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  1. American healthcare system ranked worst among richest nations
    I totally agree with you on all of this. I think this administration has failed miserably at making healthcare reform something the average person can understand. Hence people were showing up to the...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. "Time to Talk About Death"
    Frontline just did a great documentary about this and it's available online: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/facing-death This is such an important issue and I think the biggest problem...
    Nov 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. American healthcare system ranked worst among richest nations
    Sometimes I have a hard time distinguishing between the 2 :jester:
    Nov 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. American healthcare system ranked worst among richest nations
    The US ranks low partly because the questions they asked... They didn't ask how many thought they could afford the taxes that pay for health care in the other countries. The difference...
    Nov 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Frontline: Facing Death
    This was one of the best documentaries I've ever seen on death, dying, and our healthcare system. It airs on Nov. 23rd but the full episode is available online here: ...
    Nov 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. All LPNs laid off in a day
    This same scenario just played out at a facility where my friend works as an RN. What ended up happening is they increased the responsibilities of the CNA's to include nursing tasks like g-tube...
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Treating the Muslim patient
    It takes 2 seconds to ask a patient if they have any cultural or spiritual preferences, and most can be easily accomadated. And it can make a huge difference in thier overall experience. Regardless...
    Nov 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Community Health Corps?
    I have an interview to become a member next Monday...I'm going back and forth on whether or not I should accept if it is offered. I'm a newly licensed LPN and going to school for my ASN. I haven't...
    Nov 9, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Nursing Interview questions
    found these here: http://www.characterbasedleadership.com/health1.html have any of you been asked these on an interview? if so, which ones? interview questions for: nurses, nurse aids, cnas,...
    Nov 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is it the time for Nursing School?
    It sounds like the big "selling point" for you is the length of the program-2 years for a BSN? I didn't even know that was possible, unless it's a second degree program. But I agree with everyone...
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New grad? Here's what you can expect..
    I think the OP was trying to paint a realistic picture of what the market is like for those considering entering nursing school-NOT complaining about his personal inability to find a job. As far...
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. New grad? Here's what you can expect..
    I'm so tempted to print this out and plaster it all over every nursing school campus in my state. They really do have no shame-if I see one more commercial for a school talking about this "nursing...
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Hyperkalaemia and saline
    isn't 100% glucose really thick and hard to infuse? I've never given it but I was under the impression that it had to be given as a bolus, and it takes a lot of elbow grease to get it in someone.
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I'm just curious...
    Christine just curious, what country do you live in?
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I'm just curious...
    Thanks, and this is exactly why I'm asking these questions. I've sat on the sidelines on a lot of these debates. I get frustrated...I don't really care about "patient studies". Anyone who's taken...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I'm just curious...
    Really interesting to read the responses here... I always like to look at what other countries are doing...I think Canada, for example, has a pretty good approach. Their LPN's now have 2 years of...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Passed A&P exam today!
    Awesome!! Good for you!! I'm studying for A&P now...it'll be my first EC exam. I heard it was the hardest so I want to get it out of the way! Love the idea about the DVD's, I'm definately looking...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  18. Help finiding a job as a new graduate
    apRN it's a good question and I wish I had the answers...for me it's a little different, because I'm an LPN currently doing a bridge program, so I include in my cover letter that I would be able to...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Help finiding a job as a new graduate
    If relocation is an option, go for it! I have friends in Austin who are always trying to get me to move out there because of the nursing opportunities, and the cost of living is pretty low. Austin is...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I'm just curious...
    Great responses so far guys, thanks! I happen to live in a state (CT) that seems to be especially proactive in pushing this agenda, so while I would like to think it's not going to actually happen,...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I'm just curious...
    I've been following the ADN vs. BSN/RN vs. LPN discussions on here for quite some time. I think it's pretty apparent that some type of final decision needs to be made regarding where nursing is going...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Iowa Hospitals Require More Nurses As Census Rises
    this is just anecdotal but I was at the ER this past weekend with my dad and it was PACKED, people were waiting literally days on end to get admitted. I talked to a couple of the nurses and they said...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Why does everyone need to be ACLS cert?
    I'm sorry :( I'm having a bad day and taking it out on people who don't deserve it. Good luck to you as well-lord knows we need advocates. ((Sorry for the thread hijjack too))
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Why does everyone need to be ACLS cert?
    I don't know about others but I paid for ACLS and PALS out of pocket because I wanted to take it and figured it would look good on my resume...I think most hospitals do pay for it for their employees.
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why does everyone need to be ACLS cert?
    Well, I went back and retracted the post because I felt like maybe I was being too harsh but it appears my original opinion of you was correct. Congratulations on your job offers, $35 an hour to be,...
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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