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  1. You are not a nurse...
    Just give her enough rope, she'll eventually hang herself, as the old saying goes. Unless these are your own patients that she also takes care of, I wouldn't worry about it. Conversely, I've been...
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Tell interviewers about other job accepted but not started yet?
    Do not put your foot in your mouth. I've seen plenty of nurses quit decent positions, myself included, for better opportunities even when the timing wasn't perfect to do so. You need to do what's...
    May 30
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  3. Apple Watch
    $30 Timex for me from Target. It goes swimming in the pool and open water, I wear it in the shower, and the bands break far before the actual watch head does. Right now I have the velcro Expedition...
    May 27
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Breaking the Ice with Patients
    What a great opportunity! Patients kind of terrified me when I first was a student; not with their words or actions, but just the concept of direct patient care. This is a good introduction to the...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Which was more stressful: nursing school or actually working as a RN?
    School, for sure. I was balancing running a lab and writing papers for my scientific career in a compressed amount of time, going to nursing school full time and managing my other community and...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Physician Bullying of Nurses Reaching Epidemic Levels
    Sorry, I don't believe the hype. I did clinicals as a student at multiple teaching hospitals, in the community, and at small rural hospitals and have worked at several different places at this point,...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Lowest turnover specialty
    At my last facility, it was postpartum, Radiology, and one of the inpatient GI clinics. One of my friends, who currently work on one of the stepdown floors, applied to the GI clinic and was told they...
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Medical school after nursing school ?
    I think if you're young and motivated, you can pull this off. 1) go to nursing school, get your BSN 2) work as an RN, save up money (who knows? you may like nursing as is) 3) take pre-requisites...
    May 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Nurses have an Attitude Problem
    Holy batman, Ms. Crankypants! Somebody did something to your cornflakes this morning.
    May 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. If you decided to be a RN, think again..
    I took my pre-reqs at a local community college, transferred them to the local state university, and filled out an application to get accepted into the clinical portion of my program. I had...
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Why do nurses eat their young?
    Why do nurses eat their young?? Because I wasn't able to get at the staff lunch today until AFTER all my patients were discharged. The new girl was really tasty with some salt.
    May 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Every other weekend & holidays??
    Suck it up, work a few years of nights/weekends/holidays, get the experience you need, then get hired into a job with hours you like.
    Apr 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How can I improve my reputation?
    As long as upper management likes you, you have a job, and you give good care to your patients, that's what matters. Who gives a flying flip what some aide thinks about something that happened last...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Holding Hands at Work
    Mine want to grab onto my hands when I'm charting in real-time during a procedure, I have them hold onto a forearm instead. I can still have both hands free to get things accomplished, and I don't...
    Apr 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Boyfriend of a nurse
    Strange comment, but understandable from excitement over new procedures. As far as I can tell, we've all palpated penises in school (inserting a Foley and catheter care). My thoughts were more like...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. Nurses and Financial Freedom
    For me, it was all about buying a house we could afford and putting enough of a down payment on it (20%), and having one car we bought cash for. We put money into our 401(k)s, I pay extra on the...
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Some people are too smart for nursing
    My response is: "Because I wanted a job when I got done with school" vs. toiling for 8 years on a PhD in biochemistry, that's why.
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Higher Calling
    From the Burgh, transplanted to the South, and not sure what schools still teach this "higher calling" nonsense. I got 'called' to this profession by the lack of funds in my bank account.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Starting to think there should be some limits...
    Some other sites I participate in have a "so you're new here?" section where new members' posts are restricted to these forums for a period of time, then they are let loose into the main forums....
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Black Humour
    I don't know a nurse WITHOUT a terribly twisted sense of humor, or doctors either for that matter. If we didn't crack jokes we'd scream or cry uncontrollably.
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. 65 year old woman pregnant with quadruplets
    All I can say is STUPID, SELFISH and CRAZY. I bet those babies are going to end up with a ton of health issues, being quads and all, and who's going to pay for it? US, the taxpayers. Does this...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. How do you sign your name?
    Wrench Party, RN. If published, it would be Wrench A. Party, BSN, RN. (the A stands for Awesome, and I'm already published under Wrench A. Party from my past life as a researcher).
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What's wrong with me?
    I've been chewed on a bit by COBs, but nothing I didn't deserve, or that I didn't learn from. It did help a bit when they learned nursing was not my first rodeo, and that I don't have a mental...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. go and volunteer people...
    Paid position >> volunteering, for sure. If I ever go back to the floor, I'd work tele- mostly stable patients without too many other comorbidities or needs. These patients are more often than not...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. Would you have called out?
    Luckily I've never suffered from this problem (my parents are easy to keep occupied, and my mother is also a nurse), but shame on your family for guilt tripping you! I wouldn't have called off...
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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