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  1. Employees that smoke
    No, it takes much more than just being "boring" for threads to get deleted; just look around the site. Tons of boring threads, and tons of pointless, inane, redundant questions. Yours will probably...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. New Hire question about pay
    Everywhere I've worked that did 12s, three 12s was considered a "full-time" position, for benefits purposes, etc., but you still got paid for 36 hours, and overtime was based on the actual number of...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  3. Are there too many RN's in OKC?
    Be cautious about all those news and opinion pieces that carry on about how statistics indicate the US will need X,000,000 more RNs by the year 20XX. It won't really matter how many nurses will be...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  4. You aren't imagining this . . . "RNs Are Delaying Retirement. . . "
    Also, 65 was originally chosen as the "magic number" for SS benefits to start because that was the average life expectancy at that time. The original idea was to ensure that the limited number of...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Are there too many RN's in OKC?
    Simple -- the hospitals/employers are choosing to keep staffing low, because it saves them money. It's not a question of how many RNs are needed to meet the public's needs for healthcare; it's a...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  6. Is there a best practice for educating pro vaccination?
    Feel free to read all the legitimate articles, by real scientists, in legitimate scientific journals, that Mr. Miller lists as references at the end of his opinion piece. Google is our friend as...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Spread too thin: what would you have done?
    I would have given up the externship; or I would have, at least, spoken to my supervisor(s) at the preceptorship, explained the situation, and asked their opinions about the best option. I'm sorry...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. discriminated
    Since you're not getting the kind of responses here that you were hoping for, maybe you should go back to asking the "many other Professionals" your questions -- esp. if you've decided against going...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Throughout recorded history, there have been communicable diseases with high mortality rates for which there was no known cure, and physicians and nurses have cared for the victims without making a...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Patient shoots Case Worker + Doctor who pulls out own weapon, prevents masacre
    Yes, and it's right there in the language of the amendment: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state ..." Which well-regulated militias do you and the other...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Patient shoots Case Worker + Doctor who pulls out own weapon, prevents masacre
    In every urban hospital I've ever worked for (typically 2nd shift), hospital security were happy to escort staff to their cars at night, and actively encouraged staff to request escorts when they...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Is there a best practice for educating pro vaccination?
    If we're not allowed to point out the problems with the website, are we allowed to point out that the author of the article is a well-known quack? Mr. Miller has a BA in psychology (nothing more in...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. The Irony of Nursing
    I agree with you; there are places like that out there. The best thing you can do, once you recognize that's what you're dealing with, is "vote with your feet" and get out of there. If places like...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Patient shoots Case Worker + Doctor who pulls out own weapon, prevents masacre
    If I recall correctly, the person who shot Rep. Gabby Giffords (among others) was also taken down and disarmed by unarmed persons. It does happen.
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. discriminated
    I guarantee you plenty of people have been offended, they are just too polite to tell you.
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Mentally ill
    "Do you feel as though that all mental ill patients should have a guardian?" Tell that to all the licensed, practicing nurses here with psychiatric diagnoses ... :D
    Jul 30
    Forum: Patient Education
  17. Employees that smoke
    If smokers object to the policy, they are free to work for other employers that don't (yet) have a similar policy. However, the trend is clearly in that direction.
    Jul 30
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. They should be force to retire
    Any licensed individual who is making "BIG" mistakes should be investigated for capacity to practice safely, regardless of the individual's age. This is not necessarily an age-related issue. ...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  19. Women and control with a male nurse
    Why on earth not? Harrassment is harrassment, regardless of anyone's gender.
    Jul 30
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  20. serious bad karma, and yet...
    If your contract specifically says that either party can choose to terminate the relationship at any time, that's a different situation. Best wishes for your job-hunting --
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Name tags with pins
    There are also "multipupose" badge holders (on lanyards or with clips to attach to clothing) that are clear plastic pockets for ID cards but also have multiple holes to allow "pin" badges to be...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. redirecting to old threads
    A lot of new members/posters ask questions that do not have details specific to their situation; they ask questions that have been discussed many times on this thread. Maybe some people find it...
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Bullying-Need Advice with First Hospital Job
    You're a former, presumably experienced, LPN, you've been licensed for six months, and you're in your second RN position. Sure, your preceptor could be more "warm and fuzzy," but how much...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. For-profit colleges' alumni often in debt and out of work
    I certainly see and agree with this "side" of the discussion on this, but I can also see the "defective product" argument. Companies aren't allowed to sell you a toaster that is likely to explode...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Patient shoots Case Worker + Doctor who pulls out own weapon, prevents masacre
    Actually, we understand it quite well. That's why we want fewer guns around, period.
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nursing News


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