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  1. So I married a mysophobic...
    So here we are at the gas station the other evening. We were struck by a desperate and immediate need for BBQ rib-shaped pressed meat sandwiches and diet Mt.Dew (for me) and some sort of weird half...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. My Life with a Nurse: A Man's Perspective
    Personally, if Brad Pitt, George Clooney, or any other male nurse, doctor, or millionaire dreamboat showed up at my door wanting nothing more than my body, they would get a door slammed in their...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. I Remember What It Was Like To Be A Terrified Nursing Student.
    Ruby, as always you crack me up and I love your posts. And to be very clear with the newbies that complain about the "old nurses" are mean to them, I JUST started my first RN job (was an LPN for a...
    Aug 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Does your SO understand job stress?
    I worked in a really small LTC care center as an LPN. We all know that does not mean not busy. I was able to bring my hubby to work for a shift once. He got to see me be all charge nurse and...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    Alot of you have made comments about the next step. Currently, I am fighting my rear end off to be able to answer this. THERE IS VERY LITTLE HELP!!!!! You make the assessment, she (or he) says...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    On a professional note: Thank you so much to ALL of you that said this will change your assessments! This is EXACTLY what needs to happen; this is exactly what I wanted to hear. You all bring tears...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    I was all of 18 when I met my first husband. It was three days after 9/11 and my stepmother had just kicked me out of the house. I had no place to go. I went out with a girlfriend and met this...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nursing school IS rigorous
    Just started my last class for my RN. I worked as an LPN for a little over a year before going back. My initial goal was to be a teacher someday when I grow up. That goal is now dead and stinky by...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. New grad, no job, SO confused
    My husband and I have this discussion. Our decision thus far is as follows: I make more money than him. He finds a job that works around my schedule. Or he doesn't and stays home to be Mr. Mom. ...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. New laws requiring LPNs and RNs to become BSN by 2016
    Iowa IS doing this. As of 2015 (April), if you have not already taken RN Boards, you will be getting a BSN. They are doing this by licensing restrictions. The first renewal is at 2 years, so at...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Double Fluid mess ups
    I think we should question every single order that we see that makes us feel all funny inside (nurse's instinct). There is not a dang thing wrong with calling the MD and saying, "I saw this and was...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. happy blame the nurses week
    I have to say this. I completely feel the thanklessness a lot. I totally get the cynical feeling we all have at times. But ladies and guys, if we really feel this way most of the time, why do what...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Portraits of an Evolving Profession: Eight Types Of Nurses You Didn't Know About
    Wish I hadn't read the comments. I'm horrified people think of nurses this way. I'm not mean to my patients. I respect my co workers, doctors and aides. I did my clinicals in Mental Health and I...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Is there any truth to this?
    GrnTea, again, you are always my fave poster. Perfect! I think one of the very first lesson that should be taught in nursing school is very easy: LISTEN TO YOUR PATIENT. This will always have...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Why do some nurses use their titles as a big ego boost?
    Oh hell yes! That is exactly and completely true and wish we had a totally love button!
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Changing Lives Exponentially
    I do have some issues with not using my own values and judgements as a ruler for others. It's something I need to work on. It's difficult.
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers?
    A 6-8 page paper instead of a test? Sign me up! Here I will write the paper for you. Caring: We become nurses because we care. We care abut people, we care about their health.... etc etc. ...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  18. Fresenius -- Granuflo-- were patients harmed?
    My aunt died from cardiac arrest after years of receiving dialysis at a DaVita center in Iowa. She was found to have "high pH" according to my grandmother..who is NOT medically cognizant. Am just now...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. The Hardest Day, The Happiest Day
    I'm so sory for your loss but I'm glad that you and yours were able to save other peoples lives. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Changing Lives Exponentially
    You are (mostly) ;) wonderful people that I am glad to call colleagues. I'm glad that my Aisling can be remembered this way and be an inspiration to others. You bring tears to my eyes with your...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Changing Lives Exponentially
    I wanted to be a nurse because I was inspired. When I was 15 and very naive, I got pregnant. I was scared but my boyfriend at the time was very nice, as were his parents. Everything was going ok. I...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. The Patient I Failed
    Thank you for writing this. This is so powerful and so wonderful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being this woman's nurse. You are truly a special person. Sometimes, I truly hate doing...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. New nurses wanted.
    GrnTea, can I move to where ever it is you live and come work with you? Just for a while..I would accept a day..PLEASE!!! Had a class full of sophomore RN students write article critiques about...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Things you didn't learn in nursing school
    How much absolute CRAP your teachers put up with! No wonder no one wants to teach! (why is it I want to do this again?)
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Broken Hearted.  AKA: A Valentine's Story Sweet Enough to Rot Your Teeth
    CheesePotatoe, you are awesome! love that story!
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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