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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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    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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    Why Nurses Should Join the Gig Economy Right Now

    The OP is talking about time and that you should spend it doing what you want....what you feel to be valuable and uplifting. She is not suggesting that you necessarily spend more time at the bedside. If you want to start a business, work from home so you can spend more time with family, a side gig can turn into a source of revenue so that you can have more time to spend it how you want.
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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.
  4. Thanks so much for your input, @Cowboyardee
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    I need to borrow you for about 30 minutes. I need your help

    I removed the name of your former place of employment.
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    Case Study (CSI): 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.
  7. 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.
  9. 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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    Why am I 16?

    When I saw I was just a 10... I thought I surely had more posts than that. But then I got to thinking.... 10 was good enough for Bo Derek. LOL (I know many of you are too young and have no idea of that reference...)
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    Why am I 16?

    I spend too much time flying around the site and evidently need to take more time "talking". I need to be a Social Butterfly.
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    Meeting AllNurses in Real Life?

    We LOVE meeting our members in person!! I will be at the NNBA Conference in Las Vegas in September. If anyone is attending that conference, stop by the allnurses booth.
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