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  1. Are you in it for the money?
    As the child of a nurse, and a medical assistant/pre-nursing student, I can firmly say it's not for lots of money. But nursing does have that middle-class income that I'm looking for, plus benefits....
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. Bullying--The Other "B" Word
    Great post! I actually thought that I was a bully for awhile too, because I had my moments, as we all do, and I thought bullies were just mean to people. But looking back, I can definitely see the...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. How can you be nonjudgemental?
    Make yourself not be judgmental--that's like asking yourself not to breathe. No, what matters is what you actually do, not what you think. It does present an interesting thought when you bring it...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Which Specialty Do You Have Your Eye On?
    In between the stresses of pre-reqs, applications, interviews, and entrance exams, it's fun to kick back and imagine our careers as fully-fledged RNs! Discuss the specialties that just really...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Would you be insulted if.....
    Nope. They're not implying that I did or did not, they just want to know. Nothing insulting about it.
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Terms used to describe APNs - what do people call you?
    That's insanity if I've ever heard it. "Doctor" is a title given to all people who have doctorate degrees, full stop. The state is basically telling NPs: "Clinical psychologists, optometrists,...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Is it a waste of time to become an LVN first?
    It depends on a couple of factors: 1. What does your financial situation look like? RN programs are expensive, and you won't make very much even if you can secure a PCT job. As you said, in one...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Medical Billing: 18,000 codes to 140,000
    I'd say so. You can make a whole career out of billing and still need your CPT manual every day. Why do these minute details matter? More insurance attempts to deny coverage?
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. 10 Best Practices for Increasing Hospital Profitability
    Here's an idea that's good for the patient, not the hospital. Get rid of this crazy quilt built from scraps of healthcare systems. Medicare, Medicaid (Part A, B, D, and Advantage), Tricare,...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Clinic Stops Prescribing Xanax
    *applause* A strong stance on drugs like these is needed--this NP is so awesome! :D
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Obese rant
    Has anyone heard of the Fat Acceptance Movement? According to its Wikipedia article: "Some in the movement have argued that the health risks of fatness and obesity have been exaggerated or...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. Unsure if Nursing is right for me??
    My first instinct was: Why exactly did you want to switch from education to nursing? Are you interested in the medical field? Did you have a family member get excellent care from nurses? If...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Time to get real -
    I was always under the impression that at least 2 years of RN bedside experience is ideal, and in the specialty you want to pursue. Post-RN certification (CCRN, CEN, etc.) is also helpful. Those that...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Male nurse in L&D
    This is only my personal preference, but I do not want to have any male L&D or Gyn caregivers, whether physician, nurse, or otherwise. It's not about them, it's about my history of sexual assault...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Ex-Friend Held In Slaying Of CA Nursing Student
    Heh, nope. Just wondered what she thought the outcome would be when she said, "I hate her SO MUCH--but I didn't kill her, no sir."
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Ex-Friend Held In Slaying Of CA Nursing Student
    Pro-tip: To best convince police you didn't kill somebody, don't confess your undying passionate hate for them. Also don't have their DNA on your shoes, or be in their car. Just sayin'.
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. This isn't good- Parkland (Dallas) in trouble
    [quote=ZippyGBR;5593611]which despite the obvious staring people right in the face answer of a single payer providing services free at the point of delivery the US system is messed by by the loons...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Teen Arrested For Posing As Physican Assistant
    Sounds like he has a repeated problem with impersonation. He was booted from a program for teens interested in law enforcement because he told people he was already a deputy. And then there are...
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Autism and the Nurse Practitioner
    Hey there--I'm one of those adult autistics that the medical literature seems to consider mythical creatures! :) As an adult, the most important thing for me was to have a community of fellow...
    Sep 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Medical vs Nursing School
    ^ Amen. People tell me all the time, "You're so smart, why don't you be a doctor? Don't be a nurse!" I just smile and say, "Because I want to have a life. I want to be married to a spouse, not my...
    Sep 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Makers of Tylenol Launch "Get Relief Responsibly" Campaign
    There was a thread on here awhile back about Tylenol and the frequency with which it's used in suicide attempts and how many medications contain acetaminophen. Some posters said that there should be...
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Where do you sit in lecture
    Front row center in my theory classes. Even with my glasses, I'm so nearsighted it just makes it easier to sit there. In lab we're all getting up to take each others' vitals/stick each other, so...
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. CNA vs Medical Assistant
    MA's are certified at the national level, though the AAMA or AMT. MA's also do not get just clinical duties--we are also taught the basics of billing and coding, filing insurance forms, ordering...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. What are you taking this semester?
    Just finished my pre-reqs for MA school, on to the meat and potatoes: MA Fundamentals Theory I MA Fundamentals Lab I Medical Office Procedures Nursing school application is in the mail! I'm...
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. On this day 146 years ago, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis died in an insane asylum...
    While Semmelweis antagonized the medical community, his data was solid and his results consistent and proven. He was rejected out of pride. And what a horrible way to die. Forced into an insane...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing News

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