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Joined Jun 20, '05 - from 'AZ'. She has '12' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'various'. Posts: 976 (51% Liked) Likes: 1,598

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  • Jul 15

    Quote from txspadequeen921
    where did this post come from? this is the kind of post that a cma writes and then re-reads years later after they have become a nurse ..shaking their head mumbling... i wish i had not wrote that. i find it amusing that you can say that you can do the same job as me when you do not have the education and knowledge that a lvn does. sure you can head to the nurses station and bill it...however, your talking about a office situation. what you don't realize that when we get down to it i can replace you in a job setting, but if they are looking for a licensed person then you cannot replace me. i have taken the national certification to be a cma and it is nothing compared to the nclex-vn , so i challenge you to take my test and then we will see where we stand. one thing about cma training is it is without 75% of what nursing has to learn. medical assistant training does not include med-surg courses or the intense numerous hours of clincal... another issue is the pharmacology knowledge that comes with being a nurse vs a cma...this is a situation that cannot be commented on unless you have a nursing license and been through the agony of learning every drug known to man in and out....everyone has their place in health care but by no means can you compare these two professions. they are just not the same....

    my goodness...my goodness.. y'all have soooo much more patience than i. the difference between a cma and an lpn? the "n" - nurse. simple. and if it's that easy, try going to school and becoming a lpn. and the difference in skills? higher skills = higher pay. period.
    mc3 and proud of it!

  • Jun 20

    Quote from Jenni811
    Heck yes it sounds ignorant. But my point of making it sound ignorant was beause the OP sounded just as ignorant as i did degrading young/new nurses. So how come an older more experienced nurse can sound ignorant but i can't? should i light the fire and say "we shouldn't hire over weight nurses?" how is that any different than saying we need to stop hiring young/new/cute nurses because that is what she was implying. So if she can get away with saying that, tahn i can get away with "We need to stop hiring overweight nures" (I certainly do not think that at all im just using an example that really gets to people so they can relate)

    I never said those were my only qualifications. codes do not scare me. I have ACLS and have been in lots of codes. We have one telemetry nurse delegated to carry the code pager and i have to code pager from time to time. Times have changed, and all i can say is that from a BUSINESS stand point it is a smart move. Think about it in more simpe terms...you run open a pizza shop you chose between two people:
    1) a 50 year old with excellent skills, really good at making pizza. Years of experience, maybe more t than you. The 50 year old is demanding you pay 15/hour.
    2) a 24 year old with developing skills. He/she is eager to learn from your already hired employees. They are great with customers. They are ok with miniumum wage.

    I know this isn't pizza we're talking about. But i would go with the 24 year old? Is there a little ageism with nursing?? you betcha!! Would hospitals admit it? nope. They are going to think of any excuse other than the nurses age. Yea it will suck when that time comes for me, but it isn't about me.
    Yes, but who is the 24 year old going to learn from, when the 50 year old isn't there? Another 24 yr old???

    just saying...........

    mc3

  • Jun 7

    Quote from nursel56
    Thank you to the person who wrote the article! It saddens and angers me that this is so familiar to so many of us from many different areas. It seems like all over the corporate world there is a draining away of a concept I can't quite verbalize other than to say "a heart". It seems to have started in the early to mid-80s with merger-mania.

    I marvel to think that a union was able to to garner enough signatures at the first hospital I worked at (in the mid-'70s)to vote the union in or out and the union actually lost. Why? Management was able to make a convincing case that their wages, benefits etc. equaled or exceeded what the union could offer. Those days are long gone.

    The NNU was born out of a disagreement within the most influential organization, the ANA (or nursing lobby which I define as powerful compared to other factions of nurses, not anything else). The ANA is against ratios. It would certainly help if members of those two organizations could get on the same page (house divided cannot stand). Here's a recent article if anyone is interested.

