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  1. Family member hurt my somewhat fragile new grad confidence
    It's happened to me more than once. Never after I switched to psych, but twice when I was on ortho. Once, believe it or not, was because I apparently looked like the woman the husband had had had an...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. I just have to vent
    For my first stick on a real live patient, I had passed lab, and while nervous, was feeling as though I could do it without killing my patient... probably. Who did I get? My patient was ...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Poor doesn't always mean poor
    I spent time with VISTA as a new nurse which was an eye opener for me. The Peace Corps had been my first choice but my lurid neurological history killed that dream so I turned to VISTA instead. It...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. night shift nurse
    That was my shift. I would go home, shower, throw in a wash load, make me tea and my husband coffee, then crawl into bed just as he was getting up.b I'd turn the tv on and usually Zink right out...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Where did the quote "once a nurse, always a nurse" originate?
    I don't know where the expression originated, but I do know it's been around a long time. Notice the ways in which it shows itself in everyday life. I'm disabled, but when we're out in public, we...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Little Raya Sunshine
    Feb 10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Areas of nursing you would NOT like?
    Ortho Burn Unit
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What's your dress code at work?
    RNs wore either navy or tan Docker style pants with either white, tan or navy long or short sleeved polo shirts. The shirts were wore like cast iron and were embroidered with sharpeimom, MSN RN and...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Stories of the pre-vaccine days
    I was always given whichever vaccines were due, but the problem was that there weren't very many. I got my smallpox vac in y upper arm, just below my shoulder, but wished it could have been on my...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  10. hearing impaired
    Three of my aunts were almost totally deaf, but that did not deter them from leading the lives they chose. One became an OB/GYN who never married, one became a teacher who worked with deaf children,...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  11. Hospice patient requests to smoke
    After my mom's admission to hospice, her care was great. Her caretakers were super. I did her care until she became convinced that I was trying to poison her. About a week before she died, she...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    Yuck! :barf02:
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    TaComSer It was in today's paper. Yikes!
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. January 2015 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Well...i see the **** has finally hit the fan!
    Jan 3
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. A HUGE Thank You to
    Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing your successes.
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: allnurses Testimonials
  16. Charting Bloopers
    I just have one quick question, please. If I want a quick meal, which fast food joint serves xxx burgers? I'm sorry, but I just couldn't resist. My poor mother tried sooo hard to rear a lady.:bag:
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. I'm an MSN now!
    Congratulations! I remember how good the feeling felt! Enjoy it because you earned it! Bask in the glow.
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  18. Yesterday was weird
    If I ever ever buy a $600 pair of panties, someone start commitment proceedings! Please!:eek:
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Yesterday was weird
    When my husband saw the men's version, his immediate comment wasn't printable either! He also said I knew darn (or something close) well he had astro turf when I married him and he wasn't about to...
    Dec 20, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. I beat cancer
    Congratulations! What a fantastic holiday present! If I were close enough, I'd give you a great big hug!
    Dec 20, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Yesterday was weird
    When my mom had her mastectomy and I came to help after she was home again, I brought some silly presents with me. My mom was a beautiful woman who dressed elegantly when needed despite wearing...
    Dec 20, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Surgeon Placed On Probation For Removing Patient's Wrong Kidney
    All I can say is, "Yikes!" :eek::nailbiting: Before I was born, a surgeon operating in a nearby hospital removed the good leg and left the bad one. The bad one then had to be removed too. I've...
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Not the name itself but rather, the spelling. Jynafir. Poor kid! She plays soccer with my cousin's girls. His kids are eight and almost ten. Whycouldn't she be just plain old Jennifer like her...
    Dec 13, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. "I hit my ear"
    When the boys next door come to tell me about their days, it always includes a detailed report of any injuries they have incurred that day, who threw up, who barfed enough that the janitor had to...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Pleasantly Addled
    My aunt shared this just now and I thought it was too good not to share. My aunt is almost 90 and my uncle just had his 94th birthday. This noon, __ and I were entering a local retirement home...
    Dec 3, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes