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  1. Yeah, that's right, it's my fault.
    This is another reason the nursing profession is denigrated: people assume it's as easy to become a nurse as it is to become a teacher (or some other fairly simple curriculum). It's erroneous to...
    Sep 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Does My Forehead Say "I AM A Door Mat--Walk All Over ME!"?
    Usually, I don't notice that kind of behavior at first due to just not thinking that way myself, so it takes a while before it sinks in that someone's pulling something. It doesn't happen often, but...
    Sep 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Need positive reinforcement- people can be so mean!
    OP, Don't let a couple of difficult personalities rain on your parade. As one poster mentioned, if there's any way to trade off pts, that might be a good idea. As others have said: document. ...
    Sep 20, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Need some feedback please!
    OP, Keep the job, but also keep looking. You're keeping skills fresh and you've got something to put on your resume. In addition, supervisory experience looks good on a resume too. It's better than...
    Sep 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing, the field of medicine or customer service?
    These people are probably the same people who feel "entitled" to HC and such...that is, as long as someone ELSE's taxes increase to pay for THEIR cheaper insurance. Unfortunately, that's the majority...
    Sep 20, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. What does a Nurse Recruiter actually do??
    OP, Depends on what kind of experience the recruiter has. If it's strictly someone from an HR background who really doesn't understand the science or the nuances of nursing, the recruiter can be...
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Unprofessional Behavior
    Seems like much more tattling going on in nursing than in other professions. It's a rarity for it to happen in most professions. Most people don't want to look unprofessional & whiny in front of...
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. MD, DO, NP, DC, OD -- Who deserves the title Physician?
    It's no surprise CRNA's want to upgrade their titles. However, the level of ed/training doesn't compare with that of an MD. BTW, it seems a lot of anesthesiologists are running skin clinics these...
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Time to admit .. things you've said to pt's/family members that you shouldn't
    CUSTOMERS???!!! Start PAYING for more nursing staff! It's people like you who DEMAND everything, yet you moan and complain about the cost of HC. If you think it's expensive now, do you have any...
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Time to admit .. things you've said to pt's/family members that you shouldn't
    This pt should get self-esteem lessons so she feels better about her race. She has one Hell of a chip on her shoulder...and she has no business taking that out on other people. You should have...
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Time to admit .. things you've said to pt's/family members that you shouldn't
    These are the same people who THINK they're paying too much for HC. Too cheap to pay the REAL cost of the type of HC to which they feel oh sooooo 'entitled'...then turn around and blame the nurses,...
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Time to admit .. things you've said to pt's/family members that you shouldn't
    Gee, ice-water....what an EMERGENCY! The nurse was probably tending to pts who couldn't wait. This apparently isn't upsetting enough to you to inspire you to cough up the extra cash so hospitals...
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Time to admit .. things you've said to pt's/family members that you shouldn't
    Firstly, TAX PAYERS are paying for indigent patients. Secondly, for those self-righteous demanding pts & their families, hire a private nurse and also a maid for the kind of service to which you...
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    sounds like the typical overindulged brat kid who has now morphed into a non-functional young adult. mama is still there enanbling him now. is it any wonder he's such a problem? :uhoh3:
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Sorry your kid has probs, but we didn't cause those probs. People are naturally going to assume. You'll have to deal with it GRACIOUSLY. This attitude of self-righteousness is sickening. (Not to...
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. New Grad Programs in Portland, Oregon
    OP, Try to get a CNA or tech position to get your foot in the door (and don't rely on *only* online apps). Also, network...nurses, doctors, HR, professional organizations, clubs, anyone/anything...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  17. Do I need a BSN or will a MSN do?
    OP, There are several programs that allow people to move from a non-nursing bachelor's straight into a master's in nursing - even without an RN first. One such program is an accelerated 12 month...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Dreams of Becoming an ER Nurse Fading.
    OP, Will the hospital allow you to work some extra hours as a tech or even volunteer (just paperwork or ordering supplies, for example) in the ED in addition to your capacity in your current role as...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. luncheon with the CEO.. what should I suggest?
    Whatever you say, say it professionally and make it productive for the CEO and the hospital. (Remember, this isn't about venting; it's about positive, beneficial, maybe even innovative yet...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Starting to doubt my self?
    OP, better to ask now than risk a snowballing situation over time. As others point out, try to develop some relationships with other nurses who may be more willing to share their knowledge, in...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Would you leave a new job for a better offer??
    Your loyalty is certainly admirable; however, it's a dog-eat-dog world out there. You have to do what's best for YOUR career over the long term. Which job will benefit your career the most over time...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. As if nursing isn't hard enough, this comment appeared in a local newpaper by "none"
    A master's degree in what? Glorified babysitting???!!! Hate to rain on your parade, but there is absolutely NO need for teachers to acquire even bachelor's degrees; nevermind, master's degrees....
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. As if nursing isn't hard enough, this comment appeared in a local newpaper by "none"
    Having several teachers in my family, I can tell you their education is pure fluff. Literally, an ape could do it. They actually take classes that include lesson planning, classroom control, and the...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Uninsured patients
    I'm not a fan of nationalized HC (lived in the UK and it sucked compared to the US system - although folks in the UK may say it's OK since they've never experienced anything better). It's never as...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. DON said mean things about me...which I overheard.
    If you leave, be sure to deal with your 401k appropriately. You may be able to leave it there for a while & then deal with it later when you have more time. Whatever you do, do NOT pull it out unless...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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