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  1. A&P prof's inappropriate response to request for alternative to animal dissection
    Since when are animals' lives more important than humans' lives? Ok i like animals and all, but- seriously- the statement of being ok with dissecting a human cadaver but not an animal carcass?? Are u...
    Feb 25, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Can't take the hospital drama anymore...hospice for me?
    this isn't just a case of not liking my job. i guess you didn't read my op. i love my job. and this situation isn't just gossip and office politics, though there is a lot of that, too. the definition...
    Feb 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Can't take the hospital drama anymore...hospice for me?
    Thanks for all the input and thank you for sharing your heartfelt stories. It helps to know I'm not alone. There is NOT a job shortage here. There are many, many jobs to be had at this hospital....
    Feb 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Can't take the hospital drama anymore...hospice for me?
    Vent and request for advice: There is so much fighting, bickering, backstabbing, rudeness, hatefulness and just plain meanness at my hospital on my tele-medsurg floor that I just can't stand it...
    Feb 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Suspended and Unsure.
    Nope. Managers do not givenurses any kind of backbone and are all too willing to throw the best nurses under the bus. Have seen this too many times.
    Feb 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Anything Good About Bedside Report?
    We just started it at my hospital, and I think it will be better once all the kinks are worked out. But my biggest question is, if the patient(s) are in pain/nausea, whose responsibility is it to...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. "When the Nurse is a Bully"
    Y'all have given me the confidence and maybe the ammo I need to confront her, if it comes to that. Thank you.
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. "When the Nurse is a Bully"
    Thank y'all for your support. Like I said, I am a fairly new nurse (<2years), and this is the only hospital I've ever worked. I've wondered if it's this way everywhere. I know this situation is not...
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. "When the Nurse is a Bully"
    Because it's either stay here if I want any kind of hospital experience (and I feel I need that because I've been a nurse <2 years) or drive more than 2 hours to another hospital. With two young kids...
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. "When the Nurse is a Bully"
    So how do you deal with a nurse who is best friends/drinking buddies with the floor manager and screams at you all the time and is always finding ways to humiliate you in front of the nurses' desk?...
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Is everything really the nurses fault?
    Q: What's black, 18 inches long, and hangs in front of an a$$hole? A: A stethoscope on a cardiologist. " Or a surgeon!! especially a vascular surgeon!
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Being direct with co-workers, aides, sitting at the desk, ect...advice please
    OP, I think you and I work at the same place!! LOL.... Politics, the buddy system (manager and charge are best friends/drinking buddies) and cliques are predominant in my hospital. My charge...
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Support Stickie for New nurses who are not coping
    While I agree that good organization skills are a must, as I am terrible with organization but have gotten better through trial by fire, I must say that this nurse's anxiety and mental stress is more...
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. When you don't agree with the doctor.....
    I walked it over there, and they said they wouldn't take it from anyone but the charge. I thought I was being careful, too, but apparently protecting yourself is insuboordination. Don't get me wrong,...
    Feb 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. When you don't agree with the doctor.....
    So what's everyone's take on this situation? I had been a new lpn for about a year and had just moved to a peds floor. Two weeks on the floor, and we had students that day. The students brought...
    Feb 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Had the WORST shadow experience, am shaking
    I admire and respect you, greenykilt. You have done what I wish I had the cahoneys to do. In my hospital, it's not really the doctors. It's the nurses. I haven't seen bullying like this since sixth...
    Feb 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. I feel like I am working at Walmart...The customer is always right!
    I can't say for everyone else here, but it seems that they have the same thoughts as I do: they try all you mentioned above, and then still are abused, with managment rewarding the patient for thier...
    Jan 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Help! How do I sign my name??
    brilliant...:lol2:...:thankya:thank ya thank ya
    Jan 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Help! How do I sign my name??
    I worked as an electrician for a long time before I decided a career change was in order and went to nursing school (and still am in school for my BSN, then NP). Guess my badge could read, ...
    Jan 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. "Fired for NO Reason"
    I know that this is a bit off the thread here, but the comments I read make me think also about the nurses have been nurses forever (not trying to indicate anyone here at all, just going off of my...
    Dec 31, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. "I'll Tell The Nurse" (vent)
    re: Ruby Vee's post: Is there any hospital/med surg ward to work in where there is no calling triangle? Or management support to opt out of the triangle?
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nurses who tell you what you need to do!! vent!
    You have a break nurse?:eek: Wow. That would be awesome. No matter how crappy she was. I would be grateful I had one. I just have to hope and pray, that while I;m trying not to aspirate on...
    Dec 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Staying late to complete your work
    This is usually how my day goes on a busy tele medsurg unit. I haven't ever been lectured about OT, but I would love to get out on time. Our problem is that report ALWAYS runs 30-45 minutes late,...
    Dec 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. CNAs, LPNs, RNs and Pumps and Pearls Please Advise
    miriamsally, I would be honored and privileged to work with you. If only more people had your attitude.....
    Dec 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. "Gimme, gimme, gimme!"  Does EVERYONE just want a free ride?
    Absolutely not. I appreciate your bringing this subject up. On my medsurg unit, every day I encounter a patient or family member who is ENTITLED to anything and EVERYTHING his/her heart desires. ...
    Dec 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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