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  1. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    Muno, you may be right that I am complaining about the wrong thing in mentioning the high costs of Obamacare, when I should be talking about the outrageous cost of healthcare in general. I never...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Healthy Nursing
    Hold the butter and salt. Wouldn't want you to be a hyprocrite to your patients.
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    Bronze (Cheapest) Plan for family of 4 (2 small children, 2 adults in 30's) $656/month $11,000 deductible =$18,872 annual healthcare cost- insurance pays for nothing except preventative care...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. if you hate nursing, what would you rather do instead?
    I would become an Internet Millionaire and watch my money pile up whilst hanging out on the beach somewhere. Realistically though, if I was still in high school and could start over again, I would...
    Apr 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. pay freezes
    Gotcha :)
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Lifestyle Discrimination
    Err, OK. They actually not the same thing at all. When I think of a chicken little, "the sky is falling!," I see a very frazzled person, freaking out, running around getting everyone around the fired...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Healthy Nursing
    I don't preach to my patients; I educate them. I know that is just a saying, but I think it is worth pointing out. It is up to each person, including me, what they want to do with the available...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Lifestyle Discrimination
    I wish there was a Frowny Face Dislike Post button. I'd be clicking the heck out of it on this. This is utter nonsense. What you would call it doesn't matter, because it IS discrimination. There are...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. pay freezes
    What part of NC are you in, OP?
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Lifestyle Discrimination
    Ruby, The fitness test suggestion was a sarcastic one. :) There are a whole boatload of problems with that; ableism comes to mind. Why not have job qualification be about your ability to perform your...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Lifestyle Discrimination
    Also i see that most say that by choosing fit people over obese ones we are choosing attractive people only and thats discriminatory. There is a difference between being fit and being physically...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Bizarre/funny things patients do
    Working on postpartum one night, I walked in to a new father and mother holding their newborn over the toilet, spraying his bum with water using the mom's peri wash bottle. Well, that's a new way to...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Stupid hospital/company tricks
    In our breakroom there is a very pretty, computer created sign encouraging staff to be mindful about how much linen we use because we have been consistently going over our laundry budget. Take only...
    Feb 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Where are you on the global fat scale?
    This morning I told my husband that he is the FATTEST human male in the ENTIRE WORLD. According to his numbers, he is fatter than 100% of US males his age, and 100% of worldwide males his age! He...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. The death of nursing
    I think young nurses have an advantage of sorts in that they can scale back both their expectations and more importantly, their lifestyle based on the current climate. Older nurses or those with a...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Just happened: I was walking down the hall and suddenly lost my footing. Ankle turned, knee buckled, and splat! I'm sprawled on the floor. At least 3 people watched the entire thing go down. Turns...
    Feb 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Show Me the Money
    Absolutely. I have no illusions about the fact that if my employers think they could pay me any less and still get the same quality of work and keep me from quitting, they would do it in a heartbeat....
    Feb 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Where are you on the global fat scale?
    THIS!!! I find it interesting, but not surprising, that the vast majority of people on this thread who are concerned about the "obesity epidemic" in this country are the skinny ones. It's also...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    In nursing school, I learned the hard way that the sprayer device attached to the toilet is not necessarily a great way to rinse out a bedpan full of loose stool. Whoosh!! Poop all over toilet seat,...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Show Me the Money
    I think it depends on the individual and their situation. For Here.I.Stand - no offense, but based on your husband's salary, I'm guessing you can "afford" for it to NOT be all about the money. You...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Big pay cut at Orlando Health, please help your fellow Nurses
    I worked for a huge global hospital system that did have its own insurance plan, although it was marketed to the general public and other employers as well. They also had a Medicaid and a Medicare...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. overheard at the bedside
    I was working post partum and helping a new mom with breast feeding. She said "I want to make sure the baby gets as much Clostridium as possible, since it's so good for him." Um, I think you meant...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Lifestyle Discrimination
    BlueDevil, I'm not talking about obesity being a protected class. And yes, bias will always exist and the law cannot change that. Often, discrimination is unconscious, anyway. I'm simply saying...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. GN to NP in <1yr
    Endeavor. LOL.
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. For all the momma nurses out there...
    I say it doesn't matter what anyone thinks. If you can financially afford to take off early, and you don't feel well enough to perform your job, then take off! Nobody gets a medal for working right...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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