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tnbutterfly - Mary is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

Hello!! I am the Content & Community Director for allnurses and have been a member since 2006. As a BSN RN for more than 35 years, I have experience in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nursing, Home Health, Psych, Parish Nursing and Social Media. Please don't hesitate to contact me about questions or comments regarding the site.

The most wasted of days is one without laughter. e.e. cummings


As the Content & Community Director, I want you to have an enjoyable time on allnurses.  Please let me know if you have questions or comments.  I'd love to hear from you.

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    Exploring the World of Freelance Writing for Nurses

    You are welcome to submit articles to allnurses for publication. You can post questions about submitting an article here or send me a Private Message. Beth will be here as well to answer questions.
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    2019 Holiday Deals - Nursing and More

    Will you be prepared to tackle the crowds? Do you start to just salivate thinking about the deals you will find? You don't have to wait until then. To make sure you don't miss out on any deals especially for nurses, we've scoured the web to find some spectacular deals for you. And....the best part... You can shop right from the comfort of your own home... in your PJs, if you wish. So sit back and peruse the list we've prepared for you. Some of these deals are already available. You might be able to check off lots of things from your Christmas. Get ready...set...GO!!!!!! We will share Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas Deals below. If you know of additional deals, please post below. Share any special deals you were able to snag. We'd love to hear about your experiences. Platinum Membership 50% Off! Use code PLATINUMHALFOFF at checkout. Offer extended thru December 25, 2019. If you have been thinking about upgrading your membership, now is the time. You can get your allnurses Platinum Membership at half-price just in time for the holidays. No Advertisements Across All Devices Faster Page Loading Times Priority Support in Platinum Forum Buy Platinum Membership Today! Give The Perfect Gift To A Friend: Platinum Membership Now you can directly contribute to a friend or family member. Simply enter the member's name, a short message, and add to your cart. LIMITED TIME ONLY! 50% Off! Use code PLATINUMHALFOFF at checkout. Gift A Friend: Platinum Membership IMPORTANT: All revenue from our Store goes back to the community in the form of contests and the FREE allnurses Magazine. Amazon 12 Days of Deals 12 Days of Deals and sales on holiday toys, electronics, video games, jewelry, and more. Check out the top holiday 2019 deals and savings this holiday season. EXPLORE DEALS @ amazon SAVE On Apple Products @ amazon (Ended) Amazon Black Friday Countdown Amazon announced that their Black Friday event will start today (Nov 22nd), a full week before Black Friday. New deals will be announced every day of the event. SAVE BIG BUCKS @ amazon Microsoft BIG SAVINGS Grab these deals while they last—plus get free 2-3 day shipping, free returns, and free in-store pickup when you buy online. Buy Surface Pro 7 + Type Cover for just $649 PulseUniform Enticing Deals, Engaging Promotions, and Massive Savings. Up to 80% Off @ PulseUniform Discount Medical Supplies FREE Shipping on orders over $100 Up to 50% Off Compression Socks Carhartt Black Friday Sale FREE Shipping and Returns on orders over $25 25% Off Scrubs Uniform Advantage Black Friday Early Deals! Save 20-60% off brands you love. Up to 60% Off Scrubs Olive Garden Gift Card A gift for them and a bonus for you! Get a $10 Bonus Card* for every $50 in gift cards purchased. Offer available until 12/30/19. *Bonus card valid 1/2/20 – 2/9/20. Get Your Olive Garden Gift Cards Today Longhorn Steakhouse Gift Card Receive $10 Bonus Card when you buy a $50 gift card. Offer available until 12/30/19. *Bonus card valid 1/2/20 – 2/9/20. Get Your Longhorn Gift Cards Today Carrabbas Italian Grill Gift Card Get rewarded this holiday season. Get $10 gift* when you purchase $50 in Gift Cards, now through December 31. Get Your Gift Card Today Applebees Gift Card Buy a $50 Gift Card. Get a $10 Bonus Card. Get Your $10 Gift Card Today Google Great deals on Google products! $79 for Nest Hub DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links. These affiliate links are designed for allnurses.com to earn advertising fees.
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    You Can Smoke in the Operating Room! Surgical Smoke in the News.

