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  1. Goodbye, fellow nurses
    Just out of great curiosity: what are these corporate positions that would accept nursing degree?
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Serious advice needed
    Thank you, guys! I tried accent reduction courses, with no effect. In fact, I did everything but Botox to no avail. I realize that everyone and my patients being put first have the right to be...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  3. Serious advice needed
    Sorry.... this will be long but I'm in real need of wise advice. RN BSN, just above one year after NCLEX. Landed first job right away in step down but was told "not to be a good fit". Transferred...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  4. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    Calling the chief doctor in practice (or whoever ownes it) and politely letting him/her know that after one more time you seeing that so-called "nurse" doing anything designated under Nursing Scope...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Bullying - What is it?
    IMH (umble) O, everything but number 2 is not more than quirks. Rude, for sure, especialy number 1, but can be excused if not being done consistently by the same person, and especially if done toward...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Could research publications make it difficult to find a job?
    I was spoken to very unprofessionally, to put things mildly, for discovering mild symptoms on a patient just from vascular lab right after my preceptor did assessment and found nothing. She missed...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Could research publications make it difficult to find a job?
    OP, problem with anti-intellectualism exists almost everywhere. Even having a bit better assessment skills can be totally detrimental for a new grad, let alone research experience. IMH (umble)...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Here's Why the Student Loan Market Is Completely Insane
    Just two cents... - the theme of high-risk, for-profit schools offering all-inclusive programs from CNA directly to DNP (all included, 98% online) was discussed here and in other places ad nauseum...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Do Press Ganey Scores measure Quality Care?
    This is what has to be done with Press Ganeys in order to make them effective tool measuring QUALITY of care (one possible way, IMHumbleO): 1) there has to be multicenter, nation-wide trial, using...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Do Press Ganey Scores measure Quality Care?
    The way Press Ganey survey exists, it has nothing to do with QUALITY OF CARE received per se. It measures SATISFACTION WITH TYPE OF CARE received, which may or may not have anything to do with...
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do New Graduate Nurses Need a Formal Residency Program?
    Looks like it will be my longest post ever. 1). Medical establishment spent over a century of money and effort to make residency an accepted part of the system. Now, it is considered unalienable...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    Stcroix, That is typical behavior for Eastern Europeans. We use a lot of herbals, which are not thought to be medicines here but are there and some of them even prescribed by doctors. People like...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. I want to do a BS Biology Major through Excelsior but they will only let me do a BA?
    Just two cents: nowadays it is difficult to get job in ICU as a new grad having Cum Laude from 4-years university based, locally known BSN program + work experience + networking connections in an...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  14. Medical Student to Nursing Student
    Among other things...PA school is, essentially, 90% of info given in medical school compressed into two years instead of four. Studying for PA was more than once compared with attempting to drink...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Anyone been asked inappropriate interview questions?
    ...but it is nobody's business to know what language I speak at home. Even if they "just curious". I put my linguistic skills in resume and let NMs know that I'm able and more than happy to care...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  16. Anyone been asked inappropriate interview questions?
    Had something "illegal" asked every single time. I am an immigrant, speak with noticeable accent and sort of don't mind - after all, folks may be just plain curious. But - something is here, every...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  17. Can a debt cause my nursing license to be taken from me?
    Looks like a scam and stolen identity for me. In Michigan, the similar calls from Lansing, done with severe foreign accent, we're sort of epidemic a couple of years ago. FBI had to educate public...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  18. HELP! TB test positive after 14 hours?
    Your ID doc will just have to order Quantiferon Gold. That's another TB exposure test; it requires IV draw but gives "yes" or "no" answer with better specificity and it doesn't reflect BCG in the...
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. BCG (Tuberculosis) Vaccine
    I was born in former USSR and at the place where TB is still epidemic. So I had BCG three times (one at birth, second when I entered medical field - that was mandatory b/o high possibility of...
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. One Strategy To Land a Nursing Job: The End Around
    In the place I began, such behavior was considered a pinnacle of non-professionality for those already employed there, and for "external applicants" any appearance in person in the unit or even in HR...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  21. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Just in... our best CNA, a bright girl admitted to the BSN program, called late. The day after her 18th birthday she came to courthouse to fill paperwork to change her first name. Currently...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    A little bit regarding of what happens with bearers of unusual foreign names later on... In my former country, the female name "Milena" was not too rare and meant "the darling one". The problem...
    May 31
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Ten Tips for New Grad Nurses
    Same here. One thing everybody seems to look for in new grad RNs is ability to conform to the place's rules, however stupid they might be, and to follow the prescribed lines of action. Representing...
    May 31
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Ten Tips for New Grad Nurses
    In LTC volunteers are much more acceptable part of the whole picture than they are in acute care setting. They are allowed to do more things, interact more with clients, make bonds and therefore...
    May 30
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Ten Tips for New Grad Nurses
    1). Volunteers never, ever allowed to do anything "medical" or "nursing", much less something with "ventilators, tubes and medically intensive areas". In fact, they are usually not allowed even close...
    May 29
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice