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  1. Odd interactions
    Years ago on nightshift l had a cute little Bil AKA lady that apparently sundowned. She used her bedside phone to xall the vols saying we were holding her against het will. The police HAD to come to...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. A little venting, from a new nurse
    I can't claim to be a newbie anymore with nearly 20 years under my belt but you hit the nail on the head in the reality vs what you envision pre nursing.
    Sep 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. If you had a reset button, would you choose nursing again?
    Sorry, I have to say no.
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. An Atheist Nurse in King James Hospital
    I refuse to fake my disbelief anymore. I spent the 1st half of my life being constantly disappointed by what I was being taught in church, Catholic High School and University top that off with my...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  5. Is there any help for this old nurse lost in new age nursing??
    Have you considered telephone triage or case managment? I made the transition to it after almost 20 years as an inpt nurse as well with med/surg, tele, and PACU experience under my belt. I am a bit...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Trasitional Skills
    I've been a nurse for 15 yrs now, and I can honestly say I'm ready to leave the profession. I always chalked up my job disatissfaction to not having found my 'nitche'. But it finally hit me that the...
    Sep 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    I no longer work in patient, but I worked Cardiac Stepdown for many years. What you described would have been reson for a write up and termination at my previous employers. I hope you addressed this...
    Jul 16, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Proper undergarments under WHITE PANTS
    So glad you said this! As an African American nurse white underwear would be like a neon flashing light on my behind under white scrubs! I haven't owned white scrubs since nursing school. They...
    Jun 18, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Other Jobs That a Nurse Can Do?
    I've been a nurse for literally over half of my working career, 15+ yrs. I just recently changed fields to telephone triage for a large internal medicine clinic. After the initial shock to my...
    May 28, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Nurse in her 40's trying to work in Critical Care
    I do believe this might be a regional problem. Where I live and work currently you have to not only have nursing experience, most ICUs want previous ICU experience as well.
    Mar 26, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Hard and Soft Skills
    It is very interesting since this has been a frequent topic of late at my job. Moral in my department is the lowest I've seen it. I can recall only one staff meeting since I've worked at my current...
    Jan 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Hard and Soft Skills
    I guess it is time for me to find myself a new career. I am very much a tell it like it is person, while not mean, or intentionally hurtful, as we are demanded to do more with less resources I...
    Jan 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell
    Hear, hear...There is so much truth in this letter.
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Patients who "cheat" and drive home
    I wish we could let patients leave by cab after simple procedures, but the local cab companies won't accept liability and refuse to take patients. I just feel like our hands are tied as...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  15. Patients who "cheat" and drive home
    I work in a hospital's same day surgery area and we also recover/discharge endoscopy patients. We have had this instance multiple times and our new practice is to confirm there is a ride PRIOR to...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  16. when patients go off the floor...
    When I worked on the floor, I always worked on tele units. If you were sick enough to have your heart continuously monitored you'd have to sign AMA to go off the unit since not all areas of the...
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How to transition from Telemetry to Ambulatory Care Nursing?
    I was a tele nurse for clothes to 8 yrs before I was completely burnt out and I transferred to an outpatient surgery center owned by my hospital system. At the time they were using quite a bit of...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  18. Question regarding travel nursing
    Hi there, I've been a travel nurse for over three years now and if you haven't already sold your home, DON"T! As a traveller you need to have someplace to claim as a permanent residence in order to...
    Jun 28, '04
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Nursing and body piercings
    I guess I'm one of those trashy nurses. I've got a tongue piercing that I wear a flat stud in for work and surprisingly no one has noticed it. I also had a nipple pierced for a while and recently...
    Feb 18, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Travel nursing agencies
    I'm not sure what company you're looking to travel with, but I've worked for three different ones and I've never been put up in a hotel. Pretty much all the companies put you in apts or a few I've...
    Feb 16, '04
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Travel nursing agencies
    Motel 6, most Red Roof Inns, La Quinta Inn, and I beleive some Holiday Inn locations all allow pets.
    Feb 15, '04
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Travel nursing agencies
    I've been travelling for the past 3 1/2 yrs now, and no need to worry. Pretty much any agency will be able to get you an assignment and housing with pets. I began travelling with one dog and have...
    Feb 15, '04
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. transgender nurse (transvestite)
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by kwagner_51 [B]This is strictly my OPINION!! The Instructor does have rights. It could very well be against her religion. How can she justify, teacching someone whom she...
    Jan 17, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. transgender nurse (transvestite)
    Please, plese keep an open mind. Like a previous poster replied, your transgendered student doesn't feel as if he is misrepresenting himself at all, he believes that he/she is only now finally able...
    Jan 17, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety