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  1. Do you correct your professor?
    remember that theory (textbook) is far different from practicum (real world). you might even find textbooks that contradict eachother. also nursing practices are constantly changing. I say this...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Patients and the race card
    I hate when ppl make accusations of "pulling the race card". no one pulls the race card. if they say something it's because they feel they have been wronged or mistreated. we sometimes do things we...
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Young Looking Nurses
    if you work in pediatrics, the teenagers will DEFINATELY test you!
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. LVNs training RNs???
    she may be an LVN and you're an RN but guess what: an LVN with years of experience can do more than an RN with no experience. you may not get to utilize all your nursing skills, but no one will do...
    Oct 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. At my boiling point...you are NOT a Nurse...of ANY kind!!!!
    as long as they are not referring to themselves as RNs or LVNs, there is nothing wrong or illegal. nursing has been around long before it was recognized as a profession and regulated. mothers and...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is anatomy one of the toughest courses for nursing?
    learning the parts of the body is the easy part. learning how they work together and when they are sick, THAT'S the hard part!
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Do you call your teachers by their 1st names?
    I find it kind of odd to call an instructor by their first name. even when I was taking courses for another major I only called professors by their first names if they requested it. IDK it's a...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. What a blow to my ego
    I totally feel for you! there are a few nurses at my facility that like to eat new nurses. I thought it was just me until I talked to other nurses about it. I guess it made them feel smart that their...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. As an RN do you have your own pvt malpractice insurance?
    just like any insurance, it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. however, I think a nurse working for an institution is less likely to be sued. contrary to belief,...
    Sep 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Well, No Nursing for Me
    most schools do require an exit test, like HESI. most require an 850, but my school requires a 900! all students who fail it are usually in between and find it unfair because if they were in another...
    Aug 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. What is so bad about STATS?
    I am VERY good in math, algebra, trig, calculus, etc. I would make 100s in math, especially drug cal. I struggled with statistics! IDK what it is... for some reason I just couldn't get it! I...
    Aug 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Do you see a generational gap in nursing?
    I completely understand and agree. a lot of them are just in it for the money. I finished school in my late 20s, but even in school I saw how the barely-legal students always complained about the...
    Aug 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I'm sure this has been said.. MA's calling themselves Nurses
    I believe this site says it is open to all nurses, nursing students, nurse aides, and ppl aspiring to be nurses some day.
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I'm sure this has been said.. MA's calling themselves Nurses
    I hear this and this discussion all the time. we are all NURSING, that is our job. not until the days of florence nightengale did it become a "profession". nurse midwives were around long before...
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Fluid restrictions vs Patient rights
    one of the most important things I learned in nursing school was how quick we are to label a pt. noncompliant. noncompliance comes with a stigma. let's try to find the root of why a patient is not...
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. "You cannot have BSN or MSN on your nametag?"
    first of all, yes they can take take those off the badges. they made them and as long as what they call you is true they can do it. second, they can take it off the badge but they are not taking...
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Another nurse bites the dust due to facebook
    OMG this has NOTHING to do with HIPAA! (that's how it's spelled BTW) she did not disclose any personal or health information about the guy, she didn't mention the facility or anything. all she...
    Aug 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Ugh! Had  a Munchausen pt today
    munchausen's pts have about as much mental illness as a serial killer. there is obviously something wrong for them to act in such a manner, but there is no physiological chemical imbalance such as...
    Feb 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is it ever appropriate to tell someone...
    nurses might get paid "good money" but they also work hard for that money! anyone who is doing it only for the money won't get very far!
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Not a doctor but is asking to be called "Dr" while on the unit.
    I never understood why people call doctors "dr." when outside of practice. like if they were in court, being stopped by a police officer, or reservations @ a restaurant. I understand they went thru...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How to ask for a pay raise???
    I live in one of the top 5 largest cities. here each hospital has a specified amount they pay ALL new graduates. now when it's time for performance evals or if you are seeking other employment you...
    Dec 3, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. texting at work
    lol u must be talking about my friend! I haven't seen her @ work, but everywhere we go she is constantly texting. she never puts that phone down! I can only imagine how she is in the hospital.
    Dec 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. Speaking of facebook...inappropriate...but am I within my rights...?
    one of my co-workers has ALL of our residents as friends. I don't see the problem. FB is a 'social networking site'. nurses and residents can be 'friends' just like nurses and managers. besides, what...
    Dec 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Entry into Practice: Direct Entry MSN Programs
    I too thought about persuing one of these programs until someone explained to me that if you don't complete it, you don't have an MSN, BSN, or an RN.
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  25. How do you wear your hair for clinicals?
    I wore my hair pulled up in a nice, neat bun. I too have long hair and my instructors would complain not because my ponytail looked messy, but it was so long hair was flying all over the place and...
    Aug 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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