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  1. Hanging It Up
    After burning out of hospital and home health nursing, I am now a State surveyor! My goal is to be fair in judgment and always, always kind in demeanor. Benefits? 40-hour workweek, regular...
    Dec 25, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  2. Unrealistic expectations of nurses.
    Time for a union run by real nurses.
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Does anyone else plan to stay in bedside?
    Good for you, wanting to remain at bedside. I loved it but just couldn't do the 12-hour shifts any more. Also, the short staffing was killing me. I was a pretty darned good nurse by the time I...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Hospital Won't Hire Obese Workers
    That is disturbing. I have never had a nursing job where I had to do an activity similar to sit-ups. I have, however, done lifting, stretching, kneeling, catching a falling patient and even lying...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Any Registered Nurses that are state surveyors???
    I agree with CathRN. You would need to have very, very reliable childcare--you never know when a survey is going to go longer than planned. You will also have to start a few surveys at odd hours,...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Any Registered Nurses that are state surveyors???
    Also, you may want to search for 'nurse' on your state employment website. I searched 'surveyor' and never found anything. BTW, the surveyor job is going great. Learning a lot. Love visiting...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Any Registered Nurses that are state surveyors???
    Thanks for the comments, CathRN. I am moving right along in training. Getting to know teammates, etc. Looks so good. And I love having real weekends and evenings off!
    May 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Hospital Won't Hire Obese Workers
    BTW, this hospital also has a discrimination suit ongoing, brought by some Indian physicians who were not allowed to advance in their positions. Seems they don't project the right 'image' for the...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Hospital Won't Hire Obese Workers
    Amen!
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Any Registered Nurses that are state surveyors???
    HealthyNurse, I'm wondering if you took that surveyor job and how things are going now. I just started a state surveyor job. The training is interesting, though a little tedious. I'm not good at...
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Hospital Won't Hire Obese Workers
    Let's be clear that this is not about a hospital's concern for the health of its employees. It is about appearance, plain and simple. Here is a segment of the story published in The Texas Tribune:...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Planned Parenthood, Women's Health Issues, Nurses could rule the US
    It is my theory that euthanasia is never needed. If an ill person just refuses medical care, he will die fairly quickly. For example, my elderly home health patients with pneumonia would go to the...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Hospital Won't Hire Obese Workers
    FLmomof5, you speak the truth. My med/surg unit shifts were brutish. Heavy patient assignments, a couple of coworkers with attitudes, and rare breaks, so I came home exhausted, upset and starving. ...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Hospital Won't Hire Obese Workers
    Too bad appearances are so important these days. Some of the sweetest, best nurses I have ever known have been overweight. And they certainly did not shirk their work. Also, every obese person...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Why is unionization a subject of taboo??
    @jhanes ;)
    Apr 3, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  16. Why is unionization a subject of taboo??
    In this case, nurses truly need a union. But they only need a union that remain representative of its members. Unfortunately, unions have a history of turning into self-serving corporations that...
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  17. Dialysis Nurse
    I'm also curious about your choice. Did you get into dialysis? I am considering the same thing, changing from home healthcare. I have 5 years hospital unit nursing; 1 in med/surg and 4 in...
    Mar 25, '12
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  18. What is it like working for Divata Dialysis?
    I am considering a change from home healthcare to dialysis. I know there is a huge learning curve ahead of me, but I have always been interested in this topic. Are you on your feet a lot? Do you...
    Mar 25, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. Planned Parenthood, Women's Health Issues, Nurses could rule the US
    Subee, you are right about advertising of worthless food. I don't think it affects us immediately, but repetition of a message usually works whether or not we want it to! Let's face it: broccoli...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Planned Parenthood, Women's Health Issues, Nurses could rule the US
    And research has shown that, especially for children, it isn't just the food they eat that contributes to obesity; it is very much the lack of activity. We just are not as active a society as we...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Planned Parenthood, Women's Health Issues, Nurses could rule the US
    Alpha Omega, that's what I have been wondering. Where did this issue come from? We have always known that the local Catholic hospital did not endorse contraception or abortion, and the health plan...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Potential nursing students who dont want to hear the truth
    It's fair to let them know they might have to work at getting hired, just like people in other professions do. FYI, I got the first job I applied to after graduating. I didn't like it, but I got...
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. No wonder our profession is messed up
    At nursing school graduation, I only THOUGHT I knew how to use a stethoscope! Now 14 years of RN experience later, my skill at hearing heart and lung anomalies has increased, and I'm still...
    Mar 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Going to Camp Shane.  Any advice?
    Thanks, Allison. Found out about this after my Camp Shane job. I am not currently looking for camp work now as I have to work full time year-round. But will check it out when possible. The...
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  25. Attacking a Doctor Makes News; Attacking a Nurse is Business As Usual
    @martinalpn, you have good points. But punctuation would make them so much easier to read!
    Mar 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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