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  1. Please quit wasting my time: Interview Advice from Hiring Manager
    Some posters just do not get it. It is not the job of the recruiter to be fair or considerate or understanding. Her job is to find the candidate who will contribute the most to the hiring...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  2. I cried in the chapel for the first time...
    Ptrv, you do not "slip up" when you cry. What do you think that you are supposed to feel when you stare into another human being's tragedy? The time for us to worry is when we can no longer cry for...
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Legally Protect the word "Nurse?"
    The word “nurse” is a generic word in common usage with many meanings. Protecting such a word legally would be like trying to legally regulate the use of the word ”manager.” The titles “registered...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What to expect on CICU?
    Lilsnfrn, is there a chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACCN) in your area (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses)? If so, I suggest joining and attending chapter...
    Feb 26
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. Why are we still using the R word?
    I agree with Not-a-Hat-Person, with one reservation, the use of the phrase "developmental delay." If someone has average intelligence but is advancing more slowly than expected, that terminology is...
    Jan 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Why are we still using the R word?
    I do not use the word “retarded” because it is offensive, however, I cannot get too worked up when others use it in a medical context (as opposed to an intentional pejorative, which is indefensible)....
    Jan 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Suicide Is Not Your Answer
    A component of suicide that I rarely see addressed is some deponent persons’ deeply held conviction that they should die, deserve to die, and that the world will be a better place when they die. The...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. I have a question regarding meconium aspiration syndrome...
    Don't EVER lose that insatiable curiosity. It will enrich your life tremendously. (And, oh by the way, it will make you a better nurse, too.)
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. How can a Family Practice NP ethically work in mental health?
    I do not think that there is an ethical problem here, as long as you are clear about your qualifications when seeking a job. You might consider the option of going into ICU nursing first, getting...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  10. I have a question regarding meconium aspiration syndrome...
    I think that Esme's post nails it (as usual). The pulmonary pathology is not pneumonia, it is chemical pneumonitis. Different critter, though a newborn with chemical pneumonitis is certainly at...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Crying babies
    It would be abnormal for you to not feel the way you do. A lot of good suggestions here, and, posters are correct to point out that sometimes an assignment "break" is best, not only for the nurse,...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Medical Volunteer @ a Marathon
    Good for you, Paco!
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  13. When Nurses Cry
    Thank you.
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  14. I cried in the chapel for the first time...
    First of all, you handled a painful situation extremely well. There was no more that you could have said or done than what you did. Which leads to . . . Second, the reason that you "over-analyze"...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is it age, or is it overwhelming to be a nurse?
    [QUOTE=Munimula;7521068]So, I became a nurse because at age 40, I had a degree in something else but wanted a career where I could make a difference in peoples' lives daily. Sounds corny but...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Are we tyrants?
    Me? A tyrant? Damn straight, Buba. Now get the heck out of my way berfore you get hurt.
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. "Why didn't you go to medical school?"
    Thank you for sharing your point of view, Annaiya, you make some good points. I do have a different point of view about hierarchies in medicine. From where I look at it, there is a hierarchy in...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Every mom, dad, sis, uncle believes they know better than the nurse...
    So, I am the medical resource during a campout with my son’s Boy Scout troop. One of my jobs is to secure all medications, and provide them to the scout for whom they are prescribed at the...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  19. Visitors that are drinking in patient rooms......What do I do?
    The OP wrote that, “Her visitors actually brought alcohol to the room and were drinking, acting out loudly and causing a huge commotion during visiting hours while other families were also having...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. I'm presenting at a national conference!!! Help!
    Prepare yourself by finishing the following sentence: "If my colleagues get only one thing out of my poster, I want to be sure that that one thing is _______________________________________________."...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Where Do I Go from Here?
    You feel bad because something that you love has been taken from you, and someone that you love could be. How do you think that you are supposed to feel? Happy and care free? If you did, THAT would...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. Shockingly Humbled
    Stunning Canes, just stunning. So real that my palms started sweating and heart rate went up as if I were standing in the OR with you. Please keep writing, and please try to be published (if that is...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. 26 yr old male considering a career in nursing (RN to CRNA) Advice please?
    This post is a joke, right?
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  24. "Why didn't you go to medical school?"
    I am “just a regular nurse,” but because I am a guy, I have often been asked if I am planning to “go on” to medical school, or, why didn’t I go to medical school. I usually respond by saying,...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. 2013 Superbug
    MassED, I would be careful about those "science news" predictions of doom and gloom. I have been a nurse and a health educator for over 30 years, and in my experience, the press does a lousey job of...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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