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    sarvesh kumar likes this.

    Yes, I'm a little confused too. If you are out of california, attend this school/do the online program, pass your RN boards, you can go back to California to work, right? Just doesn't make sense.

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    And yes, I plan on being respectful but to the point in regards to the way I'll communicate. I've experienced one other incident last year by a toxic family member whom I chose to handle in the same manner. It's taken me 34 years to work up to being truly assertive. I have no desire to be aggressive or stir up anything with someone who could be unpredictable

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    jadelpn likes this.

    I'm the same way. I mean right now I'm a SAHM but I'm a total introvert who craves alone time & has a very few close friends but joined thinking I needed to get out more for my kids : / I don't like wasting my time on small talk either. Thanks for the warnings fellow moms out there. I do have a few mom friends who I've known since my own elementary school/church days who I've been hanging out with occasionally so will probably stick with that & good ol' library story times for now my kids are only 2 & 3

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    Exactly Ruas61! If she wanted to & not let me know, fine. But the need for "concern" is perplexing. She could have asked me about it casually in person at a later date or state that maybe she misunderstood me regarding not having a BSN. Weird. She's all for a "harmonious" & "friendly" group atmosphere (her words) for the sake of the kids but we're not that close that I feel the need to continue interacting with her. Like I'd said, another mom left the group because she was upset by witnessing how her 4 year old was shoving her daughter & wouldn't share toys, which the mom denied & then harassed her via text. I was in the middle hearing both sides but trying not to engage in the drama as it was between them, but I stuck with the group basically giving up the friendship with the other mom which sucks. It is what it is and my eyes are wide open now I guess.

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    Thanks for all your support/input I plan on sticking with communicating only through the meetup forum with her from this point on, will issue an email to group members stating I'm stepping down as co-organizer & will be focusing our energies on other extra curricular activities that will conflict with our availability to participate in the group. If she tries to text me or say anything about it, I will let her know I'm not willing to text about it & am unwilling to talk about it on the phone but wish her the best.

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    So, I haven't been active on this board in a few years, as I've had two children in the last 4 years, letting my LVN license lapse (intending to renew soon). BUT, I have been involved in a mommy/playdate meetup group for the last 10 months. I'm actually a co-organizer (appointed by the organizer). So the other day, after a playdate that ended at 11:45am, I get a random text from the fellow mom/organizer, basically saying she was "concerned" about me saying I got my BSN, because she LOOKED ME UP ON THE BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING AND COULDN'T FIND ME! ok, so first, who's "friend" looks them up and is concerned about it in the first place? Must note, we've never hung out outside of the meetup group play date events and have not hung out as friends. When we DO meetup for the play dates, I'm there with my children for 2 hours max. I do not watch her kids by myself, I am not being hired by her for any reason whatsoever, so why the concern?

    When i said I dont remember saying I ever had my BSN, she proceeded to COPY AND PASTE A TEXT MESSAGE i had texted her during a previous conversation in reply to her getting her masters degree in psych online. I had said "I almost went through an online program for my BSN." Which to me, meant I had looked into getting my BSN. I did not feel the need to even say I never went through with it because I was only relating to her saying she was going through an online program. So odd. She had looked me up on the BON as her mother is a nurse and referred her there, and couldn't find me.

    So she had wanted me to "clear things up for her" because of her concern. I kept it short, feeling quite violated (I think also, because she's kinda crossed the boundaries w/ other members of the group). I said I never went through the program and I have my LVN, which is a vocational nurse but have let it lapse since having my second child. She proceeded to tell me I should renew it but empathizes w/ me wanting to be a full time stay at home mom (?????)

    I simply replied "yes, that's something my husband and I have discussed." That was it. I was shaking. I mean, she told me she's very forward, so that's how she addresses things, but I mean, why did she feel the need to do it via text and why then? Couldn't she have waited until a future playdate and casually asked me about where I got my BSN from?

    She texted me like 3-4 other paragraphs about what she was doing as far as school and how she was going to get her masters in psych (even though she knew the content well), so people would TRUST her. I'm like oooook.

