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Nurse Beth MSN

Med Surg, Tele, ICU, Ortho

Hi! Nice to meet you! I love helping new nurses in all my various roles. I work in a hospital in Staff Development, and am a blogger and author.

Nurse Code

Hi! Nice to meet you! I love helping new nurses in all my various roles. I work in a hospital in Staff Development, and am a blogger (nursecode.com), author (Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job), and I hope a helper to my fellow nurses :)

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    The Stigma of Men in Nursing

    The Stigma of Men in Nursing

    Barriers and stereotypes of male nurses are discussed. Males who choose nursing as a career face unique barriers.

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    Black Plague

    Black Plague

    The Black Plague has been in the news recently, with a couple in China having contracted the highly deadly disease.

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    Fired for False Workplace Violence Accusation - Feeling Humiliated and Shamed

    Fired for False Workplace Violence Accusation - Feeling Humiliated and Shamed

    A nurse's job is hard enough without being falsely accused of something you didn't do. Here is one nurse's story of how things can escalate when a co-worker falsely accuses you of workplace violence.…

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    Nurse Practitioners Fired for Negligence/Opioid Abuse

    Nurse Practitioners Fired for Negligence/Opioid Abuse

    California's Death Certificate Project Threatens License of Nurse Practitioners

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    Can We Talk About Nurse Suicide?

    Can We Talk About Nurse Suicide?

    Why don't we talk about suicide openly? And how can we change that?

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    When Nurses Dream...and Have Nightmares!

    When Nurses Dream...and Have Nightmares!

    Recurring dreams and nightmares can be telling us about situations at work and in our lives. Here's my recurring dreams.

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    Nurse Fired by HCA After 20yrs - Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Filed

    Nurse Fired by HCA After 20yrs - Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Filed

    Julie Stephens had worked in the ED at an HCA owned facility for 20 yrs when she was fired on what she says was a trumped-up charge

    23 replies
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    Background Check Reveals Arrest. Application to Sit Boards Denied

    Background Check Reveals Arrest. Application to Sit Boards Denied

    How to submit a Letter of Explanation to the Board of Nursing for prior arrests.

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    ICU Nurse Fired For Refusing 3rd Patient

    ICU Nurse Fired For Refusing 3rd Patient

    Nurse Julie Griffin was fired for standing up for what she thought was the right thing.

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    When Should I Retire? My Struggle

    When Should I Retire? My Struggle

    Usually when I write an article, I hope for a lot of views. But this time I’m not so sure. It’s because this article is way more personal than what I usually write. You may think me shallow or worse a…

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    Does the Doctor-Nurse Game Still Exist?

    Does the Doctor-Nurse Game Still Exist?

    The doctor-nurse game is a unique method of communication between nurses and doctors. Some say the doctor-nurse game no longer exists...what do you think?

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    Career Dilemma: Outpatient Setting - Will I like it or not?

    Career Dilemma: Outpatient Setting - Will I like it or not?

    Dear Nurse Beth, I have a dilemma regarding a position which I have just been offered. I have been a nurse for 20 years at a hospital setting. However, I was searching for an outpatient setting and fi…

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    Nurse Practitioner (Mother) leaves 21 month old in car for 8 hours

    Nurse Practitioner (Mother) leaves 21 month old in car for 8 hours

    Nicole, NP, left her 21 month old baby, Remy, in the car where Remy remained until Nicole returned at 4:30 when her shift was over. Remy died and Nicole was left to blame herself forever. How do mist…

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    CEO Says More Nurses Won't Improve Care

    CEO Says More Nurses Won't Improve Care

    Illinois is poised to adopt safe staffing ratios even as a hospital CEO publicly puts profits before patients. Mark Gridley, CEO of FHN Memorial, thinks fewer nurses are better and claims that Illinoi…

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