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    The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    What!!!!! Are you trying to get a perfectly innocent thread killed. A stray bullet or two might hit a thread just passing by, minding its own business.
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    Aging Nurses - Where do we go?

    We cover pregnancy leave, candy crush breaks, the ribavirin Pt because suddenly every one else is trying to get pregnant, and covering all the MRSA pts because the newly pregnant nurse ( who eats at the Golden Corral buffet) can't be exposed to disease.
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    Aging Nurses - Where do we go?

    At 51, I was keeping up with the new grads. Even after being diagnosed and treated for bilateral breast cancer. However, osteonecrosis of the knee has knocked me down a bit. I am on a desk job at least until knee replacement.
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    Stuck myself with dirty needle - please help.

    Do you make him wear condoms, each and every time? With a anti-apnea lubricant. You know that abstinence is the only real protection against contracting sleep apnea.
  5. Uuhhhhh, it will be difficult if you get your nursing degree, unless you have a Visa that permits you to work. The rules against working do not change when you gain an RN license. For some nationalities, it takes 6 to 10 years to obtaining a working Visa.
  6. A caveat about working in the U.S. while going to school. If you are coming to the U.S. on a visa, much depends on whether it is one that will legally permit you to work. The CNA training is not a degree but does prepare one to be certified and can work during school, but only if you have the appropriate visa status, which is hard to come by, even for those with an RN license.
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    Housing, whats included?

    It depends on the company and the assignment. When I was on assignment in Manhattan (in the city), I was provided with furniture, utensils, microwave and linens. In Florida, I was provided with just the furniture. Learn to make Goodwill your friend, cheap utensils and dishes etc.
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    Want advice for BSN

    One big issue is do you have a green card, or a legal status that permits you to work in the US? The second issue, is do you have an Associates degree or a Bachelor's in Nursing?
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    Why do minorities have more respect for nurses?

    Have to agree with this. Working in Boca, and the Palm Beach area was h$&l. Things are bit more chill in other areas.
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    Is it true all nurses get MRSA or C-DIFF?

    A few years ago, I was worked up and pan cultured by ID, for some abnormal diagnostic results, following a trip to Africa. Even had a bronchoscopy done with cultures. Amazingly, nothing infectious showed up.
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    Feeling Very Discouraged

    But the OP was not being bullied here on the Board. In fact, the only person that has demonstrated "bully" type behavior here is.....you.
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    Feeling Very Discouraged

    They legitimately questioned the OP regarding the situation. They were not cruel, mean or evil. They did not call her a liar. You, however , jumped to conclusions, decrying the bad behavior of mean nasty nurses, though that is nowhere exhibited. They have requested to the nature of the issue so that they can more appropriately assess the situation. That is not being mean and nasty.
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    Feeling Very Discouraged

    I am merely stating the fact that you are accusing them of being vile when the OP has even identified any specifics of their wrongdoing. As yet, I have not seen posters being "mean" to the OP. They are trying to ascertain what specific issue that the OP had with them to offer advice, and the OP has not done so after repeated requests. That is not defending them, it is merely asking one to consider them innocent until proven guilty. You are the one jumping on the guilt bandwagon with no proof. I personally have precepted many times and enjoy it. But others may not. Management should at least give notice to those that will be precepting. But most do not.
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    Feeling Very Discouraged

    Well, none of us were there. And despite being asked several times, the OP has not given ANY details that tell us what happened. So we do not know whether it was legitimate or not. We do know that she says that 2 of the school staff told her she was wrong and they do presumable have more information] . Sorry that you had such a bad time in Nursing School. But we still have no data from the OP about what actually occurred [/Quote] I have been a nurse for 8 years and have precepted many, many times. I was so good at it, I was promoted to the Clinical Educator after only a few years. So I do not buy the whole I have a full patient load and now have to deal with a student complaint. If you don't like, don't volunteer to precept. If precepting is mandatory for your employer, then work somewhere else. Don't ruin this poor student's life and make them question life choices just because you're unhappy. And for gosh sakes, let's be nice to each other and stop tearing each other apart. Many, if not most nurses in my experience do not "volunteer" to precept, they are required to do so. And on the topic of tearing people down, why would you assume that the preceptor, and her instructors are all in the wrong when the OP hasn't even given any details of what happened. You know, Innocent until proven guilty. Why are you tearing them down without any evidence?
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    Can a patient sign discharge instructions after sedation?

    No!!!! Big No!!!!