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  1. That certain odor on some patients and their visitors
    There's a v. distinctive smell to heavy drinkers who have drunk so much, for so long, that they've damaged their livers. It's the smell of the partially metabolized EtOH being excreted through the...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. One thing I learned today is that honesty will get you nowhere in Nursing School.
    Oh, right, you're the person that invented that ridiculous scenario about the gunmen that has nothing to do with the issue at hand. It's not a matter of whether someone has "never lied." I will...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. One thing I learned today is that honesty will get you nowhere in Nursing School.
    Perhaps not, but it certainly doesn't give anyone a sense of confidence that the person would be a good or ethical nurse. Why do people get kicked out of school for academic dishonesty, then? Why...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. 2014 RN Applicants to Yale School of Nursing
    I took my dog (and long-time boyfriend) with me; we grit our teeth and embraced the "starving student" lifestyle, and got the cheapest apartment we thought we could stand right in New Haven, within...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  5. Accreditation!
    What do you mean, specifically, when you say "not accredited"? There are multiple types of accreditation "out there."
    Apr 17
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    Actually (ahh, what short memories so many Americans have ...), this was a big controversy during the Shrub administration. "Mr. Bush’s use of signing statements led to fierce controversy. He...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Outpatient Psych & Medical
    The psychiatry division of the large academic medical center for which I work has (has had for many years, actually ...) an outpatient primary care clinic specifically for thechronically mentally...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. One thing I learned today is that honesty will get you nowhere in Nursing School.
    "The very thing I immediately did was explain my situation honestly to my instructor and what happened. Our Syllabus policy states that we are able to make up an exam with a VALID excuse before the...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. What is chemistry for nursing like?
    I would expect that to also be a somewhat "watered down" version of the "real" chemistry courses.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Nurse vs Instructor
    I've practicing clinically for many years, and I've taught in both ADN and BSN programs, and, as a clinical instructor, I would never allow students to spend clinical time studying for exams, finals...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. How to wear name badge on inpt. psych unit
    I've always worn the badge pinned to my clothing, and kept my keys in my pocket. Every time I see people with keys on a long lanyard hanging out of their pocket (which you see a lot), around their...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. when patients are prescribed marijuana
    I haven't lived in a state in which "medical MJ" is legal, but I would guess the fact that smoking is not allowed in hospitals would be an issue. You can't tell people they can't smoke cigarettes in...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. VA NPs malpractice coverage question
    When I've applied for VA positions in recent years, there is a place on the application for all RNs, NPs, etc., that specifically asks for info about your personal insurance coverage. I don't know...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. New psych RN looking to switch to med surge
    IMO, the best thing you can do to "market" yourself is to stay in your current position a reasonable amount of time. It doesn't look good to be jobhunting just a few months into your first nursing...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  15. Financial Aid / Scholarships - Funding Nursing School!
    I don't know anything about resources specifically targeted for ABSN students, but I diligently looked for scholarships to attend graduate school (many years ago, before widespread use of the...
    Apr 15
    Forum: New York Nursing
  16. seeking fulltime employment in new state
    Do you have a New Jersey nursing license? That would be the first step. Best wishes!
    Apr 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. What is chemistry for nursing like?
    As a general rule, any course with a name like "XXX for nurses" is going to be easier than the standard course in the same subject. Don't know why so many schools think they need to dumb stuff down...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. leaving nursing to become a speech therapist
    I haven't known anyone who's done this, but I will say that all the SLPs I have known over the years seemed a lot happier being SLPs than most of the nurses I've known have been happy about being...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Online FNP in North Carolina
    This is true, and it's a general academic requirement within the state, nothing to do with nursing specifically and nothing the NC BON has anything to do with, or any control over.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  20. Need help with career choice: MSW/LCSW, MEd Special Ed, or ABSN/MSN/Psych NP
    Although I'm not a fan of them particularly, I do feel an obligation to at least point out that there are "direct entry" MSN programs for PMHNP, in which people who already have a BA/BS in something...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. ccne vs wasc accrediations
    There is a lot of confusion about accreditation in nursing programs. CCNE is national, nursing-specific accreditation. WASC is general academic accreditation of the entire school, not the nursing...
    Apr 14
    Forum: California Nursing
  22. Getting BSN in SD and becoming nurse in CA
    There is no US state that requires ACEN (or CCNE, the other national accrediting organization for nursing programs) accreditation to be eligible for licensure. If that has actually changed (and it...
    Apr 14
    Forum: California Nursing
  23. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    I apologize for complicating your life by being healthy, active, and planning to continue working as long as possible, instead of dying young.
    Apr 14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    Please show me some documentation of my naivete'. The entire reason the bill is a "mess," which I heartily agree it is, is because the Democrats in Congress designed it to include the GOP supposed...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    And how does referring to it as "Obamacare" communicate that? It was written and passed by the Congress, same as every other federal law. All Obama did was talk about wanting Congress to undertake...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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