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  1. Hi Everyone! I've been out of direct care-type nursing for the past several years, not by choice, only because of location- living internationally. Instead, I've worked for pharm companies as a clinical research associate and also as a medical transl...
  2. Stay well and don't get sick!

    Thank you for posting your experience. I am sickened and saddened at what you have experienced. However, I think that with your positive attitude, you will find yourself on top of things quickly. That doesn't mean it will be easy.... I work for a ...
  3. Moments You Wouldn't Wish To Be A Nurse !!!

    How can you stand watching people suffer? Because eventually, you will realize that it is not about you or your feelings, it is about what you can do to make the patient's situation more tolerable during your shift. And that is what's important. T...
  4. Touro's Entry Level Masters Program ?

    Good luck in your decision on a school! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. However, once you get in, get through, etc., hopefully the economy will be looking up and jobs will be easier to be found. So, there's always a silver lining!!!
  5. Touro's Entry Level Masters Program ?

    Good luck with your nursing school endeavors!!! And good luck with Touro!!! The ELM program was false advertising at its most egregious. In fact, there was only one class who ever graduated who fell under the description of ELM. The rest of us wer...
  6. Does god make mistakes?

    To Agrippa and those who so eloquently brought up the fact that the very nature of this post presupposes that a God exists, or that Someone is in charge of all this chaos. That is an idea that in my heart I know to be true, yet when I see the sufferi...
  7. Does god make mistakes?

    Thank you so much for sharing.. It is so hard to see children in situations that look like there will be no happy ending. But, despite our best prognostications, they can and do exceed our expectations. Therefore, I totally understand this mother'...
  8. Preceptor becomes villain

    I haven't had a preceptor (long story...promise made by the school, but yet another one broken). Anyway, I have noticed that on certain units that I have rotated through, there is a definite toxic environment amongst the nurses. There is laughing a...
  9. Promotional Items that suck

    A @$%(@% nail file? Don't they know that nurses keep short nails on purpose to prevent the spread of bacteria? DUH?! I would have had no use for it. Now, refillable pens, scissors that can be used in the kitchen, that kind of stuff I can find use...
  10. male nurse sexism? L&D in the ICU

    To the original poster: Do you have any idea how much stuff like this ****** me off? If you are a male in nursing, I don't care what field you are in....I just want you taking care of me if you have good critical thinking skills and are good in a c...
  11. Debate- End of Life

    I agree with many of you that it is a deeply individual decision. What puzzles me, however, is many of the politicians (and people) of this country talk ad nauseum about the sanctity of life, about what a gift it is from God, yet when it comes time ...
  12. You know what's sad, is that this was a case that was not going to have a happy ending. So, what is the point of possibly ruining lives and careers? For a few thousand dollars? I will never understand people. I had a legitimate malpractice case,...
  13. 1. The next time you say something outrageously rude to me, or speak to me with a command, I will reply "yes massa." 2. No, I am not impressed at how your arms look in your scrub top, so quit showing them off in front of me. I am also not impressed ...
  14. Am I Nurse Material?

    RN Hopefull/RN to BE Doesn't it help to know how many of us have been in your shoes? I also had a degree I felt was useless (unless I wanted to work for the CIA or FBI--no thanks), a job I tolerated, but couldn't stand to do the rest of my life, one...
  15. To the original poster, I completely feel your pain/frustration/irritation. I have had instructors throughout nursing school do this, and even worse, take PowerPoints that came with the textbooks, change nothing, and actually put their names on them...