I Am a Registered Nurse

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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

    Congrats to Joy Behar,

    for not only for being a jackass but uniting the nursing community like I've never seen in a long time. Joy, For the record, I have my own stethoscope. I paid for it with my own money and nowhere on the box did it say it was a doctor's stethoscope.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 17, 2015

    It has been an agonizing two weeks

    as I have tried to make the decision if once I graduate with my advance practice degree if I stay with the hospital where I work full time or go to work full time at the GI center where I normally work one day a week. Actually the decision was pretty much made up for me when I...
    Marcette88 Marcette88
    31-35, F
    Apr 19, 2015

    Sometimes, during a code,

    you can't save them all...so sad😭 regardless of the fact that I've been her nurse for over 10 yrs😩 so sad...
    hotlatinamomma hotlatinamomma
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 19

    Today was my last full time day at the hospital.

    I have vacation coming and am taking starting tomorrow. I graduate with Advanced Practice Degree in a few weeks and start my new full time job at the GI center after that. It was an incredibly hard day but everyone was very supportive. Hope I am doing the right thing but I...
    Marcette88 Marcette88
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Apr 29, 2015

    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
    ariamariel ariamariel
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    Just graduated last year

    and now I'm going back to school to get my masters. I love helping people & I love being there for people so I don't even see this as a job. ❤️
    Barbiedoll89 Barbiedoll89
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 9, 2015

    I got quick question.

    I want to become a nurse I can do the math just not in my head .Any ideal what to do or how do everyone calculated everything up ??
    kellner27 kellner27
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 26

    I have a patient whom I enjoy spending time

    with, he's like my abuelito. He loves to sing to me and with me especially Pedro Infante, Vicente Fernandez, Jorge Negrete, Antonio Aguilar 💕
    hotlatinamomma hotlatinamomma
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 25

    Psychiatric RN here. Been working in the loony

    bin about 5 years. Not sure how long I will do this. It is eating my soul. I went in wanting to help...right now I feel traumatized because I had a scary week. I got attacked on 3 separate occasions, managed to dodge blows all three times. I sometimes feel like the whole...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Feb 6, 2015

    Caregivers are often the casualties,

    the hidden victims. No one sees the sacrifices they make.-----Judith L. London
    hotlatinamomma hotlatinamomma
    36-40, F
    Jan 16

    Feeling super pretty in my new nursing uniform.

    Love how white and navy looks on me
    uniqueash517 uniqueash517
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2015

    When a patient family member is

    so verbally abusive that the hospital nursing supervisor goes and finds you a cookie.
    ariamariel ariamariel
    22-25, F
    Jun 13, 2015

    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
    3 Responses May 9, 2012

    I will be in 4 years!

    So excited to start school in September! Modified & a teen mom too :)
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    I'M A Critical Care Nurse

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

    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

    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

    Today was horrible. I will never work in a

    hospital again if I can help it. too much beauracrity and back stabbing. As far as I am concerned I risk my license working in a place like that. I don't know what else to do with my life though. Ten years in helping professions has me burned out. I want to get OUT of it. I...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 17

    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
    9 Responses Jul 23, 2010

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 1, 2014

    So today went smoothly.

    Until the hospice nurse came to tell me Mr W is in his last hours! Heartbreaking, he's a sweetheart,I hugged him, kissed him, told him I love him, held his hand, prayed. Damn!why is nursing so hard sometimes. I said good bye! Why! Sometimes I hate my career.😢 brokenhearted...
    hotlatinamomma hotlatinamomma
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 8

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2015
    kc072761 kc072761
    26-30, M
    Jul 27, 2015

    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
    16 Responses Jul 11, 2013

    Well I'm a nursing assistant.

    I love my job! I love helping people I love learning all the new things and seeing new "issues" or problems people are having. I love all the different cool fun equipment! It's great.
    Ashley123445 Ashley123445
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    After such a busy Monday,

    I get a "bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck" "I love you lady" patients like that remind me why I became a nurse 😁💕
    hotlatinamomma hotlatinamomma
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2015

    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
    thelittlemonster thelittlemonster
    18-21, F
    Mar 16, 2015

    Right now, I'm working at a skilled nursing

    facility, rehab and long term care. It's definitely got it's moments, sometimes I miss the hospital though.
    hotlatinamomma hotlatinamomma
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2015
    StrangeDisaster StrangeDisaster
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2015

    On my off days I like to leave dirty dishes on

    the counter and clothes on the floor for a while just to revel in the fact that it's a problem I don't have to fix *right this minute* for once.
    ariamariel ariamariel
    22-25, F
    Jun 12, 2015

    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
    11 Responses Jul 11, 2014

    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
    carencamille carencamille
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    today, I admitted that I'm not superhuman.

    I admitted that my current role has become to emotionally painful for me to do. I admitted that my judgement has became clouded by pain. mine. theirs. long term care has been my life for nearly ten years. I love what I do. I live for it. sacrifices for it. and now, my heart...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 5, 2015

    Hello fellow colleagues~I am a retired ER

    &Palliative nurse who misses my profession everyday...Wishing you all the very very best shifts to come..25 years went way too fast..although when I worked,I couldn't wait for my holidays...to have a permanent holiday is not all that glorious~missing my contribution to my...
    mrsharold mrsharold
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 17

    Well, I finally finished my BSN.

    It was by far the hardest thing I've done and definitely harder than my other degree.
    Allicat91 Allicat91
    22-25
    Apr 17

    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

    I hate being on call!

    I always have to go back to work!😜 patient care here I come 💕
    hotlatinamomma hotlatinamomma
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 27

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