Top 10 things nurses have GOT to stop doing at work


9. Stop coming to work looking like a hot mess.
We all know when that certain coworker has a night out on the town planned (other than by hearing her blab about it on her cell in the hall) because she comes to work with that head scarf on to protect her ’do, has those claws for nails that we aren’t allowed to wear for infection-control reasons, is all blotchy-faced from the face mask she had to do before work so her pores will shrink before the date tonight and so on. Your coworkers aren’t all morning people; some don’t need that kind of shock so early in the day.

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Rachael Rainer
Rachael Rainer is a thirty-something LPN in Mississippi working the night shift. You can find more of her writing on her blog: and get her Twitter feed at

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