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  • Feb 17

    Why do people think $220 k is too much for an NP? I'm honestly curious about this. Why do NPs feel unworthy? For the responsibility and work involved, I find the $200,000+ range completely reasonable.


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  • Feb 15

    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    The family admits to encouraging her to talk & giving her a Popsicle in the immediate post op period despite instructions of NPO & voice rest (they gave her a white board to communicate) then reports that the bleeding started. Based upon family reports, it seems that the family at least contributed to the post op bleeding. Though they vehemently blame everyone else.
    Years ago, we had a similar story. A toddler was post-op and coded. The nurses and doctors were shocked, the family was outraged and hired a lawyer who demanded an autopsy. They found a piece of food stuck in the child's airway. Only then, a family member confessed they had given the baby food because she was crying and asking for it...

  • Feb 6

    Quote from Esme12
    While a question is asked again and again...that doesn't mean that THIS poster has ever asked it before. I think we need to remember that members have wide ranges of experience that other members and it is common for younger members....brought up with social media to post questions. Schools are making the internet an integral part of the class work. To them this is asking associates and associate it with a pen and paper. Heck some schools at the grade school level are not even teaching cursive (huge mistake) and have "keyboarding as the required" writing' class.
    I agree with this (including the cursive comment -- it's pathetic that kids can't read cursive now...). Technology is an integral part of our lives and seen as an extension of our human tools. I don't find it strange or outrageous that someone in their 20s would consider recording report a viable option. I wouldn't consider this an option because technology is not the first thing I go to for solutions, and actually would think of recording and re-listening as double the work anyhow

    I'm glad we have this space to safely ask these questions. We probably saved the OP a lot of troubles by reminding her of HIPAA.

  • Jan 13

    Coffee filter filled with ground coffee in a corner. Does a good job of absorbing those horrible smells of decaying bodies, c diff, melena (ICU setting).

    I didn't invent this, the aides do it without being asked. I was surprised the first time I saw it, but it does work.

  • Jan 6

    Oh my G-d! I would kill for a Baylor shift. Full pay and only work weekends? Where do I sign? You need my firstborn too? No problem.

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  • Dec 10 '16

    Why do people think $220 k is too much for an NP? I'm honestly curious about this. Why do NPs feel unworthy? For the responsibility and work involved, I find the $200,000+ range completely reasonable.


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  • Nov 16 '16

    Quote from charming_kitty
    personally i would never get my degree online. I've taken online classes before and with online classes, you lack the intensity, and discipline, and monitoring. it's a lot easier for people to get away with things. I've avoided getting an online degree because I fear employers would not approve. That being said, would you want your doctor to get an online degree? same thing with nurses. I would never go to a NP with an online degree. A person with an online NP degree has prescription power just like MD!
    Get away with what? Most online programs have proctored examinations. And you can get your friend to write your papers for you at a brick and mortar school just as easily as an online school. That is an uneducated opinion. I don't judge my medical provider based on what university they graduate from. I judge them on interpersonal skills and knowledge that I asses when I meet them in action.


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  • Sep 25 '16

    Why do people think $220 k is too much for an NP? I'm honestly curious about this. Why do NPs feel unworthy? For the responsibility and work involved, I find the $200,000+ range completely reasonable.


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  • Sep 1 '16

    Quote from MedChica
    Is this a troll thread or something?

    I have an armpit length kinky/curly fro. I rec'v compliments from everyone.
    Even I didn't - I doubledog dare anyone to look me in my eyeballs and call it 'unprofessional' -- suggesting that I "do something about it".

    No. Braids, dreds, sisterlocks, fro's, etc... are not fads. They're black hair styles. It's deeply cultural.
    As for my curls -- this is how my hair naturally grows from my frickin' scalp. Hell, yeah - it's BIG! LOL I don't need to 'do something' about it. OUR hair doesn't need to be 'fixed'.
    I'm not going to alter the very structure of my hair shaft to fit some idiot interviewer's WARPED beauty ideal.
    Should I change my skin color,too? Maybe, get the fat sucked out of my lips...or butt ( could be lucrative considering all of these 'boxy'-looking pancake *expletive* females getting butt augmentation these days). LOL
    I've enough to spare!
    Absolutely! It's not about this one job interview. This is about the bigger issue of discrimination based on a person's biological appearance. No one should change their natural appearance to get a job. That is the only way to change things. Be actively true to yourself. I have crazy curls and I would never straighten my hair for an interview. I'll be clean. Professionally dressed, and wear my curls as I would on the floor (ponytail). But that's it. Activism by virtue of not changing to meet some judgemental person's idea of "proper" (ie, white with straight hair).


