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  1. Got into MSN/ MGH....now what...
    I'm the sole wage earner in my family of 6 (4 children and a husband) and I am about to start a FNP program that's total cost will be 15-17k. The first year I can probably work at least 3 days a...
    Apr 21, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Need advice from experienced LTC nurses.
    [/quote] this is hard to sift through. let me run this through my little orphan annie secret decoder pin and i'll get back to you.
    Apr 21, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Need advice from experienced LTC nurses.
    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I have never understood why people whine about the loads they are expected to carry at the nursing homes. Nursing homes are NOT acute care hospitals! They focus...
    Apr 21, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. My God, these family members!!
    They don't put up with crap like that where I work. The DON tells them with a quickness that if we can't meet their needs Mom or Pop can be hauled out of there in a heartbeat. This doesn't mean we...
    Apr 21, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Very upset and depressed...almost got fired
    For one thing, what kind of stone-aged place is this that doesn't have provisions in place to allow weekend admissions? For another thing, the facility needs to blame itself if it didn't go over...
    Apr 21, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. To all the mothers: Day Care Advice (long)
    I didn't legally marry my childrens' father until the oldest was 9 years old and I still called him my "husband." It was nobody's business, but it saved a lot of explaining. I was an LPN/LVN, I...
    Apr 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. To all the mothers: Day Care Advice (long)
    I'll be Frank (and I'll be Earnest, too) but I can only make assumptions, forgive me if I'm wrong. When you say "boyfriend" I am just assuming this is not the father of your infant. If you have not...
    Apr 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Where Do People Dream This Stuff Up?
    This makes me sick.
    Apr 19, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Need advice from experienced LTC nurses.
    I would challenge you to come work where I work. Other than that, this kind of statement will only perpetuate the myth that all nursing homes are horrible. Nursing homes are a fact of life. People go...
    Apr 18, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Where Do People Dream This Stuff Up?
    I told my mother I didn't understand how I got pregnant, all we did was swim in the same swimming pool.
    Apr 18, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Need advice from experienced LTC nurses.
    This is the nature of nursing home work, unfortunately. It works kind of like the sale barn. With the people very needy, there is ALWAYS something to do, you will always leave thinking of things you...
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. How do you deal with drug-seekers?
    I posted to another thread that reminded me of something I saw a couple of years ago while accompanying my father-in-law to the doctor. It was at this medical clinic and there was this woman (maybe...
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. I can't wait until you become a NP, then, you can write us prescriptions!
    I doubt they are joking, that is where the hard part will come in-getting them to understand that just because I have access to a MD's prescription pad doesn't mean it's party time.
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Are Accelerated programs worth the money!
    I'll just say that even with my fluff classes it will be a heck of a lot cheaper (BSN and MSN together) than cutting to the chase with an overpriced "accelerated" degree, and in the long run the time...
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Are Accelerated programs worth the money!
    Some people will try to tell you there is no price tag on education but I say there is. Why would you spend 40k on something you can do a lot cheaper? 3.3 is just fine for a GPA. Mine is between 3.1...
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Well, this sucks (misadventures in online nursing school).
    TRY to remember, please TRY!!! I shouldn't be so hard on the teacher, she did email us telling us we had the right to challenge the grade we received (apparently, it was MOST of the class who...
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. ADON pay scale
    $26/hr in a 108-bed facility. Not a salaried position (though the DON is a salaried position at this place.) I'm actually kind of like an assistant to the assistant DON at this point. She wanted to...
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  18. I can't wait until you become a NP, then, you can write us prescriptions!
    At the nursing home where I work the other nurses just say, I can't wait until you become a NP, then, you can write us prescriptions!
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Well, this sucks (misadventures in online nursing school).
    Middle Tennessee State University
    Apr 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Well, this sucks (misadventures in online nursing school).
    I'm about to graduate from a local university with a BSN (I did the online RN to BSN...wasn't totally online, I had to go to clinicals and such). You know those silly elective classes they make you...
    Apr 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. SNOTTY MA claiming to be a nurse!!!!
    There is an MA graduate who is now trying to get into LPN school and told us it cost 22k to go through the MA program. I think that should be illegal.
    Apr 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. SNOTTY MA claiming to be a nurse!!!!
    This has to be a hypothetical situation...
    Apr 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Cheesy Activities in LTC
    I think this will be me if I ever go to the NH. I see what you mean about the decorations and the A/D patients.
    Apr 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Cheesy Activities in LTC
    if you will notice i acknowledged these people were very hard working. this is why i don't want to hurt their feelings. they try very hard. i don't want to let them know if i write them a letter with...
    Apr 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. OR nurse to nurse practitioner...possible?
    I've basically just worked in a nursing home since I've been a nurse (the lowest of the low as far as prestige goes) and it was good enough to get me accepted into a FNP program. You won't have...
    Apr 15, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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