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  1. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    I'm really tired of every thread, even fairly worthwhile and interesting ones here, get hijacked and driven off topic by the BSN haters. This is EXACTLY the asinine garbage that keeps nurses divided...
    Jan 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Articles like this are so infuriating!
    House Call Doctor : Why Is My Doctor Always Late? :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ If dummy Dr. Tardy took a pay cut to hire a good CM RN he'd be on time, have better patient outcomes and recoup the...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  3. Anyone else getting SLAMMED with patients?
    I don't feel lucky at all. I go home crying every day. I wish I had a different job. And a better quality of life. As long as I'm in nursing that won't happen.
    Jan 29
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  4. Have you ever called your Compliance Hotline?
    No, I haven't said a word, myself. But the managers have verbally acknowledged we are majorly out of compliance with a couple Medicare regs that are important to patient safety. It's generally...
    Jan 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Anyone else getting SLAMMED with patients?
    We have admin partners that do all the clerical tasks. And no one can keep up. Why do we put up with this?
    Jan 28
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  6. Anyone else getting SLAMMED with patients?
    I wish there were ratio laws to protect CM nurses. We are understaffed and overworked to the max since ACA onslaught of new patients enrolling Jan. 1 in the health plan I work for. Our max for...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  7. Why are culturally stereotypical behaviors so tolerated?
    It means lighten up! It means laugh, it's just a joke.
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Have you ever called your Compliance Hotline?
    I researched the P&Ps carefully and it states clearly that the Compliance hotline is totally anonymous, non-identifiable, non-traced, and run by a contracted 3rd party company. Should I still be wary?
    Jan 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Have you ever called your Compliance Hotline?
    Has anyone here had experience with calling their own employer's compliance hotline or anonymously reporting a compliance issue? Share your experiences....I'm mulling over a very troubling situation.
    Jan 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Why are culturally stereotypical behaviors so tolerated?
    Yes you do Neener neener neeeeeener
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Why are culturally stereotypical behaviors so tolerated?
    Seriously.....you couldn't Google it?
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Only African American Nurse on Staff
    I feel you, OP. I too have almost always been a target of this weird, passive form of racism, in my workplaces and outside the workplace. People think they are making conversation....and have NO idea...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    I have to throw in here how disappointed I am in the nursing leadership that had rare moment in the national spotlight with the Ebola crisis. I read several media statements & saw many interviews on...
    Jan 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. My sisters wedding is when I'm in my 1st year of nursing school?
    Speaking as someone who grew up in a similar culture, where life events like weddings and babies are "supposed" to come before EVERYTHING.....I'd like to suggest that 17 or 18 years old is a FINE...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    Guys. It's not just in the hospitals with bedside nurses! In my short 8 years as an RN I am seeing this same "blood from a stone" mentality in clinics, day surgery centers, LTC, SNF, rehabs,...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Hired at an employer I owe a medical bill to.
    Not always. The UC where I recently worked had a fee for service structured cheaper for direct cash OOP patients. As in, if you paid the full bill in cash at time of service it was about 1/3 less...
    Jan 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Why are culturally stereotypical behaviors so tolerated?
    In case you didn't read my most recent post, I said that management is also part of this group and blatantly plays favorites. And contributes to this whole mess more than anyone. There are no easy...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. Why are culturally stereotypical behaviors so tolerated?
    For the record, dealing with this is nothing new for me. I've been dealing with it my entire 8 years in nursing in SoCal. I've seen the issues brought to management, I've seen it fought alone and...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Why are culturally stereotypical behaviors so tolerated?
    No. Absolutley not. I completely understand and feel ashamed of my ethnicity's self-perpetuating negative stereotypes. Every hour of every day. Most people of my ethnicity behave badly and I fully...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. Honest View of Nursing
    No. There is no shortage. Search this forum for that topic and you will see that is an ancient urban myth at this point. Yes. We are overworked and underpaid, pretty much across the board....
    Jan 14
    Forum: New York Nursing
  21. Why are culturally stereotypical behaviors so tolerated?
    At a new job and once again I am seeing, seemingly for the umpteenth time, some very negative, destructive and disruptive behavior being displayed by a predominantly representative cultural group. ...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. Confused about the steps to applying...
    1. Google each school you want to apply to. 2. Look at the admission requirements and application checklists. Each school is different. 3. Send your questions in an email to their admissions...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Going into Nursing after age 50
    Well then my biggest tip to you all is to PLEASE be open to technology. Too many peers of your age group are not. The tech side of healthcare these days is fast, complex, and 1000% necessary. Far too...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. I received this email from a professor. I was a little shocked. Opinon?
    Oh boy. If you're getting prickly about this, I hope you might consider re-adjusting your attitude completely about the rest of nursing school, work, nursing, health care and the world in general! ...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Ode to Case Managers
    Thanks. We never get the glamour or the glory! We are the secret glue that holds the whole mess together. Barely together sometimes, but together! Hahahaa! And we bust our butts as much (sometimes...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Case Management Nursing


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