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By brandy1017

Joined Jun 30, '02. Posts: 1,172 (58% Liked) Likes: 2,043

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  1. Delaying social security retirement works just fine for the (mostly) independently wealthy old white men who are making the...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  2. There have been a number of threads like that. And one thread where the new grad had a job in the ER and couldn't get along...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Hi rnforforty I want to say first that I am sorry about your husband. Also, that if I or anyone I cared about were a...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. I disagree that it's the "standard," but I wasn't telling you that you shouldn't do it. Just answering why I don't want it....
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. I think many *would have* initially opted to pursue a BSN if we had not already earned a bachelors (or even higher) in...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. Why don't I want it? Because I don't really need it. An ASN isn't every nurse's one and only degree. And yes it is a pain....
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. P.S. I'll end by saying (and yes this is a biased statement which also happens to be true) that anyone who thinks an extra...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. I started buying a half-size bigger than I usually wear. Made a tremendous difference, and now my feet never hurt. Also, I...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. We all know that Magnet Status is nothing more than a money-making scheme created by the ANA to manipulate the uninformed...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. I was originally accepted into a BSN program. But since I already had a Bachelor's Degree and the BSN cost more than 3X the...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Loans are given out so readily nowadays. The reality is that this raises the tuition prices year after year. It ends up...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  12. It's still the responsibility of every consumer to determine what they can afford to pay. You'll always find someone willing...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  13. The first year of nursing is miserable. Everyone is miserable during the first year of nursing. You go from being a...
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    Article Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. I could cover the walls of my house with rules that are made, then bent and broken. Sometimes the rules need to be broken....
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    Forum: Nursing News
  15. 1) You were not "destroyed." :nono: You had a setback and learned some things about yourself, and now, with your new...
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. It sounds like you have performance anxiety. I can relate to that, I have it too. I do much better building skills without...
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. I don't want to start a debate, I just noted that for me it seems a strange way to go about it. Cultural differences I...
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    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  18. I'm quite certain my hospital tells itself, when it goes to bedside report and requiring that I sign a sheet of paper inside...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  19. I have to smile when I encounter discussions like this. It is the same 'blinding flash of the obvious' that comes around...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  20. The whole notion of hiring less skilled workers for tasks is a revenue-based idea that costs less for lower-quality care. It...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  21. I will believe the whole thing when I hear it from actual nurses. Seasoned, outspoken nurses. Every "wonderful" idea, from...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  22. I would be more inclined to believe this is really happening if they interviewed actual staff nurses who could verify that...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  23. It will be interesting to see if other money hungry health systems adopt the approach. Mostly, large acute care facilities...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  24. I don't believe the vast majority of "reporting" on the field of healthcare, nursing in particular. Of course I didn't see...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  25. I have been wondering a lot about this as well And what about those emails/questionnaires they send out to your...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  26. In my opinion, the best NP's are the ones who are practiced nurses first. Additionally, it makes it an applicable clinical...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  27. I think nursing instructors feel like they are gatekeepers to the profession. I have seen a rise in the number of graduates...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  28. The REAL difference is that the BSN graduated with much more DEBT, the MSN--whoa!!!-- WAY MORE DEBT.... and so on... This...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  29. In talking to a nurse educator this week, she kept referring to "Diploma" and "BSN" nurses, apparently plunking ADNs right...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  30. Good day: Have the power to pick between one fluff class and the next. Between an art 181 and art 182 and other classes...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  31. Good day: "The wonderful thing about college is you can pick your classes to BENEFIT YOUR EDUCATION; so, you don't want...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  32. ACA has helped some states while others have failed to utilize the Act to its fullest potential. Insurance coverages have...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. The OP's post sounds veeeerrry familiar to me. Our hospital built a brand new facility, during which time the fear...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. It's my opinion that some who read allnurses are just stubborn enough to need to prove that they know better, that they can...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  35. "If you don't think a general education is important, it doesn't say anything flattering about you." Very childish. ...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  36. I think most people resent paying an exorbitant amount of money for those "fluff" classes; most of those fluff classes...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  37. You're right. Until we find more ways to empower ourselves, we will suffer. I was cynically seeing the journal articles as...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  38. One way to ensure work-life balance is to know your own limits. Some weeks there are endless requests to work OT. If I feel...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  39. I was once there. With the never-ending stress from patients and annoying family members, disorganization, short staffing...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  40. Day off is day off. Let your phone go to voice mail. I love to read. Books that are light are nice choices. If you...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  41. Funny. I think similar situations are likely to happen anywhere in the public service sector. When working in mental...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  42. Very Inspiring and Amazing Story, So many lessons learned !!
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  43. Thank u for this amazing story, It is a pleasure to know that you turned out well and that you've learned a valuable life...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  44. Thank you for sharing your story! It's amazing when you think of how intricate one human life can be. It's also humbling to...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  45. Amen....
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  46. This is a beautiful story. Makes you realize that there is always some good in bad situations, angels are amongst us. I am...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  47. He reminds a bit of "slim". When that homeless man, so well known to the ED, came to our unit. His most frequent visitors...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  48. Beautiful! I remember when my children were little I used to take them everywhere on the train. For a mother, this is so...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  49. Thanks for the reminder. With all our going-ons and our hectic lives of caregivers..... We forget that we are suppose to be...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  50. What an amazing story with a very important lesson. Thank you so much for sharing this, I will be sure to remember your...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock


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