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  1. How are you spending your retirement?
    Ok, I have just 3 Fridays left to work, 2 weekends and a total of 24 days until I am retired. My wife and I are buying a house in Nicaragua to be near her family when it isn't warm here (Wisconsin)....
    Jul 6, '07
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  2. What's wrong with being a nurse?
    There's some strange mentality in Nursing that says we have to abuse our newbies. I have observed this for the 40 years I've been in Nursing. And I'll admit that I've probably done some of it too,...
    Jun 14, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What happens when u move to different state???
    Wisconsin is also one of the compact states. My license says multistate not Wisconsin. The understanding is that if I were to move to, say Texas, I would practice on this license until time to...
    May 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Navy Nursing Candidate Program
    I agree with "Doc" Viking. I started my nursing career 40 years ago as a HM (8404) and ended up retiring from the USAR as a nurse. The best nurses in the world are serving in our military, of...
    May 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Proof Thereís No Nursing Shortage: Show RNís the MONEY
    [QUOTE=Sheri257;2189069]It could be but ... when you consider the fact that 500,000 licensed RN's choose NOT to work in this country ... Better pay and benefits would probably be enough of an...
    May 5, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. needing some motivation....
    BKLPN: YOU have the hardest job in the military, a military wife. You, and the other military spouses, are real heroes. I admire you for what you're doing. :bow: I know whereof I talk, because MY...
    Apr 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Precepting Problem--HELP
    1) Do you do any sort of evaluation on those nurses you precept, even if it's just a note to the supervisor? 2) I think that you should take the attitude with the new employee that YOU are there to...
    Apr 9, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. After reading negative thread, want to give up nursing dream!
    Okay, there are a LOT of negative threads on this site, but I bet if you were to go on a site dedicated to plumbers, or auto mechanics, or whatever you'd find the same amount of negativity (as a...
    Mar 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Am I dumb??
    First, you need to learn there is no such thing as a silly (or dumb) question. The only way a question could be dumb would be if EVERYONE knew the answer. Second, you need to trust your boyfriend...
    Jan 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Help... Going out of state to nursing school
    As long as the school is accredited, should not be a problem. Most states don't care where you went to school, just how well you do on the boards.
    Jan 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How much did you start as a nurse and when.
    $4.44 per hour in 1975, that equates to $16.64 in today's dollars. My brother in law was making (starting salary) $5.55 at the same time. His job? Working as a mechanic at a newspaper. The best...
    Dec 27, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. CONTINUED IN WHAT IS THE MAJOR REASON Why are they all leaving?
    Well, I am a RN with 35 years of experience and I agree. You have to take a break and take care of yourself. I have been a supervisor and I always insisted on my Nurses taking their breaks. If...
    Nov 22, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. "Nurses have priced themselves out of the office."
    Well the article is right. I would like to work a job that gives me every weekend off and no evenings/nights/holidays. But I'm not going to cut my pay by close to 50% to do it.
    Nov 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. "Honey"
    Okay, I'm an oooooold guy, 60 this year. IMHO calling a patient honey or sweetie when they are over 5 years old and don't live with you is demeaning. I can't remember names either, I've been in...
    Sep 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing Pay
    Okay, I'm going to show my age here. When I graduated with my BSN, business students expected their salary to match their age by the time they were 30. My salary matched my age 2 years ago for the...
    Sep 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nursing Pay
    Depends on which part of the country you're in. Nurses in Wisconsin start about $25/hour, but most of the nurses I know work a 40 hour week, not a 36 hour week. This means they start at about 52K...
    Sep 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Dealing with a patient who verbally threatens you
    I'm going to agree with the majority and disagree with Ruby Vee. I've worked in mental health for the past 14 years consecutively and off and on for the 17years prior to that. One of the hardest...
    Aug 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. **Alert**Our Right to Privacy as nurses???
    I just checked for Wisconsin, not just my name but others below mine on the list. The only thing listed is the name, city and zipcode. Since both my wife and I work in a mental health setting, only...
    Aug 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Killer Nurses
    Interesting that they had call light buttons in the 1700's, which was before electricity was harnessed for every day use. Also that was prior to Florence starting our wonderful profession. And the...
    Jul 1, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nursing with a Southern Accent
    Having spent a day or 2 in the military, I have no problem with southern accents. As has been pointed out by others though is the problem some people will have understanding you. As you may know,...
    Jun 8, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What's your story? Why did you take up nursing?
    Quick reply: VietNam. I was a medic in RVN and after I got out of the service, I became a RN.
    May 29, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Has anyone ever had to go to court?
    I learned more about charting in one day in court than all the inservices I have ever attended. Some important facts: Lawyers like to photocopy pages, so make sure the patients name and/or hospital...
    May 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How narrow is the path?
    I don't remember how many in my class washed out after prelim classes. I was one of 140, one of whom I know has retired. (not me:crying2: ) I plan to retire in about 3 years.:hatparty: This is an...
    May 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Where is the legal/ethical line w/Baker Acts?
    I have worked mental health for the past 30 years, what the heck is a Baker Act? Where I work, we are smoke free, the most he would have gotten is a nicotine gum. Perhaps you need to encourage your...
    May 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. FL Boot Camp 14-year-old dies; nurse watches as it's videotaped
    Well, I went through basic training in the military in the 1960's when the DIs were allowed to hit etc. My youngest son is in law enforcement, and I work with people who have been found not guilty...
    May 7, '06
    Forum: Nursing News


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