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I Am a Registered Nurse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 308 People

    Marcette88 Marcette88 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Anyone?

    I'm a 22 years old nursing student who's looking for friends, any one's willing to be my friend?
    saamosh saamosh 22-25, F 18 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    I'm sitting here eating my lunch

    and thinking about all the liabilities and responsibilities that come with nursing. We definitely do not get enough credit, appreciation or pay for what we do. Actually I think we get more **** then anything else- no seriously, I mean literally ****! My lunch is too short and I...
    girlygirlyNurse girlygirlyNurse 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    Holiday With The Patient

    Well all of us with Healthcare related Professional is not so lucky with the Holidays in anytime anywhere in the WORLD because its a call of duty to be with the people who are relying on you to take care of them as well as to make sure they are healthy and properly cared for.If...
    tawam tawam 36-40, M Dec 22, 2012

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    thelittlemonster thelittlemonster 18-21, F Mar 16

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    curiousitykills57 curiousitykills57 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    You might be a nurse if….

    1. You believe combat pay should automatically part of your pay. 2. You believe the moon changes your patient’s personality. 3. You have caught yourself looking at a stranger’s veins and thought I could hit that from across the room. 4. You count microwave popcorn as a...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 12 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    Why isn't life simple?

    This June I will graduate with my NP and I find myself as lost as I was when I graduated from high school and nursing school. Jumping from the academic world to the real world I find to be very difficult. This time around I have basically gone to school almost three quarter...
    Marcette88 Marcette88 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 7

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    Love my job . It is getting harder

    as i get older and i do worry about how i will manage as the retirement age climbs. However i want to carry on working as i do now for as long as i can . I love the teamwork and the relationships we build with patients and relatives . But i think the main draw is the feeling i...
    eccentrix12 eccentrix12 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    I love my job so much!

    I never even wanted to be a nurse... Life dealt me this hand and I went with it, but arnt I glad. I get to support families when their loved ones are dying and help those struggling coming to terms with what's happening with them. I get to practice compassion. I never stop...
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    I've been a nurse for 8 years.

    My late wife was a nurse for fifteen years before I went to nursing school. Life without her, with my new wife, is both good and bad, happy and sad.
    MickyMD MickyMD 51-55, M Jun 26, 2014

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    Overated Profession

    I don't think there's anything glorious about nursing; its the most stressful and unrewarding profession for anyone. It was constant worry and fatigue for me. After over a decade my body had had all it could take and was defeated completely. My mind didn't escape the torture of...
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65 46-50, F 4 Responses May 9, 2012

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    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    I Am A Registered Nurse

    I work in the Medical/Surgical unit at the hospital. It is very rewarding work but can be tiring. Some days I am on my feet for 8 hours straight without a break. Most patients are kind and respect the nurses. A few are big babies or ********. These will criticize everything...
    Andrea619 Andrea619 26-30, F 15 Responses May 31, 2010

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    On my days off from work,

    my first day is usually spent in bed trying to recover...still trying to get the hang of the fast paced ER life months later. Any advice on how to adjust?
    myluvzdivine myluvzdivine 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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    i can take care of you.

    . if you let me to..
    jeszieboy jeszieboy 22-25, M May 2, 2014

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    Want To Make A Difference - Advocating For Others In Need

    I have been a RN for over 2 decades and have worked in numerous areas. Despite the areas, I have experienced over and over the fragmentation in our healthcare system. Especially in the elderly population, where there are those who fall thru the cracks and do not receive the...
    AskaNurseNow AskaNurseNow 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    There are times that I just want to walk away

    from it all. But then I have a patient who is truly inspirational. They are my Hero patients and make it all worthwhile. My last Hero patient went through heck. Several surgeries, dealing with post surgery nausea, inability to urinate (cath time) constipation from the meds...
    Marcette88 Marcette88 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    My First Nursing Position Was Almost My Last..

    I was a new RN in the nursing home and feeling very proud of my first step in my chosen career. A nice little old man in a wheel chair waved at one of my co-workers (a pretty 18 year-old, fresh out of high school sugar and spice type of girl). He said "honey come over here...
    Andrea619 Andrea619 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    I am a new nurse and I think older nurses with

    many years of experience are so mean. You would think since they have all this knowledge, that they would consider it an opportunity to teach not to chastise or belittle you.
    vaneese vaneese 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    lilipilli lilipilli 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12, 2014

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    A Dirty Job And I Had To Do It..

    Today the Head Nurse called me over and showed me a patients chart. She said that the patient had not had a BM in 6 days. This was one of my patients so she asked if I had known about this. I showed her where I had noted it on his chart, then she asked what I was going to do...
    Andrea619 Andrea619 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    I have been working on developing a program to

    help those with physical illnesses understand them. But now I need some people to listen to me and tell me what they really think about it. Anyone care to learn about what I want to do and just give me a little feedback?
    epariseau epariseau 31-35, M Jan 16, 2014

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    i will be in 4 years!

