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  1. Nursing outside the hospital in MD

    I hope you find a job soon. Have you tried looking at some other non-hospital settings like community health centers, group homes, health department clinics, or schools?
  2. Is The Culture of Nursing Improving?

    Sadly, not really. There are more learning opportunities in the way of degrees, continuing education, and inservices available. I still see a major lack of professionalism among some nurses. How can anything improve if this doesn't change? Nursin...
  3. workplace disorganization, mental torture and bullying

    Just wanted to offer you some support. It seems like horizontal violence is becoming so widespread in nursing. It's sickening. Remember to take care of yourself and know how much you'll put up with. Your health should come first. If possible see...
  4. is laddering worth it?

    Laddering can be worth it. In my case, it gave me an extra pay raise after awhile. I would rather get the advanced degree though. A degree travels with you. Your education can never be taken away from you.
  5. Is putting 'BSN' on badge snobbish?

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I think that I will go ahead and put BSN on my nametag. It reminds me of how hard I worked for it and what I went through to get it.
  6. Is putting 'BSN' on badge snobbish?

    What do you think about having 'BSN' put on your badge? My hospital never used to automatically put it on nurses' badges. Now, the new grads with BSNs have that automatically printed on. Other BSNs have decided to have this credential printed on t...
  7. Stop the bullying

    A coworker friend of mine is currently being harassed by a few nurses at work. I refused to participate in this and almost found myself a target too. Luckily my coworker has a good reputation at work and has friends there. I see what she's going t...
  8. if you ever leave nursing

    If you ever leave nursing, what career area would you go into? Or if you've ever picked up a second non-nursing job, what types of jobs have they been?
  9. no job, going back for bsn, or is it a waste of money?

    Cookie Monster, Going back for your BSN may be a good idea. The economy may have picked up by the time you graduate. As for job options, maybe you could try non-clinical positions or areas where you may not have envisioned yourself working until th...
  10. Nursing culture

    Some of the kindest people I have ever met have been nurses. However, some of the nastiest and most underhanded people I have ever met have been nurses, too. I know that backstabbing happens everywhere, but why is it so prevalent in nursing, especi...
  11. Online PhD Nursing for Non-Nurses

    I don't know if there are any online PhD Nursing programs for non-nurses. However, the University of Washington offers an on-campus PhD in Nursing for non-nurses. Is relocating an option?
  12. I'm thinking about going into psych nursing. Has anyone ever heard of something called Trauma-Informed Care? Two places that I applied to mentioned this. Does this mean that staff wouldn't be able to use different holds to restrain a violent patient?...
  13. I'm thinking about going into psych nursing. Has anyone ever heard of something called Trauma-Informed Care? Two places that I applied to mentioned this. Does this mean that staff wouldn't be able to use different holds to restrain a violent patient?...
  14. Should she tell why she's leaving?

    My sister in law is an LPN. She's looking for another job because of nasty working conditions --- vicious coworkers, administration, etc. She asked me if I thought she should tell management why she's leaving (after putting in a notice) or just kee...
  15. Dangerous nurses

    We have one on our unit. Her patient care is terrible. Instead of trying to improve things, she lies to cover her butt. The worst part is that she doesn't seem like she cares one bit. She's been spoken to, written up, etc. She just doesn't care. Tha...