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FireStarterRN BSN, RN

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FireStarterRN has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC, Med/Surg, Peds, ICU, Tele.

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    ANA national headquarter officers' salaries

    I thought a >$450,000 salary for the CEO quite generous. I'm sure the ANA, and other unions such as it, have quite stable financial bases. I assume much of their financial solvency comes from the union dues of its membership, which is oftentimes an involuntary contribution if they are able to achieve a closed shop status for the union contracts they negotiate.
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    at last, someone studying emotional cost of nursing

    My parents were both teachers. My mother was an English and History teacher. She was an excellent teacher, but she definitely was a person who did not have any 'skills' other than teaching. She was not a writer but loved to read. My father was a Math teacher and also sidelined as a slumlord, and barely could screw in a lightbulb. He did make a killing in real estate. In my opinion many otherwise incapable people go into teaching because they are good at school but otherwise untalented.
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    at last, someone studying emotional cost of nursing

    I still don't get what's 'unprofessional' about thinking more highly of nursing and nurses than of school teachers. I personally feel that nursing is a higher calling. I think more highly of nurses than I do teachers.
  4. FireStarterRN

    really disappointed after my trip to the BON

    Can anyone go and watch the BON in action? Are these hearings open to the public?
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    at last, someone studying emotional cost of nursing

    To me teachers are people who never left school. They just need the cocoon of being in school for the rest of their lives, it's the one thing they are good at and they never moved beyond it.
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    at last, someone studying emotional cost of nursing

    I don't find anything that great about the teaching profession relative to nursing. A teacher's starting salary is peanuts, for one thing. They spend much of their time on behavior management or filling out paperwork for the latest federal mandate. I, as a nurse, feel that my profession is more worthy of respect.
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    How Will Universal Health Care Change Nursing?

    I believe that universal health care should be guaranteed for the basics, with individuals having the option to supplement as they see fit. Employers could continue to offer supplemental insurance benefits as incentives to workers, but everyone in America would have at least basic health coverage, without frills. So, if you lose your job at least you'd have something. If you want more posh coverage with more choices, then work hard as you would for any luxury.
  8. FireStarterRN

    Just when you thought corrections nursing was bad, it gets worse

    Ugh, so you have deranged inmates smearing feces all over themselves and prison guards and prison nurses engaging in erotic dancing while the inmate wallows in his own feces. Sounds like a sick place to work! Ugh!
  9. FireStarterRN

    at last, someone studying emotional cost of nursing

    Nor should we "get out of nursing"
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    Just when you thought corrections nursing was bad, it gets worse

    May I ask what a 'lap dance' is?
  11. FireStarterRN

    Things You'd Like To Tell Visitors . . . . and get away with it

    TV remote in vagina? How utterly Freudian...
  12. FireStarterRN

    Immigration: More Foreign Nurses Needed?

    Here's an interesting link about this subject The Voluntary Code of Ethical Conduct for the Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses to the United States
  13. I posted in another section about the sad death of Mary Doolittle in the Washington DC metro crash. She was employed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to 'support the world's nurses' (not sure exactly what that means). For more about her, read the two links below. http://www.media.rice.edu/media/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=12733 http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=1703013 In trying to find out more about her and exactly what her job entailed, I stumbled across an interesting link that gives the salaries of the American Nursing Association (ANA) officers in the national headquarters. Mary Doolittle also was an officer for the ANA and collected a salary of $66,000 from them. Click this link for an interesting chart with all the salaries. Looks like a career in the ANA can prove quite rewarding! http://www.unionfacts.com/unions/unionOfficers.cfm?id=233&year=2006
  14. http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=1703013
  15. FireStarterRN

    Make requests into right ear

    Interesting. I wonder if they could do a study of people like you, sort of like separated at birth twin studies. The workings of the brain are quite mysterious and fascinating.
  16. FireStarterRN

    at last, someone studying emotional cost of nursing

    Maybe nursing programs should start incorporating self-care into their curriculum? It's a vital part of holistic nursing for the nurse to remain emotionally and physically fit.
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