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From an OB to Nurse to Rehab Nurse

I am an RN in my 23rd year. When I was in nursing school I only liked OB, L&D, and Mother/Baby. I proceeded to follow my dream and worked many tears in L&D and I found out that doctors can be abusive. So when the unit I was working on closed, I never [...]

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Nurse – RN trained to save your butt not kiss it

Lately, I am just glad to have a job. My job is stressful and I am under appreciated if not appreciated at all, along with all my coworkers. There are times I feel as though I would like to quit, but nursing is all I know how to do and I do it well. I [...]

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A Frustrated Dialysis Nurse due to Lack of Support

I am dialysis nurse. What is dialysis? Well it is basically a process that involves hooking your body up to a machine through an artificially created access post so that your blood can flow into a tube and through the dialysis machine where the wastes in your bloodstream are cleaned. (What your kidneys usually do).
Anyway [...]

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A Broken ER Tech’s Work Experience

I have worked in the medical field in various positions for 12 years. 5 of those years as a nursing assistant with an agency. I have worked in extreme conditions in some of the worse nursing homes in a city that is listed in the top 3 worst cities to live in because of the [...]

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The Never Been Told Nursing Horror Stories

I’m currently on my 4th semester of nursing school and like many postings here, i love what nursing implies and obviously i want to help people and make a difference but i have been discouraged since i started nursing school despite how hard i have worked only to be disappointed. i’ve realized that in this [...]

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Dealing with a Quarter Life Job Crisis

I am currently in what they call the quarter life crisis. My current job has no direction, corporate America sucks, and I am wondering what the hell am I going to do with the rest of my life. Sure, I have a pretty decent job at the moment, pays a decent amount. [...]

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What’s it Like to be a Nurse

A nurse since 97.  How I have lasted this long I do not know. ER, Pulmonary, med surg, oncology and a bunch of cardiac with my ACLS as a traveler/agency nurse. I moved around a lot thinking I could find that special place that would allow me to practice safely and give me the [...]

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Nursing is Once Desired, Now Despised

I am 27 years old and have been a nurse for 5 years. I was a stay-at-home mom before that. My husband worked and though we didn’t have a lot of money, we were happy. There were a lot of times that I wished I could help him out more.
I remember being a kid and [...]

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Fighting over a Hairspray at Ralphs

I get lucky enough to train a brand new loss Preventon agent in the Ralph’s grocery store. The first thing I tell this wanna be gangster is to back up your partner and he says ”yeah homie I’m down I’m down”.  I should have got the picture and realized that he wasn’t DOWN, just think of [...]

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A Motel Manager’s Job is Stressful

As a general manager of a motel I must say that it is one of the most lonely jobs there is. My employees are lazy and there doesn’t seem to be anything that will motivate them. The sales pressure is extreme and I alone am responsible for making sure that somehow, without my employees actually [...]

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