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  1. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    In the days of large green oxygen cylinders at the bedside, glass IV bottles and chest tube drainage bottles, large open wards with curtains between the beds, reusable dressing trays, gloves for...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Whats your NICU experience?
    If you are trying to escape germs and other "dirty" issues, surgery and labor and delivery are better than most. NICU nursing is very interesting but hard emotionally. I tried it and couldn't take...
    Jan 8
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing
    I'm about to retire and have loved the journey! Never got bored with nursing. So many different fields to try. I would recommend it to anyone!
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. Cops and Nurses
    My dad got pulled over for speeding. He was a doctor and told the cop he was going to the hospital. The cop escorted him to the door with lights and sirens. A bit embarrassing because he wasn't...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. A Mother Seeking Healthcare Career Advice for High School Junior
    There is nothing like nursing!! It is a very exciting and fulfilling job and if you get bored with one area you can retrain for another specialty. It has provided me with 30 plus years of...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Generic name for vitals machine?
    BP Machine
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Would love to hear your stories of rewards of long term care nursing.
    You become the only family many of the patients have. So many interesting life stories. It is very rewarding work!
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Negative Self Talk
    Negative self talk is a killer. It spreads like a fungus. I am thankful for my long drive home when I can have myself a good cry or blast the music and sing or have a long talk with myself out...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. A Time to Heal
    Thank you so much for this!! "To everything a season" speaks to me where I'm at right now in my career journey. You are amazing and have helped so many! Keep writing forever!
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  10. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. What you do matters
    My nursing life was forever changed by the kindness and compassion of the nurse who looked after my mother during chemo. As a seasoned nurse I learned more than I ever thought possible about nursing...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. thank you for preceptor
    I have treasured every thank you letter I have ever received!!
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Time Management
    Get report, report to care aids, assessments, treatments, dressings, check bowel sheet, make list of stuff to do during shift, 5pm meds with laxatives, my supper break if I have time, hs meds,...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Nurses working on day off...
    I always call back. Sometimes I wonder if others do, as they are always thank me even when I say no.
    May 15, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  15. (Remember) Walking In the Sand
    The woman who runs our facility is on antianxiolytics all the time, even when she had a lower stress job. Anxiety is just something she lives with, but she does a fabulous job in spite of it.
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. (Remember) Walking In the Sand
    I left a job once for panic attacks (related to menopause) and I've never looked back. I love my current job. No further panic attacks!
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Personal Experience after Many Years as a Nurse
    Know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many of us in this on-line community. I can not imagine what it would be like to be a nurse with your own child in this situation. Thank you for...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Ever have a patient work your very last nerve?
    My dad was a GP and on hearing that his patient was harassing one of the nurses he marched right down to the nursing station and discharged the guy. I find usually it's the families that take the...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. How to survive 16h shifts...
    I know it feels like THEY are trying to kill you, but you absolutely have to learn to say NO without guilt. You are the only one who knows how much you can take emotionally and physically and if YOU...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. How long does the "new nurse anxiety" usually last?
    When in a new area I write everything I learn down in a pocket notebook, which I photocopy double sided in mini-print. When an unfamiliar event occur out comes my notebook. This has saved me much...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Nursing gear passed on from older generation
    My mother gave me her bedside nursing award metal when I was caring for her as she was dying. She said I deserved it more than she, which wasn't true, but meant the world to me. I inherited my...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  22. Yikes I'm Getting Old!
    Aging is a mindset. There's lots of us energetic "old" people out there in nursing, doing it just because it's fun and keeps our brains alive.
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. That Dreaded 3-11 Shift
    12 hour shifts forced me to "retire" from my beloved Labor and Delivery job. LTC has 8 hour shifts and that works so much better for me, and although I miss the excitement of L&D the exhaustion of...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Perfect shoes for the "flat footed" male nurse
    Custom orthotics in Reebok runners have saved my feet. Nursing is hard on feet!
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  25. So, who is working tomorrow?
    I volunteered to work Christmas Day at triple time one year but there was NO staff so I worked like a dog and it was NOT worth it!
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion