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  1. 8 months PICU exp, out of nursing for 2.5 yrs to be an actress, how to explain?
    Are you kidding me??? Don't edit your resume to downplay your acting jobs... I'd say this would make you super qualified to teach nurses how to raise those HCAHPS scores! :D Seriously, it would...
    May 4
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  2. Is Houston Stipulation Friendly?
    Thanks for posting about your interactions with the various organizations. This information is valuable to others who may have the same situation. Best of luck to you on your job search.
    May 4
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. Job Hinderance vs. Just Annoying?
    It appears that you and the secretary(ies) have the same goal.... good patient care. But they don't understand enough about your work to understand why you just can't drop everything and talk to...
    May 4
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Orientee problem with a trainer. Have you guys get this feeling?
    "What we got here is a failure to communicate" (one of my favorite Cool Hand Luke quotes) Rather than taking umbrage, a crucial conversation is in order. Best to have a sit down to discuss...
    May 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. RNs with a Bachelor's in another field
    This is a perennial argument here on AN. Bottom line - A Bachelor's degree in NURSING is just that. There are no substitutes. AN ADN + a BA in journalism, a BFA in music, or BS in Physics.......
    May 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Clinical Refresher
    Wow, that's a hard one. This has liability issues for the hosting facility, as well as the expense of instruction & precepting. Our Clinical Risk Management folks would never allow it. We don't...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I thought we learned that in nursing school!
    As an educator, I think this tread is fascinating. Some very good points have been made re: maintaining competency. One of the "missing" factors is PROFICIENCY. Basically, the way to maintain a...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. new LPN
    Any job that will provide you with support for your transition from student to the work setting. Sorry to be so vague, but there is no "right" answer. You'll have to ask that question during your...
    May 4
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  9. LVN or RN????
    Asking "how hard" is basically unanswerable. It's like asking about 'how soft', 'how sad', or 'how cold' something is.... because the answer is dependent on a person's own frame of reference. ...
    May 4
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  10. Nursing school is killing me
    How's your physical health? The effects of cumulative sleep deprivation and poor nutrition can just sneak up on you. If you couple this with chronic stress.... it can be a real train wreck. We...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. ABSN vs. Direct-entry MSN vs. Direct-entry FNP
    I'm sure you'll have some well-informed AN'ers along soon. But I do want to caution you - please investigate employment prospects for entry-level MSN & FNP's before making such a huge...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. School recommendations for Associates degree for RN?
    Your persistence - retaking classes - is admirable. But you are correct in assuming that this (many re-takes) is a red flag for many nursing schools. Hard truth - success in science courses is not...
    May 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. BSN with a minor in Health Science and Psych
    Thank you so much for your service. We love our vets!! The only thing that usually matters - when it comes to jobs for new grads - is direct care experience because that's the job you're applying...
    May 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. My Story.  Any advice?
    Don't be discouraged just because your first transfer request didn't work out. Someone with a better skill set was chosen. It wasn't about you. I say - jump on that charge nurse opportunity....
    May 4
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. How to mentally prep and ACTUALLY leave...
    Yeah - I definitely hear you. It's scary to leave a comfortable gig and step out into the unknown. The process of starting over can generate a lot of anxiety. I usually try to "re-frame" by...
    May 4
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Unit nurses...how do you feel about an outsider becoming manager?
    An experienced manager knows how to 'learn' a new department... how and when to introduce change in a way that will most benefit everyone involved. Internal promotions always trigger resentment...
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Statistics Stress (GCU) - Please Help! :)
    Introductory statistics for the average student (no strong math skills) has been found to be one of the most challenging courses for online delivery. This is one of those courses where interaction...
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  18. Rasmussen, stay away
    I'm so sorry you had to experience this - but to be honest, it is not surprising. Commercial schools are focused on making a profit for their investors/shareholders. The more tuition/fees they can...
    May 1
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. failed lift test, may have lost job offer..
    This is an 'oldie but goodie' thread. The relevance has escalated recently. NPR aired a series on workplace safety/injury among nurses. New OSHA requirement - organizations have to submit employee...
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  20. Interviewing after accepting offer
    It's not optimal, but it happens all the time. If you do get the ED job, just be honest & adhere to the policy for your rehab job. If they require a 2 week notice, be sure to follow the policy....
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  21. Telemetry/ IMCU Advice please!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your new job. IMO, you are starting in the most challenging area in any hospital. It is usually the one with the most staff turnover. You'll definitely have to "lace up your...
    May 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Need help to file petition for declaratory order?
    For accurate information on this issue, you need to contact the BON.
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. scared of loans but want to be a nurse
    If you were on a full ride scholarship, then you haven't tapped into any Federal subsidies yet, right? If so - you need to complete your FAFSA & discuss options with a financial aid expert. ...
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Texas
    Don't bother with the BON at this point. Your nursing school will do all the initial 'legwork'... including background checks, etc. so that you can participate in clinical training. This process...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  25. For-profit colleges: investigative report
    I believe that FL has limited the authority of their BON related to schools of nursing a while back. (Florida Board of Nursing » Education and Training Programs - Licensing, Renewals &...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Nursing News


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