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  1. Displaying credentials
    In my humble opinion, the alphabet soup is ridiculous. At the most, it should be Highest degree and license after your name (e.g. Princess Peach DNP, RN). The only person who knows about or cares for...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Pain Seekers
    Yes, everyday. If it is ordered and they are able to handle the dose, I give it. I'm not going to cure them during their 3 day stay in the hospital and frankly, it's not my job to fix their addiction...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Are you encouraging other XYs to pursue nursing?
    Why would anyone give one gender a priority in any profession? That would be illegal. And yes, I have several male family members who are in nursing school.
    Feb 9
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  4. Family member in the hospital
    I watch my family members like a hawk when they're inpatient. I make sure to be polite to everyone, but I let them know if something is a concern and make sure it gets addressed. SPEAK UP! Be an...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. African American Hair Problems in Nursing
    I don't understand why it is an expectation that African American professionals must modify their hair texture in order to create a hair style that fits caucasian standards of beauty in order to...
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is it Ethical to Refuse to Treat a Patient due to Sexual Identity?
    What religion prohibits you from saving the life of someone you disagree with on a unrelated, separate issue?? The whole concept is ridiculous. What's next - I hate your political views so sorry, not...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. In VA, what can a RN do that an LPN can't
    In my facility, they cannot push meds, hang blood, or tpn, or do initial assessments.
    Jan 8
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  8. Areas of nursing you would NOT like?
    In nursing school I used to roll my eyes at all my classmates who wanted to do OB, it seemed so cliche to me. I wanted ICU - the adrenaline, the drama! Been there, tried it. I don't hate it, but I've...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Need Some Help/Need to Rant
    I have direct experience with job searching at NOVA hospitals. They will not call you with an ADN nowadays. Unless you have an extraordinary resume with tons of connections or something. Their...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  10. Anyone know about Apheresis Nursing?
    Thanks everyone, your replies were very helpful. It sounds like an interesting job and I'm glad I know what it is now. :)
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. Rejecting an offer after accepting it?
    I have been on a job hunt for a month or so now. I made the mistake of accepting the first offer I received because I wasn't expecting anything better to come along. Well, now I have received a much...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  12. Has anyone taken and passed the NCLEX without a review?
    I did. I took it almost a year after I graduated and didn't study for it.. I was going through some issues in my personal life at the time. I passed after ~90 questions. I've always been very good at...
    Dec 27, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    I live in a right-to-work state. That means I can be fired or laid of for any reason at any time. And I have been laid off, after being promised a permanent position. Explain to me exactly why I...
    Dec 25, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Nurses Enabling Substance Abusers
    Does the thought of giving prn diabetes/antihypertensive medication to an obese patient repulse you? Do you refuse to feed their addiction to food (pardon my generalization) by witholding prn...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Nurses at MedStar Washington Hospital Center strike Monday
    So this is why they're always, ALWAYS hiring for the same positions. Hmm. At the hospital I previously worked at, many of the staff were former employees of what they called "Deathstar Washington...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  16. Anyone know about Apheresis Nursing?
    I'm currently on the job hunt, and have an interview coming up next week with a major hospital in my area for an Apheresis position. Only problem is, I never applied for this job and have no idea how...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. Nina Pham and/or Amber Vinson
    I too am wishing them the best. They risked their lives to take care of someone most people would have ran away from. For that, they deserve the best care available and to live long, happy,...
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  18. Second ebola nurse "okay'd" to fly
    To me, it seems as if the hospital (and the cdc) have vastly understated the risks of ebola. Now stories are coming out that nurses were told by supervisors that they didn't even need to wear masks!...
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  19. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    Yay, relevant thread! Okay, so I have a question for anyone who might happen to know. I read various soundbites of Dr. Frieden - the CDC director- on multiple news websites stating that healthcare...
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  20. Nauseous vs Nauseated (another grammar lesson)
    I have an unreasonable hatred for misuse of the word "nauseous". I literally want to scream when people do it.
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Monitoring nurse rounds??
    I believe they use radio frequency to monitor where you are and how long you are there. They also put them on equipment to monitor where it goes. I'm sure that says something unflattering about how...
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    Ultimately, I would do it. However, I'd want a HAZMAT suit , a buddy system, and a chemical shower before removing it.
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  23. Ebola here in Dallas USA
    Well, it was only a matter of time. It's unreasonable in this day and age to expect invisible borders to stop the spread of any disease. We need to change our thinking from treating outbreaks of...
    Oct 2, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  24. Highest possible pay for ADN/RN
    As someone who has a close friend in IT who also wanted to leave and come over to the medical side - make sure you don't underestimate the amount of work and lack of perks in this field. I told my...
    Sep 11, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Press Release - allnurses Survey Says Nurses are Bullish on the Industry Outlook
    This feels like lies. :| Or a conspiiiiracy. :sniff:
    Sep 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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