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madwife2002, BSN, RN (55,911 Views) Senior Moderator

Joined Jan 17, '05 - from 'Ohio'. madwife2002 is a Clinical Service Specialist. She has '26' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'RN, BSN, CHDN'. Posts: 10,197 (21% Liked) Likes: 5,991

Got No Job? Come be an RN !

It seems to me anybody and anybody can do nursing, doesnt matter if you are really interested or not, not important if you care about people or not, not relevent if you have a passion for nursing or not just come along we will train you and then you can look after our sick, eldery, frail, poor homeless, drug seekers. Without passion, without caring, sometimes with little comprehension of what that poor sick person in the bed needs. I am fed up with hearing about people seeing nursing as... Read More →

Primary Nursing Care

I fully expect that RN burn out will gain momentum in the next few years due to the increased pressure felt by our nurses. Rn's continue to leave the profession, recruitment is tight and hospitals have to tighten their budgets to reflect the current ecconmical crisis. Whilst we all acknowlege that our priority is high quality patient care, we have to question what cost? Where I used to work, 8 nurses have left in the recent months and not 1 nurse has been employed to fill in the gap. The... Read More →

Socialized Medicine: The Argument to Support moving forward

Many people have a misunderstanding that if the government funds health care then THEY control our health care - a concept which in all reality is impossible. What they do provide is funding for hospitals and any facility that delivers health care. It's up to the facilities to decide how to spend the funds allocated to them. They will run things as they do now except they would have a lot more input and would not be controlled by the insurance companies as they are today. There would... Read More →

Socialised Medicine part 2

I found this interesting article on the internet which I would like to share with the readers of my blog, and which I am sure many will find interesting, thought provoking and extreemly relevent to my current theme. This is written by a young aspiring politcian in the UK. Read More →

Verbal, Written warnings and Termination

i know a lot of health care employees are worried or concerned they may be on the ladder from verbal warning to written warnings and then fired. for many this is not an unrealistic fear it is something which is affecting their daily working life and erodes into their home life. for some employees it is something which occurs out of the blue and was totally unexpected, for some they are expecting it to happen because of an incident which has happen either by human error or an unfortunate... Read More →

Socialised Medicine the myths and the facts

The first and the most obvious concern is the cost to the patient and their family, we all know how devastating an illness can be for patients and their family many times I have witnessed the despair when a diagnoses meant further treatment which insurances question and in some cases wont cover. I have seen patients needing costly drugs to keep them alive and being unable to afford them, causing repeated admissions to repair the damage so called none compliance has caused. The first question in... Read More →

Quality of Care and Foreign Nurses

I would like to examine evidence to see if foreign trained nurses have an impact on quality of care and wages. There are numerous articles on importing foreign trained nurses and this article provides links to some interesting information. Imported Care: Recruiting Foreign Nurses To U.S. Health Care Facilities This article states that... "Quality issues. Little is known about whether the quality of nursing care differs between foreign- and U.S.-trained nurses. While the... Read More →

Nursing shortages, Baby boomers and the immigrant nurse Part 2

Update on Nursing shortages, Baby boomers and the immigrant nurse It has been a couple of weeks since we reviewed the ongoing poll about foreign trained nurses in the USA and the trend towards blaming immigrant nurses for taking the jobs which should or should not belong to American Nurses. The opinion is almost equally divided between the main two options - please review poll thread for further information. Now what we really should investigate is when we say 'foreign nurses' who... Read More →

Nursing shortages, Baby boomers and the immigrant nurse

So after leaving the polls running for several weeks the one I felt most interesting was the opinion of US trained nurses opinion on Foreign trained nurses, only 54 people voted on this poll which is surprising since we have hundreds of thousands members of which a large percent must be from the USA, (note to myself I must find out the figure from the Admin dept.) A quick summery of some of the reults so far (sorry tried to paste the results in a graph and could not do it) Interesting that... Read More →

Foreign Trained nurses in the US

recently on allnurses i read a thread that bothered me and felt it was worth investigation, it was regarding foreign nurses taking jobs from americans. i feel this is a real fear amongst new grads but in todays financial climate is it realistic or unjustified. firstly i decided to research how many foreign trained nurses there are in the usa. so in research where do you begin? the internet of course, more half of the information i found on google was advertisments regarding nursing... Read More →

It's up to you

I am a UK trained nurse who has been fortunate enough to come and work in the USA, just over 3 yrs ago. Lots of different experiences have occurred during this time here are a few of the funniest things which have happened. I was working as an admit nurse which involves helping out the RN's admit their pts to the floor by undertaking the paperwork involved, which can be a timely event. I have a strong British accent which involves daily explanation of where I am from, why I am here and do I... Read More →