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  1. I want to share my experiences in terms of language differences. We, Filipinos, speak and could easily understand american accent and language. I thought when I was in Ireland, it would be easy for me the fact that they also speak English. But not th...
  2. newtress

    Soul to Soul

    Growing up in the 60's was a wonderful magical time for me. Everyone my age seemed to be just as happy as I was choosing whose front porch we would set up to play Barbie's. American Band Stand was on flowing out of the open front door so we could hea...
  3. When I was notified about being hand-picked as a scrub nurse on our high-risk cardiothoracic surgery team, I was very excited, but also nervous. As most would, I sought counsel from many - some that worked in the O.R., and others that had very demand...
  4. I Am Meant To Be A Nurse.

    I had been in the dental field for years and had slowly moved my way up by learning each job until I was proficient and then seeking more of a challenge. I did this for 9 years until I found myself with a Bachelor's in Healthcare Management and the O...
  5. Growing UpThe story of my life summed up in one word would be "change." I changed schools often when I was young but all were close to my home in Louisa, Virginia. In high school, I changed jobs frequently to include: 2 farms, 4 shoe stores, 4 pools,...
  6. NamasteNurse

    Teacher turned Nurse

    Even cafeteria duty which used to be a punishment. Listening in on pre-pubescent conversations to get a hint of what the next generation is thinking. Standing in the corner looking bored so they don't know I'm taking it all in. I miss teaching. Seein...
  7. Pre-Nursing School Jitters

    Orientation is in 17 days. August 10th I get to meet all my fellow nursing school classmates and the instructors. I have waited for this so long. I have spent over a year doing all the pre-requisite classes and testing. I have waited what seems like ...
  8. My mother, an extraordinarily healthy and physically fit little lady of 83, had never had any encounters with the medical system as a patient except for the delivery of her four daughters. She was gaining fluid in her abdomen and that lead us to look...
  9. It doesn't matter what kind of person you are - rejection after a job interview hurts. And, it is okay to withdraw a bit and take your time to recover. But, as the old adage goes - you must get yourself back in the saddle again - sooner rather than l...
  10. What Are You Thankful For?

    With the fall season in full swing, themes of pumpkin flavored everything, brightly colored foliage and crisp mornings are all around us. While I will not deny my undying love for pumpkin spice lattes, another important thought also comes to mind dur...
  11. VivaLasViejas

    You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

    ........Some years ago when I was still working Med/Surg, I had a patient who could be described diplomatically only as "fluffy". In actuality, she was a diabetic who weighed more than 400 lbs. A pleasant sort, she struck up conversation with me as I...
  12. My Mother Was Right

    When I was a young girl growing up in America's Mid West, my mother loved nursing and thought that her daughter should follow in her footsteps. It was her dream that helping people was a great profession and she wanted me to become a nurse when I gre...
  13. VivaLasViejas

    Nursing and The Art of Arboricide

    Yes, that really is a word. I know because I was looking for a term to describe the mass murder of trees, which supply healthcare providers with the gazillion reams of paper we handle every day in order to prove that we've documented the proof that w...
  14. I have not been into that real-nursing-world. I have not volunteered for weeks or days or even a couple of hours at a clinic. And for all of the other queries you have in mind, I may also have to say "Yes, I have not done it yet". Well at least, not ...
  15. VivaLasViejas

    The Best Advice I Never Got

    One of the privileges of having one's own blog, I have discovered, is being able to hold forth on almost any subject I choose. Whether anyone wants to read my mental meanderings is beyond my control......but I sure do enjoy writing 'em. As another bi...
  16. Hazards in the Field of Nursing

    Way back 2006, I was a newly BSN graduate waiting for the result of my board exam to be released. And while waiting, I volunteered in a private hospital for me to enhance my knowledge and skills and have a pertinent experience needed for my applicati...
  17. VivaLasViejas

    Used Nurse: Part Deux

    Three fulltime nurses and a medication aide who once held secure jobs, now stand figuratively on the trapdoor of the gallows, shaking our heads in astonishment at finding ourselves here and wondering how the hell we're going to get out of this predic...
  18. The best job in the world.

    Lets be honest here. Nurses love to whinge. And to be fair, we do have a lot to whinge about. Pay, for example. It took me four years of university to gain a nursing degree. In that same time I could have qualified in law, architecture or pharmacy, a...
  19. "I believe that everyone should spend their first year in Med-Surg." These are the words as spoken by the Director of my nursing school. As one that has always liked a challenge, I made my case as to why one shouldn't go to Med-Surg. I am not against...
  20. I could say I pursued nursing because I wanted to follow the footsteps of my mother who is RN, but that is the usual every other day story you normally hear. This was one of the reasons why I decided to become a nurse, however, one of my other reason...
  21. VivaLasViejas

    Too Little, Too Late.....Too Bad

    .......in which case, please share your insight with me so that I can stop feeling like I'm the only person on earth who's madder than a wet cat and has absolutely no place to direct the anger, because it's not really anybody's fault. I've always bee...
  22. madwife2002

    RN and a Mother!

    I became a single parent in 1989 I finally left an abusive marriage, I was now going to move on with my life and follow my dreams. I always wanted to be a nurse as we often referred to ourselves in 1989, we were also called RGN's in the UK which mean...
  23. The Nursing Niche

    "To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through, is to be a nurse". - Rawsi Williams There are some people who knew nursing was for them from the get-go. Then there are those who realized it a bit later i...
  24. madwife2002

    Got No Job? Come be an RN !

    I am fed up with hearing about people seeing nursing as a quick route to money it is so much more and it offends me that nursing is used as a short cut to being employed. We should have stricter entry rules and by this I mean more screening to make s...
  25. I was excited to start my first day in the OR. Full of optimism and nervous energy, I found my way to the staff locker room, looked through the lockers to find my name and started to change from street clothes into fresh new scrubs. "Um, can you plea...

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