Allnurses needs nurses - page 5

I have loved this site, but as I check , "Today's Posts", as is my wont, more and more, there are only student related topics. What has happened here? Has anyone else noticed this? I have no... Read More

  1. by   lala4005
    Second career student here.... I just want to say- I love all the nurse posts, such as Tell On Yourself If You Dare, and remember the one about the way things used to be done, like crank beds, being admitted prior to surgery for a full work up, and cardiologists smoking on the floors? Loved that one!!!!
    So, I hope the students don't get kicked out, because I love the actual nurse posts and advice given. I felt like I wrote a better admission essay because I have already gotten so much great advice on here from reading your comments on various threads.
    Of course since I'm a student I also appreciate the posts that recommend helpful tools for passing the NCLEX, or tips from current students about things that they thought were helpful to bring with them to clinicals.
    So, I say, bring on the nurse posts and helpful student posts!!! I like the stories such as the recent home health nurse making a difference, and articles where I can learn about different specialties, as well as any tips offered to students/new nurses.
  2. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from chacha82
    The formula lately I have seen is 1) pre-nursing student wants to go straight for NP or CRNA, 2) nurse asks for advice or opinions, they are genuinely given, sit back and watch the fur fly. Rinse, repeat.
    And even worse... somebody gets all butt-hurt because they didn't like the answers they got even though nobody was rude or hateful, just honest, and the thread gets removed, not locked, because I guess AN is now a "safe place". It happened recently when a nurse caused herself some grief at work, got schooled here, didn't like the answers so pulled out the bully flag, performed a classic internet flounce, couldn't resist coming back for more and then somehow managed to get the thread removed. It was unfortunate because there are people who could have learned from her mistake before making it themselves. Yet posts like " Do you think I'm ugly" remain. It mystifies me.
  3. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from amoLucia
    And like PP CCU BSN RN comments, how many individual forums does one check daily? I don't do many at all.
    I check 20+ forums; they are on my "Favorites" list. If there is a new post, I can tell because the title of the forum is bolded. Lots of great discussions.
  4. by   PMHNP10
    Quote from Wuzzie
    And even worse... somebody gets all butt-hurt because they didn't like the answers they got even though nobody was rude or hateful, just honest, and the thread gets removed, not locked, because I guess AN is now a "safe place".
    Most unfortunate if this is still happening. Wasn't good then; isn't good now.

    Quote from Wuzzie
    Yet posts like " Do you think I'm ugly" remain.
    ok so I'm intrigued. Are they posting pics or are we talking ugly like someone being ugly? I must try to find this thread.
  5. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from PMHNP10
    Most unfortunate if this is still happening. Wasn't good then; isn't good now.



    ok so I'm intrigued. Are they posting pics or are we talking ugly like someone being ugly? I must try to find this thread.
    He uses a picture of himself as his avatar. He actually created a poll. He was talking about his looks not his attitude.

    ETA: My bad. They did remove his post but then there was a follow up one.
  6. by   klone
    Quote from CCU BSN RN
    How many individual forums do you all check daily?
    I have about 12 forums on my "favorites" list. I don't use the "what's new" option for posts.
  7. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from CCU BSN RN
    How many individual forums do you all check daily?
    All of them. I use the get daily or what's new options. I don't read each and every post, but I look at thread titles. I also check out the unanswered tab on the homepage.
  8. by   NutmeggeRN
    You all need to check out the school nurses forum (not to be confused with the nursing school forum. LOL!). We welcome newbies with lots of support. We have challenging questions that get great and diversive answers, or sometimes everyone states the exact same thing. I think the cohesiveness there is because we are quite often the only medical person in our building, caring for a huge variey of complex, medically fragile kids. We NEED each other to bounce things off of. We deal with multiple sets of people; the kids, the parents, the teachers and the administration We can be quite entertaining as well!

    C'mon, pop on over and take a peek!
  9. by   Rose_Queen
    The school nurse forum rocks! They welcome all types of nurses- you don't even have to be a school nurse!
  10. by   amoLucia
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    The school nurse forum rocks! They welcome all types of nurses- you don't even have to be a school nurse!
    This is so true. It is the one forum that I do seek out every time I log on.

    They are an awesome group.

    And NOC in LTC also bonds well together but you can't find them so easily in one place. (The 2 groups kind of have quite a few similarities.)

    I do have a suggestion for admin - have a forum for 'nsg as a second career group'. They have unique issues.
  11. by   MiladyMalarkey
    I am a student & agree with PPs, this site is heavy on the student stuff, while some of it has been helpful to me & I myself have been guilty of a couple student-y posts, I rather enjoy reading the threads from actual nurses, experienced ones at that. I feel I've learned much about the true story of nursing from you ladies & gents. So thank you, please keep posting.

    Also, the School Nurse forum is so awesome! You school nurses are such a lively, fun group, your forum is one of my favorites to read!
  12. by   Kooky Korky
    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    You all need to check out the school nurses forum (not to be confused with the nursing school forum. LOL!). We welcome newbies with lots of support. We have challenging questions that get great and diversive answers, or sometimes everyone states the exact same thing. I think the cohesiveness there is because we are quite often the only medical person in our building, caring for a huge variety of complex, medically fragile kids. We NEED each other to bounce things off of. We deal with multiple sets of people; the kids, the parents, the teachers and the administration We can be quite entertaining as well!

    C'mon, pop on over and take a peek!
    Not everyone on your forum is welcoming, but thanks for your kind words.
  13. by   Kooky Korky
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    The school nurse forum rocks! They welcome all types of nurses- you don't even have to be a school nurse!
    I had a different experience there, but I'm glad you feel welcome there.

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