Sunday, March 26, 2006

Nursing School Uniforms

I know it's been about a year since I graduated, but I've always wanted to do an informal poll on this. Collect a little database of ideas and opinions. :)

I think I came out pretty lucky as far as uniforms go. Prior to our class, all students wore white scrubs and a white jacket. We got a white polo shirt and navy blue scrub pants and jacket. Of course we had to wear white shoes. I think we looked pretty good, but as we neared graduation they started to look a bit 'used'.

I think nursing students look good when they match as a group, but since we had to buy them ourselves we should have been able to buy whatever brand we liked so that they at least fit properly. When I was working in med-surg there were some CNA students who had maroon-colored scrub tops with the school logo on them and white scrub pants. I thought they looked pretty good.

What constitutes a good nursing school uniform? What did you (or do you) wear and what's your opinion on it?
Posted by HypnoKitten at 5:41 PM
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You May Be A Winner!

Ok, so it's not the publisher's sweepstakes, but you really COULD win Nurseblog of the Month for March.

Or maybe you've got a favorite blog you've been reading and would like to nominate.

Do you? Who's caught your eye this month?

I'm going to bring forward all of the past nominees (who link back to me either through regular links or a NurseBlogs logo badge) so if you've been nominated in the past, you're up again this month.
Posted by HypnoKitten at 5:20 PM
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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Yeah, That Was ME!

New fuel pump for broken Suburban: $140
Rental car from Avis for 3 days: $153

Picking up my daughter from a weekend at my ex's house in a spankin' new midnight blue 2006 Cadillac DTS: Priceless

Posted by HypnoKitten at 9:49 PM
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The Voting Booth

Here's a wagonload of nominees for Nurseblog of the Month for Feb!

The Nurse Practitioner's Place

Third Degree Nurse

Nursing Student Hell

I am a Nursing Student

Geek Nurse

Death Maiden

I Wanna Be a Male Nurse!

Livin' Large

Head Nurse

Pinoy RN

Haiku of the Id

NP Open House

THIRD DEGREE NURSE wins for Feb followed closely by Nurse Practitioners Save lives and Geek Nurse!

yaaaaaay! :) Good showing folks! Thanks to all of you who voted.

(Think about nominations for March as you're reading your favorite blogs!)
Posted by HypnoKitten at 8:58 PM
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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Nurse's Stress Prevention Diet

This diet is designed to help you cope with the stress that builds during the course of the day.

1/2 grapefruit
1 slice of whole wheat toast
8 oz. skim milk

4 oz lean broiled chicken breast
1 cup steamed spinach
1 cup herbal tea
1 Oreo cookie

1 Venti quad-shot lowfat white chocolate mocha from the stand in the lobby.

Rest of Oreos in pack
2 pints Haagen Daz ice cream
1 jar hot fudge sauce
nuts, cherries, whipped cream

2 loaves garlic bread with cheese
large sausage & cheese pizza
1 large pitcher beer
3 Milky Way candy bars

Entire frozen Sara Lee cheesecake eaten directly from the freezer.
Posted by HypnoKitten at 8:34 PM
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Saturday, March 04, 2006

A Second Helping of Nurse Blogs

Here are some more for you!

Dust in the Wind (Peds ER RN)

Nursing Student Hell (student nurse in GA)

From A to Zimbabwe (An American RN travels to Zimbabwe for a year!)

Pinoy RN (NCLEX info for Fillipino nurses and nursing students)

I Am A Nursing Student (Heather, BSN student in Louisiana)

CASF in the Sand Pit (RN in the Guard over in Iraq)

I Wanna Be A Male Nurse! (need I say more?)

Nurse Wannabe (student in a BSN program, Indiana)

Student Nurse Jack (from Austin, TX)

You Know You Wanna (pre-reqs with Jaxia in the Southwest)

NP Open House (discussion on the future of advanced practice nursing)

What School Doesn't Teach You about Being a Nurse Practitioner (I'm not sure how to shorten this so it fits - I think "Being an NP" will probably work...)

Misadventurous Melissa (a nurse/attorney in CA)

Picklecakes (an ER RN)

Jan's Video Blog (why did I never notice this before? I didn't know he was a nurse, but I saw the link for the longest time over at Becoming A Nurse. Welcome, Jan - a new-grad RN!)

Nursing Stress (SN in Georgia)

Nurse Diva Extrordinaire (student)
Posted by HypnoKitten at 7:05 PM
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Join the Community!

The NurseBlogs community is growing so fast I can hardly keep up with it! I remember when I started there seemed to be about 8 blogs written by nurses with reciprocal links. Now, that's not to say that many of you haven't been blogging for longer, but the group seemed much smaller then.

I used to check to see who was linking to me by googling Mediblogopathy, but at this point there are so many it's a bit hard to sort through. This should make it really simple! Just post a comment with a link to the blog you'd like me to blogroll - I'll check it out and decide which category it should go into, and it's done! Comments go directly to my email address.

Also, if there is an awesome link out there that tells a great story, or is something that you think nurses or student nurses would really get a kick out of, by all means let me know. I'd like to continue building my "links for students" which is basically a list of great places to go to get clinical-type educational information and online quizzes.

If you are a business and would like to do a "link exchange" post it here also, but keep in mind I don't really like the idea much. I will review those particular comments and delete them if I don't feel they are what I'm looking for.

Please put the full address of the blog even if you don't know how to make a link. Thanks for helping build our NurseBlogs community! :)
Posted by HypnoKitten at 5:51 PM
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Friday, March 03, 2006

New Additions to the 'Roll

I know, I know: "HK, you never post new blogs anymore... what are you doing - sleeping?"

Well, some of the time, yes. I do sleep.

Of course, that's no excuse not to continue to bring you the best nursing blogs in the world all condensed right here on one page!

So my guilt is getting to me. So many blogs, so little time! If you thought the blogroll was long before, wait until after today. BUT I've just got to include some of these folks - they're just THAT GOOD. Oh YEAH. I know you want it... so without further delay may I present:

The Miscellaneous Mischievious Misadventures of Missbhavens (L&D RN in NY - r/t limited space this will be referred to as "Missbhavens")

Zanta (student: Pacific Northwest)

Jourdan's Nursing Blog (student)

Writings of a Caoimhin (student:Malta!)

Who Moved my Cheese? (student: Cape Cod, MA)

Random RN Ramblings (Catepillar RN: California)

ISED8U: Adventures in Anesthesia (("I sedate you" for our ESL readers) A busy CRNA!)

The Student Nurse, NY (student: NY)

Julie Anna Infantry Wife (student: Pacific Northwest)

Dog Food Sugar (student)

Highway Hypodermics (RN who writes books about travel nursing)

The Journal of Genki (pre-reqs in the Big Woods)

The RN's have been added to the blogroll, and the students will be manually added to the sidebar next chance I get - maybe tomorrow.
Posted by HypnoKitten at 8:42 PM
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