January 27, 2009, 7:22 pm

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – at Grand Rounds!


Maybe girls just wanna have fun, but obviously there is no fun to be had at this facility!

No Taco Bell or Burger King for anyone in this place!

Why are toys from home risky to the parents? Somebody gonna steal the Rock ’em, Sock ’em Robots?

And goodness forbid that the patients have any money! They might try to sneak out and buy food or toys!

Heck, these days you can’t even stop someone from using a cell phone as they stand in front of a “Please do not use your cellphone” sign!

Not to mention the patients who have had a Double Whopper with Cheese, a large fry and a Super-sized Coke between triage and getting roomed.

And we have immediate bedding!

Ever tried getting the “history of present illness” out of someone chowing down on a Chalupa?


Grand Rounds is over at ChronicBabe.com this week and the theme is…

“Totally Babelicious!”

All women, all the time!

Because we all are Babes!

I, ahem, am the “studious” babe who just happens to have a crush on a Nascar driver young enough to be her son (Daytona 500 in 18 days, folks!).

So in honor of the guys who put not only the word “babelicious”, but “schwing” into our conciousness, I give you Wayne and Garth’s Top Ten Babelicious Babe list.

Seriously, if you have not seen Doc Gurley’s video about “The Lost Tampon”, you have got to get over to Grand Rounds. It’s the first link. It’s a classic!


Speaking of studious, I decided enough of this school stuff!  I want my BSN ASAP.

I was fortunate enough to get into the Nursing Research class at UWGB and I do believe it is going to kill me.

Statistics was a Lindsey Buckingham concert compared to this class.

In addition I am taking “Introduction to Muslim-American Studies” and “Religions of the World” because sometime after 1978, they decided that an ethnic studies class and a world culture class should be required for the BSN.

Nine units total.

Ah, who am I kidding?  I love studying.  I am such a nerd.

The goal? Finish the BSN by December of 2009.

Then, if they will have me, go straight to the University of California, San Francisco for a PhD in Nursing with a focus on Health Policy.

You see, I want to study nurses. I have a theory about nursing vis-a-vis the retention of nurses through the career cycle. There is a lot of nursing research being done on patient care and best practices, but not as much on the nursing profession.

I want to study us.  Nurses can’t utilize best practices if there aren’t enough nurses to go around.

And so I will devote my academia career (as soon as I get one) to the study of the nursing profession itself.

Sounds rather hoity-toity, doesn’t it?

Okay, so I’m a hoity-toity nerd!

Time to crack the books, babes!


  • Tanya

    January 28, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Kim, I always loved the “I just ran over to Krystals” excuse for missing when we called a pt back to a room when I worked ER.

  • Annemiek

    January 28, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Big plans! Power to you!

  • medrecgal

    February 1, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Wow…ambitious! And kind of funny to think of the irony of a doctorate in nursing. Best of luck from a fellow nerd!

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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