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  1. momofstudent

    Domestic abuse on rise as economy sinks

    I too believe that abuse is on the rise in the USA because of the economic crisis. Not until I became an expat 6 years ago was I able to see the US culture for what it has become. Essentially a nation of spoiled children who expect everything to fall in their hands. Native born and immigrant populations alike seem unable to cope with lesser material and services expectation. At the same time there are people around the world who live in conditions so dismal that Americans should be grateful for what they have. We need to focus on the one true thing, love for each other and graditude for our families. As nurses we have a responsibility to help others understand that life is not about things, it is about each other. Families need to find charitable or public resources to pick up where smaller paychecks leave them short. Americans have a devil of a time letting go of their pride, hubris.
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    I GIVE UP~

    please try another school. you had bad luck where you went.
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    May 2009 Graduates!!! Do you have a job yet?

    Look, I know most of you are very good and have great resumes etc. But do sit down and do a serious self examination. Do you really interview well? Those doing the hiring have tons of experience with hiring and they can be pretty discerning. I agree with older nurses and instructors who say they have seen tough job markets before. Why? Because we have had many tough job markets. Just because there are people in recent years past who were offered 10 NG positions with lots of benefits plus flowers doesn't mean you should ever have expected the same reception. so, do that self exam, take a look around and do what you have to do. I commuted 100 miles for my first job. I found a room in Portland during my work week. Heck, after 6 months I was hired in my home town. There were 30 unemployed nurses from my graduating class out of 50 graduates sitting in their little home town waiting for something to open up. I made the sacrifice in 1974 and was working before most others and many had much better grades, better work experience during nursing school. Good luck, if you want it it will come. BUT, you have to do your part!
  4. I just went to read this for a second time. I feel those nurses who sit around making comparison statements need to get back to work. I don't even know these schools but I am sure there are good, excellent and mediocre nurses from each.
  5. What about talking to other schools who might be willing to take you as a transfer? This HESI thing has got to go. I disagree with using it as a final gate before graduation. The NCLEX should be the final test, not some commerical program used by schools to artificialy boost their NCLEX rates. My suggestion is that schools should pay for and offer NCLEX prep courses.
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    Another NJ hospital may close, staff without paycheck...

    Are all military republicans?
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    Controversy over nursing exit exam

    Do you own stock in Pearson Vue? Because they are the only ones to benefit from this idea of yours.
  8. Is anyone able to comment as of yet? They are scheduled for their first onsite accreditation inspection in November 2009.
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    Controversy over nursing exit exam

    The NCLEX does not teach a nurse to function as a nurse either. How would taking it every year or 3 help anyone?
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    Convincing a stubborn husband

    I think before you do anything make sure you know what nursing is all about. Do some volunteer work close to patients. Nothing would be more discouraging in life than to go into another field only to find you hate that too. I am saying this because maybe your dissatisfaction is caused by something deeper than you realize and I have met many nurses who hated nursing and wanted to change fields.
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    Best time to apply to RN program, Please Help!

    Whoa, scratch that. I posted to the wrong thread.
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    Best time to apply to RN program, Please Help!

    I think before you do anything make sure you know what nursing is all about. Do some volunteer work close to patients. Nothing would be more discouraging in life than to go into another field only to find you hate that too. I am saying this because maybe your dissatisfaction is caused by something deeper than you realize and I have met many nurses who hated nursing and wanted to change fields.
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    BS with low gpa, interested in nursing school

    I would like to see others chime in here on this subject. The reason to apply to the MSN doesnt't seem entirely rational. Masters programs are going to be teaching at an even higher academic level than the BSN programs. Are you understanng what the difference is and are you prepared for that? There are BSN programs that will look at the entire picture not just undergrad GPA. I understand your desire to stay in California but what is your highest desire, becoming a nurse or living in CA?
  14. It looks like they try to cover important areas but the time, 6 hours is far too short. They are too expensive for 6 hours also. There has to be something else available.
  15. momofstudent

    how do you keep your sexy??

    Taking care of yourself is for you AND for others. Don't become one of the slob nurses that I have had to work with through the years! I think nurses standardly go down that road because they are busy or lazy and think no one is watching. I cared how you looked, I was sensitive when I had to look at dirty hair, nails, clothes, dry flaky skin, chapped lips, grown out hair color jobs. JUST THINK HOW YOUR PATIENTS PERCEIVE YOU. Remember this, the French believe that it is disrespectful to others to go out in public with an unkempt appearance. Believe it yourself, you do not have to be French to absorb this little bit of wisdom! I don't mean excess makeup or 2" acrylic nails like street hookers, just a clean, presentable appearance with a bit of blush, lipstick or gloss, sparkling clean nails and a GOOD HAIRCUT!!!! Your patients will appreciate it and have more of a tendency to believe you will care for them properly and professionally. Based on actual studies, women and men who present well in any profession are judged to be more successful in their profession.
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    Gave the MD the best answer ever!!

    Hey, in another solar system people might call you a self promotor or even overly proud. But I call you a terrific nurse and when I go to a cardiac floor I want you as my nurse!!!!
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