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  1. Guys in Peds??
    I'm amazed about how many threads- this one and others- relate an area of patient care with what equipment the nurse hass between the navel and the knees. In 30 years of nursing, I've maybe had a...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  2. Not to beat a dead horse but ...
    Show me a BSN program with a 100% pass rate on boards and I'll show you a school that kicks out 1/3 or more of thier students in the last 3 semesters. No refunds of coarse for the tuition you spent...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. A thief named Alzheimer's
    Your article sends chills down my spine. My wife was diagnosed with AD 5 years ago. So far the progression is slow, but day by day I see the person I've loved for 30 years fading away. The worst part...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  4. What's in your pockets?
    "Not fair! not fair!" he hissed. "It isn't fair, my precious, is it, to ask us what it's got in it's nassity little pocketsess?"
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What's the scariest thing you've ever seen as a nurse?
    A long time ago; I was working in ICU and they gave me a patient who was a member of our Board of Directors. From what I remember, he was vented for ARDS/resp failure post CABG in another hospital....
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. My school says to only buy books from their bookstore...
    I am SO OLD!!! I thought a book was a collection of pages with information on them in a sequential format concerning a specific area of knowledge or related facts. Now there is all this talk of...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Unsure of wanting kids
    It's a shame there isn't a way to rent a toddler say, for a 6mos lease. If you find kids aren't your cup of tea, you can turn them back in for a full refund of your security deposit. Like'em, and you...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. how much hire level math is required for nursing?
    Eye fined most days bay-sick math skills are awl that are rechiored two due my job. School may rechior sum algebra sew ewe can grasp the statistical analysis of studies and such, butt the most...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Malpractice Insurance?
    a quick web search will give you more than enough options to let you get malpractice ins. I found the product offered through my state professional organization to be a bit pricey. I ended up adding...
    Jun 27
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Feed me, Seymour! When patients want forbidden food...
    I've known more than my share of patients who commit suicide by bullheadedness. The problem is sometimes out restrictions are appropriate, and othertimes they are just mean spirited torture. Ther is...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Feed me, Seymour! When patients want forbidden food...
    The good news is he got to experience the ultimate "CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE"- I'm betting fried food was a high priority for this patient, and he died after partaking in his favorite treat. I'm...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Open up....Spoonfed report
    I like a complete report. I agree, there is no reason for one shift to have to stay over just for report, but at least where I work it is common for days(I work nox) to show up to the station at 5-10...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Annnnnd it happened anyways…
    It's a shame you can't count your stay in L&D and your first wk or two with the new babe as partial OB/peds clinical experience. I'm sure you are going to learn more through making this new life than...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. NCLEX before or after vacation?
    I hate to take the other side, but I would put off NCLEX if you can afford to. I postponed so much "family time" when I was in nursing school. What little extra $ we had went to books, tuition,...
    Jun 27
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. When an employer asks 'what's the lowest wage you are willing to accept'...
    You must have some idea whay the going rate in in your area for new AD grads- it can be researched on the web in about 15min. I see several important points: if the place is offering you much less...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Is it OK to say no to a nurse?
    The NAs that I work with "No" is the polite response. More often than not I don't even get acknowledgement that they were asked to do something. I've never seen a unit secratary of NA go without...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. am i reasonably resigning?
    You stuck it out this long, I wouldn't turn in a notice unless you have another position lined up. It no new job turns up- it is much easier to put together a geographic change if you haven't been...
    May 30
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Sick of hearing "We don't want mom (or dad) to know"
    There are specific cultural groups where this type of behavior would be acceptable, but in American society, how can this even come up? How is it that children are being given private, protected...
    May 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. RN Assaulted by MD
    Why can't this ever happen to me? I get condscending, belittling comments, snide remarks, but never ever ever can I get punched. I annoy the doctors as much or more than the next nurse! I don't know...
    May 30
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Anti-Intellectualism in Nursing
    I haven't been in school for a long time, but the BSN program I attended was definitely "dumbed down" in compairson to other science degrees. The biology, chemistry and math. were watered down...
    May 30
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. I felt  belittled by a Dr.
    Don't think too badly of your peers. Most people I've worked with will go to almost any lengths to avoid conflict. This doctor obviously isn't one of those people. Don't expect people to rush to your...
    May 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. I felt  belittled by a Dr.
    I've pointed to my ID badge and shared with a number of doctors that I do not have a medical license and am not capable of ordering Ativan- please take it up with the ordering physician. Feel free to...
    May 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Unsafe ED
    With apologies to stargazer et al, I've been floated to an ER where exactly what heartRN13 described and for exactly for those reasons happens all the time. End of shift- the docs clear the floor so...
    May 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Low HR
    Asymptomatic bradycardia that returned to a normal HR without intervention wouldn't have worried me if I knew the patient had been having GI upset and was likely to be vagal, or had normal kidney...
    May 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Are men not as neat as women nurses?
    My Gosh! What if, instead of gender, she referred to race- ie: "a (ethnic slur term of choice) must have been teaching in this classroom".... She would have been crucified on the CBS evening news....
    May 20
    Forum: Men in Nursing


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