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  1. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    By implying the newer nurse is better, smarter and works harder.
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Knitting during class: ok or not?
    You would be invited to leave my class. If you need to have your hands moving, take notes.
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Scared to start nursing school
    Best thing I did for my peace of mind, was buy software for APA; I liked PERRLA, just type into it, it asks you for data then formats it for you. Had to use the book for some stuff, but the...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Mantra?... Whats yours??...
    "Jesus died for him too". Brings me back to we all have shortcomings and faults, just not always on display. I have also used "I love my job" and "this too shall pass". But not on enema days,...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  5. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    No, we don't ignore the fact that newbies have families and lives. But the fact remains, some schedules are more desirable than others, and bluntly, using them to retain someone who has demonstrated...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    I've gotten grilled on stuff during phone report to the floor from the ED; I have actually had to say "if you would let me finish, you would get all of that in order, without making me miss something...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. God Hates Nurses Now
    On many threads, liberated feels the need to respond negatively to any mention of God or faith, always under the guise of mockery or sarcasm. So no, not lighthearted despite the lol; once possibly,...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. I do not want to give up.
    Sent you a PM. No, I am not a recruiter! Our BON asks if we have worked a certain number of hours in the past 2 years, but don't know how that works for a new license.
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Going from Adult ER to all populations ER
    Great advice so far. Also, remember to talk to the kid directly. Kids hate being talked over as though they can't hear you. Even toddlers can point to where it hurts. If they are shy I ask a...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. I only held his hand
    ya did good!
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Does anybody else feel guilty about calling off?
    Early years in my career, yeah, I felt guilty. Would never have dreamed of using sick leave for anything but being really sick. "Mental health days" were unheard of. I've dragged myself in with...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. "Two-yearitis"
    Why am I still here? ahh, because I want to be? I enjoy and am fulfilled by what I do? Because admin holds zero/none/nada/zip interest for me?
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nursing Student needing advice... What am I  doing wrong?
    If you search it, I posted in a thread called "test anxiety" some more techniques about destressing during an exam. Soprano gave you some really good advice.
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Proud to be in scrubs??
    OR, ICU, CCU and ED are provided with scrubs at my hospital. But in the ED, very few of us wear the hospital ones, they don't fit well and rarely have the right sizes on the cart. We have people in...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Rules for Triage
    I did have a twofer that counted, the toddler was okay but the infant was admitted with severe RSV. Don't complain and put down the daughter/son that has been catering to your multiple needs, and...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    After all, you are supposed to be overjoyed he is working there, and covering all those empty shifts!:banghead:
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Miss Manners for Nurses
    I would never have dreamed of calling my professors anything other than Dr. or Mrs., depending on their status. Yet in my school, everyone is on a first name basis. I don't maintain a huge formal...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. My PT called 911
    Long wait in the front, mom left with her daughter and called for an ambulance, then went out front and told the triage nurse "I told you I'd get her in!"
    Oct 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. New Educator
    Don't take it personally when you tell people over and over how to write a paper, your expectations, what to do.... and have at least 3 get it wrong and want to know why you didn't tell them that...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  20. Scared to start nursing school
    It isn't that nursing school is so "bad", it's just a different paradigm, a way of thinking, and answering questions. The toughest thing for me was wrapping my mind around a different method of...
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. "Two-yearitis"
    Benner is my favorite theorist. I often feel behind the curve, there is always so much new stuff to keep up on and with. I sometimes think my newer nurses are more up to date, my CEUs don't...
    Oct 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. "She'll put your butt in a nursing home."
    I looked a mom in the face and told her "please don't use me to threaten your child with! I am not going to do that and all you are doing is setting the kid up to be afraid of doctors and nurses,...
    Oct 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Cyclic vomiters (drive me up the wall)
    We had one CVer that was so non-compliant, along with many other needy behaviors, that we would actually turn off the water in the sink in her room. She died, likely of hyponatremia, but they didn't...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Do Med Surg / Tele RNs still get hired into ER?
    shoot, we're so short we're hiring new grads.... be glad to get some medsurg nurses
    Oct 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Proud to be in scrubs??
    Good heavens, NewYorker! I'm 6 foot and have to search and pay extra to get pants long enough! I like my scrub pants, lightweight and easy care when I travel out of the country; with a regular...
    Oct 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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