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  1. Is nursing theory actually used by working nurses?
    The usefulness of Nursing Theory in nursing practice is like Philosophy in life...most people don't realize they are living their lives (i.e. Practicing) by it but they are. The more we realize there...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Considering nursing...need advice!
    Congratulations!! thank you so much for returning to tell what happened. I don't look on this site much but I had this one tagged so when you posted it popped up. Just keep on are...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Name the hospital and its Starting Salary!!!
    I used to work for VNS (1.5 years full time and 10 additional years contract). I loved it and decided that I would return to work for them Per Diem when I retired. So, 1.5 years ago, I retired from...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing
  4. How do you do it?
    I'm certain that many people will give you tips that will help you get organized. My days of caring for the whole family are past, so I will address a couple of other aspects that will also give you...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Interview in another nursing program after being dismissed
    You are in a difficult position. You say you were "almost graduated" when you were dismissed. That seems like a real problem to me. Although I do wonder what class you failed, it is hard to...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Accepted job at NYP-Cornell!
    These days it is seems to take weeks between each step! In my experience the best move is to end the call with a inquiry about the next step and when you should expect to hear from someone. It...
    Sep 11, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing
  7. Name the hospital and its Starting Salary!!!
    Although Beth Israel and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital are both part of Continuum Health Partners, the nurses are covered under separate contracts. St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital are NYSNA while BI...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing
  8. Is getting my BSN really going to pay off?
    getting a bsn is essential these days if you expect to work in the hospital. don't even think about not completing your program if you intend to have a career as a nurse. now, getting to...
    Sep 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Chest pain do you need an EKG order?
    Absolutely right! You do not need a doctor's order to do an EKG for chest pain and, as described previously, one would wonder about an RN who did not do one stat but this is a good example for you...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. how can a nursing home nurse get into a hospital job?
    I think you are on the right track and I advise you to continue doing everything you can to get into hospital nursing. Your salary may or may not be higher right away but I'm certain that it would...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Name the hospital and its Starting Salary!!!
    I retired from one major hospital and started working (in the same unit) Per Diem through an agency (that's a long story, don't ask). Recently, I became Per Diem through the hospital (which I should...
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing
  12. what would you do?
    It doesn't sound at all silly. Your description brings back memories of my basic training and the times that I experienced similar situations. Don't be concerned that you have a character
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. holistic vs. traditional nursing
    Holistic nursing is a nursing specialty for which an RN may obtain certification. An individual wishing to become a Holistic Nurse must first become an RN. Once an RN you would take additional...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  14. Any new grads work for Visiting Nurse Services of NY?
    VNSNY is a wonderful company to work for and your manager is always just a phone call away to help you handle any unusual circumstances. The Internship program for new grads is new since I worked...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing
  15. Why is home health considered an "easier" area of nursing, suitable for beginners?
    As I read through the posts I am reminded that "home health" is a very broad term and there are, indeed, very different types of jobs within that catch-all phrase. I originally read the post and...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Why is home health considered an "easier" area of nursing, suitable for beginners?
    Whoever said that? I worked as a Visiting Nurse with VNSNY and it is not for a new grad! Although home care agencies may hire new grads I do not recommend it. Before I worked for the VNS I worked...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. When did you decide nursing was for you?
    Congratulations!!!! You will find there are ups and downs along the way but, 30 years into my career, I still feel the way you just described.
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. what did LPN school teach me? not much im afraid... will RN school help me?!
    I'm so sorry to hear you are not satisfied with your education. I was never an LPN but what you describe does not sound right. What school do you go to? Perhaps if your post is directed as other...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  19. When did you decide nursing was for you?
    I was 7 years old. I couldn't read or write but I learned "Hospital" so I could write it on a blackboard and put it at the entrance to my bedroom where I had my dolls lined up for shots. I was...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Am I an idiot for choosing the BSN route rather than the ADN...?
    You are making the right decision. When you do start working, you can use the tuition benefit (assuming there is one) toward grad school. By the way, do your friends know they will be required to...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. New Nurse needs help interpreting labs, please
    Your example of BUN caught my attention because certain patients with CHF who are being appropriately treated aggressively for fluid overload will be expected to have an elevated BUN and and pushing...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Is health assessment synonymous to physical examination?
    No, they are not the same thing. A physical exam is just what it says it is - an examination of the physical body. It may be a "complete" physical exam and include looking in the eyes (retinal...
    Jun 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New Grad RN CAN'T FIND WORK!! What should I do?
    You could get a job as a CNA after graduation to help you have income but it won't count as RN experience. Also, it is unlikely any reputable hospital will hire you as a CNA after you graduate...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. I like learning about diseases but hate nursing
    To the OP - You have written a very thoughtful description that shows good observational skills and excellent personal insight. Many people are not fortunate enough to have this combination at at...
    Jun 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Name the hospital and its Starting Salary!!!
    "starting salary" is different from "base salary". Any nurse who has experience will have those years added on at a rate that is agreed by the NYSNA contract (in an NYSNA hospital). One NYSNA...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing

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