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  1. Does your facility encourage to work while sick?
    She lives in snow country and has no AWD transportation? That's just not taking responsibility for your life choices.
    Mar 31
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. New Study Shows Nurse Education Level, Caseload Affect Patient Mortality
    Maybe those nurses holding bsn degrees care more about the nursing field and have better outcomes not because of the degree but their general increased interest in the field.
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. My Inside Does Not Match My Outside
    To the young nurses... start exercising before you develop cankles. Thats just terrible. Dx: HF coming soon. Rx: hit the gym. Our profession is physically tough we need to live health lifestyles and...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. WGU RN-BSN in 1 1/2 years??
    WGU took me 12 months. Really depends on how many units you need to complete, which you won't find out until you complete the enrollment process and the assessment exam. I was able to complete 15...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  5. Almost done with my RN-BSN from WGU!!
    So how did that go? It took me 4 months to get my hours and a week to get the paper done. Just finished with WGU. Practicum should have been simultaneous with other courses... 12 months to...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  6. RN-BSN Done!
    Me too, WGU graduate with a BSN! 12 months, books come with program. $6400 total. Pay raise and freedom!
    Jan 26
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  7. Why get my BSN?
    Just got my BSN, took a whole year of all my free time (well sort of) I do like outdoor activities and managed to keep somewhat active. I will say 10 to 20 hours a week. I started out doing school 7...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Holistic Nurses, what are your thoughts on GMO's
    Just finishing my BSN and had to read a whole bunch of research with the Human Genome Project. My under standing of GMOs at this point is modifying needs to be done to feed our soon to be...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  9. Massage courses for nurses
    I try to incorporate a little massage into my nursing but time is limited. The knowledge of massage helps me better connect with my patients on a physical level. I am a new RN 1.5yr and a massage...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  10. What is your Achilles heel?
    I like all the gross stuff but don't understand nurses who can't stomach this stuff. Isn't this why we became nurses to help our patient's bodily functions not endanger them..... the grosser the...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Magnet curse!
    Hey, its not $20K. I am just finishing up with WGU for a mere $7K, max would be $11K. The information is valuable, current and timely (redundant). It might make one a more open minded nurse. It is...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Instant Gratification
    Major stereotyping..... I am older and still struggling with impatience like the 20 year olds you describe. I believe we are in a new era with technology, all generations are insisting on "right now"...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Good pop up and Failed???! Really??!
    Minimum was 75 and max was 265, did something change?
    May 26, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. Discouraged new RN
    You are so lucky to have gotten hired by a hospital. Starting in SNF would make you appreciate your dreaded 14-15 hour days. In the end of a year you will be marketable. Many times what we hate is...
    May 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Bombed my second shift on my own
    Sounds about right for a typical day. You will get the hang of it. Its not.possible.to know how to.do it all in the beginning. We have to push our work to the next shift. I always dread the 1st 2...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Does your facility send someone home every shift?
    I think this is a great idea, but it really stinks for those that work far from home. (I suggest that everyone try to work close to home, its better for the environment and you and your family) I am...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. What do you eat before work?
    Omg you are a nurse. The last thing you need is refined sugar for chronic hypoglycemia. I know carrot cake has lots of fruit and veggies but it is filled with sugar too. Unless you make a really...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. What do you eat before work?
    As much as I can (healthy) because thats the last I will eat for 8 hours. I also drink a ton before work so that I pee in my 1st hours because thats the last break I will get too. I try to drink...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. Internal Revenue Service: Congratulations on your graduation
    Yes, I am giving the government $200-400 BiMonthly. I am also spending a fair bit of it and having fun. Just helping the economy anyway I can! New grad at 9mo post graduation... Also creating more...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  20. Proctored exams @WGU question...
    There are tons of powerpoints online that use up my data plan. Then there is the pre-assessment that I haven't passed. And now the objective assessment that I did not pass. Interesting stuff but...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  21. Proctored exams @WGU question...
    I do mine at the local college as my network is too slow to use the web cam. I had no choice. I seem to focus better for the exam if I get out of the house too. I only have 4 proctored tests out of...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  22. oncall NP compensation
    I don't know what a reasonable rate is but I have to call NP's and some are wonderful, some are rude. Take the job knowing we could call a lot more than we do and that yes you are getting paid to...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Need help with resume and cover letter
    Mine was a lot more concise. They know you did clinicals in a hospital, only use the word once. You can make a 2 line sentence out of the clinicals section. I would think you don't need to spell out...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  24. How long did it take you to finish your program with WGU?
    Censored... if I can't say something nice...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  25. I got fired today...
    I have heard of these unpaid residency jobs, I can't believe hospitals can get away with this....
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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