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Joined Oct 9, '04. She has 'Ten plus' year(s) of experience. Posts: 8,035 (39% Liked) Likes: 8,509

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  • Aug 22

    Quote from PinayUSA
    Actually you can easily be licensed in the USA. Again you need to find the state or states you want to work in and look at their requirements. States seem to change requirements all the time.
    The point was that you don't get a license for the entire USA, you get one for the state/s in which you practice.

    ETA: A "USA" license would need to be issued by the federal government, which they are not, but by individual states. Which I know that you know, but was intended to be clarification for the OP in my first post.

  • Aug 22

    Definitely not my area of expertise, but you can't get licensed in the "USA," you get licensed in the state in which you practice. I would think you should call the BON of the state where you want to practice and get your answers from "the horses mouth" so to speak.

  • Aug 21

    Quote from Emergent

    Just think how great your life is compared to a pathetic frequent flyer. They have nothing positive going on in their lives other than bad habits and milking an enabling system. It's sad.
    I still find this hard to do. Yes I know my life is awesome compared to their pathetic lives. I have a roof over my head, I eat good food, I go to the gym, I can buy expensive electronics (my weakness, forget about clothes and shoes), and I can go anywhere I want to providing I have the time.

    But I still find myself getting pissed off that I pay into a system that these losers milk to the very bone. I work my ass off, and they don't do anything. I've never utilized government benefits, but if I ever needed to go on welfare or get food stamps, I would be hosed. Benefits are denied to so many who do need them and at the same time you have these losers who also have a damn Samsung, while taking benefits.

    Since I am finding it hard to not get angry at these people, I am slowly working on moving away from direct patient care. It's the best thing I can do.

  • Aug 21

    Yes. Even if there isn't a surplus of nurses, the job itself is awful. Find something else to major in.

  • Aug 20

    I don't mean to be rude, but could you possibly put some paragraphs in there? I promise that you will gain so many more responders. Plus, you will demonstrate your competency in documentation skills.

  • Aug 20

    Quote from robynnel
    Would you feel comfortable telling a resident/patient you love them?
    Nope...telling people you love them when you really don't is disingenuous. It is outright unethical to lie to our patients/residents.

    By the way, I worked as a nurse in the LTC setting for six years and was never once asked to tell the residents that I loved them.

  • Aug 20

    Nope, Nada, No way. And IF my loved one were in a facility where staff said this to them, I would lose my shizz

  • Aug 20

    Yeah, that feels creepy, wrong, and very much overstepping boundaries to me. Not to mention forced bonding type stuff. Ick.

  • Aug 20

    Nope. This is not my family. Terms of endearment is are saved for those who are dear to me.

  • Aug 20

    Oh, he!! no. (Of course, I would never be willing to work in a "memory care"/dementia setting, so it wouldn't be an issue. Maybe that is a perfectly reasonable expectation of the staff in those kinds of settings, I don't know.)

  • Aug 19

    I understand you to a point, because I've always liked the "crazy" colors, but never had enough nerve to try them in my youth. If I'm being honest about my opinion, though ...age 30 is too old for pink and purple hair unless you're involved in the arts and preforming on a stage somewhere.
    Your facility may not specifically disallow purple hair, but it may not have had a need to up to this point. Proceed with caution. There may be other language about "professionalism" in the dress code that's open to your manager's interpretation as well as your own.

  • Aug 19

    I ran this by my favorite house supervisor (for generational reference she would be a gen-xer) and she wasn't excited about the idea

    You asked a knowledgeable experienced professional you know, like, and trust. She thought it was a bad idea. Now you are looking for opinions from a bunch of strangers unfamiliar with your community and work environment.

    If this thread sticks around long enough, you should get a bunch of support.

  • Aug 19

    In the last 2 years Australian Universities have supplied more graduates than there were positions for graduate nurses in the health system. Therefore it would be better to get experience before applying to work in Australia.

  • Aug 18
  • Aug 18

    OK, I am going to bite, giving random names of hospitals/areas means nothing. Your EMS experience/qualifications mean nothing if you want to be a nurse - totally different jobs. Your BSc means as much as the NMC will allow. The procedure to work in the UK has been documented on this site ad nauseum. Find out what you need to do to get a PIN number from the NMC then you can start looking for jobs in Scotland.

    Oh and your 20 years of 'medical' experience also means nothing, we would want to know what your NURSING experience is.

    Good luck, but remember, there is no nursing shortage in Scotland.


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