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Joined Jul 25, '11. Posts: 69 (62% Liked) Likes: 156

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  1. Yes, nursing has changed my outlook on end-of-life issues. However, we are immersed in a death-defying, death-denying...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. File a complaint with the attorney generals office and be sure to explain in detail the lovely threats that were handed to...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. There but for the Grace of God go I......... I had a friend post on FB showing a person in a wheelchair stand to get...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. I have been on disability now for 6 1/2 years. I HATE IT! I am only 46 and the thought of this potentially being the rest...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. This reminded me of something that happened to me a few years ago. I was out shopping and as I was getting out of my car I...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Just think of it as a patient initiated stress test reflecting real life experiences :whistling: :cool:
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. I'm far from a stone age goat herder, but I don't have sex at the bank or grocery store, and would appreciate it if people...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Different spin on this . . . My ex was extremely abusive. He did not care that I was in the hospital for injuries from...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. 'knock, knock knock… you're ok right? cuz the monitor says you're flat lining… please answer if you're dead and I'll come in...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. In LTC IMO it's perfectly reasonable to put up a "do not disturb" sign on the doorknob. It is their home. What people do...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Maybe I'm mean, but if you're well enough to have sex, you're well enough to go home.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. I would not resign. Sounds to me like you have some knowledge deficits and they want to help you overcome them. If you...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. She sounds like a thoroughly miserable person. Just be thankful you're not married to her.
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. And in my neck of the wood a person with a degree in anything can get a BSN in 12 months. While I can understand why...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. I wasn't trying to attack you. You seemed puzzled as to why so many took offense to your original post. I don't believe you...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. I hate to argue this point again...but who does everyone think did all of this work before the "BSN" became such a buzz word...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. As already noted, there is no "ADN scope of practice." There is RN scope of practice, and there are RNs who chose to pursue...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Ah. You're referring to credentialism, a.k.a. credential inflation, b.k.a. degree inflation.
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Exactly. I'm looking at changing careers. Often I see that a "bachelors degree in any field" is required. What the heck...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. What do you mean...BSN level of practice and advanced skill. The ADN and the BSN are both entry degrees..
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. There is no difference between scope of practice. There is no such thing as "ADN scope of practice". Both are RNs and that...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. I can't speak for all victims of abuse, but if the OP stated she was 18 years old when she met this man, and that the man...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. I8i This is one of the most misunderstood, wrong, and hurtful ideas about spousal violence there is. It's also one of...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. COB opinion: Bring back the nurses' cap!
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I once heard a lovely metaphor of the Dr-Nurse situation.... by a CV surgeon no less. He said that the hospital was a 747...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. It would be nice if physicians knew about the huge amount of accountability in nursing without any corresponding authority.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. Nurses used to take care of many more patients than we do now, granted healthcare has gotten a bit more complicated as...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. Problem is that this may not be a HIPPA violation AT ALL. This sounds like an incidental exposure of information. If the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. -It is an art indeed! I think it would be really helpful if preceptors and unit managers could learn techniques in...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. I have worked in a facilty that used a Posey Bed for a patient who had Huntington's Disease. It was the ONLY way to keep him...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  31. My workplace uses bed enclosures, also referred to as vail beds. While their appearance might disturb families, the only...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. Back in my day, we had to drive to the state capital, rent a hotel room, take a hand written test, and wait 4 months for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. The "trick" back in the day of pencil and paper testing in my state was those who failed had to sign for a certified letter...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. When I took mine we got a hotel room for the day before and the day after so we could celebrate responsibility. Van Halen...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. I remember those days, anxiously checking the mailbox every day for WEEKS -- even though I knew my results weren't coming...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. Dang. Sitting the NCLEX was a damn party back in the day (the 90's). We ate together, traveled to the exam together,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. Back in my day, we had to wait two days for the quick results. But we had to do it barefoot and uphill in the snow both...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. Up north we call it poopfest 2014. Seriously for safety there should be a national standard for these Emergency codes. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. the "momma said there'll be days like this..." poster got it right. in every job you ever do, from babysitting as a teenager...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  40. unquestionably, for this being your first post i must say it's not a very uplifting one to say the least. furthermore, it...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  41. This is a tough one. Each and every time something similar or not quite as crucial has happened to me, the job has always...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. "smilin' baby Jesus" for spinal meningitis.... not even close :facepalm:
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. My grandmother has a yearly colonostomy......I've given up trying to tell her she's having a colonoscopy. I once had a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. The first year of nursing is miserable. Everyone is miserable during the first year of nursing. You go from being a...
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    Article Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  45. I find this topic quite interesting having been on both sides of the spectrum. Growing up I was bullied every single day. I...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  46. We've also had a spate of over-the-top threads about grade-fixing and abuse in nursing that overstate the issues in an...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. I am sure I am about to get flamed for posting this, but I feel the need to anyways. I have been seeing these threads...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. walking into a crap storm in our high acuity section of the ER with no room to walk b/c there are stretchers EVERYWHERE...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  49. I say BRAVO to Mass. and I hope that other status follow suit! I can't believe that this hasn't been done yet. Healthy...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  50. Hi, Newbies, and Welcome to AN! Since the forum is clogging up with a bazillion threads all asking the same questions,...
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    Article Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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