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I am happily retired after 35 years of Labor and Delivery nursing. My passions now are two wonderful grandchildren, quilting on my HQ 16, sewing, and going where life takes me with my husband of 28 years. I am primarily conservative with moderate views on a couple social issues.

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  1. I think 8's vs 12's are very personal. I've done both and honestly prefer 8's. You might get extra days off on 12's but I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. This pretty much sums it all up I understand that politics is jaded, and people are crazy and bitter. But this is...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  3. The study I referenced relied on self reporting of errors and if you have ever worked in an environment where punitive...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Depending on whose numbers you look at medical mistakes are a significant cause of death in the US. Are you really going to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. The thing about 8-hour shifts is this: You can still DO something on a work day besides work, commute, sleep and shower. You...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I like the idea of 12 hour shift to have more home time but I do think 12 hours is a very long time to be at work in a job...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I'm confused by some of these facts that seem to contradict each other. For example: So, it's a "myth" that...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. I have to agree with many others here,..insurance coverage is not my business,..as a matter of fact as an ER nurse I'm am...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. We're not insurance brokers or legislators, and others in healthcare have a much more appropriate role for this task.
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Correct. Bedside / clinical nursing have different foci than Social Services, insurance peddlers, healthcare attorneys,...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. That would be a giant fallacy as soldier nurse already pointed out. Military providers cannot be sued as individuals for...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  12. That is incredibly incorrect. We are licensed through the same governing bodies as the rest of the healthcare system in...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  13. It is good to note that the state boards in Colorado have not changed their views on the use of marijuanaThe nursing board...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I'm amazed that some think that those of us who disagree with a president's policies do so on personal grounds. We must...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. And it's **** like this that caused me to drop out of midwifery school. When you're in that split second when the baby HAS...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  16. My thoughts as an OB nurse - yes, it's possible with inappropriate forceps use. Any kind of instrumental delivery has risks....
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    Forum: Nursing News
  17. For my "introduction" and all information that was previously filled out that I now want blank, I put a single period in the...
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    Forum: How To Use Site
  18. Another issue with the Like moving to the top right -- long posts. No longer is it a simple click to "like" something after...
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    Forum: How To Use Site
  19. Go Hawks! We sure do love Russell Wilson!!!!
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    Forum: How To Use Site
  20. Not true. You do not have a RIGHT to police or fire protection. The Supreme Court found in Warren Vs. District of...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. I don't believe this, but even if this is to be true, that isn't how it was sold to the American public.
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. I beg to differ...I just looked up my family....my monthly payout would be from $1,300.00 per month to $3,000.00 per month...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Sigh, change for the sake of change, rarely turns out well.
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    Forum: How To Use Site
  24. If you are open to feedback I would like to respectfully say that I was unpleasantly surprised to find words on my page that...
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    Forum: How To Use Site
  25. OK, I found the last 24 hrs button. Very inconvenient. I used to be able to find that on any page, now I need to go back to...
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    Forum: How To Use Site
  26. This is opinion: "as nurses we are obligated to make sure that patients and their families understand the basic workings of...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  27. It seems almost unreal: in six days, I will don my scrubs, put my name badge on, and go to work at the nursing home like I...
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    Article Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  28. The parts about premiums not going up and people not losing their coverage is pure opinion. While the affordable care act...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  29. I think everyone should have a good understanding of it and not just opinions based on what they've heard, but I don't think...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  30. I support Obamacare, but I'm a nurse, not an insurance broker or an ACA navigator. If a patient has questions about the ACA,...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  31. Can't agree that it's now the bedside nurses' responsibility to explain insurance coverage... or that it ever was. Surely...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  32. Show me the section of the law that specifically tells me as a bedside nurse that I need to answer questions about ACA. If...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  33. Bedside nurses have never been the ones to explain complicated insurance information to patients. Why ever would we start...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  34. I've been trying to think to a time a patient asked me (RN) about insurance. Let's see, Nope can't think of one. But I...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  35. As a nurse I AM NOT OBLIGATED to inform anyone of any part of this piece of garbage law. I am not obligated to explain...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  36. I have private insurance because I am not yet working as a RN, although I am now looking for my first nursing job. In the...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  37. Answer one question truthfully; If Obamacare is so fantastic how come those who passed it excluded themselves, their...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  38. "I Had A Life---But My Job Ate It" proclaims the bumper sticker I just put on our 13-year-old Ford. I don't usually adorn my...
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    Article Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  39. A gaunt, elderly gentleman in bib overalls appeared in front of the ancient farmhouse, smoking an unfiltered cigarette and...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. You all do know that the human immune response developes by way of exposure, right? Being careful is one thing, washing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. I'd probably never be able to publish a book without paying for it myself, but I've long thought about it and I do have a...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  42. "Hey, you should've been there when I finally let Arwen have it," Sarah (not her real name) tells me as we sit down in the...
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    Article Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  43. I beg to differ. In Switzerland every male is required to have a gun and do yearly training. Women are now given the option...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  44. Oh yeah.......an expert witness would be great!!!!!! You have more than enough experience...........
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. One thing I do is to establish myself as an authority figure. If I have a problem patient/resident I wear my scope around my...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  46. Instead of all the stereotyping that seems to occur with this type of thread, we should agree that there is truth to both...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. Honestly, I think nursing could only benefit from having more of a "militaristic" structure. A system of ranks (beyond the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. The poster is a new nurse by her own admission. That means, unless things have changed drastically since I was a new nurse,...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  49. In my first year of Nursing, there was 64 years of Nursing Experience on the floor(3 Nurses, including me:)). I...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. As one of the old experienced nurse, I could easily start a post entitled How To Deal With The Young Clueless Nurses. Seems...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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