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  1. Nursing Prospective Student
    Tell them what it is about nursing that draws you to it. The personal stories may be compelling, but they're really not relevant. Keep it brief and as the PP said, concise. Watch your grammar and...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. The Ovarian Cancer Blues
    We're not allowed to give medical advice here, but I would strongly encourage you to talk to your gyn about your symptoms in conjunction with your family history. Women who carry the BRCA genetic...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The culture of AN
    I believe his screen name is "Song In My Heart." I could be wrong.
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    ​This thread by the OP reminds me of the old saying, "No good deed goes unpunished."
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    Wait...you got to put in a chest tube when you were a student​? That is hard core cool!
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Goodbye...
    I'm sorry to hear that; you're one of the members here I enjoy reading. I understand what you mean, though; I've changed how I participate. Please don't leave altogether. Take a breather, then...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Voluntary Euthanasia
    ​Awww...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Voluntary Euthanasia
    Wow...you really went above and beyond the call for your sweet kitty. I had to put my sweet baby Thomas down. He had renal failure; he was puking, had diarrhea,, and would just cry all day. My...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. You did not just do that?!
    ​Five second rule?
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing Dx
    I don't understand how this could be perceived as "tolerance" if the pt. is "agitated for longer periods of time after medication was administered." Maybe I'm dense, but the way that sounds to me,...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Why nurses eat their young????
    Yep...happened to me. Then years later, when I worked with her again, she was really bad; tried to torpedo my career. I hope I never run into her again.
    Sep 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Feeling like a failure
    I thought the same thing. It may be a hard thing to accept, but we all aren't meant to be nurses, even if we want to be a nurse. I'm not meant to be an artist. I loved playing the piano, but even...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Feeling like a failure
    It seems there's a disconnect between the way you perceive yourself and the way your employers see you. I think you should have a sit down with your physician supervisor and ask him to give you...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Average Work Week For a Nurse
    It's really not that complicated, and you don't need to stop talking. Just be mindful that the title nursemay not/should not be used until you're a nurse. ​What's so complicated?
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Average Work Week For a Nurse
    Unless I misread, you're a high school student in a "pre-CNA" course. That's not the same as a nursing student. I believe it is against the TOS to identify one's self in a user name as a nurse if...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Average Work Week For a Nurse
    ​It looks like OP is a high-school student looking for information on nursing; she's 15.
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. A Nursing Student with Epilepsy?
    Yes, you can become a nurse, even if you have epilepsy. You don't need to disclose your illness when you are being interviewed for jobs. You shouldn't be a danger to others. It might be a good...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Discovered a possible diversion of meds, now what?
    An incident report also documents something that is out of the norm. The OP's findings were definitely out of the norm. That nurse not only accessed the eMAR of a patient she wasn't caring for (which...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. OCN ATT - please help!
    IIRC, I just printed it out and took it with me. (It was 4 years ago, so I don't exactly remember 100%) Why don't you call ONS before you test just to clarify? Maybe someone who did this more...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  20. Voluntary Euthanasia
    BTDT, I'm sorry you had to do that. We had to do that for a grandmother that I dearly loved. It was one of the hardest things in the world, but she was suffering. I'm dealing with some serious...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    I am going to a state university program. There is no clinical and there are no pre-reqs like calculus, chemistry, etc. I went to a diploma program; I was accepted and went right into the nursing...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Celebrities and their "special" care
    What is a "MOW"? Many years ago I was working at a small community hospital, and we got an admission who supposedly was an Oscar and Grammy winning singer/songwriter. We were give explicit...
    Sep 22
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  23. Why nurses eat their young????
    Cosmopolitan, baby! Or perhaps just the classic gin/vodka tonic. Hmmm...now I'm craving a cosmo. It's 5:00pm somewhere, isn't it?
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    ​There are things worse than death, and Kelly Ripa is one of them. Although I must grudgingly give her props for supporting ovarian cancer.
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Voluntary Euthanasia
    After what I have been through with cancer and the consequences I've suffered due to treatment, it's what I would want if my condition deteriorates. I don't think my parents could bear that though,...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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