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  1. Do Nursing Students Have a Life?
    In a word, "no." But then, you can't (and shouldn't try) to put nursing school into a word, or a sentence, or even a book. It's a life - a lifestyle, an almost-all-encompassing occupation,...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Respecting patient's wishes or Neglecting patient's care?
    A friend recently wrote to me about his aunt ("Mimi") who had heart valve-replacement surgery. "Mimi" is normally a strong-willed person and very health-conscious. However, after this ten-hour...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Take big paycut and work more hours for possible better job?
    Anyone in healthcare should know the toll that stress can take on a human being. NO amount of money is worth a terrible job. Been there...cost me. Left...happier, healthier.
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Nurse Quirks
    Boy...out of context, that would be a most disturbing statement.
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nurse Quirks
    I've always been a bit of a germaphobe, even from childhood (when I became aware of "little nasties"). But I felt that, during my pre-reqs, that I had a far better sense of what was reasonable -...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How the heck do I change my password??
    This must have changed. I tried everything above. In each of the above postings. In fact, I have tried every link on the page that wasn't an advertisement. I even looked on the avatar change page...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: How To Use Site
  7. Advice plz!!! New in Nursing
    I'm 47 with a BS and MS in Computer Science. I started all over a few years ago at a junior college (has a better reputation that the local BSN program!). I was not much of a student in higher...
    Feb 14, '11
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  8. Flu shot issue
    Assuming it was cultured in the customary fashion...are you allergic to eggs? I can't help but wonder if it was cultured in something different, something you're allergic to...
    Oct 21, '10
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  9. Why nursing?
    Since I can remember (about age 6), I have always had an inclination to help and take care of people.
    Sep 20, '10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  10. Prestige Sprague Stethoscope not working for me
    :redbeathe My specialty is cardiology; I use a Littmann Cardiology III. It comes with different types of ear tips; I found the squishy ones very comfortable and made for superior sound transmission....
    Sep 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Needing an honest answer
    I read this last year, only the "magic medicine" was TEQUILA! :lol2:
    Sep 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Needing an honest answer
    :twocents: It's probably also worth mentioning that the healthcare industry has painted itself (and society) into what I call a "corner of stupidity" with "cancer." How many types of cancer are...
    Sep 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Another nurse bites the dust due to facebook
    :uhoh3: for pity's sake, people. it's hipaa: "health insurance portability and accountability act". if there's a "hippa," i'm unfamiliar with it. considering the education each and everyone one...
    Aug 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Grades don't matter! Are you sure??????
    Being an older nursing student (47), I have it in my head that I have something to prove, that I need to have some advantage to compensate for my age, so for me and my wife (a 46-year-old law...
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Ages of male nursing students?
    'The Few. The Proud. The Male Nurses.' :w00t:
    Jul 13, '10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  16. Sacramento Pre-Nursing Student
    AR student here, too. When it comes time to take A&P, look for Prof. Justin Moore. He's tough, but thorough, so you'll really learn the material. It's more academic work than you've ever faced...
    Jul 12, '10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  17. Human Anat & Phys 1 and 2 in the same semester online
    Something no one has bothered to ask yet: Why exactly would you want to do this?
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  18. "Is There a Nurse in the House?"
    Cripes, I hope that's not in an ICU... :eek:
    Jun 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Sacramento Pre-Nursing Student
    Well, I'm not exactly starting my pre-reqs (just finished them, actually), but I am a male nursing student in Sacramento. Your girlfriend is right - having students with whom you will have...
    Jun 28, '10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  20. We need a hat!
    I think the garrison cap is a cool idea, though I'm partial to some design involving a surgical scrub cap. Being Jewish, I'd be inclined to utilize a caduceus or rod of asclepius instead of a...
    May 24, '10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  21. Human Anat & Phys 1 and 2 in the same semester online
    :twocents: For credibility's sake: I have completed all my prerequisites and am applying to nursing programs; I have a solid 4.0. Frankly speaking, I think compressing A&P in any way is insane. ...
    May 24, '10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  22. Any other pre-nursing students over 45?
    I just finished my last pre-req course LAST NIGHT. [looks like another 'A'!] I'll turn 47 this July. Don't let your age be a distraction or stumbling block. In A&P, I had a classmate who was...
    May 19, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Ages of male nursing students?
    I'm feeling dumb...what is an 'RT program'?
    Jan 12, '10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  24. How to tell if nursing is for me?
    Another former computer geek here. Twenty years in software development and system/network administration. Career fell apart; watched the Trauma ICU nurses care for my dying stepson, and knew all...
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  25. A bit discouraged
    100% of the nurses with whom I've chatted about career topics absolutely love it. Sure, there are plenty of drawbacks and bad points, but what job doesn't have those? I will always believe that,...
    Nov 30, '09
    Forum: Male Nursing Student