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    You need to Google your state and see if it's trying to implement, 'BSN in 10'. That means if it IS in play in your state and you start going into the nursing field as an LVN/LPN, you'll be expected to get your BSN inside of 10 years. If you're LVN you're either TX or CA. TX doesn't have BSN in 10 yet... but there's been some murmuring about it coming into play.. good luck.

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    This is from 11 mo. ago:

    Nurses at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Wednesday filed a charge against the hospital with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing administrators of refusing to negotiate on a policy they say encourages nurses to come to work when they are sick.
    Brenda Landreville, a labor and delivery nurse at the 180-bed hospital and chief negotiator for the nurses' bargaining unit, said hospital policy allows nurses to be fired after six absences within a calendar year, and that they receive a verbal warning on the third absence.
    "It encourages nurses to work when they're sick," Landreville said, "exposing fragile hospital patients and our co-workers to illness."
    Lisa White, associate administrator and director of business development, denied in a statement that the hospital expects nurses to work when they are ill.
    White said nurses are encouraged to find someone to work for them if they are ill. "If you find someone to work your shift, it doesn't count against you," she said.

    'scuse me! But I just moved to TX from a NON-UNION state and THIS is how it worked where I just came from! Actually, I think it's a little generious. WE weren't ALLOWED six absences. We only were permitted four with TWO personal days which COULD be used for vacation - but you get my point.

    Seriously, WHO ever misses six times in a year due to illness?!!?

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    Good point.

    Thankfully, TX doesn't have nursing unions - however, that's also not a great thing either. Seems like nursing is the most back-stabbing profession I've ever witnessed. Get a complaint from someone, usually aides or someone who wants your shift/position, and it's bye-bye.

    Amazing but in 2012, ONLY 13% of American workers are union. You wouldn't think so by the pull they've got in the elections coming up.

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    Hysterical! Just had to share it with my nurse-buddies!