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  1. The culture of AN
    People need to grow thicker skin and realize that not everyone is going to agree with you and as long as it is respectfully done it is okay. I did not read the entire thread but I think announcing...
    Sep 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. A male perspective
    I think your success as a trucker has jacked up your perspective. While I know truck drivers can pull that much money (my brother and uncle make great money truck driving), the vast majority of...
    Sep 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Anyone ever said something completely dumb because they were really nervous?
    I have a bad habit of telling discharged patients "see you later!" That can come across morbid, depending on the situation.
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Chances of getting into CRNA school after failing out of an ADN program?
    You know what? I'm over this thread. I feel like I am talking to a brick wall. Everything we have said hasn't gotten through at all and quite frankly, I am getting annoyed. It is clear you want to do...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  5. Chances of getting into CRNA school after failing out of an ADN program?
    Once again you are missing the point. She not only blatantly lied to the NM who was gracious enough to give her the opportunity to start off in the icu, she also disrespected the unit by using them...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  6. Help me feel better about this - Full time 8 hour nights
    Not going to lie. 8-hour per day and 5 days per week is rough on any shift, but especially nights. I would stay on for about six months and then ask your manager if you could switch to 12-hour...
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. My good friend is a 'witch' at work
    Sorry, but my mother has a daughter with borderline personality disorder, severe anxiety, depression and a history of multiple hospitalizations and suicide attempts (who is now stable: me), a son...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. My good friend is a 'witch' at work
    I wouldn't be friends with a witch who ate the young in the first place... Don't engage in her conversations. When does start badmouthing and being rude to others, I would tell her to knock it...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Chances of getting into CRNA school after failing out of an ADN program?
    Well it seems like OP has already made up her/his mind It is clear that you only want to hear what you want to hear, not what you need to hear. If you can't get through an ADN program, what makes...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  10. Chances of getting into CRNA school after failing out of an ADN program?
    1 year is the bare minimum of experience that crna schools require and for good reason. At one year, a nurse is just barely competent in his or her roles an RN and the learning curve is steep. Most...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  11. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    I am a firm believer in karma. Usually, the cheaters crash and burn; I know my father did (and boy, he is still on fire! And not in a good way). I know what it is like to be the child in this...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. 4.0 in nursing school?
    You seem to think that if one isn't shooting for perfection, then they have a c=degree mentality. That is not always true. But twist my post however you like. I do not care.
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. 4.0 in nursing school?
    I think you misread my post. I am not saying that shooting for perfection is a bad thing, but being "devastated" by not getting 100s is counterproductive and, in severe cases, could lead to failure....
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. 4.0 in nursing school?
    This is going to sound harsh but if you continue on with this mentality, you will not make it. I say this as a senior nursing student (last semester!) who had to retake a class due to anxiety. And...
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    Someone is out of touch with reality... In at-will states, employers can terminate workers whenever without cause. As far as I'm concern, the only reason I would stay at a place I hated for a year...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Is Job Hopping the Norm for Nurses?
    I think if pensions were the norm and not the exception, we would see less job hopping and more loyalty. As I have stated in other threads, as long as one doesn't burn bridges and always has a job...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Hey so young nurses, are we really making "that much"?
    Compared to many other college grads, I think new nurses make very good money. At my place of employement, new grads are required to work at 100% (40 hours) and usually nights for that first year of...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Feeling guilty about maternity leave
    Management doesn't care about screwing people over schedule-wise or calling people off when they just got to the parking lot. I would not feel guilty at all. I plan on using up as much leave hours as...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is it okay to tape record on my phone my patient's report?
    I'm shocked that you even have to ask this question, OP. NO. NO. NO. And NO.
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Pt ages
    Hard living usually ends in poor health. My grandmother was an alcoholic and smoked and gambled a lot in her youth. Doctors warned her that if she continued on with her drinking and smoking, she...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    I've seen wash rags come back from the washing company with pubic hair in them. Gross. And who is going to want to use a wash rag or pillow with old crap and blood stains on it? Those go in the...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Do you think nursing programs can benefit from more rigorous prerequisites?
    I think students need more clinical hours and less nursing theory/fluff. Unfortunately, due to liability reasons, students' opportunities for learning are extremely limited.
    Sep 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. New grad and struggling with it.
    I actually know a new grad hired in the float pool. I highly disagree with that practice. Every floor is different and a new nurse without that foundation and confidence will struggle. That being...
    Sep 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Disabled seems to have some new meaning!
    As pointed out earlier, most people on disability aren't living high off the hog. How can one fully enjoy life on 700-1200 bucks a month when one can make triple that working? I don't know about...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. What makes a COB crusty?
    Aw man...how on Earth did you guys survive???? Major props! I am not a "COB" (a little batty, at times ;) ) but I have talked to many seasoned nurses. Many remember times when it was not unusual...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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