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  1. Patients who want to be admitted for minor things
    I agree but only to a point with the above statement. Are we talking about my husband's 56 year old niece who has had both knees replaced due to being in a severe car accident or are we discussing...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Patients who want to be admitted for minor things
    This thread made me remember when I was in college and threw up in a corn chip bag to avoid making a huge mess at a frat party! :yuck::barf02:
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    Oh swell! Now I'll have an image from Lockup burned into my brain! :nailbiting: :arghh: :wacky:
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. Medication administration vs Patients wants
    Sometimes a patient isn't being difficult for no reason. I don't care who watches me take my pills or if someone wants to check my mouth afterwards, but I would have one thing I am adamant about and...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    My caffeine lovin' husband has discovered Click flavored espresso protein powder drink. Comes in 3 flavors. He absolutely adores it! Well... I'm not a coffee drinker, but I loved the mocha and...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. New Grad going into Mental Health??
    It isn't an automatic dead end. I worked for about six months on an ortho floor and absolutely HATED it, so began watching the posts on the employee bulletin board by the time clock. Soon a RN...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Nurses continue to eat their young
    Yep! You have to be tough to work nights! If you daylight-types would only realize that we crusty tough night hawks have sleep some time so our scales and crusties don't fall off. That time is...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. allnurses Reaches 800,000 Member Milestone
    WaHoo!:)
    Apr 10
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  9. Buffets in emesis basins?
    OK! OK! I'll 'fess up too. Here's a helpful holiday hint... If both of your ring molds are already in use, just use two or three emesis basins per punch bowl as ice molds.
    Apr 10
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  10. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    English with an emphasis on becoming a writer/editor.
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Seasoned nurses
    Be sure your meds don't tweaking by your psychiatrist if you've been on them for a while. The same meds, whether for hypertension, depression, anxiety, pain control, or whatever, don't always...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. can i go into the nursing field even though i am math dyslexic?
    A big thing is not to panic. Before you start any exam or test, take two or three really deep breaths and let each one out very slowly. Let the breath out through your mouth. It will calm you down...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. I need encouragement!!
    Amy gave you great advice! Realize that college is NOT high school and that you'll be responsible for doing and learning a great deal more on your own. You aren't going to get all A's in college,...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. can i go into the nursing field even though i am math dyslexic?
    Absolutely yes! Give it a try. I too, have math Dyscalculia. I was diagnosed by a counselor who specialized in the diagnosis of various learning disabilities. It's different that just being...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. KNOWING about that 'bad' teacher...
    Before I became a nurse, I was an editor for a very large advertising company in a major city. The requisite degree was English writing combined with journalism. I had a writing professor that...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. KNOWING about that 'bad' teacher...
    Don't rely too much on the ratemyprofessors.com site because frequently the students base their ratings almost entirely on what grade they received. My husband has had a rating through the years...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. How many people recognize this abbreviation?
    BTDT, you have company! I guess I'm old too... EEK! We aren't o-l-d, we're seasoned.:cool:
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How will a "General Discharge" from the military affect my chances of employment?
    Welcome to Allnurses, NationalGuardNurse! I'm so glad you found us. I'm not really able to give you any helpful advice or information, but wanted to share a story with you anyway. When my dad...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    My cousin is a social worker in a large city that isn't in the south but borders the south and has very Southern feel sometimes. A woman in her twenties, from the neighboring hill country was put...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Pet Peeve
    I worked in a state psych hospital for 20 years armed with a MSN plus extra grad credits which I feel prepared me well for my job. I always wanted to hear what the psych aides had to contribute...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Pet Peeve
    Maybe if you had asked the nurse to assess the patient and her behavior instead of demanding that a PRN be given, she might have responded very differently. Nurses are taught to assess their patients...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. challenges in psych nursing.
    I worked in a state psych hospital for years and I learned some things along the way. Don't turn your back on a patient -- EVER! Make sure you eat and drink enough to stay hydrated and...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. YAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
    Congratulations!
    Mar 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Not the actual name but the spelling of it. Dwain.:no: I've bought craft stuff from DS Smith for years on a popular online auction site and the seller has always signed DS Smith. Yesterday's...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. You know you're a nurse if...
    Garlic is poisonous to dogs and cats, so no garlic.
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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