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  1. You Know You're a Nurse When...

    I decided my transformation into a "nurse" happened a couple years ago. I had to do a wet to dry dressing on a rather obese woman. Not too bad, till you consider that her wound was huge and he was undergoing maggot therapy. In changing the dressin...
  2. My Life with a Nurse: A Man's Perspective

    I love that!!! I can't stop laughing. Thank you!!!:chuckle
  3. RN-BSN completion??

    Hi there!! I did complete my BSN through UW last year. With the exception of a few elective credits it was completely online and I loved it. (Some of the electives you can also finish online). There is one clinical class that I did through the P...
  4. I ended up failing!

    I'm so sorry Luv. This is tough, I know, I've been there. When I didn't pass my boards I went through a major depression. My husband, bless his heart, was very supportive. He told me something that did help, and maybe you'll find some comfort in ...
  5. Anyone sick of the "Drama Queen" patient?

    I'm sure I'll see some of you at work tonight, it sure sounds like we take care of the same people! My favorite was a gentlman who was in for "pain management". Nobody could figure out what or why, and he had no shortage of Docs trying to. Well, o...
  6. nursing salaries

    The wide variety of pay scales never ceases to amaze me. And when you take into consideration the cost of living in some areas, it's even more astounding. Lets take my wonderful home of Wyoming for example. My starting pay was $14 and change when I...
  7. Please hang up the darn phone!

    I think we've all been there. I recall one experience, that maybe I didn't handle the best way I could have but it was effective. I had one huge family calling constantly about my patient. I literally talked to a different family member about eve...
  8. Men in Nursing

    My husband is currently in nursing school (the same program I graduated from 5 years ago) and in listening to some of the stories he has, I find a new respect for some of the difficulties for men in this field. For example, his study group consists ...
  9. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

    I went through the SANE training last spring. Since the hospital I work in, in fact the state, does not have a program (that I'm aware of) in place I figured who better to start one? So, I traveled to another state and at great personal expense, fo...