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  1. Playing to my strengths - sometimes having "job ADD" isn't always a bad thing!
    It is nice to see management noticing and appreciating someone going above and beyond their job duties.
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. So, when are you going to get your RN?
    I am a happy LPN working in a clinic. If I went back to school to become an RN I would not be able to continue in my current job; which I love. Never say never, but right now I am staying right...
    May 19, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. The Sad Nurse Speaks
    As a former LTC nurse and a lifelong cat lover and owner you have my deepest sympathies.
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. LTC-I want report and count at beginning of my shift
    I used to have the same issues when I worked LTC and it always surprised me. When my shift was over I was more than happy to give report, count narcs and get the heck out of there! :yes:
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. accused of bullying....
    Managers shouldn't even take complaints seriously when not one example can be made. I have been in your position and it's very difficult to defend yourself when you aren't even being told what you...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. How do you handle the everyday stress of a nurse?
    I have been doing much better at leaving work at work; it isn't always easy but it makes all the difference. I also exercise, eat well and have a wonderful husband and friends. Oh, and a beer isn't...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. How do you manage to get to work in snow storms ?
    I live in snowy Minnesota and have never missed a day to work due to snow. Often I make it when coworkers who live closer cannot make it in. I think nurses owe it to their patients and fellow staff...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is this the norm everywhere? Should I turn & run the other way?
    Evidently not slight of hand enough...:uhoh3: Wow; that is scary. As far as policy compared to what actually goes on; that isn't uncommon. If I roomed every patient ( I work in a clinic) the way...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. To the nurses: Can you be a great nurse if you're very shy?
    I am naturally introverted, but 20 years of nursing has made me much more outgoing. You have to be willing to speak up and advocate for your patient and be able to effectively communicate with your...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. You know you've been a nurse for too long when..........
    I understand too. I lost my Mom after a 3 month battle with metastatic liver CA. She went from being an independent 82 year old lady who no one believed was even 80 to a woman who looked every day...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. My nurse looks like a zombie
    Reminds me of a comment on the last Press Ganey survey..."the nurse looked tired." Seriously?? If that is your biggest complaint I guess we are doing something right.
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. What are your tricks for leaving work at work?
    It has gotten easier over the years. I used to run everything through my head all the time and let it keep me awake at night. But these days if I did everything to the best of my abilities while on...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Baffled
    A few years ago my husband was in the ER; sick as a dog but very much able to speak for himself. I accompanied him and added a couple times to the consult with the ER doc but for the most part sat...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Should a gay male LPN reveal his sexual orientation...
    I have always avoided personal questions; simply because they lead to more personal questions. I am happily married and childfree by choice and some people cannot understand a nurse not wanting to be...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Nurses please try to look a little more polished at work
    That does bother me too. We do have that policy in our dress code but it is not enforced.
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. One of the most frustrating things about nursing
    A wise NP once told me we can't care more about the patients getting better than the patients care themselves.
    May 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Spending time with your partner...
    Husband (not a nurse) and I get lots of time together as he works M-F and I have day hours being an office nurse. When I worked shift work I did nocs as opposed to PM so we could have evenings...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. Any tips with smells? Please!!!
    I am fortunate to not have much of a sense of smell; probably due to years of allergies. Even when an oder is particularly bad it just doesn't really bother me. If something is getting to me I do...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Heartbroken. Ball was dropped BIG TIME. Advice?
    I am so sorry for your loss and the manner in which it was handled. I certainly hope you and your family pursue this; it sounds like this facility needs to examine how they do things. Contacting...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Watchers vs. Doers
    It seem the longer someone is a watcher the less chance they will ever again be a doer. My current manager loves to tell stories of her former doer career, but she certainly doesn't seem to truly...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Please help me LPN's or former LPN's...
    1. How long were you or have you been an LPN? 19 years 2. Where did you attend school? At a Technical College in Minnesota 3. Where did you or do you currently practice and in what area of...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Behaviors you've learned to lose when at work.
    I know exactly what you mean! When I am busy I must look like I am ready to bite someone's head off. I have even heard comments in reviews about it. It's taken a while but I have finally, hopefully,...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Pet Rat Visiting - Nurses Creeped Out!
    I think rats are adorable; but I am weird that way. :lol2:
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Going to work with a broken heart...
    My thoughts are with you regarding whatever you are going through. I have found work can be a refuge when struggling with difficulties in your personal life. At least you have 8 or 12 hours that you...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Okay, why do ER nurses think they're so cool?
    ER nurses are cool. :coollook: Anyone who can stay cool, calm and collected in emergencies are way cool. I am an office nurse; who no one thinks is cool. But I could care less. :D
    May 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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