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  1. If you were a CNA did your job let you promote to LVN/LPN after school?
    I never saw that when I was working LTC. In fact, when I was a CNA, I trained CNA's who later became nurses and, therefore, my supervisors. I never had a problem with it and neither did any of the...
    Nov 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. I never would have thought of that...
    When I have a soiled brief in my hands, I can usually roll it a bit, and pull off my first glove over and around the soiled brief. The brief is now partially encapsulated in my turned out glove. Then...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Doing away with Scrubs
    Oh no! That makes me think of khakis and a polo shirt... :dead: And if I had to wear that, I would quit. I've seen this way too much as a uniform.
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Doing away with Scrubs
    You know, I can remember a time when waitresses and hairdressers wore uniforms... and the hairdressers, in particular, wore white like nurses. Oh, pooh... I'm just time traveling here :wavey: ...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    Awwwww!!!! Now, I'm sure there's a good explanation for all of it. Goodness knows, I've had my share of peculiar experiences. Is there a scientific reason? Probably. But until we get it all...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Weirdest thing...
    I once answered a call light wherein I found my resident with the end of the call cord shoved up her nose. She looked up at me and, in great earnest, declared, "My oxygen isn't working." :lol2:
    Oct 2
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. How do you say "diabetes"?
    I don't think so... Wilford Brimley Diabeetus Remix - YouTube :bored:
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How do you say "diabetes"?
    I pronounce it "dy-uh-beet-ez" or "dy-uh-beet-ees", depending on how much talking I'm doing and how it flows into the other words I'm saying. I also tend to pronounce it however my pt's pronounce...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Do you have (or are you) a bully queen of the ICU?
    Only because everyone keeps handing him the ladle.
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Do you have (or are you) a bully queen of the ICU?
    "She's loud and outspoken. Markedly unattractive and overweight, in her mid 40s, she describes herself as having been in the ICU "forever." She's large and in charge, and everyone knows better...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Do you have (or are you) a bully queen of the ICU?
    Oh, for Pete's sake! RNdynamic wasn't talking about anybody on this board! Why is everybody making this about themselves? Come on! The descriptors painted a picture of this nurse... and it...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Shady Nursing School Abruptly Closes Its Doors
    That's what I was saying. Not everyone knows about accreditation and The Slick Shady School of Nursing is counting on that. They are also counting on those individuals not to realize how much more...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Shady Nursing School Abruptly Closes Its Doors
    I think you have to consider to whom these colleges are advertising. I suspect they prey upon individuals with limited knowledge of how higher education works or resources in general. These people...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Is this how med pass is supposed to be?
    We have a Pyxis, a pharmacy and we also have an eMar and scanner. Yes, it is much much easier than you describe. Back when our MARs were paper, we still wrote home meds on there... why the heck...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    Oh, my lord!!!!! Wooh, I laughed so hard... my body made weird noises :eek: Then I started thinking about the avatar you made (soooo long ago) for Fomiiiiiite!!!! and I lost it even more...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    I'm so sorry, Klone. Yes, someday, you too will find yourself being the Grand Prize for the lucky nurse that gets to have pancakes with you! Yesssssss... someday, they will print your face on...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    Oh, please stop! Maybe a wee bit arrogant of administration to even think anyone would be delighted to have breakfast with them... :cautious: They must not not realize we spend most of our time...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. PDN shot and killed
    Has anyone worked for a home health agency that utilized bodyguards on occasion? I think that it's justified, especially if the nurse is heading into a sketchy area. My husband used to get hired...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    I'm GLAD they killed the PVT!!! Now, maybe... just maybe... we'll stop getting constant posts asking if it really works! :dead:
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Any other nurses with poor quality fingerprints?
    I do fingerprinting from time to time and it's part of my husband's business. People who do manual labor over many years are notoriously hard to read. Years of wearing down the prints, diabetic...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. 1 month into being a Med/Surg nurse. Help!
    WOW!!! What's this? A new nurse... overwhelmed... BUT IS WILLING TO HANG IN THERE AND NOT QUIT???? That's a breath of fresh air around here! Good for you to know you just gotta tough it out...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. Does anyone else have nursing nightmares while sleeping?
    Yep! I one had a dream where I worked a whole shift. That was it. It was truly like I had been working. I was distressed when I woke up because I felt like I had gotten no sleep! More often, I have...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. What do you carry with you/bring to work as a psych nurse?
    Yes, I do. I'm on a geri-psych unit and we get enough dressing changes, IV's and whatnot that carrying scissors and alcohol wipes is justified. I bring my own stethoscope and cuff because of all...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. At my wit's end...
    You've got some people "being stupid throughout the whole class". I'm not sure what you mean by this. If they are people who are not paying attention or putting forth effort to learn, well, it's...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. What do you carry with you/bring to work as a psych nurse?
    Stethoscope, cuff, pulse-ox (kept on my COW) Bandage scissors, penlight, highlighter and pen in my pockets Gum, coffee and water Some days I come in and I have all the dang finger-sticks, alcohol...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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