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  1. Stop the (Deskilling) Merry-Go-Round, I Want to Get OFF!
    Yeah I do need a change. I have spent enough time at bedside in various positions in my hospital to see the trend. At some point each working person is going to have to choose a side. There is...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Stop the (Deskilling) Merry-Go-Round, I Want to Get OFF!
    AMEN!!!! Dear lord the University training program is unrealistic to what a bed side RN has to do in acute care. For some reason two universities that show up at my hospital send their students...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Surrendering RN Scope!
    AGREED. I find it strange that we are also tied to room charge like houskeeping. Even RTs and PTs charge per procedure. Unless nursing at bedside can take charge of their own financials, we will...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Surrendering RN Scope!
    In order to maintain my own sanity I have come to terms with the reality of nursing. Focus on getting the paperwork right, and make the hospital money. If you get those two things right, you will...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Surrendering RN Scope!
    Dietary evaluates calorie intake, Speech Therapy does swallow eval and the MDs just sign off on their reccomendation. I have enough on my plate as it is. Electronic charting has increased my...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Continuing Education While On A Cruise
    I want to know who has done this and how much of the total cost was able to be written off as a work expense or some kind of tax credit or write off. Please if you have done this before I want your...
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Don't want a full time job, but wait..,
    Take the desk job, get away form the floor and injuries.
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Military and Nursing
    Knock out all the bull pre-requisite classes. Many are available online, such as math and English. My program alone had 1-2 years worth of classes before you could even take the core pre-reqs like...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. I Hope No One Hires You
    O please, "professionals" leave the job with out 2 weeks notice all the time. We had cardiac surgeons leave within 48 hours of being told they were being passed up for the vice president position at...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Nasty nurses II
    having 20 plus years of seniority does put you higher up in the pecking order. I remember my old co-workers and his mastery of union rules, i was amazed at how he could get out of doing work. I mean...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Apparently, everyone is a nurse! (rant)
    I keep forgetting how Non-Acute care settings such as clinics and doctors offices are like. Lets just call everyone a nurse for fun. A woman breas feeding her baby is technically nursing that...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. California, Texas, and Georgia Nurses (new and experienced)
    there is a thread on this site that had nurses posting how much they made hourly. In California its about $35-$40 on the low end for starters. Rent will kick your butt, your looking at $950-$1100...
    Jun 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Transitioning out of Nursing within VA
    what about a management or educator position with the VA. No nursing (meds, poop, etc), all paper work. I know how you feel. I spent my entire time with combat line, with a combined arms...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Why would nurses voluntarily sign up at for profit schools?
    I was young and dumb and fell for the whole "State is better" mentality. I see now that none if it matters. All that really counts is if you have BSN at the end of your title. As long as work pays...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  15. Do you hear nurses will take over respiratory work?
    In my facility RT are only seen in ER and ICU. Sometime they are on the floors for ABGs. Due to cost saving interventions they no longer exist on the rest of the floors unless for ABGs. ICU/ER...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. I Hope No One Hires You
    if they don't like their job, of course they are gonna quit. their reasons are their own. if you dont like these nurses leaving, sounds like its your problem. people leave all the time. and still...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Online Rn to Bsn as schools as good as brick and mortar?
    yes they are
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  18. Why would nurses voluntarily sign up at for profit schools?
    Many of My Coworkers went through the online for profit schools. There were two main reasons as to why they chose this route. First is because the totally online programs allow you to self pace, you...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  19. Feminism, Nursing, and Gender
    I agree!!!! Im more interested in keeping your BP over 80 systolic. I could care less that you feel uncomfortable and want to eat, Mr. Non-Compliant IVDA with GI BLeed. I am not you mom, Im not...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. Electrolyte Diagram: Ca Mg K P Na
    very good diagram thanks for sharing
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. The Nursing Shortage
    No nursing shortage on the west coast where I live. We have plenty of state schools and for profit schools cranking them out like a buy-one-get-one deal. New RNs out here are a dime a dozen.
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Attention ER nurses and managers
    look for hospitals located in the inner city/urban areas, or high turn over rate hospitals. they usually need people like meat through a grinder.
    Jun 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. "I'm not the doctor!"
    I hear about properly staffed facilities, last time my facility had CNAS was 3 years ago. Makes me want to cry.
    May 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Magnet Status
    My thoughts exactly!!!! The marketing genius behind this whole thing is truly skilled in their profession. How much longer are we going to keep falling or the same sales pitch
    May 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Male Nurse Hair Styles
    buzz cut with s zero setting
    May 28
    Forum: Men in Nursing


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