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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. canesdukegirl

    Silver Lining

    I stare at the four LED panels in front of me, each displaying cases for every OR, listed by room. I groan inwardly, bracing myself for a busy day. "Canes, you ready?" asks the Medical Director. Every morning, the Medical Director and the Anesthesia ...
  3. VivaLasViejas

    Just Another Manic Monday

    .....and all day I was wishing it were Sunday again. You know it's going to be a tough week when you walk through the door at your workplace on a Monday morning and your senior medication aide comes barrelling out of a resident room, looking like the...
  4. I love my job! I guess I am one of the lucky ones in nursing these days but I actually feel I make a difference. Since February I am no longer clinically based but I am an Educator for a big company who treats me well. I travel a lot and that could b...
  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. 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...
  7. Nursing From Your Heart

    My sister has been a dialysis nurse for seven years now, she always knew she wanted to be a nurse since childhood. I, on the other hand, couldn't quite make up my mind as to what I wanted to do with my life. That is, until last year when I suddenly k...
  8. Unsung colleagueA colleague of mine was recently lamenting that she was worried about her upcoming annual evaluation. Knowing that this veteran RN of many decades was a great nurse, I asked why. She said, that unlike many of the "newbies" (read nurse...
  9. 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...
  10. Summer 2000, Alexandria, Virginia. Excited beyond all reason! I was finally in Nursing School, at age 30. I'd entertained the idea of nursing before, but didn't believe I was "smart enough". After three semesters of prerequisites with straight A's, I...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. "Oh, that hurts so much!" My grandma's eyes are screwed shut and her breath is coming short and quick. I am trying to peel back the tape holding the bloody gauze to her leg. The nurse that comes to her house twice a day to check on her and change the...
  16. "I quit. I don't want to be a nurse anymore." How many of you have had that very thought during a shift or while walking to your vehicle or while getting ready for work? You think it is time to quit nursing and find something else to do. We have all ...
  17. 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...
  18. VivaLasViejas

    Nine Lives

    I swear, my nursing career must have more lives than a cat. I knew it was over when I had a nervous breakdown and walked away from the hospital I'd worked in, off and on, for five years. I knew it was over when I aggravated an old knee injury and had...
  19. My family is an extremely close one. We all grew up in the same general area, with only 2 exceptions (an uncle who visited every few years and an aunt every summer). My immediate family is even closer. We see each other as often as we can, and keep v...
  20. FranEMTnurse

    Nurse

    A nurse named Florence Nightengale, worked in a hospital where tuberculosis ran rampant. Nothing the medical professionals did solved the excalating number of deaths, until Florence Nightengale thought; "Nothing else is working, so I'm going to open ...
  21. IntroductionChanges in the medical field effect everyone with an increased reliance on computers, new medications and procedures. From patients to nurses to doctors, we all experience medicine on a different level than a few short years ago. For nurs...
  22. Nurses struggle to know whether their work is just a job or a calling. We go to work and do a job, but there is so much more to it. Can it be just a job? Days filled with tasks, even kind words, and that's the end? When I start to get bored of the jo...
  23. Shine Your Light

    I never thought I would be at this stage of my life and be looking for a job. It is not that I am old; I am basically mid-career as far as it goes. Being a mother changes career progression. You can't have it all, and I chose family. While many of my...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...