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  1. I made a decision to retire earlier than planned when I actually saw Administration staff with no symptoms being tested, including bringing in their families to be tested. Yet, those of us working directly with Positive patients while only wearing p...
  2. I'm Done

    All of 2020 I worked with Covid positive patients and luckily did not get sick. I had already put in my papers to retire so I retired in 2020. I have read a lot of the comments and really can't say how I would feel if I was still working in a hospi...
  3. Ageism in Nursing?

    As an older Nurse with 11 years of ER Nursing and 14 Years of College Health Sports Medicine/Orthopedic experience who retired with an ADN degree. I precepted Nurses in the BSN program, instructed people on Insertion and maintenance of Picc Lines, IV...
  4. Are nurses really leaving nursing in droves?

    I am a retired Nurse 65 years old. I have an associate degree. I have 11 years of ER experience with 14 years of Orthopedic/Acute Care experience but since I do not have that BSN degree they want I get No to being hired. I have kept my Picc line ...
  5. EKG, Labs, Blood glucose, Urine sample for lab, do an assessment, order chest x-ray if warranted,
  6. I Think I'm Done With Nursing

    I had some breathing difficulty wearing the mask so I bought plastic inserts and taped them in my mask and folded up tissue and taped it at the top of the mask to seal to keep my glasses fogging. I have had nose surgery and have cartilage across the...
  7. I Think I'm Done With Nursing

    Brandy@1017 I agree with your post above. I don't judge anyone who feels they have no choice but to leave their job. As a Nurse we all know the importance of mental health and providing Nursing care. And we should not jeopardize our physical hea...
  8. What would you do?

    Faced with this situation myself. I reached out to one of the Physician's I worked for and another Nurse. They both have worked me and both have given me written references as well. As far as my manager. I gave them Human Resources directors name...
  9. How to Stop the Mass Nursing Exodus?

    I worked in the ER for 11 years before they decided my ADN degree meant I was no longer educated enough to work there as a they became a Magnet Hospital. So most of us who where unable to go back to school or agree to were told to find other jobs....
  10. I Think I'm Done With Nursing

    I totally understand and did the same thing in September 2020 after 23 years of Nursing. Made the decision to take an early retirement to save my mental and physical health. I have no regrets what's so ever. May God Bless, Protect and Guide...
  11. Are nurses really leaving nursing in droves?

    I love Nursing and it was a difficult decision when I decided to leave the job I was doing. With politics being a a big part of my decision, I finally realized that survival mentally, physically, emotionally the best thing for me to do was leave th...
  12. What Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Whole Health

    So glad I read this article. I have had so many injuries, falls especially, turning ankles, feet numbness and swelling, back pain and etc. I will get my feet checked out. And take better care of my feet.
  13. Possible Accidental HIPAA Violation

    I agree with the post saying not to report it. It was a brief slip of the tongue. You have acknowledged to yourself it was wrong to mention any information about a patient to her. As I call them the HIPAA police I have found at times blow a minor ...
  14. Meltdown at Work and Feel like a Failure

    Being a Nurse is at times a hard, emotional, draining experience. All of us at one point in our Nursing Career have a time when given the circumstances we could lose it, cry, cuss, hit, walk out, or pass out. Like some have mentioned. Try to see a...
  15. I just lost it!

    I have lost it a few times as I have a limited filter when I have reached my boiling point or when it comes to patient care. I worked in the ER with a young physician who thoughts he was God. This was when we had paper charting and lined up clip bo...