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  1. Verbal, Written warnings and Termination
    Interesting post. I, too, have been told I was "not a good fit." Can anyone define ?? And WHY, (please WHY) would anyone want to be a ("nurse") notwithstanding my 33 years in this...
    Dec 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nursing Shortage?
    Idealist, not realist. Bought into the hyperbole. Nursing? Ya gotta be kiddin' me. After 33 years as an RN.............NO WAY.
    Dec 3, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  3. ICU BURN OUT
    Natosha: SIX WHOLE YEARS !! 33 for me. 25 as a critical care specialist. Have travelled the US (licensed in 16 states).
    Dec 3, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Nursing the old fashioned way
    Gotta love the old "black&white". Worked everytime. Easy, cheap, effective. Banned by endoscopists though !! (NEVER turn your back on someone with a "scope) !!
    Dec 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing the old fashioned way
    I remember starched white uniforms, backrubs, fresh ice water, cookies& flowers at the nursing station, AND.... Please and Thank you were common in the patients' lexicon. Along those lines...I...
    Dec 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How did you get into the ICU?
    jUST, exactly, WHAT IS A NURSE? ASK THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Your petty egos and inflated sense of SELF denigrate the profession. Been "in it" too long...and have my share of misery, to let this...
    Dec 2, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Interesting comment. Perhaps it could be expanded to include "nurse managers", nursing directors, nurse administrators, nurse "educators" and ALL of their non-clinical ilk. At the risk of...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    And that would be?....for example...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    "role model"? Since when is one's choices (even if deleterious to oneself) considered a factor in job performance? Especially if it does not impact in any way one's performance. Hypocrisy...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Bedside nursing is a "minefield", filled with lottery winner wannabes. Am I paranoid? No. Just an experienced realist.
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Can RN work as CNA in MA?
    "Frowned upon...?" Why should a licensed, experienced, RN NOT be allowed to work as a CNA? In a tight labor market, perhaps this represents a realistic (though undesirable) choice. ...
    Nov 29, '10
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  12. Is this really slander?
    be verry, verry careful. fear rules the employment marketplace. retribution rules "management". it's a minefield out there. tread lightly, or boom ! (unemployed via principle)
    Nov 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    Can anyone tell me why (in this MISERABLE US economy) an experienced RN cannot apply for work as a CNA in order to feed themselve/family?
    Nov 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I'm exhausted...it's ridiculous (and unsafe)
    Hi !! Just got home after the most ridiculous assignment of my (33 year) career. As an agency nurse, I accepted an assignment at at local nursing home (night shift). Bottom line --- 58 patients...
    Nov 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    Why do we do this? After 33 years as an RN, I humbled, disaffected. discouraged, ... Running out of "dis" word It's a J.O.B. I have become the very person that I've despised in my...
    Nov 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    Let me repeat myself... I should have gone into the "hospitality" industry. At the very least, one could "earn" tips. Your Momma, YOUR DADDA, your Abuelita. You CARE ??
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    I honestly believe that, after all these years (33) as a registered nurse....NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND would choose this "profession". I'm trying to leave. And actively discourage ANYONE...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. new nurse refuse drug test
    Nursing is analogous to "walking in a minefield". From the moment you "apply" you are scrutinized. HR, Admin.Staff (peer interviews). ...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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