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Tina, RN

Tina, RN

Acute Care, CM, School Nursing
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Tina, RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Acute Care, CM, School Nursing.

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  1. Tina, RN

    Anorexia and other eating disorders

    This terrifies me. I grew up in a household with very screwed up ideas on weight/appearance. Consequently, I battled eating disorders through high school and my 20's. I have an 11 year old daughter, and my husband and I try so hard to be careful about what she sees and or hears. But it doesn't matter, because she hears things from her friends. They are all on diets! It breaks my heart to hear my daughter wondering whether or not she is "chubby". She isn't at all, but does have a little bit of that "little girl fluffiness". I just keep telling her that she has a beautiful, healthy body. And that healthy eating and exercise are important for everyone, regardless of weight. And that there is nothing wrong with the occasional McDonalds meal or ice cream sundae... :) Ugh, so hard to be a parent sometimes...
  2. Tina, RN

    Tiny acts of kindness

    I love this.
  3. Tina, RN

    Under the Influence Exam

    Could you send it to me, too??
  4. Tina, RN

    Elementary or High School

    I have done elementary and high school. I will never, ever go back to elementary! I love little ones, but I don't want to be responsible for hundreds of them each day. Too much neediness, and the teachers in elementary are insane! The big kids are fun. It's nice to be able to actually converse with them. :)
  5. Tina, RN

    November is National Prematurity Awareness Month

    My big kid was born at 29 weeks: One pound, 13 ounces. Thirteen inches long... What a sick little guy he was! He is going to be 13 years old in December! He's the one I yell for when I can't figure out my phone...
  6. Tina, RN

    Vent about teachers (as much as I love them)

    Oh. My. Goodness. This is absurd...
  7. Tina, RN

    Psych/ Anxiety

    I responded to 2 panic attacks today.
  8. Tina, RN

    Thoughts on the "doctor's stethoscope"

    OMG, that is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Tina, RN

    Countdown Time

    2.5 hours left for me!!!!!!!
  10. Tina, RN

    Inmate/Staff Relationships

    So interesting. I absolutely can't wrap my head around this. But, as amoLucia mentioned, it's like teachers getting involved with students. Wrong on so many levels, and tons of risk. Terrible, terrible idea... Thanks for the insight, everyone!
  11. Tina, RN

    Inmate/Staff Relationships

    I have been meaning to ask about this... I live in NY, so the 2 inmates that escaped from an upstate facility is still pretty big news. It's interesting to me, because I have been working per diem in a county jail for several months now. So, how common is this, with staff members ruining their lives to become involved with inmates?? I know inmates can be very manipulative and convincing. But, wow! It seems like such a crazy thing to get involved with. That female staff member from the upstate prison is in jail now. She has probably lost her job, family, friends...
  12. Tina, RN

    Should I change from elementary to middle school?

    I have done elementary for 4 years, and in the fall I'll be doing high school. I'm excited for the change, for all of the reasons you have given! :) I say, go for it.
  13. Tina, RN

    Sexy male scrubs

    Congrats on your weight loss! I don't blame you one bit for wanting to look good at work. When you look good, you feel good! I think if you used the word "nice" instead of "sexy" in your title, you wouldn't be taking such a beating. People are taking this thread too seriously. He mentioned right up front that it was not a deep, serious thread! It's just a little bit of fun, and a chance to give himself a little pat on the back!
  14. Tina, RN

    Why so many 3-11 jobs at nursing homes?

    Yikes. IMO, 3-11 is a nightmare! I only did it per diem, but at a hospital not a snf. Lots of admissions. Lots of patients that are getting very annoyed that their discharge is taking too long. Plus, if you have school aged kids, you can forget about seeing them... Not a fan of this shift!
  15. Tina, RN

    Now THAT'S a lab result

    WHOA!!!! Very interesting thread... I wish I had something to add.
  16. Tina, RN

    Oh no!.....

    Nope, I'm in NY and still at school, too... :) I have 5 more full days, and 3 half days to go!