Recycled topics (vent) - page 4
Does anyone else pick up on how there is a core set of topics that get recycled, e.g. "My GPA is 0.00001, can I handle nursing school?" What subjects drive you to distraction after seeing them... Read More
Sep 5, '16Joined: Jun '14; Posts: 316; Likes: 776You missed 'what type of drug test does XYZ hospital or XYZ school do? Is it hair? Saliva? Why am I asking? Oh...no reason....'
Quote from Guy in BabylandMy favorite one's are the marijuana threads:
"I'm starting nursing school in Colorado. If I have a medical marijuana card. Do I have to stop smoking when I am in nursing school?"
"I start nursing school in a month. How soon before school starts do I have to stop smoking to pass the drug screen?"
Sep 5, '16Joined: Jun '16; Posts: 2,054; Likes: 5,316PVT threads. And I'm not even in nursing school yet.
Sep 5, '16Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 3,240; Likes: 7,048I hate it when a new poster posts some lame topic that has been discussed a millions times, we still are patient and bother to respond to the hard to understand novel that was posted, and then they never respond back. It drives me crazy. Why bother to post and waste my time to never respond back?!?!? Especially when we ask for clarification/details..
Sep 5, '16Joined: Feb '13; Posts: 3,209; Likes: 7,598Just posted 30 minutes ago.
Topic: ETHICS AND NURSING
Message: Ethics and Nursing
Sep 5, '16Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 2,917; Likes: 9,454Any time I see the "Should I be a nurse?" title, I say to myself, "Nope", and move on.
And for what it's worth, when people shout (all caps), or use lol.
Sep 5, '16Joined: Feb '12; Posts: 1,673; Likes: 3,218I find the attitude of the person posting a thread on a well worn frequent topic more important than the actual topic. For example, if I feel someone is asking a question such as "What is the fastest way to become a NP without any nursing experience?" with respect and genuine naivety, I am inwardly more tolerant than I would be otherwise. The same goes for other frequent well worn topics.
Sep 5, '16Joined: Jul '16; Posts: 3,955; Likes: 17,702Anything that sounds like it belongs in a thirteen year old girl's Hello Kitty diary is pretty annoying ...and there's lots of that lately, for some reason.
Sep 6, '16Joined: Aug '15; Posts: 1,028; Likes: 1,985Another one is about "how can I handle being a nurse (or in nursing school) when I have children. My thought is, it is the same no matter the job. You have to be prepared. Single moms I can see the concern, but gee whiz.
Sep 6, '16Occupation: allnurses Asst Community Manager, APRN Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 53,612; Likes: 26,749Many posters (as I'm sure it was with many of the posters in this thread) go thru similar phases in their nursing career:
Prenursing - testing, wait lists, courses to take, pre-reqs
Nursing school - testing, clinicals, NCLEX
New grad - getting a job, co-worker relations
Experienced nurse - job (dis)satisfaction, career mobility
So - its not unusual to get the same type of questions. While I agree that the way you ask a question often relates to the answers, it is just super easy to skip over topics that you don't want to discuss. If there are posts that are problematic, ie posts with only initials of a school posts with terms of service violations in them, posts in the wrong forum, please click on the "report" triangle and we will address the issue.
Sep 6, '16Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in HH/peds vent/Rehab/clinical ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '10; Posts: 3,712; Likes: 9,273Foreign educated nurses who want to know which state has the easiest NCLEX exam and won't check education or require English competency exams and how they plan to transfer the license to their dream state once they pass the easy states NCKEX
obvious homework threads
Sep 6, '16Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 7,673; Likes: 28,752And then there's this classic:
"Has anyone ever.....?"
Fill in the blank- attended nursing school while (gasp) in a relationship, gotten into a program with a C in chemistry, found a job ater failing NCLEX 12 times.......I could go on and on, Celine Dion-like. But I won't.
Sep 6, '16Joined: Oct '15; Posts: 2,239; Likes: 12,881The ones that really frost my cookies are when they ask a question and you craft a very well-thought out response and all you get is ...crickets. Usually it's because they don't like the answers they are getting. But come on, at least give us an epic internet flounce so the work we put in was worth it.
Sep 6, '16Joined: May '16; Posts: 1,142; Likes: 1,071Quote from cocoa_puffThe only thing I would add is that I had an OB/Gyn tell me one time that she would like to have men do preceptorships with her but "I see a lot of women you know and I don't think they would be comfortable with a man in the exam room.""Can a male nurse work in L&D/Peds/NICU?"
"Do females feel comfortable with male nurses?"
"High school junior wants to be a Pediatric/Neonatal/Women's Health NP"
"HELPPP ME PASS NCLEX, PLZ!!!!!!!!"
"Should I be a nurse?"
"ASN vs BSN"
"Can I be a NP without becoming a nurse?"
Equality eeeschmality, Sherlock!