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UM Review RN is a ASN, RN and specializes in Utilization Management.

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If you could make a T-shirt designed to educate the public about what it takes to be a nurse, what would yours say?

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gentlegiver is a ASN, LPN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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strong back, gentle hands, loving heart!

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chuck1234 specializes in Nurses who are mentally sicked.

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How about..."OVERWORKED...AND UNDERPAID!"

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UM Review RN is a ASN, RN and specializes in Utilization Management.

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we have so many elderly folks who think nursing is just giving out bedpans, i'd like mine to say something about my credentials. the t-shirt is a good way to educate the public about what nurses do. something that explains nursing in layman's terms. like:

rn

college education

state licensed

advanced lifesaving skills

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DutchgirlRN has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN.

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we have so many elderly folks who think nursing is just giving out bedpans, i'd like mine to say something about my credentials. the t-shirt is a good way to educate the public about what nurses do. something like:

rn

college education

state licensed

advanced lifesaving skills

:yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat:

i would also like a shirt that says "real nurses have college degrees"

of course then i'm am absolutely sure that ma's would be popping up saying they have a college degree....um maybe some do....how about

"real nurses pass nclex"

somebody can come up with something better but you get my point.

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chuck1234 specializes in Nurses who are mentally sicked.

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Why focus on the older generation...

Shouldn't we focus on the younger ones, so when they finish high schools, they will go for nursing.

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Being nervous and worry has always been part of me as a person. Living my entire childhood in a Jacksonville, Florida orphanage did not contribute anything to me becoming a happy and carefree adult. I think that is why depression has always ridden very heavily on my shoulders. It is a monster I have never been able to shake.

Last week I had to undergo several medical procedures. Two scopes had to be inserted into my body, one from the sky and one from the ground, if you know what I mean.

After having battled cancer in 1977; I felt so all alone lying on that surgical table. For almost a week no one in my family had even taken the time to ask how I felt. Under the doctor’s orders, I was not allowed to eat anything, other than clear liquids for three days. No one even seemed to be concerned enough to see if I needed anything to help me through a very difficult time.

With eyes closed, I could feel tears slowly begin rolling down my cheeks. Hearing a sound, I opened my eyes and saw a nurse (Veronica) smiling down at me. Softly she reached out and placed her hand on my shoulder.

“Things are going to be fine. Don’t worry,” she said, in a soft and comforting tone.

I cannot tell you how much that meant to me.

Several days later, I returned to the Digestive Associates Medical Facility in Brunswick, Georgia and I asked to see Nurse Baldwin. When she appeared through the doorway I handed her an autographed copy of my book “Orphan, A true story,” as well as the complete 4 CD set of my best audio stories. I told her that I appreciated her taking the time to care about me as a person and as an individual. It was very nice to hug, and to be hugged by someone who cared.

I learned a very good lesson early that Monday morning: Sometimes it is the nurse who saves the patient and not the doctor.

Roger Dean Kiser, Author

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DutchgirlRN has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN.

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my favorite t-shirt that i own says:

need a doctor? call a nurse!

i've had more than one doctor tell me how true that is.. :lol2:

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gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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author rdk, i love your story it is very touching and moving. life can be a u know!, as i am learning this week. i wish you all the best and much much luck, god truly bless you and know that we're all there with u!

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chuck1234 specializes in Nurses who are mentally sicked.

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How about...ALWAYS THERE, WHEN YOU NEED ME!

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gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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if i had anything to put on a shirt about my being a nurse it would go a little like this:

yea i'm a nurse, and not

only do i wipe a**, but i'm there bringing you back to life

when your heart stops and your flirting with mr. reaper

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