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  1. New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!
    The first year of nursing is miserable. Everyone is miserable during the first year of nursing. You go from being a college student to being responsible for a full load of patients, and you arenít...
    12:25 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Rotating Shifts
    Have you ever worked rotating shifts, or have you just decided that it's terrible based on the fact that you don't think you'd like it? There are some very good and valid reasons for rotating...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  3. Erroneous Treatments Then & Now, Have Things Really Changed?
    It happens because people take short cuts, or because they don't communicate effectively. A few decades ago, when I was still on orientation at a new job (but had years of experience), one of the...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How long have you been at your current facility?
    Ten years. I like my job and my manager is fair. I'll retire from here. (In less than a year.)
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Not there to make friends, but don't make enemies either.
    It's a good topic. Obviously you're not coming to us crying because this nurse made you feel bad or hurt your feelings and is a big fat bully who needs to be fired. (Whew! Getting sick of...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Etiquette on writing a coworker up?
    You asked about the etiquette, not the procedure, so I'll assume you're following your facilitity's procedure for writing someone up. Etiquette (and basic common courtesy) says you discuss the...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. 2 rn's both bsn, ond nearly NP fin leave bp high
    WOW! I guess that shows you that education is useless, huh! One thing that education helps with is basic written communication skills. Perhaps those more educated nurses you're bashing could...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. You aren't imagining this . . . "RNs Are Delaying Retirement. . . "
    There have been a number of threads like that. And one thread where the new grad had a job in the ER and couldn't get along with her co-workers so she said they should "all just retire already and...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Am I Being Bullied?
    Yes there are levels of bullying, but I don't think the OP's example rises to the level of any of them. Perhaps the preceptor IS being kind. She has let the OP know several times that she's not...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. The Irony of Nursing
    In the adult workplace, you aren't going to find many managers going around giving positive feedback here and there just because. Positive feedback is given when you do something extraordinarily...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Thoughts on the prevalence of name discrimination in nursing?
    A police detective once told me that they arrest far more black kids with "black" sounding names than they do black kids with mainstream names like John or Douglas or Carrie or Lindsay. When asked...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Thoughts on the prevalence of name discrimination in nursing?
    You're currently working in long term care and you don't have great experience. You don't have very much experience? Stay in long term care long enough to learn as much as you can and to become...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    Misogynists who throw that word around should at least know how to spell it. Since they didn't, I maintain it was about golf.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Thoughts on the prevalence of name discrimination in nursing?
    I guess I'm not entirely clear on what you are asking. Do employers discriminate in choosing which people they'd like to interview based on the name on the resume? Are they inferring race or...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Texting While Working
    I recently flew to the midwest to visit my mother (in a nursing home with end-stage Alzheimer's, but that's a different topic) and the last leg of the journey was in a very small aircraft over...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    And we're back to misogyny. I should be glad, at least, that it took 285 posts to get us there. And what's all the hate about women playing golf?
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Word crimes! (No txtng)
    Weird Al as a big dic . . . . tionary. LOL!
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I asked one simple question...
    I tried. I tried to tell her, looked it up to show her and the resident told her. She was sure we were wrong.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I asked one simple question...
    I had similar problems when I moved to Massachusetts from the midwest. My first day on the unit, they gave me a patient whose diagnosis was "Comber". I had NO idea what kind of a diagnosis "comber"...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Bullying - What is it?
    I'm not sure I understand this. Are you intimating that a nurse on orientation -- specifically a new grad on orientation -- is an equal or even a superior to the experienced nurse tasked with...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Horizontal Harassment?  A nice name for bullying.
    Nursing is not a calling, it's a career. At least it is for most of the nurses I know. I few who regard nursing as a calling get disillusioned and burn out real fast. As stated above, your...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Am I Being Bullied?
    Not wanting to engage in social chitchat or persistent yammering on the part of the newbie does not make the preceptor a bully. It may indeed make her a seasoned professional, an excellent preceptor...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    I stand corrected. You came across as a newbie with an attitude that would not fit into the team at my workplace; I assumed that you WERE a newbie with an attitude that would not fit in with the...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Am I Being Bullied?
    As long as the preceptor is doing her job in precepting, she is not required to be social or to make friends with the OP. In fact, she may find all that constant burbling and yammering very annoying...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. The Irony of Nursing
    And they're allowed to. The TOS don't prohibit cliches.
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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