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I haven't practiced nursing since 2011, and I have been inquiring about the nurse refresher courses. In Maryland there are certain programs that are accepted by the board of nursing. I think you have to check with your board of nursing to see what programs are accepted in order to reactivate your license. Good Luck!
Why return to the bedside? Use your nursing skills elsewhere.
I just completed the Nurse Refresher Course at Montgomery College in Maryland. It is Maryland Board of Nursing approved. It is a 3 1/2 month program. You can take the theory and clinical or just theory. I think it is a little more difficult to take the clinical alone.
If you have a RN license from US or Canada, or some other countries you do not need a new license.
Hi, I worked there on a contract, and it depends on where you will be working, I guess you might be considering Sidra Medical Center. This one is an upcoming new Hospital, state of the art. The salary is great, plenty of vacation time, lots of travel opportunities around the middle east, asia and Africa as the country is in central location.
It is expensive to live there, cost of living is high however depending on your purpose of going there, one can save a decent amount of money. ( that is one reason people go to any middle east country I think) There are no cultural restrictions - as you don't have to cover your face being a female as in the case of working in Saudi Arabia. You can drive, The city of Qatar is small, limited entertainment. Local arab population is smaller than other nationalities. Overall a great experience if you are looking for good work experience, good money and travel opportunities.
Anybody have any first hand experience with going to Qatar? I've done a ton of research and put in an application, but I would love to hear from someone who has been!
How about this:
Patient (0 s/s): Did you bring my pain pills with these?
Me: No...you didn't tell me you needed any...
Patient: YOU SHOULD JUST KNOW! I NEED MY PAIN PILLS!
I'm supposed to be psychic apparently.
Here's another one the 52 y/o CABG who is POD 4 won't do his IS or cardiac walks, still has all 3 chest tubes in and asks for IV pain med every 3hours while the 82 y/o CABG who is POD 4 is being discharged next day. Ok, before someone tries to educate me on differences in peoples healing processes I understand about complications and healing because I have done this a very long time. It just seems that the older people try a little bit harder than the younger ones. And to my male nursing comrades please forgive me but, the young males seem to have a harder time than the older ladies in recuperating.
Why would a completely able bodied person put the call light on for staff to pull them up in bed, instead of just wiggling a little as they would do at home?
Even if the pt is 70 something and sick. I don't get the whole "I'm helpless" thing.
I work for NYU Langone Medical Center and get $20.00 an hour, I also had extensive experience before starting with the facility. I have a solid 5 yrs experience in gastroenterology, love the field and hope to continue in it once I get my nursing degree!!
I'm BSN (2007) and MD (2012). It's not impossible, you just need to put in the hard yards. One thing that really annoyed me was the cold shoulder I got from my colleagues after they found out I got accepted into med school. During one particular shift, I asked for some help regarding a patient from a senior RN, and she actually said 'why should we help you when you think you are too good for us.'
I am proud to be a RN. I am proud to be a MD. I moonlighted as a RN during medical school (and interestingly, still do the occasional RN shift now as a 1st year resident). They are different but complementing professions. To nursing students: please do not say you are going to 'medical school' if you are studying nursing. Be proud you are studying nursing, it is an extremely worthwhile profession and it is by no means second fiddle to MD. To the RNs who want to become a MD, do not let others discourage you, pursue your dreams, you will be an excellent clinician given your dual backgrounds, and your patients will reap the benefits.
Have an MD who was once an L&D nurse. She says she got tired of not being able to make decisions on her own, so she went to medical school. Great to work with her
Nah. What bugs me is patients who ask for fried chicken after a heart cath.
It's difficult for anyone with any background to get into med school -- it's not any more difficult for nurses than it is for anyone else. Why does anyone care (esp. to the point of resenting) what someone else's dreams and ambitions are? My father was an RN who went to medical school and became a physician, over 60 years ago, and I've known quite a few physicians over the years who started out as RNs. I've also known attorneys who started out as RNs. I don't begrudge any of them their choices. I'm comfortable and satisfied with the choices I've made in my own life, and I hope that they are comfortable and satisfied with the choices they have made. End of story ...
I agree with other posters that I do find particularly annoying those nurses who are unwilling to put forth any effort to further their own careers or futures but spend a lot of time griping and kvetching about how they "know as much as the doctors" and could do the job just as well as them. I worked with one of those back at the beginning of my career -- she used to actually write med orders as verbal orders from the unit physician without his knowledge (things that she thought the client needed), and he would cover for her and sign them because it didn't really seem like a big deal to him and he was an exceptionally nice guy, until the day she finally went too far and seriously endangered someone.
Uhhhhh, looks like there's a lot of resentment and misinformation going on here. An individual with a BscN is at no more disadvantage than a person with a Bsc in lets say Science. If anything a nursing degree will give you a leg up on your medical education as you'll have a basic understanding of pharm, micro etc..and even bedside manner. To apply to med school you only need to have a degree (can be an Arts degree for god sakes and the required pre reqs, yeah a lot of the pre reqs probably won't be in a standard nursing degree but that's why people do them in the summer. Your MCAT also has to be pretty high but to say nursing puts you at a disadvantage is plain misinformation.
Why does it annoy you when someone shows intent to pursue further education? If it makes you feel inadequate then that's a reflection on your insecurities. I find the same thing happens when a nurse announces they want to pursue NP. You have insecurities, get over them. If anything you should be happy for this individual.
Sorry, but nurses really have to get over this inferiority-complex.
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