Latest Comments by nurse2033

Latest Comments by nurse2033

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    BSNbeDONE likes this.

    Hey what about Excelsior? I have two degrees from them.

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    Commissioning is no big deal, but I believe you need a BSN (or Bachelor in something and RN). The best way is find an Air Evac unit and apply directly to them. If they have an opening they can help you commission. Schools are a few months.

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    AliNajaCat, Cat365, carolinapooh, and 2 others like this.

    What isn't clear is if patient information was in the screen shot. As an educator (different legal status than a student) I take screen shots of labs all the time. But, I am always careful to leave any patient identifier out of the screen shot. I think this is a critical difference. If the patient name or number was visible, then yes it is an obvious violation.

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    I have taught both online and in person and currently am teaching an online class. The class I'm teaching I built from ground up so I've have full involvement in it from the begging. If you add the prep time for the first class, the pay is quite low. But every time you teach it, you reap the benefit of having built it. The convenience is unbelievable; your own hours, and from your house. The most time consuming part is grading assignments. You do miss the "aha" moments of a live class and not much interaction with students but it makes sense for the money versus time spent.

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    brownbook likes this.

    Oh the opportunity missed... "yes, I actually am an idiot, thank you for noticing. A lot of people overlook that. I tried to google yourologist but it won't come up. Is it the ology of you? That sounds like a doctor of everything. I'm so excited, tell me tell me!!!"
    Or you could sound really smart like you did.

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    MrChicagoRN and Nurse Leigh like this.

    I will not calm down. Do you think what she did is OK? I'm glad it has been taken down though. Hopefully she has realized the error of her ways.

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    I thought Maverick was in the Navy! Is there a reason you can't just apply to hospitals on their web sites? As Anchor noted, many agency nurses go on to work where they worked on contract. Some agencies expressly forbid this, but in my experience few enforce it. Thanks for your service, good luck.

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    Nursing is a solid field, sick people are not going away. Not only is the general population aging, but so are nurses. The last I heard the average age of a nurse is about 45. As for wages, it varies a lot by region. Keep up your grades and you will do well. Good luck.

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    BSN is preferred by many hospitals. Some require it, although they usually will allow you to complete it after hire. But, it depends on the hiring climate and what they need. You will be at a competitive disadvantage without a BSN.

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    I have an ASN and MSN, no BSN. I immediately got a number of teaching jobs as soon as I achieved my MSN. I'm not sure if anyone has noticed or cared. (I have a Bachelor in another field.)

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    Pixie.RN likes this.

    I'm going to take wild stab and guess you are under 30. If so, that means you have many years to gather nursing experience to make yourself more competitive. Get a nursing job, get professional certifications, volunteer, live your life with honor and integrity. In no time you will be a rock star and when you reapply, you will be a top candidate. Good luck.

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    Not only is it an obvious HIPAA violation, but she is also degrading a patient and using her status as a nurse to "entertain" her friends. On the face of it, she has no business being in any position of trust. You worry that it will ruin her career? I think you should worry she will actually become a nurse. This is where nursing advocacy comes in. As an advocate for patients, this should be reported.
    You can report to the feds here U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Office for Civil Rights
    Here is the NCSBN page on reporting nurses Filing a Complaint | NCSBN
    You could also report to the school but this might not be confidential.

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    Lan Alyxandre likes this.

    Pixie is right. Get RN experience, finish citizenship, get a qualifying degree, and commission as a nurse. Enlisting will set you back years. Good luck.

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    You are not too old for the AF but you'd better hurry. The age is 48 but it can take a long time to get you in. I wouldn't expect any monetary inducements at this time. My unit does not have a bonus now but did a few years ago. Uniforms are provided when you enter and last a long time, not a significant expense. You need a bachelor's degree to be an officer, and a nursing degree to be a nurse. The best way to get in is find a reserve or guard unit near where you live that has nursing jobs. Contact the unit and they can facilitate your entry. Get their interest in you, and they will push recruitment. Good luck.

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    toomuchbaloney, 2011RN, bugya90, and 1 other like this.

    If the election was today, I would cry with happiness because it would save us 5 months of torture!


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