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  1. New nurse anxiety
    Anxiety happens to nurses. I'm a new grad with about 6 mos experience and it has gotten better. I have a Friend who developed a stomach ulcer due to work stress. I used to have to take tums...
    Sep 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Anatomy on Crack at my school
    Yes, some teachers and done schools expect more or less in an A&P class. I happened to take A&P with instructors who demanded a lot. In the end, I'm thankful for then because I learned so much....
    Sep 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Herpes
    Nope! But I did hear of a nurse who contracted warts because she touched clients without gloves and then didn't wash her hands before using the restroom and wiped herself.
    Sep 21
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. PTSD as a result of nursing clinicals?
    I already had a dx of PTSD when I started nursing school. I do recall having anxiety during school. My school was very unorganized and had some "interesting" teachers (who couldn't teach). What...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. LPN to RN transition
    Yup!! Even if you love your Lvn job-and I love mine as well as love the pay- you will get paid a little bit more if you stay. If for no other reason, that's part of the reason I will complete my...
    Sep 21
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  6. LTC Nursing gets a bad rap!
    Yes to this. I've worked in LTC as a CNA and LVN. My loved one is in an LTC because of dementia. I try very hard to be unobtrusive and respectful to staff when I'm there because I know how it is in...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Joint Commission had me for lunch.
    We were surveyed recently at my facility. I was so stressed I killed my immune system and got horribly sick. Now I'm laid up in bed with diarrhea and vertigo. So glad it's over!!!
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Long shift then class?
    Maybe maybe it would work if you made sure you didn't have to do anything that required brain power in class. Eg...listening to a lecture may be doable. But taking an exam...probably not. The...
    Sep 21
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Maternity Clinicals
    I forgot, we did go to a clinic that provided walk in std tx and other family planning services. Our maternity and Peds clinicals are a blur in my mind. We did a few days in a medi-cal clinic that...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. What's up with these test grades?? :/
    I usually scored around the same percentages -- 70-75%. It hurt at first. But I quickly realized that I was usually the top score in the class. The instructors were forced to throw out a few...
    Sep 21
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. References and Professional Etiquette
    I phrased my weakness as this: I have a natural tendency to take charge of a situation when it appears necessary. However, I have a lot of practice in taking direction from others. I really enjoy...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. No call no show?
    While my opinion may not be well received, I worked at a SNF as a CNA and I had to quit without notice. Some facilities are dangerous to staff as well as to patients and I worked at such a place. ...
    Sep 21
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  13. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    I have to say, PMFB-RN.... I love love love that video! I 1st saw it a few months ago on FB!! Crazy/Hot matrix!! Bwahahahaha!!!!
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. How common is charting ahead in ICU?
    Maybe you mean you start the "draft" version of charting ahead of time. For example, assess, take vitals, etcetera early in shift, write the nursing note, but don't save it until the end of the...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. While You are In Here..I May As Well Try To Go To The Bathroom....
    I agree with the previous posters who said "the aides can't do your job ". It's true. My DON, God bless her , told me this. I have a compassion for my Pts. However, I'm also held accountable for...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Need help coping with death of a loved one while in nursing school
    If you have never missed a day, and if it is your mother who passed away, your school may be willing to bend the rules for you. In any event, I'm sorry for your loss. ((Hugs)) and prayers to you!!
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Co-Worker gave expired prescription med
    I agree with what justbeachynurse said! It's more work but the benefits could really be beneficial for the Patient.
    Sep 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. best i quit or fired story
    Eeewwwww!!!
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Things I wish I could tell my patients
    Thanks stephalump!!!! I like the idea of "therapeutic self disclosure"
    Sep 20
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Medication error
    Review how you put it in the system wrong. Did you think the dr ordered the dose you wrote? Or did you make a typo entering the order? I wasn't allowed to take orders from mds during school. So,...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Down time
    I keep a mental (and written) note in my mind about which tasks are required daily and which tasks should be completed during "down time" I actually feel that the list of things that should be done,...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Things I wish I could tell my patients
    However, therapeutic communication is supposed to be about the client, not the nurse. I'm working on ways of working in my personal tips during patient teaching. Thanks for the support, AN!
    Sep 20
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Things I wish I could tell my patients
    I actually think God placed me in psych for a reason. I wasn't looking for a psych position. It was a blind Craigslist job I responded to. I'd always been intrigued by psych nursing, but I also love...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. The hours a CNA works
    I've pretty much only seen traditional shifts (am, PM, noc) I used to work on call registry as a CNA while working on prereqs. I mostly worked nocs or weekends. I didn't really work while in...
    Sep 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Maternity Clinicals
    Don't laugh....I'm trying to be helpful... My ob clinicals were 2 tours of 2 different hospitals labor and delivery units. We did not even see any patients, let alone provide care. We watched...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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