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  1. Dental Hygienist turning Nurse (hopefully)
    Count me in the club too! I'm a RDH who graduated in 2004 and decided to go back to nursing school to expand my career opportunities and for many of the reasons others have described. I actually...
    Aug 1, '09
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Dental Cleanings in Long Term Care
    I don't know a whole lot about long term care but I can tell you what the problem is here, it's money. Plaque like you've described (which is actually calculus or tartar) will need professional...
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Do you think fluoridating our water is bad for us?
    This is a very good, logical train of thought, and I appreciate your clear thinking. Yes, water fluoridation works (i.e. reduces tooth decay) So, I supposed we could work towards improving...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nurse posts brain surgery pics on Facebook
    That's a good point, I didn't think of it like that.
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Regulation Proposed to Help Protect Health Care Providers from Discrimination
    I have a friend who is a Jehova's Witness and we have spoken on this matter of conscience several times. She would actually love to be a nurse so that she could become a CRNA, but she has decided to...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. God trumps doctors for many Americans
    I think that ANY human who closes their mind to possibilities and events that cannot be explained is missing out on one of life's big purposes. Whether you're talking about doctors, nurses, patients...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Nurse posts brain surgery pics on Facebook
    I can definitely see that she was wrong in the eyes of the law and hospital policy to do what she did. I think she was being careless and silly and taking unneccesary risks with her job and she...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. More UCLA Medical Center employees peeked at celebrities' records, state says
    I wonder if these hospitals that serve a high number of "well known" patients could implement some sort of a computerized "warning"...so that when you key in that health record number a "pop up"...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Do you think fluoridating our water is bad for us?
    I would like to add a few facts and opinions. First off, I voted: "YES" that I think fluoridated WATER is bad for us. But, I think that what happens is people get kind of lazy with their...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Oregon 2008: How I Earn My Acceptance Letter
    i will be attending: mt hood cc jan 2009, adn (will continue my bsn thru ocne):spin: my prerequisite gpa is: 3.91 my thoughts on prerequisite courses: i took most of my pre-reqs between...
    Jun 10, '08
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  11. Want to be a nurse but have a weak stomach!
    I am not a nurse yet (soon to be nursing student. YAY! I got in), but I can feel for ya. 8 years ago I was stuck between becoming a nurse or a dental hygienist. I wanted to be a nurse but I...
    Jun 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Anyone hear about MHCC or Clackamas yet?
    Nice to meet you Spotty44!!! Can't wait to meet you face to face. Yeah....I'm dreading how to break this to my employer. It is further complicated by the fact that I (we) don't start till Jan...
    Jun 2, '08
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  13. Anyone hear about MHCC or Clackamas yet?
    I got into MHCC for Winter of 2009 as well. :yeah:WooHoo!!! I was really nervous because it was the only school I applied to but Hooray!!! Too bad I have to wait 7 months before I can start...
    Jun 2, '08
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  14. Linfield Accelerated prgram worth the tuition?
    I think if you crunch the numbers you'll still find out that you come out ahead (financially) going to community college...even WITH the longer program. Even if you later choose to do a ADN-BSN...
    May 27, '08
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  15. What do you expect from your charge nurse?
    mark.
    May 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Portland and New Grads
    Not to be a butt-head about details...but I don't even see how it is possible that there will be 1500 new grads this spring....do you mean ANY general college graduates or just nursing grads? ...
    May 27, '08
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  17. Tired of people commenting on my salary
    Not quite $70K...I was about $500 shy last year...but the point is that it's still NOT a lot of money for an american adult trying to live an adult life in a big city with student loans, a mortgage,...
    May 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Which Nursing Schools Require an Interview in addtion to the GPA?
    In Oregon most of the schools use an interview/points based process as far as I know. The exception is PCC (portland community college) which uses a lottery until 2010 as the previous poster...
    May 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What experiences have you had with a doula?
    Hi there....I am only mildly familiar with a doula. In general terms, what services do they provide? Are they a patient advocate? Post-partem support? Also...how are they paid or contracted?...
    May 26, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Tired of people commenting on my salary
    Mostly the public has no idea that dental hygienists make good money, which is fine with me...but it seems like those that do know feel compelled to comment on it. Yeah, it bugs me. It doesn't...
    May 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Well, I am a doctor
    Gosh...pulling the doctor card makes me want to barf. Recently the dentist I work for had to go out of town for a few ways to be at the hospital with his dying grandmother. The grandma (RIP) was...
    May 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Writing Telephone Orders/without calling doctor
    I'm not a nurse (yet) but I have to deal with issues of protecting my dental hygiene license even when dentists and office managers tell me to do things that are illegal. It is a tricky situation...
    May 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Essays being written by 3rd parties - your views.
    Plagiarism/Ghostwriting is so obviously wrong it is maddening. I am almost speechless. News flash, Word Perfect: Nursing school is supposed to be hard and overwhelming at times. That is no...
    May 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. A RN thinking about moving to Portland.
    I can tell you about housing, but not about nursing jobs as I am a (hopeful) nursing student. Housing prices are reasonable for the west coast. 3 years ago we bought our 3 bed 2 bath home on 2+...
    May 12, '08
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  25. Mt. Hood CC Interview 2008
    Just had my MHCC interview today!!! There were supposed to be 10 in our group but only 6 showed up....HEY fine with me, better odds, right?:nuke: Overall, it wasn't as bad as I thought it...
    May 12, '08
    Forum: Oregon Nursing


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