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  1. Dilute Urine Test?!?
    My nurse cousin had a similar experience. It had been a HOT day when it was difficult to drink enough to remain hydrated. He went for the routine drug test required of all employees on his unit when...
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Shoes?! Socks?! Tights?! OH MY!
    You mean I have to wear shoes and socks?! Sigh I wore the old fashioned tie up the side ones. They were either Clinics or NurseMates. I forget which.They were ugly but they were comfortable and...
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Com'on, you got one...What is your heart wrenching moment?
    I was a student nurse and this gentleman was one of my first patients. He was in his mid-nineties and delightful. He had scleroderma. I was helping him wash the places he couldn't reach. We...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What nursing task do you loathe???
    I laughed so hard that three cats got down and stomped off!
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Disciplinary Question
    Former manager here. If he has had a satisfactory record up until now, I think I'd give him a very stern talking to. I think, if we're honest, almost all of us have done something we wish we could...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Management
  6. What nursing task do you loathe???
    Scrubbing, scraping, chiseling, prying, dentures until the **** things come clean.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Little Raya Sunshine
    Feb 10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Areas of nursing you would NOT like?
    Ortho Burn Unit
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    Yuck! :barf02:
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    TaComSer It was in today's paper. Yikes!
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. January 2015 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Well...i see the **** has finally hit the fan!
    Jan 3
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. A HUGE Thank You to
    Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing your successes.
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: allnurses Testimonials
  22. 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
  23. 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)
  24. 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
  25. 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