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  1. Retraining Displaced Workers As Nurses

    At the community college I go to we have a ton of displaced workers going for lots of different things, not just nursing. The crash hurt a lot of people. Nursing is not the only profession affected. Have you taken a look at what's happening to law sc...
  2. Motivating the Nurse in All of Us

    One of my favorite is a Cherokee Indian saying.... When you were born, the world rejoiced and you cried. Live your life so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.
  3. Why do some RNs hate this?

    Considering that the median wage in the United States is $16.75 and I personally have spent the past 10 years with a college degree never making anything over $17, I would, say, yes nurses do make decent money. In the healthcare area I came from, den...
  4. Are you Smart enough to be a Nurse?

    I liked the original post it's just a shame it's message of positivity got squandered with the rest of the posts. I compete in a sport known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and I also teach it. It is not a sport for everyone BUT anyone can do it. Most drop ou...
  5. My Advice for Getting into Nursing School

    I went to nursing school because I got burnt out in dental which I see the OP mentions being a "hygienist as being a comparable profession without the risks". Not for me! After seven years of dental assisting with a bit of office managing thrown in a...
  6. So.....the infection control nurse busted me.....

    All facilities are different too. I work in a hospital that has hand sanitizers everywhere and lots of sinks to wash hands. It's easy to wash my hands just because there is always something to remind you like a pump or a sink that says "Use me!" Now ...
  7. You have already done one of the hardest parts of success, which is getting started. If want to be that professional nurse, you have to take that little decision you made and keep executing it to take it as far as your imagination holds. Believe me i...
  8. Hospital Won't Hire Obese Workers

    I agree with many of the posters that the obese should not be discriminated against in employment. Many can perform their tasks just fine and, depending on the nurse, they can most likely perform above and beyond the normal call of duty as well. My p...
  9. ATI Appeal

    Well, I have no actual proof like a website to send you to just merely anecdotal information that came from my teachers and the experience we had in our program. For example, I just finished a OB/Peds rotation where I did a home test and one of the q...
  10. ATI Appeal

    Our school is actually leaving ATI due to inconsistencies with current evidence based practice. From what my teachers said, ATI is about five years behind on current practice standards which is why our program has decided to switch to Evolve next fal...
  11. What books have helped you during nursing school?

    I wish I would have bought the Davis' Success Series of books much earlier than I did. They were an enormous help when it came to understanding and mastering test questions.
  12. Why do you feel you deserve to have an average in the 90s when you just said you are not putting enough time in your nursing classes? Your grade is a reflection of your effort. You just said it in your post. The only person that is setting you up for...
  13. My Clinical Instructor does not trust me

    Well, first off he definitely paired you up with the outspoken person because you even agreed you are somewhat shy. He wanted you to learn and probably thought you would feel more comfortable with someone who is not afraid to take the reins of commun...
  14. Just for fun; Quotes you use for encourgement

    Great thread! Don't know how I would survive school without some well-written reminders here and there! "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The ...