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  1. Overweight/underweight Nurses
    Just a few points: -It's fine to be fat. -It's fine to be a fat nurse. -It's fine to be fat and NOT on a diet and NOT exercising and NOT trying to lose weight. -Not every fat person is...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Ah, but you were smart, lucky, or both. I, being not-smart, not-lucky, or both, bought in 2007. In Florida. In April. Like literally a month before property lost 35%+ of its value.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    There are "things" that are important to some people that other people don't care much about. Everyone's priorities are different.I don't think it's automatically a bad thing to buy a car new, if...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Still don't get the BSN ADN thing...
    I also feel like the perceived value of the bedside nurse is declining. I'm taking about nurses at the bedside who are knowledgable and compassionate and provide excellent care day after day. Nurses...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. child safety
    There have been several cases this year (and in previous years) where the child -typically 3 to 5 year old - gets into the hot car themselves and for what ever reason they either can't or don't get...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Still don't get the BSN ADN thing...
    In talking to a nurse educator this week, she kept referring to "Diploma" and "BSN" nurses, apparently plunking ADNs right in there with the diploma. I am not a person who normally speaks up, but she...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. Masturbation roll call (and other, TMI conversations at nurses station)
    I don't think profanity is generational. I feel like the older I get, the more I use swear words. Not at work, though. I feel like it helps me deal with stress, and get my point across in a more...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Help!  Critical lab:  morale -2.5
    I agree with the others who posted that they enjoyed reading your post and writing style. Also, the fact that you have well organized thoughts on your strengths and weaknesses and know what you need...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. Help! I think I *need* to be a nurse! :)
    I think if you have your heart set on homeschooling your children for the entire lenth of their school career, it would be hard. Even if you work nights, you have to sleep sometime! 11p-7a would be...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  10. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    Yeah? OK, thanks for verifying. The point is, no one's health is guaranteed, and no one can count on not needing healthcare. Not even marathon runners.
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Caring for Obese Patients
    I'm curious: what is the special diet that he gets? Why is it so expensive? If it is high in nutrient rich fruits and vegetables, then the snacking that he is doing probably does not negate the...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    This may be a little off topic, but maybe your insurance carrier should charge you MORE for that marathon habit... What exactly are the problems caused by training for long periods of times at...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Caring for Obese Patients
    The lack of respect that obese patients experience is because of attitudes like this. You may think that you are hiding your feelings if you do resent them, but most fat people have dealt with...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Caring for Obese Patients
    Since I don't know your work environment I cannot speak to whether or not you did *everything* you could to get the help you needed. I am guessing that you probably did. If it were me in the hospital...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Caring for Obese Patients
    If he refuses to follow the special, costly diet, why does he keep getting it? Could it just be a matter of him saying, Nope, I aint ever gonna eat that, not ever, and then you quit ordering it? ...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Hospital will not hire smokers
    If it's all about the smell, what about e-cigs? Why are those banned too? They are not testing your clothes for potential irritating smoke odors; they are testing your urine for nicotene. If the...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Hospital will not hire smokers
    I know someone is probably going to bring up the "modifiable risk factors" point, so I'll say here that if we are hiring based on reducing illness, reducing lost work time, saving money, and setting...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. Hospital will not hire smokers
    I agree, but is it really necessary to ban smokers from hiring eligibility based on the issue of some (heavy) smokers who carry the odor with them? I have never smoked a single cigarette, and...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Hospital will not hire smokers
    Smoking is a behavior; obesity is a body size. If we are going to exclude obese people as job candidates because they "have a higher rate of illness," then we will need to calculate every...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. PRN hours decreased because of the ACA
    Thank you Muno, that answers my question perfectly. As long as the Per Diems at my hospital are given the option to decline coverage and continue to work 30+ hours (and I would think they should be...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. PRN hours decreased because of the ACA
    For those of you who have read the ACA (ha ha) could you please clarify this point for me regarding the employer mandate: is the mandate merely requiring employers to offer "affordable" health...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Domestic Violence:  Telling Her To Leave Is Not Enough
    Ruby, I am so sorry you went through this. I can't even imagine how it must have been.
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. When you are the patient and know way too much LOL
    When I was pregnant for the first time, I was absolutely terrified of CMV infection, and convinced that it was lurking around every corner. I became a freak about washing my hands constantly. I never...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. What in Sam Hill's Happened to Respect?
    Why not come out and ask them, next time they remind you, if there is a reason that all the sudden they feel the need to do so? Maybe someone who is not you made that mistake, and now they are all...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. worth the debt? Im stuck on this decision...)
    I agree with tokebi. I would seriously consider doing the ADN in Austin, from a cost/benefit perspective it makes the most sense IMHO. Yes, many employers prefer a BSN, but when it comes down to...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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