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  1. Can employer change job description and demands?
    Especially if you're in a right-to-work state, the answer is yes. My job description has changed several times over three years my current department, and we just found our our weekend commitment is...
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What are great fields in nursing for a shy/quiet person?
    I'm extremely quiet and introverted, and have been a successful nurse for 8+ years. We did the Myers-Briggs Inventory in one of my BSN classes, and the overwhelming majority were strong Extroverts. ...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Cardiac nursing questions
    Hi a.caroline, I got my first hospital job in 1993 as an EKG tech, then became an echo tech, and finally an RN in 2004. I've tried to change specialties once or twice but have concluded that cardiac...
    Feb 9, '11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. How long have you been here?
    Funny you should ask -- I'm an on-and-off poster who just wandered back here a few days ago. According to my profile I joined in September 2007, but I started nursing school in 2001 and began...
    Jan 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Student Loan Defaulters ONLY
    I haven't defaulted but I came close last year when my hubby's small business tanked along with the local economy. I finally called the servicer, literally in tears, and explained my situation. I...
    Jan 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Professional Salesmen seeks medical device job, wants certificate,rn?
    Sir, you seem to be serious, so here's my :twocents: First of all, RN is not an "accreditation." It is a professional license to practice as a nurse. It is not a dilettante certificate program...
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Tele vs. M/S
    If critical care is your goal then definitely work tele! I worked tele all through nursing school, from CNA-LPN-RN, and it was great experience. In places like ICU and ER, you HAVE to know your...
    Mar 8, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. Anyone NOT have trouble getting a job?
    I'm an old graduate, but my advice would be to start looking NOW for an entry-level hospital job. You don't have to wait until you're a new grad to get your foot in the door! CNA is always a good...
    Feb 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. RN mother looking at options to work from home?
    With all due respect ... if there were a way for an RN/BSN with a few years of critical care experience to work from home, set their own hours, get great health bennies, and make enough to buy cool...
    Feb 25, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. How do I get my foot in the door? (vent and question)
    After 17 years in cardiology, I've decided to follow my dream and transition into psych nursing. It's always interested me, and since turning 40 I've taken a hard look at my career direction. While...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Potential nurse with future limitations
    Absolutely, I agree that you should move forward with nursing. One of my classmates was a childhood leukemia survivor and is now one of the best oncology nurses you'll ever meet. A physiatrist...
    Dec 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Changing specialties mid-career (long)
    Thanks to all for the encouragement. To update, I did tell my manager I was applying for a transfer, and she actually seemed relieved. They were in fact getting ready to eliminate my position, and...
    Dec 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Changing specialties mid-career (long)
    Well, the writing is on the wall at the cardiology clinic where I work. We lost our most popular doc last summer. Our numbers are down, micromanagement is up, the bean counters are onto us, and...
    Dec 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What is Long Term Acute Care?
    Here's a link that may help; when I worked in CCU we'd sometimes d/c patients to this facility The "What We Do" link has a good summary. If the place you're considering...
    Jul 23, '09
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  15. No time off for new dad!!
    Sorry, but I'm going to be blunt here. First of all, your boyfriend's employer is a business. It doesn't matter who runs it or what their mission statement says. It may or may not be a rotten...
    Jul 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Can registered nurses supervise stress tests without the "supervising physician"
    I'm not a legal expert, but if the doc is billing for stress test supervision and is not physically present, that sounds like fraud. I've been doing stress tests for 16 years, am ACLS certified...
    Jul 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Blogging
    As long as you're not blogging about the details of your work life, I don't see where there would be a problem. As for work-related anecdotes, keep it as vague as you would in a public forum such...
    Jul 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. work in related field or pursue master right after graduate from bachelor degree?
    I'm confused. You want to teach nursing without ever having practiced nursing? How is that even possible? :uhoh3:
    Jul 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Identifying Dysfunctional Cultures
    Can't agree with you there. I've worked at "Magnet" facilities in the past and IME, the only thing it proves is they're skilled at making themselves look good on paper.
    Jul 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Your appointment is only 10 minutes long...
    To anyone afraid that health care rationing is coming, guess what? It's already here. Perfect example. It's not about NPs vs. MDs, it's not about caring -- it's about a provider being...
    Jul 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Medical Imaging, start 50k, leading to SIX FIGURES?  Nursing v Rad/Sonography
    I respectfully disagree. Starting pay for cardiac sonographers is close to that of RNs, maybe a little more depending on demand in your area. And with budgets so tight right now, I don't know of...
    Jul 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Difference between Cardiac RN and Cardiovascular Technologist
    CVT and RN are two completely different programs. Most CVT programs offer an invasive (cath lab) and noninvasive (echo and vascular ultrasound) track. CVT school follows more of a medical...
    Jun 18, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. Comparable jobs to RNs (salary wise)
    If you're looking for something in the health care field, cardiovascular tech is a good option. Many community colleges offer 2-year programs with invasive (cath lab tech) and noninvasive...
    Jun 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Talking to patients about the health care debate
    What some people don't seem to understand is that health care is *already* being rationed. Maybe I'm more acutely aware of it because I work in an OP clinic, and the insurance red tape is...
    Jun 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What field of Nursing as a RN is the "BEST BANG" for the Tuition Buck!?
    Eddie, I'm not sure what qualifies as a "bang" for you salarywise. But I can assure you of one thing. You will never get rich as an RN. (Unless you play a pt's hepatic profile in the powerball and...
    Jun 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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