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    Quote from pink82
    as i've read dav's post about philippines... it really broke my heart...
    i am a true pinay! its unfair to generalize filipinos/philippines that way! you may have seen the negative sides of philippines unfortunately you haven't seen the beautiful side of philippines as well as filipinos... too bad you wasn't able to see philippines in a different perspective. well, its your opinion... i can't blame you for that... but i guess you should have sent that message personally to bluee so as not to give a bad impression to those who really don't know philippines/filipinos.

    nationalities have different flaws. there's no perfect country in this world. all of us are fighting to survive in this world.
    i can't deny the fact that child labor, prostitution, kidnapping is actually happening in the philippines. i believe that its every nations problem! our government is also fighting to eradicate that problem! it's not true that filipinos are not doing something to a better living... as christians we are not tolerating these immoralities! i don't want to compare other nationalities to filipinos...

    i just wanted to ask something...
    how do you call a single female (hot chic) who had sex with a guy she just met on a club ------> a liberated?!?
    if she's a filipina you would call her -------> a prostitute?!?

    whats the difference huh?! that is soo unfair!

    what's the difference between a kleptomaniac to a theft/burglar?!?
    however you wanted to call them, they still do immoral acts!
    stealing a dollar or a million dollar, its still taking possession that isn't yours!


    yes its true that a lot of filipinos are taking nursing education to be able to work abroad. why?!? because we value our family soo much and that we wanted to provide a better a living for our families. but not all filipinos wanted to leave philippines for good. a lot of nurses just wanted to earn to have a stable living. after earning that stable living here in the philippines... i believe that they all wanted to come back! our determination to provide a better living for our families is our key to be able to provide genuine nursing care to clients!

    nursing education here would probably easy for anyone who has a lot of determination and resources! if you have a heart in dealing with clients sick or well, i believe you'll be a great nurse! nursing is not a money making business!!! filipinos are known for hospitality for that we're just using our god-given talents to be productive!

    well, if you wanted to pursue nursing education here just to save money... its certaily irrational! you may have the wisdom to pass the examinations but it takes a lot of perseverance, determination, patience and a genuine heart to render care to clients to be able to survive nursing profession!!!

    try considering other state where your personality as an american would greatly fit in. you may survive here with ample amount of money for your nursing education but i don't think you could dedicate yourself rendering care to "poor filipinos" i am not discouraging you to pursue your studies here but its the reality! if you have a heart of a filipino nurse, you'll be successful here!

    if its gods will for you to pursue your nursing education here...
    i believe that whatever circumstances, hindrances that you will encounter will be easy for you... for its god that is working with your life.

    godspeed!

    from a true pinay! =)

    it sames that i have hurt some of the folks here as to what i said about the philippines, let me say i am sorry. i made my comments just like i saw it while i was there, i am sure not all of the philippines country is not that way, and if it's not then that is great. i don't have nothing against the people there or the country as of matter of fact of the military man and woman gave jobs and money to these people to help with what they could.
    i for one gave money's to help a lady to get into school, and bought the family food. so maybe i should have being a little better in my writing in this form and giving better information, once again i am sorry for any harm i have done.
    djv

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    Go for it babe, being 50 is a new start in life never stop from doing better for your self, it just get better.

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    If I was the family and found that this had happen, I would have a DR job and you would have had his degree, good work.

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    To bad the unions are not in North Carolina the CNA could use then as well the nurse staff.

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    Quote from baby_gurl0604
    I have been considering joining the Air Force after I graduate with my BSN this December. My step dad was in the AF and I have learned a lot about it over the years; I believe it is a great path to take in terms of nursing because of the opportunities available for travel, promotion, leadership, etc. plus more respect from doctors.

    The only thing holding me back in my mind is that I am so opposed to what we are doing in iraq right now. I strongly disagree with a lot of President bush's decisions, and I am afraid this makes me the wrong type of person for the military. I love my country and have always been politically active/opinionated. But I have very little respect for our current administration.

    Are you looked down upon in the military if you disagree with the president or oppose the war? I know this might seem like a dumb thing to ask, but i am the kind of person who wants to live my life in an honest way, and if I joined the AF I could not pretend to support this war when I don't. I support the men and women of the military, not the war.
    The military life is the way to go now days. You can join the AF and be a great nurse and still keep your fellings. As a retired military police I can tell you for sure that the military needs people like you. There will always be wars were its the one that we are fighting now or the one after this one, and if you join now just think you will be ready for the next one and a better person for it.
    Take care God Bless.

