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  1. To tell or not to tell!
    I was terminated for reporting a coworker for abuse for stealing medications. Retaliation is real. While not supposed to happen, it does sometimes. That said, I would do it again in a P-wave. ...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. The HARD Truth for most nurses
    Just my opinion here.. coming from 13 years as a CNA in LTC, then LPN, now RN.. all in LTC. You. Do. Not. Deserve. To. Wipe. Butts. Yep, that's right. You truly are not deserving. Please find exit to...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. 10 Reasons I Don't Always Love My Job
    Made me choke up. Completely all true and thank you for saying it.
    Apr 8
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    God, the Q-word. I ask if it's been a boring day when I get in. Full moon. If I was DON or anyone doing a schedule, I would totally schedule at one extra person in each department during full moons....
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
    Completely in tears. Trying to explain this to my husband too. You just cannot understand this feeling of duty and love and need to make our patients, and their families, feel better. I completely...
    Nov 20, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Doing away with Scrubs
    It's a choice where I work too. Most of the support staff wear street clothes. Administration does business casual. DON and Nurse Managers..also do business casual unless the DON is actually on the...
    Nov 13, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
    'LOL?
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. So I married a mysophobic...
    So here we are at the gas station the other evening. We were struck by a desperate and immediate need for BBQ rib-shaped pressed meat sandwiches and diet Mt.Dew (for me) and some sort of weird half...
    Aug 11, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. My Life with a Nurse: A Man's Perspective
    Personally, if Brad Pitt, George Clooney, or any other male nurse, doctor, or millionaire dreamboat showed up at my door wanting nothing more than my body, they would get a door slammed in their...
    Aug 11, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. I Remember What It Was Like To Be A Terrified Nursing Student.
    Ruby, as always you crack me up and I love your posts. And to be very clear with the newbies that complain about the "old nurses" are mean to them, I JUST started my first RN job (was an LPN for a...
    Aug 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Does your SO understand job stress?
    I worked in a really small LTC care center as an LPN. We all know that does not mean not busy. I was able to bring my hubby to work for a shift once. He got to see me be all charge nurse and...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    Alot of you have made comments about the next step. Currently, I am fighting my rear end off to be able to answer this. THERE IS VERY LITTLE HELP!!!!! You make the assessment, she (or he) says...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    On a professional note: Thank you so much to ALL of you that said this will change your assessments! This is EXACTLY what needs to happen; this is exactly what I wanted to hear. You all bring tears...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    I was all of 18 when I met my first husband. It was three days after 9/11 and my stepmother had just kicked me out of the house. I had no place to go. I went out with a girlfriend and met this...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing school IS rigorous
    Just started my last class for my RN. I worked as an LPN for a little over a year before going back. My initial goal was to be a teacher someday when I grow up. That goal is now dead and stinky by...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. New grad, no job, SO confused
    My husband and I have this discussion. Our decision thus far is as follows: I make more money than him. He finds a job that works around my schedule. Or he doesn't and stays home to be Mr. Mom. ...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. New laws requiring LPNs and RNs to become BSN by 2016
    Iowa IS doing this. As of 2015 (April), if you have not already taken RN Boards, you will be getting a BSN. They are doing this by licensing restrictions. The first renewal is at 2 years, so at...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Double Fluid mess ups
    I think we should question every single order that we see that makes us feel all funny inside (nurse's instinct). There is not a dang thing wrong with calling the MD and saying, "I saw this and was...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. happy blame the nurses week
    I have to say this. I completely feel the thanklessness a lot. I totally get the cynical feeling we all have at times. But ladies and guys, if we really feel this way most of the time, why do what...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Portraits of an Evolving Profession: Eight Types Of Nurses You Didn't Know About
    Wish I hadn't read the comments. I'm horrified people think of nurses this way. I'm not mean to my patients. I respect my co workers, doctors and aides. I did my clinicals in Mental Health and I...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Is there any truth to this?
    GrnTea, again, you are always my fave poster. Perfect! I think one of the very first lesson that should be taught in nursing school is very easy: LISTEN TO YOUR PATIENT. This will always have...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Why do some nurses use their titles as a big ego boost?
    Oh hell yes! That is exactly and completely true and wish we had a totally love button!
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Changing Lives Exponentially
    I do have some issues with not using my own values and judgements as a ruler for others. It's something I need to work on. It's difficult.
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers?
    A 6-8 page paper instead of a test? Sign me up! Here I will write the paper for you. Caring: We become nurses because we care. We care abut people, we care about their health.... etc etc. ...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  25. Fresenius -- Granuflo-- were patients harmed?
    My aunt died from cardiac arrest after years of receiving dialysis at a DaVita center in Iowa. She was found to have "high pH" according to my grandmother..who is NOT medically cognizant. Am just now...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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