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  1. Hate "Midlevel"
    Master's level NP training clinical hours at the prominent university NP programs I checked was from the mid four hundred hours to 600 clinical hours. Contrast that number to the number of hours US...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. CPAP on the unit
    My family member has used a CPAP for many years, from an older model to a current model, with at various times, nasal pillows, small face mask, and full face mask with exhalation port. All of these...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I. Just. Can't....
    My internet search of this subject brought up over 232,000 matches. I have read some of them. There appears to be no consensus among physicians about what is the "right" action in these kinds of...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. I. Just. Can't....
    My point in referring you to the Do Not Resuscitate Order information on MedlinePlus was to illustrate that the patient has the right to choose whether or not to be resuscitated. People are...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. I. Just. Can't....
    I refer you to MedlinePlus "Do Not Resuscitate Orders", in particular the paragraph "Making the decision," that explains that the patient can choose whether or not they want CPR to be done. Please...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Was nursing a good choice?
    I think I may have partly answered your question with my replies to a poster on another thread - further down this forum there is a current thread "Is it worth it to go into nursing?"
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. I. Just. Can't....
    This sounds highly unethical. Why should a doctor have the right to determine whether a person should have resuscitation attempts that may permit them to live longer if they so wish? This is a...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Is it worth it to go into nursing?
    I wanted to add to my first post, to clarify that yes, it has been worth it to have gone into nursing for me. Nursing gave me two very important things: 1) The knowledge and skills to make a...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Is it worth it to go into nursing?
    You are welcome. I hope you make a decision that is right for you. Best wishes to you.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Is it worth it to go into nursing?
    You ask a good question, and I assumed you are considering becoming an RN, but please correct me if I am wrong. I volunteered in the ER for a year before nursing school. My duties involved...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    From your post on another current thread: "Studies do not prove causality, we know that. There is truth in the fact these results have shown close associations that have been repeated both...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    This is the situation in my area too (large prestigious medical centers, teaching hospitals, large hospitals/medical groups).
    Aug 31
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    "No doubt?" Why would you presume that a nurse of many years has not made any efforts to improve his/her practice just because he/she has not pursued a BSN? At the very minimum there are likely to...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    No, she is not devaluing herself. Your comment is ridiculously idealistic. No doubt brandy1017 has made many efforts at improving her professional practice, i.e. work place education; CEU's;...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    I believe this study was discussed on the Nursing News Forum some time ago: "New Study Shows Nurse Education Level, Caseload, Affect Patient Mortality." If you haven't already read this discussion,...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. Do you think ADN programs will really be phased out?
    There was nothing sub par about the community college ADN program I attended around 20 years ago either. The program had a reputation for turning out very good nurses, who were ready to work in...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Mental health
    When I was a student on a locked unit we were required to attend (and respond appropriately if any of the patients addressed us) at least one group therapy session, and also participate in the...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Should Nurses Bill Separately from Hospitals and Physicians?
    In reply to your first paragraph, while this may be true for some nurses, there are good reasons for many nurses not wishing to become independent contractors, versus being employees. The vast...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. still unemployed
    I would add too that older nurses are often perceived by employers to be much more of an unknown quantity in terms of health and number of dependents, i.e. likelihood/actuality of more medical...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Still Reeling From This
    Here is the OP: Aug 25 by MECO28 Fellow nurses, I recently was involved in a case where I feel that there was a terrible breach of ethics and it still has me upset. I will be vague to protect the...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Still Reeling From This
    Patients should be able to die with dignity, according to their definition of a dignified death, and according to their wishes. As nurses our duty is to the patient and to their family/significant...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Still Reeling From This
    5:11 pm by MECO28 Fellow nurses, I recently was involved in a case where I feel that there was a terrible breach of ethics and it still has me upset. I will be vague to protect the privacy of those...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Do you chart lies?
    If you read my post, you will see that I said that "Of course there are situations when their use is necessary, but the watchword is use with great caution."
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do you chart lies?
    I have read of incidents where restraints provided a means for certain patients to harm themselves, and I recall reading that in one patient's case restraints were directly related to their death. ...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. You will not learn anything in the conference room!
    I am shocked too that students are expected to write up their med sheets, care plans, etc., DURING clinicals. Why is valuable clinical hands-on time being used in this way? When I was a student...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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