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    Quote from Nursekat64
    As a nurse for 19 years in Memphis areas hospitals and a local children's ER, I have seen many events that go unrecognized, and unacknowledged.
    As managers sit in their office looking at computers and manuals, and attend meetings, I believe they have forgotten the reason they became a nurse, so here is a refresher.
    The unit nurses are the ones who ultimately do the work, take care of the patients and are the ones that the public look up to, Who the public look to in time of need and despair. WE are the ones that hold the hand of a scared child who is alone, of a crying child during painful procedures, who calm the parents down when they arrive not knowing if their child is alive. WE are the ones who offer our hands, our shoulder to cry on and our knowledge to them. WE are the ones who go in the room with the physician to tell the family that their child may not live. WE are the ones who are there in their most dreadful moments to somehow ease the pain of death and dying. WE are the ones who administer the pain medication, when bones are fractured, when stomachs ache, and when sickle cell disease is out of control. WE are the ones that get coughed on, sneezed on and vomited on. WE are the ones that gets handed a "blue" Baby with the mom screaming "she's not breathing". WE are the ones who laugh, cry and pray with the family. WE are the ones that are expected after one trauma is over to immediately go out and care for the others, with no time for ourselves. WE are the ones who work short staffed, with no lunch breaks and faulty equipment. WE are the ones who take money out of our pockets to give a family christmas presents who just lost everything in a fire, no matter how the fire happened. We are the ones that continue to work a code when our baldders are about to explode, to hold ourselves together when a child dies, or is a victim of sexual abuse, as we question God why this happened. WE are the ones humbled. We are the ones that carry out the mission, the ethics and moral attitude of the nursing profession.
    Then when our day is over we go home to our families and thank God that they are alright. WE are the ones that put our families second only to the patients we care for. WE are the ones haunted by our dreams. We seek no professional help in dealing with the multiple traumas. WE are a strong team. WE are the united front. WE are the ones who make the difference in this community. With all of this We are the ones who choose to work each day. WE are the ones whose blood sweat and tears are wrapped up in the department. WE are the ones who work for little money,, because our reward will come in heaven.
    This happens every day in every department in every city. Managers cannot see this because they are not there. How are mangers going to evaluate us, if they cannot see us?
    So as a manger have you failed your staff, failed the community and failed your nursing ethic for not really seeing who WE are?
    As you sit in your office do not forget the ones in which you work for. Yes, youo work for us, not against us, not above us, for us. For us to be able to make that difference, for us to be able to come to work each day.
    Mangers will never find a perfect nurse, and WE will never find a perfect manager. There is a happy medium. WE will be late, WE will call in, and WE may not get every piece of paper signed, but WE are the united front, WE are the ones who make the unit run. WE are the ones who make the difference.
    I am an LPN. I am a vital part of the united front. I make a difference.

    I invite any and all LPN's in Tennessee area to join me as I head up the Tennessee Chapter of the NFLPN.
    I want our voices to be heard. I wnat to change the attiudes and open the eyes of some of the mangers who fall into this category.
    Our profession is strong and I plan to make it stronger.

    Feel free to post here or private message me.
    Kathryn LPN

    edited out real name/email address for TOS compliance/security

    To bad my wife does not live and work were you at Kathryn she might would join the chapter, how about this we ship the nurse manger she has to you, maybe she will learn a few things.
    Good Luck

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    Quote from oramar
    Last evening I was informed by a patient that the high cost of health care can be blamed on nurses and their high compensation and benefit cost. This is a afluent, well educated person in his late 70s. For past ten years he has been heavy user of health care due to a series of medical problems. He has had the most advanced medical care in the world, the best medical care money can buy. Indeed, I believe that he has had the best of everything all of his life. I am willing to bet it has cost millions of dollars to keep him alive here in his later years. But that has nothing to with the cost of health care and health insurance does it. It is me who at the end of my career, after years of being severly underpaid and over worked, who is now finally making a pretty good wage who is responsible for the high cost of health care. To bad I couldn't say what I was really thinking because it was a patient. However, if someone out on the street makes a comment like that they are going to be sorry they every met me.

    You said he has the best money can buy, he has you as a nurse, can't get no better then that.

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    Quote from OliveVinesRN
    Hello everyone!!! I hope this New Year has been a kind one to you all thus far.

