering how other units handle their lunch breaks. I work nights, and we have extremely flexible breaks during the work shift. Most of us don't really leave the floor, just get our food...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?
    She had a very extended orientation. Now that she's on her own, it's a real problem. I think she has trouble multi-tasking and prioritizing, and may be a little OCD. But she is really stuck on the...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?
    We have a new-grad nurse on our busy med-surg floor who doesn't cut any corners. She does the most thorough assessments, creates awesome care plans, and loves to educate her patients. And her...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Yet Another Pre-Employment Drug Screen Thread
    I enjoyed your post, too! I am actually on my way to take a drug test for school (going for my BSN) so it was interesting to read about someone else's experience! I agree that you shouldn't be...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. IV   Jinxes
    If I don't get it on the first try, I will NEVER get it.
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Dear Hospital Administration...
    I believe private rooms are the way to go, HOWEVER, your post made me think of two of the most pleasantly confused lol's that were roommates that entertained each other for hours. It was so cute to...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Night shifters who flip
    I work nights and do flip back and forth. Naps don't work for me... I try to stay up late and then sleep into the day as much as possible, usually 12 or 1 pm. I love sleeping in, but I'm still...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. The Fifteen
    For only one year of experience, you certainly gained much wisdom! This was beautifully written, and it touched my heart. Thank you for sharing. I also have been on an oncology floor for 1 year...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  15. Reading Scripture to a Patient (from an Atheist)
    Most of my reply was tongue-in-cheek, as I'm sure you guessed. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed trying to keep everyone happy! I was thinking of your situation that maybe you were projecting your...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  16. Reading Scripture to a Patient (from an Atheist)
    Personally, I am so tired of all of the cultural stuff that is shoved down our throats. I had to take a semester class in school about the importance of transcultural nursing. At work, I have to do...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  17. What I have learned to HATE about Nursing
    I thought the OP's list of complaints were valid... What drives me crazy is those who whine about dumb things that they CAN control.
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Henry Ford Main Vs. Beaumont Royal Oak
    Congrats on your job offers! You more than likely have made a decision already, but thought I would add my 2 cents. I worked at main for 2 years before transfering to another HF campus. I have...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  19. Test questions taken directly from random NCLEX book.  Unfair?
    In my ADN program the professors told us to study from various NCLEX books and that some questions would be pulled from such books. They were right. I bought some very cheap older versions of...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Job interview.. do I really have to put up with this?
    Sounds like maybe you found out the reason why?
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  21. Confrontation with bullies at work place; need advice with next step
    i am not sure if you are being bullied or are just being treated rudely. i'm sorry that your first experience as a nurse is not as supportive as you imagined. new nurses have enough problems to...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Curious - how does your facility handle "lost" items?
    I'm curious as to how other facilities handle "lost" patient items. Recently we had a patient who "lost" a very expensive item the night before discharge. The daughter of the patient claims it...
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Families who refuse pain management for the patient
    Update - when I went to work last night I found out the patient had just passed. Peacefully, and painless. I guess the nurse who took over already had a good relationship with the family and was...
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Families who refuse pain management for the patient
    Thanks, everyone, for all comments and suggestions. I will go through this thread again more carefully when I have more time. In the case I'm referring to, the patient did stop moaning after his...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. WHY do nurses apologize for doing their jobs?
    I so agree, Esme. Nothing wrong with using some manners! I have had pleanty of doctors apologize to me, too, when they tell me what they have just ordered for a paitent. I'm sure they're not...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion