No one to talk to about nursing... Am I crazy? - page 2

Guys.. I'm 9 months in my nursing career and I get very nostalgic about talking about nursing. Am I just a big nerd? There's not a lot of pod casts out there about nursing, and haven't tried any of... Read More

  1. by   EdenAndEve
    Lol.. i had a feeling thats my dx.

    but nothing in particular really.. just when things come up like to curos or not to curos cap (mixed studies apparently), or differences in max time to transfuse blood in units (2 hrs vs 4 hrs).. i guess just those for now, until Game of thrones come back on.
  2. by   Davey Do
    Quote from EdenAndEve
    Am I just a big nerd?
    If you have seven out of the ten symptoms as listed in the DSM-5, Eden&Eve, then chances are you are a big nerd.

    However, I would prefer the the address the question in the title of your thread, "Am I crazy?"

    By crazy if you mean psychotic, and if you're able to function adequately and appropriately in society, then I have to say no.

    However, I am not a psychiatrist, and according to the TOS I am not allowed to give you professional advice.

    If you really are concerned about your mental state, I suggest you seek out a professional with whom you may receive the appropriate services.

    Okay?

    You big nerd.
  3. by   EdenAndEve
    I did and my doc and I ended up talking about the off label use of spironolactone in dermatology. I dont think my insurance would appreciate back to back appointments just so i can get my fix for schmience - and I kinda have a high co-pay. Sigh...
  4. by   thoughtful21
    Hey, maybe go back for your BSN?
    It might satisfy your thirst for schmience, maybe open up more job opportunities for you, and your employer might even help pay for it!
  5. by   Julius Seizure
    Quote from JKL33
    You want schmience?? Here you go:

    Among nurses in their first year of practice, does exposure to a Brief (15-minute) Session of Therapeutic Disagreement on an Internet Message Board (B15STD-IMB) decrease feelings of nursing school nostalgia compared to no exposure to therapeutic disagreement?
    Nice PICO!
  6. by   ORoxyO
    Maybe there's a future in nursing education for you!
  7. by   Kitiger
    [QUOTE=JKL33;10002712]You want schmience?? Here you go:

    Among nurses in their first year of practice, does exposure to a Brief (15-minute) Session of Therapeutic Disagreement on an Internet Message Board (B15STD-IMB) decrease feelings of nursing school nostalgia compared to no exposure to therapeutic disagreement?

    Dx: Altered individual coping related to situational stressors as evidenced by trying to talk about the Krebs cycle while people are on break.

    /QUOTE]

    Now, THAT part of nursing school I could do without!

    Oh! The endless Care Plans! The convoluted Nursing Diagnoses! The meaningless repetition!
  8. by   Been there,done that
    You are talking about nursing.... with us. A very good group! You also have co-workers who would enjoy the discussions.

    Please stop thinking of yourself as a student.
  9. by   EdenAndEve
    Quote from Been there,done that
    You are talking about nursing.... with us. A very good group! You also have co-workers who would enjoy the discussions.

    Please stop thinking of yourself as a student.

    Yay and yes!
  10. by   nursebert
    Quote from Julius Seizure
    Nice PICO!
    OMG. I had the same thought.
  11. by   decotes
    Nah, check out r/nursing on reddit. You can chat away
  12. by   Carrie_RN
    I *sort of* understand where you're coming from, because in my current job I am usually the nurse around. I come here to this forum, to nurse.com and I go to CE classes to get my fill of nurse-y stuff. But I am also so happy to be able to "turn it off" when I'm not on work.

    I suggest going back to school to get your BSN and/or MSN! It can be so interesting to meet RNs from other types of clinical areas.
  13. by   pedi_nurse
    I'm a school nurse now and get my fix on by nerding out to random middle schoolers. I am ALWAYS trying to talk to them about this biolgoy/patho stuff they could probably care less about.

    You just LOVE nursing and science! We always need nurses like that. Keep it up!

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