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  1. Fashionably Late for Work
    I bought a wind up alsrm clock with external bells on it and set it across the room when I first started working. My bedroom had linoleum on the floor and the house wasn't centrally heated. So when...
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    How tragic. I realize this happens to a lot of people, but it shouldn't.
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. You might not want to read this...
    It will be good for you to gain some experience first even if it is in Gerentology. At least you will have a foot in the door. After you gain around 12 most of experience, why don't you apply to...
    Mar 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. One of Our Own
    I was an EMT for 18 years and LPN. Unfortunately, I got very ill after becoming a nurse. I experienced a similar incident with my youngest daughter similar to yours, only she and I weren't the...
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...
    BTW, does anyone know if Glycerine82 finally gave the cat a bath? (from comments page 4) LOL Yes, here it is: HOW TO WASH A CAT 1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo...
    Mar 4
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  6. What was your first post? Do you remember
    Way too long ago, and has been absent from my mind a very long time. All I know is that I was a number 2 spotlight member back then and Nurse Mary, the assistant administrator visited me at the...
    Feb 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Too old? Too young?? Career? Question:)
    When I started working, I was 14 years old, and worked with horses. The business owner got reported, andI got my working papers. My next job was in a laundromat. What an awful hot job that was! From...
    Feb 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. The Sad Truth: Online Nursing Schools vs Traditional Schools
    My niece got her BSN from CSU.
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The Color of Mourning
    Beautifully written, and very appropriate. Especially since I recently lost a family member, and spoke to a CNA who was at the funeral home who cared for my close family member. Thank you.
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. “Have you seen the patient in 222 today? I have never seen her smile!”
    I became an LPN at age 55, so it's not too late for you.
    Feb 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. “Have you seen the patient in 222 today? I have never seen her smile!”
    I too remember these moments when I was a nurses aide. The sad, lonely looks on those poor peoples' faces inspired me to ask the head nurse for permission to create some activities for them so they...
    Jan 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    :roflmao::roflmao:Yep, that one is so ridiculous it's funny.
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Self-Care for Nurses during the Holidays
    With fibromyalgia I'm tired and sore, and sometimes I get pain during my glory days I volunteered, raised 2 girls, fixed my car again and again I worked 3 jobs, for income, in order to pay bills,...
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  15. Lessons on why not to "Assume" things.
    My records were transferred to this unit along with me. This is a physician training hospital and has an excellent reputation. When I did have the procedure, the instructor performed the procedure,...
    Dec 15, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Lessons on why not to "Assume" things.
    When I had my MI, I was transferred to a level 1 trauma center, then the docs kept canceling my tray. They couldn't make up their minds whether to perform open chest surgery or stent placement. This...
    Dec 14, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Sticks and stones...
    I used to get hurt or offended by some remarks aimed at me, but I soon learned that was only hurting me, so I began ignoring them or sometimes I would even joke about them, depending on what type of...
    Dec 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Lessons on why not to "Assume" things.
    Good job Allelez. Sounds like you are a conscientious nurse. Now for a personal experience that did not have a wonderful result, but thankfully, I had a good doc who caught the mistake. I was in the...
    Dec 3, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. What can you tolerate the least?
    Dried snot balls on walls. I once cleaned house for a woman who owned a store. She and her husband lived upstairs over the store. I left the snot balls on the wall in her room. For all I know, they...
    Nov 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What can you tolerate the least?
    Demanding visitors.
    Nov 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What can you tolerate the least?
    Self-seeking opportunists who want to grab your opportunity away from you.
    Nov 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What can you tolerate the least?
    I can't stand humidity. It makes me feel like I'm smothering.
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What can you tolerate the least?
    I once had a breast cancer patient with metastasis through the skin. It was all honeycombed, and had pus filled crevices in it. I felt so bad for the lady. Here's a photo of throat cancer.16496
    Nov 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    Yeah, right now the whole truth of the program is so flawed, that if we all knew it, there probably would be uprisings.
    Nov 14, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. What can you tolerate the least?
    mine. I don't mind others' nausea at all. :laugh:
    Nov 14, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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