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  1. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    No, staff nurses don't always get a choice about it. If a school is scheduled to be on your unit that day ... the staff nurses don't get to tell them "Go away. Today is not a good day." Having the...
    Sep 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. patient for clinical tomorrow is a retired physician?!?!
    My dad was a retired physician who spent a lot of time in hospitals during the last couple of years of his life. He always looked forward to having nursing students because he enjoyed meeting them,...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Physician Extender ???
    In the olden days, "physician extender" was the main terminology used by just about everyone. I remember hearing that term decades before heard the term "mid-level provider."
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Sharing a Preceptor???
    I have worked at a couple of hospitals that did this routinely -- and everything was fine. It worked well. Whether it will work in your case will depend on whether or not your preceptor is...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. ASN vs Other Degrees? Help!
    If you have a non-nursing job to support yourself ... and you understand that you probably won't get a good job with an ASN ... and the ASN school is fully accredited ... then that sounds like a...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. please critic my cover letter
    Way too long. It needs to be much shorter -- way too many descriptions of yourself and your belief that "you can do it." That stuff doesn't add anything: everyone says they are wonderful and that...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  7. I am in resume hell, lol
    I would shorten it. Get it to 1 page if possible, 2 maximum. Reduce the amount of "fluff" saying that you are excellent, remarkable, expert, etc. Everybody says that about themselves -- making...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  8. Work ALLOWS Patient Favoritism
    I was not suggesting that anyone get treatment that was not up to the proper standard of medical care. Nor do I suggest that any non-VIP get less than the usual standard of care. But if you...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Work ALLOWS Patient Favoritism
    Sometimes, it also helps to remember that if the VIP is treated properly, he/she will make a donation or do something else that will benefit the less fortunate patients. Sometimes, it is worth a...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Don't tell the manager about your second job
    Another reason some facilities hate it when you have a 2nd job is that it will reduce your schedule flexibility. You may be less able to work extra hours or to switch your schedule on short notice. ...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Jean Watson: caring components versus concepts
    I'm sorry. You're right -- it is 10 carative factors, not 14. And I should have said "caritas processes" instead. I was in a hurry when I wrote my previous response. Your 2nd post above is...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Jean Watson: caring components versus concepts
    As you don't give a lot of details, I am guessing a little here ... but Health, person, nursing, and environment are not "key concepts of Watson's Caring Theory." They are the 4 concepts in the...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. WHY OH WHY? Every year-------competencies!!!!!
    That's pretty much how I take care of it, too. I've got better things to do with my time ... and bigger problems to focus on.
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Where should a new grad BSN move?
    That's part of the problem. Most good employers don't want to hire people on a temporary basis. The cost of orienting you are not worth what they will get in return. That's why only places that...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. If I hear this one more time, I'm going to lose it!!
    I am going to play a little "Devil's advocate" here. Of course, I support nursing research and evidence-based practice. I teach it and try to keep up with the latest developments. But ... there...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. IS MICU/SICU too much for New Grad?
    I know it is not the answer you want to hear, but in reality ... "It depends." It depends on a lot of things, such as: 1. How accustomed to hiring new grads in the unit? Are there...
    Sep 22
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. How's ECPI different from Tech. nursing programs
    Note to readers: The "article" linked above is a sales pitch by ECPI. It seemed a bit misleading to me ... So I did a little search and found this actual tuition information it their catelogue:...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Orem's Theory
    Pick a clinical setting, specialty, or situation to consider as an example. Think about the key components of the theory and how they might apply to that setting, specialty, or situation. Review...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. switching from "floor" nurse to "desk" nurse
    I have asked that type of question many times when I am interviewing applicants for jobs that are "one step up" from basic staff nurse positions. No one wants to hire someone who is not really...
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. If someone is caught plagiarizing, should they be failed on the spot or get a zero
    There are many cases when student commit plagiarism without knowing it. For example, students may be trying to summarize the literature in their own words, but just not have the knowledge/skills to...
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Retiring In Your 70s
    I am 59 and I am looking forward to retiring my mid-60's -- not because I hate nursing, but because I want my freedom. I would like to choose when I will work and when I will not. I am tired of...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  22. Celebrities and their "special" care
    I have sympathy for celebrity patients. Imagine how frightening it must be to know that some of your caregivers -- the people you are trusting with your well-being, and who will be seeing you in...
    Sep 19
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  23. Is this college worth the price?
    Accreditations? Academic reputation? For-profit vs. Non-profit? Are the other, good, less expensive options available? How much financial aid would you qualify for? (A lot of expensive,...
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Boycott schools that make you find your own preceptors
    There is a huge difference between "being allowed to find your own preceptor" ... and "being forced to find your own preceptor."
    Sep 18
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. is CNL (clinical nurse leader) a good path for new nurses?
    I think the CNL path is a very attractive one. It provides a great foundation for practice -- providing what you need to for entry-level positions, but also giving the students what they need for...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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