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  1. How do experienced nurses do it to memorize everything?
    I depend on my brain sheet too, but it helps to only concentrate on the abnormals. If a pt has a CBC and CMP, I don't waste brain cells worrying about a WNL CBC when I have a K+ of 2.9. The...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. When Nurses Cry
    Thank you for this article; the story, writing, and emotions were beautiful. Yes, it brought tears to my eyes as well. I've had a patient for the past two days that is going downhill very...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  3. You know you've been a nurse for too long when..........
    When your child, as a preschooler, gets into an argument with another preschooler about how babies are born. My daughter was convinced they're all born by C-section. Yeah, that was a pleasant...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nurse Call button misused once again
    My husband isn't a nurse, but he still knows better than to pull a stunt like that. LOL He gets front row center seats to my frequent rants about what I'd love to do to the inventor of the call...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  5. Does your supervisor call & text you at all hours?
    I'd probably get their phone number from my caller ID and call them in the middle of the night the next time I worked night shift. LOL But I'm just mean like that. :devil:
    May 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Does your supervisor call & text you at all hours?
    NOBODY at work has my cell phone number, and I never answer the landline phone if it's from the hospital. I listen to the voice mail after they hang up. I am not on call for this hospital, and I...
    May 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Do You Wear a Lab coat?
    Lab coat - never. Warm-up jacket, maybe but doubtful. I'm too hot-natured anyway. I burn up just wearing regular scrubs and doing my job. If I wore anything extra, I'd positively melt. LOL I...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Can Anyone help me??
    Honestly, at this point, if I were you, I'd put all the books, study guides, websites, and anything else NCLEX related away. Take some time to relax, and don't even allow yourself to THINK about...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Accused by a patient's family member of not assessing
    Ugh, RC, I feel for you. This is one of the (many) reasons I can't wait to finish my year of med-surg and get back to the procedure room. Here's what our hospital does: We have rounding sheets...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Finally a Nurse Manager that does NOT tolerate nurses eating their young.
    I think we've worked for the same NM.
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. What motivates you to go to work every day?
    I go to work for the sheer joy of helping people. :rotfl: OK, now that I can breathe again after that laughing spell, honestly, I go to work to pay the bills. Once in a great while, I have an...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Life skills nurses learn
    LOL Yup! That's why I said "safe." ;-) Only nurses can appreciate the humor (and truth) in "Asystole is a stable rhythm." Another thing I learned as a nurse is that everyone has a different...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. Life skills nurses learn
    Chaos in nursing? Nah. LOL In six short months, I have learned to ignore almost anything that can be safely ignored. The single most important lesson that I've learned is that I'm one person. I...
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. How important is the school?
    Something else to think about - what is your plan of focus for your Master's Degree? If the discounted school only offers an educational or management focus but you want to be a clinical NP, that...
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. Most Annoying Nursing Stereotype
    My "favorite" stereotype is the compassionate angel but with a twist. I don't mind so much the patients expecting me to be a compassionate angel; they might occasionally learn that I can be what...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How to Survive (and Thrive) in Nursing School
    Awesome article; thanks for the tips! May I add an addendum to Academic Tip #3? One of my nurse friends suggested that for the 1st 2 semesters of nursing school, I should study from an NCLEX-PN...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    I'm not a nurse yet; I'm still a surg tech. Can I please play along? To the nurses in my department, I love you guys. I couldn't have gotten through nursing school without you. Thanks for...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Is this cheating?
    In my school, self-plagiarism is still plagiarism. You might want to check with your professors and your school policy.
    Nov 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Mom thinking about going back to nursing school... NEEDS ENCOURAGEMENT!!!
    I'm 45, in my 3rd semester of nursing school, and work a part time job. My daughter is a senior in high school, so I'm not quite in the same position you're in. Most of my classmates are in your...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Which pre-nursing classes did you find the most useful?
    Definitely math for meds. You might want to consider medical terminology as well if you haven't had it yet. Since your school offers pathophys, it would give you a huge advantage - especially when...
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Those who get it - get it, Those who don't - Never Will.
    thanks, ruby. i just aspirated my spaghetti. does anybody here know how to take care of that? :lol2: *note to self* you really must stop reading while you're eating your lunch...
    Sep 2, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. I am an American.
    :yeah:I almost spit my coffee! Thanks; that statement really needs to be a motivational poster hung in every nursing lounge in the country! To be honest, I think the NM was aiming just for that...
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Ah, the things we say when we're tired
    This isn't what I've said when I'm extremely tired, but more along the lines of what my family says to me. My family knows there's one sure way to wake me up from a sound sleep - the phrase stat...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    :hhmth:! ROFL Hilarious!
    Jun 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    I've discovered that even though nurses can deal with some of the grossest stuff you'll ever see, everybody has something that gets to them. I can deal with blood, guts, and every body fluid out...
    Jun 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes

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