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  1. Higher Calling
    From the Burgh, transplanted to the South, and not sure what schools still teach this "higher calling" nonsense. I got 'called' to this profession by the lack of funds in my bank account.
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Starting to think there should be some limits...
    Some other sites I participate in have a "so you're new here?" section where new members' posts are restricted to these forums for a period of time, then they are let loose into the main forums....
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Black Humour
    I don't know a nurse WITHOUT a terribly twisted sense of humor, or doctors either for that matter. If we didn't crack jokes we'd scream or cry uncontrollably.
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. 65 year old woman pregnant with quadruplets
    All I can say is STUPID, SELFISH and CRAZY. I bet those babies are going to end up with a ton of health issues, being quads and all, and who's going to pay for it? US, the taxpayers. Does this...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. How do you sign your name?
    Wrench Party, RN. If published, it would be Wrench A. Party, BSN, RN. (the A stands for Awesome, and I'm already published under Wrench A. Party from my past life as a researcher).
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What's wrong with me?
    I've been chewed on a bit by COBs, but nothing I didn't deserve, or that I didn't learn from. It did help a bit when they learned nursing was not my first rodeo, and that I don't have a mental...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. go and volunteer people...
    Paid position >> volunteering, for sure. If I ever go back to the floor, I'd work tele- mostly stable patients without too many other comorbidities or needs. These patients are more often than not...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. Would you have called out?
    Luckily I've never suffered from this problem (my parents are easy to keep occupied, and my mother is also a nurse), but shame on your family for guilt tripping you! I wouldn't have called off...
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Just one (life ending) mistake
    Sorry, the restaurant is not at fault. As anyone who's ever been a server in a restaurant can attest, it's easy to get orders mixed up. I also have a severe insect allergy, and there's no way I'd...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. If you wear Danskos....
    Love em! I had the classic whites for nursing school, bought a second pair in black patent for work on the floor, and now I'm on my third pair with a pair of brown suede Mary Janes. I wear the new...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. one side love problem between student nurse and doctor
    Obviously, if he hasn't responded, he's not interested. Millenial kids these days seem to have a different definition of what constitutes stalking (Internet searching a crush a lot, reading through...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. How did you pay for nursing school? Help...I'm in a pickle!
    1) Sounds like you have a great set-up. I'd work a little bit at a CNA or tech job that will build your resume, make some decent money. 2)Have you also looked at jobs on campus? Admin, etc.? If...
    Mar 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. When should I start a family?
    Assuming your spouse has a stable job with good income, and your fertilities are intact, I don't see why you can't do both. Work a year as an NP, start getting pregnant then, then go part time when...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. I am the wife of a male student nurse and having trouble coping.
    I am impressed this thread has gotten to 200 comments. This must be the most bizarre nursing school the OP's husband goes to, period.
    Mar 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. I am the wife of a male student nurse and having trouble coping.
    Nursing school stresses a lot of relationships. A lot of marriages and relationships don't make it. He will be out of school before long. Fortunately, I had a supportive now-husband who cooked meals,...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Dissatisfied RN
    Surprised no one has mentioned float pool! The major hospitals in my area even have ICU float pools experienced RNs can go into after 2-3 years. Some will even float you down to the ED, where you can...
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Deliberate sabotage?
    Wow, this is a disaster waiting to happen. I'd be beyond merely annoyed- I'd be going up the chain of command and filing an incident report if my manager ran off with my safety equipment or, God...
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurse retention
    Reasons I would stay at a facility: 1) decent pay 2) decent benefits 3) management with a brain 4) support for education and career advancement (I'm a nurse <2 years and this is important) ...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. You might not want to read this...
    Haters gonna hate. So far I've been going the non-traditional route (clinic at < 2 years as a working RN) and things are going fine. Just by the math alone, not everyone can work in the hospital. ...
    Mar 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. cost of healthy meals
    1) Farmers' markets, you could can or freeze most of the vegetables if you buy in season. Requires an extra storage freezer. 2) For some things like berries, frozen is often cheaper and the food is...
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. do you think a degree/ education is ever a waste?
    There are many different kinds of education. My formal education has served me well in better communication, research and critical thinking skills. It's allowed me to absorb information for more...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. The FIT Nurse
    Everything in moderation, folks. I'm sitting here drinking a beer and eating some popcorn. Does anyone want me to pop some more for this thread? FWIW, I exercise a bunch, and I still need to...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Wear gloves during assessment?
    When working with potential body fluids; always. When doing paperwork and routine VS in post-op, not likely. Not unless the patient is vomiting or nauseous. I do wash my hands a lot though and use...
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Could you see yourself being anything else besides a nurse?
    Could see myself going back to research, or going on and getting my Pharm D. If money wasn't an issue, I'd start a nursery that specialized in local fruit trees and shrubs in my region.
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Any hospital units that DON'T use telemetry?
    The large hospital I left had the better Phillips monitors on the cardiac, surgical and CT stepdown floors, and all ICUs. Central tele was used on patients with cardiac issues, but admitted to other...
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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