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Joined Jun 13, '10 - from 'Somewhere'. She has '2 RN, 3 tech' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg, NICU'. Posts: 2,166 (61% Liked) Likes: 6,089

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  • Sep 25

    I believe nursing is a gentrifying profession. It is embracing advanced degrees and distancing itself from its female, working class origins. Barriers for entry get raised higher and higher.
    It remains to be seen where this leads.

  • Sep 20

    If you're under a mandatory evacuation order, how can they fault you? The hospital in the Keys is air-transporting patients to another state, by cargo plane, so I'm sure this is resolved by now.

    However, your son is not required to work, and you are legally required to protect him by following state and federal orders. Failing to follow an evac order seems to mean you'd be prioritizing them over him. That just isn't an option for me.

    I would go, and if I had to find another job, I'd say I was in an evac zone and my son was unsafe if I worked because he needed to be evacuated.

  • Sep 20

    When it comes to my child's safety, YES

  • Sep 5

    Quote from Tetra

    Are there exceptions?
    Obviously, those with zero capacity to care for themselves.
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    That pretty much contradicts and undoes everything else you've said.
    Quote from Tetra
    No, there are always exceptions. I'm just arguing it's not the rule.

    ...but doesn't the rule become the exception? A simple infected toe can progress to the point that a patient dies. So do we wait until the patient can no longer work, is at death's door, and is completely helpless before we intervene? From a practical standpoint, that sounds like a very expensive way to deal with a problem.

  • Sep 5

    How Much Leftist Ideology Has Corrupted Nursing? | allnurses

    I honestly don't think nursing would be a wise career choice for you.

  • Sep 5

    Quote from Tetra
    I'm aware of the tuition costs. This is why I said earlier, it's hard being a Canadian libertarian. Canadian socialist values go against my nature. However, I always try my best to not take advantage of this system, and live as free from it as possible.

    Thanks for the good luck wishes, I'm sure I'll need it.
    If you feel that strongly about it, and you're planning to come to the US anyway, why not come to the US and pay unsubsidized foreign student tuition at some school in the US? (Not that I'm encouraging you to come here ... ) That way, you could avoid benefiting from the corrupt, immoral, socialized Canadian system, which would be the only moral and ethical action for you to take, given your stated values.

  • Sep 5

    By any chance are you a Freeman of the Land?

    You've already admitted to wanting a subsidized education. A heavily subsidized one by the time you finish that NP that talk about in another thread.

    You don't see anything wrong in the Canadian taxpayer helping you get the education that you then plan on using to flee to the US?

    America? Please take him. There seems to be no compassion in this individual and "the me and mine first" mentality is strong.

  • Sep 5

    Yes, you are in for a very interesting time if indeed you are going into a Canadian nursing programme.

    If you are a Canadian, you have taken advantage of universal healthcare (which is different from socialized healthcare) all of your life. Your children and partner have used it. You have received a heavily subsidized education for both your philosophy degree and now the nursing programme you are about to enter.

    Do you accept child tax credits? I didn't receive any because our combined income said we didn't need it, so in effect I've been subsidizing you and your family for years.

    How will you deal with working with people who know how to work the system? I work in an inner city facility and trust me many members of the inner city know to the last dime what they are entitled to.

    In your philosophy studies did you ever encounter the concept of "the greater good"?

  • Sep 2

    Criminy dutch ... I thought the Po-Po and nursing were FRIENDS!

    What the ...

    Wow ...

    I'm rooting for team Alex. She was polite, respectful and abiding - you know, THE LAW?????

  • Aug 27

    Honestly I think this poster is just a craftier-than-normal troll.

  • Aug 25

    How about if, instead of that, Advanced practice nurses be required to work as hospital nurses for a certain period of time? That's what I would propose.

    I know some will disagree with me, but I think nothing replaces actual experience at the bedside.

    Otherwise just eliminate the whole advanced practice nursing and have everyone become physicians assistants.

  • Aug 22

    During my last week of RN school, I noticed there was this unspoken expectation for all RN graduates to become hospital nurses, apparently, I did not get the memo! At my pinning ceremony, I watched many of my fellow classmates holding up signs for the school Flicker account that said, “#PICU RN; # ICU RN; #MedSurg RN” and so on. I listened to how excited they were that they would be starting new grad internship programs at the local hospitals surrounding our areas-I shared in their excitement! We had finally done it; all the hard work, long nights of studying and writing papers were over-we were now RNs (well, until we passed the NCLEX, but that’s for a different story).

    My classmates would rush over to where I was and ask, “Hey girl, what hospital are you going to be working at?”

    I would reply, “Oh I’m not going to a hospital-right now anyway. I’m just going to stay where I’m at. I’m the nurse (I was a working LPN during RN school) at a day training facility for adults with varying levels of developmental disabilities.” My classmates would scrunch their faces up, then raise their eyebrows and force a smile, and reply with “Oh, that’s awesome.” Then just as quickly, they would scurry away. It made me think, what the heck was that?? I slowly started to feel like my classmates thought I was less of a nurse than they were but surely that wasn’t correct; unfortunately, I had this nagging sensation in the back of my mind. I saw no reason to leave my current job; even though my current job was more in the way of case management, fixing minor injuries, and paperwork-I had never felt like I was less of a nurse, than right at that very moment.

