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  1. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Oh no! That is terrible! I love Esme. She is a sweetheart. Hope she gets better soon!
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. "Nursing is my fallback plan"...for medical school
    Problem with nursing being a back up is that nursing does not prepare one for medical school. In fact, one classmate I know was interested in med school and talked to the college of medicine and...
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Does anybody else feel guilty about calling off?
    This is why nursing will never be a true profession. A true professional isn't berated for using sick days at his or her own discretion.
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. ICU pay differential?
    Yes. The union might have affected some type of differential. The union might have an effect on the type of differential.
    Oct 19
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Quitting the profession
    We were talking about this in my class. About 30% leave the profession in their first year. Yikes.
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    I think it needs to be stated that rotating is awful especially within the same week. I have seen many new grads and a few of the other less senior nurses get screwed over having to work a day shift...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. ATI exit exam
    7%? What? My school used to do kaplan but then switched ati. I have no idea why as I don't think ati is as close to the nclex style of questions as Kaplan. My school allows retake. How many, I am...
    Oct 15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    Not going to lie: I hate night shift. I've worked nights as a sitter and an aide it is rough. I don't mind working weekends and holidays, but the graveyard shifts are a killer. However, I realize...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. ATI exit exam
    So I have to take the ATI exit exam in a couple of weeks, and I am extremely overwhelmed and nervous. I have not idea what to do. I have going over NCLEX questions and I have used some of their...
    Oct 14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Don't be Judgmental!
    Judging is normal. It is human nature.
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. "Two-yearitis"
    I've heard it this way: 1 year to become competent, 2 to become confident and 5 to become an "expert." So I guess that goes in line with your post in that 2-year nurses start becoming very confident...
    Oct 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurses Who Don't Want to be Nurses
    I find it incredibly obnoxious when pre-nursing students try to act as gatekeepers of professions they are not even a part of and try to question seasoned nurses about their reason for being in the...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Nurses Who Don't Want to be Nurses
    Nursing seems to have this "martyr" complex where intentions and motivations are questioned by complete strangers. You don't hear about other professions questioning people's motivations, why should...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Graduating in 3 months, should I find work as a CNA
    At this stage of the game, you should be looking at RN postings, not CNA jobs. If you wanted to work as a tech, you should've have applied a year or two ago, but what's done is done. At my employer,...
    Oct 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. 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
  16. 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: Men in Nursing
  17. 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
  18. 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: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  19. 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: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  24. 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: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  25. 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


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