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  1. Should I do transition to practice in Psych??
    If it is your passion, though, from what I've read, psychaitric advanced practice nurses are in demand, and paid well.
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Wage Deflation In Nursing
    As long as people's ideas of nursing reflects the reality of 2000, egged on by nursing school marketing, people will line up for their ADNs and BSNs. I'm surprised at how little research people do...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Miami Dade College (MDC) Fall 2012 Full-time/Part-time Nursing program
    Good choice. Hopefully the stethoscope I chose will work out, but if not, I'll do what you did.
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  4. My acceptance letter..
    Congratulations, jasilady. You made it on on your own hard work and brains. I wish you great success.
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Wage Deflation In Nursing
    ahh, but that's not outsourcing, like customer support line jobs. that's in-sourcing, which they didn't tell up about. :p they lay off 25 people virtually all at once, followed by hiring 25...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Drug Shortages
    The amount of money pharmaceutical companies pay out in lawsuits pales in comparison to their marketing budgets, which easily exceed their R&D budgets. And don't conflate lawsuits by the public with...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. HIPPA is a joke.
    When you use a lot of expensive medical services, chances are that you're not going to be able to hide the fact from your boss. In a small company, one employee with cancer or other expensive illness...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. ADN's being pushed out
    In a local magnet hospital, ADN RNs are being "encouraged" (i.e., effectively forced) to get their BSN. I had a classmate from that hospital in my microbiology lab, and she hadn't taken a college...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Wage Deflation In Nursing
    They told us that nursing jobs could not be outsourced, and that nothing could stand in the way of the steady increase in those jobs, and that for reasons of limited faculty availability and the...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Miami Dade College (MDC) Fall 2012 Full-time/Part-time Nursing program
    You can get the same stethoscope cheaper on-line, including the cost of shipping (and normally, no sales tax). I got and ADC Adscope 601 with interchangeable parts for quite a bit less than the...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  11. Feeling overwhelmed with gratitude
    Congratulations, LCinT. There are indeed a lot of good people, or a lot of good things done by people.
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Drug Shortages
    Propofol — there was a circus of recalls within the past few years for contamination with minute stainless steel particles, exotoxic bacteria, hepatitis C. Instead of making single-use vials, Teva...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Positive Thinking Is Useless By Itself
    So that's why people in comas get no service. The new age law of attraction thing is about having the right energy and that sort of thing, rather than petitioning the gods for favors. As far as...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Positive Thinking Is Useless By Itself
    Thoughts are made of gravitons, so they attract one another. They form great thought clouds. I think I saw it on Futurama. Remember the giant flying brains?
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. What are some tips for Microbiology?
    it's generally a prerequisite, and you will get a lot more out of the class if you take it first. my microbiology professor happened to be a chemistry freak, which for me was pretty cool. i did a...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Miami Dade College (MDC) Fall 2012 Full-time/Part-time Nursing program
    On this this MDC Web page it says that A&P 1&2 + labs have to be "Completed within 10 years of program entry date," but some courses (like microbiology) that should be there are missing, so the...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  17. No Nursing Shortage At The Present Time
    I have a big issue with schools lying about how easy it is to get a job in the "rapidly expanding field of nursing," even in areas where it's very difficult for a new grad to find employment. It's...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Miami Dade College (MDC) Fall 2012 Full-time/Part-time Nursing program
    I got the lab coat. It seems to fit OK. I wish I'd had it for chemistry and microbiology labs rather than the rip-prone disposable lab "coats" I used. I'm waiting for the bookstore to get scrub...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  19. Drug Shortages
    It has nothing to do with companies not marketing drugs in which there is little profit? Why would a drug company bother when it can put its funds into marketing a little purple pill that does...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Drug Shortages
    Most of the money pharmaceutical companies (certainly the large ones) take in goes to marketing. Their saturation advertising on cable channels, so that people are encouraged to wheedle prescription...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Positive Thinking Is Useless By Itself
    The Power of Negative Thinking, New York Times, 4 August 2012 "Oliver Burkeman is the author of the forthcoming book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking."
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Adjunct Faculty  a.k.a. 'Academic Sharecroppers'
    The Ph.D. Now Comes With Food Stamps, The Chroincle of Higher Education, 6 May 2012 A few years ago an adjunct English instructor wrote a great essay on how hard it is to survive financially on...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  23. TEAS V Science Section
    On my test there was a lot on meiosis. I'm glad I reviewed mitosis and meiosis before the test. There were no geology questions on my test, but they were mentioned either in the text of the ATI...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  24. Miami Dade College (MDC) Fall 2012 Full-time/Part-time Nursing program
    It's the chair of the generic programs (full- and part-time); her office is on Medical campus. You'll have to figure out who that is yourself. I'm not sure that the school requires it, but I...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  25. HIPPA is a joke.
    Oops, I meant as an adjective. Editing time has passed, so unless an admin fixes it, it will stand. "American" is a adjective. "America" is a noun. You wouldn't say "America congressman" because...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges


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