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  1. What patients/behaviors/illnesses/injuries do you HATE the most?
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. I get worried about my career choice....
    I left nursing. For me, nursing was a nightmare. I had wonderful managers and supportive coworkers but the pressure of the job was just too much. I hated the feeling of being pulled in a million...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Patients hitting on nurses
    I too received several marriage proposals. The most memorable belonged to a man that had broken almost all the bones in his legs when he got the bright idea to stand on top of his trailer during a...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. Clogs vs sneakers vs walking shoes, which one?
    I love nike free. After trying about 15 different shoes my first year of nursing they are the best. The worst was dansko.
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. Favourite Doctor Moments
    I was walking by a post ops room when I heard the pt tell our new surgeon that she needed to use the bed pan. The surgeon told the pt one moment and pops his head out of the room. I fully expected...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. C-Diff in Spec. Ed student
    I work in a spec ed school now and one of our kids has a bad case of c-diff. Accoridng to school policy she should be at home but thanks to school politics and a note from the infectious control doc...
    Mar 13, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. scoop method for recapping
    'm sorry that you got stuck and it stinks that your facility does not support you in a safe and healthy manner. Does your facility have sharps containers at the bedside? Is she writing you up for...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Will a mandate requring RN's to obtain BSN's contribute to a shortage?
    We currently have a surplus of nurses. If we limit our entry routes perhaps we could control our ranks more, decrease the surplus and use that as leverage to better the working conditions for nurses....
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. affect of nursing shortage on nursing leadership and management, help!
    To reiterate what others have said, there is no nursing shortage. Why not write about nursing burnout,retention rates, safe staffing, JCHAO or HCAPS? Those are issues that effect nursing leadership...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. If you hate being a CNA will you hate being an RN too?
    Yes. Get out of healthcare while you still can.
    Feb 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Since when is it my responsibility to...
    At my facility it is the responsibility of the nurse who took the call from lab to record it in the chart and record what actions were taken. Frequently that action is that primary RN was notified. I...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. So very tired!
    I'm sorta like that except I care about food. So on my days off I sleep and eat.
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Peri Cares
    Peri wipes all the way.
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Who is responsible for your health?
    I think it is a right. How can you value one person's life higher than anothers simply based on their ability to pay a bill? I find for profit health care to be sickening.
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. What are good things to know by heart?
    Know how to get help fast if your patient goes bad.
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Dumb things new nurses do....
    I misread the bedside o2 machine. I thought my pts o2 sats was in the 60s. I pull out a non rebreather and was cranking the o2 when a physical therapist comes by and just points at the machine. I was...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Were you "SMART" before Nursing School?!
    I was a huge nerd. Top 5% of my class. I was an even bigger nerd in nursing school because someone's life might depend on me knowing that info.
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. is this a nursing trick you would use?
    Sounds good to me.
    Jan 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. NP is it worth it in my situation?
    That sounds like a sweet gig. Why do you want to leave?
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  20. felony record sealed, should I proceed with school to become an RN?
    Check you local board of nursing website, you may not qualify.
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  21. Work ethic, what's your take on it all
    If you are lucky enough to be in excellent health be aware of the fact that some of your coworkers are not. They may not have discussed their health problems with you. If management is aware and not...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. If you had to do it over again would you?
    No. I went into nursing so excited to help people and make a difference in the world. Well reality hit and its sucks. The first year was full of sleepless nights worrying did I make a mistake or miss...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Family diagnosticians: just Google it!
    Drives me batty. I hate it when they come in requesting this med or that test because thats what webmd said.
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  24. What do you wear to an interview?
    If you wore a suit to get your current position which is med surg you should certainly should wear a suit to a higher position in leadership.
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  25. What's your weird quirk?
    I have to fill out the white boards in my pts rooms. I put their name, my name and number, their pain meds sched, goals for the shift and any other pertinent info. I get so lost if I pick up a pt...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion