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  1. Illegal immigrant nurses can now be licensed in California
    This bill is frightening. They already allow illegals in CA to obtain driver licenses. Good luck getting any money from them if they cause a motor vehicle accident, though. Chances are they are...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. How far do you drive to work?
    30 minutes.
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Calling yourself an RN
    I can't help but agree. It is so stupid. Why pretend to be a nurse when you're a housekeeper?! What is the end goal?! It's so pointless...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    We had a trans patient on our unit once who was anatomically male but identified as female. One of our clinical techs handed the patient a urinal when they said they wanted to go to the bathroom and...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Can we just agree, being honest is not akin to being "rude"?
    Gey Cox.
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Dreadlocks
    Ewww.. don't you have to have pretty dirty hair in order to dreadlock it? I'm pretty sure that dreads are held together by grease, oil, and grime. Correct me if I'm wrong..!
    Mar 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. patient abandonment
    Definitely not abandonment. You had to leave for medical reasons and urgently. It was incumbent on the facility to provide coverage for you. Most states have laws protecting you from this crappola.
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you clean bedpans or throw them out?
    Do you actually rinse out plastic bedpans? I will always empty and rinse out bedpans that contain straight urine, but if somebody has a BM in a bedpan, I often don't empty it at all. I just throw...
    Jan 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Can you ask what sort of reference your current boss will give you?
    Thanks for the replies.
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Why do managers ask you to contact them with questions after interviews?
    Hi all, I am an RN in the one of the ICUs within my hospital. Two weeks ago I interviewed for an internal position in another unit that I am interested in. The interview seemed to go well, I...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  11. Can you ask what sort of reference your current boss will give you?
    I want to transfer internally from one ICU to another ICU within my hospital. I have transferred before from the floors to the ICU, and the new manager always asks the current manager about your...
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. "For Profit" vs. "Non Profit" employers?
    After working for years in non profit facilities and witnessing highly greedy deals and practices, I almost WANT to go to a for profit facility. At least the objective there is a lot more...
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. MICU vs SICU
    Medical ICU is by far the better learning experience. Its the most "generalist" ICU.
    Nov 8, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    A golden quotation. Thank you. If it's not okay to treat a patient a certain way, there's no reason to treat a nurse or coworker that way either. If you wouldn't behave that way toward a total...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    Nah, it really doesn't have to be like this. We're not in the military. It's interesting that apologists for eating the young are compelled to make these same threads over and over and over again. ...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. 21 Things you never mention at a hospital job interview
    OP is good; I've run into an interview where I was told I didn't have the right experience before -- right there, at the beginning of the interview. Even though my resume clearly spelled out how...
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Doctors Without Borders Physician Tests Possitive for Ebola In New York City
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  18. Ebola: Why Respiratory Protection MUST Be Worn
    I don't plan on working with ebola patients anyway. I'm not risking my health.
    Oct 18, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  19. Western Governors RN-to-BSN: My First Six Month Term (Almost)
    This thread reads like an infomercial. Did the OP receive compensation for this piece?
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  20. "Two-yearitis"
    Never heard of them; don't really care. My nursing theory places competency at 6 months to 1 year. Nice 30 year old source from australia, by the way.
    Oct 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. "Two-yearitis"
    A nurse is "just starting to become competent" after two years? Nah. They aren't experts, but they are competent. By two years, for the vast, vast, VAST majority, competency has already been...
    Oct 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    Do you even know what a teaching facility means? A "teaching hospital" only refers to the teaching of medical students. It has nothing to do with the teaching of nursing. I work in a large...
    Oct 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    Exactly this. Telling the student to close the curtain "come in or step out" is rude as hell, and the insertion of a feeding tube not urgent enough to warrant being so short. Like I said before, is...
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    Disagree all you like; it isn't your job to teach students. I'm going to assume you are a bedside staff nurse. Reread your employer's job description for your position, and if you please, can you...
    Sep 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    Got a little possession complex there, don't you? You don't own patients, and you can be overruled by any number of other personnel who have jobs to perform on "your" patients -- such as physicians,...
    Sep 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance