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Nurses and their pens

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Specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele. Has 27 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 16 years experience.

One word: Costco. That is all.

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 44 years experience.

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

:)

Amistad, RN

Has 8 years experience.

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

Amistad, RN

Has 8 years experience.

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.

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.

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.

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

Specializes in Emergency Nursing.

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

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.

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

Texas86RN

Has 8 years experience.

Dr. Grip gel pen , must be bold black ink, this is my favorite!

I just use the cheap stick pens the hospital provides...unless a nephrologist leaves one of their office pens up here, they have good pens. But spend good drinking money on a pen?? NEVER!!

Pilot Precise v5 retractables... always in black. Used them waiting tables and all through clinicals. I'm reluctant to lend them out, and manage to hang onto them by keeping a less-valuable pen or two in my apron or scrubs for when people need them. I also keep costs down with refill cartridges (saving a little drinking money).

No Stars In My Eyes

Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN. Has 43 years experience.

PILOT ball-point click ink (not gel)....they come 2 to a pkg and sometimes they are immediately sold out at both CVS and Walmart, so I am not the only one who likes them!

pecas

Specializes in Addictions Nursing, LTC. Has 2 years experience.

Pilot .38mm to write on the tiny spaces in a paper MAR, Bic 4 color fine point for everything else. They are both pretty hard to find around here, so when I do find them, I pretty much guard them with my life!

NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN

Has 19 years experience.

I thought my husband was crazy when he goes bananas about not being able to find a pen that he likes the "feel" to when writing with it. Heck, when I'm in a hurry and I need to jot down something on scratch paper so that I don't forget it, my child's crayon will do. Now I see he's not crazy and there are many people who have a preferred pen☺️