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  1. Top 5 Do's Top 5 Dont's
    Don't: -Let your patients be lazy or noncompliant to make your day go more smoothly. -Be afraid you're going to annoy a doctor if there's an issue you think hasn't been addressed appropriately,...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Letting very young children see a dying patient
    The situation may be traumatic for the child, yes, but the alternative is to not allow someone to say goodbye to their mom or dad. I dated a guy whose dad died when he was young, and he was not...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Recurrent dreams about work.
    I have dreams with all the beeping alarm sounds everywhere. Sometimes I'm in a hospital, but sometimes I'm just in random places hearing alarms. I've had a dream about an IV pump alarm going off that...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Why are hospital television documentaries okay?
    Never!!
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Why are hospital television documentaries okay?
    I understand how having a patient sign a release gets around HIPAA. However, having a camera crew around seems like it could create several opportunities to impede patient care. The crew has got to...
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Poor RN professional conduct
    I saw the part about unprofessional behavior. You mentioned this, and then launched into a diatribe about your coworkers eating and drinking at the desk, but mentioned no other behaviors. Hence, my...
    Jul 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Poor RN professional conduct
    ALL of the trials and tribulations that come with being a nurse, and you're complaining about coworkers who eat and drink at the desk?
    Jul 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. If we had a conservative nurses forum
    Interrupting and not listening to others isn't a liberal OR conservative thing. It's just a person thing. People tend to do that when they're talking about a topic that they have a strong opinion on....
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. If we had a conservative nurses forum
    The government providing its citizens with access to health insurance is a far cry from meeting all our physical needs. A lot of the people who benefit from the ACA are employed, and did not have...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Is nursing school worth it?
    Something to think about... An ADN might feel like a step backwards, since you already have a bachelor's degree. But it's really not, you still have your other degree, and you're putting more...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Unsure of wanting kids
    I was also really unsure of whether or not I wanted to be a parent. Then, I got pregnant on accident and found out that I was, actually, elated about becoming a mom, only to lose my baby at 10.5...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Career change to Nursing...not interested in Clinicals, should I continue?
    It sounds like you have decent benefits...you will not get anywhere close to five weeks vacation as a nurse. Two is standard, and keep in mind that you don't get any regular holidays off when you...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Why the NP degree will be the next MBA with 7 simple, quick reasons
    Yeah, maybe everyone should have plans to better themselves in some way. But, since becoming an NP requires an advanced degree, and comes with an elevated level of responsibility, those who seek to...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  14. does this sound extremely unsafe or is this typical??
    I might be the odd one out, but I don't think it's particularly unsafe. I've worked in places both with and without tele techs, and I prefer to interpret my own strips and be responsible for that...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  15. Culture
    Emt2brn made a valid suggestion. If you want to be a nurse one day, not only would it be in your best interest to avoid looking for an easy way out, but to also grow a thicker skin, and not become...
    Jun 30
    Forum: World Nursing
  16. What would help you love your job?
    I love my job. I am lucky enough to work in a unit where staffing ratios are taken seriously, although this does mean occasionally nurses are asked to come in on a day off to help cover when a...
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. First Clinical Jitters
    Here is my tip: don't forget about the CNAs, they can be a very valuable resource, and teach you things that will save you loads of time, and make your job much easier in the future. A nurse doesn't...
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Scrub the Hub
    I never forget to pull down my pants BUT I have forgotten to flush the toilet before. Either that, or someone breaks into my house to use the bathroom occasionally. 😳
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nurse Neglect/Abuse?
    As an RN, I understand the inclination to take complaints made about nurses with a grain of salt. However, I don't understand why the first post struck such a nerve. The OP's husband wasn't being...
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Given a warning
    To the people saying it was probably the OP's tone...the OP got in trouble for saying he/she had to take care of other patients, not for being rude about it. Maybe the patient wouldn't have...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Nursing judgement in dealing with difficult patients.
    Your manager may support you now, but if something happens to a patient while they're outside smoking you'll be the one to blame. If the manager really agrees with this practice, then policies should...
    May 30
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. Anti-Intellectualism in Nursing
    I think people would feel a little differently about advancing their education if they were compensated adequately for having done so. I've never heard of someone making more than $1/hr for having a...
    May 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. Almost lost my cool at work
    I don't like to think of it as losing my cool, I prefer to see it as setting my cool aside for a minute to get my point across.
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Scrub the Hub
    You probably have forgotten and didn't realize it.
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How important is your 'look' as a nurse
    The problem with this topic is that each of us probably has a different idea about what being overweight is.
    May 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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