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  1. How to be excused from clinicals
    I do declare ya'll are killing me! I just legit laughed out loud and seal clapped flour all over my keyboard! Let's just say the fainting style of the individual in question was a mix of: ...
    Feb 13, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Left Speechless
    It is often spoken how nursing impacts individual lives--but in truth, it is a two way mirror. Thank you for eloquently capturing and presenting his reflection. Under your gentle care you gave...
    Feb 13, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Calling all nurses: Enough with the high-velocity urination contest!
    Thank you to all who took the time to read, comment, and/or like. I'm always tickled beyond reason whenever something I've posted gathers even a glimmer of attention. :D The answer to the real...
    Feb 13, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. How to be excused from clinicals
    Sick of clinicals? Traveling all over from hospital to hospital in hopes of gleaning knowledge from experienced nurses got you down? Are you tired of all the observing of boring surgeries,...
    Feb 13, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Calling all nurses: Enough with the high-velocity urination contest!
    Can we please call for a ceasefire on the "real" nursing bull crap? May we all come to an agreement that all nurses are "real" nurses? I just talked to an office nurse about a diagnostic exam...
    Feb 11, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. A Nurse's Choice
    Thank you all for your very kind well wishes and for taking the time to read and comment. Yes, my neck nugget will be watched very closely. Vianne, Welcome to all Allnurses! I am touched and...
    Feb 10, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. ER: A Family's Emotional Well Being
    Oh good lord, my heart! This is what it's all about: Competency, problem solving, and heart. Somewhere in this world there needs to be a poster of you with the slogan beneath it:...
    Feb 10, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Oh my god, yes please to this thread. Yes. May I? ~~ Call a code and begin CPR on a sleeping patient. Continue with CPR (I'm talking compressions and everything, people) after code team...
    Feb 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. A Nurse's Choice
    ​Life is full of choices both large and small and some have long reaching, unforeseeable impact. Sixteen years ago, a young woman named Nancy decided that nursing was a career with the ability to...
    Feb 9, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. A Letter to Myself - My first day on an Oncology floor
    The moment when the fog of task management breaks and you are able to see the person behind the diagnosis is a potent and powerful experience. I am glad to see you recognized this moment and wished...
    Feb 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Metastatic Breast Cancer in Social Media
    I personally believe that we, in modern society, have forgotten how process and accept death and grieving. We lack social constructs and choose to introduce our children to the concept of death via...
    Jan 22, '14
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  12. acetaminophen..why?
    Good question. First, a pre-answer disclosure statement: ~~ Please keep in mind that the answer I am giving only speaks to pain management. ~~ Without knowing your individual patients and...
    Jan 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. New nurse anxiety
    Welcome to Allnurses, Sarah, First of all congratulations on surviving nursing school and all that other horsehockey. Most good. To begin with, know the feelings you are experiencing are very...
    Jan 14, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Learning from the Past - Resolutions for a Better Year of Nursing in 2014
    Although I can see your point, and I agree that self reflection is critical to evolution of self in both a professional and personal context....personally, I like to set the bar...shall we say a bit...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  15. If Hospitals Were Run Like Denny's.....
    Honestly, if you think about it, the Denny's model of healthcare could make life so much easier. Seriously. I could stand there with one hand haughtily placed on my cocked hip, smacking my gum...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. When assessment skills go wrong
    Right. So today I was waddling out of work after being called out all night and a good chunk of yesterday and my coworkers, bless them, caught me by the elbow and reeled me back into the office...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Where Do I Go from Here?
    I attended a lecture a few years ago who touched on the interesting fact that when we ask people who they are, something like 98% of them will answer with their names and their occupation in the same...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. Cruel Summer
    Oh dear heaven, my friend. My heart absolutely breaks and bleeds for your suffering and devastation. How I wish there was something other than my words, thoughts and prayers that I could offer...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. I need help, advice, support, anything you can give
    Warning: Long !@#% post ahead. Skip if it bugs you. I regret nothing. I am glad to hear you are not contemplating suicide as an answer to your current situation. I may not have much more...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. And then some days it's more like this:
    Too long on call. Short staffed. Even shorter tempered. Nothing has gone right. Not one thing. Wondering why in the @#$% you do this for a living. ED is swamped with a capital S. On...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Pregnant! When to tell supervisor?
    First and most importantly: CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS and best wishes to you and your lil' brineshrimp. Secondly: As an OR nurse to an OR nurse, it is imperative that you inform your charge/manager...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. That awkward moment when....
    .....why does my brain immediately supply thoughts of you following these gents through a parking lot in something like this: ...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. That awkward moment when....
    It's a stormy night and you are quietly looking over orders in the ED, minding your own business, and suddenly from bay 4 you hear a little girl sing-song: It's raining, It's pouring, The old...
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Good News!
    Booyah! Knew there was something out there for you, you wonderful being you. Blah blah closing doors, opening windows, blah blah. And now..... Now is the time on Sprockets when we dance!
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  25. Am I a failure
    Take a breath, my friend, you did just fine. I'm going to be really honest with you, this horse was well out of the barn at word go. Really. Look, a rapid response is going to get more eyes on...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety

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