    So from a "psych" perspective, texting someone about something of this nature, probably isn't the best way to approach it, as the person on the receiving cannot see your body language or hear the tone in your voice (or lack of voice b/c it's a text). Sheesh.

    Sorry so long. I have NOTHING to hide. I think she was thrown off b/c i also have a BA in art, so she said i was saying that, then the nursing thins. She was probably genuinely confused, but bring it up in face to face conversation, instead of being accusatory. i'm sorry, it was really odd and felt totally out of place and really just put me off to wanting to continue being active in the group.

    Another mom I had been friends w/ left the group b/c this person had been texting her nonstop about an issue. and then when she asked if i wanted to be co-organizer, I politely refused but then a few weeks later, she automatically updated the info on the group by putting me as co-organizer and i went with it.

    Ok, rant over. Would like some input if you've stuck with me this far I initially had a weird feeling about her and then this. I'm a person who minds her own business and doesn't like to rock the boat, so getting something like this via text was a little unnerving.

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    Hi Rodoon:

    (and thanks everyone for your input). I would not like to do this as a "one woman show," and yes, I am more interested in possibly running a home CARE agency, NOT a home health agency. Just clearing that up, as I wasn't so clear I know. So to do this, I would just obtain a business license, obviously have a business plan, the appropriate knowledge, and hire people/caregivers, scout clients in need of such services? I'd like to do background checks of course, have appropriate insurance, be very CLEAR about the services offered...UNskilled. What else? a rental space for office/training purposes? And how would I accept pay? check/visa/cash? obviously I'd need to claim all of this for tax purposes....anything else I'm missing???

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    Hello,

    I was curious as to how many of you have pursued a certification in coaching, as a nurse....more specifically a "Holistic Life Coach" certification. I'm researching various avenues, and Spencer Institute offers a short/self paced certification process to obtain such a certification.

    However, I was wondering, if I were to work as a Holistic Life Coach, promoting wellness of mind, body, and the spiritual being, would being an LVN hinder me from having my own independent practice? I'd like to include in my "bio" of sorts that I'm a nurse w/ experience, but wondering if I should keep that separate as I won't be working under a RN or MD...for liability purposes....

    any info would help!

    Thanks!

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    Hello,

    I was curious as to how many of you have pursued a certification in coaching, as a nurse....more specifically a "Holistic Life Coach" certification. I'm researching various avenues, and Spencer Institute offers a short/self paced certification process to obtain such a certification.

    However, I was wondering, if I were to work as a Holistic Life Coach, promoting wellness of mind, body, and the spiritual being, would being an LVN hinder me from having my own independent practice? I'd like to include in my "bio" of sorts that I'm a nurse w/ experience, but wondering if I should keep that separate as I won't be working under a RN or MD...for liability purposes....

    any info would help!

    Thanks!

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    Hello,

    I was curious as to how many of you have pursued a certification in coaching, as a nurse....more specifically a "Holistic Life Coach" certification. I'm researching various avenues, and Spencer Institute offers a short/self paced certification process to obtain such a certification.

    However, I was wondering, if I were to work as a Holistic Life Coach, promoting wellness of mind, body, and the spiritual being, would being an LVN hinder me from having my own independent practice? I'd like to include in my "bio" of sorts that I'm a nurse w/ experience, but wondering if I should keep that separate as I won't be working under a RN or MD...for liability purposes....

    any info would help!

    Thanks!

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    Hello all,

    I've posted along this topic before, but nothing so specific. I know there are numerous entrepreneurial ideas out there for nurses....I'm just wondering if anyone has made either a part time or full time income as a nurse/health/wellness BLOGGER or article WRITER? If so, what type of platform do you use....a regular blog or writing articles for various sites like Hubpages or even publications?

    I'm curious b/c I'm exploring all my options. I'm a second career nurse (LVN), with a previous degree in the arts and a background in the publishing world. I have worked as a nurse for a few years, (home health), but am currently a stay at home mom. I love to write, share my knowledge, and help people. I'm great at working one on one with people (hence home health), and am trying to find something I can do down the road that is flexible, nursing-related, and will bring some form of income....part time or other-wise.

