Jump to content
bchboy

bchboy

Med-Surg, ICU
Member Member
  • Joined:
  • Last Visited:
  • 35

    Content

  • 0

    Articles

  • 1,001

    Visitors

  • 0

    Followers

  • 0

    Points

bchboy specializes in Med-Surg, ICU.

bchboy's Latest Activity

  1. bchboy

    Ga Nurses Who Work Nights

    I had to work nights to get the position I wanted (Neuro ICU). I did it for four months and I became accustomed to it. I didn't like it too much because the rest of the world was awake and alert while I was sleeping or wishing I was asleep. You may like it, alot do, that's why I was able to get on days after 4 months.
  2. bchboy

    Anyone Going To Macon State

    Good Luck heyGirl. I would suggest making yourself as well known around the office as possible, even with Bobbie and Michelle. They aren't the most pleasurable people to deal with but I feel they sometype of influence (even though they are secretaries). Suck up it cant hurt, I have seen many with 3.5 GPA's and up get turned away and others like myself with a 3.2 get in. Again good luck, its a tough program but sooo worth it.
  3. bchboy

    **Alert**Our Right to Privacy as nurses???

    You would figure that with the shortage of nurses you would want to protect the ones they have. Jim
  4. bchboy

    **Ga. Nurses, We need Help!!!

    nursekitty, here is the reply i got from to the letter i sent to the secretary of state, it doesn't look good for us. changing a law in ga is just rediculous. at least we can change it to our place of practice or a po box. i would just hate not to do anything about this and have someone hurt because of it. too bad hippa doesn't protect us. thank you for contacting secretary of state cathy cox’s office to express your concerns regarding the public listing of address information for registered nurses on our agency’s website. please know that we understand your concerns and we appreciate the opportunity to address the issue you have presented. in response, georgia law (ocga 43-1-2) requires the state board of nursing to make names and addresses of licensees available to the public. however, we have many practitioners who share your concerns regarding their privacy, and they are given the option to provide the board with a practice address or a post office box for the public listing. any changes to this law would require action by the georgia general assembly; therefore, if you feel that it should be changed, you may want to share your concerns with the state representative and/or senator for your district. if you would like to change the public or mailing address information currently on file with our professional licensing boards division, you are welcome to send the new contact information to their attention, either via mail or fax, or you may update the information online. for your convenience, each of these contact options is listed below: secretary of state professional licensing boards division state board of nursing 237 coliseum drive macon, georgia 31217-3858 phone: (478) 207-2440 fax: (478) 207-1632 www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/rn/ again, we appreciate hearing from you and hope this information serves to alleviate your concerns. if the office of the secretary of state can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact us. sincerely, ava turner webmail coordinator office of secretary of state cathy cox 214 state capitol atlanta, georgia 30334 (404) 656-2881 i may try to start contacting my senator and representatives when i get some time to scribe a nice long letter. we had to do this in nursing school for the nurse practioner prescroption act and i am glad i have some experience doing this stuff now. thanks for your interest jim
  5. bchboy

    **Alert**Our Right to Privacy as nurses???

    here is the reply to the letter i sent to the secretary of state, it doesn't look good for us. changing a law in ga is just rediculous. at least we can change it to our place of practice or a po box. i would just hate not to do anything about this and have someone hurt because of it. too bad hippa doesn't protect us. thank you for contacting secretary of state cathy cox's office to express your concerns regarding the public listing of address information for registered nurses on our agency's website. please know that we understand your concerns and we appreciate the opportunity to address the issue you have presented. in response, georgia law (ocga 43-1-2) requires the state board of nursing to make names and addresses of licensees available to the public. however, we have many practitioners who share your concerns regarding their privacy, and they are given the option to provide the board with a practice address or a post office box for the public listing. any changes to this law would require action by the georgia general assembly; therefore, if you feel that it should be changed, you may want to share your concerns with the state representative and/or senator for your district. if you would like to change the public or mailing address information currently on file with our professional licensing boards division, you are welcome to send the new contact information to their attention, either via mail or fax, or you may update the information online. for your convenience, each of these contact options is listed below: secretary of state professional licensing boards division state board of nursing 237 coliseum drive macon, georgia 31217-3858 phone: (478) 207-2440 fax: (478) 207-1632 www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/rn/ again, we appreciate hearing from you and hope this information serves to alleviate your concerns. if the office of the secretary of state can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact us. sincerely, ava turner webmail coordinator office of secretary of state cathy cox 214 state capitol atlanta, georgia 30334 (404) 656-2881
  6. bchboy

