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kdavispn

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  1. The nurses and practitioners in my family have always pushed us to keep moving up the ladder. If I had the means, I would have gone straight through, but, that's just me. Its quite educational to see the points of view of my peers. Agree or disagree.
  2. Well, I personally think is just fine to go nursing school with no intention of practicing in a clinical setting. If that was my choice, I would choose not to go become a PA because nursing gives you more choices. My cousin was gonna go to PA school after she finished her BSN, but has now enrolled to become a NP. I did my research, and I advised her to research becoming a PA instead. So, Hmm. I'm not fiesty about it. I personally would not tell someone they should be a PA or a doctor because they're not interested in practicing as a bed side care nurse.
  3. Well, first, I'm not angry. :-). I'm not here to attack anyone, even if we disagree. Ok? And Secondly, I dont think that you and I disagree. I agree with your point of view. I thought your points were valid, and right on point. Well, except for me being "Angry." So, I'm sorry you misunderstood, and I certainly hope you have a good night. Ok. Alright...
  4. Wow! Nurses can do more than bed side care. Jeez. Is it a crime if bed side care is not what you want to do. What about nurses that go right into imformatics? They are not real nurses? A friend of mine had a bs in biology, went right into research after getting her lvn? She isn't worthy of having a license now?
  5. Great point. Seriously, I love my job, most of the time, but when I was a little girl, I didn't dream of becoming a nurse, even if I'm lucky enough to be one.
  6. Wow, that is a really good point.
  7. A nurse that wants to go from right into advanced practice is a nurse. Yes. You are not required to love, or practice bed side care. Period. Its very unfortunate when nurses take the position that you are some how not worthy of being a nurse if you don't spend several years at the bed side, the same bed side job that quite a few them secretly burnt off of practicing at. This is why we have specialties. I didn't care for labor and delivery, so im not a nurse because its not my thing as of today?
  8. I personally would hate to be interested in a specialty, and the person responsible for training me, did not want me in the position for a reason other than unprofessional conduct, or something a long those lines.
  9. Maybe I'm in the minority, but it wouldn't bother me what specialty someone wants to work. After all, its their license. I think its a personal choice. If, for some reason there is no room for them, their skills will transfer into another specialty. Right?
  10. kdavispn

    Pateint care tech?

    You're welcome. Just remember that, no matter what route you take, it shouls be based off what YOU need and not others. Try to just use other people's experience as a guide. Don't sweat the small stuff. Pick one. You can't go wrong either way.
  11. kdavispn

    Pateint care tech?

    Sounds like you work at one of the better hospitals. Lucky you. :-)
  12. kdavispn

    Pateint care tech?

    Both have their advantages. Hospitals will often hire EMTs, Medical Assistants, and Patient Care Tech for entry level positions. You cant go wrong. If your goal is to become a nurse, all of these will help you get used to acute care, give you flexibility in your schedule, (perfect for moms), AND tuition reinbursment! Plus, good nurses will be more than happy to pass down gems that will help make becoming a nurse easier for you. You will see and participate in procedures in a non threatening environment, (and unlike myself, as a nursing student, you won't be terrified of your patients. :-) )
  13. kdavispn

    Pateint care tech?

    If your goal is to work in acute care, this decision will be invaluable to you for so many reasons. Absolutely!
  14. kdavispn

    TB test

    Any time. Have a great day.
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    TB test

    Yes. A positive skin test show irritation. The sign only means they have been exposed. The xray must show that they are not active and infectious to other people.