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  1. Got A Bad Performance Evaluation
    I've shared this story an AN before but I'll share it again. It was to have been my final evaluation at the end of my 90 day orientation. My preceptor was to have filled the form in, but her son had...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Night shift survival!!!
    I usually packed a fairly light lunch on night shift because I felt better that way. Sometimes, I took cream cheese-stuffed celery, or ants on a log, a parfait of yogurt and granola, cut up fruit...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Night shift survival!!!
    I worked virtually all night schedule. I either worked 11-7 or later on 7 pm to 7 am three days per week. On 7-7s, I worked a set schedule. I worked Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. The...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Signs you are a Correctional Nurse:
    My husband taught in a maximum security prison as a part of his graduate program. I just asked what he remembers most. Taking almost everything out of his pockets before he left home. Waiting...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. NCLEX anxiety really bad. I want to cry.
    You've been given excellent advice so far. What about listening to music? That can either relax me or rev me up depending on what I'm listening to. If you like classical music, Handel's Water...
    Sep 12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. First exam, feeling discouraged :(
    I think the first exams in any college class are traumatic for almost every student, if they're honest with themselves and others. My husband is a college professor and he has said that nearly every...
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Try to sing along!
    I love it, but now I'm going to have an earworm!
    Sep 12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. Those around us are clueless...
    If I leave my husband a quick note about something or recopy a recipe adding more explicit directions and use a c with a line over it, he'll track me down to ask what "that weird thing that looks...
    Sep 9
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  9. Initial Licensure
    Crusty ol' bat here. I took a two day written exam using a #2 pencil, then waited twelve WEEKS for the results. :arghh: We knew it would take 8-12 weeks, so we waited :whistling: and eventually the...
    Sep 6
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  10. Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
    Orange ya glad I didn't tell another nurse joke! ba BOOM!
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
    Orange
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
    knock...knock...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Have you ever convinced yourself...?
    I'm not usually a hypochondriac, but it did overcome me a time or two. There is a very strong history of breast CA throughout my family. Many great aunts, aunts, my mom's cousins, cousins in my...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. September 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "We've decided to gradually replace most of the nursing staff with RoboNurse because they don't need heath insurance coverage. They only need some duct tape and a can of WD40 plus an annual checkup...
    Sep 5
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
    g-r-o-a-n...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    One family in my hometown named their kids after Shakespeare characters. The kids were my parents generation. Hamlet Portia Merlyn Constantia Claudius Gertrude Pericles Yorick
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Sweetie Pie a sweet LOL in town Baby Doll her younger sister
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
    HIPAA who?
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
    Who's there?
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. You know what makes me a crusty old bat? Need variety nurses in AN cartoons
    One thing that must develop to create a crusty ol' bat is is a very thick skin. Thick so nothing bad or hurtful can sink in, thick enough that none of the various fluids that drip or spill onto us...
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
    I was still a student nurse and my assigned patient was a 98 year old African American lady. She was adorable! If she weighed 80 pounds, I'd have been amazed. Her face was almost free of wrinkles...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. I work in a sauna!!
    I take it if she cranks the temp up to 90*, that there aren't any perimenopausal women working on your unit? I guarantee they' have killed her by now!
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I broke my toe and can't tolerate a shoe... now what to wear?
    If I say your toe will always hurt, you'll come cross country after me or put out a contract on me! :android: :nailbiting: Just kidding ...I think! I broke a toe when I was a kid and it still...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. I broke my toe and can't tolerate a shoe... now what to wear?
    My husband had foot surgery and was sent home in a post-op shoe that was a white one. He gave it two weeks before he decided he wouldn't wear it any more. Fortunately, his walking shoe hurt like...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. Early Fashion...remember this?
    Crusty ol' bat here. I graduated in the 1970's too. I worked in orthopedics and kept knocking my cap off whenever I had a patient in traction. A couple of times, my cap hit the traction frame and...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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