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  1. Nursing strikes - and the Stricken

    jt you are awesome. I vote for you for president!
  2. What does it take?

    L&D---hummm..I think it boils down to being a people person, empathetic and open minded. Then, add to that a person who can analyze a situation and quickly plan and initiate interventions. It is important to keep open to learning and advancing yo...
  3. I would think so! What about checking out the "phone triage" jobs that many RN's fill. It would involve taking a designated number of shifts on call for answering the phone regarding a wide array of health related questions. I work in Western Michi...
  4. LPN's In L&D........

    Sheryl, Hello again! I encourage you to check with financial aid sources. In todays market, many RN's are getting their school expenses reimbursed for a commitment to work at the worksite that pays for it. Check out your local hospital nurse recrui...
  5. LPN's In L&D........

    Sheryl, I wish you the best in your endeavor. However, I would strongly encourage you to get your RN license in order to open more opportunities up to yourself since this is your dream. Now, here goes a true story about utilization of LP...
  6. Issues in Nursing Question

    Originally posted by Navy Nurse:"............................................................ So why do the surveys say money is not that important but that seems to be all that most nurses focus on?[/b] Absolutely, money is very important to me. Thi...
  7. Union is in

    I think if you now have a union to work with that you are smart to get on board and help to shape the agenda at your workplace. Good for you for keeping an open mind and for honestly voting your conscience--even if it is misguided--HAHA justmessin'....
  8. good nursing job!!!!

    LOVE IT! Nice slant on recruitment and retention ya know? I will email this to our staff council president ( a staff nurse ) who is working hard to get us a decent contract at this very moment. I will encourage her to read this to the administration'...
  9. Owning our profession

    No advice, just thoughts I've mulled over periodically that might interest you "el". What about designing a business that brings nurses in as part owners...if your specialty was orthopedics, you would contract out services say, quarterly for the hos...
  10. All Nurses Read This

    1)RN 2)16 3). North East/MICHIGAN 4) NO 6)SOMEWHAT 7)SOMEWHAT 8)RARELY 9)BARELY/DRASTIC CUTS 10)LOVE IT WHEN I CAN DO IT PROPERLY/REASONABLY 11)YES, SADLY 12)OCCASIONALLY 13)THREE 12 HOUR DAYS/WEEK 14)3 15)FOR 16)YES IF NECESSARY 17) LIVING IN TODAY'...
  11. need input from Mentors!!!

    hollykate, Awesome idea and good for you for asking the question. I feel that while mentoring needs to be "assigned" on a strictly voluntary and mutual basis between the mentor and the new employee, new nurse or student nurse. It is very true that ...
  12. ANA & specialty nurse organizations

    I originally became a member of ANA inadvertantly, due to our hospital's union affiliation--it is mandatory to join--otherwise we can donate our dues to a specified charity. I think ANA has been listening to the rumblings of the "people" at the fron...
  13. Nursing Conditions

    Joy, I think you hit the nail on the head. Ditto from Michigan. ------------------ L.Smo RN
  14. Student Doing Research on Nursing Shortage HELP!

    WHOA! It just about killed me to hear you suggest that nurses should give their recruitment bonus away. What are you saying? In the first place, nurses deserve more money for their everyday contributions in the workplace to begin with...if they ca...
  15. What do we really think we are worth?

    Scott-o your post is awesome. I laughed out loud about being "infected"--with the desire for better pay???!!! True, warm fuzzies don't pay the bills. I don't see ANYTHING wrong with wanting more cash for our efforts. In fact, first, I want more CON...