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    The Future Nurse Bully- Is it You?

    I dunno, I think it depends on the kid. My son causes me way more worry and grief than my daughter does. It's not really his fault, the poor kid was born with ADHD and then when he was 8, we found out he had a seizure disorder. Plus, all in all, the kid is way more emotionally complex and sensitive than my daughter. My girl has mostly been the easy child whom I haven't had to worry much about. Carry on. Sorry to hijack the thread.
  2. How do I create my own blog and/or post to it?

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      NurseCard, ADN

      I know I "created" the blog and the description last night, but now how do I create new posts just for the blog?  

    3. sirI

      sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

      You will have to submit Articles in order to use your blog. You have one Article in there now.

      So, pick a forum where you want to post, click ADD NEW TOPIC, click "Article? YES, I'M SUBMITTING AN ARTICLE", add an ARTICLE SUMMARY, complete content, add a biography at the end, submit.

      We will add an image, review, and approve for publication. Once it's published, it will be listed in your blog.

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    Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee

    Good post and it does make me think.
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    Nurses with Attitude

    I am proud to say that I am ALWAYS a "Nurse B". Mary Sunshine, that's me. Just kidding.
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    Anyone else regret becoming a nurse?

    Yeah, I've regretted it a time or ten. I started out as a graphic designer, but the pay was poor, the job was isolating... there just isn't much demand for graphic artists in my area of the country, and I had no real desire to move. I could have been an art teacher, but I found out that I simply cannot stand a whole room full of other people's kids. Really, there hasn't been much else for me to do. I wanted something that would give me a steady paycheck and a steady, comfortable living. I've had some horrific moments in my 16 years as a nurse, but I've somehow persevered... now I have a job that I've had for almost three years, and this job sucks SOMETIMES, it really does... but I'm trying to stay put and focus on what I love about this job... namely coworkers who feel like family. And the occasional nights of lower census, when I feel like I can breathe a bit and maybe spend a little more time with each patient. My advice... like others have said, if you have an area of nursing that you think you would actually love, then go for it!!!!! There are some downright crappy nursing jobs out there, and then there are some great ones. Don't give up yet.
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    I don’t know what to say 😩😩😩

    Just be there. Just listen. Often that is all that is really needed. I mean, sometimes family members will have questions that you will learn the answers to as you go along in your new job. They will want to know signs that the end is near. You will gently be able to answer such questions. Other times, all you need to do is be there to listen. Or, to simply allow family members to gather and pray.
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    Are We Too PC?

    I am sorry you are having the experiences that you are. And that those nurses where you work are being discriminated against. Sucks. And, I don't like Bevin either. All of that stuff that he said about the teachers turned me completely against him. Will be glad when he is out.
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    Are We Too PC?

    Again, I just don't see it here. Not "in your face, blatant racism", every day. I'm not saying it doesn't exist. But I believe it exists everywhere to an extent. I have had this happen. We do have a black nurse who used to work here, who one patient recently did say, they did not like her, presumably just because she was black. It does not happen often. I don't actively look for it to happen though.
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    Are We Too PC?

    My Old Kentucky Home The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home, Tis summer, the people are gay; The corn-top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom While the birds make music all the day. The young folks roll on the little cabin floor All merry, all happy and bright; By 'n by hard times comes a knocking at the door Then my old Kentucky home, Good-night! Chorus: Weep no more my lady. Oh! Weep no more today! We will sing one song For my old Kentucky home For the old Kentucky home, far away. ______________________________________ Uhhuhuhuhuh... You said "gay"... ___________________________________ Edit: I am just realizing, in the very first stanza, the word "people", if I'm not mistaken, used to be "darkies". So I stand corrected, it is at the very beginning of the song.
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    Are We Too PC?

    a) It's a long song. I don't think the crowd sits at the KY Derby and sings the whole song. b) The controversy about that verse is way old. I actually thought that it was changed years ago. Maybe not. c) I'm starting to think you don't like it here. I promise we aren't all backwoods hillbillies. We really truly aren't.
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    Are We Too PC?

    I know I'm late to the party but.. See, I don't see this much. You know I'm in KY too. Maybe it's the part of KY that I'm in, but I just don't see it... or very seldomly. I do have black coworkers, too.
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    I have to say for myself, I generally love everything about Christmas, except for two things: No, make that three: Christmas decorations on November the 1st. Christmas music on the radio, on November the 1st. The above mentioned Christmas movies. After Thanksgiving, the first two are fine. I can't think of a time in my life when I didn't love Christmas. Even when my husband and I were first married, and didn't have kids for 7 years after that... I still loved it SO much and looked forward to it every year! For the longest time, I MADE everyone's Christmas gifts, but that has gone by the wayside. I still try to make cookies and candies and goodies though. I hope to really go crazy this year and make a BUNCH... If I'm not too tired from working! Now... I didn't put up a Christmas tree for about 3-4 years after we got married... but finally decided that I missed it and so up it went.
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    "Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies - ugh is all I can say. I can't do the continuous story of girl moves to the city for a great job, gets her heart broken by some guy, girl moves back home, girl meets hometown boy, falls in love, and gets a dog. Grrrr - I just can't stand all the sugar. Why not just be real? The holidays are stressful for many reasons - how about showing some real people at the holidays?" Yeah, I can't watch those. Can't do it. I get irritated this time of year because Lifetime shows those corny Christmas movies, instead of the suspense movies with the predictable storylines and the bad acting that I have come to know and love. My kids get so mad at me when I watch Lifetime movies, because they typically have a lot of murder in them. My son calls them "murder shows". Last night I had the TV on Lifetime and my daughter was like, "We are NOT watching Lifetime, mom!". I was like, oh c'mon, it's a Christmas movie!.... A Christmas movie... with MURDER!!!
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    Meet Me At The Wall

    What a wonderful, sweet story. Thank you. :)
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    HELP ELLA! THEN ME!

    I suspect that, for dramatic purposes, the writer may skew things just a tad. Writers do that sometimes. Not saying that it's a good or bad thing that she does this.
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