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  1. The Brave
    Thank you for all you do to care for all the warriors.
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. No More May Die
    Beautiful. Thank you for putting the patient and family first. Hopefully someday that physician will be able to do the same.
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  3. Down to Sleep
    Wow! Very powerful. You are a good nurse. Never change, the world needs you.
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  4. New Grads Today v. New Grads From Years Ago
    It certainly is much harder today than years ago. When I started in 1965 I was the only night RN on a 40 bed unit. But there were patients there for their pre-op work up, the 5 day post hernia, and...
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Grieving a perinatal loss
    Elvish Beautifully written. Thank you for putting into words things that so many of us in OB have felt but not able to articulate as well as you.
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Annoyed by nursing commerical they keep running
    I actually like the Johnson and Johnson spot. I don't think of it as a commercial but rather as a PSA (Public Service Announcement) commenting on the value of nurses and nursing. I believe that the...
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Pinkett Smith Fires Entire "HawthoRNe" Tech Crew
    Sorry I just don't remember any medical/nursing show that is realistic. I love it when they do surgery with no eye protection or have so much free time that the nurse and doctor can have sex in the...
    Aug 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Calling briefs "diapers"....*vent*
    I want to respond to the comment about Storeroom items. It must be true that they work very hard to diguise what they stock, i.e. "face wipes paper" for tissues as oppose to "face wipes wet" for...
    Aug 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Do  you identify yourself as a nurse when you or your family are a patient?
    For me it depends on the situation, my husband will always tell he thinks it will get him "special service"! When I have a patient who is a nurse or other HCW I tell them to me they are a patient and...
    Mar 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Should I tell my manager I applied at another facility?
    In an interview I would focus on why you want to work in THIS hospital, it's reputation, the opportunity to work in a Level 1 Trauma unit etc. Talk about the skills you have acquired, what you can...
    Feb 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Why am I doing this, anyway?
    TDFIMedicRN, I read this post again and again I am inspired by you. I hope you always remain "present" to your patients it is a gift. Thanks again for being you.
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Just passed my RN boards!!!
    Congratulations to you and the patients you will care for. Your brain has so much information in it that you will need, just don't forget the part of your heart that helps you CARE!
    Jan 28, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Certifications
    It is sad that hospitals are in such bad financial situations that they can not provide educational support for staff. But in my opinion professional nurses need to continue to increase knowledge and...
    Jan 25, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. On the other side of the IV
    I remember the doctor telling me the older you are the more it hurts, I was 21, and it hurt like he**. It is interesting and not always pleasant to be a nurse who becomes a patient, always a learning...
    Jan 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Mistake...
    Unfortunately we some times learn by our mistakes. Don't dwell on this but go forward, remembering this lesson just as there will be many more ahead. Good luck.
    Jan 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Need some help translating!
    Does your institution have a Nursing Policy/Procedure/Standards manual either in print or on-line? At our hospital we had to develop a list of accepted abbreviations for each department, such as...
    Jan 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Dear preceptor
    I hope that you get specific feed back about whatever you are supposedly lacking. If it is time management or clinical skills ask for, in fact insist on specific examples. You will only improve if...
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. ? re unlabeled meds
    There should be a hospital policy regarding medication from home. Ours included verifying that the patient did not bring any medication to the hospital. If they did it was requested that the family...
    Jan 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New grad got fired, help
    Never lie. For one, once you start it gets hard to remember what you said to who. Although employers are only able to give start and end dates it is amazing how much information can be shared in...
    Jan 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. My Papa, why I am the nurse I am today.
    I am sitting here with tears running down my face as your story brought back so many memories. My Grandfather too made me the nurse as well as the person I am. At age 80 he came to live with us as my...
    Jan 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. My Little Old Jedi
    What a beautiful story. I too have tears in my eyes. You do need to remember this in the years ahead at those times when you wonder why you are doing what you are doing. To give comfort to another is...
    Dec 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. news local-beat EMTs Suspended After Refusing to Help Dying Woman
    Once again we don't really have the full story as to the exact circumstances. Perhaps I am a Pollyanna but I would would like to believe that people who are somehow identified as health care workers...
    Dec 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Nurse Heal Thyself
    Lindsey, thank you for sharing your thoughts. "What ifs" can sometimes bring us down but in this instance just think, "what if you were not there to help, support and encourage those "special...
    Dec 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Dear preceptor
    It is unfortunate that you had this experience, hopefully you will learn for it if only what not to do. This is a great example of "nurses who eat their young". It always amazed me when experienced...
    Dec 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Keep patient alive for the family? thoughts?
    Just reading this story made me sad. Although we don't know all the details it seems strange that a family would be so willing to put a dying man through all that when it would seem easier to fly the...
    Dec 11, '09
    Forum: Nursing News

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