Medical

Changes are afoot for Emma, Corrections nurse.

Changes are afoot for Emma, Corrections nurse. I figured I best update everyone before I go on with more narratives. I had an opportunity fall into my lap last week. As you know, I've been working as an RN in a correctional setting. I have been working in a county jail for the past 7… Continue reading Changes are afoot for Emma, Corrections nurse.

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Corrections RN

I should be working on my 10 page research paper... The last big assignment before the end of this semester. That and less than a handful of discussion boards. Just Summer and Autumn semesters left to go to get my BSN. Woo. Feels like it's actually within reach. I am totally procrastinating on this paper… Continue reading Corrections RN

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Two times in a month – you lucky dogs, you

Here I am again, for the second time in a month - wow! It's been awhile since that's happened LOL. No news yet on the transfer. I should find out this week if it's been approved. Otherwise I have emailed my current manager (we just got an interim one as the other one just moved… Continue reading Two times in a month – you lucky dogs, you

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Happy Birthday, Flo!

Today marks the 200th birthday of our glorious leader... err... founder... err, whatever. LOL This is why this year is the International Year of the Nurse 🙂 So let's all give a shout out to our girl, Flo... She's looking good for 200, isn't she? Ha ha

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I know! I KNOW!

I know, I'm sorry I always say I'll be back sooner rather than later... and then all of a sudden it is three months later. Good news is I have finished my college program and will soon be able to sit for the next set of boards soon and will then be able to call… Continue reading I know! I KNOW!

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Vaguely Nauseated

"Thank you..." I said quietly. He answered that I was welcome as he continued to spread a sheet over me and tuck me in. "You take such good care of me," I said; my voice cracking and my eyes welling up with tears, "I love you." He looked at me with concern, holding my hand… Continue reading Vaguely Nauseated

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“What. The Hell. Do. You. Think. You. Are. Doing?!”

I hate to brag, but I am damn good at inserting urinary catheters. It's just something I did well when I worked at the hospital in Nashville. As such, we had at one point a woman that had attempted suicide which ended up not killing her, obviously, but left her permanently paraplegic. She required an… Continue reading “What. The Hell. Do. You. Think. You. Are. Doing?!”

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“I promise you, I will lose my job”

The RN came to stand in front of me - on the other side of the nurse's station where I was sitting. "Just spoke to switchboard - apparently room 9218* has been calling a particular family repeatedly in the middle of the night yelling at them when they tell her it's a wrong number. It's… Continue reading “I promise you, I will lose my job”

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“He Needs You”

"Get out!" He yelled at her as he stormed into the hospital room's bathroom. He was on our critical care unit due to a traumatic brain injury, and she was his wife. She burst into tears as I walked into the room. "I can't do this anymore," she said, her voice cracking as she started… Continue reading “He Needs You”