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  1. Tired of kids coming to the nurse...
    When I was in grade school, I used to do the same thing. I was always going to the office with random issues like that...because the office was the only place where I wasn't being bullied and beat up...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Working in a christian place while being an atheist?
    If he was a coworker that's terribly offensive. I'd even go so far to say it might be against regulations. Everyone's entitled to their opinion on faith, but to hand you a bible and make a statement...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  3. Any male nurses working in OB?
    Thanks for responding! I just really enjoyed my clinical rotation there, and may pick a second up my last term for an elective.
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. Energy drinks and teens coming to ER with chest pain
    I shudder every time I hear that quote. "it's all natural so it must be good for you" to which I respond, so is snakebite venom. Doesn't mean I want it in me.
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. I am reading my syllabus correctly???!!!??? Foley Cath's
    I do not believe you would practice foleys on classmates. I'm pretty sure you'll use mannequins or other instruments. Foleys are a bit of a cauti risk I doubt the school would have you inserting them...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Last Free Weekend
    I spent it chilling with my gaming computer and just put it in the closet. Classes start in the morning. I'm ready to rock this term and keep my 3.0 going. *fingers crossed*
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Hospital Beep Syndrome
    I get that quite often as well. To the point that I tell friends and family if they need to get ahold of me after a shift, send an email, my cell phone goes off until the next morning.
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. NEW CNA: Running behind on workload! Feel awful!
    I didn't have that, but worked with those that did. Thing is, being a CNA is a team effort. No one can do it all on their own.
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. NEW CNA: Running behind on workload! Feel awful!
    Clipboard. It will be your best friend. Get one and make out lists of your patients each shift. Turn it into a table of what you need to do and check things off as you do them. At least it worked...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Funny & Cute Things Our Demented Patients Say
    Had one once that insisted I should "stay in the room with her all night" and that she would never tell my mother. I was so thankful the nurse was in the room with me, along with the patients...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. New to nursing field - got fired after 2 months
    This is exactly it. In an ideal world, every new grad would get an additional 6 months to a year working along side an experienced nurse and learn the ropes. And it's just the way the system is...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. What to do during the summer to enhance my nursing experience?
    Volunteering helps too. You network with the employees and managers and some places even offer scholarship opportunities for volunteers pursuing degrees in nursing.
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Hobbies that keep your soul alive?
    Basketball The occasional video game with friends (currently live isolated from all of them by a 2 hour drive) Running And I try to take mini vacations between terms.
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  14. Any male nurses working in OB?
    So I just finished my semester of labor and delivery and was wondering how many men there are that work on OB units? I rather enjoyed my rotation there and am considering it when I graduate. Is that...
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. Summer term students
    I hear ya. My finals are both on Tuesday so my stress levels are at an all time high!
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Summer term students
    Glad I'm not the only one! I only took one class this term, but it's proving more than enough to keep me stressed! Good luck to everyone as we approach finals week!
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Summer term students
    So, who here taking nursing classes this summer is ready for break? I know I am.
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. "Negative dilute" drug test?
    I tell prospective employers, the best bet for a non-dilute urine sample for me is in the morning, because I have a hx of multiple kidney stones so I drink lots of water throughout the day. It's...
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Is an iPad beneficial?
    Rumors have it that they will be releasing an iPad mini sometime around September...that will probably be cheaper.
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Seriously?  A hospital is NOT a hotel.
    I once had a family like that. With small children running around despite the rules that they were not permitted on the floor for infection control reasons...only to have one child nearly enter a...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Heart sounds with large breasts
    Being a male, when I have to assess that heart sound I will either ask the patient to move it if need be, or use the back of my hand with the stethoscope in it. It can be tricky at times, but if you...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. ATI Fundamentals Exam
    Can't comment on the test itself, but if you take the practice tests there's an option to "remediate" and it highlights parts you got wrong with corresponding chapters in the ATI book. I found that...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Good jobs for Nursing Students
    Talk to a friendly instructor, some states permit you to challenge the CNA exam after a fundamentals or foundations course. Your instructors might be better knowledgeable to help you with this.
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Obstetrics Clinicals SCARE me so much im considering dropping out :(
    I'm actually looking forward to mine. My instructor has already assured me that she wants me to have the full range of experiences as the women do, and I do not need to worry at all about that. ...
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  25. You know its a seeker when . . .
    You're behind the curtain while they get changed into a gown and hear "Who's my doctor? Him? *expletive*. He's not going to give me anything, we should just go home."
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing