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  1. Student Mistreatment
    I think its unfair that you imply we think she did something wrong. But unfortunately, in the real world, what it comes down to is that its her word against the teachers. I had to deal with the same...
    Nov 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Student Mistreatment
    Been there, done that... I had a teacher who was known for picking one student per clinical group and making their lives hell, then failing them. I learned pretty soon that I was the 'chosen one'......
    Nov 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Working while pregnant
    Oh my dear god...This is something that just gets to me...I realize we are VERY lucky here in Quebec, but have only been aware of it since I started dating an American. I am an agency nurse at the...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Pregnancy if RN-Masters program??
    So I saw a post regarding getting pregnancy during nursing school or after getting hired...I was wondering if I could get some input regarding the RN to Masters programs. I already planned on going...
    Nov 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Letter to the Offended
    I dont think the problem is that nurses wear thongs...heck, you could wear butt-less leather chaps under your scrubs for all I care! The problem is when you wear hot-pink whale thongs that ride up...
    Nov 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    I heard this one from colleagues...On our department we have three isolation rooms down a hallway kinda out of site of the nurses station. Apparently one night right after diaper changes the patient...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Invasive Pre-Employment Physical??
    Honestly, what worries me is that you are more scared of losing this job opportunity than finding out you have a health problem? If you ARE sick enough to not get the job, then you might not be...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Invasive Pre-Employment Physical??
    Oh my dear God! I dont know about better employment rights, but that might be just because Im from Quebec...Pay is much lower, taxes are higher, and mandatory overtime is pretty much standard for...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Rant about ungrateful, demanding patients
    Wow, reading this post makes me kinda scared to move to the States...Where I work, we frequently have to remind patients that the 'H' in front of the building does NOT mean hotel...Ive also had the...
    Oct 24, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Am I skeptical,when
    Im gonna agree with New nurse syndrome :P When we are nursing student, with 2-3 patients at a time, we can and DO spend all the time we can giving all the care we should. I went through school...
    Oct 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Flu shot controversy
    I dont know if we got different vaccines here in Canada, probably did...But I saw several bad reactions to the shot during the big vaccination panic. I had one GB patient, the doctors straight out...
    Oct 24, '10
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. What the Heck to You Do on Night Shifts?
    Wow, I really thought american nurses had it better than us in Canada for working conditions...We get an hour and a half total per 8 hour shift, 45min of it is paid(if not taken cuz were too busy,...
    Oct 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. share the weirdest reasons patients push the call light for
    When I first started nursing, I did mostly LTC, and we had this one relatively young guy who was a quad, but was still fully A&O. We just start 0h00-8h00 shift, and the emergency bell goes off in his...
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Funny things patients say !
    I had this funny experience when I was in my pediatric clinical rotations in nursing school. We had to do two days at the YMCA to see the developmental differences between healthy kids and sick kids....
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. The Policeman vs. The Nurse
    This is really so unfortunate...We dont know the background story, cant know what he did to upset her, and cant know what her intentions were when she made that comment. But I doubt this was really a...
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Opinions of Atlanta Medical Center as employer?
    Hi! Im a nurse from Canada currently trying to get licenced to work in Georgia, and Im pretty interested in Atlanta Medical Center as an employer. I was wondering if anybody on here works for them or...
    Sep 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart?
    We had this patient in med-surg who was in severe respiratory acidosis, resident and ER doc come for the code, and once the pt was stable, the ER doc leaves the resident alone to prepare for transfer...
    Sep 25, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. Is there life after the night shift?
    You meet them the same way you would if you worked day, but that depends on when you sleep. Ive been working nights for 3 years, and sleep during the day when most ppl are at work anyways. So I can...
    Sep 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Emotional disaster
    I was like you as a new grad, and I thought Id always be that way. Emotions in a nurse are not a bad thing. They will help you give your patients the care they deserve. If you leave it all behind,...
    Sep 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Confessions Of A Labour & Delivery Nurse
    Just to clarify, SHAVING might not be necessary, because as others have mentioned, it can be hard to see and reach. But a little trim can be done. It is blogs like this though that let you see how...
    Sep 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Confessions Of A Labour & Delivery Nurse
    Ok, so I actually work in a L&D department. I dont think the nurse who wrote the article was trying to be mean-spirited. What she gave were suggestions. While we dont have to put our faces directly...
    Sep 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    This isnt something that happened to me, but was described by a colleague who worked GI for a while. She told me about this patient with a colostomy who kept being re-admitted because it would get...
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Charting Bloopers
    Here are two pretty funny ones... We had this patient come in to investigate abdominal pain...After several tests, cultures, and consults, the GI doc reviewed the notes, and wrote`I have no idea...
    Aug 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Canadian nurse to relocate to Atlanta
    Hi! I am a nurse working in Quebec, Canada. I graduated in 2007, and since have mostly worked in Med-surg and mother-baby. My boyfriend is an American and grew up in Atlanta and we have decided to...
    Aug 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Looking for a job in the Atlanta area?
    Does the Atlanta job market still suck as bad as it did last year this time? I'm going to try to set up interviews in the next couple of weeks since I'll be in town. Any advice as to who to send...
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: Georgia Nursing


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