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  1. Why did you retire or become inactive?
    I quit nursing for five years to care for my parents. During that process, I became ill myself, but soldiered on caring for them and for myself. I finally decided to go back to nursing. I finished by...
    Sep 27, '10
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  2. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    Hey Katie5...madwife's post is dead on.....she must have hit a nerve....for those of who have a passion for nursing we resent and detest people who think two years is a LONG TIME to work to get a...
    Sep 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. "Nurses are so Mean"
    I'm one of those older nurses you refer to in your post. I don't really care about your BSN, your ADN....when you hit the door as a new nurse...young or old...I want some respect. Your post, in my...
    Sep 26, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. "Nurses are so Mean"
    I agree with your comment about being mean being consistent. I work with two nurses in my new position that are just mean. They say they know they are that way and they think it is okay. So, since...
    Sep 26, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. "Nurses are so Mean"
    In my new position( been here 5 months) in new facility(to me,...experienced nurseof over 20 years here), there is no partnership...it is a competition....don't know why....when I have patients...
    Sep 26, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Nurses, have you been been spit on, pushed, scratched and verbally or assaulted?
    Had an incident where a family member came through the ER went up to a unit and shot and killed two people...this was about a year and a half ago..the family member was upset because his mom had died...
    Sep 26, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. The Policeman vs. The Nurse
    I guess we live in glass houses. I have had some negative encounters with law enforcement. I choose to ignore the jerk like behavior because I know that I will somehow get in trouble. I think the...
    Sep 26, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Mom thinking about going back to nursing school... NEEDS ENCOURAGEMENT!!!
    This is the problem I have with older ladies wanting to go back to nursing school...they don't have a concept of reality...Nursing school is not reality...where are the posts about the stay at home...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Funny doctor orders
    Last week saw an order that read, "Daily weights...where are the daily weights?" Interesting...then my doctor boyfriend wrote an order that said, "PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, GIVE ANTIBIOTIC TO PATIENT...
    Sep 8, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. Another nurse bites the dust due to facebook
    Read most of the posts. I agree that this nurse should not have posted that message. I think firing is appropriate. That being written, what is too stop an employer from firing someone who posts...
    Aug 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What is your opinion on this matter?
    I don't like taking money from the poor either. You are a very ethical person for even wanting to take on this fight and the fact that you care is huge. Not many people want to fight "city hall" nor...
    Jul 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Problem nurses falling through the cracks
    Why do a credit check? Everybody has bills and some people have fallen on hard times, that directly affect credit. I know I have medical bills from two big surgeries that I have had a very hard time...
    Jul 30, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Problem nurses falling through the cracks
    Just got a new job...State Board required national background check, fingerprints and a thorough check of my licenses statuses before I could even be allowed in the hospital to practice. I think this...
    Jul 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Problem nurses falling through the cracks
    I have worked in ICUs where Vitamin K was given IV....Drug guides state it can be given IV if diluted. I have given it preop to neurosurgery patients who had bleeds and the doc wanted the patient to...
    Jul 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Nurses Get No Respect
    I see alot of posts about flood nursing but critical care nursing has its issues. Staffing is not as it should be....no disrespect meant when I type this...but I can wing it with caring for floor...
    Jul 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New grad starting on Neuro-tele unit... nervous!
    Just remember that no question is a stupid question. Neuro patients sometimes have very subtle changes...and those subtle changes can be a big deal....so don't be afraid to let your charge nurse and...
    Jul 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Are nurse's and physician's colleagues?
    Some docs have been colleagues and some have not. Just depends on the doc. Most of them value my nursing opinion and very few of them have actually tried to throw me under the bus....so I think the...
    Jul 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Charting
    Interesting post. I actually cared for a patient recently who went blind during her admission. She was told she would be going blind over time about a month before her admission, but was unable to...
    Jul 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. UHGGGG!!!! DOCTORS!!!
    Agree with Tyvin to a point...but remember culture is at play here...the culture of using abbreviations and the culture of nurses being like secretaries...also if nurses try to correct docs about...
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Doctor's sharps!
    I agree with with pedicurn....docs need to dispose of their own sharps. Some hospitals actually have that written in black and white.
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. I am an American.
    I have had good and bad experiences with these types of doctors. Does this doctor probably care for his patients or is he mad because he does not know how to care for his patients and the nurses...
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. "Nurses Eating Their Young"
    Nurses can be catty....but lawyers are not saints(writing this because you state you worked in a law firm)... both professions are stressful and hard work...gotta have thick skin to be work in health...
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurse to Patient Ratio legislation
    Have not had good experiences with rapid response teams yet. Attitude is an issue. Not sure why there is an attitude. All of us are nurses and we need to work together to take care of the patients....
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Nurse to Patient Ratio legislation
    Worked in McAllen, Laredo, Brownsville, Houston, Galveston, and Dallas. Enjoyed working in Texas. The nurses are excellent. The valley is tough, but I learned so much and the patients, patients'...
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Nurse to Patient Ratio legislation
    Could not find an ICU job( I have 18 years experience, 15 in critical care)...so settled for progressive care/stepdown unit job. The ratio is supposed to be 1 nurse to every 5 patients. Last shift I...
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing News


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