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  1. I'm wondering-can the government force nurses to work during an emergency outbreak su
    Lucky for me that I'm medically ineligible to serve in the military then. ;) I seriously doubt that Congress is going to authorize a draft of healthcare professionals and send them to Africa to...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. I'm wondering-can the government force nurses to work during an emergency outbreak su
    I don't work for the government. So I don't know how they would go about forcing me to work.
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. New Graduate RN in Boston
    When are you graduating? If you are graduating in May, start applying in January.
    Oct 14
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  4. Girl brain dead part deux
    One of the CVs in this is from a Cuban Neurologist and the entire thing is written in Comic Sans MS, a font that has no use outside of a 14 yr old girl's AIM profile, circa 1998.
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Choosing a date to die?
    Well, you realize that that's a vast minority of GBM patients, right? I knew a couple patients who outlived their prognosis, surviving years after the original diagnosis. One had a clear MRI at one...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. RN Health Issues
    There is no obligation. I am a person who works 40 hrs/week as a nurse. My personal life is my own and I have no obligation to be a role model to my patients. That said, in inner city pediatrics...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. Failed preceptorship?
    My friend is precepting a senior nursing student now who she told me she already knows won't pass. The student has previously failed 2 attempts at preceptorship at another hospital. In this case,...
    Oct 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    It hasn't changed anything. Massachusetts has had the same health care law since 2006.
    Oct 7
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. New to Home Health # 1 Pet Peave so far...
    Haha that sounds like my grandfather. Never owned more than a rotary phone and refused to buy an answering machine ever. I don't have this problem since my patients are children and I don't deal...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. home meds
    We didn't confiscate home meds when I worked in the hospital. We told the parents "we give all meds here, so you will not need to use your meds" and that was that. It would be a cold day in Hades...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Nurses Who Don't Want to be Nurses
    Uhhh... well you might want to consider that before you become a nurse then. Because you're not going to find rainbows and unicorns in any nursing work environment...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. First US ebola patient died --inaccurate news report
    I was just about to post this after I read the link on the first page that says "Reuters reported that he died." Hogwash. Reuters made no such claim.
    Oct 5
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. Nurses Who Don't Want to be Nurses
    Well, honestly, the money is the only reason why any of us work, is it not? If I didn't need money, I wouldn't work. Work is not a hobby, it's work. And at the most basic level, the only reason...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Dealing with the sad parts
    I don't know that I necessarily agree that a child's death affects fewer people because the deceased is a child. If that child attends school, EVERYONE in that school is affected. I just left the...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  15. Port Medication
    The volume of normal saline used to dilute a medication or whether or not to dilute medication AT ALL is dependent on the medication itself, not the type of IV access the patient has. I've heard...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  16. whats so good about working in a hospital?
    What's so good about the hospital? My answer would be nothing and you couldn't pay me enough to go back. HOWEVER, hospital experience opens the door to a lot of other jobs for nurses. I don't...
    Oct 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nurses Who Don't Want to be Nurses
    You just wait till you actually become a nurse. You will NEED those night and weekend shifts when Big Brother isn't around to vent to your coworkers who actually, you know, get it. IMO, if I were...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Girl brain dead part deux
    I saw the video this morning (thanks to someone on my facebook friend list "liking" it, thereby causing it to appear in my newsfeed). I see no purposeful movements at all. She probably has muscle...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. I'm panicking! Now I can't resign!
    In the future, always resign IN PERSON and you won't have to worry about this kind of stuff. I resigned from my hospital job after a night shift. I told my manager I needed to talk to her after...
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Why can't a resident read a TB test?
    It's probably facility specific. In my experience, there have been a lot of stupid rules about reading TB tests. When I worked in the hospital, only a select few nurses on each floor were allowed to...
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. College Major Help!
    Your major would be nursing. Nursing is a general degree. You specialize after you are licensed.
    Oct 3
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  22. State Registeries and Privacy
    I'm not aware of any way you can search for a license without specifying the state, since each state has its own BoN which grants licenses. Even on Nursys which has access to all states' databases,...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Moving to new city in 2 months... when to start applying?
    Now seems like a good time...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  24. State Registeries and Privacy
    Well if a nurse is a victim of domestic violence, presumably the abuser knows that he/she is a nurse, no? The public listings don't give out much information. I don't think anyone could start...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. State Registeries and Privacy
    I've never seen my license information pop up from a Google search. But if someone is Googling me, they know my name and therefore have all the information they need to get my nursing license...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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