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  1. New To Psych
    Thanks to both of you for your helpful responses. I appreciate that you've taken the time to fill me in on some of your observations as nurses in the psych nursing field. I've started my position,...
    Nov 12, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. New To Psych
    Hi Everyone: I'm moving to a job in an in-patient psychiatric facility (acute care) from a nursing career in a Burn ICU. What would be most important for me to learn or what qualities can I work...
    Oct 29, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Burn Techs...ancillary staff on burn units
    Hi: Our Burn Techs ROCK! Couldn't do without them!
    Oct 29, '07
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  4. Not easy being a nurse - Victorville Daily Press
    Why are you continuing to compare apples to oranges...there is no comparison. By the way...I am a single, white, childless, female, who has worked her whole life, is religiously against debt and...
    Jun 8, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Not easy being a nurse - Victorville Daily Press
    Funny...in California, before I could even consider enter a nursing program my prerequisites included: biology, microbiology, physiology, anatomy (with cadaver dissection), algebra 1 and 2, family...
    Jun 7, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Not easy being a nurse - Victorville Daily Press
    Wow...quoting yourself...new concept, but old ideas. Your post is filled with the same old, thinly-veiled attacks at the competence of ADNs. As mentioned, ADN degrees require many prerequisites...
    Jun 7, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. First and Last Year in Nursing
    Dear Dear 3535: Thanks for the note, I'm glad I'm not alone in the way I feel. I worked hard to become a nurse and also enjoy being one. I also really want to help my patients and their families...
    Nov 28, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. CONTINUED IN WHAT IS THE MAJOR REASON Why are they all leaving?
    This is a good example of why nurses leave: negativity...someone goes out of their way and writes a nice, sweet, and completely non-negative note...even goes so far as to thank all us nurses...BUT...
    Nov 27, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. First and Last Year in Nursing
    Give me a break! Of course, most people who become nurses do so because that's the kind of person they are. There are realizations that this profession will be different from many others they might...
    Nov 27, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Does anyone know what this is?
    Hi: Intern Neurosis can be a serious malady in the nursing world. I know my own case of Intern Neurosis manifests itself every morning (I work nights in an ICU at a university/teaching...
    Nov 15, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Threatened dismissal because of wrinkly clothes :0(
    Ha! This thread is cracking me up! I guess i'm lucky...I work in an ICU with scrubs that come out of a little hole in a big machine. The slots are about 2" by 2" and the scrubs come out looking...
    Nov 1, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. I feel really, really stupid
    Hi: I can relate...I graduated in May and was extremely glad to do so! Prior to nursing school I was a straight A student (I'm in my 40's). When I started, I was completely taken aback to find my...
    Nov 1, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. would you finish work from previoius shift?
    If its not charted...it never happened. End of story. If a nurse is sued, then they'd be crumb out of luck, because they'd have no legs to stand on.
    Oct 23, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Extubated my patient
    Dear Miranda (RN/writer): Thanks for the great information on processing feelings. The original poster's situation has not happened to me (yet), but having these tools will definitely help...
    Oct 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Take my survey, its for class!!!
    1.) what is your highest level of education? 2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc) 3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses? 4.)...
    Oct 12, '06
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. How many Pt do you take care of?
    Work nights (18:30 to 06:30) in a Burn ICU and take 1 to 2 patients, with a burn tech until about 23:00. Sometimes those 2 patients feel like 20. Very rarely sit down throughout the night...eating...
    Oct 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Is 26 too old to go back to school?
    Oops...I guess if 26 is too old, it's a little late for me. Went back to school at 40, graduated nursing school with honors at 44, and am working as an ICU nurse at 45...I wish someone would of told...
    Oct 5, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. higher pay for BSN grads?
    I guess I'll just have to quit nursing and become a teacher...where everything is SO MUCH FAIRER!!! ha ha
    Sep 23, '06
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. did you go to school or work in Lubbock?
    Hi: Did clinicals at Covenant and UMC. Run, don't walk from Covenant. Large percentage of the nastiest nurses you will ever meet (except in the ER and the Dialysis unit, they were great). Angry,...
    Sep 21, '06
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. higher pay for BSN grads?
    The POINT is that when a new nurse takes the NCLEX (yes, the same exam that every new nurse takes to become a RN) and gets their first job, they are ALL doing the SAME job. I can't think of any BSN...
    Sep 20, '06
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. higher pay for BSN grads?
    Ha Ha! Appalling? All I know is that I take my cheap little ADN degree to my unit every night and work my butt off. Appalling? Appalling is people's attitudes about something so trivial when we...
    Sep 20, '06
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Hey, Managers! What's up with the "weeding out" of good nurses?
    Thanks for the response...it wasn't mean at all! :wink2: I guess what I meant when I was talking about "crap", was more geared towards attitudes about work and co-workers once there, not really...
    Sep 5, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Hey, Managers! What's up with the "weeding out" of good nurses?
    You're right about some of them taking less crap...and sometime's its not because they are standing up for themselves. Many (not all) times its because they do not have any idea what real life can...
    Sep 5, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Night shift naps
    :wavey: Hi: I work 12.5 to 13 hr (sometimes turns into 14 hour) shifts at night and I'm too busy to sleep (or nap or whatever word you want to use for unconsciousness). Breaks, lunch? You mean I'm...
    Sep 4, '06
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. What Shoes? to wear?
    By far, the best shoes I've found are Merrill's. I work 13 to 14 hour shifts and these help my feet last the entire time. I have really high arches, so a lot of shoes are extremely uncomfortable...
    Sep 4, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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