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  1. Nursing Hostility and Other Nonsense
    I have been lucky to work w/ some really awesome nurses, nursing assistants, & doctors in my career & have very rarely (if ever) encountered true hostility in the workplace. I have at times...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. How do women feel about pts that only want female RN's?
    I am an atheist & I find this comment very offensive. I am not easily offended but I resent the implication that just b/c I do not believe in God, or at least the traditional ideas of God, that I am...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. My Reasons For Avoiding The Acute Care Hospital
    I've only been a nurse for 1.5 years & have only worked in acute care hospitals. However, I know for a fact I do NOT want to stay in this environment forever. While I am young & energetic I enjoy...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. The most outrageous excuses from patients.
    Psychotic patient (who happens to be a practicing MD) has been drinking water & juice all night long. At 0615, pt states "I can't take my morning pills. I have dry mouth syndrome so I can't talk...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  5. Do You Have To Be Religious/Spiritual to be a good Nurse?
    I agree that if you are an atheist/agnostic it is probably best to be somewhat ambiguous about your beliefs w/ your coworkers & patients alike. That is what I do & it has always worked out very well...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  6. Do You Have To Be Religious/Spiritual to be a good Nurse?
    You don't need to be religious to be a great nurse, not at all! I grew up in a very religious family but I have left that behind since going to nursing school. I have dealt w/ lots of life & death...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  7. The Wise Nurse Speaks
    You must have been reading my mind!!! I've only been a nurse for 1.5 years but I couldn't agree more w/ everything you've said here. These are all things I have been learning in my relatively new...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Would you do this?
    Nursing judgment is a wonderful thing but it does not include writing orders. Do I like to get yelled at by doctors? Of course not. But it is my job to call them for orders when they're needed &...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What area of nursing works well for a mom?
    I am not a mom but I don't have any trouble flipping b/t day & night schedules on my days off. I usually go into my first night shift having been up all day (usually with a short afternoon nap). ...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Being an ugly nurse
    Real life isn't Grey's Anatomy, thank God. Patients do not care what you look like as long as you're clean & presentable. Sure, there are probably some pts who enjoy having a "hot nurse" but it's...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Primary Nursing is for the BIRDS
    BrandonLPN, I think you have a very good point. I never really considered team nursing in that way, I guess b/c I am too young to have ever experienced what you're talking about. I think you...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. That nagging "Did I miss something?" feeling
    Though your description was brief, it sounds like this pt was well on his way out of this world anyway. I doubt there was anything much that could have been done differently to change that outcome. ...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nursing positions deeply embedded in science
    I don't think there's anything wrong w/ seeing bedside nursing as a stepping stone to something else. I have always viewed it that way myself. During nursing school I sometimes worried that I...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Drug screen for new job
    I never questioned the policy b/c I understood the purpose of it. I just found it very hard to do w/o calling in to my original job. It all worked out b/c I got another nurse to switch shifts w/ me...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing positions deeply embedded in science
    P.S. Look for a BSN program w/ a good scientific background. I don't know if you're in the US or what part of the US if you are, but I would highly recommend Radford University in VA. That is where...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nursing positions deeply embedded in science
    I've only been a nurse for a little over a year but I really feel like I know what the OP means. I too love the intellectual part of nursing. In fact my passion for the pathophysiology part of the...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Changing Careers to Nursing as 35 year old man
    I've noticed a lot of male nurses in ER & ICU's but overall I just wish there were more male nurses everywhere. I think nursing could be improved in many ways if the workforce were more equal...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. What have I gotten myself into.....?
    Create a good "report sheet" w/ places for labs, test results, diet/activity orders, blood sugars, past medical history, etc, etc. This make giving & giving report very easy. It will also make it...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Patients hitting on nurses
    I once cared for this pt who was in his late 50's or 60's and had a new diagnosis of CHF. He was quite large & with his beard he really looked like Santa Claus. At the very end of my shift he was...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  20. Do you think it is healthy to stay in nursing when it exacerbates anxiety?
    I've only been a nurse for a little over a year but it definitely can be stressful. I've never really been diagnosed w/ clinical anxiety or depression but I know I have struggled w/ both at various...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. OMG, wash your hands!
    Yep, I see this all the time! Men & women both.
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Patients hitting on nurses
    I have often been told I look like Mary Louise Parker (star of Weeds & Fried Green Tomatoes). While I find this flattering I always feel a little awkward b/c if you Google image search her name,...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  23. Patients hitting on nurses
    On many occasions I have cared for a particular older man who is mostly sweet but sometimes a little grumpy. He happens to have a wife who drives him & everyone around her insane w/ her endless...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  24. The Ultimate Bravery Of Dying Patients
    I couldn't agree more w/ the things you've posted here. I've observed so many of the same things w/ hospice/palliative care pts in the hospital. My most memorable experiences as a nurse have been...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. Advice -- ADN or BSN for a second career
    In some areas ADNs can get hired very easily although I think almost all institutions now say "BSN preferred" so if I were you I'd go ahead and do the BSN program now. Once you start working as an...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing

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