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  1. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    So, if I understand correctly, you were saying that female nurses treat me differently than they would otherwise treat a female in this environment? Help me understand. If I misconstrued your...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    This may be some category of thinking regarding rape but that's not what we're talking about here. We're talking about office "bullying". It was asserted that I am immune to bullying because I'm a...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    Isn't the term "There are no absolutes" something of a contradiction in terms? There are absolutely no absolutes? I'll have to respectfully disagree here. I absolutely don't let people bully...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    I'm not sure what my gender has to do with it. I'm simply not a victim...I don't have the "professional victim" mentality. This is my life and I choose what I will and won't tolerate. I'm never...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    This is pure, unadulterated folly. Neither you nor I nor anyone else will EVER "teach" someone not to commit violence. The only thing we can teach is how not to be a victim. I'm never bullied...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Nursing Fundamentals
    I have to second the comments about taking what people say about the "difficulty" of any particular class with 60 mg of NaCl. I'm currently taking A&P I, PSY 235 and Math for clinical...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. I Cried At Work
    I guess my concerns in regards to the crying issue are twofold. First, I have 3 daughters and I see one of my primary responsibilities to them to teach them the skills they will need to function...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. I Cried At Work
    If I read that correctly, and I may not, the implication is that I don't understand stress or frustration because I'm not a nurse yet. As it turns out, I have over 30 years of work experience in a...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. I Cried At Work
    This thread is scaring the daylights out of me. As a new pre-nursing student, I'm really wondering what I've gotten myself into. Being well aware of the fact that I'm going into a female...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. How many much older (40+) students out there starting classes? (I'm 47)
    The only thing better would be to replace Julia Roberts with Jennifer Aniston. snort.
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Being Gay and a Male Nursing Student
    For what it's worth, I just finished my CNA curriculum at our local CC where I will hopefully be attending the ADN program soon. There was a guy in our class, who ended up being in my sub-group for...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  12. Being a male nurse?
    Josh, I don't think I understand. You graduated high school about a year ago and somebody is telling you it's "too late" to start down the path to becoming an RN? Did I read that right? Holy...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. How many much older (40+) students out there starting classes? (I'm 47)
    I will be 48 in August, am a single dad of 3 girls, 7,11 and 24. The older one is scheduled to make me a grandfather in December. After 10 years in the military and almost 20 as a systems and...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. New name for nurses who are men
    Ya'll are taking this way too seriously. Lighten up and forget it.
    Aug 16, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. Is there ever a time where it's okay to give up on nursing?
    Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education...
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New name for nurses who are men
    New guy here. I'm a 46 yr old single dad of 3 daugters (that accounts for some of what's wrong with my brain). I've decided to take the plunge and start the prereqs at my local community...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  17. pet peeves when nursing students arrive
    ruby, maybe someday, i'll get someone like you as my preceptor. i appreciate the no-nonsense, git-er-done approach. you sound like my kinda gal. (is "gal" acceptable terminology these days?...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How to Handle Student Incivility
    I also see a certain sense of entitlement and incivility in people who are younger than I. I have frequently wondered if it's not just me, the old guy. I don't think so. I believe that we have...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  19. Age Issues and The Modern Male Nurse
    Rocky, Yep, you are quite clearly crazy. I'm 46 and will be starting pre-reqs in the next couple of months. 46 is obviously the upper age cutoff and I personally think someone as old as you has...
    Aug 8, '11
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  20. Thick skin
    DukeGirl- Outstanding! See Kudos below. s
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Thick skin
    Chixie, First, let me say that since so much is lost in this type of communication, I will ask you to read the following as if it were coming from a very close friend who is listening and has a...
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. OT vs NURSE
    Newbie here. What's an "OT"? Thanks
    Aug 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Any 22 weekers out there?
    If I may, I am a 46 yr old dad of 3 wonderful girls (one of which was cared for in the NICU for a couple of days after her birth.) I have recently had what many at this site refer to as a...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Is there any hope in me becoming an RN?
    Sorry, but I MUST strongly disagree with this. If the institution you are applying to requires you to send ALL Transcripts from ALL prior college work, then that is what you must do. While I...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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