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  1. Some pts. have told me they over heard the nurse say that they were drug seekers (addicts). As for me, the doc did it indirectly. He said "Your blood count is not that high, why do you need more pain meds?" That tells you right there that he was not going off subjective data, he was using my blood count as an excuse to be judgemental. I told him I was going through pain and who is he to tell me what I am feeling? I could be in school focusing on finishing my BSN, why would I want to jeapordize that? I gave that doc a piece of my mind and he walked away with a smerk on his face. He was ridiculous!!!
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    possible to go from nothing to BSN online?

    Some of the post were kind of mean... As adults, all you have to do is explain to her that the nursing field is a challenging field and if she is not up for all the hard work she has to put into the program, then maybe it would be better for her to find something that suits her. This is to everyone that was mean about the situation.... If your teenager asked you a question like that, would you reply them with nasty remarks like the remarks made on this thread or would you explain to them what it takes to become a nurse and go from there? Exactly, there is no need for the harshness just explain...It doesn't hurt to explain... :)
  3. And I truly respect that. I've heard that a pt. died from a sickle cell attack because the nurses and docs just thought she was lying so they left her there. Nurses and Docs need to assess pts. the right way so that pts. won't end up dead because they automatically think the pt. is lying.
  4. Ok let me make this short and straight to the point... I am currently in nursing school for my BSN, and at the same time I have sickle cell disease. Basically I've been the patient plenty of times and now I will soon play the roll of a nurse (a good one at that). I am really tired of Nurses and especially Docs who think pts. with my disease are drug addicts and only want a high. We go thru serious and I mean SERIOUS pain. It is nothing to joke around with because I know exactly how it feels. I've experienced ignornant docs that try and make it seem like I am lying. This is a situation that ****** me off. I didn't ask to be born with sickle cell but i'm dealing with it just like everyone else in the world that has something they didn't ask for. Instead of nurses and docs to be on the pts. side to make things run smoother, they want to be judgemental. I really wish there was a mechine that had all of the diseases in the world which you can go into and live a life of someone else suffing for one disease or another just for a day, and maybe nurses and docs will change their nasty attitudes towards pts. in pain. I want to thank all the nurses that have been there for me in the hospital because not everyone is like that. There were really sweet nurses who were caring and understood my situation. Again thanks too all those nurses who truely care for people. Now I am not trying to start a riot, I just want to get peoples comments, ideas, respones, opinions etc. on either how they know a pt. is telling the truth about pain or what they think in general. Thanks in advance for all the responses:nurse:
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    Not sure how I'm going to survive

    I thought nurses made lots of money... I don't understand
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    Things Patients Have Taught Me NOT To Do.

    I know this may be a crazy question, but why do ppl stick animals up their rectum!?!
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    Help!! Seeking a good LPN or RN program at a community college

    VU in Indiana
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    Things Patients Have Taught Me NOT To Do.

    Are those true stories!!!???
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    Help!! Seeking a good LPN or RN program at a community college

    I am already in a BSN nursing program and I didn't have to take an entrance exam. I know it sounds to good to be true but yes, I didn't have to take one. Now i'm trying to look for an LPN or RN program for my mother. So since my BSN program did not require an entrance exam, we are just trying to search around and see if there are any LPN or RN programs that don't require an entrance exam. If not, it's fine also but I just want a good program for her.
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    Accelerated BSN at Valparaiso

    I am currently in the valpo BSN program, and I accelerate in the fall of 2010.
  11. Yes that would make a lot more sense... Thanks
  12. Hello everyone, I'm looking for a good LPN or RN nursing program at a community college. A program that has understanding professors and doesn't cost too much. Also if anyone knows of a program that doesn't require an entrance exam. Thanks in advance.
  13. thanks for all the feedback, but i'm looking for a nursing program for my mother. i am currently enrolled in a bsn nursing program. i am going on my second semester and they did not require an entrance exam so i know that there might be schools out there that might not require entrance exams also. they are just a bit harder to find.
  14. thanks for all the feedback, but i'm looking for a nursing program for my mother. i am currently enrolled in a bsn nursing program. i am going on my second semester and they did not require an entrance exam so i know that there might be schools out there that might not require entrance exams also. they are just a bit harder to find.
  15. Thanks for the information...
  16. Hello everyone, I am looking for a nursing program that does not require you to take an exam first to determine if you get in the program. Programs where the professors and teachers work with the students. Please give me your suggestions for the Chicago Illinois and Indiana area. Thanks