    Washington Post January 13, 2015 More nurses are better for patients. Why is it so hard to get hospitals to hire them?
    Just a thought....include LPN's the ANA or any national organization. Better yet, have one organization incorporate all levels of nurses. There are 800,000+ of us, and yes, we really are nurses. Imagine what we could do if all nurses were together in the fight?
    mc3

  • May 26

    Yup, that describes perfectly the weeks leading up to Field Day last week.

  • May 25

    Quote from OldDude
    So stop it.
    How? We're not allowed to let students sit in wet clothes or send them back, and even if they're dry they still have urine on then with the odor. My principal would have a fit if I did that. Nope, with my admin we have to keep clothes here. Of course they're not the ones digging through bags of clothes looking for something while you have a clinic full of kids watching you who are still waiting to be seen. One parent actually complained because they didn't like what was given to their kid. Answer the phone then!! But no, we grovel and apologize...
    Clearly I'm looking to get out of here...

  • May 25

    Quote from OldDude
    So stop it.
    How? We're not allowed to let students sit in wet clothes or send them back, and even if they're dry they still have urine on then with the odor. My principal would have a fit if I did that. Nope, with my admin we have to keep clothes here. Of course they're not the ones digging through bags of clothes looking for something while you have a clinic full of kids watching you who are still waiting to be seen. One parent actually complained because they didn't like what was given to their kid. Answer the phone then!! But no, we grovel and apologize...
    Clearly I'm looking to get out of here...

  • May 24

    There is one child in our school who has spina bifida. She is too little to adequately clean and change herself, and can't tell if she's gone (except for the odor..). The classroom has an aide, and she will clean and change her if she's there. If not, they send her to me and I have to. I always, always get another adult to witness me changing the child. I've even borrowed teachers who happen to be free on break and walking by my office to be my witness. And I write "changed student, witnessed by: whoever" when charting my clinic visits.

  • May 24

    There is one child in our school who has spina bifida. She is too little to adequately clean and change herself, and can't tell if she's gone (except for the odor..). The classroom has an aide, and she will clean and change her if she's there. If not, they send her to me and I have to. I always, always get another adult to witness me changing the child. I've even borrowed teachers who happen to be free on break and walking by my office to be my witness. And I write "changed student, witnessed by: whoever" when charting my clinic visits.

  • May 24

    There is one child in our school who has spina bifida. She is too little to adequately clean and change herself, and can't tell if she's gone (except for the odor..). The classroom has an aide, and she will clean and change her if she's there. If not, they send her to me and I have to. I always, always get another adult to witness me changing the child. I've even borrowed teachers who happen to be free on break and walking by my office to be my witness. And I write "changed student, witnessed by: whoever" when charting my clinic visits.

  • May 23

    There is one child in our school who has spina bifida. She is too little to adequately clean and change herself, and can't tell if she's gone (except for the odor..). The classroom has an aide, and she will clean and change her if she's there. If not, they send her to me and I have to. I always, always get another adult to witness me changing the child. I've even borrowed teachers who happen to be free on break and walking by my office to be my witness. And I write "changed student, witnessed by: whoever" when charting my clinic visits.

  • May 12

    Quote from Kooky Korky
    Do you have the ability to update the emergency cards with pertinent school health happenings, during a period of relative calm? That way they would be accurate, right?

    And maybe you could get parents to update them at least each semester with news from the home part of the students' lives.




    School nurses, you know what I mean

  • May 12

    Quote from Kooky Korky
    Do you have the ability to update the emergency cards with pertinent school health happenings, during a period of relative calm? That way they would be accurate, right?

    And maybe you could get parents to update them at least each semester with news from the home part of the students' lives.




    School nurses, you know what I mean

  • May 8

    Funny, I was asking myself how much more I could take today!

  • May 3

    Quote from Kooky Korky
    Do you have the ability to update the emergency cards with pertinent school health happenings, during a period of relative calm? That way they would be accurate, right?

    And maybe you could get parents to update them at least each semester with news from the home part of the students' lives.




    School nurses, you know what I mean

  • May 2

    I'm so sorry, Far (hugs)


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