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  1. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    Karou, I can so relate. It doesn't happen too often anymore, but I got so sick of the "we were so busy, we couldn't do....." Every now and then, yes, that's how it goes. But weekly? You have more...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. What would help you love your job?
    Something else--I wish there were more of an effort to retain experienced Med Surg nurses. I know we're seen as feeder units for specialties, but we need experienced nurses too. Two of our most...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What would help you love your job?
    I just wish I could be a free charge nurse. I almost always have 3-6 patients. I do enjoy patient care, but I hate not being able to adequately help the rest of the staff. With so many new (a year...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Would you take a $3 hr pay decrease for better ratios and working conditions?
    It's a year's worth of mortgage payments for me. There's no way I'd take a pay cut on my current floor in order to get better ratios. Would I consider a job that pays less but makes me happy--yes,...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. charge nurse drama
    That's how I do things. I tell people when I first make assignments who is up for the first and second admit. After that, I go by who is caught up/who's patient load is harder. If i have to make...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. "No One Respects My Religious Beliefs"
    She sounds like a special snowflake. If it wasn't her religion, it would be some other excuse.
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Is this a common attendace policy?
    That's horrible. I can't imagine my boss doing that even if it were policy. Way to kick her when she's down.
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The Case For Job Hopping
    Because parents typically raise children the way they think best. If you're seeing an entire generation behave a certain way, you have to look at who made them that way. It doesn't solve the...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. The Case For Job Hopping
    A million times this. ^^^ I don't believe in job hopping, though I do believe in looking out for one's best interest. What drives me batty in these discussion is the attitude described above. ...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. ANCC certification help
    I'm planning on taking the ANCC exam to become Med-Surg certified. Since I've been out of school for three years now, I'd like a refresher course so I don't walk into the test blind. Has anyone...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Would you be insulted by this?
    I wouldn't be insulted, but I wouldn't buy the shirt either. I don't pay to advertise for anyone. I have a real problem with buying a logo shirt of any kind.
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. if you hate nursing, what would you rather do instead?
    Commuter, you sound just like me. I actually was an artist prior to being a nurse, but needed more money to pay the bills. I would love to be a professional student. Maybe a history professor....
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Smokers need not apply?
    That's a good point, Caribbean character. I'm not a smoker, so it doesn't apply to me, but it's always struck me as odd that some addictions are tolerated and excused (to a degree) while others are...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Accused of withholding pain medication
    In my hospital PRNs are for breakthrough pain. We alternate IV and PO drugs all the time. Sorry, but I do think your manager was right.
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    Can you just imagine the posts we'd get to read? It could be entertaining. Seriously, I'd love to work 10s. I've been considering a job change and the idea of working 5 days a week is keeping...
    Mar 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Just Had One Of The Most Horrible Experiences Of My Career!
    It sounds like you're lucky not to be working there. What a disorganized mess.
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Pink Tolerance
    I 'm so glad I'm not the only one, but I've felt this way for years. Breasts are sexy. Colons, lungs, ovaries, pancreas, liver, not so much. Prostate cancer is very prevalent (if I recall, it's...
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    I'm excited about that too! Eleven hours instead of twelve, sign me up.
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Anal retentive Nurses UNITE.
    Why do you assume your coworkers are simply not giving meds? Perhaps they have developed a more efficient workflow. If someone doesn't know where the post mortem kits are, don't get mad, show them!...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Nurses who believe in herbal nonsense, alternative medicine, anti vaccine etc
    What's wrong with a vegan diet? It's not a complicated bizarre way of eating at all. I do agree what nurses shouldn't be essentially prescribing treatments or diets, but we should be reasonably...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. FFP infusion
    Take a look at your facility's policy on blood administration. Ours specifically states a 22 is acceptable for transfusions on an adult.
    Mar 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Would you give a 2nd signature for another nurse who claimed she dropped a narc &
    It would depend on how well I knew the other nurse. If he or she is someone I've worked closely with and never had reason to doubt them, yes, I'd sign for it, especially if it's a one time thing. ...
    Mar 4
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. How much is too much?
    I share what I'm comfortable sharing; it really depends on the vibe I get from the patient I'm talking to. I tend to work my nights in a row, so I'll have the same patients and as we spend time...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. "Some people have a job. We have a calling."
    Using "the calling" as an advertising slogan is offensive to me. I am religious and believe that the events in my life led me to be a nurse; it's not a career I even considered when I was 20 and...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Pancreatitis assessment
    Tell us what you have first. What would you be looking for in a patient with pancreatitis? What sort of focused assessment do you need to do?
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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