Mushroomprint

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    Do nurses hate nursing?

    As with any job, I think its a love/hate relationship. Sometimes you love it and sometimes you can't stand it!
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    RN to BSN

    I went to VCU for my RN-BSN. It was 99% online and the program wasn't too strenuous.
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    Back pain... the abysmal side effect of nursing

    Getting a pair of shoes that fit correctly is important as well. Maybe head to your local running store and have them measure you for fit/gait/function. Having shoes that help keep your natural gait will go a long way in promoting body alignment, whi...
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    Shoes to buy for the OR

    Some OR's require you to have a leather top to help prevent sharps sticks if anything is dropped off the field. Finding a pair of athletic/running shoes with that is hard to find because many of them still have small perforations for breathability. I...
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    Worst Nursing Scrub Color Worn?

    Brown scrubs are probably the worst color choice.
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    POTS help!

    Informatics nursing might be something to look into. It's not as physically active which may help keep your POTS symptoms from being debilitating.
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    ADHD Nurses-what area do you specialize in?

    The operating room seems to be a good fit for me. Fast paced and always changing. Seems to mend well with ADHD.
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    What's something you never expected as a male nurse?

    I never expected to be able to move around so much. There are so many different avenues within nursing. I am on a completely different path right now, I never expected to be where I am.
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    Did your dating life improve when becoming a male nurse?

    Yes. Met my wife shortly after starting nursing.
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    Yes Ma'am, I mean Yes sir

    I work in the OR and occasionally when I walk into the pre-op room I'll get a heavy sigh(usually from male patients). I'll ask them what's wrong and they will say they were hoping for a female nurse.
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    The Wage Gap Myth

    No wage gap at the Veteran Affairs. All nurses seem to be at the mercy of the nursing board for pay.
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    Wearing a beard as a male nurse?

    I work at the Hampton VA and as far as I know beards are allowed. Which doesn't really make sense because they make you shave for the N-95 fit test.
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    VA proficiency nurse III frustration & appeal

    I am also having a tough time getting Nurse III. If anyone is willing to send me a copy of their Nurse III proficiency so I can get some insight on how to write mine it would be much appreciated. My email is: patrickbichara@gmail.com