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  1. They should be force to retire
    Given the large number of grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes in the original post -- I'm not so sure the OP is someone I would trust with much responsibility for other people's welfare. ...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  2. For-profit colleges' alumni often in debt and out of work
    If you haven't read post #5 in this thread by Elkpark, you should go back and read it. It's a great post. :yes:
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Bullying-Need Advice with First Hospital Job
    I agree with the previous post. This is not bullying -- just a case of an experienced nurse being "dumped on" with an orientee she doesn't want. She should have the ability to handle the situation...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Clinical background check...
    Also, understand that even if the school accepts you ... that is no guarantee that a particular clinical facility might not. Each clinical facility is entitled to make up their own minds whether or...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  5. You aren't imagining this . . . "RNs Are Delaying Retirement. . . "
    Maybe we old folks should start a movement claiming that "Nurses eat their old ..." ;)
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Should I quit nursing school because of my medical condition?
    I got custom made orthotics when I was in my early 30's. They worked beautifully if I wore them 100% of the time (even with my bedroom slippers). After they wore out (after about 3 years), I...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  7. Senior Clinical Ideas
    I really like the previous poster's suggestion -- scenarios with priorities to figure out, etc. You could also do "unfolding case studies" that would start with a situation description and then...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  8. Should I quit nursing school because of my medical condition?
    I would also recommend that you have serious talks with your doctor and with your PT. Find out how serious your condition is -- whether it will be a chronic problem for you regardless of what you do...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. Rant:How NOT to be a nurse
    I would have spoken to whoever was in charge -- especially about the call light.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. When I first got accepted into a local ADN program, I was excited... However
    You say "VCU," so I am assuming you live in the Richmond, Va area. Look around. There are lots of BSN programs in Virginia if you are able to relocate a short distance. ODU (in Norfolk) has a...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Nursing vs. Teaching
    Because you have romantic notions about being an "angel of mercy" and "saving the world" being noble. I'm not saying that there is no nobility in nursing, in providing care to the sick and injured,...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. too much sick leave?
    Always know your institution's policy about the use of sick time, vacation time, etc. At my hospital, we are required to request FMLA any time we with more than 3 days of work for the same...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. Danskos
    I have a similar problem with Danskos. While breaking a new pair in, I have gotten black and blue marks across the top of my foot. I haven't had that problem with every pair, just 2 pair -- and it...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    I am. Staff Development folks get very involved. It's a pain in the neck -- but something that needs to be done. It is the equivalent of "a good house-cleaning" in which we look into all the dark...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Which Master's Degree??
    I totally agree with Elkpark on this one and think that the wise move is to at least "get your feet wet" in nursing before you make an additional investment in your education. I agree for all the...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  16. So is ADN- RN really a waste of time?
    You need to research your local job market and see how that matches with your career interests. In my neck of the woods, new ADN grads are able to find employment -- but are limited in their...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Interview salary discussion, how much is over asking?
    If you are going to be doing the same job located in the same region, then I would expect a similar salary -- not much of a raise. However, the fact that the new job is in a bigger facility and be...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Management
  18. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    I am not a huge fan of TJC, but it is not as useless as many posters seem to think. Yes, we all know that hospitals "put on a show" for the TJC surveyors -- and that things go "back to normal" after...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nursing Publications & Subscriptions. Are they worth buying?
    I recommend subscribing the leading journal in your particular specialty. Maybe a second journal (e.g. the one from you country's leading nursing organization). But no need to spend a lot of money...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Dealing with well-meaning but stupid questions?
    My father was a physician, too. And I was the valedictorian of my high school class. I earned a prestigious scholorship at a fine university ... yada, yada, yada. I got that "why not be a doctor?"...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Magnet(TM) Certification- Cost-effective?
    I have mixed feelings about it all. The idea is a good one -- and nursing needs a mechanism to articulate, measure, and celebrate nursing excellence. That's what Magnet was originally all about. ...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What makes a great RN to BSN program?
    Taking a totally different track to this question ... I think it is very important to not only familiarize the students with information and give them a few intellecual skills ... but to also...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Who is more likely to get hired? (For recruiters and HR)
    Personally, I am curious as to what for-profit school the OP considers to be "fancy/ritzy." The for-profit educational institutions are generally looked down upon. I don't know any that are...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  24. When a supervisor forbids you
    I think you need to take the specifics of the situation under consideration. Is it a patent safety issue? (If yes, then definitely follow through with some higher authority.) Does it involve...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Management
  25. Is it realistic to go into nursing with the ultimate goal of specializing?
    There is nothing wrong with having a long term goal. In fact, it can help in that it can help you choose experiences that will help you achieve that goal. It's fine -- as long as you realize that...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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