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    Vaccination for clinical

    Dude, seriously! I'm currently suffering from the worst bout of 'flu' I can ever recall I've had, (inc' secondary bacterial infection requiring anti-biotic Rx, & bulk palliatives), & since not having had any 'flu' in such a long time, I'd dec...
  2. Yeah, student nurse anecdote time: Back in the day, our starting group of 30 student psych-nurses had 3 smokers. By graduation, I was one of 3, who didnt! Although, to be fair, smoking was rife, & over-tolerated back then, to the extent that the ...
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    Older Student, Unprofessional Nurse During Clinical

    True, & my view concurs, don't make remarks, verbal, or 'on the record' that you could not convey verbatim to the subject of those remarks themselves. Further, nowadays, lax/vulgar terms used in a professional setting ( & even in 'social medi...
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    Imposter syndrome?

    Yeah, for newly minted RN's some 'limitation anxiety' is likely a good thing. I completed a 'hospital based nurse-training program' back in the day, & even though you were included as being 'part of the team' within the organisation, each student...
  5. C'mon now Claralee, "honestly." Can nursing-student program entry/reading comprehension-skill prerequisites really be so lax, nowadays? Just wait 'til you have to read research! & about that, how might 'James', or 'Cowboy' be indicative of gender...
  6. Given the recent hysteria-level emotive responses to member Cowboy's concerns, perhaps a longitunal overview/current appraisal of the gist of his topic might well be indicated? Recent mal-awareness of the legally-proper/socially-needful 'Informed Con...
  7. One more thing. Perhaps discuss your anxiety issue with an Rx prescriber. A small test dose of propranolol might be indicated/helpful. If that is permissable, of course.
  8. A couple of suggestions. Watch Jody Foster's performance in 'The Silence of the Lambs'. If you can work at emulating that kind of anxiety control, you'll be ok. On the other hand, if you really find yourself losing it, now, & cannot overcome this...
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    Would you be insulted?

    Ok, T-P-B, here's my take - if you really want to put 'preceptor role' in the 'done it' column of your C.V. - for experiential skills, as a prerequisite for your course, then make the effort to put it to the 'powers that be' - on that basis. I doubt...
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    Vent

    Yeah, seems like manager mclifford could 'usefully' attend some extra (mandatory) intensive 'feline-sensitivity' training. Herding cats/RN's requires a certain finesse, & frustration tolerance. Mere junk/comfort-food incentives only go so far, y'...
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    Diversity/Religion In The Workplace

    Ah, I don't think so.. There is deceit by omission, as well as by commission.. Both parties were a bit guilty of this, but one had more to lose.. If she'd been switched on sufficiently to take the "Are you a..." cue, then she could've said, "Oh this ...
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    Question for nurses that are male...

    "Thousands of years?" I knew women had longer life expectancy, but surely, its ~ a century, tops.. Seriously though, that life expectancy thing.. .. is partly due to men working in jobs that kill them.. & for "thousands of years" those men who...
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    Question for nurses that are male...

    Judgemental much? 'Feminazis' are people too, y'know.. Its not that I'd conflate personal dislike.. . with rejection of corrupt political motives.. ..that'd be emotionally retarded..
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    Question for nurses that are male...

    Some of the strident seeming 'feminazi'-like posts on this thread, bring to mind a saying my mother used.. "Two wrongs - don't make a right." Men who are nurses are both appreciated, & deprecated, due to perceived reactions to their sex, role &am...
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    My coworker was high and got away with it

    Passing the Entonox? Dr Egon Spengler says.. "Yes, have some."