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  1. Nursing Pay Question?
    For me , it was just being at the right place at the right time. In the beginning , I just kept looking for something better ,and finally found it. It's not perfect ,but back then I was listening to...
    Mar 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. MAGNET Designation
    Just pay for Magnet and it's all yours
    Mar 4
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. How Magnet Hospitals are destroying Nursing
    " Movements become business -that turn into rackets " and that is what I see with Magnet. Yes, I'm in a wealthy Magnet hospital and things are good , but they were good anyway with so much cash on...
    Mar 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    It's all about survival . Upper Amin. clearly understands the stats and probably help write your old text books ,but spit in the face of idealistic nurses. Just think about it-what a Five -Star...
    Jan 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Denying death as a society
    Guess who eats this up ? The healthcare industry that's who . Ok, don't take my word for it - maybe 60 minutes can convince you The Cost of Dying - CBS News Trust me -my teaching, Magnet ,all that...
    Jan 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. RN Long Term Care Facility Interview
    To even be concerned-you are hired
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Do you carry around your stethoscope?
    Dead give away of a new grad -The stethoscope Also, doctors ( even seen docs fake listen ) don't use them - they just order an expensive test or treatment. Ok,ok, for an NG tube placement or ET...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Evidence-Based Practice
    It sounds so good on paper -now tell that to upper administration and check if they give a _____ ? Plus, I'm writing this from a huge wealthy Magnet and Academic hospital. Preach one thing and do...
    Dec 22, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    Since "93" , during the nursing shortage , I have had so many jobs. Those were the days , I would " peak to peek " for another job, and at the end of the year I would have a stack of W2s. Matter of...
    Dec 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. what age did you decide to become a nurse
    16 y/old and best friend's Dad ( he was a dentist and I wanted to be just like him ) talked me into being a nurse . Matter of fact, after going to an all boy high school , it was going to be a cool...
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Ever accepted a job you knew was a mistake?
    Yes, but lucky for me, it was back in the early "90"s . Nursing Shortage ! On that note, I ran with it ,and rotated junk jobs all the time.
    Dec 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Dwindling faith in this profession
    Eric Hoffer-'Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.'
    Dec 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires
    This is so interesting ! Not long ago ,there was a post that was asking for advice to HR questions for where I am presently employed ,and my response was - "As long as you are young and cute , you...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. How to prepare for JCAHO survey
    Make sure your hospital has their sales receipt ,and you will pass everytime. lol
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. The Failure of the Joint Commission
    Wow ! After being a nurse for over 20 years ,I finally decided to lookup the "Boogie Man a.k.a JCAHO "- just like so many of you have stated - A joke ! Get this ! They are supposed to be coming...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. SICK of BSN Pedestal
    So far , I have been taking classes for my BSN and now have about three classes left. On that note, none of the classes have made me a better nurse-just going through the motions. Also, nurses that...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. CNN article on nurses and job growth
    So true ! I have been out of school since "93" and have seen so many changes ,and I am in school for my BSN just to keep up with the game. However, it is just like an article I read and I believe it...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What are your thoughts on patients who request no male nurses taking care of them?
    Just one less pt I have to deal with-there will be more pts to come don't worry lol. While u are reading this there is a call light ringing.
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. Northwestern Memorial Hospital Interview
    Hi, Presently , I have worked at NMH for over 15 years ,and this hospital loves new grads,and the more you look like a little school girl with pigtails the better.Really ! I believe it is the...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  20. Chamberlain RN to BSN online Jan 2013
    Presently, I am attending Chamberlain online ,as well as , many of my fellow staff while working full time at our Super Mega Hospital here in Chicago. As for the classes , you are signed up to take...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  21. Does anyone else experience pain from standing all day?
    I use to work in a fast pace recovery room in a mega hospital ,and there wasn't even wall/chair to lean on. In th end ,I got use to it and what helped was changing shoes during the shift. Oh, I just...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. What's the weirdest thing management has said to you?
    "Don't punchout later that you are scheduled !" ,and this is in an extremely busy ER . Oh, just one more . "Please dont use the foam cups for yourselves ,they are for the pts-budget cuts !" hospital...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. First job and I am in total shock!
    You haven't seen anything yet -just wait till you start your second job lol.All this sterile technique ,interventions, tell Supervisor, trauma , etc. = joke . I once work in a joint that had nine...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    Ok, here is the thing - when I was in the military I signed my life over to Uncle Sam ,and whatever comes with it. Nurses are to protect the "Pt's Bill of Rights " ,and end the end, to be pressured...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  25. Chamberlain College Sept '12
    Yeah, again Chamberlain is great ! After NR351 things get alittle tougher ,but that is to be expected.
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing


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