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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. How do you teach nursing theory?
    It sounds like you have/will have an interesting job with that multi-disciplinary clinical education. I hope you enjoy it. My "day job" is in Staff Development and I only teach theory part time...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  5. How do you teach nursing theory?
    I appreciate your perspective, Craig ... and ability to discuss these issues without turning the thread into a hateful diatribe against all nurse theorists and philosophers. (We have had a few...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  6. How do you teach nursing theory?
    1. I think there is some truth to the sociologist's comment about nurses needing validation. Nursing has been in a unique position ... considered as a "handmaiden" of the physician ... doing work...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  7. Specializing as a new grad
    My clinical background is that of a NICU nurse -- and that is where I started out as a new grad. I think your analysis is spot on target. While I loved being a NICU nurse, it can be limiting. ...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is anyone else bothered by this?  You should be
    My attitudes have changed over the years on this issue. I used to be against mandatory CE's and now I support them. While I agree with elkpark in that good nurses will continue to learn...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How specialty certification opens a ton of doors...
    Thank you for sharing your personal story. I am surprised that more nurses haven't figured this out yet. When the ads say that hospitals are looking for experienced nurses ... then it makes sense...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  10. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    I have always made a "semi-budget" based a principle that my father taught me -- "Pay yourself first." I take the amount that I make and estimate approximately how much I will need for the...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. CNL programs for current RN's
    Thanks, Commuter ... but I am looking at Clinical Nurse Leader programs, not Clinical Nurse Specialist programs. llg
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. more threads about school vs on the job.
    Actually, I was noticing earlier today that most of the recent threads have been started by students -- and a lot from prospective students. I was wondering why -- and thinking it might be due to...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Student Loans for ABSN? Need Advice!!
    Most experts recommend that your total amount of student loans should not be more than what you can reasonably expect to earn in your first year after graduation. Use that as a guide while you run...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Sigma Theta Tau
    Joining Sigma Theta Tau is not (or should not) be so much about "getting something concrete in exchange for your money" -- or "buying a service" ... as it is about: 1. The honor of being...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Too many options for Rn to BSN...
    I recommend looking closer to home -- preferably at schools where some of your colleagues have gone previously and/or your local employers will be familiar with them. They may be able to give you...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  16. DNP in administration?
    I think it is insanity to invest in a doctoral degree in something you no nothing about -- and don't have any ideas as to whether or not you would like it. Those DNP programs focusing on nursing...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  17. Thinking About Nursing: Advice Needed
    I just start at the home page and click on the button for "What's new" and browse -- much easier and quicker than trying to find threads on particular subjects. By skimming all the current threads...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. CNL programs for current RN's
    Thanks, Christine. Good luck with your studies. llg
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. CNL programs for current RN's
    I am looking to make a list of schools offering MSN's in the Clinical Nurse Leader) CNL role -- for people who are already nurses, not as entry-level degrees. I'm particularly interested in online...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How do you teach nursing theory?
    I teach theory in an RN-BSN program. I like to approach it with a "history of nursing thought" slant. I present the major theories in historical order ... including a discussion of the context in...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  21. Realistic career change?
    I am not familiar with the particular schools in your area. So, I won't comment on that aspect. However.... I am always concerned for people who view nursing as a career "escape from a job they...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  22. Bunion surgery
    I'm afraid talking to your doctor is the best you can do. I have had some friends who had bunion surgery and who were back to work in 2 weeks, walking very well with a boot. But I also have a good...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nursing vs. Teaching
    One thing about teacher salaries: Don't underestimate the long-term value of "benefits." People will often see that teacher paychecks are lower than nursing paychecks and assume that nurses make...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Could research publications make it difficult to find a job?
    I agree with most of what previous posters have said. Managers are not looking to hire the "most accomplished" applicant. They are looking for the applicant who will: 1. Have a passion for the...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Abuse at school
    I agree with the others. It's hard to comment without knowing any details. Personally, I think that there is some abuse at some schools. That is the case with any environment. You'll meet some "nice...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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