ixchel, BSN, RN 55,623 Views
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I completely agree about nurse staffing levels being a factor in mortality rates. But the topics of staffing levels and nurse education and their effect on mortality rates are mutually exclusive and should have been examined in that way if the authors really wanted to imply that RN education levels affected patient outcomes.
I can not trust based on just their say-so that they completely and objectively factored all impertinent data while they factored in only relevant data.
It was not original research. I also must ask why they didn't want to take the time to do a completely original study on nurse education levels. And then looking at who supported the study, I question as to whether it was truly unbiased. Don't know if Aiken is still teaching classroom nursing courses, but I highly doubt she would have accepted a paper from a student that was built on a previous paper handed in. I spoke with a couple of Univ. of Penn nurses and they didn't even know who she was.
You seem to like the word conspiracy. I really haven't heard the word used much since Oliver Stone's JFK movie. But I am merely saying that there are multiple organizations benefiting from people being driven back to colleges and universities. It's not conspiracy; it's business.
The information about using gross estimations and then and then making an estimation about what MIGHT happen if there was a 10% increase in BSN nurses are buried in the body of the study.
Funny, one of my former nursing professors , who did have a doctorate left my nursing school to help run a dept at a four year nursing school. She had always been one to defend 3 year nursing diploma education. But when I went to see her at the university, she did a complete turn-around and even quoted a statement from the March 2011 "It's Academic" article in Nursing Spectrum. I understand she had to tow the company line and we both nodded to each-other as I told her I understood. I understand it's a business. And I would respect those pushing it if they would come out and admit instead of this phony nonsense about elevating the profession.
If I had solid proof that taking courses such as "Sociology of Nursing", "Theoretical Foundations of Nursing" would help heal patients, then I would agree that having a BSN could help patients.
This may be hard for you to believe, but I am about helping people and doing what's best to accomplish that. My mother died a few months ago because I believe the staff did not recognize the early signs of Sepsis. When I visited her the first day and saw her vital signs, I asked if she was being evaluated for Sepsis protocol. They just told me they were working within hospital parameters. How about a BSN program to teach nurses how to better recognize early signs of sepsis, diabetes complications or new wound healing methods or new methods to accelerate healing and speed recovery. Give me those things instead of just writing more APA format papers and I'll agree that a BSN is worthwhile and needed.
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Doris Carroll BSN
Did she seriously just respond twice to the same post with a consecutively more inflammatory response? Trump is clearly still President and must have just got his Nurse Practitioner certification.
Trump is still President. What are you?
Who needs experience when you have the two greatest assets: mental stability and being, like, really smart.
You are the one who is confused. Is English your native language? Let me try to make this comprehensible to you:
1) I said that primary care NP jobs usually do not require RN experience.
2) I said that an exception to #1 is oncology and the job listings I saw for oncology clinic NPs usually specified that RN experience in oncology or an ICU is required.
3) I never said that being an ACNP is required to work at an oncology clinic.
4) However, since you mentioned hospitals, I pointed out that I am a primary care NP and therefore, not applying for hospital jobs.
As far as my finances, since you are so concerned, I paid mostly cash for my BSN because I was successful in my previous career. My MSN didn't cost me very much because I won a full ride Nurse Corps Scholarship, which BTW, is a competitive process. So I don't have substantial student loan debt.
I changed careers once, from business to nursing, because I committed to public service. That is to be lauded, not denigrated. In addition, my executive management and leadership experience, along with my technology, consulting, strategy, and sales skills can be very valuable to healthcare organizations.
Your energy would be better spent on improving your own career, not worrying about mine. In fact, you could channel that energy into obtaining some fancy degrees of your own, so you aren't so threatened by someone like me. Your comments betray deep insecurity.
Oh, and I am a pleasure to work with. In my previous career, people transferred over from other projects and practices specifically to work for me. My teams were high-performing and happy. My clients were satisfied. I worked hard to mentor my people and also to help their career advancement.
Finally, I got nine NP job offers. As they say, you can't argue with success.
Now, I'm going to decide which offer to accept. I'll be sure to let you know of my decision.
I am saddened and disheartened by the direction we are moving in as a profession but I am only one voice in a sea of many.
Don't worry, we don't want to see you either. I already have a 2,000 patient following.
There was a similar thread recently titled: "Seeking Advice: Direct Entry Blues." Several people, including myself, pointed out the value of actual bedside nursing experience prior to assuming an advanced practice nursing role, and provided situational examples, which didn't go down too well with some of the "No nursing experience experience necessary for NP folks."
I am so glad that my family sees a highly qualified and experienced Internal Medicine physician for their primary care. We also always state that we want to see a physician and not a NP/PA when we go to the Urgent Care.
I'm going into my last semester of my DNP studies. I've been an ER nurse for a long time. Will that experience help me? Yeah I think it will. Do I think that it is necessary for becoming a successful NP. Nope!!! Not in any way. Nurses have a culture of ripping down their own and casting judgement on things like "he or she didn't pay their dues" Dues to who??? If a young, smart NP can do the job then god bless them & to hell with what judgement may be cast upon them by nurses who did not make the effort to become an NP themselves. As far as DNP studies I personally think much more time should be spent on clinical experience and hands on training as opposed to the many, many wasted hours writing a CAPSTONE that most likely contributes little to the profession and will almost certainly go unread
If you are just starting out, what you will find is like with everything else, each aspect of your education or work experience you encounter will come with its own hardships and set of challenges. Meaning... when I finally finished RN then BSN schooling I felt like I was on top of the world. Then I started working at a very busy ER just to find out that I had to start from scratch at the very beginning again (it is humbling). Once you have been on the job for awhile, you will find your confidence builds and it does get much easier. I think that is what gave me the boost to go back to school and get my FNP. And yes, you will always continue to learn and grow as a nurse no matter what area of nursing you are in.
What you need to figure out now (along your journey) is what works best for you, what makes you happy, and what you are comfortable enough enduring, regardless if it is a new RN job or your nursing education. When it is all said and done, the journey from the very beginning (RN school) to the very end (your RN job/career) will all have their own hardships, challenges, and ups and downs. Along the way you will just have to find the right balance with school, family, and career to make it all work. And always remember to be true to yourself and do what you love and makes you happy and it will feel like less of a struggle. Good luck in your nursing career!
Really? Why not just say she blabbed my secret pregnancy on social media and that is how friends and family found out at 6 weeks along I am pregnant and now I don't trust her anymore. Why cover for her? If you were the office manager wouldn't you want to know the truth? Because after being embarrassed in social media infringe of 500 people I don't feel like I have anything to lose anymore.
How old are you, if you don't mind sharing? I know pregnancy is scary when we start getting labeled as "advanced maternal age," "elderly pregnancy," or my favorite - "geriatric pregnancy." Haha. I could only laugh! Please ignore the statistics and focus on being a healthy mama, that's all you can do. When I was 5 weeks pregnant and had lower right abdominal pain, I went to a local ER. My hCG was high but the ultrasound only showed a tiny sac. The ER doc tried to keep it real, you know - "At your age, these don't usually work out, it doesn't look good." But hey, I just needed one good egg! My "doesn't look good" is almost 6 month old, and wonderful! I wish you the best.
and she's was getting close to the line of HIPAA without crossing it. I guess until I found out she's done anything more I need to drop it and move on. I guess I feel like she got away with something. My husbands mother was really embarrassed and his dad didn't even know (parents are divorced). It was low.
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