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  1. What are your plans for Thanksgiving?
    Working 2-10:30-ish, but hopefully am going to meet some co-workers at a buffet around 11 am!
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. Just Another Day in Paradise
    Nice piece. My LTC facility isn't that fun/cool, but there ARE a bunch of good people there - just a few jerks, including (unfortunately) my new immediate boss, but even she isn't all bad. But...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Question for LTC nurses
    I've been working in a LTC facility for 8 months, and I don't notice odors NEARLY as much as I did when I started. I noticed it all the time at first, and only do now when something is particularly...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Hey nurse, why do you smoke?
    I'm not putting anyone down for smoking - I did for 16-17 years a long time ago - and smoking wreaked havoc in my family. But this utterly blows my mind: the current smoking percentage in the US is...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Nursing Hostility and Other Nonsense
    I don't agree with the 'it happens in all fields' and 'we need to develop thicker skins' comments. I worked in another field for 25 years, in numerous different jobs, and I rarely experienced the...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. The Patient Who Receives No Visits
    I only skimmed this (sorry :^), but I agree that you just don't know the situation. Although this isn't the same topic, it still fits in somewhat: here's a sort of humorous example one of our...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. 57 and need to start over YET AGAIN!
    There's a variation on this, too: I'm 55, but I'm a NEW nurse, and have had some interviews I thought went very well, but nada so far, and it's getting to be demoralizing, but I'm trying to pump...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Need to pass HESI.. tips/good study materials?
    The Saunders book is really good. Don't stress out. I was worried about the HESI (the one between the last 2 semesters, or at least that's when we took it) - enough to where I didn't study a huge...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  9. Help!
    I think that's a pretty good idea.
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Complete surprise, in a good way, LTC experience so far
    I think you've got a great attitude! Good for you. I've opened mine up as my job search has gone on and on. At first I thought 'oh, I only want to do one of these 2-3 types of nursing', but now...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Nurse with Disdain
    I didn't understand whether you meant *nurses* have 'disregard for feelings of others' - which is what it looked like you were saying, which is (we all hope!) a rare thing - or whether you meant that...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. More ignorance.  Any wonder the public is confused!
    Ha ha - thanks for the 2 clips. And guess what movie I just added to my Netflix queue? :^) (I knew about it - and it's based on a true story, but had forgotten about it... so thanks).
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. More ignorance.  Any wonder the public is confused!
    I agree w/some others - the whole little 'article' was weird. And yeah, if you can practice as an RN without a degree (which means there's no way you'd have a license either), then yeah, wow, you...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Neuro/telemetry vs. med/surg
    I'm a middle-aged new grad, so even though I thought I'd heard of all of the different types of hospital floors/areas, this is a new one to me - 'neuro-telemetry'... all of the others I've seen...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Starting nursing school next week!
    Work hard and it'll fly by! Good luck.
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. My Personal Experience With The NCLEX-RN
    For those of you who haven't taken it: I don't know how it went for everyone I graduated with (last May), but of the 1/4 or so of the class whom I DO know how it went, I was the ONLY ONE who got more...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. It finally happened to me..
    I'm glad you're OK, and yes, how powerful can the 'smallest' things be in certain situations. You just reminded me of one of a great experience I had, which was a 'small' thing too, yet *at the...
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. Running off Grief
    Although I'm a new (middle-aged) RN, I can certainly empathize. Exercise is a good way to deal with many things, or (at the very least) a way to help take your mind off of things, and as we all...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. I did it!
    Congrats & good luck!
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. vent on preceptor :( not ready to be off orientation but no choice..
    Maybe because I'm middle-aged - even though I'm a new RN - but I agree with you ('HouTx') completely. My preceptor was good, especially as a nurse, and she did teach me some things, but she could've...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. vent on preceptor :( not ready to be off orientation but no choice..
    I'm a middle-aged guy, looking for my first RN job, and among perhaps a few other things, the 'mean'/crazy/weird nurse thing has been the biggest surprise to me. And kind of depressing as well. ...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Home Health IVs w/new grad nurse
    Thanks for the replies!
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Home Health IVs w/new grad nurse
    I'm a middle-aged new grad, looking at job listings, and my immediate thought on a 'Home Infusion RN' listing is that I might not mind doing it, but given one particular experience in clinicals,...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Over 60, seasoned nurse, fired for not being a "Robot RN."
    I'm only 6 years younger, and I just got my BSN! I'm so sorry that happened to you, and just from your post and the tone of it, I'd strongly suspect that you ARE a good person, a good nurse, and...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. That nagging "Did I miss something?" feeling
    Even though I just got my BSN, I'm an older guy, have lost numerous family members, and I sympathize with what you went through. I think the key thing you said is '... this pt was not well. Patient...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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