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  1. anyone catch Frontline tonight - 3.31.09?
    Fresh from the SiCKo threads... Tonight, Frontline aired "Sick around America". They came to many of the same fundamental conclusions. You can watch the whole 1 hour show and read extended...
    Apr 1, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Mispronouncing medications
    Took me about a month to be able to say "a-rip-PIP-pra-zole" without biting my lower lip off. I would've paid money to hear Otsuka pronounce it when they first developed it. dig
    Mar 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Choosing a program troubles...any thoughts?
    As my Dad used to say, "These are good problems to have. " Don't be worried about your education taking a while. You'll have more time to learn the crucial stuff, and learn why it's crucial. For...
    Mar 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I burned my bridges 4 years ago....(need advice)
    You're a different person now. They may be a different facility now too. They may need you more than you know. I agree. What have you got to lose? Go for it! dig
    Mar 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Trying to choose nursing or counseling
    I'd highly recommend psyche nursing. It's what I do. It's my second career too. There's a LOT of counseling, exploration, behavior mod involved in psyche. I started out wanting to do counseling. ...
    Mar 29, '09
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  6. Burnout Rx
    Yeah Yoga! At first I thought it was organo-groovy nonsense, but it has done wonders to clear my head and thinking and makeme more limber. The slow, noncompetitive, stretching and deep breathing...
    Mar 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurses who work the day shift
    If bodily fluids make you uncomfortable, you really might want to re-evaluate your choice of profession. But like any learned behavior/reaction, it can be unlearned. The more exposure you can...
    Mar 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Whistle Blowing and Retaliation
    Someone who admitted to stealing narcs is now your boss? And you have documented proof of this? Start looking for another job. Any other job. That culture of fear will only tear you apart. And...
    Mar 29, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. The Nurse Will See You Now- Nurses perform much of the care that TV credits docs for
    YAY! There needs to be more articles like this. A LOT more. The public's perception of our profession directly impacts our ability to bargain for things that directly affect immediate patient...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Bad news
    I'm sorry to hear it. That sucks. I wish I could put it more gracefully than that, but... well... yeah. There are much less healthy responses to impending grief and uncertainty than posting on the...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I have a Question for you Male Nurses out there.
    My "justice delayed is justice denied" side is battling my "wait 'til after graduation and then vent to the N school's DON in person AND in writing" side. Or see if you can land him a job on your...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. What did you NOT expect  when you became a nurse.
    This surprised me too. Pleasant surprise, but a surprise nonetheless. I still have patients that would rather have a female nurse do certain procedures. But not nearly as many as I was led to...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. any advice to male late 30's on entering nursing field?
    Yes, changing careers is f%$g terrifying. But in today's economy, it's increasingly the norm. The sooner you convince yourself you can do it, the better. I'm a former sys admin. I got into...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. Do we really need a  "Certified Nurses Day" on March 19th each year???
    You could, but it conflicts with "blind, left handed, dentists without tonsils" day. Smirk, dig
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. Do we really need a  "Certified Nurses Day" on March 19th each year???
    Recognition days are traditionally bandaids. They're crumbs that do little to recognize and take steps towards solving much deeper problems of no bread. I'd rather have adequate staffing every...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. A few observations about the nurses I work with from a new CNA...
    It's fantastic that you're a CNA before going into Nursing. I wish I had. That's gonna cut the learning curve like you wouldn't believe. It'll also make you a more effective nurse who actually knows...
    Mar 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Health Provisions Slipped into Stimulus Package
    NickB wrote: "I do have a problem helping those who only want, but would never give in return. You fight to help the people that would no sooner spit in your face with not one ounce of gratitude. I...
    Mar 26, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Health Insurers Offer to Drop Overcharging for Illness
    "That's not a sign of flexibility at all, it's blackmail," said Geri Jenkins, RN, co-president of the 85,000-member California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee. "They are only...
    Mar 26, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Socialized medicine and nurses pay...
    I'm a nurse here in the USA. This June, I have the opportunity to do nursing in Ireland. I'm jumping at it. I'm anxious to see firsthand how their nationalized healthcare differs from our...
    Mar 26, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. I am watching Michael Moore's "Sicko" for the first time....
    People in the USA rarely complain about their socialized police force, or socialized fire department, or socialized roads, or socialized garbage collection, or socialized water company, or socialized...
    Mar 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Should I become a CNA before becoming an RN
    If cash is an issue, you might want to save it until you start RN school. Like the above poster stated - depending on where you are, you can apply for your CNA after your 1st semester is complete. ...
    Mar 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Under-the-skin ID chips move toward U.S. hospitals
    Wonder how the chip'll respond to an MRI? dig
    Mar 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Almost finished and want to quit
    KallipsoRed wrote: "I realize things are better professionally for nurses than it use to be, but you know what? That's like saying that racial equality is better than it use to be. Yes things are a...
    Mar 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. paid educational leave?
    I've never gotten paid time for education. Well, real education. Dinners from pharm reps don't count. They aren't education. They're amateurishly designed marketing campaigns... even if you can get...
    Mar 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How honest would you be in this situation?
    The real question is "If this is such a dream job, why am I even asking this question?" Or maybe I'm overanalyzing... again. Congratulations! dig
    Mar 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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