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  1. Can't find my niche
    I was a nurse for 17 years and never did figure that one out. I couldn't find a work-life balance and came to believe there was no such thing.....for me, anyway. I held 13 different nursing jobs...
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Looks like I'm a little late here, but all my love and good wishes go out to you, dear friend. Praying for a quick and uneventful recovery!!
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Why do nurses make the worse patients?
    I was never a good patient, at least not until I met my psychiatrist, and even then I wasn't all that cooperative. But somewhere along the line, I realized that I pay this man a great deal of money...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Ex-employer
    Either there's a lot left out of this account, or the employer is full of it and deserves to be investigated for potential conflict of interest. My guess is that it's somewhere in between. If the...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  5. Keeping License Active?
    Cognitive issues are part of the reason I shouldn't practice anymore. Between my illness and the meds used to treat it, I have about 5 functioning brain cells left and I'm afraid to burn them up...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  6. suspended drivers license
    It could depend on whether the unpaid fines have led to additional charges such as failure to comply, which is a misdemeanor in some states. My advice: pay the tickets and get your driver's license...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  7. First CNA Job, Asperger's Makes Things Tough.
    I wish I had some words of wisdom for you. My older son is 26 and he is a high-functioning Asperger's kid who's never really gotten the hang of picking up on social cues. However, he has managed to...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  8. Highest blood pressure ever recorded
    The highest B/P I ever recorded on a patient was 310/118. I was working in Med/Surg at the time and that reading scared the bejeebus out of both the patient AND me. The MD had ordered PRN Lopressor...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. NEW EBOLA CSZAR Ron Klain
    In a country of 319 million, they couldn't find an "implementer" who also has some medical knowledge?
    Oct 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. Fearbola: Irrational Fear Now Sweeping U.S.
    I think some of the hysteria can be attributed to the fact that our so-called government "experts" have been acting like the Keystone Kops ever since Ebola came to our shores. If we can't trust the...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress
    Something similar happened to me a year and a half ago for many of the same reasons, and sad to say, my career never recovered. I did have some mental health issues that factored in, but I got to...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. When A Nurse Needs A Doctor.....
    My former PCP was the medical director at the LTC where I used to work. There was never any awkwardness between us, and in fact he gave me free medical advice at times when I needed it. He came to...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. In unusual statement, nurses decry Ebola care at Dallas hospital
    If nothing else, this debacle exposes the reality of hospital nursing, and goes to show that hospitals truly do regard nurses as expendable. Collateral damage. Acceptable losses. Be afraid. Be...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Keeping License Active?
    Wow, I'm impressed! I knew I'd never make it to 70 as a nurse, but I'd hoped for better than 55. As far as work-from-home situations go, I think it would be worth it to look into doing reviews for...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  15. I feel like I'm never going to get good at IVs
    It took me almost 6 years to get good at IV starts. Part of that was not working in acute care for the first 2 years I was licensed, and part of it was just lack of confidence because we had never...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Does anybody else feel guilty about calling off?
    This thread did not need to be turned into an argument about members' parenting skills. It's a legitimate question: do you feel guilty when calling off sick? My answer is, it varies. If I'm really...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Forced Resignation - looking for advice
    I too have drawn unemployment benefits after resigning. I've even gotten them after being fired.....twice. If you are not fired for misconduct, there is always a chance you can get UIB. Frankly,...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...
    Omigosh!!!!! This sounds like my life, and I don't even have ADHD!!! It's not so bad now that I'm not working, but when I was, every flippin' DAY was like that. I don't miss that one bit. :no:
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  19. Depression is terminal??
    "Depressive" isn't politically correct, but it's used. I myself have been referred to as a "manic-depressive" so I'm familiar with the term.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Returning to work from psych hospitalization
    Have you thought about working part-time or job-sharing? I know it's difficult in your position, but if you could cut back to, say 3 days/week, you might do much better and still have time for a life...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  21. Depression is terminal??
    You make some good points. I will admit that my POV is a bit skewed because I am disabled to some extent by mental illness. I'm just saying that I don't think physician-assisted suicide should be an...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    I hope Bortaz comes back soon with an update. :yes:
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Depression is terminal??
    I can see several sides to the issue of whether or not mental illness is a terminal disease. It doesn't have to be; even though there is no "cure", the vast majority of people with depression,...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. When entering orders, please remember....
    And when you're de-escalating a bad situation, you are defusing it---not diffusing it (spreading it around). That one drives me up the wall.
    Oct 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Miss Manners for Nurses
    I love being called "young lady" or "sweetie" by people who are older than me. I HATE it when younger people do it. Nothing pops my bubble like driving around with the windows down, rocking out to...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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