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  • Aug 18 '16

    Quote from pre-pre-nurseshan
    Whoa - this thread really took off while I wasn't looking!

    A couple of things:

    1) I am a Christian.

    2) Because I have a belief in a deity, I began to wonder how atheist nurses interpret the dictum that, among a patient's many needs, there are spiritual needs to be met.

    3) Only a few people actually answered the question that I asked, which was probably unclear because I was trying too hard to be respectful. Put a different way, that question is: do atheist nurses believe that humans have a spiritual as well as physical and mental component? If not, do you take the requirement to care for spiritual needs (patient and self) to be strictly a mental health issue (not meaning that spiritual needs = mental health problems.) If so, what does spirituality mean to an atheist?
    Thank you for rephrasing your question. I was raised as an atheist and told by my parents that if I wanted a religion, I could certainly adopt one. Later in life, I did. But I will address your question anyway.

    It is not a valid question because you don't seem to think that there is a difference between religion and spirituality. There is. Spirituality does not equal belief in G-d.

    Nurses who don't believe in G-d per say are perfectly capable of understanding and having compassion for other people's beliefs. Even if my religion or actually, my practice of religion, is not the same as my patient's I am able to help them spiritually.

    Atheists are whole persons. They are not lacking the ability to be spiritual, they just choose to not be religious because they don't believe in G-d. They're not walking around with flat affect like zombies. They're people who are empathetic-- that's all you need to meet your patients where they are.

    If you don't know the difference between religion and spirituality, you will not be able to understand the patients who identify as atheists.

    It's really great that you have your religion to help you, but you really need to research the true meaning of spirituality. Otherwise, you're not getting it. You're not going to be able to care for the spirit of your patients in a true way.

    Thanks for the question. I think many are confused about the meaning of these terms.

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  • Jul 19 '16

    Quote from enigma2441
    WHOA!! This is exactly why I'm debating if I should even other getting my NP. I recently relocated from NY to FL and while I have a "cushy" position so to speak making 86K working from home I sometimes feel like I need to have a back up. The RN salaries in FL have me shaking my head and the NP salaries are simply atrocious. I can't see any good reason to go spend $30k or more to go back to school for less pay and more work. With that being said I honestly sometimes feel like I'm in the wrong field....
    And the scope of practice in Florida is horribly restrictive.


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  • Jun 13 '16

    Why do people think $220 k is too much for an NP? I'm honestly curious about this. Why do NPs feel unworthy? For the responsibility and work involved, I find the $200,000+ range completely reasonable.


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  • Jun 5 '16

    Quote from MedChica
    Is this a troll thread or something?

    I have an armpit length kinky/curly fro. I rec'v compliments from everyone.
    Even I didn't - I doubledog dare anyone to look me in my eyeballs and call it 'unprofessional' -- suggesting that I "do something about it".

    No. Braids, dreds, sisterlocks, fro's, etc... are not fads. They're black hair styles. It's deeply cultural.
    As for my curls -- this is how my hair naturally grows from my frickin' scalp. Hell, yeah - it's BIG! LOL I don't need to 'do something' about it. OUR hair doesn't need to be 'fixed'.
    I'm not going to alter the very structure of my hair shaft to fit some idiot interviewer's WARPED beauty ideal.
    Should I change my skin color,too? Maybe, get the fat sucked out of my lips...or butt ( could be lucrative considering all of these 'boxy'-looking pancake *expletive* females getting butt augmentation these days). LOL
    I've enough to spare!
    Absolutely! It's not about this one job interview. This is about the bigger issue of discrimination based on a person's biological appearance. No one should change their natural appearance to get a job. That is the only way to change things. Be actively true to yourself. I have crazy curls and I would never straighten my hair for an interview. I'll be clean. Professionally dressed, and wear my curls as I would on the floor (ponytail). But that's it. Activism by virtue of not changing to meet some judgemental person's idea of "proper" (ie, white with straight hair).


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  • Apr 23 '16

    I didn't say anyone on this thread said NPs are unworthy. I meant the general feeling (by MPs I've known and some people on these forums) is that NPs should not expect to make much more money than their regular nursing salary. I also see that reflected in these threads about salary when people speak of what to expect as an NP.

    I just wonder if the culture of nurses being lower on the pay/respect hierarchy that is prevalent in the healthcare system is being carried onto the advanced practice field. I don't think this is good for business or the well-being of the profession. No NP should start below $100,000 in any area of the country in my opinion. That's just my feeling on the issue and I wish more NPs asked for fair pay. That's all.


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  • Apr 23 '16

    Why do people think $220 k is too much for an NP? I'm honestly curious about this. Why do NPs feel unworthy? For the responsibility and work involved, I find the $200,000+ range completely reasonable.


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