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  1. How Can Hospitals Afford Not To Hire?
    Something that hasn't been mentioned but has been going on for more then a few years is the transferring of traditional Nursing duties to much lower paid ancillary staff. I've noticed a trend in...
    Dec 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Going to Nursing School at an Older Age
    I heard the same thing (from my own father believe it or not) when I started Nursing school when I was 44 and it didn't deter me one iota. He said "You'll be the oldest person in your class" . Well...
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Largest Nurses Strike in US History - Replacement Nurses Arrive - Your opinion
    You may want to read the Info in the below link. The Nurses Union(seiu) at Jackson Memorial Hosp(largest public hospital in Miami, fl.) has not been there that long but has come a long way in a short...
    Jun 20, '10
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  4. CNA shoes - what kind to get?
    CTaylor--An interesting fact about SAS Brand is that they are handmade in America in San Antonio Texas(aptly named after the city) I often wondered what SAS was an acronym for, if anything so I...
    Jun 17, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Nursing Unions-what is the good,bad, ugly?
    Steelydanfan---Truer words were never spoken!:D
    Jun 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Lost job over HIPAA violation, what is employment potential?
    Roser13--I feel your frustration as well. That is why in my post a few posts back I wrote anyone finding themselves in a life changing situation as the OP's relative, seek Legal Advice before making...
    Jun 16, '10
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  7. CNA shoes - what kind to get?
    After 8-12 hours on a hard floor, you'll swear they were the best investment you ever made. A lot of waitresses in our area wear the SAS brand as well and nothing else.
    Jun 16, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Move Over, Norma Rae
    Go and have a consult in privacy with a Labor law Attorney. Period
    Jun 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. CNA shoes - what kind to get?
    For over 20 years, I use nothing but SAS brand shoes. Not the cheapest(approx $70) but the Gold Standard of Nursing footwear in my area. I have yet to find anything as comfortable over all the years.
    Jun 16, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Lost job over HIPAA violation, what is employment potential?
    First off and if your RN Relative has not already done so, she needs to consult with a Competent Labor Law Issue/Rights Attorney. That should have been done from Day One before she resigned.There...
    Jun 16, '10
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  11. So, what happened to all the nursing jobs?
    hpcat--Right you are! I came into Nursing from Heavy Industry and the Construction fields both of which were unionized so I had years of actual work experience and the benefits of working with Union...
    Jun 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nursing Unions-what is the good,bad, ugly?
    Union dues vary but on average, figure around $1.00 + change per day. $30-$40 monthly
    Jun 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. So, what happened to all the nursing jobs?
    The Big Corporations are NOT going to resolve the Problems of Today's Nurses unless they are pushed to do so. That is a Fact. Nurses must organize and recitfy their problems in a large national...
    Jun 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Largest Nurses Strike in US History - Replacement Nurses Arrive - Your opinion
    Pageant--Historically this Apathy has been a Big Problem in the Nursing Profession. Nurses over the past have refused to speak up in a collective voice for the most part. They complain amongst...
    Jun 15, '10
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. Nursing Unions-what is the good,bad, ugly?
    Hey BamaBound and for other unhappy nurses as well who dislike unions--if you aren't happy with the hard earned Benefits Union Nurses enjoy why not simply refuse the benefits(higher salaries,...
    Jun 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Do you think the job market for nurses will improve by the time you graduate?
    Joies1--Just to hijack the thread for a second for clarification on your statement "healthcare becomes more 'socialized' (yea! because I feel very much as someone noted above that greedy corporations...
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Do you think the job market for nurses will improve by the time you graduate?
    For starters, there NEVER was a Nursing shortage. That was the Kool Aid some wanted prospective nurses(students) to believe. College admission recruiters, Major News Media Outlets, nurses in current...
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. The Problem with Nursing
    Sarjsay: Great Summation of many the problems in nursing. Like you, I came to Nursing after working for deacdes in two other professions after I was 40 yrs old . I will also add one you missed and...
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I fainted today in the ICU!
    First, Glad you are OK. As far as those Floor Nurses saying "Its a common thing" I vigorously disagree. In all my School clinicals and 20+ years as Nurse, I never saw a fellow Nurse pass out at the...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. So, what happened to all the nursing jobs?
    Momology--Not exactly true. Many retired Boomer Friends my age retired from Ford, GM and GE and from my old home town, an old Northern industrial city , do in fact have a Pension, SS and some even...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. So, what happened to all the nursing jobs?
    Many Good Points Made On the Shortage, contrived or real, already on this Thread. Here are a few additional thoughts to ponder that haven't been discussed concerning the Shortage: 1) I keep...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Fired nurses protest at Mesquite hospital-ICU ratio debated
    ======================================================== What you just wrote(what you and the staff did) is the Root cause of the Problem. The Shift you described was a disaster in the wings...
    Jun 23, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Fired nurses protest at Mesquite hospital-ICU ratio debated
    =========================================================== Thats been my experience also working at Union and Nonunion facilities, in Nursing and in other industries as well for the last 40...
    Jun 23, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Are nurses in other nations bilingual?  Should US be?
    I notice this type of Animosity here in the Miami Area when you go to some (not all) Cuban's Home as a Visiting Nurse. I am Bilingual in Eng/Span so its not a Problem(langauge barrier). I end getting...
    May 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. NACE New Grad Salary Poll Shows 2007 Starting Nursing Salaries Down
    Along with Agricultural and Political Science Grads. Unbelievable in this day and age with the so called Nursing shortage(or is it really?) that Salaries are down for new Nursing grads over last...
    May 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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