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    Quote from Susie2310
    Is it possible that as a former nursing instructor/faculty member you feel a little defensive? Really, this is a serious discussion. I haven't seen you provide any answers to how nursing education should be improved so that students bridging to BSN have a better experience and so students are better prepared clinically to function at a basic level clinically in their first jobs.

    So yes, I ask again, of Bostonfnp, to tell us all the specific outcomes measured, and how, specifically they were measured, so that everyone on this forum can benefit from this information. Nursing academia, and apparently, according to Bostonfnp, employers, are pushing the BSN, and this community is comprised of nurses, students, and pre-nursing students, amongst other people. Why not share information that you believe would be beneficial to this community?
    A) I don't feel defensive at all. I have no dog in this fight.

    B) I was unaware I was under any obligation to provide answers on "how nursing education should be improved." The suggestions that I do have would never fly with the larger nursing academic community, so I just stay out the whole matter these days and keep my mouth shut.

    C) I am sure that if BostonFNP made the mistake of falling into your trap and attempting to explain the methodology of the various relevant studies, you would respond with further objections and disputations. You've made your own bias very clear. Hence, my suggestion that you can easily get that information yourself by reading the studies yourself. Besides, what serious person interested in evaluating the studies would be satisfied with a description of the studies by someone else whose motives you suspect in the first place, rather than going directly to the source??

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    Quote from Susie2310
    Then tell us what specific outcomes were measured, and how, specifically, they were measured.
    Or you could read the studies yourself and find out ...

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    morte, ItsThatJenGirl, Lil Nel, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from Lil Nel
    Well, here is an example from today's Washington Post of an undocumented immigrant being DENIED her constitutional right to an abortion. A federal judge has over-ruled the Trump administration in this case. Please notice the last paragraph which states that the teenager was coerced into going to a Christian pregnancy center by federal workers.

    So, it is an example of a teenager being coerced into continuing a pregnancy, which I believe is probably more than the norm, than the other way around.
    Lots of us have argued for years that, by refusing to fund abortions but providing state funding (Medicaid) for prenatal care and delivery, states are routinely coercing poor women into having children that they would not necessarily choose to have.

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    There's a "Who's Who of American Nursing" that is similar, they make it sound like a legitimate, significant honor, but all they are doing is trying to sell you something. Don't fall for it. It's a scam.

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    Okay, Miss Manners.

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    Quote from offlabel
    But "choice" is selectively applied, isn't it? Women are coerced into abortions every day, yet there is silence on that issue from the prochoice side. That is what really dings the credibility of PP and others like it. It makes it look as though they're willing to allow this abuse of women for the greater cause of abortion rights. It looks very bad.

    As to the two 'pro-life' politicians...so the hypocrisy is bad or the "mistresses" having abortions was bad? I say both. What do you say?
    I've never encountered any pro-choice person who supported the idea of women being coerced into having abortions against their will, or who is "willing to allow this abuse of women for the greater cause of abortion rights." Or, for that matter, even encouraged a woman who was ambivalent about her decision to proceed. That's kinda the point of the "choice" part of "pro-choice" -- women making their own decisions that are right for them. If you have some actual evidence/documentation that this is "happening every day," please feel free to share it (especially if it's not from a right-wing anti-choice source ...) If women are in relationships in which the men are forcing or coercing them into doing things they don't want to do, that's a whole different issue.

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    Quote from Ruby Vee
    I disagree -- partially. While I agree that it is unacceptable to use family members as interpreters when imparting medical information -- diagnosis, proposed treatment, treatment alternatives, patient teaching or that it is time to start getting one's affairs in order -- the family can be helpful in less nuanced situations. "She has to go to the bathroom," "can she have a glass of water?", or "I'll tell her you'll be back to get her up to the chair in half an hour" are relatively common ideas to require translation. I can't think that it's the best use of an official translator's time to show up to facilitate communications so easily interpreted by a bilingual family member.
    For everyday chitchat, sure. For anything that actually matters, no.

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    Quote from Lil Nel
    And the Bum continues with his bumbling ways. You know how he has a knack for giving Cabinet posts to the least qualified person in the country? Just think of our current Secretary of Education, she has never attended, nor have her children attended public school. And think how the head of HUD is a former neurosurgeon, with no experience in affordable housing.
    And he doesn't pick people for cabinet posts simply because they're unqualified -- for the most part he has picked people because they are actively opposed to the mission of the department. These aren't just random unqualified people; they are unqualified people who were specifically chosen and placed in those positions in order to undermine the basic goals and activities of the department.

