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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

    Lack of Manners

    OMG, I had a middle school aged student sneak up on me once, and literally blow on the back of my neck to startle me. I have never been so freaked out in my life. That was one of the very few times I got really stern with a kid...
  2. Tina, RN

    Record Year for Acanthosis

    Wow! I had honestly never heard of this before...
  3. 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...
  4. Tina, RN

    Tiny acts of kindness

    I love this.
  5. Tina, RN

    Under the Influence Exam

    Could you send it to me, too??
  6. 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. :)
  7. 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...
  8. Tina, RN

    minor complaints

    "That there's an RRRRRRVEEEE." National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation??? heehee!!
  9. Tina, RN

    Monday morning urgent care..

    Recently had a parent bring a student in first thing in the morning. Student attends school in my district, but doesn't even attend my school! Kid has a banged up hand from an injury at home that morning. Hand is swollen and bruised. Almost no ROM. Parent asks me, "Should I take her to urgent care?" Gee, ya think? :facepalm:
  10. Tina, RN

    Monday morning urgent care..

    True, true...
  11. Tina, RN

    Monday morning urgent care..

    I thought I was the only one that used the "Monday Morning Urgent Care" line! At least I'm not alone. :) Lol
  12. Tina, RN

    School Nurses Hoping for a Snow Day

    I feel your pain. I am working at my per diem job tonight, right about when the roads should be horrific. I am so annoyed, I never realized how spoiled I was working for the schools!! LOL Be safe, everyone!
  13. Tina, RN

    Large ladies! Best scrubs?

    I need to find scrub pants that have a higher rise. I *hate* low rise pants!!! My belly is too big, and they always end up underneath it. But, most pants now seem to have that lower rise. Any suggestions??
  14. Tina, RN

    questioning IV fluids

    Very interesting thread... I always like to read about types of IVF and the conditions under which they would be given.
  15. Knowing what I know now, I would have done something else. OT or SLP. Maybe even PA. Or maybe a vet. I am very happy with my nursing career now, but it took a long time to get to this point. I would never encourage my daughter to become a nurse. It just isn't what it used to be...
  16. Tina, RN

    I'm baaaaaack!

    Welcome back! :)