Nurses and their pens

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by Brian Brian, ASN, RN Member Innovator Expert Nurse

Specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele. Has 28 years experience.

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You know how you have that one favorite pen that fits just right in your hand and writes so smoothly? You get very attached to it....and then, much to your dismay it seems to grow legs and disappears. Be prepared by stocking up so you'll always have a backup.

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 17 years experience. 5 Articles; 11,010 Posts

One word: Costco. That is all.

FloatRN19

FloatRN19

126 Posts

Tul fine black needle point tip. I keep two on my collar at all times.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 45 years experience. 11 Articles; 17,296 Posts

AN pens: ONE last 3 months on average. Stockup at AACN's critical care convention yearly.

:)

Amistad

Amistad, RN

Has 9 years experience. 131 Posts

I like the four-color pens so I can color code my notes hehe. ::nerd alert::

Amistad

Amistad, RN

Has 9 years experience. 131 Posts

Also for a stocking-stuffer last year I got a pretty "seven year pen" which is supposed to be able to write continuously for 7 years. Still works so far!

Adele_Michal7, ASN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric. Has 5 years experience. 893 Posts

The other day someone asked to borrow my pen. I wasn't aware i shrieked "No!" Until after I realized they were giving me a strange look.

Jensmom7, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 36 years experience. 1,907 Posts

I found the best pens at Dollar Tree, of all places. Three to a package, they write smoothly and don't blot.

Bought 10 packages of them. Thirty pens that cost 33 cents apiece. Even if I lose one I don't cry long.

Although, I still hate loaning them out lol.

Adele_Michal7, ASN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric. Has 5 years experience. 893 Posts

I found the best pens at Dollar Tree, of all places. Three to a package, they write smoothly and don't blot.

Bought 10 packages of them. Thirty pens that cost 33 cents apiece. Even if I lose one I don't cry long.

Although, I still hate loaning them out lol.

Nurse Eye Roll loves Dollar Tree pens too! My favorite are Papermate, black, medium point. I buy them at Walgreens. I'm on my second 10 pack in 3 months. I have like, 7 left. Where do they go?

BecomingNursey

BecomingNursey

Specializes in Emergency Nursing. 334 Posts

I love the Bottle 2 Pen, pens ;) And anything with a fine, sharp point. All in black of course. Ahhhhh love my pens.

O9eleven

O9eleven

88 Posts

I use Pilot G-2 10, bold. It's my favorite. I am very protective of my pen. If I lose it all h**l breaks loose and my co-workers know it. I'll have the entire clinic looking for my pen until it's found.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

I'll use whatever pen I can steal from you!