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  1. So confused, help me out please. Pre-nursing
    The community college in my area has an Associate in Pre-Nursing program. It's not nursing school, it's all the prerequisites needed for transferring to a University to enter a BSN program. Maybe...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. An Unapologetic Reasoning On Why You Don't Want To Be A Nurse.
    You're absolutely correct. You wouldn't just take someone's word for it when buying a car - you have to test drive it to see if it's really worth it. Same thing with nursing.
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. An Unapologetic Reasoning On Why You Don't Want To Be A Nurse.
    Amen! I too, am not a people person, and must put on my "Nursey Face" when I go to work. I never felt "called" to nursing. I felt a need for a career where I could make decent money while...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Job offer, background check/drug screen done..then "crickets"
    I really wish employers had the consideration to let someone know they were rejected, much less the reasons why. I can understand if you have 100 people applying for the same position that it can be...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  5. Anyone been asked inappropriate interview questions?
    What in the world does this have to do with anything the OP was talking about? If you have such a bias against LTC nurses, perhaps it would do you some good to walk a mile in our shoes. Let me...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  6. So, as a nurse it's my #1 priority to serve your narcs on a platter...
    [QUOTE=Nola009;7913935] Hey, guess what? This is every SNF everywhere. And hospital. And clinics. Good luck. Deal with managing people's pain, demanding patients and doctors who throw pills...
    May 12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Bullied nurse. I quit. :(
    There's a difference between constructive professional criticism and bullying. Constructive criticism details what you did wrong, how you can fix it, and how to avoid it in the future. You learn...
    May 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. That certain odor on some patients and their visitors
    This is horrible! Have you considered making judgements of people by their personality and character instead of their looks? I'm a freaking atheist and I still completely agree with Jesus on this:...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Mental Illness Can Be Terminal
    This was intended to be some insight in the mind of the suicidal person. I'll be happy to tell my story about the realizations I had while coming out of that deep depression if you'd like. Much of...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. when patients are prescribed marijuana
    I've had a couple MS patients with authorizations. Family brought in food made with added cannabis, no smoking involved. We were able to D/C Ambien because they were able to sleep well as a result...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Mental Illness Can Be Terminal
    I chalk that up to the difference between sympathy and empathy, lots of people don't know the difference. I believe they mean well, but have no emotional interest in the issue. There's an...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Attire for interview
    Suits and (sensible) pumps for me too. I've never been turned down for a position I interviewed for when I wear them. Conservative is always the way to go for interviews.
    Apr 12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. Mental Illness Can Be Terminal
    Oh, that's awesome! I rarely check that section as I'm not a psych nurse. It's good to know that's there. Thank you for making that available.
    Apr 12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. Mental Illness Can Be Terminal
    Dentistry has the highest rate of suicide by occupation, right? According to the APA, studies show that occupation is not a predictor of suicide risk. In one study of suicide rates...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. Give me some hope...Is ANYONE happy being a nurse??
    Some people consider their job their "calling," but many of us wouldn't do this job if we weren't being paid to do it. It's just like any other job - if the work environment is pleasant and you work...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Marijuana and nursing
    My significant other is a police officer in WA state. They DO have a blood test that determines if someone is currently under the influence, or has smoked/ingested marijuana within the last few...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty
    It was an assisted living facility, so most of the residents had their own full size or larger beds in their rooms. This room belonged to a married couple, so they had a queen size in their room. ...
    Mar 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    I don't work in a clinic, but every time I've been to the doctor and c/o pain (I ask to see my chart), the nurse charts that I have x/10 pain, and just leaves it at that. That's just part of the...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    As far as expletives are concerned, when I'm quoting a patient, I always use the exact words they said. I don't use asterisks or blanks, because the patient did not state "B- asterisk- asterisk-...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty
    I caught an aide sleeping IN A PATIENT'S BED once. Who does that? Apparently, she'd been disappearing for hours at a time, and we finally found out where she was going. So many things wrong with...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. no show no call
    Eek! That sounds like a crappy facility all around. To management of a lot of LTC facilities, nurses are basically expendable licenses with a pulse. If you won't take their crap, someone else will,...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What a story!
    I worked in a dementia care unit for a while. I had a group of moderately functional residents who were convinced they were on vacation and asked to be shown their "hotel rooms" before they went...
    Mar 22
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  23. Doctor resigning after explosive incident
    Throwing things? I'd call the cops and press charges for assault. That's just me though, I can understand why others wouldn't. But nobody's throwing things and threatening me without consequences.
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Nurse!!!  Nuuuurrrrsssse!!!!
    I had a patient who screamed "Waitress! Waitress!" any time they needed something. To be fair, it was usually "My coffee is cold! I want it taken off my bill!"
    Mar 22
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Unsafe, possibly illegal situation at my workplace
    You are following the direct orders of a physician. The MD is who delegates the care to you. As far as there being an RN, I worked in an assisted living facility at one point where the care manager...
    Mar 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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