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  1. Stop the (Deskilling) Merry-Go-Round, I Want to Get OFF!
    To be fair, brianbooth's post says: Jul 23 by brianbooth ''Basic nursing care' is the most skilled kind of nursing there is, and needs years of experience before anyone is halfway competent in...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Stop the (Deskilling) Merry-Go-Round, I Want to Get OFF!
    I would love to see this article widely published too, and not just for nurses, but for the general public.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    The example you have given is a quite different situation from the OP, where the patients were not, according to the information we were given, experiencing emergency situations. The OP's post did...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    I am not a lawyer, and am not attempting to give legal advice, but I strongly suggest that you research what the law says about a competent patient's right to refuse care and compare that to what...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    This is my understanding too.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Nurses are Not Doctors
    Physician training in the US involves a bachelor's degree, usually, though not always, in a science, medical school, residencies, internships, fellowships, specialized training. This training can...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurses are Not Doctors
    At the prominent university NP programs I checked, the number of clinical hours for a master's degree varied between 400's to 600. Compare that number to a physician's training. Look up how many...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. CEU Questions
    I believe the answer to your first question is to check with your state Board of Registered Nursing, as the requirements will vary from state to state. In my state this information is available on...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nurses are Not Doctors
    Actually, the terms of service specify that insulting other people/other people's opinions is not acceptable: "We promote the idea of lively debate. This means you are free to disagree with anyone...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Stop the (Deskilling) Merry-Go-Round, I Want to Get OFF!
    I have been an RN for 19 years and I agree completely with your assessment of the situation, and of the need to effectively communicate our role as nurses to the public, while keeping the patient at...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    Wow. Such hateful stereotyping of people who often, through no fault of their own, have not had the opportunities that strong family support systems, access to quality education, and...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Is anyone else bothered by this?  You should be
    The point of taking CEU's is to maintain/improve one's own nursing knowledge/competence. It is continuing nursing education. From your earlier post I understand you are a new nurse and have not yet...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is anyone else bothered by this?  You should be
    I wouldn't say they separate the wheat from the chaff, but CEU courses do have varying levels of difficulty. One can choose to be challenged, or not, i.e. pick an easy course or a more difficult...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I asked one simple question...
    My experience has been that there are some people, who for reasons of their own, wish to see us and treat us a certain way, and are desperately looking for an opportunity to launch forth with their...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Is anyone else bothered by this?  You should be
    My state requires contact hours for license renewal, and specialty re-certification requires 100 contact hours every four years, so that amply fulfills my state requirement. My practice has improved...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Other healthcare alternatives for failed Nursing student?
    Is it not possible for you to repeat the class at your current program? I ask because a few people in my program, and in the class before mine, repeated a semester of nursing classes (if you failed...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Not to beat a dead horse but ...
    Have you researched your local area as far as ADN/BSN employer preference? The BSN "push" is not happening in all areas, including mine. Yes, it is possible to go directly from an ADN program to...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. "Dear Nurses: Please Forgive Me" : A Response
    Ruby, the nurse's behavior was not abusive to the staff, unless you consider asking for red jello to be abusive. What abuse are you seeing? Please state the behaviors. Regardless of the skill...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. "Dear Nurses: Please Forgive Me" : A Response
    Anyone can express anything they want, but when one is callous and insensitive one shouldn't be surprised when one receives a backlash.
    Jul 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. "Dear Nurses: Please Forgive Me" : A Response
    I quoted all of Esme's post intentionally because I feel equally angry. Reading the OP's post I felt nothing but disgust towards the OP. The OP is the person who should get out of nursing in my...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. ADN Nurses Being Forced to go Back to School?
    I believe you are writing primarily from a theoretical point of view, as, from your profile, you are a pre-nursing student. I can tell you that my experience of being respected by physicians, after...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. GT feeding stopped after family's wishes
    I too recommend that the OP read this thread.
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. The face of a medical error...
    I have learned that when a patient or their family member questions a medication/dose or expresses reluctance to receive said medication/dose, it is extremely important to pay attention. Don't...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Advice please: Withdrawal of feeding tube
    I am wondering if it is possible that the family are just genuinely ignorant of their family member's medical condition, and (due to lack of knowledge), and possibly other outside pressures, perceive...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. moderate sedation - a nurses right to refuse
    I am not a CRNA, but my understanding is that if, as a nurse, I have reason to believe that administering a medication/dose, procedure, treatment, etc. would be contrary to my patient's best...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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