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  1. New Marie Claire article about nurse bullying and poor work conditions
    what I liked about this article is that it seemed fairly balanced for one in a nonmedical magazine. Talked about the real bullying that is out there, experienced nurses that feel some new people can...
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. New Marie Claire article about nurse bullying and poor work conditions
    Nurse Bullying and Hazing - The Truth About Nurse Culture Very interesting article because it will be in a magazine that is popular with "lay" people. It does not say anything new (feels like it...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. New NP practice  advice
    You are very welcome!
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. New NP practice  advice
    A few tips (I still do these and I have been practicing for 10 years) Your exam: do it in the same order EVERY TIME. I start at the head and work my way down. You also can assess while you watch...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Help! I look young!
    I had the same problem. I do not think it is a shallow concern when you have patients looking at you and, based on your "young" appearance, feel you are not competent. It does not mean you are going...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Family member hurt my somewhat fragile new grad confidence
    You have gotten a lot of good advice on here. I would shake it off and not worry about it (since you already have given yourself an honest self assessment of your shift with her). My coworker (I work...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Question for those of you who precept NP students
    I precept Grad students all the time and totally agree with the other advice you have been given. I would definitely call the instructor for the program and have a discussion. I have not had students...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. FLAME ON!
    Which is better PA/APN? Ok you are on a nursing board...what kind of answer do you think you are going to get?? Plus it is talked about CONSTANTLY and there is already a zillion threads on it! I...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    Remember how the camcorders had those mini tapes and you needed a separate cassette that they went into to play it on your VCR? If you lost that cassette, which we did, you were SOL!
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    I LOVE this thread! I was born in 1976. 1) we did not have cable until I was in middle school. Even then I was only allowed to watch Saturday morning cartoons, Disney channel, Nickelodean and...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Stories of the pre-vaccine days
    I do remember having chicken pox (this was 33 years ago), it went through my whole kindergarten. I ended up getting an abscess from an infected pox that I was scratching when my mom was not watching....
    Jan 30
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  12. Stories of the pre-vaccine days
    When I was in elementary school, the mother of one of my classmates was in a wheelchair because she had polio as a child. She ended up dying in her 40's/50's due to complications from being paralyzed.
    Jan 30
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  13. Preceptor Problems - Advice needed
    Sometimes we have aspects of our personality that others do not like. For better or worse, it will effect a work enviroment and you can get labeled a problem, even when you aren't. I have a very...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Sigma Theta Tau Benefits
    I did the first year but did not continue b/c of cost. During that year, I did get offered (through Sigma Theta Tau) a mastercard with a fantastic APR (fixed 9%) that I still use 10 years later....
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Should and do fnp's room their pt's
    I work in a Urology practice and have my own clinic. We have MA's that room the patients, do VS, do dipsticks, take specimens to the lab etc. They do the same for me as they do for my MD...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Why do we not get paid for lunch even if we never get to take one?
    I will always take time to eat. It is unreasonable to go 8 hours (often 10-12) without eating or drinking anything. I am salaried now (I am a PNP) and my fellow colleague that works with me (although...
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Random Thoughts: School Nurses
    I have always worked in pediatrics. My mantra, and my friends know it well, is "I am off duty and I don't do grownups!!"
    Jan 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Business Card Credentials
    My work provides my business cards (and labcoat). Due to the template that they have, I am limited on the number of characters per line. I put my first/last name then RN, CPNP.
    Jan 2
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  19. I just cried in my car :'(
    I walked out of my NCLEX in tears as well. I had shut off after 76 questions in 30 minutes. An employee at the test center looked at me on my way out and said, "WOW, We have never had anyone take it...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. I never would have thought of that...
    The infant cath kits that have the catheter that goes directly into a little specimen tube.....those tubes can sometimes create a vacuum where the urine will not flow in even when you are in the...
    Nov 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. "Strive for 5" at Firestone???
    Amen!
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. "Strive for 5" at Firestone???
    It wasn't just the survey that got to me (they are everywhere nowadays)...it was the catch phrase "We strive for 5!" Brainwashing thing that PG (like if you say it enough time people will score a 5...
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. WHY OH WHY? Every year-------competencies!!!!!
    I have been at the same place for 10 years, I have unintentially memorized all the answers on all the computer mandatory education we have to do every year (there is like 8 or 9 of them). I just...
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. "Strive for 5" at Firestone???
    So I went to Firestone yesterday to get my tires checked. As I was checking out and signed my paperwork the guy checking me out pointed my attention to the bottom of my receipt that showed were I can...
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Mitrofanoffs
    I work in peds urology so a lot of our patient's have them. I would ask Mom what she does at home to make the cathing easier. some of these kids channels can be difficult and there is a certain way...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: School Nurses


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