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  1. A three ambulance wedding...
    Thank you for the compliment. I will say that I am humbled by what you have said because I don't think of myself as a rolemodel. I am just trying to be the best nurse that I can be. Again thank you...
    Aug 22, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. One Year In...
    I kept on meaning to sit down and write this post over the past couple of weeks, but life just kept on interfering. And the fact that I have been so busy that I haven't had time to really sit down...
    Aug 22, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. A three ambulance wedding...
    To answer some questions: Type of nursing tha I do is Med/Surg Nursing. I work on a TOUGH, and I do mean TOUGH MED/Surg Unit. I was planning this month to start the transition to ICU nursing, but...
    Aug 11, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. A three ambulance wedding...
    I had attended my cousins wedding last week, it is now a three ambulance wedding. And it wasn't even an irish one. (My cousin use to be an EMT, so there were quite a few medics, a couple of nurses, a...
    Aug 6, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. ACLS Certified!!
    It really wasn't that tough. There is a lot that you have to know, but they teach it to you. But they teach you how to run a code, and it really helps you anticepate what the MD is going to order...
    Jul 17, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Death of a favorite Patient...
    :bluecry1:I guess stunned, shocked and grief stricken is the best way to describe my feelings right now. That also is the best way to describe my unit feelings. The patient was a favorite of the...
    Jul 13, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. ACLS Certified!!
    Past two days, I have been taking an ACLS class, today took the certification exam and can now start adding the proverbial alphabet soup after my name. The new way for BLS CPR is completely...
    Jul 11, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. The tale of a pacemaker...
    My life has been a blur over the past two months. Now that I am catching my breath, back from vacation, and slowing down slightly from the overtime, I now have more freetime. From a nursing...
    Jun 22, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. When it rains, it pours...
    Yesterday, two of my patients expired. In the same room 9 hours apart from each other. I felt honored when the first family saw me walk in yesterday morning and asked me to be the patients nurse. ...
    May 11, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Eight months in and loving it...
    I have been a practicing nurse now nearly eight months. What I can't believe is how well I am doing. I love getting up (okay I don't enjoy the getting up part) in the mornings to go to work. The...
    Mar 26, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. You know the family is nuts when...
    Your charting reflects more of the antics of the family then the patient. As the family is going balistic, you sit there smiling to yourself knowing that you are going to chart this.
    Mar 15, '06
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Fun Day...
    You know you have a problem family member when your charting reflects more about the antects and harassement of the family member then the actual condition of the patient. Add that in to two RN's...
    Mar 12, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Were you scared of needles or blood?
    My thing was BM and Vomit. Early on, when I was a student, I got over my vomit issue very quickly. How you ask, had a patient declare to me that she was nauseaous, and stuck a kidney basin in front...
    Mar 4, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. When do you start feeling like a RN
    Hey Rachel, I been praticing 6.5 months now, and I still feel like a student at times. I started feeling like an RN when I came off of orientation. I stopped feeling like a student after a few weeks...
    Feb 23, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. I had my first patient in active chest pain during my shift!
    Christine, First, Happy Birthday. Second, good job. You did all of the right things. Sometimes you need to keep on top of what is going on. Chest pain can be anything. And there is such a thing as a...
    Feb 23, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Nursing Interview    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Having a corporate america background as well as having a lot of interviews under my belt, on both sides, my first sugestion is to relax. Try to leave humor at the door. Dress professionally. I would...
    Feb 23, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Six months in and...
    Loving it more and more. Been busy over the past couple of weeks that has taken me away from my computer, but on February 7th, 2006, I had my six month anniversary as a practicing RN. When I looked...
    Feb 17, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    I've got one that happened this past weekend, I was interviewing a pt that was just transfered when my aid asked, "Adam, is the pt in the room accross the hall allowed out of bed, (Yes the demented...
    Feb 3, '06
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Did it again, saved another life...
    While I was in the room for four hours, and running back and forth getting things, it was the last 30 minutes before we sent them to the unit that we intubated them three times. We weren't sure if we...
    Jan 29, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. The NCLEX blues....
    Know the saying, it ain't over until the fat lady sings. Well, the fat lady hasn't sung yet. When I took the NCLEX, I didn't even think about the exam after I took it. I knew how I did, I didn't...
    Jan 28, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Did it again, saved another life...
    I did it again today, saved another life. Walked in on my patient and knew immediately they were in trouble. I heard the patient panting. Resps were at 48. Immediately did a full resp and cardio...
    Jan 28, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Both my patients died the other night...my first ones
    Melanie, I lost my first patient as a student in march 2004. The first one(s) will always haunt you. That one I did not take when when she died on me. I went home upset and depressed. (At the time,...
    Jan 28, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Things patients have taught me NOT to do...
    When your Doctor says go immediately to the hospital from their office, do not drive 120 miles into the next state, have your car run out of gas on the side of the road, and come into the hospital...
    Jan 26, '06
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Poll for RN's:  Do you have an ADN or BSN?
    Diploma Nurse, but (there is always a but) I have a B.S. in Biology that was awarded ten years ago.
    Jan 19, '06
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. I saved a life today...
    I save a life today. Oh my god. And the amazing thing was how calm I was during the entire ordeal. I had admited the pt yesterday for a GI bleed, and discovered the pt could not swallow. Got an NPO...
    Jan 17, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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