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  1. What Being a Nurse Has Taught Me
    Thank you, TimeToShine! I am so glad you enjoyed it :)
    Apr 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Confess!  Whats the craziest force of habit you've done in the "Real World"
    I have signed checks and receipts with RN at the end. Haven't we all? I look at veins too! I diagnose people in my head when their color is "not quite right". The job I have had for the last 11...
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. are we human .. really ??
    Only in nursing do you get raked over the coals for "human mistakes", this I have learned. And, yes, I have cried over write ups too. :crying2: We have feelings, therefore, we cry. Please try not...
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Snow- at what point do you call out?
    Reading some of these comments made me feel as if I had to say something. I have worked as a nurse for 17 years. Not once, when I made it in from 45 minutes away from my home, in snow and ice, have I...
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Physical Assessments: Do Any Nurses Do Them
    As a med-surg nurse, I always did thorough head to toe assessments on my patients, and I have been a nurse a long time. That being said, I highly suspected that there were some nurses who did not....
    Aug 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Tell Me What It's Really Like
    I could really use some advice right now. After almost 17 years as a medical nurse, I have the opportunity to work much closer to home at a sexual offender's unit. As I understand it, these are men...
    Jun 23, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  7. Pt./Family Comments that Leave You Speechless
    Twenty family members in the room telling me, in all seriousness, that the gauze dressing on Granny's foot wound was saturated with liquid and it all started when another nurse hung that bag of IV...
    May 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nursing: Experience Does Not Mean A Higher Salary
    I really feel that it depends on the facility that you are applying to and how badly they need help. I worked as a traveler for a year at a facility. When I decided to move on, they asked me to stay...
    May 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing: Experience Does Not Mean A Higher Salary
    Thanks so much for your response. That makes a lot of sense. What is really crazy is that I had to actually leave one place of employment for almost three years in order to come back at a higher rate...
    May 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing: Experience Does Not Mean A Higher Salary
    Why does it seem that in the nursing field, salaries do not seem to really increase that much with experience? I was an LPN for ten years and have been an RN for six. I have a lot of experience in...
    May 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Who hates nursing, honestly????
    I don't really hate nursing. I LOVE caring for people. It is all the other stuff that takes up a 12-hr shift that is totally uncalled for: crazy family members, out-of-touch administration, pulling...
    May 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Will you work during a Pandemic?
    Considering the way most of us are treated when there is NOT a pandemic, why should I risk my life to go to work without PPE to protect me? I have a family that depends on me for an income, which...
    Apr 29, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. Ativan for Everything?
    IMO, on our busy Med-Surg floor where almost half of the patients are Psych, drug overdoses or drug-seekers, Ativan is a God-send. I also think that Ativan should be available in spray bottles for...
    Apr 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Biting my lip.
    Yep, I had a female patient the other day that was in her 30's. She was a nightmare. Anyway, as I walked out the door of her room, she said, "*****!. I wanted to clobber her, but instead I went to...
    Apr 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. ooh nooo !!
    Unfortunately, I have seen this happen a few times myself. It takes a lot to get that nurse fired, for some reason. When they do finally let her go, she just applies somewhere else and starts the...
    Apr 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I LOVE NIGHT SHIFT!
    I have worked both days and nights and I like night shift a whole lot better!!! Less family, less doctors, less ancillary staff and less management!
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  17. How do you feel when you see family members and their Note pads in hand
    It really depends on the circumstances. If they are writing down VS, or other things they would like to remember, that is one thing. But when they are asking every person who walks in the room what...
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. So you don't like Nursing? Let's fix it!
    Yes, there has been a trend lately. I agree. And I have posted in a lot of those threads. I think nurses are just tired of being treated as if they do not count. First of all, in an acute hospital...
    Mar 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Almost finished and want to quit
    Actually, at Walmart, if a customer acted like some of our patients do (self-entitled, verbally and physically abusive), the police would be called and the customer would probably be asked to leave...
    Mar 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Stress related near breakdown
    {{Hugs}} I know how you feel. Really, I do. And I also carry the insurance for my family. Call your counselor and try to get in to see them ASAP, please!! Then, maybe it is time to find another...
    Mar 11, '09
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. What's going to happen when we ALL leave the bedside?
    Something happened yesterday to a co-worker of mine that reinforced my decision to get out of bedside nursing, if not nursing all together. I can't really go into it, but trust me, it was bad. ...
    Mar 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Stress related near breakdown
    Good luck with everything. I am currently on a 2 1/2 week hiatus from work myself (for the same reasons). Only one very close friend knows why I am out (besides my boss). I am taking the time off...
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. Maybe giving it all up
    I think you are being too hard on yourself. A lot of times, they do not complain right away of pain. A lot of times, the fractures do not even show up right away. Do not let the opinions of the...
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Amid Nation's Recession, More Than 200,000 Nursing Jobs Go Unfilled
    No, You are NOT off mark. But the thing is, there is not a NURSING shortage. There is a SHORTAGE of nurses that are willing to work under the conditions that have been created for us. There is also...
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Amid Nation's Recession, More Than 200,000 Nursing Jobs Go Unfilled
    It is very simple. Healthcare has become money-driven. I understand that everyone has to be paid, but when hospitals, nursing homes, etc....strive to pay their CEO HUGE bucks, while paying their...
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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