    Well, here i go again on one of my rants about the ever so intriguing world of nursing. Here's my pet peeve of the day:

    Is is just me, or does it seem to you all that everytime you go into a patient's room to pass meds, do procedures, or simply check on the patient, they always have to ask you to bring them something.

    I know for me, it never fails. If I go in there to just look in on my patient they always will stop you before you get out of the door and say, "Oh, nurse, could you get me some coffee," or "May I have something for pain?" or "Turn the lights off, will you". And it drives me crazy.

    Now don't get me wrong, I have no problem doing anything for my patients. But it seems that patients look at nurses as nothing more than handmaids to wait on their every beckon and call. For example, I had this man to ring his call bell just to tell me that he wanted to sit up on the side of the bed. I wanted so badly to tell him, "Well, what are you waiting for?". This is because I know that this man is very capable of moving himself because I've seen him do it when he has a male nurse caring for him. But whenever a female steps in, the patients all of sudden become invalids.

    I feel that too much of my time is taken up running up and down the halls getting water and coffee. I mean, as much as family members like to stay all day in night in these patients rooms, it would seem that they would get up off of their lazy bums and get these patients something every now and then. It wouldn't hurt them to do this. Oh no, they won't do this. But they can tell you and I how to do our jobs, can't they? (LOL!!).

    I have gotten to the point that I actually like being pulled to the critical care units in the hospital because we have telemetry there and you don't have to go into the rooms quite as much as you do on the medical floor because the telemetry is evident.

    Do you all feel the same way? Do you all feel that patients are too darn demanding and don't respect us as care providers but see us as handmaids instead? Male nurses, do you feel that patients tend to not bother you as much as your female colleagues? I welcome all input.

    Peace and love, y'all!!!! :angel2:

    Maybe you shoudl fine another job, cause taking care of people is not your cup of tea. One other thing, you will be like that one day.

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    Quote from MelRNNC
    Rocky Mount is quite boring... my husband's family lives there and wanted us to move there... NO WAY! Although it would be easy for you to find work there, the job market is quite challenging for those in other careers. We live in the triad. There are some really good hospitals here - Baptist, Forsyth, and Moses Cone are excellent. I have to disagree with djv about High Point's hospital- I did some clinicals there when I was in nursing school and was NOT impressed at all. As far as the area goes, there is lots to do, and the three major cities are not that far from each other, plus there are little towns in the outskirts that are good to settle in. I've also heard good things about the triangle area hospitals, especially WakeMed and Duke (obviously).
    Hope this helps.:spin:
    Hate you have to disagree with me about High Point, the reason I say that its the best is because they save my life, other then that as far as I know the rest of the hospital is ok. But you are also right with the other ones that you advised, I can recall Cone being the #1 in the state back in the 60's.
    So I lost this one LOL have a good day.

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    Quote from simssn
    Hello, I want to know the pros and cons of your NC city. Any North Carolina city, big or small that you have lived in or reside in now. Also where you have worked in a hospital or other healthcare facility...doing what? What were the pros of the facility?
    I have friends that live in Rocky Mount, NC currently and they would like my fiance and I to think about moving down there. I would like to keep my options open. I would like to base my relocation more on place of employment and the city's aspects.
    Thanks for all of your help...
    Sims,SN
    The towns: High Point, Winston Salem, Greensboro, all big city towns. Out of these three towns the best hospital is High Point. Have a number of small towns close by like Lexington, hospital is a band-aid fix, and you have to pick a number to be seen, (just a joke). Over all not a bad area to live and play, three hours from the beach and mountains. Have VA medical hospital close by as well. If I can be of any further help come a knocking.
    djv

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    Quote from Bluee
    Short story: How feasible would it be for a U.S. citizen to move to the Philippines temporarily for a few years to take the necessary classes and pass the boards, and then move back to the U.S.?

    Long story: I have lived in the urbanized and very beautiful city of Portland, Oregon for all of my life. I am interested in a nursing career, but it is very hard to get accepted into the nursing programs in this entire Northwest region. The very close and excellent public university (OHSU) has an acceptance ratio below 20%. The community colleges in the area all use lottery systems with year-long waitlists. The private universities are quite expensive as usual.

    Therefore, I have to start preparing backup plans if the public university doesn't work out, and that is very possible. One plan was staying where I am now and shelling out huge cash for private university. The other was moving to a less urban, less interesting part of the U.S. where their nursing schools aren't so fricken full. Then the idea occured to me that maybe I could move to somewhere beyond the U.S.