    (: i am currently in a pre-heath nursing program, and then into the RN program next year!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F Dec 20, 2014

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    Having Trouble

    My husband graduated w/his bachelor of science in nursing and passed his nclex on the first try. He started working (even before he took nclex) in August, but he is having a terrible time navigating through his day. He has a not-so-nice preceptor and she is frustrated with him...
    lou4 lou4 46-50 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    mcrn96 mcrn96 41-45, F Dec 2, 2014

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    I'M A Critical Care Nurse

    Its the best/worst job ever :)
    NurseAmanda NurseAmanda 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Feeling super pretty in my new nursing uniform.

    Love how white and navy looks on me
    uniqueash517 uniqueash517 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I Thought I Had Seen It All But...

    Today I got a call from a nursing home where I sometimes moonlight. They were caught short and need a nurse. I had been there about an hour when a call light came on for room 24. I went to the room and found an old guy laying on his stomach with his bare butt in plane sight. I...
    Andrea619 Andrea619 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    Nurse.....hey

    Well long before i enrolled in Nursing after high school i never plan this but my Aunt told me to take this because it will bring me to places and free of charged plus earn money with ease in dollars which i really so thankful for long time.....i also met alot of different people...
    tawam tawam 36-40, M 6 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    17 yrs working with geriatric patients.

    At first I worked in nursing homes and then on to lock down units. My last and longest time was at a facility for Alzheimer patients. I am retired from nursing now. It was a very stressful job. I had over 75 residents to watch over at night. Today I have nightmares about...
    Mossmaster Mossmaster 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2014

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    "The thing about not looking

    when you cross the street. " I have happily come to a place where I truly enjoy my job but there were mornings when I really just wanted to get in a car accident so I wouldn't have to work. That's a lazy way out or cry for help I'm not sure. My feelings about that changed the...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    davidh2014 davidh2014 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    I just worked eight and a half hours- my butt

    has yet to see the toilet, I have not had a drink of water, nor have I had anything to eat the last thing I need is a doctor being a butthead to me. I know patients can be jerks, but the difference is the patient is either hurt or sick and they do not want to be where they are...
    girlygirlyNurse girlygirlyNurse 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    I am a male RN and really enjoy working with

    people. I spent about 7 years doing construction before I pursued a career in healthcare. I think it is really one of the best decisions I have made.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 13, 2014

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    Urology nurse, are there any urology nurses

    available for a chat please? I have a question and would like some answers.
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M Jul 3, 2014

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    Being A Nurse With Health Problems

    It's really difficult to work in a hospital setting when you have anxiety and cardiac issues! Working three 12 hour shifts a week along with being on call AND doing night shift? I don't know how I'm gonna make it!!!
    Chocolatecherribomb Chocolatecherribomb 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2013

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    Wake Up Call

    tawam i have a short term memory loss problem this is why i was told to read a lot write down things which i go back and check form time to time. tawam you sunk this one in to my brain you are a nurse Wow! The V.A. found some problems in my last blood work they wanted me to come...
    allsosad allsosad 51-55, M 2 Responses May 10, 2012

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    A New Patient

    I have a new patient in my unit. It is a 19 year old that lost both is legs and one hand in an auto accident. He is in some pain and rings the call button a lot. Any other patient that did that I would get peeved but with him I can't get mad. He is pretty well sedated but still...
    Andrea619 Andrea619 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    I've been trying to figure out

    why I'm so frustrated when I'm not at work. When I'm off duty. I figured it out. I don't have anyone to just vent to. Talk to. ******* grieve in front of. It's hard right now. I have a lot of people sick. Being a long term care nurse, people automatically think I do paper work...
    kbetweens kbetweens 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2014

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    I have a big crush upon one.

    She's a big dark beauty with big brown eyes.Above all she's big exactly where I love a woman to be big.You're the best my sweet southern belle.
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Feb 28

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    A Young Girl Came To The Er

    I've been working the ER a lot lately. Yesterday a mother brought her teenage daughter to the ER. I was interested in them because they were Japanese and I'm half Japanese. The daughter was crying and blushing bright red. I asked the mother what was wrong, she looked around the...
    Andrea619 Andrea619 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 23, 2010

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    I'm Neonatal ICU Nurse

    I also never thought of being in medical field, but God has HIS purpose leading me to this job. For me this is not just a job, I put my heart and soul in it. What is it like to work with so small babies that they cant complain to what ever you do with them. So fragile and...
    BhabeDel BhabeDel 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    A Conjugal Visit

    I have a middle aged patient in my section. He had a stroke and is partial paralyzed on the right side of his body and has some speech impairment. Today his wife came to visit him. I was surprised to see that she was a lot younger than him and was what my BF would call a knockout...
    Andrea619 Andrea619 26-30, F 10 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    I am Diane and a female nurse.

    Actually I am a registered nurse at a local medical center in the Tampa, Florida area. I have been a nurse for 10 years now. I love working with the medical doctors and other medical staff at my hospital. I work in the ER and I see patients with colds, some with chronic pain...
    floridamomtobeach floridamomtobeach 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    can anyone help me out of being unemployed?

    i want to work abroad to expand my horizon, to share my abilities, to discover to learn and to experience new things beyond my imagination outside the country.. i want to help and touch ones lives of my patient.. being nurse is my dreams my passion my love <3
    chippylovemrchips chippylovemrchips 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2014

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