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How Mini-Strokes Affects My Performance as RN

I received my RN license in 1981. Yahoo! I’m a nurse I thought. Time goes by, I learn a lot, wanted to be in ICU but my blood pressure said “No!” Got on BP meds, stepped down to PICU, then to home health care (“ahh, I thought at last Nursing Mecca!”). Went to Alaska>Utah>Florida>Arkansas back [...]

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Healthcare Nurses are Poorly Treated by Patients

I have been a nurse for too long and I am looking for a way out!! Patients don’t listen and families are not only realistic but they are also abusive to nurses. There is a reason your family member is in the nursing home or hospital. Healthcare is not magic just because you treat nurses [...]

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The Downsides of McDonalds Manager Position

Hi there, so I’m 19 and am currently a manager at McDonalds in New South Wales, Australia. And I’m here to tell you just how bad my job is.
First of all, I have been a manager for little under a year. And the McDonalds I work at is located within a shopping centre, so [...]

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Loving the Nursing Profession and the Patients

I love working as a nurse, but I don’t enjoy my present job.
I am fortunate enough to work with wonderful professional people, but I work for a small agency and was promoted to administrator. Now I am responsible for tasks for which I had little or no training, and I don’t get to see [...]

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Being a Nurse is NOT Easy

I have only been an RN for a year, in a department I am NOT crazy about at all. Staffing is awful, I’ve experienced a true workplace bully, and because our patients are relatively healthy, they treat us like their personal assistants. An example to illustrate this point: a patient once told one of our [...]

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Nursing Sucked the Life Out of Me

I wake up every morning and say the Our Father to myself in order to get me through another day of backstabbing, demoralization, and disappointment in humanity. I am a RN-BSN.
PLEASE reconsider if you are considering becoming a nurse because I know once that time/money is invested in a education, you have reached the [...]

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How to Effectively Deal with Stress in Nursing Practice

I just finished 5 12 hour night shifts, working New Years Eve and New Years Day. I work ICU. I have been a nurse for 13 years, have 2 Bachelors and an MBA. I am 38 and not married (dating a male nurse), with no kids (when?). Here’s some real advice [...]

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Nurse Manager’s Job is Never Easy

I have worked full or part time in med-surg, L & D, post partum, nursery, inpatient psych, drug rehab, youth detention center, nursing home, house supervision in hospital, inpatient acute rehab, hospice, private duty, pediatrics, med psych unit, float pool in a medical center, and now I am a nurse manager of my own unit. [...]

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From a Male ED Nurse’s Perspective

I’m surprised to hear how you guys all seem to hate nursing. If I hated my job I would change department or hospitals or go back to school to finish my Master’s or something.
What I’m hoping is this is just a way to let off some steam and not the mindset you people take [...]

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A Medical Assistant Job is Not too Shabby

I work in a pediatric doctor’s office. For the most part it’s a good job. But then there are times, like when you get kicked and told how much they hate you and then the parents say to their kids” the mean nurse is going to give you a shot now”.  Actually had one mom [...]

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