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  1. Occurence reporting to punish other nurses
    Reporting the "errors" of others seems to be a trait stemming from a feeling of little to no control or respect. Reporting someone and watching the aftermath from such a report can be very empowering...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Why did you become nurses?
    1) Why did y'all become nurses? I was starting my Master's Degree in Psychology and I felt really panicked that I would be limited with career options. Because I had already taken A & P, Chemistry,...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. March 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Man (sighing): "It's exactly 3 o'clock. Only 2 more hours until my first bathroom break." Woman: "Wait! Hooold it! That clock says 3:02! That means we only have to wait 1 hour and 58 minutes!"
    Mar 21
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  4. What Baffles You?
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. First or last name on stethoscope?
    Get a GPS on it. All of my stethoscopes grew legs and wandered off. It is so depressing to think that my co-workers steal, but they do. Now I use they cheap-o stethoscopes the Hospital provides.
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    I hate 12 hour shifts. I would pick 8 hour shifts over a 10 or 12 any day. Twelve hours wipes me out and even if I have the next day off, it is really hard for me to get going. My favorite shift...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. CNN article on nurses and job growth
    I had to relocate over 12 years ago! The city I use to work/live was only hiring P/T nights-no benefits. From the Nurses I spoke with you could be stuck here for years. Forget it. I moved.
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Like my job but the building is making me sick!
    I will second the latex allergy! It's serious stuff. Get a skin/blood allergy test done. See, the part of a latex allergy which is really frightening is that nobody knows how much latex will...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What makes you want to vomit?
    Feces make me gag. Always has. Always will. Apologizes to those who get so upset over this. ............and no, I will "get use to it".
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. The Battle of Day vs. Night Shift
    It would be so amazing if shifts could understand one another and get along. It would be amazing if people on the SAME shift could understand one another and get along. Oh well, a girl can...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Discrimination & Whistle blowing - Would you hire this nurse again?
    Absolutely I would hire a nurse that has blown the whistle on a facility-and won! It shows me that the Nurse has intelligence, independent thinking skills and nerves of steel. If my facility is...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Is it possible for a RN to work five 12 hr days?
    Yes, I did it. Not by choice, but through mandatory overtime. I guess my facility didn't care that long hours increase the chance of errors. Then, I had a 30-60 minute commute home (up to 2 hours a...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Person impersonates nurse 27 years before she was caught.
    Well, she must have been brillant-to teach and practice and NOBODY noticed or became suspicious in 27 years? I have known people who actually finish school and are fired for poor performance in a...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. I feel like everybody hates being a nurse!!!
    Most of the Nurses that I have worked with over the years do not like Nursing at all. Sadly, most are stuck. They can't afford to quit and they cannot afford to return to school. All the facilities...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Would you become an RN again if you had the choice?
    No no and no. Nursing has not turned out to be anything that I thought it would be. So disappointing. Thank goodness for part-time work!
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. "No nurses of color....."
    That patient is going to be SOL at the vast majority of the Hospitals in my area. I bet 95% of staff is NOT Caucasian. I've even had co-workers jokingly ask me how I got a job in the hospital because...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Being late to work...
    Chronic tardiness is extremely rude, selfish and very disrespectful. It throws off the transition from shift to shift. The person who just finished their 12 hour shift, maybe without a break, has the...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Working RNs and the CNA are to blame for new graduate RN program shortages .
    More power to older Nurses staying in the field. I think it is amazing! Nursing jobs are not a dime a dozen-the Nursing "shortage" is a joke. Too many people going into the field is what is...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Cliques
    I have found that cliques in large hospitals are almost impossible to avoid. Where I work there are three types: -Unit cliques -Racial cliques -Shift cliques My advice is to never reveal too...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Is it worth travelling 4 hrs to work?
    No. My time is money. That is just wasted life to me....even without children, IMO.
    May 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units
    Look at other Professionals...Bank Manager, Lead Surgeons, top-notch Lawyers, get my point. If they walked in with some head-to-toe cartoon mismatched get-up, I personally would think...
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Do nurses make the worst patients?
    I find those that have watched the movie: 'Terms of Endearment' to be the the absolutely worst, most obnoxious patients/families to deal with. "Oooh, lets yell, scream, carry on, act like total...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Drug Testing Questions!!!
    One can take Percocet and Xanax every day, 5x a day and if they possess a legal, valid Prescription for those medications. Well, you are safe where I work, anyway. Denying a person work because they...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Best way to resign
    Absolutely no reason to provide them with information regarding why you are leaving. Be polite, thank them for the opportunity to work there and then just move on.
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Becoming a Nurse After 40
    If Nursing is what you want to do-go for it. I bet over half of my class was over the age of 40. My aunt is 74 and she is still Nursing. Yup. One of the best on the floor, too. You do not have to...
    Mar 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion