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  1. State NA memberships - where you live? Or where you work?
    Membership in your State Nurses Association, includes membership in to ANA. Unless, you live in California. where, about 10 years ago, the California Nurses Association withdrew from the ANA. ...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Article: Paramedics equal to RNs
    I am sorry that you need to validate your self worth and self importance, by denigrating BSN programs. As others have pointed out, a Paramedic program now way compares to a BSN program, any where...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. Article: Paramedics equal to RNs
    I have no idea what BSN programs you have experienced, but the one that I went to, required us to take Pathophysiology, Pathobiology, inorganic and Organic Chemistry, four semesters of Advanced...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Article: Paramedics equal to RNs
    I have absolutely NO idea, why an RN program would not include a class in Pharmacology. I attended an RN Diploma program in the last ice age, and we had Pharmacology in out first semester. I...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. New Business for RN
    You will still need a business license from the city/county, where you live and/or, will conduct you business. Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN (ret) Somewhere in the PACNW
    Jul 22
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  6. Overheard at the coffee shop
    Clearly, some of us, including you, are ethical, and some of us are not, as demonstrated by the individual in the above scenario. And, no, I will NOT try to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge! ...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Teamwork...Why do we do this to ourselves?
    And that, I might add, is done on purpose, so patients think that they are being cared for by licensed, educated, professional staff, when in reality, they are being cared for by HS dropouts. JMHO...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Air Force Reserve Flight Nurse Process Questions
    I have no idea what,"MEPS", is, but I remember when I wanted to join the AF Reserves as a Flight Nurse, it did take about 8 months to actually get my oath in the mail, so I could take it to a...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Fired for Pyxis discrepancy
    Isn't there a paper receipt that prints up, when the Pyxis is accessed? I seem to remember a paper receipt that would print up, and if I had wasted a narc, I would ALWAYS KEEP THE RECEIPT FOR FUTURE...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Staffing
    Administrators understand full well. That, though is not the issue. The issue is, "CONTROL". if hospitals let nurses control their staffing, where will it end? They will lose control over their...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Driving from Chicago to Seattle
    There are gas stations in Ritzville,(60 miles from Spokane), Moses Lake, (100 miles past Spokane), Ellensburg, 200 miles from Spokane. There are also convenience stores there, fast food restaurants,...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Air Force Nurse/Age/Demand
    i have taken the liberty to look up the law that governs reservists.Here it is: Pay attention to number 7, which addresses that an employer CANNOT MAKE A RESERVIST USE THEIR EARNED VACATION TIME TO...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. NYSNA Union
    Why would you not want to join and support an organization that has accomplished so much for the nursing staff at the hospital? I firmly believe, that if one does not want to support the union...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  14. Nursing Organizations?
    How exactly, did you come to that conclusion? California Nurse Association, achieved staffing ratios, for bedside nurse, advocacy for the bedside nurse, they provide continuing education for nurses,...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Outrage at low pay in FL
    People flock to New Jersey, as the next logical place to escape the crime, social problems, of NYC. First it was Nassau County, then it was Suffolk County, some went upstate, now it is New Jersey....
    Jul 19
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  16. Army Captain promotion rates
    I retired in 2013 from the AF Reserves, and I ran into some individuals from my squadron in the BX recently. They all said, that I retired at the perfect time. The shuttle from McChord to Hill AFB,...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Nursing: Then and Now
    They look like the, "CONEHEADS", from Saturday Night Live". Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN, (ret) Somewhere in the PACNW
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nursing: Then and Now
    Who remembers, polishing their Clinic Nursing shoes before Clinical, and because the white shoelaces would also get grubby, dipping the shoelaces in Clorox, as well, to get them white! Lindarn,...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Outrage at low pay in FL
    We have no state income tax in Washington State, and we have no toll roads or toll bridge. We have decent salaries here, and we have unions. What else can I say? I have NO idea why people in...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  20. What Nurses Really Want
    Why exactly do nurses get their knickers in a wad, over having to,"prove", that staffing ratios work to improve patient outcomes, in order to ask for patient ratios? It should be a no-brainer that if...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. What Nurses Really Want
    I am really happy for you, that your work in a state, that treats nurses well. Unfortunately, too many nurse work in states where they are NOT treated well. Their ONLY recourse, is to...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Air Force Nurse/Age/Demand
    Flight Nursing sound cool, but when you are a reserve flight nurse, are working full time as a civilian nurse, have a family, husband (wife), children, and have to maintain currency a Flight Nurse,...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. LNC at Duke
    Why don't you take the online program, from the AALNC? The only official program for LNCs. It is online, very reasonably priced, you can take it in modules at your own pace. Sounds like a great...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  24. Article: Paramedics equal to RNs
    Does anyone remember, just a few short years ago, when hospitals had RTs, on PICC Teams, placing PICC Lines? RT jumped at the chance to place PICC lines. And they were also doing sterile dressing...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Lost my NP job Friday
    Amen! I have believed for years, that nurses need to work as Independent Practitioners, and be able to call the shots. YOU have a lawyer write a contract that specifies, hours, benefits, working...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing


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