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  1. Shady Nursing School Abruptly Closes Its Doors
    While I was reading this thread a commercial for Globe Universities' medical assisting program came on the TV. The add featured a young African American woman who says she grew up in the South side...
    5:51 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Shady Nursing School Abruptly Closes Its Doors
    I agree. I don't think it matters for LVN programs. I became and LVN in California without even going to any nursing school (challenged the NCLEX based on army medic experience) and had no problem...
    5:47 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. I. Just. Can't....
    I used to work as an RN in New Zealand. They do it much differently there and I didn't see the kinds of things that we have been talking about in this discussion happening there. When I first...
    5:28 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. "Taking a verbal" = writing your own orders?!
    You call your doctors "Sir"????? Wow. In most ICUs RN can put in orders for things like labs and xrays. Where I work an RN can pretty much order anything if there is an indication for it....
    12:38 am
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    If they wern't sick people why would they be in a hospital?
    12:23 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I. Just. Can't....
    If I had my way anyone over a certain age, and anyone with certain diagnosis would automaticaly be DNR and they would have to opt in to be full code.
    12:19 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    Right. I understand. When I said $80K I mean the bare minimum I would accept to be a nurse. That would have to be a pretty cush job. I make about 1/3 more than that. I went looking for exactly...
    Sep 1
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  8. I. Just. Can't....
    I have refused to code people in the past. The first time I fully expected to lose my job but I just couldn't do it. However nobody ever said a thing about it to me. If I had a family who refused to...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    You did the right thing. Calling you in for OT then laying you off later so you don't OT is a diry underhanded trick. Like you once a hospital did that to me I was "never again". I wish all nurses...
    Sep 1
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  10. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    I doubt it. They haven't said so. They continue to stick to their two tiered licensure proposal. I can hardly imagine anything more likely to cause friction and fighting. Probably their intention all...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    Not to mention that a health assessment class isn't even part of many BSN programs. So you either have experienced nurses like you sitting through redundant information, or it's not even included in...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    I hear you. However I find even having to deal with the issue when I am relaxing and enjoying my family time can put me in a bad mood. I certainly can an do say no when I don't want OT. The Mr....
    Aug 31
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  13. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    I have zero sympathy for any nurse who finds it difficult to say no to OT when they really don't want it. If you didn't want OT why did you answer the phone? It's 2014! It's not like the old days...
    Aug 31
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  14. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    Well said! I am always shocked when these wage survays pop up on AN to find so many nurses working for $20 and hour or even LESS. I simply wouln't do nursing work for less than about $80K/year...
    Aug 31
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  15. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    In my opinion if everybody felt the way you did it would have been a done deal already. I think the single biggest obstructions to an all BSN nursing work force is (a) the insistance on a two tiered...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    I think you nailed it. Not long ago a superb young nurse I work with expressed it to me this way. Sitting around on a slow night shift the subject came up. She said that in high school she knew she...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    You say that yet you are never an advocate for furthering education, just the BSN degree.
    Aug 31
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Interested in flight nursing
    I am still casual with the transport service but my full time job is in hospital rapid response nurse. I no longer fly for two reasons. Forst after being on one helicopter that simply decided to...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  19. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    Aside from BLS and ACLS all the hospital computer based training I have ever experienced was useless drivel. Mostly it has nothing to do with practice and is just for the hospital to cover their butt...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Interested in flight nursing
    Sounds like a good plan. One thing that was a suprise to me when I went into transport nursing is that the pay is the same or lower than in hospital staff nursing. Doesn't seem right to me but that...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  21. Will joining the military help pay for nursing school?
    I know exactly the kind you are talking about. However to be fair all the services except the marines use money for college as a primary recruiting tool. At least the mariens are more honest...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Interested in flight nursing
    We have a large and active transport service in the health system I work for. 18+ ambulances, two helicopters, and one fixed wing. All are staffed with one RN and one medic who rotate through ground...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  23. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    Its worse than getting nothing. I am worse for doing it. Becuase of the time I spent in class and doing "work" I missed out on training that was actually valuable and may well have benifited my...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    I respectfully disagree. There is no need to re-invent the wheel here. If we decide that a bachelors degree should be required for entry to practice then we should simply grandfather in all the ADNs...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    It sounds to like you pretty much did. I explained that earning my BSN didn't change my practice because it was a rehash of previously learned material. Your responce was that I must be perfect. Your...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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