1. oofda33
    Eclair Aug 24, 2014

    oofda33 , Aug 24, 2014 :
    Not a Nurse but keep the Nurses and Doctors work day flowing smoothly. I am an IT Specialist at a Major VA Medical Center. Kudos to all of you Nurses out there.

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  2. Mischa Frenk
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 24, 2014

    Mischa Frenk , Aug 24, 2014 :
    Thumbs up for all nurses out there! You do a hell of a job! (I should know, I've done plenty of hospital time..)

  3. Traverse6
    Jelly Bean Aug 24, 2014

    Traverse6 , Aug 24, 2014 :
    Am not a nurse but my grandma's been a nurse for 44 years so I have mad respect for you guys. ;)

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  4. talu
    Honeycomb Aug 25, 2014

    talu , Aug 25, 2014 :
    Thanks guys! :)

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  5. nrschoen
    Honeycomb Aug 27, 2014

    nrschoen , Aug 27, 2014 :
    Whats going on fellow nursing people? :) I've been an adult ICU nurse, mostly medical/cardiac since 2008, about to make the switch this year to Neuroscience ICU, start playing with some hummingbird bolts etc. The CRNA path is great if thats your sort of thing, but you might want to shadow a CRNA for a day or so, and get a sense of what it is that they do. Sure its great pay, but the work becomes so routine after a while. I started to do ECMO this year, and sure it was fun, but your really just a little pump monkey following protocols, no independent thought etc. Thats why Im going into neuro ICU, still not a lot known about the brain and how to fix it, rapidly evolving field with much new tech coming into play. For those of you about to take the NCLEX, don't sweat it, its not that bad, Im sure you've met some nurses that you wondered how in the world did they pass, its not that hard. Get ahold of your anxiety, and get it handled. Well, good luck to you all, and gald to talk with fellow nurses at any time!

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  6. Aaahh
    Marshmallow Aug 27, 2014

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  7. talu
    Honeycomb Aug 27, 2014

    talu , Aug 27, 2014 :
    Nice to meet ya. I've meet many nurses that say the NCLEX isn't so bad. I guess it's just one of those things where I won't fully realize until I cross that bridge myself.

  8. nrschoen
    Honeycomb Aug 29, 2014

    nrschoen , Aug 29, 2014 :
    I actually have a interview today, am switching from Medical Cardiac ICU to neurosciences ICU. The world of the unknown, head bolts, bleeds and stokes awaits!!

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  9. talu
    Honeycomb Aug 30, 2014

    talu , Aug 30, 2014 :
    Good luck! :) Hope you get it!

  10. TigerXC
    Lollipop Aug 30, 2014

    TigerXC , Aug 30, 2014 :
    Kudos to all you nurses.
    I have so much respect for you all.
    As a caregiver, I see what you all do as I must sometimes do myself.


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  11. talu
    Honeycomb Aug 30, 2014

    talu , Aug 30, 2014 :
    Prior to nursing, I've been a caregiver myself for a family member of mine. It can get pretty hard on so many different levels, but it's rewarding. Wish you the best, buddy :)

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  12. Ghirofelgo
    Eclair Aug 30, 2014

    Ghirofelgo , Aug 30, 2014 :
    whoop whoop! my oneplus is in Leipzig germany right now :) next stop Helsinki and then to me :D next week i'm gonna have something to do at work ;D

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  13. TigerXC
    Lollipop Aug 30, 2014

    TigerXC , Aug 30, 2014 :
    Thx. Very few understand.

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  14. talu
    Honeycomb Aug 31, 2014

    talu , Aug 31, 2014 :
    Nice! I just got mine today! :D

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  15. mm619
    Eclair Aug 31, 2014

    mm619 , Aug 31, 2014 :
    Hi everyone. I'm an RN in the ER and I can honestly say that I love what I do and the department that I am in. It might help that I actually enjoy working with a majority of my coworkers, lol...

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  16. talu
    Honeycomb Sep 1, 2014

    talu , Sep 1, 2014 :
    Sweet! This thread isn't that active lol, but I'm hoping that it will be as there are more members :)

  17. rickyray9
    Froyo Sep 1, 2014

    rickyray9 , Sep 1, 2014 :
    I'm doing my A&P1 and Micro right now so that I can apply for nursing school!

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  18. talu
    Honeycomb Sep 16, 2014

    talu , Sep 16, 2014 :
    Awesome! Good luck Ricky! :)

  19. Moverwater
    Gingerbread Sep 16, 2014

  20. Paper87
    Gingerbread Sep 16, 2014

    Paper87 , Sep 16, 2014 :
    Cheers. not a nurse. Appreciate all the hardworking nurses on duty and off duty:D