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  1. Getting Your Desired Position 101
    The job market for nurses is getting ridiculous. Personality tests, credit checks, wasn't getting through nursing school hard enough? Now they are going to check my Visa card use to see if I can...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  2. Are there any RNs with an actual job with a sealed record?
    You can work as an RN with a felony conviction. It depends on what you were convicted of. I know anything involving violence, and I believe narcotic sales and a few other things. You have to...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  3. Juvenile misdemeanor charge in Texas
    Usually juvenile records are sealed. I think I would check that before I brought up information that wasn't absolutely required
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  4. Typical Cost for RN-BSN programs?
    See if you can talk to someone in HR, or your DON and do it as a group. You can get significant discounts. We have one starting in Louisiana where I work and they knocked 2000 off to make it 6500. ...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Why such high new RN turnover?
    I am always thankful to my instructor from my first semester in nursing school. She was a Lt. Colonel in the reserves and had many years of civilian and military experience as a nurse. She would...
    Mar 14, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Should smokers be admitted into the nursing program?
    I am not a smoker. I tried it once when I was 11 and didn't like it. I never smoked again. It is legal to smoke, although banned in many places and the number of places is growing. It is a choice...
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Will doctors and nurses ever bury the hatchet?
    I have found a very big difference in nurse/doctor relationships depending on the unit you are working. ICU and ER, I had a close relationship with the doctors. Working the floors, CCU, and Psych...
    Oct 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. RN looking for info. on hyperbaric certification
    Like all fields of nursing, you don't have to be certified to do the job. You can get the job as a nurse in a hyperbaric unit without the certification. If you want to work hyperbarics, learn wound...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  9. Acceptance of online BSN (from ADN) degree by employers...
    Is there really that much difference between going to class online, being in the back of a classroom that has 200 students? The professor won't remember you either way. At least online you can get...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. So much negativity towards Associate Degree Nurses
    I have read these comments and heard these comments so many times. I find it humorous. I have an ADN. I woked for 10 years in a level 1 trauma center. I can tell you that if a person didn't tell you...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. 2005: The State of Nursing Salaries
    Union is not a dirty word. There is power in numbers. The hospitals are progressively being gobbled up by megacorporations under various shadow companies. Nurses do not charge for their services,...
    Oct 14, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. 2005: The State of Nursing Salaries
    Don't let the negativity get to you. Nursing is a great career. The options are virtually unlimited. The negative response to salary is based on comparitive information. The pay for starting...
    Oct 14, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Post Traumatic stress after Katrina
    Now, adding to the problem is the state is planning to close Charity and University Hospitals. We took care of the vast majority of the uninsured patients in the area. It is estimated that there are...
    Oct 13, '05
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  14. 2005: The State of Nursing Salaries
    Isn't a PA a bachelor's degree and a nurse practitioner a master's degree. Last time I heard, it takes longer to get a masters. I made no derogatory comment, just a statement of fact. Nurse...
    Oct 3, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. 2005: The State of Nursing Salaries
    Added note: I have another friend that worked with me as an X-ray tech. She just finished school and is now a radiology therapist. She got hired right out of school in Tampa at 28.50 an hour starting...
    Oct 1, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. 2005: The State of Nursing Salaries
    I have a good friend that graduated and is now a nurse practitioner. She is working but had a really hard tiime finding a job. PA's make more and go to school less. Go figure.
    Oct 1, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Post Traumatic stress after Katrina
    I appreciate it. I am one of the lucky ones, really.
    Sep 23, '05
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  18. Post Traumatic stress after Katrina
    I live in Metairie a suburb of New Orleans. I did not do activation team this year for the first time in 10 years and I actually felt very guilty when I saw my friends on TV. I felt like I had let...
    Sep 22, '05
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  19. does working in ER make you want motorcylehelmets mandatory
    I find the 70% thing to be cloudy. Check with ABATE. they track motorcycle injuries. If my son were riding a motorcycle, which I have been succussful so far in preventing, I would want him to wear...
    Jul 24, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. 2005: The State of Nursing Salaries
    don't let my response discourage you. i have had many jobs in my life. i have been an ironworker, commercial diver, sold rare coins. nothing i have done gave me any real satisfaction even though...
    Jul 22, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. 2005: The State of Nursing Salaries
    I read an article last year that stated the average gross salary nationwide for RNs was 45,000.00. The sad part was the same survey 10 years earlier had the same result. No real change in 10 years....
    Jul 21, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. does working in ER make you want motorcylehelmets mandatory
    I have been an ER nurse in a level 1 trauma center for 10 years. I keep track of motorcycle trauma because I have also been a motorcycle rider for 40 years. I have been in a couple accidents myself,...
    Jul 21, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. staffing problems
    The problem is nationwide. Nurses are unfortunately viewed as an expense since we do not charge for nursing care. It is part of the hospital bill. So we are in the same category as the maid when you...
    Oct 8, '04
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  24. Survey: Should nurses from other countries be recruited to aid in the nursing shortag
    "Hi-Iam from the south and a state and city on the east coast-last state on the tip of the US (you guess) -here in home health you would not be able to work unless you have technical command of...
    Aug 27, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Survey: Should nurses from other countries be recruited to aid in the nursing shortag
    There is only one way to change things. Nurses have to become organized. One nurse's opinion is just that, an opinion. Get 100,000 nurses together and you are a political force to be reckoned...
    Aug 24, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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