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  1. More strange baby names
    Well, I saw one today on a grown woman--Curvie Jones. Seriously. She had a nametag and everything.
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. I think I'm being used as a pawn
    I agree with you. Tread very carefully here. I would absolutely NOT go against this doctor's supervisor. Everyone is expendable, especially the brand new nurse. Fairly early in my career I got...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Do you tell people where you work?
    I do. I work for a non-profit that does foster care and placement of persons who have developmental disabilities. I've never had anyone make an unkind comment about my job.
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Do you like being a nurse?
    I love being a nurse, so much that I've been at it for 36 years! When I graduated *1977* I was fully prepared to go to work. In my program, we were taking full patient loads and running one side of...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Do you have any motivational nursing quotes?
    Not necessarily a nursing quote, but it's a favorite of mine and has gotten me through a lot of crises: "When you're going through hell, keep going..."--Winston Churchill
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is it illegal to say you're a med student if you are not in medical school?
    My nephew was "in nursing school" for 4 years. At least that's what *he* thought. He couldn't get his GPA above 2.4 and kept failing classes. The closest he ever got to a nursing class was Lamaze,...
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Blackout curtains
    I used tin foil, as well. You can mold it to the window so NO LIGHT gets out. And if you HOA nixes tin foil, get a piece of poster board, tape it over the window facing out, then cover the back with...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. what is the space on your neck called?
    My mom calls it you "goozle" :confused:
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Questions for Night Shift Nurses
    Here are the questions: 1. What is it like to work nightshift? It can be busy, even frantic, if you have a large caseload, are short-staffed, or a lot of admissions. Or it can be totally...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Foster Care Public Health Nurse
    No BSN. I have an ADN and a BS in education. And 36 yrs nursing experience, LOL
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  11. Foster Care Public Health Nurse
    I work for a non-profit that provides therapeutic foster care and placement for persons with developmental disabilities. I am the only nurse in the organization. I haven't been in the job very long,...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  12. Cuticle picking?
    I am a nail biter, have been since I was 15 months old, so my mother says. Nail biting and skin picking are self-soothing behaviors that are related to OCD. I know when I'm biting. i know it looks...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nursing and being a mother....
    I've been a nurse almost 36 years and a mother for much of that time . I have three children, 26, 19 & 17. My oldest son has severe learning disabilities and bipolar disorder and my youngest son is...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. ADN plus a previous 4 year degree
    This is my 36th year of nursing. I have a degree in Elementary Ed and an ADN. My non-nursing degree never stopped me from getting a job and on 3 occasions actually helped me get the job. I have been...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. My heart is just not in it...
    You know, every job I ever had just fell into my lap. Some might call it coincidence, I call it God's will. When it's right, it's right and everything falls into place effortlessly. So glad you found...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Attention All Nurses....
    I train and educate adults who care for children in foster care and developmentally disabled persons. There are over 100 persons in the company. I am the only nurse. The others have degrees in IT,...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. 12 hour shift
    I hated 12 hour shifts. I worked nights and I never got enough sleep. 12 hour shifts just exacerbated the fatigue. And then I had a 45 min drive home, in Atlanta rush hour traffic. I fell asleep at...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Moms who work 16 hour weekend shifts
    You'll figure it out. Everything in your life is going to change when the baby comes. You won't know exactly how until the baby comes. But a baby changes EVERYTHING. :yes:
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Moms who work 16 hour weekend shifts
    I think you need to really think loooooong and haaaaaard about this. If you're working a 16hr shift, that means you will be away from home for at least 17 hrs or more. You get home, you kiss the...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Almost passed out during clinicals!!
    When I was a very young nurse(about 21) I was doing evening care on a sweet LOL when a small mouse ran over my foot. I screamed and next thing I knew I was kneeling ON THE BED at my patient's feet...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Is this considered a burn out?
    Maybe not burn-out exactly, but it sounds like exhaustion and some dehydration. Points to you for sticking it out while the weenies snuck out. I hope they face disiciplinary action. I think if you...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Almost passed out during clinicals!!
    That other nurse is an idiot. There is no shame in passing out. In fact, it's not even a conscious act. Some peopled go their whole life and never pass out. Others pass out from time to time, and...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Telling The Truth: A Nurse Who Stutters
    Last year, my youngest son had a 24 minute seizure. When we carried him into the ER, he looked like he was dead. I never saw people leap into action like I did that night. Our nurse was fabulous, a...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Word of advice
    Have you sought out ANY therapy? Some of what you are experiencing is common to young nurses. ALL of us get that uneasy feeling of "What if I'm not good enough? What if I can't cut it?" And a LOT of...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What if we had to tell the real truth when asked about our weaknesses?
    "I have a lot of stress at home so I get really sleepy working the night shift. I know you won't mind if I curl up on one of those unoccupied patient beds for a 20 minute power nap. Can someone cover...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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