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Joined: Aug 24, '08; Posts: 61 (72% Liked) ; Likes: 193

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    Interesting...Thanks for posting. Yes, seems like addiction treatment and the problem of relapse is a more complex problem than we thought. Wish we had more answers because someone I love has had a serious drinking problem for many years.

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    Fixit, barbyann, PhoenixTech, and 8 others like this.

    Quote from ohio student RN
    I think the gist of the OP post was:

    1. Don't demonize immigrant nurses and blame them for the standard of nursing practice as they are only trying to make a better life for themselves.

    2. Not all immigrants are illegal and cannot speak english. most are highly educated.

    the sad truth is even if ALL immigrant nurses were to go to their home countries RIGHT NOW. there would still be extensive problems with the Nursing Profession in this country.....
    That's not what OP said. And it is interesting that NEWBIE nurses take so much offense to what we older ones have fought so hard to maintain. Seasoned nurses who lived through the mass importation of RN's during the 1980'S then again in the 1990's know how quickly our wages, demand, status and patient care can drop when the government goes back to the old importation of RN's.

    WE older nurses fight to protect our hard won turf. The US nurses don't 'blame' the state of nursing in the US on immigrants. Far from it! In fact the reason nurses want to come here is because US nurses fought hard to stay in demand and to keep our wages at close to the the highest in the world. Do you realize how bad conditions and wages are for nurses in many other countries?

    WE FIGHT EVERYDAY TO MAINTAIN THAT HIGH WAGE AND RESPECT FOR US NURSES. YOU NEWBIES HAVE BENEFITED GREATLY FROM THE STATUS AND WAGES WE FOUGHT AND FIGHT TO MAINTAIN. I promise you it can all be gone tomorrow when they lift visa restrictions. The US hospitals got the government to do it twice before. Importation of nurses hurts US nurses plain and simple!

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    Quote from englishhyacinth
    i have lurked on these message boards for a tad too long. i joined to add my voice.

    you can imagine my utter surprise when i see a sudden sprouting of posts claiming that the root cause of the registered nursing problem is immigrants.

    i took my undergrad/graduate level studies in the united states and i would constantly be told to 'go back where you came from, there are no jobs for you'

    raise you entry point to a bsn and then you can complain about people taking your jobs,
    hmmmm like another poster said i too haven't seen a slew of people claiming immigration is the "root" cause of the rn problem. i call bullhockey on your 'root cause' inflammatory claim. no one here says that's the nursing problem's root cause.

    many in the us are for very tight controls on immigration. we were welcoming of all poor and down trodden for many years but the us started clamping our boarders down when people started flying planes into buildings killing thousands of our citizens.

    also you state "i took my undergrad/graduate level studies in the united states and i would constantly be told to 'go back where you came from, there are no jobs for you' then you contradict yourself an by stating the opposite in saying you were utterly surprised to learn on an many in the us are all for clamping down on immigration.

    and to this inflammatory claim "raise you entry point to a bsn and then you can complain about people taking your jobs" ummm many filipino nurses i've known constantly boasted that the bsn is mandatory for their education yet their nursing education is vastly inferior to any the us ad or bsn education and training. we aren't crying for uk or filipino bsn because we think they are better educated and trained. they aren't.

    btw i too have a bsn and a secondary bs degree.

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    SummerGarden, netglow, OCNRN63, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from The Commuter
    Hi, there. . .

    With all due respect, it is very difficult to have 'some fun' with this type of discussion when the aforementioned issues are negatively affecting many nurses' lives and careers. Good luck with your schooling.

    But as someone else said I'm not a student, only an RN who lives with the realities (not conspiracies) of our profession.

    Also like many here I DO take responsibility for any career choice mistakes I've made...But I try to make things better through public education of the problems of our has been a great help in that regard.

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    nursel56, Fixit, cherryames1949, and 4 others like this.

    From the article: "It also would require special tools to enable maids to clean bathrooms without having to stoop or get down on their hands and knees." "Housekeepers have the highest rate of lower-back injuries in the hotel industry, and these workers deserve much better," the senator said.

    I agree that anything that might bring attention to the number of back injuries RNs/LPNs/CNAs in the US sustain is a good thing. I suspect as a group nurses have the highest rate of back injuries of all health care workers.