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    Quote from Lil Nel
    "A lot of them didn't make calls. I like to call when it's appropriate, when I think I'm able to do it."
    Minutes later, after a reporter challenged Trump's comments, the President said he wasn't sure if his allegation about Obama was true.
    He did his favorite thing to do when people point out that he's just said something untrue, which is to fall back on something like, well, people told me that was true, I don't really know.

    He is such a sleaze.

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    Quote from Kooky Korky
    BTW, nothing I say will be good enough for you or correct because you hate me for being a Christian and for believing in God, Heaven, Hell, Salvation through Jesus, and because I don't think it's a good idea to go around burning, suctioning or cutting into pieces, drowning, and stabbing to death helpless pre-born babies who get no say whatsoever in what happens to them inside their mothers' wombs.
    I think I can safely speak for many here when I say that we don't "hate (you) for being a Christian" -- we simply don't care. That's your choice and you're welcome to it. What we object to is having your personal beliefs forced onto those of us who don't share them. If you are opposed to abortion, you are free not to have one. No one is going to make you, or even try to convince you that you should. But an awful lot of people in this country feel that they have some kind of right to force their beliefs about fetuses (which is what they are; there's no such thing as a "preborn baby," helpless or otherwise) and when life starts and what is or isn't okay to do regarding unwanted pregnancies onto those of us who don't share the same views.

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    Rose_Queen and xtine618 like this.

    Quote from purplegal
    Yes, I start in 10 days. No more job applications until at least next year.
    You should stay in the new job at least one full calendar year, if not two, if you want to start digging yourself out of the hole you've gotten yourself into. Best wishes.

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    Quote from xtine618
    So did you end up taking the job?
    Yes, "inquiring minds want to know."

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    poppycat and brownbook like this.

    I work with lots of older nurses who have spent their careers at the bedside. It is certainly a viable option.

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    Quote from Green Tea, RN
    This reminds me a male nurse aid I worked with when I was on Med-Sur as an RN. When he had a female patient he didn't want to take care, he often reported me that the patient requested female staff only. I had to do tasks which could be done by a nurse aid on top of my duties (could be done by a nurse only) and it made my shift really difficult. It not just consumed my time, but I had to prioritize the tasks which were usually on the bottom of my list.
    I understand some people have religious work restriction, but you have to consider consequences of it especially if it affects other team members excessively (I shared the story above to show an example even though it is not religion related.)
    Well, that sounds like a serious drag. However, again, the OP is "consider(ing) consequences of it," and specifically asking for suggestions on where he might find all male healthcare settings specifically so his religious requirements would not create additional burdens on coworkers.

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    herring_RN, Lil Nel, BCgradnurse, and 2 others like this.

    Quote from Lil Nel
    And the Bum continues with his bumbling ways. You know how he has a knack for giving Cabinet posts to the least qualified person in the country? Just think of our current Secretary of Education, she has never attended, nor have her children attended public school. And think how the head of HUD is a former neurosurgeon, with no experience in affordable housing.

    Well, the Bum has done it again! This is from the NY Daily News

    President Trump's pick to be the nation's next drug czar was the architect behind a bill making it harder for federal agents to go after drug companies flooding the market with addictive opioids.
    Critics questioned Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) and his cozy ties to the pharmaceutical industry on Sunday - with some claiming he has no interest in alleviating the nation's worsening opioid epidemic.
    "This is a very serious question," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) told the Daily News. "I'm going to meet with Mr. Marino. And I hope to ask him about this because it's very troubling."
    Marino's 2016 industry-friendly Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act disarmed the Drug Enforcement Administration in its fight against companies suspected of dispensing excessive amounts of powerful prescription medications, according to a joint report from the Washington Post and 60 Minutes.

    How hard do you all think the Bum has to work to find the least qualified person for the positions he fills?

    I understand there is a hurricane on the way to Ireland and Scotland, and there is talk it could hit the Bum's golf course. Maybe he could arrange to visit the property during the height of the storm? Sounds good to me!
    Here is another article on the legislation Marino helped get through Congress, at the behest of Big Pharma:

    The opioid epidemic: How Congress and drug company lobbyists worked to neutralize the DEA - Washington Post


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