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  1. Top States and Hospitals for Nursing Jobs
    That's great, if you can find a job. The unemployment rate for new grads in CA has been close to 50% for a few years now. I went to nursing school in MA, and like many of my classmates, I had to...
    10:19 am
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act
    And if you don't have cash? You've probably heard of Luis Lang . He's a South Carolina construction contractor who took pride in paying out-of-pocket for all of his medical care, and refused to...
    May 25
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Bobbi Kristina on life support
    Bobbi Kristina Brown is being removed from life support.
    May 25
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Why can't i get a job???? US RN
    I had a full-time non-nursing job when I started nursing school. I tried very hard to find a CNA or tech job as a student, but they were extremely hard to find. School was no help; my advisor...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. Patients family in the medical field
    My daughter has a congenital heart defect, and I've spent quite a bit of time on the other side of the bed in the last year. I generally don't volunteer that I'm a nurse because the facility nurses...
    May 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Alabama
    Does the Alabama BON have rules about that?
    May 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nursing shortage???
    A lot can change in 2 years. Your trusted friends' higher-ups may have friends who need jobs.
    May 20
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act
    Virginia opted out of Medicaid expansion. That's the state legislature's fault, not ACA.
    May 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Question about med administration
    At my agency nurses can't give any medication, including supplements, without a doctor's order. If it's not on the 485, the family has to give it. For school, I kept his meds in his bag.
    May 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. ASN With Second Degree
    I had a BA when I got my ASN. My plan was to get a job, then let my employer pay for my BSN. Well, life happened. I graduated just before the economy collapsed. Even nursing homes refused to hire new...
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Help!!Does anyone know of  BSN programs that will accept failed nursing school students
    Is retaking your last semester an option?
    May 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Nursing shortage???
    I have seen shorter LPN programs.
    May 15
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Schools push APRN immediately-$$
    When you consider how difficult it has been for new grad RNs to find jobs, is it that surprising to find NP students without bedside nursing experience?
    May 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Childhood Obesity: Breaking the Cycle
    Childhood obesity can go beyond diet and exercise.
    May 11
    Forum: Patient Education
  15. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act
    Until last December, I paid $800/month for 2 adults on my employer's health plan. It was pretty good coverage, but everything was expensive. According to my calculations, my employer paid 32% of the...
    May 11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act
    I had that problem in 2005, when my PCP retired, and I had insurance. It's not a new issue.
    May 10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. What is the worst case of bullying you've seen in your nursing career?
    When I worked in assisted living, my supervisor berated me in the hall for questioning a morphine order that turned out to be very, very wrong.
    May 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. What is the worst case of bullying you've seen in your nursing career?
    In assisted living I saw a caregiver berate another caregiver (who had normal intelligence, but sounded like she was mentally handicapped because of a stroke) until she was in tears. When I was...
    May 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. When did this trend start??
    At my little sister's undergrad graduation, one sorority started cheering and blowing air horns as soon as a member approached the stage, before their name was read.
    May 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How did your employer recognize Nurse's Day?
    I got a card. Skills Day is next week, so there will probably be food and bags.
    May 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Why are there no nursing jobs available for new grads?  What is going on??
    Not necessarily. An incompetent nurse is an incompetent nurse, regardless of age.
    May 7
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. About paying off student loans
    And what kind of job can you get with a high school education that would allow you to do that, especially in places with a high cost of living, like California? Don't forget that if you're under 25,...
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. "Default on debt, lose your license?"
    Plenty of people with middle-of-the-road debt have trouble paying it back.
    May 4
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Nurses and Financial Freedom
    This, times a million. A burial shroud has no pockets.
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. "Default on debt, lose your license?"
    I worked full time through 2 degrees, and still had to take out loans.
    May 4
    Forum: Nursing News


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