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  1. New Grad Loses Job at 3 Months

    First, let me say I'm sorry this happened to you. However, the current nursing trend makes this all too possible. Unfortunately, new grads are no longer required to "pay their dues" before going into specialty areas. Whatever happened to being requir...
  2. Multiple CNA's refusing assigned task

    This is a pet peeve of mine, nurses working in silos. That's what this sounds like. There are a couple of problems here. First, the RN was IN the patient's room when he asked to go to the restroom. So she had to LEAVE the room, go to the nurse's stat...
  3. Covered Up a Narcotic Med Error

    We've all made errors. What is unforgivable is covering it up. Trust and nursing ethics have been compromised. I am surprised that Nurse Beth says "It seems the husband who made the complaint is reacting out of proportion". His wife was given the wro...
  4. Male Nurse Disgusted by Female Nurses

    Wow! This is a good one. It's time to talk about the "gender elephant in the room". Almost everyone makes a valid point here. Having been a nurse for over 40 years, I've seen almost everything. The saying "nurses eat their young" is primarily based o...
  5. Nursing Instructor Pay

    As a nurse educator, I cannot tell you how fulfilling it is. True, the pay does not compare with acute care but if you love teaching, this is the way to go. I love "making nurses"! I love witnessing when concepts become clear and students have that "...
  6. body odor

    Good old fashioned corn starch works well in many cases. It is not talc based. It is derived from corn. Alone or mixed with baking soda, it can serve as a deodorant or applied in shoes to cut foot odor. It's simple and inexpensive. One teenage boy as...
  7. Not sure if I should look for a new job

    One of the great things about nursing is its diversity of practice. Although you may feel "lost" in another specialty, sometimes its worth looking at nursing from another aspect. Re-training is always an option. It sounds like time off is more import...
  8. You've Got To Be Kidding Me

    Every time I go to the doctor I wait for them to ask "Are you sexually active?" so I can say, "No, I usually just lie there!!" That is hilarious! You have a great sense of humor! I went to a LGBTQ training and was surprised at the use of the term "q...
  9. Nursing Ethics Question!

    It is perfectly within your rights to think I am not "sorry at all", but I can tell you I really am. Additionally, just as everyone has a right to a difference of opinion, I have that right as well. I do not agree that monetary bribery is a viable n...
  10. Nursing Ethics Question!

    Those of you who support this, are you nuts??? What part of this is unethical don't you get? All the excuses!. To the person who said "We get bribed to go to work" (seriously?) I teach nursing ethics and what is described here is unethical. Period. ...
  11. What Did You Get For Nurses Week?

    I am a nurse educator at a university. We did not receive anything but were able to give our nursing students and faculty something worthwhile in the form of a nursing conference. It was an all day event, complete with guest speakers, breakout sessio...
  12. The good ole days of nursing...share your stories!

    I'm a diploma grad and now a nurse educator. The difference between then and now is BIG! As students, we were responsible for covering all three shifts. For OB training, we were assigned a patient at 32 weeks gestation and followed her through everyt...
  13. Salaries are usually quoted by hourly wage. Check your nursing journals, when employers advertise, the hourly rate is often quoted. By your measure, a nurse who works full-time should have a higher hourly wage than a nurse with the same credentials ...
  14. Did I miss something? This should not be about who takes time off for family or anything like that. It should be about equal salary - period. If two nurses, one male, one female have the exact same credentials (i.e. both hold the same degree with com...
  15. The Nurse at the Bedside

    Hopefully, we all went into nursing with one goal in mind. That is, to help the sick and injured. The patient is and always should be our bottom line. I am a nurse educator and have provided education to prelicensure students as well as those studyin...