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paganoid has 5 years experience and specializes in Quality Management.

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    The grayness of nursing...

    Sorry it took so long to get back to you on this. I identify with your use of "ambiguity" because that is a more precise description of the "grey areas." BTW, I am HM2-to-BSN the long way 'round. My instructors in nursing school hammered the philo...
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    The grayness of nursing...

    The need to evaluate varying "shades of gray" speaks directly to the heart of the "vocation versus profession" debate in nursing that has carried on for over a century. I think of it as a continuum with vocation at one end and profession at the othe...
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    What did your manager do for you?

    In one of her first speeches as Harvard University's first woman president, Drew Gilpin Faust quoted Nelson Mandela: “A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not ...
  4. I am sure that Hobby Lobby will be delighted to sell employees the knitting needles necessary to complete back-alley abortions.
  5. It's all fine as long as the religious viewpoint conforms to the majority (i.e. Christianity in the USA) but this SCOTUS decision sets a terrible precedent. What if my company subscribes to principles of an alternate religion? No blood transfusions...
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    Doable Courseload???

    I took all the science pre-wrecks in one year to get into NS. I had already completed the majority of my Gen Ed requirements. In Fall I took Anatomy & Chemistry plus Nutrition. Three different colleges in my district. In Spring I took Physiolog...
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    Hey Murses.....Murse?

    The female nurses in my unit call me "Boss" or "sir" -- not because I have a penis but because I am the manager (and perhaps because I treat everyone with dignity and respect and jump in to help when needed). One calls me Akalitis but that's because...
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    I need a job

    http://nursingjobs.allnurses.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&utm_medium=text&utm_source=AN&site_id=238&utm_campaign=nursingjobs&jb=9075704 This is a posting right here on allnurses.com and all I did was click the "JOBS" link at the top of th...
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    Your desired specialty

    I would like to practice in hospice. I feel that I have a unique perspective on death and dying and I enjoy working with terminal patients who, overall and IMHO, seem to have the healthiest outlook and sharpest humor of all patients I have cared for...
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    Time to call a duck a duck?

    This debate is not new. It's been going on in this country since the beginning of nurse education over a century ago. I did a paper on it for Nursing History class. (Yes, I'm a BSN graduate.) The argument of "trade" versus "profession" mirrors th...
  11. No, not a nerd, unless you are staying home this weekend to watch Dr. Who and Star Trek on BBC-America like me. (when I really should be writing a 10-page APA paper and another set of essays and ...) You are a first year student with all the excitem...
  12. Of course you will have to check with the Admissions office and the English Department, but the WST is good for all the CSU campuses. We had students in my class who had taken it elsewhere. You must be able to "prove" you took it. In other words, ...
  13. Success in Nursing (NURS-2002) is NOT a required course. It is another seminar course with faculty and there is review for exams, etc. The "A" students took the course, the "B" students like me considered it to fill out a full time schedule for gra...
  14. I believe that you will sign up for first quarter classes after orientation in August. Subsequent quarters will be explained as the need arises. Worry about that later, when the time is right. Hope this helps, paganoid
  15. I worked full-time 40 hours per week all through the first year and beyond, but I have a very flexible work schedule. The people who got A's, deans list, and highest honors were excellent students who studied hard and attended each class session. Wh...