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  1. How do you respond to rude patients?
    I find that some pt's do think it says "Hilton". I agree with poster schookimz, letting the pt know that the doctor is saving a life, is NOT an intimidating tact. Just reminding the pt know that...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Can nurses refuse to perform/assist circumcisions and abortions?
    When I was working out in Ca. 10 years ago, if your belief was not to be in abortions or TAB you just asked to switch. It was not a big deal but that was 10 years ago.
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  3. Am I Too Old?
    I will graduate with my ASN at 49 and my BSN at 50-51. It has always been my goal but I raised my children first. I don't care what age I end up being, it is my dream goal. Who cares what age you...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Have you ever had an accident driving to work in a snow storm?
    I am a nurse and my job is taking care of others, no matter what. I have staying in hospitals during storms and went in during storms because I was scheduled. I chose this career and all that comes...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nurses and exposure risk
    I have been working in the operating room long before eye PPE gear was required, for 22 years as a scrub tech. I have had blood splashed into my eyes, been stabbed in emergencies by long #11 blades,...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. My dying student taught me how to say goodby....
    Thank you!!
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. It finally happened to me..
    Like other have said in previous posts, never underestimate the power of touch!!!!! It is very important!!! Dianna
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  8. UPDATE!!
    Congrats!!!
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Any final year students finishing this year?
    Congrats!!! I am in my last semester and graduate in May!!! I started taking my pre-req's 1 class at a time back in 2000. I became a Surgical Technician back in 1987 so it had been a while since I...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Am I doing the right thing? New nurse getting butt kicked
    I haven't finished school yet, I graduate in May 2013. I have friends who graduated last year and are just coming off orientation and are having the same problem with gastric upset and dread. I have...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. I think I'm done with nursing.
    I spent 20+ years as a Surgical Tech and finally got up the nerve to go back to Nursing School. While in Nursing school had a motorcycle accident that resulted in a bad fx to my ankle. I recovered...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What Becoming A Patient Taught Me About Being A Nurse
    Thank you for sharing. This is why I try to listen to my patients. What may not seem important to me, may be the world to them. Just to heard, listened to and understood does seem to help the...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Any older students??
    I started in my 30's taking one class at a time because I was full-time mom and worked full-time. I graduate this year at 47 with my ASN and will be working on my BSN right away. I was a Surgical...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. I cannot believe a nurse did this......
    Sounds like the nurse was just trying to be nice to your kids and this is what happens, you want to report her to the BON?!? I say relax!!!
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. No More May Die
    Wow!! Thank you for writing such a compassionate piece. My wish, is for everyone to have such a peaceful passing.
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  16. Win CASH! Christmas Nursing Caption Contest - $100
    "I know I am small. I AM AN ELF!!!"
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  17. A Tale of Innovative Nursing: Making It All a Little Less Scary
    Cheesepotato, you always captivate me and carry me into the story!!! Amazing!!!
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. Is this cheating?
    At my school, if we even "discuss" the questions among a group of us students, it is academic dishonesty! Some students may have not taken the test yet or were absent. The policy states, "Any...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell
    Thank you Cheesepotato, awesome post!!! I WANT a preceptor JUST LIKE THIS!!!! I am going to graduating in May and you are just what I love in a preceptor. In nursing school I have gotten a few...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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