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  1. RN vs BSN, is a BSN really worth it?
    To me it's worth it even without a potential pay increase. There's nothing wrong with having more education, and I say this as someone who has an ADN. I am going back to get my bachelors. I was...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. New Grad, work calling on days off
    Do you think THEY feel bad when they under staff you? No. So stop feeling guilty. You work what you signed on to work - 3 12's per week - and you don't owe anyone your time off. That's the hospital's...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Comparing myself/feeling inadequate
    Once you said you were introverted, that explained your problem right there. Sadly our society loves extroverts. Even the basic, mediocre ones will get more praise than an excellent introvert simply...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How Important is it that your patients and their families like you?
    I've also been a nurse for about two years now. In the beginning it was very important to me that I was liked. So much so that it felt that part of the way I was acting was fake and sugary sweet....
    Aug 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Late arriving Nurses
    Chronically arriving late makes you an a-hole. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. You are saying that you don't give a damn about anyone else's time but yours. You are saying that you give no cares to...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. What is the motivation for bullying?
    You can psychoanalyze people all you want, and some people do have legit issues that can be worked out. But I truly believe that a lot of times there is no rhyme or reason for bullying. Some people...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What nursing task do you loathe???
    Suppositories.
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I Hate People (my rant)
    Can we not try to equate or confuse introvert with misanthrope. Thanks.
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is it possible to be successful in nursing with poor social skills?
    Also, gummi, don't feel too bad about not being in that close social circle at work. Being the quiet observer that I am, I overhear things. People who act like friends to each others faces, back stab...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is it possible to be successful in nursing with poor social skills?
    I think they could be successful as a nurse, but maybe not so much with their coworkers. Why? Because nursing is very cliquey. Men and women alike. If you are perceived as different, the majority...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Is it possible to be successful in nursing with poor social skills?
    I wouldn't say I have the best social skills. I'm an introvert who is reserved, and prefers to interact with very small groups at a time in a quiet, toned down manner; someone who would rather stand...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How do you spend your first day off?
    Sleeping. I work nights. I usually sleep all of the morning when I get off, wake up mid-afternoon, and then go back to sleep in the evening and sleep through the night. By the time I wake up the next...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What is it with nurses showing up late!
    Being tardy is my #1 pet peeve. It's rude and disrespectful. It says, "my time is more important than yours, and I don't give a crap what you might have going on in life." 45 minutes late?! With...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. To tell or not to tell!
    Unless one of your co-workers is blatantly bringing harm to a patient, mind your own business. When people do wrong it usually catches up with them eventually, your intervention not required. You're...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. How long before being charge nurse?
    On my unit I was put in charge around six months after I was off orientation. One very brief on the fly night of "training" the night before and then thrown into it the next next night. They...
    Mar 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Embracing Night Shift
    I have worked nights for a year and a half now, and while I do believe that they are starting to take their toll and I feel exhausted a lot even on my days off, there are pros. We have 24 hour/day...
    Mar 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Tolerance and acceptace of gay nurses and patients
    I don't have any gay co-workers (that I know of), but I've had several gay patients and for some reason a few nurses who have given me report on these patients feel the need to mention that they are...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Text messages from nurse manager
    Not rude at all. I get group texts occasionally from the manager and calls from staffing as well, asking people to come in because someone called off and they are short. Not my problem. I worked my...
    Dec 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I HATE bedside nursing
    It's not just you honey, bedside does suck. I told myself I would stay 3-5 years; long enough to get enough experience to never have to go back, and work on my BSN at the same time. As soon as I have...
    Dec 10, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  20. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    Too many tasks, and not enough staff in which to cut down on the nurse/patient ratios. When I have 3 or 4 patients, I feel that I can mostly provide good to excellent care and be attentive. Give me...
    Dec 2, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Night Shift Dulls your brain
    I don't know, at least for me I know I can think better and sharper at night because it's slower paced (usually) and there are less people around. My brain does not do well in chaotic environments,...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. What are the top 5 medications YOU administer daily?
    HEPARIN diluadid percocet/norco/vicodin lipitor pepcid valium/robaxin colace/senna ancef/rocephin
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Compassion fatigue...how do you deal?
    I hate to say it but, during my shifts I remind myself at the end of the day, it's just a job. I do the very best I can, I am polite and respectful. But I refuse to let these people railroad me and...
    Oct 31, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. why do nurses gossip and belittle eachother?
    To answer the original question: I think it's because nursing is a high stress job with often a lot at stake and too little help. We grow frustrated, so we take it out on the nearest targets -- each...
    Oct 29, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. What age of patient's are the most difficult for you?
    Do we work in the same place? Good lord. On that note, if I even have the audacity to walk in 30 sec "late", off with my head! I get to the point where I just tell myself it's a job, and it will...
    Oct 29, '14
    Forum: Patient Education


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