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  1. The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines
    Yeah, but that's just "science," so that doesn't mean anything -- bring on the NaHCO3!!! Ya gotta belieeeeeeeeve!
    12:47 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. North Carolina
    Welcome to allnurses! Have you looked at the NC BON website? All the information about requirements and fees is there. Best wishes!
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Other careers in nursing
    "I know that health care will be around for ever and anyone in it can expect to keep a job once they have one." What gave you that idea?? :) There's not much more job security in healthcare...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines
    Annnnndddd, now at 26 pages, and still a waste of time and effort ... :)
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Regionally v. Nationally accredited BSN - difference in employment opportunities???
    Part of the ongoing confusion about this question is that there are two different kinds of "national" accreditation. There is general academic accreditation, which is usually held by the proprietary...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Taking the NCLEX multiple times
    I'm not talking about nursing school. I was responding specifically to the Tosh quote equating test anxiety with stupidity.
    Aug 31
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Taking the NCLEX multiple times
    I took it back in the "old days" and it was like 200 questions on each area of nursing. Two eight-hour days of testing, a systematic and comprehensive review of what you actually knew about nursing....
    Aug 30
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. Taking the NCLEX multiple times
    As much as I enjoy Daniel Tosh, I do have to take issue with his basic premise. There are people who know the content, are able to demonstrate their understanding in 1:1 conversation, are able to...
    Aug 30
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines
    Are you sure you're really an RN? Uh, yeah, we do have mandatory treatment for some diseases now. Every state has a list of "reportable diseases," diseases that are felt to represent a significant...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines
    All of the diseases you list except anemia are vitamin deficiency diseases. (And some anemia can be caused by vitamin deficiencies.) Uh, yeah, they are "cured" by vitamins. :sarcastic: That's v....
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Walking from school at night with deer and no street lamps?
    Yeah, I've lived most of my adult life in a rural area and nearly everyone I've known over the years, including myself, has had a car v. deer accident. Although the deer always gets the worst of it,...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. FNP
    FNP
    When I was in graduate school >20 yrs ago, my school had been offering direct-entry advanced practice programs (CNM and several different "flavors" of CNS and NP) for over a decade. I don't know how...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Feds investigating University of Phoenix
    UofP and the other proprietary schools stay in business, and "get away with" their business model, because A) a lot of people fall for the advertising and don't do any actual research, and B) these...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Taking the NCLEX multiple times
    What do you mean by "going in blind"? Every US nursing program is focused on preparing students to pass the NCLEX (some more so than they are on actually teaching nursing), students are tested...
    Aug 30
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Taking the NCLEX multiple times
    It's even worse than that -- every NCLEX-RN exam includes 15 questions that are being tested for validity and are not scored. So people are getting licenses on the basis of having answered 60...
    Aug 30
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. What should I do about final grade
    I agree there's nothing wrong with asking, as long as you phrase it as "help me understand, because my math is coming out differently than yours" rather than "you made a mistake." Good luck! :)
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines
    Y'all realize you're wasting your time and effort, right? You're not going to change any of the anti-vaxxers' minds. Presenting studies and documentation and evidence is likely to just cause them...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. FNP
    FNP
    I don't doubt that money is a factor for the schools -- however, they couldn't offer the direct-entry programs if they couldn't get them accredited and the graduates weren't eligible for...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. FNP
    FNP
    Considering that there are a kazillion "direct-entry" FNP programs that take people with previous degrees and no nursing/healthcare experience at all and turn them into competent practitioners, it...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Cannot stand director
    I beg your pardon ... Plenty of us who have taught are "competent nurses." (But, then again, maybe I'm a miserable old hag and just don't realize it ...)
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. So... are 1:1 check-ins with patients truly "a thing of the past"?
    The last time I worked as a staff nurse in psych, in 2011, I was still doing all the "old" stuff, and so were many of the RNs I worked with. An RN talked individually with every client on the unit...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Is this crossing boundaries?
    " i meant to go back later but with everything that was happening it slipped my mind. Now I feel really awful especially as she is being transferred to another facility tomorrow." The "slipping...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    A lot of employers do -- the entire VA system, the entire US military, most major academic medical centers, lots of other desirable employers in healthcare. That's why so many members here strongly...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Healthcare is really business care
    Around ten years ago, the big Catholic hospital in the midwestern city I was in at the time went out of business -- they were trying to do the right thing and focus on client and staff needs and...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Medical marijuana, role of the nurse, professional organization
    Besides which, how much nursing assistance do people need to smoke dope??
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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