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    BON Appeal Letter

    I would definitely start with the truth. Then I would follow up with how I've learned from from my mistakes.
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    RCPs or RRTs or CRTs in Texas

    Many years ago in Texas, you could become a CRT with only 1 year of school. After completion of the second year of school, were eligible to sit for the RRT certification. Now, the minimum education required is 2 years for both the CRT & RRT. You can go to the website for National Board of Respiratory Care (www.nbrc.org). They have answers to all of your questions.
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    Pay discrepancies? Security makes more then ER tech?

    I'm getting a little off topic, but I am thankful for contractor work in Afghanistan. Having extra $$$$$, no debt & $$$ in savings account = priceless!!!
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    I'm a navy nurse and have a question

    The rules about dating sailors are in place for a reason. Not to say that sailor you've befriended isn't great, but is he great enough to risk your career in corps? I say follow the rules and stop trying to find ways around them. If the relationship is really that important, drop out of the corps and pursue it. Just don't be defiant against the corps, it may come back to bite you.... Good luck!!!
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    What do I do with a nasty nurse?

    Since you've already given her a verbal warning, follow up with a written one. There's no reason for her be acting in such a manner. We all experience personal things that threaten to affect us, but hopefully we draw the line and leave those problems at home. In no way should this nurse be able to carry on like this. With that being said, I would definitely write her up. If that doesn't work, fire her!!!!! There are lots of nurses who are equally qualified and probably be glad to replace her.
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    just informed that mom wants me to drive her kids to school

    The Price Is Right part is too funny!!!! If I had been in your shoes, the client would have met her match because I can hang with the best of them when it comes to shouting out prices!!!!
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    Why RNs cannot say 'That's not my job'

    I was a respiratory therapist before I became a nurse. I must be lucky because I never had a debate with a nurse, only a CNA who came at me the wrong way. Once while I was in an alert patient's room, the CNA got all in my personal space (while still wearing soiled gloves & carrying soiled linen from another patient's room) and said to me: "I heard y'all make more than we do." I was caught off-guard, so I in turn asked her what she made an hour. When she told me how much she was paid, I said: "Oh yeah, I make way more than that." She was so ****** as she stormed away. I'm not sure if she was having a bad day or what, but she avoided me from that day forward. During my shift as a therapist, I never once hesitated to assist anyone with a task, even if it wasn't in my job description. I must admit that if my supervisor would walk by and see me filling a patient's cup with water or getting extra blankets, she would remind me in a "nice nasty" way that what I was doing was the nurse's job. I had several co-workers who would complain about how nurses were too lazy to even suction a patient. I would have patients assigned to me on different floors of the hospital, but I would still come and perform the suctioning without thinking twice because it was my job. When I became a nurse, I was able to see things from a different perspective. I haven't had to deal with the debate of how much I make or what my job description is. I guess it's because RT comes in so fast and slaps on those Neb treatments, and before you have time to say anything to them, they're off to the next patient.
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    Nurse trying to scare me away from RN/Nursing in general

    Hopefully she's just trying to push your buttons with her comments. She's probably more overpaid than she lets on.
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    Any of you LPNs bridging to RN in your very late 40s

    I say go for it!!!!!!
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    To break the contract or not....that is the question

    Sorry you're in such a "sucky" predictament. Like some have said, I would definitely finish out the remainder of the contract. I don't want to say it'll get better later, because it probably won't. Not that age has to do with anything, but being so young and having to deal with your current situation will definitely test your maturity. Don't burn your bridges. Good luck to you!!!
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    Things You Know Now (And Wish You'd Known Then!)

    When I started nursing school, all of my instructors (with the exception of one) would say on a daily basis that you don't have to make A's to complete nursing school; the only thing of importance would be passing NCLEX. Although I made A's in clinical, I pulled B's & a couple of C's. When it came time to apply for masters degree programs, I caught pure hell over my 3.67 GPA. To make myself more competitive with other applicants, I chose to repeat some of the courses in which I received B's and C's, to raise my GPA. What a headache!!!! SO to answer your question, I wish I had worked harder to get A's in nursing school. I think it would have been easier for me in the long run.
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    First Job

    Congratulations! It was really nice of your friend to give you a heads up on the job lead. I hope everything goes well.
  13. Sorry that happened to you. I can imagine how you feel. I posted an experience on here about landing the perfect job within walking distance to my home, only to have the offer withdrawn right before I was due to report for duty. The DON said she would "consider" me for the next positioln that opened. After calling & dropping by for a follow-up, I finally just gave up. Now everytime I pass that place, I think "evil thoughts" of revenge!!!! Yes it's childish & petty, but I initially moved on. I don't know if my most "hurtful" interview measures up to yours, but I'll share it with you anyway. I was interviewing for a position with a group of NP. The clinic manager, who was not in the medical field, but managed to get the job since her niece was one of the NP's, was doing the interviewing. There was also another office manager sitting in on the interview. Even though the manager had no medical experience, she was possibly the sweetest person that I've ever met. She engaged me in interesting conversation & made the interview seem like it was a meeting between friends. However, the "other" manager sitting in on the interview must have recognized me from a past life. She sat during the entire interview rolling her eyes at me, without saying a word. Once I was offered a tour of the facility, this same lady snatched my paperwork from me before I could even finish with it. Needless to say, when she did that I knew I wouldn't be getting the job. It's kind of funny though, because everytime I look up, this same facility is advertising for this same position. Sorry, I had to catch myself. I found myself "jacking" your thread. Anyway, things will get better for you, just wait and see!!!!
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    Help, I am very conflicted about turning peer into nursing board

    Hell yeah!!!! LOL.
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    Please help me LPN's or former LPN's...

    Just felt the need to chime in on this one.... To those of you who decided to help the OP with his/her questions, thanks alot!!! Whether it was homework or not, it was mighty kind to offer help, which I'm sure didn't take no more than 5 minutes of your time. To all of those who state that they don't/won't/shouldn't want to do homework assignments for others, I'm still thinking about it and I don't see how she/he could have answered the questions themselves:smokin:...... OP, good luck on your essay!!!!
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    RT to RN programs

    Good luck on your quest to find a transition program for an RT to RN program. I didn't even know such a program existed. I was an RT for over a decade before I decided to go to nursing school. In my honest opinion, if you think Respiratory School was hard, Nursing school will kill you. Good luck to you.