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  1. Should I quit?
    In one place of your original post you say that the only problem you have is with meds -- and you list lots of other stuff that you have no problems with. Then in another place, you say "but I...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Who would you hire?
    For me, it would also depend on what position I was trying to fill ... what, exactly I was looking for in filling that position, etc.
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. PhD (non-nursing) to RN?
    I have known a couple of people with graduate degrees in other fields (including a PhD) who went into nursing. All of them had specific career goals in mind when they made the switch and most (but...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. How to explain reasons for leaving?
    When I interview people, I always ask follow-up questions when I get a vague "rehearsed" answer such as "It was a bad fit." To not ask a few follow-up questions would be irresponsible of me. "It...
    Oct 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Best path for second career
    I too, recommend looking at traditional BSN programs as well as accelerated ones. Since you might only have a few pre-req's to complete, the difference may be very small. Here is another option...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. So there is actually a difference between ADN and AAS?
    In most cases, the accreditation of a school matters more than the name of the degree. However, you can never know "for sure" unless you ask the school(s) where you would plan to continue your...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. "not recommended for rehire"
    I would not obsess over it either ... but I would be sure to have a nice copy of that policy to keep for myself. If it does come up later in your career, you could show the policy and explain what...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Hate It
    I think unicoRNurse hit the nail on the head. You need to figure out what you hate exactly before you can know whether or not nursing is a good career fit for you. If you hate working with the...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. PhD timing/focus
    At this stage, no. But I would consider it as you choose a school. Some schools have more funding available for their students than others -- and/or more help available to the students to get...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  10. PhD timing/focus
    You don't need to have your research focused down to the point of having a specific research question ... but you should have a general area of interest identified so that you can choose a program...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  11. Did I take the bait (for profit school)?
    I am 100% for providing good benefits to veterans ... but as a taxpayer, I feel strongly that the government should protect our country's investment as well as those veterans by assuring that they...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. ADN or BSN
    It also depends on the job market where you live -- and what type of job you want. In some places, ADN's are having a very hard time finding employment and have to settle for the jobs that other...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    At my hospital, I am the person who is the liaison between the hospital and the schools. I would hope that anyone witnessing such behavior would report it to me. I would have no problem calling...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. CNA to BSN
    I am concerned that you are not looking into the financial aid options. There is lots of financial aid out there that does NOT consist of loans that you have to pay back. For students with true...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Admin nurse returns to bedside and.....
    I can understand a bitter staff nurse getting a little joy from seeing the administrator suffer ... It's kind'a like the joy I get when I see a staff nurse who thinks she knows it all and could...
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nursing student nursing culture question?
    Sounds good to me. (and I have been a nursing faculty member) But only your instructor can say for sure. I only know what you said in your original post. Also, I apologize for all the typos in...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. What is the politically correct term for "nurse"?
    I don't see female engineers wanting to use a special term because they are not men (and might be confused with train engineers ... or with people who "engineer" something.) I also don't see...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Name a disease/cond. for my research paper
    I also suggest picking a couple of topics that interest you ... and then spend some time searching the literature on that topic to help make the final decision. Don't pick a topic you can't find a...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Nursing student nursing culture question?
    I think that if it supposed to be about a real-life placement you had, then it is not a matter of "picking a nursing culture." But rather, it is a matter of identifying the characteristics of the...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Am I being bullied? Or is this normal?
    I'm not sure "bullying" is the right word for it. "Bullying" suggests that people are out to get you and it is personal. That may be an exaggeration in this case, but I can't tell from the...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. BSN-DNP and working full-time as RN. Thoughts?
    Sounds like too much to me. Full time for both work and school usually ends up with people not doing a great job in either one. Oh sure, someone will say that they have done it (or are doing it). ...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  22. Nurse manager who yells at people
    While I agree with most of the previous posts ... I want to add another option. Quitting your job and/or making a big stink about something isn't always in your best interest. You end up hurting...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    No, staff nurses don't always get a choice about it. If a school is scheduled to be on your unit that day ... the staff nurses don't get to tell them "Go away. Today is not a good day." Having the...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. patient for clinical tomorrow is a retired physician?!?!
    My dad was a retired physician who spent a lot of time in hospitals during the last couple of years of his life. He always looked forward to having nursing students because he enjoyed meeting them,...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Physician Extender ???
    In the olden days, "physician extender" was the main terminology used by just about everyone. I remember hearing that term decades before heard the term "mid-level provider."
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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