    **Ga. Nurses, We need Help!!!

    As discussed in another thread, Ga. still shows your home address when you type in the name and state of a licensed RN. For our safety and that of our families, this needs to be changed Please go to this website and request that your personal information gets removed from this public file. There is no reason whatsoever to have our Home address, or the city we live in up for public view for anyone to see, especially patients who may have grown a little too fond of their nurse. http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/ Thanks for the help Jim
  7. bchboy

    **Alert**Our Right to Privacy as nurses???

    I think city and state is a little better but not if your from a town of 1200 folks. Anyway, I think it should just show your name, state, license number and if it is valid or not, any other info needs to be protected. I am going to start a push in the state of Ga. I have good back up from the people who started the movement that just allowed nurse practitioners to write prescriptions in Ga., just be aware of what your state is doing to you, it could be endangering you and your family. Thanks and I will keep you all updated. Jim
  8. bchboy

    **Alert**Our Right to Privacy as nurses???

    Thanks for the quick replies and I am glad to see it's not in every state. Jim
  9. I am not sure if anyone has discussed this before but I think this needs action from us all.... I just went to the Secretary of State website to find out the status of my license and realized I could type a last name of any licensed nurse and find there home address. Give it a try, I could find any of my coworkers old classmates etc... (this is in Ga., I am not sure about other states) I dont have much of a problem with it because I am a guy and dont think I will be stalked anytime soon but for the 75% of the female nurses out there it is a tragedy waiting to happen. As nurses, we deal with all sorts of people, both good and bad. I for one do not want my patients having my home address without my knowledge. I am going to send a letter to the Secretary of State to ensure this matter gets resolved but this is a heads up that I may need your help. Thanks Jim
  10. 2-3 hrs a day (45 min-1 hr chunks) for about 3 weeks. Used Saunders, lippencott and Meds Pub. I then took 3 days off to party in Charleston SC, last day, a light reveiw on ABGs and Lab values. Passed with 163 questions. Not great but it worked for me. You should really know most of the content already, just make sure you know ABGs, Lab values, and test taking stratagies, oh and pray alot... Good luck. Jim
  11. bchboy

    NCLEX was harder than any practice questions

    You know, I took the test last week and I agree the questions we study with aren't even close to whats on the NCLEX but I think you need about a 35% to pass. At least that is about what I figured I my score to have been and I still passed. I know I am not that great of a guesser. I think I knew about 20 questions, narrowed another twenty to one or the other, and the remaining 130 were just enie-meenie-minie-moe... There must be certain questions that need to be answered right in order to pass and the others are just to see how you can work under duress. I could be way off but way too many people leave the test swearing they failed and they passed. I am sure after this much schooling and the zillions of tests we have taken, we could judge about how many we are getting right or wrong. Anyway that is my uneducated guess and I am sure you all passed. Good Luck
  12. bchboy

    "tough" reenactment

    U Da Bomb!!!
  13. bchboy

    I Passed!!!!!!!!

    Print it out so you dont keep checking back to see if it had changed plus it is always nice to get in int writing.... Congrats, Bchboy
  14. bchboy

    I passed too!!

    Awesome, Congrats... Feels great to put RN behind the name finally doesn't it? bchboy Jim RN .:bowingpur :thankya: (heres to us):cheers:
  15. bchboy

    Want to be a Nurse..need advice

    Hey Erik, Lilypad gave you some good advice on the Algebra thing, my school just required Math Modeling for the ASN program. On the Nursing side of it (which I think you also inquired about) the nursing experience is based on the individual themselves. I know nurses who hate it for one reason or another but they are the type that really shouldn't have become nurses in the first place. I worked quality control/engineering in a factory that produced jet engine parts, decent money but I hated it, went home, stayed with my family, then to school for three years and now I am an RN and I love it. The pay is a better and I work less hours. Honestly you need to evaluate yourself as what could you do for others and what do you really want to do for others, to me thats what it is all about. Can you clean an incontinent patient and not bat an eye, can you feel comfortable holding a crying man who just lost his wife? Going thru school putting up with the blood and guts is the easy part, the hard part is treating "just any" total stranger as if that person was your closest loved one. Not everyone can do that and they are the ones who seem to be unhappy. I get the greatest "high" from this job, it is awesome and all I can say is since I found nursing I feel blessed. Hope this helps Jim
  16. bchboy

    75 questions this AM and don't feel good about it....

    IF you feel you knew some of the answers and it stopped at 75 I would bet money on the odds that you passed. I am pretty good with determining my score after I take a test and I honestly believe I didn't get more than than about a 50% on that test. Out of 163 questions I say I really knew maybe, twenty, could guess at about another twenty and the rest I was totally clueless. So I figure with some really good guessing I must have got about 60 out of 163 right. That is why I cant believe I passed. Anyway, I am sure you nailed it...
×