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  1. "She'll put your butt in a nursing home."
    That happened to me a lot when I worked in urgent care. Parents would tell their kid that I was going to give them a shot if they didn't act right. Truthfully, in urgent care we rarely gave shots...
    Oct 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Did you attend your RN-BSN graduation?
    I will be graduating from my RN-BSN program in December. The graduation is in April. Hell yes I will be there, and I'm taking my husband and kids with me and making a mini vacation out of it. Like...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. Anyone ever said something completely dumb because they were really nervous?
    When I worked in urgent care, we always asked the female patients when was their last period. I started becoming a little nervous about how to ask the ones in the 50-55 year old group. Some would...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Why do we hate admissions?
    I don't mind an admission if it comes before 0200. After that, I'd almost rather wait until morning to get MD orders instead of waking the doctor up. The patient comes up tired and cranky, in pain,...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Pearson Vue Trick "Bad Pop Up"
    I mean this in the most sincere way possible. If your state BON posted your license is as active, who cares what the pop up said? You are an RN, you passed and that's what matters. Congrats.
    Sep 19
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. What kind of shift report was that?
    What is the funniest/worst/quickest (any adjective) shift report you've received? I was just thinking about one I got a few years ago when I worked in the nursing home that covered all three of the...
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. You know you're tired when...
    Answered my cell phone, "nurses station, may I help you?" You know how you can turn off the patient's call light in their room by pusing the button on the wall? I pushed the "button" on my...
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Help me feel better about this - Full time 8 hour nights
    Full time 8 hour shifts on nights was so hard for me. All I did was work, sleep, and be crabby. I survived 4 months. When a 12 hour weekend program position became available, I applied for it and...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    When I was an LPN and I worked agency (early-mid 2000's), I'd often go to a certain nursing home that was a kind of a dump. It was not fancy, very basic, they passed meds with something dietary sent...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    Just makes me wonder because people will weigh the benefits of taking a job that pays $3.00/hr. more when you basically have to put up with the same crap at every job eventually.
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    I was wondering, would any of you be more satisfied with your jobs and the stuff that comes along with it if you were paid more? I feel appreciated by my employer once a year when I get a raise, and...
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Me......Me....Me : A Sense of Entitlement
    This weekend I had a patient tell the PCA that she paid her salary. The PCA (a mature woman) held it together without flinching, even told her "no wonder I haven't seen a raise, I've been talking to...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    Exactly dusky. I've known of that too. Be discreet. In a perfect world, married couples would honor their vows and live happily ever after. But we don't live in a perfect word. I take my my vows...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Family members recording nurses doing pt teaching
    I don't know if our hospital has a policy on recording discharge instructions. I work night shift and I never discharge patients. I would not like my image recorded either, I don't like the way my...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    When my husband first started out his teaching career, his principal said every year at staff orientation "Don't have a honey where you make your money." Yet it never failed every year, some teacher...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Things that make you go hmmm....
    MD order for an "adult toy" for a 78 yo. female non-ambulatory, total care nursing home resident. I understand, we got MD orders for a nightly glass of wine or can of beer, whatever it takes to...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Things that make you go hmmm....
    Unfortunately, I think this might be common in LTC. I had several residents (male and female) who had fascinations with a spoon and their anus.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Reapplying to a facility you've previously been let go from...
    I would never go back to a facility that terminated me.
    Sep 12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. Pay for parking?
    I've never imagined such a thing. As far as I know, parking is free at most hospitals in my area for patients and staff.
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Too much stuff behind ID badge!!
    It autocorrected it because your phone knows the truth, lol.
    Sep 11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Full Moon
    I didn't experience latest one, but full moons never get by our unit. It's like the patients see something shining outside their windows and say "what's that I see? A full moon? My nurse doesn't look...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    I agree Esme. Which is why I said "don't get me wrong, I'd question anyone of any religion." In this case she happened to be Jehovah's witness. And it was more like she felt her religion was better....
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    I did work with a woman (not in my nursing career) who was Jehovah's Witness, and we got along well. We went to lunch, and would sometimes do things together outside of work. As time went on, I...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Do you ever wonder about what it would be like to meet or speak to other members?
    Lol @ our nametags with our usernames on them. And those we can identify by their color coded or brightly printed scrub tops. Would we be able to point out the crusty old bats? There are quite a...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. museum for psych rotation
    I agree with the above poster. Good post LadyFree. A school that is lacking in so many things would never have the sense to get a clinical at a classy site like the one you described. The Everest...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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