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  1. What ONE thing is most important in a new health care system?
    Covering everyone regardless of whether they have a preexisting condition or a job. A lot of sick people lose their jobs, and as soon as COBRA runs out (if they can afford it in their...
    Jul 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Who is the oldest Nursing Student here?
    I am 90% sure I am going to start an LVN program nights in August. I have a "great" but not fulfilling job in engineering that I will be eligible to early retire from in a couple of years at 55, and...
    Jul 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. security clearance interview
    At work I know several people with security clearances and prior arrests. Just be open and honest because this is extremely minor. But don't try to joke with the interviewer, they typically don't...
    Jun 27, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Why would you wear low rise jeans....
    I am praying hard for the pendulum of fashion to swing back the other way. I wear a 0 in jeans, petites are too short, and the only thing I can find are low rise. There are no "mom jeans" for sale...
    Jun 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. How do you tell someone they smell bad?
    Anybody can have an unusual day and smell bad occasionally. But if this occurs again, I would tell her nicely. Of course she will be offended or hurt. But is it better to find out now and deal...
    Jun 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. "Atypical" Nurse? How discouraging...
    The comments you have received are anomalies and do not represent what most people think. In fact, probably almost no one would agree with them. So ignore them. Everyone is not always going to...
    May 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Venting about BON involvement in DUI
    nursing seems to be the only job, outside of the military, where if you get a dui in your off time it directly affects your career. where i work, (engineering for a defense company) you...
    May 27, '09
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. Socialised Medicine the myths and the facts
    Yes, I do have a question that I have been wondering about for a long time regarding coverage in countries with socialized medicine. My son is a hemophiliac and his medications (Recombinate,...
    May 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Non-BSN to MSN advice?
    I certainly am no authority, but I have looked around a little myself for MSN programs, since I already have 2 Bachelors degrees. Most of the ones I found want a BSN. Those that don't, at least...
    May 18, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Do nurses have good medical insurance?
    Thanks to all of you for your examples and thoughts. I see now that it's about the same as most fields. One advantage you may have as nurses is that you often have more choices of employers, and...
    May 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do nurses have good medical insurance?
    Nurturer3, Thanks for your reply. Are you saying that, if your medical costs reach a certain amount, that YOU pay everything over that, or the opposite, that your cost is capped at a...
    May 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Discuss Reform: excluding Single-Payer and "socialized" alternatives.
    Hi, You spent a lot of effort on your reply and I like a lot of your points. It may be that we don't need a complete overhaul, but you admit there are a lot of people who are uninsured. 1% of...
    May 9, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Do nurses have good medical insurance?
    Hi all, I would like to know what kind of medical insurance benefits nurses normally have under various levels of certification and from different types of employers. I am not a nurse -yet- but I...
    May 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Strange job interview...thoughts on this?
    Of course you will know soon, but I would lean towards the view that she already thought she would hire you, and was trying to show you what they had to offer. That happened to me in my first real...
    Apr 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Social sorority and nursing school.
    My daughter is a junior in a sorority of smart girls with an average GPA of 3.2 at a difficult university. They have several parties a year but most of their events are volunteer or school related. ...
    Apr 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. clotting factor viii
    There is a National Hemophilia Foundation MASAC committee recommendation on recombinate vs plasma derived factor VIII. They say recombinate is safer but seem to still allow plasma..try Google,...
    Apr 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. clotting factor viii
    I am the mother of a factor VIII deficient hemophiliac son. What do you want to know? Recombinant VIII products are newer, generally more expensive, and are synthetic rather than based on human...
    Apr 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I'm getting written up! (Very long)
    Is it really true that a 20 year old in labor can't decide if she gets an epidural? And family members who are NOT in labor get to decide? What kind of doctor would tell the patient that an...
    Apr 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Plastic surgery etc. to defy age
    Unfortunately our society worships the young and disrespects the old, especially old women. It is understandable that a percentage of older women will try to look younger. Unfortunately also, you...
    Apr 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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