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  1. FIRED I didn't even see it coming , Please advise
    Once, I was on a travel assignment in Baltimore, and the staff nurses had an issue with me from the start. Reason: I had my own stethoscope. Some of the phrases directed at me: "Gee, aren't...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. FIRED I didn't even see it coming , Please advise
    Way back when, I was a landscaping supervisor. I often tried to venture out into other fields, I was only doing landscaping because it was what I had done when I was younger, I did not like it at...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Anybody LIKE working holidays?
    I like working New Year's eve, don't mind working New Year's day. Its just not my holiday, not my thing. I don't go out drinking or partying or anything, but I feel trapped in my apt. because if...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Time to call a duck a duck?
    Ah, OK. My problem is, I like the list that is presented in the original post, but can't find it anywhere. I've got a lot of other lists of criteria, but none that are anything like this one.
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Time to call a duck a duck?
    LOL. Well, if thats the case, I can't use it. Not allowed to reference Wiki for my papers. My teacher says anyone using Wiki will receive a zero on the paper and asked to move to the back of the...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Time to call a duck a duck?
    The criteria the TC used to distinguish what a profession is...........where did that come from? I can't find it.
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. How old is your hospital?
    Eeeh sonie, why my hospital is SO OLD.........it was around in those days when hospitals didn't just get whatever they wanted. They had to earn things. It walked to school, it didn't get to take no...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you have a set schedule?
    I do have a set schedule, but that is extremely rare in the hospital setting. I have it because I am in school and like my days to land a certain way. I go to school on Mondays, and I work night...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What is considered "night shift"?
    Yeah........like, in Alaska............when they go through the 30 days of night...............when is nightshift? Do you work 30 days straight? I bet nurse burnout is AWFUL in Alaska.
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Why does every unit have a princess?
    We have more than one princess on our unit. Three actually, and they are all friends AND they are all friends with the DON. Untouchable in everyone's eyes. Then there is me who calls them out on...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Why does every unit have a princess?
    That pretty much sums it up. The longer version: They exist because we let them. The amount of attention and effort is takes to redirect an individual like this is taxing and demanding. ...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. How much personal info do you share with pts?
    Other than CC numbers, address and birthdate.................I don't tell them a thing. It's none of their business.
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Sexual harrassment?
    I agree with the double assertion that there is a double standard. I've had females sit right next to me and talk about the very explicit details of their love life. Too much detail and imagery. ...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. 8 or 12hr shifts?
    I believe, when used properly, 12 hour shifts have many advantages over 8hr shifts: The unit only has two shifts to staff, not three. This makes for easier scheduling. There are less reports...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Calling in sick, staffing issues
    I am a Pittsburg Pirates fan. Not a very good team, but they do their best with what they have. Unfortunately, a culture of losing has taken over the organization. At times, it seems the baseball...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Highest nursing burnout areas?
    Ah, I guess there have been studies. lol
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Highest nursing burnout areas?
    I wonder if there are any official studies done on this? I'd be interested in what they have to say. IMO, the burnout from M/S units and LTC facilities would probably lead the list. The...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Why is staff turnover considered bad?
    I don't think turnover is good or bad. I think an extreme in either direction (stagnant staff or the revolving door) is bad though. Plus, turnover for the sake of turnover is never good. If it is...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Day shift or night shift - Which do you prefer?  Why?
    I currently work nights, mostly because that is where I am put, not necessarily because it's where I want to be. My manager is free to use me on either shift, as long as I have the days I need off...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  20. Is Nursing as Stressful as Nursing School?
    I have to disagree with the comments that nursing is more stressful than school. Not because I don't think nursing is not stressful, but because I don't think the comparison is really fair. "Is...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nursing Diagnosis:  Disorganized Thought Processes
    Oh my lol. I guess maybe I am being a bit grumpy. You are so right. The conversation from the class I'm talking about here had me.........annoyed. On the other hand, the people who used to...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nursing Diagnosis:  Disorganized Thought Processes
    Its a good mix, age wise. Most are 25 to 35yrs. I'd say.........eh, 50% of the class falls in there. The other half is a completely even mix of older and younger. I know of a few who are...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nursing School admit policies.
    OK. Now I follow you. The use of the word "dependence" matters here, I agree (in hindsight). I meant "abuses". I think my slip came from the term "alcohol dependence". Its considered a bad thing...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nursing School admit policies.
    I don't know why you would have trouble with it. Abuse of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds is not new and is well documented. This is far from a new theory/view. Unless one is taking these...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nursing School admit policies.
    Mmmm, yes and no lol. There is research on students who begin using drugs while in school. We are reading up on that to identify whether or not one can say there is a large number of students who...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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