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  1. Nurses thrown under the bus
    Do physician's not round on patients daily? Why didn't the family bring up their concern to the doctor during rounds if they believed that their family member wasn't being properly taken care of?...
    Dec 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. My Nursing Instructor Is making clinical a nightmare
    I could have written this post word for word when I was in nursing school. I also had a nursing instructor who was tough/condescending, etc. Nothing I did pleased her. I was also very timid in...
    Sep 25, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Why do nurses seem to have a bad reputation?
    I'd love to live in a world where doctors did complete patient care and us nurses just walked around and 'looked' busy. ;) I love Greys Anatomy. I'm enjoying the crazy story lines, but I really...
    Jun 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. You are not a nurse...
    Ask her what her nursing license number is. That'll shut her up.
    Jun 2, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. RNs!!!! Did you fail Any classes???
    I don't think anyone is trying to make others feel bad. I simply answered the question that was asked. I'm proud that I never failed any classes. Did I almost fail some nursing classes? Yes....
    Apr 16, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. RNs!!!! Did you fail Any classes???
    Never failed any courses in college. Passed NCLEX on the first try with 76 questions.
    Apr 15, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    I've found that those who ask the most questions during report are the ones who want you to spoon feed them their assessment so that they don't have to actually do one at the beginning of the shift....
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Chart checks: who is ultimately responsible for new orders?
    Yet, there's always that one doctor who doesn't put the chart in the right rack. Instead he/she leaves it beside the computers in the nursing station or where ever they were sitting at the time. They...
    Jun 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Experience with switching from med/surg to a different specialty?
    I completed 2 years of med surg on an ortho floor as well. I got tired of the management issues, understaffing, mean patient/families etc of the hospital and decided to try my hand at something else...
    Mar 24, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. Is nursing killing me :/?
    I girl I used to work with had palpitations while working on our med surg floor. She went to the ED and had an EKG done that night and her results were abnormal. A few weeks later she quit and...
    Mar 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Procedures to brush up on
    That depends on the floor you'll be working on. There are different skills for Ortho versus Neuro or Oncology. While working on Ortho for two years I did all of the following: Foley Insertion IV...
    Mar 3, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. Team leader "helping me find a new job"
    I took your post like Esme did as well. If she wanted to get rid of you she'd just fire you. If my manager was willing to help me find a better job I'd gladly let her. She's helping you make the...
    Jan 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. The Shenanigans Involved With Scripting
    I used scripting once in the hospital and my patient laughed at me. I never used it again. This one: "Is there anything I can do to make you more comfortable? I have the time!" bothered me the...
    Jan 23, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Giving report
    Probably highlighting their report sheets in various colors and inks, fixing their hair in the bathroom mirror, chatting with another nurse, going around saying hi to the patients even though we'll...
    Jan 22, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. December 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Frequent flyer applies to you in more ways than one!
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  16. What is the funniest or most embarrassing nursing experience you've had
    Still remember, as a nursing student working in the ED, attempting to change a bag of IV fluids with out flipping the old bag over first. Fluid went all over my patient and me. I spent the rest of...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. does anyone else dread the clinicals?
    I disliked clinicals for the simple fact that when I was being observed by my clinical instructor I tended to forget the skills I learned in class. Everything felt like it was in slow motion and...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. I regret forever not going to medical school
    One of the surgeons I worked with was a clerk and then an RN. He went on to be one of the best orthopedic surgeons in our area. It can be done if you have the determination. :)
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Why do nurses clean off their shoes at work?
    This is the only reason why I would wipe my shoes off while at work. I once had a patient pee on the floor beside the bed and I didn't see it until I was standing in it. Other than that I don't see...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. "I don't want an admit..."
    I know it must be frustrating for those working in the ED. It's not your fault being the nurse. Trust me. I understand. You have to move patients. That's your job. I just wish they wouldn't come...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    Working 5 8 hrs shifts on a med surg floor would be horrible. I'm switching to 5 8 hrs shifts in a clinic setting and I can't wait to begin. 12 hr shifts are nice on day shift. I wasn't so tired, but...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. "I don't want an admit..."
    If I had a charge nurse like you I wouldn't b**ch and moan, but the nurses we have give an admission right at shift change when they see that the floor nurses are running around like crazy, don't...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. What helped you in your first year / semester of nursing school?
    The first 2 semesters of nursing school were the most frustrating semesters. Teachers toss a lot of information at you and expect you to retain and apply it to clinical right away. There's little...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. You might be a night shifter if...
    Maybe they SHOULD sleep since they probably stayed up all night anyway... Hahaha
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Just finished first year... asked to redo orientation
    Memory issue aside, why did they allow you to finish a year before telling you that you were missing the small stuff? Seems kind of late I think.
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure