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  1. The Irony of Nursing
    It's good to be self motivated re studying. You should be reading and studying beyond the classroom instruction. You will probably meet all different types of instructors so don't judge all by one...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Still don't get the BSN ADN thing...
    Money is the bottom line! Education is pushed beyond reason. Education has been made into the cure all of all the social ills. If you're poor go to school and make something of yourself. The...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. is anyone else being laid off, reduced hours, etc?
    The two inner city hospitals where I live are both crying the blues about the millions they are losing, fishing for more govt funding. Good luck with that! Of course the CEO's for both...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. An Unapologetic Reasoning On Why You Don't Want To Be A Nurse.
    Nursing school was really easy for me. The only difficult part was the clinical because of my performance anxiety, but I had a gentle, encouraging clinical teacher and friends to lean on. The...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Still don't get the BSN ADN thing...
    Interesting that the university hospital actually paid the lowest of all the hospitals. So much for paying a BSN what they are worth! I agree competition makes more of a difference than education...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. is anyone else being laid off, reduced hours, etc?
    PRN nurses by definition are meant to be available when needed and there will be lulls when they have hired regular staff. How do you know they are specifically targeting BSN/MSN RN's if they are...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I'm so bad at my community job...
    Are you an NP? If you are the just a nurse it is up to the Dr to diagnose not you! You learn by experience, now you know some additional things to look for a UTI for next time.
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    The other problem with getting a tax return for anyone that has defaulted on a student loan they will find their tax return confiscated to pay the student loan. Don't default on your student loans! ...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    I agree the sooner you start the better off you'll be when you are old! However, I suggest you invest in the 401k/403b at least to the company match and also invest in a Roth IRA. The Roth IRA...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    I would look for a different employer. $480 a month is ridiculous,plus no retirement! What are you doing? Where are you working what type of company doesn't provide benefits? You might be able...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    I've done this myself. In fact the only reason I started a retirement account was knowing I could take out a loan against it. I took out a loan for a new car and for when I bought my house. While...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    You can save money on taxes by living in a state with no or low income taxes. Another great way to save on taxes is by funding an HSA and choosing a high deductible health insurance plan. That...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    I love your specialty pulling patients back from the Light! Isn't that the truth many times that is what we are doing!
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    Ours just has our first name, last initial and RN. I'm glad they don't put our last name like some of the other hospital systems, esp when dealing with all the psych patients. The hospital phased...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. "Dear Nurses: Please Forgive Me" : A Response
    I'm sorry for your loss Esme. I agree age is not a number and it is insulting to use age as an excuse to give less care and delay treatment. My dad is almost 80, but like yours very physically fit...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Nursing salary and buying a home?
    I had a nurse friend who wanted to buy a house, but was told her credit was bad and she needed to fix that and pay off some debts, credit cards, student loans and car payment. But she was not...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nursing salary and buying a home?
    I agree that you can qualify for a house 3-4 times your salary if you have excellent credit and don't have car payments, credit card debt and student loan debt, plus you need a significant down...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Employer resonsibility?
    Police should have been called when he beat you trying to get to the other resident. He was a danger to you and the other residents. The police should then have taken him to a hospital preferably...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. Who is eyeing the job boards, frustrated with your job?
    While I have my frustrations the alarms, the computers, bedside report etc will be with you wherever you go. I always ask pool and agency nurses how other places are and they say my hospital is one...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. ADN Nurses Being Forced to go Back to School?
    [QUOTE=VivaLaVespaGirl;8004252] Never once did I say or imply that ADN nurses are somehow incapable of development and management. You read into that on your own. Putting "words into my post" does...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. ADN Nurses Being Forced to go Back to School?
    I've never had a patient, supervisor or doctor ask me about my degree. Also never heard anything disparaging from any of them either about ADN RN's. I feel proud of myself and perfectly fine with...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. ADN Nurses Being Forced to go Back to School?
    So how are you paying for all these degrees? Are you independently wealthy or are you planning on paying back student loans for the rest of your life? Why would you get a MA public health first and...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. ADN Nurses Being Forced to go Back to School?
    But hospitals are all about control and they love telling their employees what to do like forcing vaccinations on everyone! Too bad for the ones that get GB from it!
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Here's Why the Student Loan Market Is Completely Insane
    The push for a bachelors degree to improve economic conditions for people is wrong. We currently have 17 million underemployed workers per an article I just read in yahoo and we are graduating twice...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. My friend is still looking for work
    I think she is entitled because her mom paid her way and she has no skin in the game. She could break the agreement she would just have to pay back the $2500 so don't spend it and keep it safe to...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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