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  1. The Fine Line
    This is such an interesting topic to me. Working in the NICU, I found it impossible to not love my patients. How can I not be moved at my very core by the the tiny little person who fits in my palm...
    Nov 12, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. SUNY To Close Long Island College Hospital
    Actually the nurses have stayed. Even until now. We are still here!
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  3. SUNY Downstate Plans To Shut LICH This Weekend Despite Court Order
    I have lived in this neighborhood 20 years and my neighbors and I rely on LICH for QUALITY care. We are not getting substandard care. Why stay open? because the proximity of trauma or cardiac...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. I feel like I'm too old for this
    Everything is relative, and sometimes when we aren't where we thought we would be in our master plan's time table, we feel old. (then we look back later and think I was SO young and SO gorgeous!! ...
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  5. Who reads your mantoux (PPD) test?
    Our facility requires employee health to plant and read. Its "policy". I have noticed anytime there has been some sort of issue, new hospital policy has been issued. There are all kinds of legal...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How do you reward yourself after a tough shift?
    bacon for breakfast--like a whole pig's worth read allnurses and either have a good laugh or good cry or both and pedicures, really pampery pedicure---i am still looking for a place with tiny...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Experiences with rude staff at clinical sites
    Don't forget the most important thing at stake is the health of the patient, especially if its a baby who can't speak their concerns. That isn't chastisement, I was bullyed on my first unit so bad...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. New grad, first job on a busy med surg/telemetry floor and I LOST my cool
    I have read that the chemical composition of tears differs with each emotion felt that prompted the tears. So it truly is a release of emotions. However, like you, there are time I don't want my...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. 2nd Nursing Cartoon caption contest - win $100
    Not that tube, the speckled top one....
    Mar 14, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Can't Decide...which is better?
    I agree LTC will help you with patient care, time management, and med administration that are similar to a hospital's. LTC can be affiliated with hospitals, or at least have a hospital they send...
    Aug 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Jehovah's Witnesses & blood transfusion
    No PMFB-RN, I am not quoting you in particular --that is why i did not cite your post in a quote box-- but put quotes only around the idiom. ( Just like I did with the other idiom: "wanted it".) I...
    Aug 17, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Jehovah's Witnesses & blood transfusion
    I am a NICU nurse. (I too did research on this topic for a school presentation, but received a totally different impression than mentioned above, impressions however are irrelevant) I work in a...
    Aug 17, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. any words of wisdom?
    Someone once told me: "Just because people are starving in other countries, doesn't mean we don't get hungry." The intensity or gravity of our problems may pale by comparision to our patients, but...
    Jul 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. help
    My heart goes out to you. Do not doubt yourself! Find a support group for family of cancer patients. It will give you a place to share what you are dealing with. There may be some practical tips...
    Jul 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Judge rules family can't refuse chemo for boy
    You have been misinformed or make your statement based on limited experience. While they do not take blood transfusions or certain blood products. They do seek medical help. In fact they have been...
    May 18, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. How familiar are you with vents/trachs?
    Hi, Any suggestions on what manual and where to get it. Thanks
    May 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How do you feel when you see family members and their Note pads in hand
    [quote=WCMedlin;3565178]Sadly, it is usually not the patient that has this bright idea, but an ignorant family member that hasn't seen this pt. in months. quote] I am sooo glad you said this. It...
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nursing market cools, new grads have a tough time finding jobs
    This is classic "nurse eating their young". Sadly, the first time I experience it. But on the off chance you didn't mean it that way or understand what we are trying to express: we aren't looking...
    Apr 10, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Nursing market cools, new grads have a tough time finding jobs
    I think its bigger than just new grad risk and working conditions. While surely that is a factor, but in addition hospitals are first and foremost a business. And the whole face of business has...
    Apr 7, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. I need help guys!!!  Nursing math questions :(
    CONGRATS on getting into Nursing School!! That took work. Don't be scared by the thought of algebra. Something that helped us is to realize we use it every day. If there is a sale and it says...
    Apr 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Name the hospital and its Starting Salary!!!
    Does anyone know the night differential for HHC hospitals, Bellevue in particular?:yawn: Thanks!!
    Mar 31, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing
  22. New grad jobs: When to apply?
    Hi, I live in NYC. The job fairs were major sponsors with both city and private hospitals from the tri-state area. Everyone was nice, but realistic, which was appreciated. I am definitely NOT saying...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New grad jobs: When to apply?
    thanks for the help. i would also like to add my experience and many classmates. the economy is affecting even this needed field, since hospitals (where new grads are most hired) are still a...
    Mar 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Displaced Autoworker Wants To Be A Nurse 46yrs old
    DO IT! DO IT! DOIT! YOU TOTALLY CAN!! I have been in your shoes. And I am so happy that finally someone said, 'you can do this' and then brought me all the paperwork about class schedules. It gave...
    Mar 11, '09
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  25. Now its getting outta HAND !
    As you can see from all the posts this is not a unique problem. I too have my horror stories. What I want to share tho, is something that helped me cope. During one particularly crazy semester,...
    Feb 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student