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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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A Retired Nurse Manager’s Sad But True Story

I worked in a City Hospital for 43 years.  One day this passed April me and 2 other nurses under me where called to the boss’ office and told we no longer had a job the hospital was losing so much money that we had to be let go and will be replaced by [...]

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Dealing with Crappy Nursing Practice These Days

Nursing has changed drastically over the last 3 decades. Staffing ratios are unsafe, support staff is a joke and management is clueless. Hospital admin thinks patients are to be handled like an assembly line, and time is not alloted for adequate care. Reimbursement and government regulations have destroyed our ability to provide safe [...]

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Realistic Tales of an American Dreamer

Well I just finished reading all the comments on the nursing profession and I can totally relate to how they are treated like shit, and then when they complain about it people give them trite bs replies like “just find another job”  Come the fuck on, there are no jobs!
I wanted to tell my story [...]

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Story of My Life-Working at McDonalds

It’s not August and I started working at McDonalds since February. Of course! I’m a girl, a short, asian one. I’m only 15 but turning 16 in December. Okay so, first thing first- I work at the back in the kitchen. Yes, a 144cm tall Asian girl works in the kitchen, SO WHAT?!?!?! I’m just [...]

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McDonald’s Cashier Job..Not Enough Credit, Training or Money

I’m fifteen and in the 10th grade. When I started working at McDonald’s I was thrown on the front register with nobody else up there to help me, the A. Manager didn’t train me and every time I asked her a question she rolled her eyes did it with no explanation and walked away. [...]

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Hurry!Run the Other Way Nurses

I waited my whole life to go to nursing school and become a nurse. Nursing school was rough and I had one abusive instructor, but I stuck with it until I graduated with my BSN. After school, I went from one nightmare job to another. I suffered horrible anxiety attacks, vomiting and severe [...]

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Uncertainties about My Nursing future.. Lost

When I was younger, all I cared about was animals. I persuaded everyone around me that I was going to be a vet. Times changed, I grew up, and people became my number one priority. I am very outgoing, I love helping others, and I figured heck-why not nursing! Plus I can handle blood, guts, [...]

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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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Seamstress at a Sweat Shops in the 21st Century

Ok, you never realize you’ve made poor choices until they’ve already flourished (or spoiled) and shown their full effect. I’ve been trying to be the person who’s had their shit together since my seniour year in high school. I had grandiose dreams of going off to art school and becoming a fashion designer and working [...]

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