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    937 mistakes and counting

    There have been and are many TV shows about Nurses. I've seen, when the credits roll, the names of "medical advisers". I wonder how many of these advisers are Nurses? As an expert, a Nurse should be the one the Producer consults before any television episode goes live. It just makes sense, doesn't it? Visit Nursing Toons / Memes for more cartoons!
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    Past history and the Nurse

    As we prepare for a Nursing career, we have to consider our past. As care givers, we are held to some of the highest standards in order to earn the privilege of being licensed as a Nurse. Many times mistakes and poor choices are made that can blemish our backgrounds making it difficult to enter into a Nursing program, attend clinicals, graduate, and/or become licensed. Can a less than stellar background be overcome?
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    Oh, my aching feet ...

    I've felt like this before. My feet holler, "I give up, just kill me." Nurses walk miles doing their job and taking care of our feet is very important. We must wear good shoes to provide a good foundation for all that walking. I just wonder how many pairs of shoes I've gone through since becoming a Nurse. What about you? Visit Nursing Toons / Memes for more cartoons!
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    Nurses and their pens

    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. Visit Nursing Toons / Memes for more cartoons!
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    Sorry, for the problems, we started using a new tool, we have tweaked it. It should be better now, thanks for letting us know. We appreciate it. Logged in members should not be seeing this now.
  6. Nurses, There are always a handful of people that stay with you like this! Let's hear your stories! I'm sure there are hundreds of wonderful stories to share with each other!
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    Satisfying exhaustion

    Nurses truly work hard every single hour of every single work day. Many times, they skip meals and bathroom breaks. Not good, of course, but let's fact it, it happens all too often. Once they leave the job and finally can come home, it's hard to just let it all go. Down time reflection for many of us reveals that yes ... we worked very hard, but the odd thing is, we enjoyed it especially knowing that WE made a difference in another person's life.
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    Celebrity TV Nurses

    How many TV shows about Nurses have you seen? There have been many in years gone by. I remember watching reruns of one called "Temperature's Rising" that was made back in the 70's. And, of course we've had several more since then. They never seem to actually capture the true essence of the Nurse, however. And, maybe the Producers think that reality TV would be boring? What? I think a reality Nurse TV show would be a HIT! What do you think? Visit Nursing Toons / Memes for more cartoons!
  9. At best, hospitals have four walls and a roof and I seriously doubt that contained within these four walls is a Nurse's Break Room as described here. That would be heaven. But, who would be taking care of the patients? Maybe that's why we will never see anything like this. Come on, dream a little dream with me and tell me what you envision as the perfect Break Room. Visit Nursing Toons / Memes for more cartoons!
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    Germ Phobia and Nurses

    Our families sometimes cannot wrap their heads around the fact that we Nurses are mired down in germs at work and live to tell about it. We come in contact with some things that they read about in the newspaper and see on TV everyday and then panic. Is it any wonder that they are paranoid about touching our clothing much less touching us? I think, however, burning my Nursing uniforms is going a little too far. Do you have to educate your family about superbugs? Visit Nursing Toons / Memes for more cartoons!
  11. Summer is here and you have all the free time in the world, right? But, as a Nursing Student, you have forgotten just what that means. Relaxing, getting in 9 holes, lazy afternoons. PANIC! I can't relax!! Do you have the Summer off this year? Are you having a hard time adjusting to "free time"? Visit Nursing Toons / Memes for more cartoons!
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    Ads with Video/Sound

    Sorry, we thought we had this taken care of over the weekend. We are looking into this ASAP. Thanks again for the feedback, and your patience.
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    things that annoy me on Allnurses

    Thanks everyone for your feedback! We have been exploring different ad networks to help pay the bills. We didn't realize there would be annoying video ads. We have removed that code and these video ads should not be playing within 20 minutes. Running a site this large comes with large cost and overhead. I hope you can appreciate our need to run ads :) Thanks again your feedback is always welcome!
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    Being a Nurse Means _____

    What does being a nurse mean to you? This Poem covers a lot of ground, but I am sure you can add more to it :) Reply with your comments. Being a Nurse Means You will never be bored. You will always be frustrated. You will be surrounded by challenges. So much to do and so little time. You will carry immense responsibility and very little authority. You will step into people's lives and you will make a difference. Some will bless you. Some will curse you. You will see people at their worst - and at their best. You will never cease to be amazed at people's capacity for love, courage, endurance. You will see life begin - and end. You will experience resounding triumphs and devastating failures. You will cry a lot. You will laugh a lot. You will know what it is to be human and to be humane. - Melodie Chenevert What does being a nurse mean to you?
  15. Take a brief survey here : What is your biggest nursing challenge? We've had several articles and threads recently dealing with many problems and challenges that nurses are facing today. We get so caught up in caring for others that many times we forget about taking care of ourselves. So many issues nurses face on a daily basis can lead to emotional and physical burnout, job dissatisfaction, anxiety, illness, and more, unless we learn how to cope with the stresses that won't go away. Although the root of many of these challenges seem unsurmountable, there are things that can be done for how we react under the stresses many of you are experiencing. This got me to thinking…...what can we do about this? I know many of you come here to vent about the challenges you are facing. And that is good. But how can allnurses be more supportive to you than just offering a sounding board? I'd like to know: What is your biggest personal challenge as a nurse or nursing student? What's keeping you from enjoying your job or your preparations to be a nurse? What is taking the joy out of your life? I'm really curious and I want to know. In order to help, we need to know more about those stresses you are facing at work or in school. So please take a few minutes to answer some questions. Click here to answer a few questions. Your feedback by participating in this short survey will be instrumental in helping us as we develop things that we hope will help you with your challenges....before you reach the state of burnout. This is your chance to have an impact on our plans for future developments and offerings through allnurses. To express our appreciation for you taking time to answer a few questions, we will be having a random drawing of (4) $50 gift cards to those who complete the questionnaire. I look forward to hearing from you! After taking the survey, please feel free to share your feedback in this thread. Go ahead and vent. Sometimes talking about it is very therapeutic. Thanks