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  1. When a Mom Miscarries
    And it is "merely" other people's opinion that it's not okay ...
    1:53 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. When a Mom Miscarries
    The word wasn't "charged" until the anti-choice community made it "charged." It used to be just another medical term (and still is, for a lot of us).
    1:51 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. When a Mom Miscarries
    So, should OB's offices have 30 separate cubicles instead of a waiting room, because someone, at some point, might be offended or hurt by having to sit in a room with (other) women who appear to be...
    1:06 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. PEDS CNS exam to be retired Dec 2015
    Sorry I wasn't clearer. I meant that the ANCC has made a decision to eliminate the psych CNS certification altogether, not that that is part of the LACE/consensus model. The merging of child psych...
    12:51 pm
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  5. Multi-state license
    If you know for sure you are going to return to CA, skip MD licensure entirely and apply for initial licensure in CA. You can physically sit the NCLEX in Maryland (you can take the exam at any...
    12:45 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. The flu vaccine & GBS
    But the problem is that the conspiracy theorists and paranoiacs don't care about the numbers and don't believe anything the CDC says. If one person ever got GBS after receiving a flu shot, that...
    9:51 am
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  7. PEDS CNS exam to be retired Dec 2015
    Because they are eliminating the psych CNS role altogether. They have consolidated the adult psych NP and "family" psych NP (which was child/adolescent psych NP) into just the "family" psych NP,...
    8:40 am
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  8. The Wicked Politics of Clinical Practicum in Nursing School
    Yeah, I used to have to explain this all the time to adolescents on psychiatric units when they were yelling at me about how THEY (their parents) PAY MY SALARY AND SO I HAVE TO DO WHAT THEY SAY. ...
    8:34 am
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. PEDS CNS exam to be retired Dec 2015
    This is not coming exclusively, unilaterally from the ANCC -- it's being driven by the LACE, "consensus" model for revamping advanced practice nursing. I think it's a bunch of crap, but nobody asked...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  10. Say no to artificial sweeteners
    My point in mentioning the documentary was not the many claims of health problems related to aspartame, but the highly irregular process by which it was given FDA approval (after initially being...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  11. Loan forgiveness programs for nurses
    Even if you want to teach nursing, you would need several years of solid clinical experience to be considered qualified/competitive for teaching/educator positions. Best wishes!
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    People always bring up this kind of issue in this kind of discussion. Yes, completing a BSN requires completing additional general ed/elective courses that are not directly related to nursing but...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Say no to artificial sweeteners
    There's a v. interesting documentary out there about the hx of aspartame and its journey to FDA approval. I forget the name, but it was something "cute" like "Sweet Misery" or something. Well worth...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  14. Has anyone work before as a healthcare management?
    A lot of schools have MSN programs with concentration in management/administration/leadership (different schools call them different titles), and there are two level of national certification in...
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Phone Consent
    I've never worked in home health, but, in ever other healthcare setting I've worked in over the years, two witnesses are required for telephone consents (the person making the call, and one...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. California Board of Nursing Accredited Schools in Illinois
    No US state "accredits" schools in other states. I suggest you check directly with the CA BRN about IL refresher programs you are considering.
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. If someone is caught plagiarizing, should they be failed on the spot or get a zero
    But that's the thing -- how often is plagiarism/cheating a "mistake" vs. an intentional act? Who doesn't know that it's not okay to cheat??
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    My nursing experience has just reinforced what I already thought.
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. If someone is caught plagiarizing, should they be failed on the spot or get a zero
    In my experience, the school has a policy and the instructors are all bound by the school's policy, regardless of their personal opinions on the matter.
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. If someone is caught plagiarizing, should they be failed on the spot or get a zero
    Also ... If people are willing to cheat and lie in order to get through nursing school, why wouldn't they be willing to cheat, cut corners, fudge the truth in clinical settings to get themselves out...
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Attachment issues
    I haven't ever worked in OB, but I would guess it's somewhat like child psych, which is my specialty, in that regard. Some people are able to learn to achieve a good balance of attachment and...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Are Nursing Programs harder to get into?
    There used to be less emphasis on GPA and more on "well-rounded" applicants who were considered likely to make good nurses. However, that's a subjective measure, and a lot of schools changed their...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    Just to be clear, I'm not saying that I think we "should" be kicking out people with decades of experience; but what you, I, or anyone else on this board thinks doesn't really matter. The bottom...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Looking to move/transfer license
    You can finish your program in your current location, and then apply for initial licensure in GA when you are done; you'll just have to inform your school that you want them to send all your...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  25. Malpractice Insurance
    I've always been curious; when you purchase coverage as a rider on your homeowner's insurance, does it cover all the same things that the standard nurse professional liability policies (from NSO or...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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