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    I will have my MSN from WGU this summer, and I chose the school because of its non-profit status and because it requires REAl work to get a degree---they are NOT for sale, like many online schools.

    Can't speak to the credits transfering or not, as I started at WGU with a BSN and a BA in a non-medical field.

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    FMF Corpsman likes this.

    Quote from missej2002
    Love the article, but I have encountered numerous addicts. I do not feel sorry for them, and at times I do judge them, the addicts that won't buy their seizure medication, or Tylenol for their child's fever because they can't afford it, but they smoke two packs of cigarette a day, just bought junk food from the vending machine, brought their pain medication, or they drink daily. They are on dialysis, have DM, do not control their glucose still smoking and does not know why their wound will not heal or why they are losing another toe. I am not sorry for feeling this way, we can not enable addicts, I am not here to baby them, addicts need to stop feeling sorry for themselves, attempt to get help, and stop blaming others. We all have choices, that we make, we are not perfect, but when we make the worry choices, we have to face it, fix it and move on. I have many addicts in my family, drunks, smokes, drugs, comfort eaters, etc. The ones I feel sorry for is their family-their parents their children the spouse, and etc.
    You clearly have never struggled with an addiction, or loved someone dear who has.

    Were that we mere mortals were as upright, clean, and pure as you......congratulations.

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    No one EVER sends me a Mother's Day card......waaaahhhh I'm offended!!!

    Have we turned into such socialists that anyone who stands above the crowd must be mowed down to size????

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    Quote from Nurse19842013
    I work on a Medical floor and have been a nurse for 4 years. There is a "seasoned" (in his 50-60's) male nurse who bullies me regularly. It all began when I started following him at shift change. He left me many messes and I am a worry wort, so I would always questions things. He seems to be very lazy and I am the polar opposite. He leaves meds to be given after his shift, or will just not give medications he feels are unimportant etc. He also has a very foul mouth, calling previous coworkers at other hospitals (which he frequently jumps jobs) b*tches.....or his b*tches. The other night he told a nursing supervisor he didn't know why he couldn't float to OB because "its not like I want to look at "c**tchie all night"!!!!! I am just so appalled, I don't know what to do.

    He bullies me by talking about me to other nurses. He says I am a worry wort and run around like crazy. He also spread a rumor that I would rather clean up patients than be a real nurse because once during shift change a woman was screaming because she was full of stool and I went to clean her up (he wasn't even ready for report yet) when all the CNAs were busy. I felt bad for the woman and if that were me or my family, I would want the same courtesy. But I get along with everyone I work with except for him! He gives new nurses bad teams on purpose (which I have heard him proudly say). Nobody says anything to him because he has a big and foul mouth. He brags all the time about telling people off.

    I liked this article because I realize I really have to stick up for myself. And I need to be more confident, or show it at least. He has also commented on my hair color when I changed it and called my friend coworker a fat b*tch.

    I am generally well liked I feel (I think I guess since people tell me when he says these things, lol), co-workers always say if they were a patient they would want me as a nurse. I have to be more confident and tell him exactly when he is offending me or when I feel he omitted something important (instead of cleaning up his mess). I am definitely non confrontational and do feel shame, and especially feel worse when nurses like him talk badly about me! I am not the only one btw. There is another nurse he talks about, and she is amazing, so I am not sure why he picks on her. And its not like anyone listens to him, they all know how he is.....but it still bothers me deeply.

    What is the funniest, almost ironic that he brags about being such a "hard person" and telling people off, but instead he just acts like a juvenile girl and spreads rumors and bullies younger nurses like myself. I have had a hard time dealing with this, but am definitely glad I read this article.
    I would start keeping notes ASAP....dates, times, and names of others present. Ver BAtim. For every missed med, an incident report. This sort of pit bull cannot respond to kindness...he gets his rocks off being a "bad dude". Clearly, he will leave this job, just as he has left others.

    I have had more than one run in with these dudes.....I scream "easy target" physically. But this "queer m-fer" does not tolerate name calling. Last person that tried the bully route is now working at Best longer a licensed nurse.

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    Quote from NursingBro
    I am learning so much on

    Can anyone fill this up with dummy info? I want to see what type of information experienced nurses would put.

    Room: 230
    Age: 57
    MD: Dr. Smith

    Dx: s/p open ex-lap

    V/S: q4
    Wgt: 10. k
    I&O: no
    Accu Check: no
    Lab: CBC q qm
    Xray: no
    Diet: Regular
    Activity: oob w assist
    Weight Bearing full:

    Precautions: confused after MN
    Thigh & Calf: ?
    CPM: n/a
    Bowel:Bladder: LBM yesterday, small formed
    voiding qs, offer urinal at nite r/t confusion
    Ortho floor, I gather!

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    anotherone likes this.

    Quote from Fiona59

    Where I live your post would be considered hate speech.

    I think people need to grow up and bottle the vitrol.
    HATE SPEECH??? I do believe the frigid north has made you and many of your fellows delusional.

    Thankfully, here in the US, we refuse to be cowed by political correctness......and have the right to express an opinion that hasn't been vetted by the thought police.

    Go have a cuppa, and grown a working epidermis

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    Thankfully, here in the US, we are still allowed to have and express opinions.

    "Hate Speech" ? ! ? And with a straight face???

    We are not that socialist and crazily PC (yet......)

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    Quote from kmarie724
    ...... I've never seen anyone who wanted a catheter before.
    Well, after the doc nicked my bladder during a colon resection, I had the fun of a Foley for 6 weeks while the area healed. Can't say that it was "fun".....but it DID allow me to sleep through the night, something my aging prostate does not permit me to do routinely!

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    LPN's know the "how to".

    RN's know the "why".

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    (......and if I ever ask an LPN about becoming an RN, it is because s/he seems to be bright and motivated. It is a complement, not a critique)

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    joanna73 and elprup like this.

    You could add a short phrase about "I am not at a stage in my life to give this position the attention it deserves" ....but in your own words. It is the job equivalent of "It's not YOU, its ME!"

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    Jodi Dotson likes this.

    Not to mention the application test.....just have my capstone to finish (MSN/Education)

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    ABitterPill, Scarlo, monkeybug, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from dirtyhippiegirl
    That poor baby. I can't imagine the five hours of torment that she had to endure being on this planet.
    I hope this is real compassion and not your judgement of how much pain this baby would have felt if she had been dismembered or given saline burns ealier instead....

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    SoldierNurse22 and Meriwhen like this.

    Quote from Meriwhen
    I know of several military (mostly enlisted) who augment their income with dancing and/or other exotic but not illegal sideline careers. Stripping is a popular one. But most of them took on the second career AFTER getting enlisted or commissioned, not before.

    Not saying that this means the military's stand has changed any or that you are incorrect. Just saying that it's out there.
    I understand your point...mine was that standards are WAAYYYY different for officers, who must hold higher clearences EVEN to be in a medical field. Any officer in any branch of service doing this must be an expert at flying under the radar.....A bad CREDIT score can louse up an officer's career, for heaven's sake~as can known adultery!

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    SoldierNurse22 likes this.


    I do think she's a little unrealistic about her future though. She wants to be a travel nurse after graduation and then go into the army?

    Sent from my iPhone using[/QUOTE]

    The military will not commission an officer who is an exotic dancer....they might take her on if she stops her "part-time" job, but getting a security clearance is going to be extremely difficult. This sort of "diversity" is anthetical to the military's world-view.