    RN pinning came and went. The ATI NCLEX review week and NCLEX Predictor came and went, yet I continued to have this nagging sensation. I went and got my hair done and one of the ladies in the salon asked, after I told my ‘life story’ as many of us do to pass the time while getting our hair done, “So what hospital do you work? I will definitely go where you work!” As flattered as I was, a mental rolling of the eyes occurred. So, as many times before and many times to come, I smiled and thanked the woman for the compliment, then proceeded to explain my line of nursing. The obligatory slow nodding of the head, the forced smile, raising of eyebrows, and the “Oh, I see…” comment.

    So, what is it? I was truly questioning myself at this point. It wasn’t just because of a few fellow classmates, or an older lady at the salon-it was everyone I encountered really. It became very frustrating to see people’s disposition change so drastically once they found out I was not a “real nurse.” You could almost hear the thoughts going through their minds, “Oh yeah, she’s a RN. Well thank goodness, I know her; or, well thank goodness someone at this very moment is qualified to save my life.” But, the second you mention that you work in a little clinic, take care of cuts and bruises-your automatically not a real nurse anymore??

    I couldn’t understand it. I could talk the talk. My friend from school would get onto me all the time. I would use words like, ecchymosis and erythema all the time. I would recognize meds-no I’m not a pharmacist/pharmacist student, but I recognized them, knew what they were used for and at times knew some of the regular doses and usual times for administration. I recognized abbreviations used by nurses in the hospital charts, e.g. ABT; VRSA; CTA; bil; the old way to write number 1 ( i ). I was getting good at interpreting, at a super basic level, certain labs or at least guessing which labs a physician would be more than likely to order for certain suspected disorders/diseases. When nurses would talk about having to handwrite in charts on Med-A patients, I too would scrunch my face and make that-UHH! face, because I knew how much information goes into that type of charting. So, I couldn’t understand why, when people-even some nurses, would give me that, oh-she’s not really a nurse look.

    I have met so many different types of nurses. I have met your “basic” (I use this very loosely) hospital nurse, case managers-who are RNs, LPNs and RNs that are MDS Care Plan Coordinators, mental health APRNs who have specialized in mental health/psychiatric clinical nursing, DONs in LTC facilities, schools, and IDD facilities. I have met RNs that work for the Department of Public Health, RNs that are nursing instructors, RNs that are CNA instructors. I have met nurses that work with patients that have intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD); nurses who specialize in wound care, I have even met a nurse that is a Parish Nurse-which I found awesome because it was a type of nursing path we had learned about approximately two weeks before I graduated and thought to myself-yeah, I will never meet a nurse in that field. The list of different specialty positions, settings, et, goes on and on, yet there was never one time did I look at these nurses and think: they aren’t real nurses. So, how does a nurse answer this question; the answer is: you don’t.

    The nursing profession has grown far greater than Florence Nightingale could probably ever have dreamt it could. There are nurses that perform triage over the phone, nursing informatics nurses-I mean honestly, how many nursing students (current) or practicing nurses actually knew what a nursing informatics nurse was before learning about it in school?!? So, how should you react when persons look at you and give you that, “Oh, they really aren’t a nurse.” Just smile, and do what nurses do best-educate. Nursing is by far the coolest career a person could ever decide for themselves! The different specialty areas to choose from, and sub-specialty areas in those areas, it is awesome just how far a nurse could go. I like to think to myself, is the APRN more of a nurse than the RN? Is the RN more of a nurse than the LPN? Is the CRNA more of a nurse than the GNP? The answer to these questions is no. All of these nurses are nurses in their own rights-they all struggled through nursing school some way or another.

    We should teach people that nursing is just a big umbrella with many different areas and sub-areas, et. We should remind ourselves, as nurses, that just because we are different does not mean one nurse is less of a nurse than the other. We should be proud of the nurses we have become, and the type of nurses we are. No matter what type of nurse you are: mental health nurse, LTC nurse, hospital nurse, female/male nurse, whatever the background you came from that made you the nurse you are-own it! Teach the community that we are many, and we are always evolving! So, to end, I will introduce myself proudly. “Hello, my name is Grace. I am a LPN, (waiting on my RN license to be sent to me) who proudly runs her own clinic at a facility that cares for and promotes those with IDD to be as independent as possible. It is nice to meet you; what type of nurse are you?”

  • Aug 22

    For acute care positions, acute care experience will be favored ...but experience in a different area is much better than no experience, at all. You are an "old" new grad having been out of school for two years without working. You should probably take anything you're offered and then start planning a path to your ultimate goal.

  • Aug 22

    Quote from Luckyyou
    "I've failed NCLEX 47 times, what can I do? Nursing is my dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam!"
    "I failed NCLEX 11 times but on the 12th time Jesus helped me pass. Here is my advice on how to pass NCLEX..."

  • Aug 21

    How do I get a job in the ED/NICU/ICU/L&D?

    Um, same way that you get any other job...


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