    Please feel free to share your own experiences in the writing/blogging world. I'd love to have a blog that provides self care info for mothers, general/educational info/advice for child health. I have actually started somewhat of a layout for a blog of the sorts. My mother (a former pediatric advice nurse/RN) was going to also contribute some articles and we were working on a disclaimer.

    Anyways, just trying to get a 5 year plan going. I was thinking of offering an e-course, e-book, or online workshop on the blog down the line on a subjet/s that relate to the content. Maybe having a sponsorship program for extra $ and listing related books thru the Amazon Affiliate program. Also, maybe having a small "store" on the blog offering cold/flu season kits (put together by us), or linking up with a site I'd be a rep for (like doterra essential oils).

    Overall, I'd want it to have the idea of being a a combo "one stop shop" for self care advice for mothers/women and educational info for child health. I don't want it to be "all over the place."

    Ok, sorry this is so long....all my posts end up this way...ha. The ideas are just brewing!

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.

    **one other thing to add, is if down the road I obtained my wellness coach certificate, I'd consider offering those services on the blog as well.....I'd just want to try to monetize it in various ways so there's smaller multiple streams of income rather than just one flow. I've seen this work in the general blogging world, but haven't seen too many nursing/health/wellness blogs take this approach. I run my own personal blog and have done extensive blog research. Ok thanks again!

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    I wouldn't do it while you are on the job/case or still employed. While on a case, I knew my pt had FB, but we both respected each other's boundaries and never added each other. Once I was off the case for awhile, and no longer employed by that agency, my pt friend requested me. Of course I was hesitant, but I accepted. I'm still not employed by that agency, am actually a stay at home mom now, and no longer even on facebook. But I agree with the others, I would not accept a request or friend request while working for that client.

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    ok, thanks again for all the info!

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    ***one other thing to add, is if down the road I obtained my wellness coach certificate, I'd consider offering those services on the blog as well.....I'd just want to try to monetize it in various ways so there's smaller multiple streams of income rather than just one flow. I've seen this work in the general blogging world, but haven't seen too many nursing/health/wellness blogs take this approach. I run my own personal blog and have done extensive blog research. Ok thanks again!

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    Hello all,

    I've posted along this topic before, but nothing so specific. I know there are numerous entrepreneurial ideas out there for nurses....I'm just wondering if anyone has made either a part time or full time income as a nurse/health/wellness BLOGGER or article WRITER? If so, what type of platform do you use....a regular blog or writing articles for various sites like Hubpages or even publications?

    I'm curious b/c I'm exploring all my options. I'm a second career nurse (LVN), with a previous degree in the arts and a background in the publishing world. I have worked as a nurse for a few years, (home health), but am currently a stay at home mom. I love to write, share my knowledge, and help people. I'm great at working one on one with people (hence home health), and am trying to find something I can do down the road that is flexible, nursing-related, and will bring some form of income....part time or other-wise.

    Please feel free to share your own experiences in the writing/blogging world. I'd love to have a blog that provides self care info for mothers, general/educational info/advice for child health. I have actually started somewhat of a layout for a blog of the sorts. My mother (a former pediatric advice nurse/RN) was going to also contribute some articles and we were working on a disclaimer.

    Anyways, just trying to get a 5 year plan going. I was thinking of offering an e-course, e-book, or online workshop on the blog down the line on a subjet/s that relate to the content. Maybe having a sponsorship program for extra $ and listing related books thru the Amazon Affiliate program. Also, maybe having a small "store" on the blog offering cold/flu season kits (put together by us), or linking up with a site I'd be a rep for (like doterra essential oils).

    Overall, I'd want it to have the idea of being a a combo "one stop shop" for self care advice for mothers/women and educational info for child health. I don't want it to be "all over the place."

    Ok, sorry this is so long....all my posts end up this way...ha. The ideas are just brewing!

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.


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