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  1. do you think a degree/ education is ever a waste?
    It's more a function of if your debt level is a waste. Learning, per se, is not, but most employers look at only the "paper", i.e. B.S., M.S., etc. It would be great if there were more specific...
    Mar 3, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Displaying credentials
    Meh. The alphabet soup thing is pathetic if people feel the need to wear everything on your chest. (This stuff is for resumes and CVs.) Stick to the basics- name and licensure.
    Feb 9, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. Will I be job hopping?
    Your plan to do two years on the ortho floor sounds good. Maybe you could work on any certifications that OR would require of you in the meantime. Most important, don't make it seem like you're just...
    Jun 29, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. burned out
    If you are lucky enough to get a job right away, that will be it's own form of "school" until you get your sea legs. You may want to look at taking a non-nursing elective that's needed for the BSN...
    Mar 29, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. WHat's your plan after RN BSN?
    ...just finished an RN to BSN program. After being exposed to even more of the silliness that is "nursing theory" I'd have to say any grad program would be non-nursing. Healthcare Management, maybe?
    Mar 3, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. HELP! Masking the smell of feces!
    Using shaving cream (the foamy kind) when wiping butts is a "two-fer". It helps clean and cuts the odor down immediately.
    Mar 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Your most embarrassing experience with a patient
    While in L/D clinical, I was helping an anesthesia resident put in an epidural by supporting the side lying patient. (She was facing my direction and I was bent over her with one arm behind her knees...
    Feb 19, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. ADN to BSN: new grad again?
    No. The "new grad" status refers to when you got your nursing license, not your BSN.
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    During post-partum clinical, I was having trouble "popping" those cold packs that have the beads in them. It was in front of my instructor, and I was embarrassed, so I put some extra muscle into it....
    Feb 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. WHY do I need a BSN?
    "You will find that nursing theory will mean more to you when you are an actual, like, nurse." Sorry, I strongly disagree. Twenty plus years of nursing experience has taught me that most theories...
    Jan 22, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Looking to go back to work as a substitute school nurse
    Asthma, diabetes, seizures, concussions and food allergies are among the "biggies" in my school district. There are some resource books out there that list common complaints in schools and nursing...
    Jan 17, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. CE and new job applications
    Most hiring folks I've spoken with say that they are inundated with resumes and paper, and that brief and succinct is better. I think the info about CE would probably be better brought up in the...
    Jan 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Should I stay an LVN in acute care while looking for an acute care RN position?
    "Should I continue on with the LVN job, and work home health part time while finishing my BSN if my plan is to work acute care as a RN?" Good plan. Stick with your fairly secure job which still...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Oh boy. Let go from job... not sure if this is it. :(
    "You have what it takes, you should never give up" I see a lot of this sentiment on AN. Thing is, how do people know this? The only thing we have to go on is a posting. Not everyone can do...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Oh boy. Let go from job... not sure if this is it. :(
    "The other concern for me though, and this has nothing to do with you, is that you are told that you can't hack it at the bedside but you'd be great running the show and telling others how to do the...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. facility responsibility to the obese
    ...then they should have the RIGHT to endure the consequences of their actions without the taxpayer being beholden to pay for the medical expenses of cleaning up their behavioral messes.
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. A good answer to those who ask our salary
    You could always respond by asking them how much they weigh...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. ma2cna = a well rounded nurse?
    Some people in my nursing class had NEVER done patient care and hit a kind of wall the first time they had to do something personal like toilet or bath another adult. CNA experience can help you get...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. wierd/scary craigslist job
    Not always; I've found three jobs (reputable) on Craigslist.
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Don't know if I can keep doing it.
    Funny, I thought they were called "Nursing Homes" because you got nursing care there. These types of ratios make it impossible. Get out while you still have your sanity.
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. RN vs NP vs DNP
    "I want to be on top, I do not want to be at the bottom any longer than I have to" Ouch. Is this what you think of nursing before you've even become licensed?
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. New Bill Eases Work Visas for Foreign Nurses
    ****************************** Stop preaching and getting off the real topic. There are multitudes of underemployed or never-employed American nurses, new grads, current students. We have no need...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. New Bill Eases Work Visas for Foreign Nurses
    "ANA recognizes the seriousness of the nursing shortage especially in this economy, and our emphasis is on investment in our domestic nursing workforce. ANA is deeply concerned with expansion of...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Bankruptcy and Jobs
    "By the time you actually graduate and take NCLEX, some time will have passed, and you will have a "clean slate" on your credit anyway." I believe the bankruptcy discharge shows up for seven...
    Sep 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. Jewish patients: End of Life practices
    ************************* And so it begins. Funny the self-identified Jewish responders weren't offended...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion