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  1. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    True Story - Christmas 2007 Patient in IMCU: "I am getting out of this ******* place. You people are all idiots. Like you know what the **** is going on." Me: "Sir, it is quite clear by your...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. The Influence of the Influenza Vaccine:
    About 10 years ago, I had 3 flu shots in 3 years and every time I had very bad reactions, last one requiring hospitalization. I am glad that my hospitals do not require shots for those who cannot...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    As someone who has years of experience in training preceptors and a significant knowledge of how preceptees learn, I will respectfully and completely disagree with the OP. He or she has obviously...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. DNP seems like a waste...
    Legally, only a one year internship is required before an MD can "hang a shingle" and practice, but I have never heard of an MD practicing without a residency. No one, but no one would hire them even...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  5. DNP seems like a waste...
    This was only true of her in the beginning, and remember, she is the one individual who turned nursing into a profession. When she started, nursing was nothing more than a job for recovering...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  6. Bad Parents
    Wow, I am so sorry for your patient. That must be horrible for you to witness. I started out in nursing absolutely sure that I wanted to be a NICU nurse or even peds, but honestly, I don't have what...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. Hope for all the people trying to get into anesthesia
    That is only for medical direction, you can still medically supervise which is based on 3 units, plus an additional unit if the MD participates in the induction and the CRNA still gets 50%. But of...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  8. Hope for all the people trying to get into anesthesia
    Yes, I know the model, but I don't think that is a consideration. I am sure that will change with a strong lobbyist or two. That is what they said about virtual ICU's as well. "Couldn't be...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  9. PhD in Nursing Programs
    Did you find a program that you like yet? Do you have a specific area you would like to focus on for the PhD? I am currently working with a PhD student who is in the military through UVA, but one of...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  10. Hope for all the people trying to get into anesthesia
    [QUOTE]There is no research that would suggest this helps patient outcomes or does anything but increase overall costs.[/QUOTE Actually the virtual anesthesia team (comprised of RN's for sedation,...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  11. Is there really no way to refuse a mandatory flu shot?
    I do not like wearing the mask and gloves either, until recently that is. I can't get the flu shot so I always wear masks and gloves as well. Recently in one of my hospitals, there was an outbreak of...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. how to get a job as flight nurse
    A zillion years ago, when I was applying for flight nursing jobs (ok, maybe 17 years ago) I called the flight nurse supervisors directly and asked them what they were looking for. They tend to be...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  13. Expanding the Scope of APRN's Does Not Endanger Patients
    First, I thought you were talking about Family practitioners. Your MD's vs. NP argument is way too broad. However, the NP does not have a surgical equivalent, at least not that I am aware of in the 6...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Expanding the Scope of APRN's Does Not Endanger Patients
    [QUOTE] Not to be ticky-tacky PP, but a family practice doc does 4 years undergrad, 4 years med school, and 3 years residency. They only do a 'fellowship' (which would actually be a different...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. i'll probably get flamed to the moon and back for this but..
    That is plenty good for us and congratulations on your accomplishment. We are not talking about driven men and women like you, we are talking about the ones who are in school and are happy with the...
    Jan 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. ARNP program with low undergrad gpa but high ASN GPA?
    'll try to get straight to the point. I want to be an acute care adult NP in the hospital setting preferably Cardiac or Neuro. Was there any reason that your GPA was so low? All NP programs that I...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Do you have to do bedside nursing
    No you do not need bedside nursing experience, however, many school nursing jobs require a BSN for entry. You will have to do a little more digging for these types of positions, but I see new grads...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. i'll probably get flamed to the moon and back for this but..
    Interesting comment. I think a big problem right now with too many students (Not all) in any program in school is the lack of student accountability. I am amazed at the number of students who want to...
    Jan 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is there really no way to refuse a mandatory flu shot?
    That is a really interesting dilemma. Even if someone medically cannot take the shot? One of our doctors had Guillian Barre syndrome and so he does not get the flu shot for obvious reasons, but he is...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  20. MSN vs Masters in Health Informatics
    I don't know anything about a degree in informatics, but God bless you for your love of helping other nurses on computers!!!! Not an easy thing to do sometimes.
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  21. Hard and Soft Skills
    That is too bad, but that is the biggest problem I hear "My manager doesn't deal with the issues" or "My manager says one thing to my face and does another." It all starts with management, they...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. Hard and Soft Skills
    Having "soft skills" does not mean you smile while someone is kicking you. It really is the concept of kind but assertive communication. Not to be confused with assertive and certainly not passive or...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. i'll probably get flamed to the moon and back for this but..
    At first it almost changed my view of her, but now I really just see it as reflection of the times. Remember, Florence was the person responsible for making nursing a profession, where for the first...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Expanding the Scope of APRN's Does Not Endanger Patients
    I did't say this was a new idea. My post said more of these and many of the articles are in nursing journals. Although JAMA and other have done some it would be nice if more editorials were also done...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. i'll probably get flamed to the moon and back for this but..
    She actually felt that way. Florence was lucky enough to be educated by a tutor right along her male cousins which actually gave her a significant advantage, but she was also a genius. She invented...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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