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  1. You know you've been a nurse for too long when..........
    I get really excited over urine, like yellow straw-colored urine. I work on a post-heart cath floor and we do see a lot of acute renal failure due to IV contrast dye. And its too funny when my hubby...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Working opposite shifts from spouse...
    My husband works in a factory where he works a block schedule, meaning every 3 months he rotates 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts. He worked it out with his bosses so he can stay on nights for 6 mths at a...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I love management!!.....not
    thanks guys for all the happy thoughts. finally convinced dad to at least have the surgery so he will have that in a couple a weeks but still no radiation or chemo. and it has spread so now he...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I love management!!.....not
    Found out yesterday that my dad has stage 3 oral cancer. Will have to have surgery in the next 2 weeks with chemo and radiation for 3 months. Will have to have a feeding tube for supplemental...
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Had my first code today....
    It is SO different when you are a tech and being involved in the code versus being the RN and its your patient coding. Its a different feeling. You reacted fast as the nurse then you cared for the...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Nurses can cry too
    Like I said he was a COMPLETE DNR. The patient was alert and oriented x4 and he completely understood what was going on. He didn't ask for help, his family did. When he told me 'Ally, I am okay", he...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurses can cry too
    I have found that if you do not feel ANYTHING when someone passes, you may want to find another career. I am not saying to blubber or anything. You have to have some sympathy/empathy for the family...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurses can cry too
    I came on at 7p on Sunday night, first night of 3 in a row. Received report on a 79 yo male patient that had multiple issues: Heart cath found 5 vessel collapse except the LAD, possibly go for...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Overstimulated and man problems but I am a good nurse
    Oh and BTW he had the same problem all last week where his job was tremendously stressful and he needed to wind down after work and I let him. He finally understood what I meant by the 'winding down'...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Overstimulated and man problems but I am a good nurse
    I know its a little late but all the replies on here have been wonderful and very helpful. I do a lot of other stuff outside my job because it is just a job. My relationships with him and my family...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Overstimulated and man problems but I am a good nurse
    Now that schedule was the last 3 weeks and overtime is mandatory and that will end in 2 weeks. I usually have weekends off and my schedule really hasn't been bad, usually work 2 days at a time then a...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Overstimulated and man problems but I am a good nurse
    I work night shift on a very busy Interventional Cardiology floor. I have been a nurse for a little over a year and I am proud to say I am a darn good nurse and proud of it :) My schedule is crazy,...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. When did you decide nursing was for you?
    3 events in my life that kinda turned me to it: 1. My grandma was in a MVA and was still clutching the steering wheel and the air bags went off and snapped both thumbs, completely backwards...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Physical Abuse against Staff
    I was pinched and 'strangled' by a patient suffering from dementia. He didn't squeeze my throat hard, just 'holding' my throat while he sang church songs at 3 am. I got him to stop pinching me but...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Early burn out
    I have been a new nurse for less than a year and was a tech in CTVU for 4 yrs. I got burned out in my last semester in nursing school. All I did was breathe nursing! I was so tired of it! So tired of...
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Becoming C.N.A.....what kind of wages and best places to work...lexington/richmond...
    I work at St. Joseph's Main in Lexington and a second semester ADN nursing student at EKU. I have worked at SJH on nights for a year and am a CTVU SWAN (nursing assistant/ward secretary). They have a...
    Oct 18, '08
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  17. Nursing student turned CNA???
    I did the same thing. I was enrolled this last Spring 2007 in Nursing School and failed out. I became a CNA over the summer and now I am enrolled again and it is such an eye opener. I have learned a...
    Sep 7, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Skill Test On Tuesday
    Ya know......we were never taught to change the diapers in class. I was actually taught that during orientation at my job.
    Sep 7, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. I'm an idiot
    Hi!! I was orientated on night shift and I hated it. It was my first CNA job. I went crying and told the staff coordinator that I quit (that's who hired me) and she tried me on second shift (2-10)....
    Sep 7, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. EKU Nursing Student
    Finally there are other EKU students. I have been telling other students about this website. I am in the 2 year program and graduate Spring 2008. Seems like eternity!! Its only the first week of...
    Aug 25, '07
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  21. KY nurses and students STAND UP. What part of KY are you from.
    Hello!! I am from Muncie, IN but currently live in Richmond and go to EKU for 2 year nursing program, first level student. I became CNA over the summer and can't wait to graduate.
    Aug 25, '07
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  22. EKU University
    I am currently in the 2 year nursing, first level student.
    Aug 25, '07
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  23. Describe Your State Test Experience
    Well my state test experience was great. We had to pick numbers to figure out who goes when. I was # 6 so I had to wait a few hours. I was very nervous. The 1st girl failed because she flunked the...
    Aug 25, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. How Much Was Your First Check As A CNA?
    My first pay check was the first week in June and it was $149 w/zero dependants. It was only 3 days of orientation. My first REAL pay check was $675 for 2 weeks. My base rate is $8.50 and $.75 for...
    Aug 19, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Tips for dealing with sights and smells
    I have been a CNA for almost 3 months and in the beginning I was sooooo scared of the smells, not so much the sights. I just hold my breath mostly. But when it comes to colostomy bags, VapoRub all up...
    Aug 19, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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