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  1. Nursing Boards: Protect the Public or Organizations?
    Sorry I wasn't clear. To summarized: Bad staffing conditions result in poor patient outcome. Who regulates that staffing levels are adequate? Nurses risk their jobs when they demand/stand up for...
    May 3, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. Nursing Boards: Protect the Public or Organizations?
    Nursing Shortage resources: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media/FactSheets/NursingShortage.htm The statements below are from AACN Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet, April 2011. According to a report released...
    May 3, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. Nursing Boards: Protect the Public or Organizations?
    Purpose of State Boards: Protect the Public or Organizations? I was recently introduced to a problem a nurse had with their State Board of Nursing and their employer, a hospital. The nurse was...
    May 2, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. Nurses Tell All: What Nurses Wish You Knew
    Is it just me or do I detect hostility toward this imaginary patient? If so, is that because the distrust is just contagious? From patient to nurse? or overlap from nurse to administration? I...
    May 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Do they have to know? I need help!!!
    I would think twice and cover all your bases. I self reported and since then have been unemployed for over 2 years. Story: When I began my nursing career if I did what was the best for...
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. From the Other Side of the Bed Rails - When the Nurse Becomes the Patient
    When I was a patient at the same hospital I had been working at, I was ignored and heavily medicated after surgery. I only had my vital signs taken a dozen times and the day after I had my chest...
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  7. From the Other Side of the Bed Rails - When the Nurse Becomes the Patient
    I understand, absolutely. I have been there and was appalled.
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  8. Very nervous.. can I lose my license for this?
    I agree with many of comments because I have worked at a SNF. But, will you lose your license? It depends on the relationship with your institution and the Board of Nursing. My story illustrates....
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What would you do
    These are some great replies. I wonder if the bottom line isn't the incentive behind the VP's comments? Return on investment. I had an incident that is related. When I began my nursing career...
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Pick and choose policy
    Favoritism is probably always going to be present. This story is related. When I began my nursing career if I did what was the best for the patient, and I didn’t step on the doctor’s toes too...
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Does anyone have a GOOD manager
    I have had a couple of good managers over the years, but find they are just like people: some good, some not so good. It seems the managers attitudes have changed over the years. Here is my story...
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I hate nursing..
    Kudos to you bree* for being honest, I hope.
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. "Fired for NO Reason"
    So, there is a price on life? (But, I may be quietly smiling while tripping you up.) Do you agree that men, as well as women, can be stereotyped?
    Dec 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. "Fired for NO Reason"
    After reading most of these posts it is obvious that there are different perspectives. I find it interesting that compassion is a 'requirement' for being a good nurse, but I have trouble finding it...
    Dec 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Is this a productive management style?
    To me, it's all about trust. If you don't trust your employees, then how can they trust you? Adults should be expected to act as such. Scowling and threatening are methods used in grade school. I...
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    You are experiencing the school v. real world shock. I hope you can hang on your commitment to selfless ideals and still become employed. Know your limits and stay within them. Best of luck. On...
    Dec 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Socialised Medicine the myths and the facts
    I don't think that is true. The United States spends more per capita than anyone besides the Marshall Islands. The US also ranks 37th in rankings of health care. Just think if all that excessive...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    I agree that there is a shortage of nurses, but a particular type or attitude of nurse. Hospitals are corporations. They are in business to make a profit. It takes nurses to have a hospital and...
    Sep 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I hate nursing..
    kdc, It's only a job. It's not your life. You get to decide. Start looking elsewhere now. I would rather work for less money and be happy than sacrifice my children and marriage. Everyone has...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    I agree that each person should do what they love, or at least enjoy. I always ask myself: If this patient was my mother how would I want her to be treated? All the tasks you listed are just that. ...
    Sep 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    Thanks, Mike. It is good to read a logical argument about nursing as a profession. I think nursing is a profession, but each person can have the nursing skill. Some have more technical knowledge...
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    NinA I agree, but are nurses treated differently than other employees by their employers? Just a thought. I've never belonged to a union. Law enforcement has unions and they have a different bond...
    Aug 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    This article in the NYT today highlights the deadly problems with manufacturers of medical devices getting FDA approval for devices that could be dangerous because of the compatibility of...
    Aug 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    If you're addressing me, then I agree that politicians are viewed as corrupt and rightly so. To quote from this article by Dean Baker: [re: the economy: ] ... If this disaster was preventable and we...
    Aug 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    Merc, I have noted this myself. In the 1970's the hospitals 'wanted to do the right thing', but was often without the funds. In stepped the for-profit and not-for-profit companies who were able to...
    Aug 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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