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  1. Q+A piece: Men in Nursing and why there are no grants for men pursuing nursing school
    When I was a female in a male dominated profession (electrical engineering), there was a complete pressure to prove myself. I had to meet or exceed the standards of my male counterparts. I never...
    Jul 17, '08
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  2. Why are others nurses rude to agency nurses
    I completely agree with this. The first hospital I worked as a new grad (staff of course) treated all nurses like crap. Of course when you're in it, you don't think that way. You just think I hate...
    Jul 3, '08
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  3. Ethical Dilemmas of Agency Nursing
    Wow. Sorry but I couldn't disagree with you more. An agency nurse is still a nurse and a nurse's first priority is the wellbeing of his/her patient. OP, I applaud you for advocating for your...
    Jul 3, '08
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  4. Just  Another Code
    What a compelling, beautiful, and sensitive narrative. Thank You.
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Phenergan Supp given to toddler; child dies
    Frankly that is what I was thinking too.
    Jun 25, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Are all floor nurses rude to ER nurses?
    Well you know, I'm not talking about all nurses... just ICU at my current facility. First, they don't have to take stepdowns, so when I'm calling_ they only have one other sick patient. Secondly,...
    Jun 8, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. New ED nurses who "know it all"
    When I was orienting in a very busy level 1 trauma SICU (that had open-heart, trauma, ventrics, IABP, CVVH, blah blah blah), my preceptor and I had, AT WORST, 2 unstable patients. All days are not...
    Jun 1, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. New ED nurses who "know it all"
    I think it varies according to facility. Most facilities that I have worked at in this area do not allow nurses to do art sticks... neither ICU nor ED. The few places that I have worked at that...
    Jun 1, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. New ED nurses who "know it all"
    Are nurses allowed to do art sticks for ABGs where you are?
    Jun 1, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. New ED nurses who "know it all"
    Personally, I think previous experience is not necessary for ICU but I think it's absolutely necessary for ER.
    May 30, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Best & Worst Excuses for Not Taking Report?
    I give a lot of leeway to med-surg nurses as they do have 5+ pts and I know it can be hectic. BUT, as a long time ICU RN, I have no patience for the ICU nurses at my facility. They don't take...
    May 30, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. EW! Hospital Worker admits to performing oral sex on post operative patient
    That's what I was thinking. Or sexual assault at the very least.
    May 30, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Are all floor nurses rude to ER nurses?
    I just switched to ER nursing about 3 mos ago. When I take patients to the ICU I don't take any crap from the occasional jerk... as I was myself an ICU nurse for 4 yrs and know exactly how to...
    May 29, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. EW! Hospital Worker admits to performing oral sex on post operative patient
    That is RAPE!
    May 27, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Becoming an NP with little to no nursing experience??
    Sorry, hun, I wasn't in any way referring to your comments. I was directly speaking to the post that I will now quote verbatim; "As someone with no intention of working as a bedside RN , I feel...
    May 24, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  16. Becoming an NP with little to no nursing experience??
    Sorry, hun, I wasn't in any way referring to your comments. I was directly speaking to the post that I will now quote verbatim; "As someone with no intention of working as a bedside RN , I feel...
    May 24, '08
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. Becoming an NP with little to no nursing experience??
    I'm sorry but the problem here is that you are essentially a new grad who's been accepted to graduate school. Your opinions are not based on your own primary experience since you do not have bedside...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  18. Becoming an NP with little to no nursing experience??
    I'm sorry but the problem here is that you are essentially a new grad who's been accepted to graduate school. Your opinions are not based on your own primary experience since you do not have bedside...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. Becoming an NP with little to no nursing experience??
    You must not need to learn advanced assessment, critical thinking or time management skills ... or see complexe and rare cases through either... because those are all skills a bedside nurse hones...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  20. Becoming an NP with little to no nursing experience??
    You must not need to learn advanced assessment, critical thinking or time management skills ... or see complexe and rare cases through either... because those are all skills a bedside nurse hones...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. What kind of orientation should I be receiving
    You know I am also orienting to the ED. My previous experience is 4 yrs ICU. I have been orienting for about 3 weeks (only 2 shifts a week, though). For me the whole taking care of more patients...
    Apr 23, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Tips For Human Beings Entering Nursing
    For Janet, the time during which she had to live under such negative scrutiny was precious time spent suffering the intolerance of others. Let's challenge ourselves to never let it happen again. ...
    Apr 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Heart Association: Hands-only CPR works
    One of the docs I work with at clinic is a retired cardiologist who founded the whole cardiac surgery program at the local open heart hospital. Today he told me he's read all the studies and even...
    Apr 3, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Co-sleeping?
    We haven't been able to get our 6 y/o out of our bed yet. Overall I'm glad we did it ... but I will say it didn't help our private intimate time... if ya know what I mean!
    Apr 2, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Heart Association: Hands-only CPR works
    :lol2::lol2::lol2: I haven't laughed this much in a while :lol2::lol2::lol2:
    Apr 2, '08
    Forum: Nursing News


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