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  1. LibraSunCNM

    The MD Bias Hits Home

    I'm sorry you're going through this as well. The "us vs. them" attitudes of some MDs towards NPs are so tiresome. The American healthcare system is an absolute hot mess, and simply cannot sustain its current trajectory. We spend way too much and h...
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    Truth vs. myths

    @traumaRUs you were sued individually? Or you were involved in a suit against the hospital and then had to deal with the BON afterwards? Just curious, you don't have to share if you don't want to.
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    Truth vs. myths

    From what I've gathered over the years, I'd say your preceptor is 100% wrong that having malpractice insurance will MAKE doctors/patients/attorneys "go after you" rather than your institution. However, I've also gathered that having malpractice insu...
  4. I'm a CNM now, but my very first job as a nurse was actually on an ortho unit! It's pretty cool, it can just be a LOT of lugging and tugging for the nurses and aides. Good aides are absolutely critical.
  5. THIS! A conflict-averse manager is the absolute worst. Dealing with people is probably the hardest aspect of the job (and why I know a lot of people don't want to get into management), but it's critical.
  6. I'd rather a strong leader, every day. I've never worked on a unit where the manager ever jumped in and helped by taking an assignment. I can see how that would be helpful/admirable and make staff feel like the manager really "gets it," but there a...
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    Feng Shui of Nursing

    I completely agree--my brain does much better in an orderly, aesthetically-pleasing environment. I've worked in poorly designed, cramped units with no flow at all and I felt so incredibly overstimulated by the end of a shift. Unfortunately I think ...
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    Feeling Like An Idiot

    This! LTCs are such a disaster
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    Transfer to PPU

    At the hospitals where I've worked, either an L&D nurse or an L&D tech transported the patient to PP.
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    Why is there a shortage of pediatric nurses?

    I'd almost rather loose my licence than violate HIPPA.
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    Non-Hospital Nursing

    Do you still have your gig at the farm store?
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    Working as a CNA in SNF vs. Assisted Living

    My grandma was in a Brookdale assisted living years ago. I'll never forget going to visit her there and attending "happy hour" with her, where the residents could have a glass of wine or beer and a dude came and sang some truly awful torch covers. ...
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    Can WHNPs work in the hospital?

    Yes, I've seen WHNPs working in postpartum as well as with the MFM service. Definitely not as common as traditional office jobs though.
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    New grad Midwife! Which job??!?

    Gotcha. I still lean towards #2 then. New grads don't need a sink or swim environment! Good luck!
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    New grad Midwife! Which job??!?

    What are the salaries like? Commute? Any other perks? Do you have to learn to first assist? Will you have support specifically from a team of midwives at either job? Or will you be the only midwife? For job #2, the practice does 60 deliveries p...
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    Working as a CNA in SNF vs. Assisted Living

    Assisted living facilities are very tricky. Many, although not all, are notorious for accepting patients who really aren't appropriate for their minimal level of care, and who actually belong in long-term care. As a CNA in an ALF you may find yours...
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    Radonda Vaught Trial

    This. I literally saw posts the day after the conviction from nurses saying things like "Check on your nurse friends today, we're not OK" in the same way people were saying to check on your Black friends after George Floyd was murdered. Um, no. Ta...
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    Latest on RaDonda Vaught case

    I will say I bit the bullet and joined in a conversation on facebook about this. And I was pleasantly surprised to see folks acknowledge that there were details of the case they were unaware of when I brought them up, and my POV for why I do NOT "st...
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    Latest on RaDonda Vaught case

    I agree completely, Emergent. This case never needed to be elevated to this level--the BON should have acted more swiftly, taken away her license, and Vanderbilt should have been transparent about the mistakes made and settled with the family (I bel...
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    Seeking Constructive Feedback

    Good grief, if she wants to micromanage that much, she's welcome to do it herself!
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    I'd go through this list of all the ACME-accredited midwifery programs in the U.S., and start contacting ones that offer a post-master's certificate to see if your previous MSN would qualify you.
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    Are You Working Past Retirement Age?

    It's one writer's view of The Villages, a massive retirement community in Orlando, which became a conservative stronghold. See Jedrnurse's description above, it pretty much sums up the type of people living there.
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    Are You Working Past Retirement Age?

    This was in the NYT this morning! 😂
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    passing boards after going to walden

    You said in another thread you stopped going to NPs yourself after a bad experience with a Walden graduate, and now you're planning to go to Walden to become an NP? 🧐
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    Are You Working Past Retirement Age?

    Ha! I grew up in South Florida, not near the Villages, but I know exactly what you're talking about 🤣