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  1. What is it with nurses showing up late!
    Being tardy is my #1 pet peeve. It's rude and disrespectful. It says, "my time is more important than yours, and I don't give a crap what you might have going on in life." 45 minutes late?! With...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. To tell or not to tell!
    Unless one of your co-workers is blatantly bringing harm to a patient, mind your own business. When people do wrong it usually catches up with them eventually, your intervention not required. You're...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. How long before being charge nurse?
    On my unit I was put in charge around six months after I was off orientation. One very brief on the fly night of "training" the night before and then thrown into it the next next night. They...
    Mar 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Embracing Night Shift
    I have worked nights for a year and a half now, and while I do believe that they are starting to take their toll and I feel exhausted a lot even on my days off, there are pros. We have 24 hour/day...
    Mar 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Tolerance and acceptace of gay nurses and patients
    I don't have any gay co-workers (that I know of), but I've had several gay patients and for some reason a few nurses who have given me report on these patients feel the need to mention that they are...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Text messages from nurse manager
    Not rude at all. I get group texts occasionally from the manager and calls from staffing as well, asking people to come in because someone called off and they are short. Not my problem. I worked my...
    Dec 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. I HATE bedside nursing
    It's not just you honey, bedside does suck. I told myself I would stay 3-5 years; long enough to get enough experience to never have to go back, and work on my BSN at the same time. As soon as I have...
    Dec 10, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    Too many tasks, and not enough staff in which to cut down on the nurse/patient ratios. When I have 3 or 4 patients, I feel that I can mostly provide good to excellent care and be attentive. Give me...
    Dec 2, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Night Shift Dulls your brain
    I don't know, at least for me I know I can think better and sharper at night because it's slower paced (usually) and there are less people around. My brain does not do well in chaotic environments,...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. What are the top 5 medications YOU administer daily?
    HEPARIN diluadid percocet/norco/vicodin lipitor pepcid valium/robaxin colace/senna ancef/rocephin
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Compassion do you deal?
    I hate to say it but, during my shifts I remind myself at the end of the day, it's just a job. I do the very best I can, I am polite and respectful. But I refuse to let these people railroad me and...
    Oct 31, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. why do nurses gossip and belittle eachother?
    To answer the original question: I think it's because nursing is a high stress job with often a lot at stake and too little help. We grow frustrated, so we take it out on the nearest targets -- each...
    Oct 29, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. What age of patient's are the most difficult for you?
    Do we work in the same place? Good lord. On that note, if I even have the audacity to walk in 30 sec "late", off with my head! I get to the point where I just tell myself it's a job, and it will...
    Oct 29, '14
    Forum: Patient Education
  14. What age of patient's are the most difficult for you?
    Patients in their 30's and 40s. Blech. They seem to be the least receptive and most entitled/whiny. Give me a pleasantly confused 80 year old any day.
    Oct 29, '14
    Forum: Patient Education
  15. Why did you become a nurse?
    I'm young and needed to support myself. Also, my ADN was extremely cheap. If anyone has a problem with nurses going into it for the money, they are welcome to come and pay my bills for me. ;) ...
    Oct 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. ACLS requirement
    I was hired as a new grad at a hospital without one. I've been at my job for a year and I'm just now doing my ACLS through the hospital at their expense.
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Voluntary Euthanasia
    Would I euthanize someone? Damn right I would if that's what they wanted, and I hope someone would do the same for me. It's a damn shame it's not legal.
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Confront or do a slow burn!
    eh, butt out.
    Sep 15, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. whats the main cause of stress that RN goes through at work?
    Where to begin... 1. ratios. On my floor it's 5:1, and IMO too high. A more reasonable load if you expect me to get everything done in a safe and timely manner would be 3:1 or 4:1 MAX. Also, add...
    Sep 14, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
    I've been on nights for almost one year now, and to be honest, I have never fully gotten used to it. The first month I lost like 5lbs because I didn't know how to eat at night, and when I would come...
    Sep 14, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Starting to find some aspects degrading
    Thanks everyone for your posts. The interaction that actually prompted my original post, I was able to resolve in a satisfying manner and I ended up having a really excellent rapport and time with...
    Aug 26, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Starting to find some aspects degrading
    I've been a nurse for almost a year, and I think burnout has hit me hard. I'm also finding certain aspects of the job degrading. I don't mean wiping up poop or vomit or blood, or turning a little old...
    Aug 22, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. No more 12 hour shifts?
    Well hopefully I will be out of bedside nursing before this comes to fruition. I kind of hate 12 hour shifts because after the 8 hr mark I do NOT give hoot anymore. I work nights. My body is taxed by...
    Aug 14, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Unsure of wanting kids
    I'm 26 and not sure if I'll ever have kids. It's not something I'm actively interested in as part of my life. I have plans for more education, travel, and eventually marriage or at least a long-term...
    Jun 29, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. career advice needed for a introvert pls
    I'm an introvert as well. As a nurse it IS exhausting to have to be surrounded by people -- mainly family members who get up in your face with 1,000 questions at a time. I actually don't mind one to...
    Jun 14, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice

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