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  1. How common is it for employers to pay for BSN?
    I received tuition reimbursement when I was working on my BSN. The hospital did not care what you were working on, as long as it was in a field that would benefit them and you earned at least a 2.5...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. Does it matter what school you get your online RN-BSN from?
    The hospital from which I retired from would not accept any online BSNs for jobs that required a BSN.
    Dec 15
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  3. What school nurses REALLY do
    I'm a retired PICU nurse and on rough days, some of us ( me included) would joke that we needed a job as a school nurse. How little we knew about school nursing! In my retirement, I am working as a...
    Dec 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Pediatric LPNs
    My goodness. So many memories. What I liked about critical care nursing in general is that I knew I was doing something good with my life and helping people in their families in difficult times....
    Dec 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Pediatric LPNs
    Oh yes absolutely, I didn't want to imply that you can get sloppy. Always keep your support deep down and let gravity work with you. At the same time, have you seen the typical MICU patient? Many are...
    Dec 10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. LPN/LVN Certifications
    I think the only thing I would add to this list is NRP for LPNs who work in the NICU or special care nurseries.
    Dec 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Pediatric LPNs
    I'm a retired PICU LPN. I came to peds fairly late in my career after many years of adult ICU. Everything is based on weights in peds, that took some adjusting. Your norms are different of course,...
    Dec 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Union Intent on Improving the Lot of Nurses Nationwide
    It seems like this is a "divide and conquer"" attitude. Nurses vs teachers. The middle class at each other's throats with the 1% high fiving each other, having successful redirected the problem. ...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  9. Should I join a teachers's union?
    Our school RNs have their own bargaining unit in the teachers unions with their own district governor and faculty rep. I wouldn't ever work without a union or in a right to work for less state.
    Nov 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Phasing out Unit Clerks???
    Do nursing stuff in a "pinch?" The last time I checked, the "N" meant nurse. Even if they paid me LPN wage to do the clerks job, I wouldn't do it. I went to school to be a nurse. What an...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Adult ICU nurse transitioning to PICU
    I know you asked for RNs who made the transition, but I'm an LPN who made the transition late in my career from adult MICU to PICU and NICU. I hope that my contribution is welcome. Yes, kids...
    Oct 13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  12. Injured Nurse, Can I still teach?
    I am an old broken down retired critical care nurse who's knees no longer allow me to work in the ICU setting. I have been retired from critical care for 5 years now. I am still active in nursing as...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  13. Charge nurse taking patients in ICU
    I've been retired from critical care for over 5 years now, but I can't imagine having a Prisma patient paired with another one. I recently returned to the unit for a retirement tea for a friend and...
    Sep 27
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. nursing home vs hospital
    I've been retired from the hospital for five years now so I'm out of the loop. I can't imagine an LPN working as a CNA. An LPN trains for 1-2 years, passed the NCLEX and maintains her/his license....
    Sep 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Chicago Hospital Jobs? (LPN)
    Many times, LPNs who work in acute care in large cities have been there for sometime and they generally no longer hire LPNs. However, there are exceptions to the rule. If that LPN is working on...
    Sep 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. LPNs in Children's Hospitals?
    How it is in an insult to her education? I don't even know where to I won't.
    Sep 23
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. Looking to become LPN and specialize
    Get your BSN if this is possible as it will give you the most options. In my day, LPNs could work in many areas. These days the options are more limited and with the number of for profit nursing...
    Sep 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    At one time, elementary school teachers didn't have degrees. (My mother is a retired teacher...still very much alive at 102..still bosses me around). They trained at what was called a Normal School...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Lots of experience in critical care a must?
    IMHO, advanced practice nursing is for experiences nurses who have learned their craft from being a nurse in that area for years and years. I'm not sure why you would want to jump from floor nursing...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. Full Moon
    I was too busy howling at it.
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    Evangelicals of any path are annoying to me. Good, I'm happy your path works for you. I'm not so happy you feel the need to put others down who are on a different path than you are. I wouldn't try...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    I was raised Catholic and went to a Catholic nursing school run by nuns. Religion was part of our training back then. We prayed before class and clinical. We prayed with families and patients. When...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    That's what I did 25 years ago when I was told that I needed my RN or would be put out to pasture and have to leave the MICU where I had been working since the early 1960s. I ended up taking the slow...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    When one is close to retirement and has a lifetime of experience, a BSN will not make them a better nurse. I see you are very proud of "putting the time in" and everything else you say to earn...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. chamberlain university
    Chamberlin is a for profit school. This means that the school exists primarily to make money for its shareholders. I would definitely research your local community college which will be much more...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing

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