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  1. Nursing School for Veteran Medics and Corpsmen
    A, there's no shortage, and B, what's stopping you from going to nursing school if that's what you want? Are you only willing to pursue nursing through a special veteran's program??
    Dec 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Crocs
    I love Crocs and wear nothing else for work. They are sooooo comfortable! However, be very sure, before you spend any money, that you are clear on what the dress code requirements for your school...
    Dec 20
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  3. CCNE accredited but not endorsed by the PA BON?
    I've been licensed in four different states over the course of my career. I've never had difficulty getting licensed in a state because I went to a school in a different state. As Commuter notes,...
    Dec 20
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  4. The difference between ADNs and BSNs
    Perhaps it was the opportunity to get a comparable nursing education at a fraction of the cost of a BSN program ...
    Dec 19
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. The difference between ADNs and BSNs
    Hospitals "are not waiting" because NY and NJ have talked about those bills for several years now, and, the last I heard, were no closer to getting them passed. I have not heard of any state getting...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. BSN Graduate from the Philippines holding a dual citizenship applying for NCLEX in IL
    Many states have different requirements for US-educated and foreign-educated grads; if you're a foreign-educated RN, some states require that you still meet all the requirements you would have had to...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  7. BSN Graduate from the Philippines holding a dual citizenship applying for NCLEX in IL
    It has nothing to do with citizenship; it's about where you got your nursing education. You are a foreign-educated grad and will always have extra paperwork and requirements for licensure anywhere...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  8. Is it legal to have RN's use full name on badge?
    Fine -- as long as you understand, keeping your last name covered on your badge doesn't make you any safer, either. In the example you give, you note the individual followed the nurse home -- you...
    Dec 18
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  9. Justify this nursing diagnosis
    Also, I'm not sure whether it counts as "justifying" the diagnosis, but I will point out that the breadth of the NANDA taxonomy, including some diagnoses that might seem silly or far-fetched to some,...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Can nurses use medical marijuana?
    They aren't. They can choose to if they want to work for a particular employer that requires it, but no one is making them work for a particular employer or "submit" to that kind of search. People...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Justify this nursing diagnosis
    It's not. The "disturbed energy field" NANDA dx was specifically create to accommodate "Therapeutic Touch," a treatment modality developed by Dolores Krieger in the 1970s concerned with manipulating...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Declining a position after accepting it.
    You can politely turn down the job offer for the same reasons you've told us; now that you're looking seriously at the cost of housing and living in the area, you're having concerns about whether you...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. The difference between ADNs and BSNs
    Oh, no, not again ...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Why aren't I getting into my nursing program?
    Well, in the first place, it's not "your" nursing program, it's a nursing program. One of many. It would help to expand your efforts. Secondly, nursing programs have become breathtakingly...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Can nurses use medical marijuana?
    Why? No one is restricting your right to smoke. You have every right to smoke. And the employer has every right to choose to not employ smokers. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Is it legal to have RN's use full name on badge?
    I've worked in psych hospitals for 30 yrs, have always used my last name, on my badge and when I introduce myself to clients and families, and have never had a problem. There's nothing special about...
    Dec 17
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  17. The Story of Jahi Continues
    Well, at least we know that Jahi isn't suffering -- because she's DEAD.
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. felony background and clinicals
    The BONs consider each case on an individual basis, and so do hospitals that provide clinical settings for nursing students. The hospitals allow schools to use them for clinical settings out of,...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  19. Is it legal to have RN's use full name on badge?
    I agree completely; and, also, FWIW, a few years ago, when there was another active thread on this same subject, I did a literature search re: nurses getting stalked. What I found in the literature...
    Dec 16
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  20. PEDS CNS exam to be retired Dec 2015
    ISPN (the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses, International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses) is the other psych specialty organization (the one I've belonged to for many years;...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  21. Does your college matter for second degree programs?
    Actually, many schools do take that into consideration as one factor of many (they will certainly notice it). It might help you; it certainly can't hurt you. :) Best wishes!
    Dec 14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Sharing faith at work
    "I'll be happy to ask the chaplain's service to come see you."
    Dec 14
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  23. md
    md
    Nurses are as welcome to apply to medical school as anyone else.
    Dec 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. ED vs other department pay
    This ^^. We've had multiple threads here in the past about why ICU nurses don't get paid more, or, in some cases, get paid less, than nurses on the regular med-surg floors. Typically, that's...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Direct Entry Psychiatric NP
    Thanks for clarifying what you meant. I'm not trying to be argumentative, but that doesn't apply to all direct-entry programs. There are different models (although, yes, technically, they are all...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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