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  1. New nurse with severe osteoarthritis and a bad knee
    The MDS job sounds good. Maybe you should also consider applying for psych as well. What about clinic positions or chemical dependency?
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. is your efficiency misinterpreted as lazy ?
    I'm very efficient as well and what I've noticed is that there are two categories of efficient nurses. There are nurses who truly are efficient and then there are those who think they are but really...
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. New RN, first job, little disheartened.
    We definitely don't do this in the hospital (sounds cool). Also the med pass during day shift in the hospital is nothing to write home about either. Sometimes it feels like that's 90% of what you're...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Xpost: Time sensitive job decision-- Am I crazy??? psych vs. tele...
    Tele isn't that much different than med/surg and tele nurses are frequently floated to med/surg. Also tele floors get medicine overflow patients when the census is low. I prefer tele because unlike...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. All RNs All the Time: Wave of the Future?
    Sounds like a nightmare. I can take care of 4 pts tops with no aid and all 4 can't be total cares. I sincerely doubt the hospital is going to give me a ratio like that on tele or med/surg.
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. I'm tired of nursing
    When it's time to go it's time to go. You have made a lot of posts about your anxiety and depression which is likely related to or exacerbated by the job. You've put 14 years in and you don't owe...
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. No need to be upset at the truth! Change careers
    I so agree. I saw this thread and was like huh? So if you have a problem with being worked half to death and being treated like poo then there is something wrong with you? This is why I say leave the...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Stop the drama
    How about not allowing yourself to be sucked into it? As far as interactions with my co-workers go I have on horseblinders. I know they talk about me behind my back but I pretend not to notice. I was...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. "Someone tied a knot in that restraint"
    You can confront a co-worker without blowing up at them. It is wrong to tie knots in restraints but blowing up and expressing anger in a hostile manner isn't going to help the situation. Do you feel...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. RN tried to talk me out of Nursing school...
    I think it was very rude of her to offer you unsolicited advice. That said...she does have a point. Being a nurse is interesting and meaningful work but it definitely isn't glamorous and it is hard...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Is night shift intolerance worth the $$ and Bennies??
    Find something on days. Nights isn't for everyone. I've stuck with it for a year now but have never adjusted. I can see the effects on my health. Since I've been working nights I've lost...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Do the doctors and nurses really sit apart in cafeterias?
    People have time to go to the cafeteria sit down and actually eat? Lol. We usually eat in our breakroom...no MDs allowed! Well they're allowed but it's our hallowed space so even when they come in to...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Am I making a mistake not taking MedSurg position?
    I guess it depends on what you think you will get out of the Med/Surg position. What are your future goals?
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Why is it the highest paid among us...
    I find it annoying too. I also get asked for my penlight a lot too and I always have to run the MD down to get it back. How many times have you as a nurse had to ask the MD to borrow their...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nurses please try to look a little more polished at work
    I was laughing at a co-worker during an RRT because her pants were so tight every time she reached for something out of the lower drawers of the code cart she kept showing everyone her butt crack....
    May 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. another chiropractor thinking of RN then to NP
    I think the most difficult aspect of transitioning to nursing is going to be the dis-respect that you have to deal with from the pts and your colleagues. I'm not going to elaborate on why this is so...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  17. Nurses with dreadlocks
    I have locks and never had a problem gaining employment and I see a lot of locks at my hospital. MDs, nurses, RT/OT/PT PCAs SW and people in administration. I think it's more about if the hair is...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Finally decided to quit nursing
    You made a poor financial decision but sometimes we have to do what we have to do and money can't always be the bottom line. I quit teaching with no job (and no savings) lined up. I ended up temping...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. New Grad Contract
    I'm confused. Are they giving you a sign-on bonus?
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  20. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    This is what I'm thinking while you rant and rave about minor crap and are non-compliant and nasty about everything: I'm so glad that I am not you and I get to go home in T-minus ______. No matter...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    I wish I could say this to the snotty nurse with one entire year of experience that I gave report to this morning. Please spare me your clucks of disapproval/ approval and especially your...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Compression socks ~ too soon?
    One of my co-workers is only 23 and already is forming varicose veins. I told her she better get herself a good pair of stockings before she ruins her legs. I don't think it's ever too soon to wear...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Demeaned by a Doctor
    We have a resident's room right behind the nurses station and I hate going in there for orders. Most of those jerks won't even acknowledge our presence and it's not just me they do it to the...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Patient Surveys..vent.
    Is there any hospital that does well on these surveys? If everyone sucks then what? Is every hospital in the U.S going to be shut down due to declining reimbursements over lack of pt satisfaction? It...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Help with Patient Scenerio Using Skills of Critical Thinking
    Understandable. O.K so the focus is the pts pain. From the s/sx and health h/x the pt has give you what do you gather is the cause of the pain?
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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