    Some of the work conditions nurses and are forced to tolerate are criminal...Between the low staffing...lack of lift teams/equipment...being forced to move more and more morbidly obese pts which is causing more back injuries and 12 hour shifts that often go into 14 hours. At least if they focus on the injuries in maids it will eventually call attention to the career ending physical injuries so many nurses sustain.

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    CaOTn96, nurse15dc, CloudySky, and 2 others like this.

    Something is fishy about your question and the very odd statement that you "passed' the NCLEX RN application.

    No one here has treated you unprofessionally as you claim. You say you graduated from school in the Philippines so I suspect you WELL know that caliotter3 is correct in saying that you need to ask your question in the international forum.

    There was a time when the general forum was almost taken over by Filipino RN grads asking how to become RN's in the US. Now as you most likely know, AN wants such questions asked in the international forum.

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    nurse15dc likes this.

    Quote from hiddencatRN
    Can you apply for licensure in another state? Pennsylvania or Jersey maybe? That could buy you some time to keep looking for work (in the new state)?
    Very bad idea. I'm not even sure if TOS allows us to give advise on BON issues. That's how it used to be here on allnurses. Good luck op. With persistence you'll find a nursing job.

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    DavidFR, JDZ344, CaOTn96, and 2 others like this.

    Quote from dawngloves
    You assume that is who is doing the policing. Just be careful when you "Friend" co workers.
    Exactly. HR will very often google your name and check to see if you have a fb prior to making a hiring decision. The monitoring of fb postings and pics comes in when friends or friends of your fb friends report your antics to the employer. IMO fb isn't worth it.

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    graykitty, cherryames1949, Fixit, and 10 others like this.

    More money for the myriad of nursing school programs in the state and cheap easily abused new grads for hospitals. If the hospitals will even hire them.

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    funvirgoRN, Hoozdo, MtBpsy9609, and 10 others like this.

    Agree with the group who say both orders in your examples were VERY poorly written. The nurse was smart to question the orders. You're not smart to laugh and post about someone's diligence.

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    MtBpsy9609, lyceeboo, lindarn, and 2 others like this.

    It doesn't matter that you don't care about doctor's and dentists needing licenses in each state. I was using it as an example of HOW professionals are licensed. I guess you're a new nurse and never heard that we already have compact states with more joining each day. My license is multi-state. LPN's can also have multi-state licenses. See link Map of NLC States

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    Do you expect each state you wish to work in to regulate and govern your practice for free. Nothing in life is free. It costs the state money to discipline and regulate nurses.

    Physicians, Dentists realtors etc need to apply and pay to license in every state they work in. They have no compact states like nursing. The poster who said think of it like a drivers license--is correct.

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    netglow and gonzo1 like this.

    Quote from Vanilla Nut
    I think the central issue is the negative connotation- some might even perceive it as encouragement- to look up nurses' online. I think this action in and of itself sparks for reservation and/or distrust in the nurse-patient relationship. Keep in mind, this is even before the patient takes any action to look up and regardless of the information provided on the website. Any patient who views this ad may be prompted to question the character/knowledge/practice of their nurse right off the bat. It lends for unneccesary suspicion.

    I agree with earlier posts. If a patient has a problem with their health care provider, be it a nurse, doctor, dentist or whoever, they will find out who to complain to. I think this ad is sad as it certainly does not portray unity amongst nurses.
    Well said. This ad is sad and could prompt unnecessary suspicion.

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    This ad is so wrong. I know a good male ED RN with 16 yrs experience who had a spotless record. He had a bogus BON complaint filed against him by a drunk combative patient. (Long story short, this RN held the patient back because he was swinging and punching a staff member. A newbie nurse misinterpreted the situation and sided with the patient and claimed the experienced ED RN was "too rough in her opinion".)

    It cost the experienced RN $20,000.00 in legal defense fees fighting the BON complaint. He still practices and is an excellent nurse but he and his RN wife will never be the same. The bogus BON complaint has changed how he and his wife practice nursing. Now they are practicing "paranoid" of any complaint. The complaint and clearing his name has very negatively effected every aspect of their lives.

    Thanks to this NCSBN ad we will probably all practice a little paranoid. Being that overly cautious and defensive WILL negatively effect care.

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    Think of the diabetic patient without any access to his meds while the nurse is sleeping or staring at the wall. - Then report her. Call you BON to see if you have to give your name to report her.