'Unhealthy' nurses...bad examples? - page 16

I hope this post doesn't offend anyone,but I have noticed a lot of the nurses I know are overweight,smokers or both. Obviously people become nurses because they completed school,and are qualified to... Read More

  1. by   Elisheva
    I've been out of nursing for 10 years but am starting a refresher course so I can attempt a return. The whole computer charting thing is foreign to me. I can't imagine that I'll be happy with it; I liked writing small novels about the patient.
  2. by   twotrees2
    Quote from Elisheva
    I've been out of nursing for 10 years but am starting a refresher course so I can attempt a return. The whole computer charting thing is foreign to me. I can't imagine that I'll be happy with it; I liked writing small novels about the patient.
    i was very scared of it too at first - as ive said my computer and typing skills are horrible- however it wasnt so bad really. and for those who still like to write a blurb up there was a place to go to for that if you felt it necessary - which the click program we had there was minimal need for ,as most of what was needed to be addressed was. but some nurses would still go anyway and write up thier "small novels" lol - that was ok too. my main concern was if its not on hard copy - i was always afraid what if it got lost - hopefully it never will lol.
  3. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Elisheva
    Pride goeth.....

    By the way, my daughters are Army. Hooah!
    I thank them for their military service, and thank you for your military support. Where are they assigned & what MOS?
  4. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from twotrees2
    lol - are army - hehhe - at any rate - thank them ( and you!! ) for their ( and your!!) service - my son is marines - semper fi
    LOL, the word Marine & Army is to be capitalized, but I've had this discussion in the past.

    OORAH USMC & to your son! I'm a USMC Vet [AD enlisted 1980-1988].
  5. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from earle58
    :smackingf

    i think you are the 2nd person to point out one's negligible grammar and spelling.
    this is exactly what i was talking about in my last post, this tit-for-tat baloney.
    it amazes me how petty and facetious one can get.
    good grief.
    i guess there is more than one way in how unhealthy ea of us can be, as individuals and nurses.

    leslie
    Leslie, I'm curious as to why some here do not capitalize the letter i when used in first person, as in I?

  6. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from mjlrn97
    I have a daughter in the Army too, Elisheva. How cool is that?
    If I may reply, that is VERY COOL! My youngest son [24 yrs old] is an Army ROTC Cadet, as well as a nondeployable Army Reservist. Small world example; I'm PROFIS to his Army Reserve Unit, LOL.

    HOOAH!
  7. by   twotrees2
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    LOL, the word Marine & Army is to be capitalized, but I've had this discussion in the past.

    OORAH USMC & to your son! I'm a USMC Vet [AD enlisted 1980-1988].
    lolol i know- however my little finger likes to hit the lock key and i " yell " or i hit some other button and its all gone and i have to start over - best for me to just go with the flow and let it all look alike- no offense to any of our military and thank YOU for your service - men like you encouraged my son
  8. by   twotrees2
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    Leslie, I'm curious as to why some here do not capitalize the letter i when used in first person, as in I?


    lolol see my previous post - for me its my fingers do not like that key hahha.
  9. by   Elisheva
    earle 58, my post was tongue-in-cheek, as in "could we find another controversial post"? I'm sorry you failed to see the humor in it. I think if you read the posts that followed, you would see that I was poking fun at myself as well.

    That being said, grammar is an important part of nursing, or so we were taught in college. According to our instructors, poor grammar/spelling, etc. in charts would be something a lawyer would use against us.

    Unlike extra weight (been there) or smoking (been there), grammar and spelling errors are pretty easy to correct with the use of a dictionary.
  10. by   CHATSDALE
    my son went through boot camp in high school and when he graduated he went to cmp chaffee where they used a caliper [sort of the pinch an inch theory] and decided that he was slim enough to be in service...this was in mid 90s when they could afford to be choosy

    as for grammer and spelling the problem is in the proofreading which in casual conversation [read allnurses.com] is not absolutely necessary if you can convey an idea
  11. by   Elisheva
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    I thank them for their military service, and thank you for your military support. Where are they assigned & what MOS?
    My eldest was an MP at Fort Leavenworth and my youngest was a diesel mechanic stationed at Fort Hood.

    My MP (then Reservist) was called up within 2 weeks of 9/11 and I had her 4 year old for 5 months.

    Thanks to all who serve!

    Hooah, Baaaby!
  12. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from CHATSDALE
    my son went through boot camp in high school and when he graduated he went to cmp chaffee where they used a caliper [sort of the pinch an inch theory] and decided that he was slim enough to be in service...this was in mid 90s when they could afford to be choosy

    as for grammer and spelling the problem is in the proofreading which in casual conversation [read allnurses.com] is not absolutely necessary if you can convey an idea
    Now, at least with A Co MAMC, the Army uses a cloth measuring tape to determine BF% if a Soldier is over the bodyweight limit.

    What I find to be an unfriendly read is when [not you in the above, btw] a loooooong post is w/o paragraph spaces, indentions, or something similar that allows for a more easy read.

    my 2 cents ... ain't worth much, but I don't won't to spend it all in one place
  13. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Elisheva
    earle 58, my post was tongue-in-cheek, as in "could we find another controversial post"? I'm sorry you failed to see the humor in it. I think if you read the posts that followed, you would see that I was poking fun at myself as well.

    That being said, grammar is an important part of nursing, or so we were taught in college. According to our instructors, poor grammar/spelling, etc. in charts would be something a lawyer would use against us.

    Unlike extra weight (been there) or smoking (been there), grammar and spelling errors are pretty easy to correct with the use of a dictionary.
    The EDIT button is my friend.

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