    Thanks for the informative and eye-opening article, Kristie.
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    Exploring the World of Freelance Writing for Nurses

    This is a great article! Beth, thank you for sharing your expertise and personal experience.
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    12 Days of Giveaways 2019

    We are getting a head start on Christmas. As a token of our appreciation, we have planned a big celebration for the Season of Giving with 12 Days of Amazing Giveaways with prizes totaling more than $1200! If you would like to participate in this giveaway, go HERE. Click on the giveaway(s) you would like to win and complete the simple entry form. ENTER TODAY The contest ends on December 12, 2019. Winners will be announced by December 21, 2019. What are the Prizes? CM&F Malpractice Insurance - $100 Amazon Gift Card (Sponsored 6 Days) ATN Compression Socks - $100 Amazon Gift Card (Sponsored 4 Days) Picmonic - $100 Amazon Gift Card (Sponsored 2 Days) * Bonus Giveaway includes $50 Panera Gift Card; T-shirt by Mandy's Medical Merch; Book: Your Last Nursing Class by Beth Hawkes MSN, RN-BC; Book: Aspire to be Inspired by Keith Carlson RN, BSN, NC-BC ENTER NOW!
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    Who are the Scariest Nurses in Movie History?

    Halloween is right around the corner. Time for all the ghosts and goblins (of all sizes and ages) to show up at your door expecting a chocolate treat. Every year I am surprised by the number of older trick-or-treaters who come to my door. There are even parents carrying babies expecting treats for the baby. Hmmmmm..... Every year, I still get at least one child dressed as a nurse. YAY!!!! We still make the cut, even if some of the teens have a scarier version from a horror movie. Nurse in horror movies..... Over the years, Hollywood has decided to put these "angels in white" in a different light and showcase them as murderers, psychopaths, etc. Who are some of the most memorable evil nurses in cinematic history? Let's see how long of a list we can come up with.
  7. This is a GREAT discussion. It does tend to make us have a greater awareness of our own nursing actions. In case you didn't see it, a new video has been added to the original article.....all the way back on Page 1. Carry on!!
  8. Thanks so much for your input, @Cowboyardee
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    Case Study: I’m too tired to walk the dog…

    Feel free to start a CSI thread in the Admin Help Desk and post your hunch. That way we will have a record of your hunch. You can always add another hunch later after more information is released.
  10. We have had multiple discussions here on allnurses about RaDonda Vaught’s fatal medical error two years ago in which she accidentally administered a fatal dose of a paralytic drug to a patient. Many have expressed opinions pro and con regarding the Tennessee Department of Health’s decision that RaDonda’s error did not warrant professional discipline. Not much additional information has been released about the case...until now. Although this information was not made public until this week, on September 27, 2019, the decision was reversed by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and RaDonda is now being criminally prosecuted and being charged with unprofessional conduct and abandoning or neglecting a patient that required care... Vaught’s attorney was quoted in an email saying, “ In February, Vaught was charged with reckless homicide and impaired adult abuse. In a previous court appearance, Vaught publicly admitted she made a mistake but pleaded not guilty to all criminal charges. Since Vaught's arrest, this case elicited an outcry from nurses and medical professionals across the country. Many have accused prosecutors of criminalizing an honest mistake. A hearing is scheduled for November 20, 2019. Click here to see the discipline charges. What do you think about the recent charges? References RaDonda Vaught: Health officials reverse decision not to punish ex-Vanderbilt nurse for fatal error
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    Applying to CRNA Schools in NY

    Hello and welcome to allnurses.com. Your post has been moved to the Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist forum to get more responses. Good luck in your search.
  12. The following press release was shared with the allnurses community by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). About BCEN The independent, nonprofit Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) develops robust certification exams fostering empowered nurses across the emergency spectrum who contribute noticeably to patient care, safety and outcomes. Over 53,000 BCEN board certifications are currently held by registered nurses (RNs) who specialize in emergency, flight, critical care ground transport, pediatric emergency and trauma nursing. BCEN offers the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®), Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®), Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN®) and Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) certifications. The CEN, CFRN, CPEN, and TCRN certification programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certifications. Learn more at bcen.org. Follow BCEN on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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    6,500 Nurses to Go Out on Strike 09/20/19 in Four States

    Thank you for sharing. More importantly, thank you for standing up for safer staffing.
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    6,500 Nurses to Go Out on Strike 09/20/19 in Four States

    According to one CBS news source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/university-of-chicago-nurse-strike-2200-nurses-walk-off-job-today-2019-09-20-live-updates/ https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/09/20/university-of-chicago-nurses-strike-2/ I wonder if the hospital ever considered spending that money to pay for more staff to provide safer staffing ratios and patient care????
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    From Nephrology Patient to Nephrology RN

    Bridgette, thanks so much for telling your story and then coming to the site to respond to questions!
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    Am, I in over my head or out of my league?

    Moved to LPN/LVN Students forum.
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