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    Do Nurses Eat Their Young?

    Unfortunately, I think too much of the horizontal violence in nursing is a result of managers either ignoring it or encouraging it. They encourage it by allowing "tattling", "writeups" without appropriate documentation, and just plain favoritism. Until nursing management puts its collective foot (feet?) down and refuses to allow this, it will continue. Been eaten, won't be eaten again! Oldiebutgoodie
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    Do Nurses Eat Their Young?

    Hear, hear! I am also a second career nurse, was treated like DIRT in my first two jobs. On the second unit I was on, there were people who never even spoke to me during an entire year. Funny, now I am an APN, wear the white coat, and they sure do speak to me NOW. As you said, the mills of justice turn slowly... but yield a fine grain. I write orders for them, now. Oldiebutgoodie
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    Any preceptors??

    And another thing! (I'm on a roll, now, folks!) Many programs talk about ramping up enrollment, yet where are all these clinicals going to come from? The AACN (American Association of Colleges in Nursing) should begin to explore this, I think. Okay, off of soapbox (for now). Oldiebutgoodie
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    Any preceptors??

    I see your point, Trauma. I guess it just galls me when programs charge MSN students for the "precepting" time, yet they do nothing except demand logs from the students, don't help find preceptors, and delay rotations when there isn't a contract between the precepting institution and the MSN granting institution. It's kind of a scam, if you asked me. My own program allowed us to find our own or provided preceptors for us. Oldiebutgoodie
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    Any preceptors??

    I personally think that if a school offers an NP program, they should provide or at least help find preceptors. Otherwise, they are just taking your money and not offering much in terms of service.
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    A time to reform nursing education?

    Sorry, but lose the skits. It's an insult to nursing students. Teach them to start an IV, place a foley, give meds through a G-tube, and explain why you're doing it. They will learn more than through skits. Oldiebutgoodie
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    Is Mandatory DNP by 2015 a Done Deal?

    My concern with the DNP is: 1. The AACN obviously has a conflict of interest, in that it would result in more tuition money going into nursing schools 2. The current conception of the DNP seems to be more an MPH/MBA with project management thrown in. The current programs seem weak to me. Just my 2 cents worth. Oldiebutgoodie
  8. I just think that it is interesting that as soon as I entered grad school for my MSN, nursing diagnoses were never mentioned again. EVER. It was all medical diagnoses. Oldiebutgoodie
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    "Not a Good Fit"

    It's very sad, but it just reinforces that it just doesn't pay to dedicate yourself to your job. Companies that bemoan lack of loyalty in their workers need to look inward. Oldiebutgoodie
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    Do Nurses Eat Their Young?

    Yes, they eat their young, and I still have the bite marks to prove it (5 years later). Oldiebutgoodie
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    Disturbing Job Ads: 'The Unemployed Will Not Be Considered'

    I dunno, but I learned as a child to never kick a person when they're down. Oldiebutgoodie
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    Disturbing Job Ads: 'The Unemployed Will Not Be Considered'

    Very sad. It makes me wonder, did any of these hiring managers a) read the Bible b) go to Sunday school/temple/whatever c) learn right from wrong d) hear of the Golden rule e) ever deveop a sense of morality? Oldiebutgoodie
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    Making Acetylcysteine bearable?

    Just an aside: It is refreshing to read a clinical thread in which the participants disagreed on a civil level, and I learned something. Thanks! Oldeibutgoodie
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    Pushing Dilaudid?

    Pass the popcorn. Oldiebutgoodie
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    "Not a Good Fit"

    I wonder if patients were preferring you over the MDs, so they felt they had to get rid of you so they could maximize their own dollars. Sorry this happened. Take care. Oldiebutgoodie
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    MSN NURSING

    I would suggest you post this in the Texas forum, under "Region". Oldiebutgoodie
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    News - CA ratios produce better outcomes

    Go for it. Print off copies of the study and stick under every manager's. door. Oldiebutgoodie
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    Where are all of the "experienced nurses hiding?"

    At Studentdoctor.net, the mods tend to move posts which pertain to another forum. It seems that a lot of the "General" posts should be moved to Student forums. The general forum has become a big snooze. Oldiebutgoodie
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    Where are all of the "experienced nurses hiding?"

    Frankly, I lurk much more over at studentdoctor.net than over here. The level of conversation seems to be more intelligent, and people asking for someone to do their homework, or asking questions that could be easily googled, are shut down. I get worried about the nurses or students who can't do med math (yikes! and you want to treat PEOPLE?), or don't want to look at poop, etc. I also like the PA forums. I learn a lot there. (Check out their thread, "I am the objection of my pimp's affection". YOu will be blown away by their knowledge.) I don't necessarily learn much that adds to my practice here. SO, I suppose it would be nice if the experienced nurses could have their own forum discussing more scholarly things that contribute to our practice. I know, I sound like a snot. Oh well, wouldn't be the first time. Oldiebutgoodie
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    What did you take away from your ADN to BSN program

    I bet that new grad BSN didn't last long in that ICU! Or he/she was humbled quickly. Oldiebutgoodie
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    What did you take away from your ADN to BSN program

    A co-worker of mine recently finished an ADN to BSN program. Now she wants to start an NP program, and the school said she has to take Pharmacology first. I was shocked that she didn't have Pharm in her ADN to BSN program. As part of her Community Nursing class, she stood in an intersection collecting money for a charity as part of her community service. What a joke! I think that the certifying powers that me need to get a clue about these programs and make them relevant. Oldiebutgoodie
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    Dear preceptor

    Take heart--my friend, who was 44, was precepted by a 28 year old who decided that my friend was not cut out for the ICU, and that the preceptor has "serious concerns" about the quality of my friend's training and nursing school. Which, by the way, is a very respected university nursing school in US News, etc. My friend, after changing preceptors, had a successful career in the ICU, and is now in CRNA school. So your ex-preceptor can go take a hike. You will SUCCEED! Best wishes, Oldiebutgoodie
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    Anyone LOVE being an ACUTE CARE CNS?!?!

    Okay, now TraumaRUS, you are not just a "plain ole adult CNS". You are an awesome adult CNS. I read your posts religiously, you always add important knowledge and wisdom! Thanks for it all! Oldiebutgoodie
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    Dear preceptor

    Every once in a while, what goes around, comes around. I had a preceptor (although I had been a nurse for about a year) who yelled at me in front of the whole floor that I was uncooperative and was driving her crazy (because I kept forgetting to log out of the computer). She stomped off in a snit. This was my preceptor! Fast forward several years, and I am now a specialty nurse. Great hours, somewhat respected. We have a job opening. Ex-preceptor applies for the job, and starts kissing up to me. Sorry, I can't possibly recommend someone for the job who can't control their temper with a preceptee. Payback's a *****! Oldiebutgoodie
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    repositioning oscillator pts question

    Well, I'm certainly not going to debate you on who knows the most about the ICU. However, you can use your knowledge to teach (in a more positive way), or to dismiss. Nowhere in my posts did I infer the ICU nurses were naughty for not turning. I was asking a question. Furthermore, nowhere did I say I know more than a long time ICU nurse, so I don't quite understand your comments. And in terms of my being in the ICU for a year "speaking volumes", well, my father was dying, then he died, and I had to take care of the estate, at which time I switched specialites. SO... I'm signing off. Oldiebutgoodie
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