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  1. Curious to know why Jahi thread was closed?
    Ok,she is dead. I am speaking of some other pts of mine who would meet the UK criteria. Off topic i know. I wonder if the initial event had happened in NJ if we would have heard of her....
    Dec 15
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Curious to know why Jahi thread was closed?
    I believe the only reason this case is so popular is because of Obamacare. Many people were using this case as an example of a death panel,esp the anchors at Fox News.
    Dec 15
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. How common is it for employers to pay for BSN?
    My employer does not offer anything,no 401k,no tuition reimbursement,nothing. I work for a homecare agency though. It seems if you want your employer to pay for extra education,your BEST bet is...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. Pay rate for central lines
    Actually,you do get paid more for more complex patients in the hospital. It is the reason ICU starts at $34/hr vs 30/hr in med-surg. That may be this area though.
    Dec 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. Pay rate for central lines
    I do not get paid extra for taking care of pts with higher acuity with 1 agency. So a nurse working with vent,trach, gtube, and pt with a central line does not get paid more than a nurse working...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. Curious to know why Jahi thread was closed?
    [QUOTE=Horseshoe;8249915]No, it is absolutely NOT a gray area. There are absolute, non-negotiable standards for determining brain death.Qoute Explain to me why the UK has different criteria...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. How important is regional accreditation?
    Paying $250/month is cheaper for me now than paying $3,000+ up front. I also need to go slower than the average person due to my working hours....i work 80+ hours a week,mostly nights. WGU's...
    Dec 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. How important is regional accreditation?
    The school is Aspen University. The tuition is $250/month, more affordable than even WGU. I have read all the threads about both. Transcripts are being evaluated by WGU One thing that is...
    Dec 6
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Curious to know why Jahi thread was closed?
    Jahi is receiving home care with Pdn. I do not know where the racism remarks come from,but i do see boatloads of anti-religion folks clowning Jahi's family. Oddly enough,i blame Fox news for...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Curious to know why Jahi thread was closed?
    I will not lie,it all confuses me. People say that her heart could keep pumping because she is on a vent,but i wonder do some realize that the heart could stop despite artificial ventilation? ...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Curious to know why Jahi thread was closed?
    Be careful what you say...i thought the EXACT same thing and i got racked over by ALLnurses. I want to say it is a gray area. If i lived in the UK i do know half of my pts would be declared...
    Dec 2
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Other than BSN
    Seems like the Rn-Bsn programs are getting cheaper,more numerous, and shorter in length in my opinion.
    Dec 1
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Other than BSN
    I do not have $$$ like that,so i cannot just make a leap. I am ineligible for financial aid. Look at all the Bsn college grads who made a leap into degrees costing $40,000,or the ones who did not...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Other than BSN
    Except.....that was not EVEN a year ago when i asked that question. I just heard of WGU not that long ago to be honest. I do not stay on Allnurses like that,and even then its the PDN forum. ...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. Other than BSN
    Which school is that? thanks in advance!
    Nov 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. Why Wages Are Stagnant
    I wish my pay was stagnant at this point! It has actually decreased! It was not like we ever got a raise to begin with. Whoa hoo! Ffffffun times ahead in PDN!
    Nov 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Home care agency concerns
    I just tell the Doctor's office to fax orders over to the agency and i will usually give them the agency's fax number. I also write an order for it on the Physicians order form as an FYI to the...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    That is only partially true. They paid into the system,but i am 100% sure the $$$ they paid into the system has long dried up. The working people who work now are paying for their healthcare...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Trying not to step on toes
    Calling the Dr on my own without telling the parents seems to be a gray area. I usually tell Mom to cal the Dr,but then again i am on nightshifts. I do not get paid to work while not working.
    Nov 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    I get a pay cut yay! The agency is blaming the insurance companies for decreasing reimbursement. Not sure i believe that one. I think it is an excuse,and they probably wanted to give us a pay...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Rn trying reactivate Lpn license
    Do you know if an Rn can work for Lpn pay in Nj?
    Nov 13
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  22. Rn trying reactivate Lpn license
    I am trying to reactivate an Lpn license from 8 years ago. i live in NJ. It expired after i got the Rn license. It actually reads "terminated" under my name I suspect that my agency might try...
    Nov 12
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  23. Ways to chart about mucus?
    DO not forget to describe odor. I also like to chart what i suctioned with and how deep. I also add that i suctioned with a 8 fr suction catheter to a depth of 7 cm
    Nov 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    In SC and many other states,if you do not work over 40 hours in a week(or 80 hours in 2 weeks) you are not entitled to overtime. However,i know in some states its anything over 8 hours a day. I...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    How is it possible that the OP is able to contact Medicaid in the first place then? I never had access to any information about payment ever,unless the parents have told me. I only submit my...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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