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  • Apr 13

    Quote from Caribbean Character
    1. NOT going to happen with an ASN. 2. can easily happen with a Masters degree.
    #1 is not true. When I had an ADN, I worked nights and if I wanted to reach $100k, I could have easily done so by doing just 1 extra shift per month.

    I'm more interested in time spent away from work, so didn't do it. But it is possible!

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  • Mar 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 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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  • Jan 7

    Quote from lovinlife11
    Omg, is this for real? If it is, I pray you never take care of myself or any family or friends. You are a nurse and held to higher standards, that doesn't mean being high on ur days off. Ugh!!
    Yes, it's real and it will soon be a legal substance in all states. Just like alcohol and tobacco -- two substances that are much more harmful than marijuana. Actually, they are harmful while THC is not. I just think people are very ignorant on this issue and react to it from a personal moral point of view instead of actual facts.

    I won't even get started on the absolute useless cost of jailing thousands for smoking a joint. Overcrowded prisons costing taxpayers millions of $$? Legalize marijuana and 2/3 of the prison population is diminished. And we don't ruin their lives by putting a conviction on their record so they can actually find jobs and have a productive life. And yes, smoke a joint every once in a while! Big (bleep) deal!

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  • Dec 31 '17

    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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  • Dec 31 '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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  • Dec 28 '17

    Quote from jadelpn

    A lovely sentiment, however, coming to Christ is not an ideal part of nursing practice. It is about patients, not us. Just because someone may not be a Christian, doesn't mean they are an atheist. Further, nurses are no less ethical, kind, or learned because of their religious beliefs.

    Pray for the souls of the non-believers, the sort of believers,or the other-than Jesus believers in the privacy of your own home or church. Unless one works for a church or other religious organization, it has no place in the workplace, other than to see to the spiritual needs of our patients, which may be vastly different than our own. And that's OK.
    Thank you!! Is it really that hard to be professional and not go to work to proselytize? Drives me bananas.

  • Dec 28 '17

    I agree with everything you say. I don't know how some can justify their ethnocentric views and consider themselves good nurses. Ever hear of transcultural nursing practice?

  • Dec 8 '17

    I did not go into nursing because of passion. I did it as a smart career move considering where I was in my life. I think the lack of passion has helped me move around in nursing because I don't really put up with BS. If a job is not working out or has reached the point where I have become a machine and I am no longer learning, I'm out.

    I am passionate about knowledge and science and as a result I am often the best nurse on the floor. Not bragging, it's just a fact. I need to know why things are happening so I am always reading, learning, and as a result teaching others.

    I am passionate about treating human beings with respect, so patients love me. But do I LOVE nursing? Nope.

    And it is totally Ok

  • Nov 14 '17

    Quote from adnrnstudent
    Taking my 1st ADN-BSN class. Thinking of dropping it with only 1 week left.

    1st class and already a 6 to 8 page paper. A concept analysis of 1 of the following 4 words: Caring, Hope, Trust, or Fear.

    This is absolutely ridiculous. I have absolutely no idea what to say.

    The structure of these programs MUST change.

    I don't want to write papers every 5 weeks. I want to read a book and take a test.
    Writing is hard to avoid completely but maybe you can skip some of the dumber writing assignments by enrolling in a direct entry MSN instead. Since you already have a BS and MBA, why do you want yet another undergraduate degree? Go for a masters degree.

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  • Sep 6 '17

    Quote from Sunflowerinsc
    Way ,way back in the day ,we didn't have gloves at the bedside. The only gloves were sterile ones used in surgery. Yea, really
    Oh no. That is terrifying! Gloves are my bubble of protection -- I can do anything if I have gloves. Anything.

    My practice is not that old but I was taught to Trendelenberg (sp?). I was also introduced to Swanz-Ganz as the top of the line monitoring possible. And now I haven't seen one used in at least 5 years.

  • Jul 21 '17

    ^^ Right? You'd think these decisions and programs would be evidenced based since that's what nursing theory is all about ... SMH ...


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  • Jul 3 '17

    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Dh was helping another nurse change a poopy patient. He happened to have his mouth wide open, laughing, when her projectile diarrhea cought him square on. In the mouth. Did I mention she had C. Diff? He got C. Diff, and it was unresponsive to antibiotics, including oral Vancomycin (which is hideously expensive, by the way.) After months of having up to 30 bloody bowel movements a week and temperatures to 105, I finally got him to see the right doctor. He was hospitalized, placed on TPN for a few weeks and ultimately diagnosed with ulcerative colitis secondary to the C. Diff infection. He now has to take four enormous pills four times a day to keep it under control, and still has flare-ups.
    Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry about your husband's experience. Has anyone suggested a fecal transplant? It really works. I've seen it.

    My worst exposure was stabbing myself with an IM needle as I was removing it from the patient's body (she moved and the needle jumped into the hand I was using to stabilize the injection site... I know, I know! Totally my fault). Testing for 12 months post exposure all clear, but jeez, that was stressful. And scary. I realized how errors are just a chain of events that can the prevented. My IM technique has changed

  • Jun 3 '17

    Quote from vintagePN
    I know this doesn't help you, but in Canada it is illegal to do random drug screens except in specific situations, and I have never heard of anyone having one before. Crazy.
    Canada continues to amaze me for its maturity and respect of basic rights.

    The marihuana debate will be resolved as more states legalize. For now OP, wait until you turn 21 and have some vacation time to smoke. And obviously don't before applying to a job or school...

  • May 23 '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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