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  1. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    So the Heritage Foundation believes that increased access to health care is a bad thing. Got it.
    Oct 22
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Harried doctors hail the rise of the medical scribe
    Whatever happened to Dictaphones and text-to-speech software?
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Quitting the profession
    Considering how quickly the nursing shortage turned into a nursing job shortage, I wonder how many nursing dropouts were new grads who never found a first job.
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Prerequisite Courses While Working
    I worked fulltime before and during nursing school. I had a BA, but I needed to take 5 or 6 prereqs. I took two classes per term for a year. Some were night classes, some were online classes.
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What can you do with a nursing degree besides nursing?
    In some states, you may be able to use your degree to become a paramedic. Other job options could be a nanny, health and wellness coach, or health information manager.
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.
    Do they mean WHDH TV? Anyway, the paper referenced in the story has been officially retracted.
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    Hurricane Allison. It was a minor storm, and we were in the Berkshires, 3 hours from the coast.
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. How much do you make?
    I'm an RN. I make $18 to $23 per hour, depending on the shift (nights pay more than days, weekends more than weekdays). Health insurance for 2 adults costs me $800 per month. My kids are on Medicaid.
    Sep 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Pregnant question
    I had twins in March. Twins tend to come early, and my OB said I could go into labor as soon as 34 weeks, so I worked until 34 weeks. My babies came a week later.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    When I worked in LTC, a few of the caregivers were under 18.
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Why are there no nursing jobs available for new grads?  What is going on??
    And where would that be? Can you name any hospitals that hire nurses with only nursing home experience? In my area, nursing home jobs lead to either nursing home jobs or home health jobs. And...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    Don't feed the troll.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    There's a time and a place for sex. A hospital room isn't it, especially if you have a roommate.
    Aug 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. When Five Star doesn't mean Five Star- NYT examines Medicare ratings for nursing home
    Anyone who has worked in a nursing home knows that a Medicare five-star rating doesn't mean much. Now the news is finally reaching the general public. A recent New York Times revealed that most of...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. DEA to reclassify meds containing hydrocode
    The DEA voted last week to reclassify Vicodin, Norco, and other drugs containing hydrocodone, due to high rates of addiction and overdose. Once the rule takes effect, they will be Schedule II...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. chiropractor employee taking blood pressures
    The Nurse Practice Act is state law, and it does apply to Joe Average.
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Move to get Registered Nurses back in nursing homes at the bedside
    The missing nurses are looking for nursing jobs.
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    In my area, Urgent Care doesn't take Medicaid or Medicare. I volunteered in an ER for 3 yers. A lot of patients came in for minor ailments, during normal business hours, because their PCP told...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    I first heard the phrase "nurses eat their young" in nursing school, from numerous instructors, all of whom had been nurses for at least 10 years. I doubt they were *all* imagining things.
    Aug 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Can you lose your license for not using it?
    Check with your state BON. My state has a practice requirement: 400 hours in 2 years or 960 hours in 5 years. A colleague who works per diem and has health problems was not allowed to renew her...
    Aug 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. For-profit colleges' alumni often in debt and out of work
    I attended 3 public colleges where students were essentially nuisances and ATMs. Asking questions and protesting poor treatment got you labeled spoiled and entitled. The overall attitude was "You'd...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. I am a nurse, darn it!
    My school case included occasional trips to a pool. There was a lifeguard, but my client had a trach, so I refused to take him into the water. Another client went to a pool for PT once a week....
    Aug 10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. nurse ratio 50:1? Yup!
    Yes, it was in the USA.
    Jul 30
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. Patient advantage
    Ignore it, and resist family efforts to draw you in.
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. nurse ratio 50:1? Yup!
    When I worked in Assisted Living, I worked 1 shift, and only 1 shift, with 1 LNA and 60 residents.
    Jul 29
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding


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