    I work as a CNA at a nursing home here. I have come to enjoy the company of the filipino nurses and aides (and my heart fell for a certain filipina, but she is now gone). One nurse whom I refer to as 'Ate' wants to take me to the Philippines so she can use her influence to find me a wife, since I am almost 20, male, and quite single. But in all seriousness, I think I could like the place and the people.

    How expensive would it be to live there and attend school for however long it would be? I am talking all expenses, travel rent tuition food recreation etc. Would it be more expensive than just private university here? Think $20,000 easy. I am certainly ready to make a big change in my life, as I have no strong connections with people here aside from my mostly loving family

    This is just an idea that I would like to entertain a bit. On the outside it sounds pretty bizarre, but I would really like to know if it could be possible, and logical. Any responses are appreciated!

    I was in the Philippines for 30 days when I was in service and its a sad country. The young girls had to work the streets to have food on the table and I am talking about kids as young as 10 years old and up. From what I seen most of the people live in huts with no water, power etc. There was a river that ran down the middle of town in Scuba Bay and all the waste ran in it and the kids were playing in the water. Downtown was nothing but bars, and woman selling them self to make a life there. At all times you had to watch your back, but it was best to have a buddy to go alone with you at night, after I was there a few days I came close to being kidnapped by there military and could have being taken into the jungle which is unreal, no one would have found you for years.
    As for the meals they eat anything and everything monkey, dogs, etc. They would not have any food left on there plate like we do here in the USA, cause it might have being there last meal in days. I seen a lot of the woman that works hard and want to try and do better, by ways of going to school, and doing what ever they can to get out of that country.It sames to me that most of the men there just did not care much about there life as long as they had the woman working the bars and trying to rip off the GI.
    I hate to have seen the USA move the Military out because it did give some of these people hope for a better life and a chance to have a good education. Don't get me wrong, not all the people were bad, But If I was you I would fine another country to go or better yet the way things are now, you might be better off here in the USA, the meals are much better here.
    djv

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    Hi Folks: I have a number of you people asking me about the VA Hospital and which one is the best to work at, as it stand now Asheville NC Va is on my top list.
    Here is a run down on the Va's and other info, I hope this might help.
    The VA in Asheville NC: Is a Tertiary care Facility, it has 112 acute medical and 120 extended care. Most of the local VA in NC, VA, Tenn, are sent here because of the expert's in there area of Training.
    Salisbury VA: 159 Hospital beds,270 Nursing home beds, 55 Psychosocial Resident Rehab, and Treatment program beds. It is a acute Medicare cardiology in which has came alone way, most of these type of patient's went to Asheville VA, but now Salisbury have there own Doctor's. Surgery, is #1 with great surgery staff. Psychiatry,Physical Rehab, Intermediate and extended care.
    Here again I hope that this will help and if I can be of any further please let me know, May God Bless you for being in the medical filed and for the work you folks do, as a Vet I Thank You.
    djv

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    I can tell you the best VA to work at here in NC if you like, I work there and have being a Patient.

    Quote from newnurse2005
    You should definitely call the HR/nurse recruiter at the location you're interested working at. That's how I found out there were new grad RN openings - which are STILL not posted online. I'm sure that the pay is probably better than at your community hospitals, plus the benefits alone are great. Good luck!

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    My wife has being a LPN for 30 years and work's now in a nursing home. She has done the job as a RN and have had RN's come to her for advice. There are a many of small things that she has done that was in the RN's job to do and she has had to do them because the RN that shift did not know how to do the job. SO the place she works pays OK for LPN and RN, as far as I am concern a lot of these places just don't give the LPN more credit and pay.

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    As a Nam Vet, I have been in a few VA hospital in my time, some are bad and then some are great. The bad ones are that way cause most of the people that work there don't have the love for there job, just there to get a check. Then all these office personnel are working everyday to keep there job and that they don't care as well.
    The hospital I go to are union and that is one of the major problems here. The union don't do nothing but take the money and will not support the employees. Then you will fine the DON etc, if you are not in there click then you no body, and they to fight each day to keep there job. So over all folks, the Va's can be a great place to work, but take my advice and really do your home work on the VA be for you get hired, being there as a patient and employed, if you like to no more info on the VA I am talking about and tell you more fell free to email me and I will do what I can.


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