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Joined Oct 10, '00 - from 'RN Spirit from Philly Burb'. NRSKarenRN is a PI Compliance Specialist, prior Central Intake Mgr Home Care Agency. She has '35+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Home Care, VentsTelemetry, Home infusion'. Posts: 27,268 (22% Liked) Likes: 13,298

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  • Oct 21

    Quote from tellabella21
    I do agree that most capstone projects are pointless. I know there are better things to go with our time. I have a MSN where I had to complete a capstone project much like the one that is required for my DNP. Its just frustrating that I have to spend another few years and so many dollars completing this.
    I agree that most are pretty pointless ... but I don't think it is the idea of them that is wrong. I think the problem is that too many are guided by faculty who don't give the students good guidance -- either because they don't have the time to spend providing that guidance, or they are so out-of-touch with the realities of practice that they don't have the expertise to guide students through a realistic, good project.

  • Oct 21

    For your information.............allnurses will be very upfront about sponsored topics. They will always say......SPONSORED TOPIC.

    If you think a post is solicitous, it is better to report it rather than making an assumption and acting on it in such a rude way. This is not the way to make new posters welcome to allnurses.

    If you don't like the post, please by-pass it and refrain from negative posting.

  • Oct 21

    Okay guys lets give it a break and I'll explain: this is NOT a paid advertisement at all. This is a man who approached AN with the sincere desire to just provide some info for nurses as a payback for care that his child received.

    Nothing more....and the book he is talking about is NOT his book its simply a reference to someone else's book.

  • Oct 21

    Supportive managers and coworkers? I would not have quit if I were you. But the past is the past. In ANY nursing job, there is going to be a certain level of stress, fear, uncertainty, anxiety, whatever you want to call it, if you are taking your job seriously. Expect these feelings because if you don't allow yourself to feel this way, you'll never stay at any nursing job.

  • Oct 21

    Other potential areas of nursing for RNs who lack experience include home health, private duty, hospice, long term care, assisted living, adult daycare, jail intake centers, personal care group homes for IDD/MHMR clients, and physical rehabilitation.

  • Oct 21

    Quote from Sour Lemon
    I'm not sure how I'm complaining about my own behavior ...I'm simply describing it and what led up to it. And although my situation was somewhat subtle and completely unexpected, I've also heard of people very directly selling CPR renewal cards.
    What I meant was ... that YOU cheated on your CPR renewal. Yes, the instructor led you to cheat ... but YOU cheated by accepting and turning in a card that you knew was a fraud -- and not reporting the problem. Then you come here and complain about the cheaters when you are guilty of the very type of thing you are complaining about.

    Back in 1984, I was a CPR instructor as part of my job as a unit educator. The Director of that unit wanted me to give CPR cards to her favorite staff members who didn't want to take the renewal class. I refused and reported the situation to the head of the education department. When I didn't get a lot of support there, I found another job because I would not participate in cheating.

    We don't have to participate in cheating. We can choose not to go along with it and report it. You chose to go along with it and not report it. That makes you part of the problem and not part of the solution.

  • Oct 12

    Eastern NC has gotten smacked very very hard by Matthew. Some areas got 16" of rain in under 24 hours, and our ground was already saturated. People still do not have power, roads have been washed out, and homes are underwater. I don't know how much media coverage this got but recovering is going to take a very long time. I worked all weekend and took all kinds of backroads to get home to my family (I live 50mi from work). When we started driving around today we were shocked at how much water is still standing around and how far over its banks our local river has flooded. We didn't drive into any of it because we aren't stupid but it was really shocking how much water is still there. It is going to get worse before it gets better as all the water from points west heads this direction and keeps going to our neighbors further east.

  • Oct 10

    I have so many thoughts on this. Social workers have many roles and a very different scope of practice than nurses. While RN Case managers and SW Case managers do similar roles, that is the extent to similarities for the professions until you get to psych nursing.

    There is, quite frankly, a lot more psychology and social science underpinning to the work licensed SWs perform. Which is logical. The type assessments they are trained for are often a person-in-environment perspective that aims to discern biopsychosocial aspects of the client and how those systems are affected by a presenting problem.

