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  1. I don't get the "anxiety" part of nursing
    It is hard to watch patients die. I work in oncology and there is something about watching certain people wither and thrive and how they handle it. They all touch and take a piece away when they...
    Nov 5, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I can't stop thinking about quitting nursing school.
    Get your degree and your license! You can do so much with nursing. Many nurses are now doing things like discharge planning, outpatient clinics, public health, management, research, etc that don't...
    Oct 30, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Personal Statement
    Thank you! I am applying online and it doesn't specify. I wish it did!
    Oct 23, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. Personal Statement
    Should you put a personal statement in APA format or is it supposed to be kind of a free for all informal type statement? I am conflicted about putting it in true APA format vs. just formatting it...
    Oct 23, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  5. 9/5 What I learned this week.....
    This week I learned that not everyone is meant to be a preceptor, and it sucks when they don't know it either.
    Sep 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Why did you want to be a nurse?
    My grandmother died of lung cancer when I was 6 years old. I told her that I would find the cure for cancer. I have always been the confidante, the empath, and the "mom" of my friend groups. I...
    Sep 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Maternity discrimination
    I would wait to apply after I had passed NCLEX and delivered baby. My friend did this and did not take her first job until after her son was around 9 months old I believe. It was just easier for...
    Sep 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. New Graduate RN having preceptor commucation problems
    I just want to give you a big hug! I'm on vacation while my orientee is left to fend for herself with a sub this week and I've heard horror stories. Some nurses were not meant to be preceptors! ...
    Sep 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Patient safety and narcotics
    Working in oncology with sometimes dying people, I typically am very, very liberal with pain medication. At patient request, it will be given if there's no medical reason to hold it and I have a...
    Aug 29, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What advice would you give your 19 year old self?
    1. Trust him because you are lucky enough to have one of the good ones. Seriously, you will look back at the 10 year mark with a big grin wondering why you ever doubted this relationship. 2....
    Aug 19, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. ixchel's 8/15 This Week I Have Learned...
    I have learned that I like being on vacation more than being at work. :) But I still am ok with going back. I just really love the extra time with my young family.
    Aug 17, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What is happening with AllNurses?
    "Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable,...
    Aug 13, '15
    Forum: Site Feedback
  13. What is happening with AllNurses?
    If the lady you are describing then wrote you up because you gave the bed bath the wrong way, complaining that you hadn't been fully prepared by your superfluous BSN program, and that when she was a...
    Aug 13, '15
    Forum: Site Feedback
  14. That one random nugget of information from nursing school that you've never forgotten..
    Learning that the proper nursing intervention for a masturbating patient is to provide for privacy. Ain't nobody got time for dat. Put that back under the covers or get some soap and wash it...
    Aug 13, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Every Nurse has that one patient they'll remember forever
    Will never forget the L&D nurse that I cared for while she was dying of leukemia. Especially not after having all of her co-workers deliver my baby a year later. Many of them came to my room even...
    Aug 13, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What is happening with AllNurses?
    I personally get sick of hearing the "COB" stuff and even more puzzling the "FUTURE COB" along with it because it only is another thing serving to divide. I'd rather see more straight advice...
    Aug 12, '15
    Forum: Site Feedback
  17. So...What Kind of Nursing Task Do You LIKE?
    Port access and central line dressing changes. Stat lock? Bio patch? Sterile gloves? Why yes, yes I will. I also like that usually visitors in a room shut up when they have to wear a procedure...
    Aug 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Are too many certifications a bad thing?
    I'm only certified as a chemotherapy provider through ONS, but otherwise nothing with three years experience. I am planning on obtaining my OCN this year. I honestly would have probably been able...
    Aug 12, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. port accessing tips.
    I have used the heparin flush "dwell" trick also with success. I have also tried it with no success. It is definitely something I try before going to TPA, even if it simply gives me the time I need...
    Aug 11, '15
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  20. port accessing tips.
    http://isips.org/products/graphics/SafeStepImage.jpg This is what our port needles look like. I tell people that the port is like a juicebox and the needle is the straw. The inner section between...
    Jul 14, '15
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  21. Would this be considered a med error?
    Yep it would be a med error if given as such. Call pharmacy and get them to send you a patient specific dose ;)
    Jul 8, '15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Failed A Course...
    http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-student/my-worst-fear-649774.html My story. It's only recently that I have begun to share the fact that I failed with some of my coworkers. It's a huge...
    Jun 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. disturbing observation at the Children's hospital...
    Most of us on day shift on my side of the floor are quite...perky. I do have to admit that. I have noticed a recent trend on our floor toward a lot of the older nurses deciding to "retire" to night...
    Apr 14, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Loan forgiveness options? Help!
    Per diem or overtime hours can be used to add additional payments. Ask them to apply it to principal! Budgeting practices in general to help save up money are important. I have about 50K in...
    Apr 14, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. RNs!!!! Did you fail Any classes???
    Yep. I failed my final semester and had to repeat after carrying a 3.5 GPA all through college. I came back, kicked butt under a different preceptor, and passed. I passed NCLEX on the first try....
    Apr 14, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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