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I Am a Registered Nurse

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    Nursing In The Hospital Setting

    I love being a nurse but sometimes its so hard to care for and respect your patients in this system. I do enjoy working in a hospital and it challenges me and keeps me thinking on my feet, but the hospital has become such a business that the happiness of staff does not seem to...
    DBRN1922 DBRN1922 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 4, 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 7 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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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

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    I Used To Carry A Gun To Work

    My first job after becoming a nurse was in a nursing home. I worked there for 3 months and was getting too depressed so I quit. My next job, after becoming an RN, was in an ER. I worked there for almost a year but again I was getting too depressed and needed a change, so I quit...
    Andrea619 Andrea619 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2010

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    davidh2014 davidh2014 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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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 19 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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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 13 Responses Jul 11

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    Things Patients Have Taught Me Not To Do...

    Never, never toss your lit cigarette into the commode after spraying your penis and scrotum with a jock itch medicine. (he actually blew himself off the commode, suffering 2nd degree burns to penis scrotum and singed his eyebrows) True Story Never try to get away from a police...
    Andrea619 Andrea619 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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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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    Bolivian Nurse

    For educational purposes only. This is not a criticism. A letter from a Bolivian nurse:   This is one of the experiences of the many that I have had and I want to share it with you.  Your words touched my heart . Here in Bolivia I had many patients and I loved to...
    a1234poem a1234poem 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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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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    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 11 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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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

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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 3 days ago

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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 1 Response Sep 5, 2012

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    I Hate My Job

    Been a nurse almost 11 months. I feel sad to say I hate my job. The hours are awful. The job is grueling and the environment is awful. The worst part of all of this is that nobody listens to a nurse. I went into this profession to help people, but it just seems that I am not...
    RockPrincess RockPrincess 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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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 7 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    I Am Not A Nurse

    i am somesh ,i have girlfriend who is a nurse .problem is that she use to clean penis and wash male patient as well .when i hear about it i fell something bad because i love her very much .everytime in my mind all these things coming very clearly that she is holding someone penis...
    someshreshma someshreshma 22-25, M 14 Responses Dec 16, 2010

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    Meant To Be A Compassionate Nurse=)

    working in a cancer unit was one of the hardest thing for me not in a way that it was hard cause of so much workload but it's how to deal with patients that is terminally-ill. its really heart breaking but you cannot show them that you are affected too cause they gather their...
    chingchoy chingchoy 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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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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    lilipilli lilipilli 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12

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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 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 1 Response Jan 16

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    I Am Proud To Be Nurse

    I am a nurse here in the Philippines sadly, that nurse here are degrade!
    modelrose modelrose 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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 5 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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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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    "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

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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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    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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    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

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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

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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 7 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 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

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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 10 Responses Sep 23, 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

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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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    i can take care of you.

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

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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 16 Responses May 31, 2010

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    Feeling Sorry For Him

    Hi, i joined this group not because i am a nurse nor ever been near a hospital!! But it is a fantasy of mine and it all started when i was much younger. My grand mother remarried before i was even born and kevin who was in his late 70's was bed bound ever since i remember him...
    limoaol limoaol 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I'm a nurse and I work in the ER for more than 4 years now. Two months ago I started working in a government hospital here in the Philippines. This stint opened my eyes to the...
    dhanagurl dhanagurl 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I found this site because i'm having trouble sleeping at night after 4 graveyard shifts. I practically spent my whole day napping, day dreaming, relaxing, and feeling awake at...
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    Just did the ALS ice bucket challenge and it was very cold, nothing like dumping ice water on yourself lol..
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    Monday- weekly journal presentations Tuesday- hospital rotation Wednesday- lecture and exam Thursday - lecture and 2 exams Friday- hospital rotation Saturday&Sunday- get ready...
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    i think they do one of the most humane service to mankind and thus respect these prfessions no end..just hope the doctors however understand the difference between ""service""and...
    romell romell 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 29

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