    And that's just the basic MSW. After state-dependent required hours are obtained there are post-graduate certifications for specialties such as clinical social workers or advanced practice social workers.

    While I am grateful for the money I make as a nurse, it's crying shame that as a mere AASN RN (before I continued to my current MSN) I made more than what was offered to a Master's level SW.

    Health assessments by a registered nurse are of course very different from MEDICAL clearance which is outside the scope of practice for both RNs and SWs. (no matter the degree). MEDICAL clearance can be performed by an advanced practice nurse (but not an advanced practice social worker because their training does not cover advanced assessment of anatomy and pathophysiology).

    With the information provided by the OP, it sounds like no one understands their role, scope of practice, or the regulations governing them.

  • Oct 9

    Hmm, which party does control the FDA? The commissioner is nominated by the President but has to be approved by the Senate, and the FDA enforces laws which are passed by Congress. One of the articles you link above about the EpiPen trainwreck points out that it was Congress that passed legislation requiring schools to all stock EpiPens. Hmmm, which party controls Congress??

    I'm pleasantly surprised, though, that at least you didn't manage to come up with some contorted logic to somehow make this Hillary Clinton's fault, personally.

  • Oct 9

    I polled in at lower middle, but I have several factors that distinctly belong to most of the classes, so it's hard to put my finger on it. I was born and raised in small town Oklahoma, running barefoot, riding bikes, building treehouses, etc. I also played the piano and the flute, was classically trained to sing opera (and I still got it!), had poetry published, speak languages, have traveled the world, and hold two successful patents. My current job pays close to six figures, yet I live in a (highly unorganized) studio and drive a Ford Fiesta. I couldn't be "stylish" if my life depended on it. My nails are never manicured, but I always wear makeup. I prefer import beer to wine, studied in the art of Asian tea preparation and presentation, and I can use power tools and a longbow.

    So you see my dilemma.....

  • Oct 9

    My Dad was a high-school educated, skilled worker, and my Mom was a BSN RN. We grew up in a nice neighborhood. It wasn't fancy. I remember Dad paid off the mortgage when I was about 10 or so. That was big.

    I also remember Dad getting all quiet and worried whenever they went on strike. He was fortunate; he had a friend who would hire Dad as a "Go-For" at his construction company when Dad was on strike. Dad didn't know anything about construction, but he knew how to work and how to make himself useful. He taught those values to me. (Thanks, Dad.)

    We spoke correct English, that is, we used correct grammar. And even though Dad didn't have an advanced education, he was a life-long learner.

    It was an automatic expectation that I would go to college. I took college prep in high school, and was encouraged to work hard and to get the best grades that I could.

    In short, I was a WASP (white Anglo-Saxon protestant) , a SINK (single income, no kids), and a DINK (double income, no kids). I never made it to YUPPY (Young urban professional). So, based on all that, I would say I grew up middle class.

    We don't spend everything that we earn. In two years, we will be debt-free including the house. And we do have retirement savings.

  • Oct 9

    Social class is a touchy subject in the US...people act as if it does not exist and will become offended if someone brings up the topic. While I love good discussions on social class, they are often derailed by the "Everyone is middle class" crowd.

    As for me, I was born into the working class. Here in the US, the working class is defined as "the population of blue collar workers, particularly skilled and semiskilled laborers, who differ in values, but not necessarily in income, from the middle class." My parents were educated at the high school level and worked manual labor jobs during a time period (80s and 90s) when economic fortunes were dwindling for those in their situations.

    Due to educational attainment (baccalaureate degree), income (high five figures), assets and savings, I am solidly middle class. My life today looks nothing like the precarious existence of my parents during my growing-up years.

  • Oct 9

    It's so GOOD to see a positive thread about nursing!!

  • Oct 9

    In Canada, when the RN schools shut down, they sent their records to the Board to keep the information available. Check with your Board.

  • Oct 9

    You have a valid license- they don't take it away because your school closed.