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  1. My good friend is a 'witch' at work
    Hmm. My definition of a "good person" doesn't include being a witch, eating one's young, belittling or gossiping about others. But that's just me.
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Dilemma
    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. In other words, take that job that's been offered to you and don't wait for an opportunity at the hospital that may not come. Keep your options...
    Sep 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Please help!
    How did it go with the BON?
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. You know you're tired when...
    I used to sleepwalk after I'd worked a series of 12-hour night shifts. I once tried to start an IV on my husband in my sleep---he woke up to find me palpating his veins and looking around for an...
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Relapse
    I OD'd on Ativan a year ago, after almost 22 years of sobriety. Though it was pills and not alcohol that I consumed, the intent and the results were the same. It broke my heart when I realized what I...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. New RN in Skilled Nursing Facility
    First of all, congratulate yourself on the fact that you are a brand-new RN who happens to be managing well in a very tough situation! 3-11 shifts in SNFs are hell on everyone---that's when the...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. Help me feel better about this - Full time 8 hour nights
    I used to work 32-hour weeks, 2300-0700. That was pretty decent, as I couldn't handle 12's and I didn't want to work 5 nights per week. The problem was I was expected to do 12 hours' worth of work in...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    I'm with The Commuter: there are a number of things worse than death. And for my money, being tied down to a ventilator or existing, forgotten, in a nursing home are two of them.
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Family members recording nurses doing pt teaching
    I'm so glad I'm missing out on all this. I'm also sorry nurses are being subjected to potentially risky and embarrassing situations because their facilities don't have policies prohibiting patients...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    There are some things you could pay me a million dollars a year for, but working on a dysfunctional unit with ridiculous nurse/patient ratios isn't one of them. NO amount of money is worth the...
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. who has left nursing ?
    I left clinical nursing on December 31, 2013, and after a lot of soul-searching have decided not to try to return. I just don't have anything left to give to it. I loved being a nurse, and I wish I...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  12. The Worst Nursing Job You Ever Had
    It would have to be a draw between my very first job at a LTC where I had to take 8 residents as a CNA along with my charge nurse/med nurse duties, and the assisted living facility whose...
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Have you started antidepressants since becoming a nurse?
    I was on anti-depressants and anxiolytics for years after becoming a nurse. I thought it was because my career was so stressful and I was having a lot of problems with depression and anxiety. I was...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. Things I wish I could tell my patients
    Yes. This. ^^ Being open about MI is the only way to eradicate stigma, IMHO. It can be costly, especially in terms of one's career, but ultimately it's worth it to come out of the shadows and...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Things I wish I could tell my patients
    I too am glad you can come here to vent. I think having a mental illness yourself makes you empathetic and understanding in a way that neurotypicals can't be, no matter how well-intentioned and...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. what nurses do if a patient wants blood transfusions
    I suspect that English may not be the OP's first language, hence the confusion about this post. Hopefully she will come back to this thread and elaborate a little on what she was looking for.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. whats the main cause of stress that RN goes through at work?
    I regret that the stress of it cost me a good portion of my physical health, to say nothing of my sanity. I really needed to stay in nursing till age 66, but I only made it to 55 before my health...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Confront or do a slow burn!
    This is what drives me nuts about so many healthcare settings. Spies? Tattling? Rumors? What is this, junior high school? No! It's a workplace, for crying out loud, and the nurses should be taking...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. National Suicide Prevention Day
    I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even fathom the depth of pain experienced by families of suicide victims. From what I'm reading at Psych Central and Psychiatric Times, new discoveries in the...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. educating people
    Regrettably, I think the window to a good dialogue about mental illness is closing rapidly in the wake of Robin Williams' death. It gave us a great starting point, but our culture's attention span is...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. The Ovarian Cancer Blues
    My husband has pancreatic CA and I have yet to see people wearing purple ribbons and running races for him and his fellow sufferers. Not to take away anything from breast cancer survivors, but I...
    Sep 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. The Ovarian Cancer Blues
    I don't think anyone would say that about your husband. Sex is a very important part of marriage, although certainly not the only part, and yes, marriage is complicated. No need to be defensive about...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Joint Commission had me for lunch.
    Well, they have to have something to justify their phony-baloney jobs, don't they?
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Things that make you go hmmm....
    Oh yeah, and there's the tale of three kittens and a mama cat stashed in the closet of my asthma patient's hospital room. The family had snuck them in to visit and apparently hidden them in the...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Joint Commission had me for lunch.
    I couldn't either, which is why we came to a mutual parting of the ways four months into the job. Part of the problem was I was too friendly toward the staff---I lacked the poker face and the killer...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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