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  1. The mean nurse coworker
    Just don't speak to the woman, at all. Listen to whatever she says and go on about your business. She's not in the chain of command. You don't have to have actual dialogue with her. I sympathize,...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. What's a "difficult pt" to you?
    - A cursing, fighting 'eloper' who won't take meds or allow bs checks + insulin. - Anyone who rides the call light. - A needy, whiner c 0 psych issues. These people will grope/fondle staff,...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Lazy CNAs, New Nurse
    This is half the reason why I want to go to the hospital. I need a job where I don't have to be bothered with aides. I manage the same aides that I worked with when I was aide, too. So, I don't...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. How to deal with angry doctors
    I first entered healthcare at a time when they were allowed to throw temper tantrums. Yelling and throwing things. Saw it in the OR suite. Never directed towards me. Just those around me. Left...
    May 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Transgender student nurse
    You speak/type with a lot of absolutes. Always surviving...and devastated...disheartened...and 'everyone's cruel and abusive'. ??? What's really going on? I don't know what to make of this...
    May 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. LVN/LPN to RN...What's your schedule like?
    I got in late so my schedule has lots of late starts but at least I get to sleep in: Mon:10-12; 1-3 Tue: 8-12; 1-3 Wed: 10-12 Thur: 1-3 Fr: 1-5 We haven't started clinicals.
    May 7
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  7. should a new LVN do LTC PRN
    Sometimes, you've gotta piece your experience together. LTC facilities work like this in my area, too. There usually aren't any F/T spots unless the facility is new or 'cleaning house'. There's...
    May 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. You know you're a nurse if...
    Most of my embarrassing nurse moments happen when I'm out in public. - When you're in the freezer section of the convenience or grocery store and you knock on the glass before opening it. If...
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Do you think eating in the classroom is rude?
    - If I see a 'don't eat/drink' sign, I don't. - I wouldn't be reporting the eaters. That's just unnecessary. - Other people eating in class? I wouldn't call it 'rude' but I'm very anal about...
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. CNA 'tudes
    Yeah, some of my aides are older. I learn from them. They're the good ones. Maybe they think the nurse in question is an idiot. It's disruptive to morale but...this isn't a battle worth waging....
    May 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. rude nurse
    @ OP Be respectful to the woman. Be efficient and do your job. ...but people know who they can and cannot mess with and that's a lesson first learned in 'the sandbox'. You don't have to 'get...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  12. rude nurse
    I think the nurse in question is just 'one of the lazy, rude ones'. The Charge said that she 'doesn't like new people'? What does that even mean - and why are some nurses in this thread taking up...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  13. Too quiet to be a nurse?
    What a weird discussion. Does she harass you often? If so, you really don't have to suck her insults down, you know? Stand up for yourself. Well, insults aside, did she say anything that might...
    Apr 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Might not graduate over FB
    Glad that you've overcome. I didn't truly believe that you'd be thrown out or barred from graduating. But, I figured the school would make you sweat a little and not simply because you 'represent...
    Apr 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Other Side of the "Clinicals" Coin
    LOL A 'run-down'? It even irritates me when I have to stop what I'm doing to take a phone call! Nurses and student nurses have been placed in an impossible position. A fair amount of nurses...
    Apr 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. LVN-RN Route?
    "Do you think that getting an LVN would benefit me" I don't understand questions like this. Why wouldn't it benefit you to have nursing experience while earning $19 or so an hour, depending on...
    Apr 29
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  17. What game show describes your workplace?
    A cross between the 'Amazing Race' and that old kid's game-show that used to air on Nickelodeon called, 'Double Dare'. Every shift is a 16-hour 'physical/mental challenge'. I don't have problems...
    Apr 29
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  18. How long did you wait to go back to school?
    1 year and 8 months.
    Apr 18
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  19. Why do nurses "eat their young"?
    Nurses eat docs. Docs eat nurses. Docs eat docs. Nurses eat nurses. When I shot xray/ct, senior techs were mean as hell to new rad techs. New rad techs are always afraid to go to the OR because...
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. challenges in psych nursing.
    I drink. LOL No, but really...if we end of shift didn't happen at 1100p and someone was available to be the 'des'? We'd all be boozing it up at iHop (do they serve liquor?) - I take one shift...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Nursing school is too easy!
    So long as you passed NCLEX and had enough basic knowledge to succeed on the floor, I don't see the issue. As far as nursing school being 'easy'? Meh. For some, it is. Personally, I thought...
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. What made you want to be a nurse
    I wanted to contribute to something greater than myself. To do something meaningful. I wanted to do something challenging. I like critical thinking. I hate 'sameness' and monotony. I'm not new to...
    Mar 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Sending People to the Hospital
    If someone needs to go out? They need to go out. I'd just quit.
    Mar 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Choked by a patient. How do you deal with this trauma?
    I'd press charges in a heartbeat. I read the post about the female pt leaping the nurse's station to fight the nurse's station. An ex coworker was repeatedly hit in the head by a resident who...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Choked by a patient. How do you deal with this trauma?
    Have I been assaulted? It's been attempted. Only one resident has come after me. Sprinted. I restrained and held her until others came. Most of the time, I'm trying to help another staff member....
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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