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  1. Nurses with criminal background
    What exactly was you charge? Were you charged as an adult? what are the nursing rules in your state? Can you petition for either an expungment, sealing of the record or a pardon by the governor?...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  2. To all "medical coverage is a privilege" folks:
    I used to use Allnurse.com as a touch stone for what nursing is, But some days I cannot believe some of the nasty crappy things that RNs say or feel about their patients. It makes me really sad. If...
    May 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. To all "medical coverage is a privilege" folks:
    Maybe in your suburb it's acceptable to be a discriminating RN, but in my home town of Chicago, you take care of people regardless of their ability to pay
    May 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. To all "medical coverage is a privilege" folks:
    I was getting report on a patient and the nurse mentioned that the patient (according to their suspicions) was homeless. My response was, "How is this relevant?" I actually don't give a ****** about...
    May 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. To all "medical coverage is a privilege" folks:
    I was one of those unfortunate nurses who went to a liberal school which believed that basic health was a human right and that our practice as nurses should not at all be affected by how much...
    May 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Im Pagan and a Hospice Nurse....
    Thank you so much. Conscise and to the point.
    May 1, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Im Pagan and a Hospice Nurse....
    To simplify it. I'm at a staff meeting and there are 10 of us and we are there to discuss the care of our patients. It is custom or acceptable for the ten of us to breast feed during the meeting. ...
    May 1, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. Im Pagan and a Hospice Nurse....
    The prayer in a work setting issue is a bit like breast feeding in public (but not quite). Both are normal healthy human activities. Both ideally are conducted in a setting in which everyone...
    May 1, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. New Grads having trouble finding a job in Chicago?
    I know as a former agency nurse that this is controversial because real good agency nurses are far and few. To be an actual traveler or agency nurse you have to be quick on your feet like nobody's...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  10. New Grads having trouble finding a job in Chicago?
    A lot of hosptials are using the BS line about the economy and the shortage of nurses to justify not hiring (don't get me started). Instead of applying for traditional full time positions new grads...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  11. To all "medical coverage is a privilege" folks:
    Wow! I am completely awstruck by the positions and rationales that are taken by many of this forum. I have to keep checking my URL/ HTTP web bar to make sure that I am, in fact, on the allnurses.com...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Critique my cover letter! (seriously, rip this baby apart)
    Instead of getting caught up in peripheral issues, we should be ripping apart the cover letter instead. That cover letter better shine shine shine! When I was completing nursing school I applied for...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  13. Critique my cover letter! (seriously, rip this baby apart)
    I'm going to completely confuse and contradict myself here: Definitely consider the words and phrases used in the description of the position and in the description of the program. One resume,...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  14. Critique my cover letter! (seriously, rip this baby apart)
    I agree completely with Patti RN that any cover letter, in fact any letter that you will ever write, should be your own words. In my own critique I offer suggestions and give then give a specific...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  15. Critique my cover letter! (seriously, rip this baby apart)
    Great advice everyone. If I may, here are some additional pointers: The first paragraph needs a lot of help. It should in four sentences or less state the exact title of the position you are...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  16. What good does a BS RN with state licensure if no credible hospital will hire you?
    The situation described by the OP is not an uncommon one and I am a bit surprised to see so much criticism of him/her plight. Yes one should completely own up and take responsibility for their...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  17. Depressed, or just "Life?"
    I think the nursing answer would be: If a patient presented with Chest Pain, I would respond appropriate and implement the necessary interventions. I don't care if they are faking it or not, I'd...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Depressed, or just "Life?"
    RN 58186, your response completely resonates with me. I have been struggling with my own depression for years. The onset was about 2001 and I started taking meds in 2002. You appreciate how it...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. Depressed, or just "Life?"
    Your last paragraph was concise in a way I can only dream of. I was born in 78 and stayed outside in the summers playing in the yard or the lake or the woods until it was dark. Too bad our last...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Depressed, or just "Life?"
    and now for the long response: I thank Jdoug (the OP) and the respondents on this intriguing post. I have a lot of ideas churning in my brain about the whole depression thing (thanks to 10+...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Depressed, or just "Life?"
    Thanks Jdoug and all of the poster on this intriguing thread. I had prepared a very long and winded response which I immediately deleted and opted for the following: Sounds like the first and...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. Pharmocovigilance Nursing Help
    Hello colleagues, I'm interested in leaving the bedside and going into pharmocovigilance nursing with companies like Baxter and Abbot. I've never done this kind of work before, but I believe that...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. BP medication "food chain"
    Thanks a lot GrnTea and thanks to PeepnBiscuits for posting a really interesting and challenging question. You seem to be very dedicated to your practice and your patients must love you for the...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Health care a right or privilege
    While I was in nursing school we were trained under the idea of social justice and that access to healthcare is a universal human right. Now as an experienced RN who has worked with both the well off...
    Mar 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. BP medication "food chain"
    Thanks for the advice. This was a great question! I completely spaced on the labetalol as another drug option and will certainly keep my eyes open for clonidine.
    Mar 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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