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  1. Taking away chairs from nursing station
    I would also tell management that they need to lead by examlple! What is good for the goose is good for the gander!! JMHO and my NY $0.02 Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN (ret) Somewhere in the PACNW
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up
    I will again say, that nurses need to to take a page from teachers. Teachers go straight to the parents when administration comes up with hare brained schemes, like these. They hold public...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Writing multiple times?
    I find it hard to believe that a test with only 85 questions, can actually determine that a student nurse has learned enough information, to be able to practice safely. Especially with the much...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    My coworkers in California finally convinced administration to can the Nurse Manager of the ICU that we worked in. On the day she came in to clean out her office, they all came in on their day off,...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  5. Writing multiple times?
    When I took the, "State Boards", as they were called a hundred years ago, they were given in five specialties- Medical, Surgical, Peds, OB, and Psych. They were given over a two day period. We were...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    But you have to agree, the hospitals are making the most of the surplus of nurses, with the way they are treating new grads, and of course older RNs. This is a situation made in heavan for...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  7. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    This of course, happened in NYC. We had a man come into the ER, C/O hemmerhoids (sp?), and they itched. He had shoved a salami up his but because he said that they itched. He had shoved it so...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Respiratory Therapists Inserting PICC Lines
    I have never heard of, "Bachelors Prepared RTs". I have only known of RT being a two year program at a Community College. This is interesting if RTs are increasing their entry into practice to a...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  9. difference between associates and bachelors in nursing
    I took A&P I and II, Microbiology, Psych, regular and child psych, Sociology, Chem 100, in my DIPLOMA PROGRAM in the 1970's. I thought that those classes were in ALL programs, regardless of were they...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    The main problem with your arguement, is that, doing what you suggest, "Start acting like a professional and demand that every one treats us as professional", will get a nurse fired if there is no...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  11. Respiratory Therapists Inserting PICC Lines
    I have seen programs advertised in CEU flyers, that offer, "PICC Training". Nurses can learn it, and have their own business, placing PICC lines in hospitals, nursing homes, private homes where...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    I completely agree. The anti union folks say the same thing- unions are not the answer. Than what is? Give me an example of what would work, not only in nursing, but for workers all over. I will...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. Big pay cut at Orlando Health, please help your fellow Nurses
    Now that it is official, nurses need to work on putting the brakes on the mass producing of nurses that are unable to get jobs. This is another PR task for you. Get out in the community, Sherrie...
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Unrealistic expectations of nurses.
    I would join the ANA if they were actually on the side of the bedside nurse. Unfortunately, the ANA upper leadership, is composed of managers, etc, who ALL WENT BACK TO SCHOOL TO EDUCATE THEMSELVES...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. Smokers need not apply?
    If a doctor is concerned about a pediatric patient, whose parent(s), smoke, the physician can contact CPS. They have the child removed from the home and placed in foster care, until the parents quit...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Big pay cut at Orlando Health, please help your fellow Nurses
    NURSES ARE NOT POWERLESS!!!!!!!! That mentality is why nursing is in the deplorable state it is now. Take control of your profession, and vote in NNOC. Disregard the, "attaboy crumbs", that...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Bullied for reporting a med error by another nurse
    Management will ALWAYS say, that it is to, "improve patient care", but you can bet your bottom dollar, that if mangement wants to get rid of someone, they will untilize incident reports to help them....
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Satellite Healthcare.....Renal Advantage, Inc...????
    Dialysis nurses can unionize with NNOC, just as well as hospital nurses can. I would call them, and set up a meeting with them, and get the ball rolling. JMHO and my NY $0.02 Lindarn, RN, BSN,...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. Could Obamacare cause a shortage in nursing again
    Why is it that, other countries Single Payer Government Health, system can work so well, but no one thinks that America can do just as good a job? Why are the citizens of other countries, not...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. 80% BSN staffing by 2020
    What other health care professions, have multiple entries into practice? NONE. They were ALL, BACHELORS DEGREE AS INTO PRACTICE, AND HAVE INCREASED THEIR ENTRY INTO PRACTICE TO DOCTORATES, AND...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Exp RN looking for info on Spokane nursing
    The hospitals have let go off all of the LPNs. Nursing homes, Home health, Airway Heights Correction Center, Lakeland Village, all still hire LPNs. You could try the smaller, outlying hospitals,...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  22. Smokers need not apply?
    I quit, (cold turkey), 33 years ago with Oreo Cookies. Have not had a cigarette since July of 1980. If I can do it, so can you. Smokers do not realize how unpleasant the smell of smoke is....
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. A nursing home with no nurses.
    And so it begins! The beginning of the end of the nursing profession. Doomed to go the way of high button shoes. And nursing is caving in without even firing a shot. Again, I will say, go to...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    GO FOR IT!! DON'T BACK DOWN, OR LET THE, "MARTYR MARYS", TALK YOU OUT OF IT! NOTHING WILL CHANGE UNTIL YOU UNIONIZE AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR WORKPLACE! DO NOT BELIEVE THEIR LIES FOR A MINUTE! ...
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  25. How To Get Started????
    Yet another victim of the, "AMWAY OF LNC CERTIFICATIONS'. It is too bad that you did not get on this listserve, and ask questions about the need for $12,000, LNC program. JMHO and my NY $0.02....
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: Legal Nursing


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