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  1. Nurses' Day Gift
    What do you want for Nurses' Day 2013? A memo was sent out to titilate about the marvelous trinket we will be receiving. OOO--ahhh! I know I do not want another tee-shirt, umbrella, towel, or cheap...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Tying Patient Satisfaction to Medicare Reimbursement is Problematic
    Yup!!! Not to mention the whole industry of the satisfaction survey wonks. No one at Press-Gainey or NRC-Picker is getting poor from all of this nonsense! Someone complained they did not like being...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. RN with a BSN - 2 years in - no available jobs. Should I change careers? Help
    I feel for you. I have a boss that is trying to ruin my 25 years in. I am looking for another job. What nursing has no shortage of is haters. Most people are good, but there are some snakes out...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  4. Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires
    I think this is exactly the thought process of some of our upper management in choosing these younger hires. In my area, as elsewhere in the U.S., many facilities do not hire those who use tobacco...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires
    I had a former co-worker who was about 60, who had great disdain for the new grads. Most of our NG's were young females and a few older second career folks. My contention is that we all bring...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Nursing: Then and Now
    I have one with a different patch but the same exact candy striped jumper as sirI. I got mine in 1981. I also have the cap too!
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Regional or National ?
    It depends on a lot of things. One important consideration is the school and the employer's relationship. Another is the employer's knowledge of the college/university. I attended a community college...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  8. Which is better RN cert. from a community college or BSN
    Many community colleges have excellent nursing programs. In the urban areas on the East Coast right now, there are a number of new grads without jobs. I see a lot of BSN only jobs posted for bedside...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. another which would you hire
    You cannot just look at the age in your hiring decision. If you do , it is called discrimination.
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  10. Which would you hire
    If it is a good school (Many of the state universities, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Regis, Cincinnati, etc), the person who earned their degree online may be more self-directed and better able to manage...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  11. Tired of it all
    I so hear you loud and clear. I wish I had a solution for both of us.
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Radical Management Strategy
    Well mommy. I think your attitude toward nurses is pretty poor. ...."take home a decent paycheck, preferably without having to do too much in between." I think NOT. Things like patient and family...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  13. Radical Management Strategy
    I worked at a facility where the CEO was removed for corruption. Don't worry about him. Not only did he pretty much totally get off. He now owns a healthcare consulting company and proudly asserts...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  14. Radical Management Strategy
    There is a BIG difference between answering a call light and immediately acting on a patient's complaint of chest pain and instantly fulfilling their request for Hawaiian punch and cookies.
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  15. Radical Management Strategy
    I am seriously burned out. It makes me sick, literally, to put up with some of this stuff. This is not nursing. It is some kind of twisted BS marketing strategy concocted by administrators and...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  16. Radical Management Strategy
    It is called the TRUTH!!! Yes we are busy. Yes. You may need to wait if your death or grievous injury is not imminent. Yes. We are doing our best. (and..ha ha management knows it and...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  17. Useless Hospital Committees
    I am sick of committees and sick of lame managers. My manager has thought of several innovations this year. The trouble is that these were brought to her by staff on some of the committees she has...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Different Types Of Coworkers
    Don't forget the comedian and the omnipotent one!
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Win CASH! 11th Nursing Caption Contest - $100
    All this because the monitor saw her forget to wash her hands last month!
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  20. University of North Dakota PhD
    I would like input from anyone who may have experience with this program. My goal is to teach. I am seeing that the PhD is becoming the standard in academia. Not a lot of opportunity for an MSN like...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  21. Nurses eat their young - now I understand why.
    I am guilty of not reading all of the posts in this thread. I am having a difficult time now with some of my new manager's (who seems ok) new hires. I literally think they were asked if they were the...
    Mar 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Planned Parenthood, Women's Health Issues, Nurses could rule the US
    Planned Parenthood is supposed to follow the rules and laws like anyone else. If the rule is that no organization being investigated gets Komen funds, I guess PP and PSU are out of luck until they...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. CRNA Schools No Experience Required
    I agree you need some experience. You may find that after some ICU experience that this type of field is simply not for you. I have an OB background and find so many nurses who had the goal of...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  24. Videos for teaching OB
    AWESOME pregnant abdominal assessment and Leoppold's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIog3oizP8A I smile every time I see this one!
    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  25. Gen X,Gen Y,baby boomers in the work place
    I guess it depends on your unit. I think some people do a few years of nursing and the schedule gets to them. I had a forty something co-worker who became a nurse in her late 30's. She would...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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