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  1. Kaci82

    Prejudice in Nursing

    Just because YOU don't see it does not mean that it doesn't exist. That is a pretty ignorant statement. It's funny to me when white people try to give their two cents to a minority dealing with racism-perceived or real. OP, hang in there. I wish you the best. I live in Chicago and have seen it all my life. I've seen family members not hire certain people because they were black, I see neighbors move when a black family moves in next door, I see it in the politics and in everyday conversation, it goes on and on.
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    Would you accept this call out excuse?

    I'm sorry, but I would be offended if someone told me that my cousin "is not a close enough relative." Who are you to say that? Also, I find you to be very intrusive by asking for such details. It is none of your business. Sick time is earned. Period.
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    If you could be instantly multilingual...

    I already speak Spanish and I'm so glad I do. I would love to learn more Polish (I speak a little bit). I'm in Chicago and there is a huge Polish speaking population. I would also love to learn Arabic and Tagalog.
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    Should I be upset? Or am I a Diva?

    I do not think you are a diva. You have a valid point. Nursing is the only profession where we are not rewarded for our experience, further education and certifications. And many just put up with it and then wonder why we are mistreated, overworked and underpaid.
  5. Ok, I am really curious why you "have nothing but negative comments." Have you done any research at all on the benefits of medicinal marijuana?
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    Good News!

    I am so happy for you!!! I've been following your story and am so thrilled to hear this wonderful news. You are truly deserving of great things. I wish you the very best in your new job :)
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    Anti-intellectual & hyper-sensitive. WHY?

    This might be one of the threads some posters are referring to: https://allnurses.com/registered-nurses-diploma/sick-bsn-pedestal-807039.html#post7111178
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    My first pedi death

    What you are experiencing is a normal reaction to trauma. Make sure you're taking care of yourself-eating right, drinking water, taking time to relax, spending time w/loved ones, etc. I know that seems minor, but believe me that helps. Focusing on what you can control is helpful. Also, I encourage you to seek out an EAP (Employee Assistance Program). A lot of employers offer this service. It is free and confidential. I find it helpful to talk to a professional to sort out all the overwhelming feelings. Most important, give yourself time to heal. Know that you did everything you could. I wish you the best. I've been there many times. (((hugs)))
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    Seriously?!?!

    Exactly. If they're drug seeking in the ER, I doubt they're ready for rehab. Plus, it's soooooo difficult to get any sort of CD tx with or without insurance. But that's another thread...
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    Teachers and Nurses create the big one...

    That is your opinion-not a fact. In my opinion, nurses overall are way too overworked, underpaid and disrespected. At least my hospital's union looks out for us nurses. And no, I'm not lazy and negative. I work my tail off as do my fellow union co-workers.
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    Seriously?!?!

    Yes, because it's so easy to just direct someone to rehab. I'm sorry, but dealing w/an addict is not that simple.
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    SICK of BSN Pedestal

    Nursing is the only profession where advancing your education is seen as a bad thing. It is so embarrasing for the profession. How are we going to gain respect with this mindset? Also, I'm not sure where you live, but taking Spanish courses is a good thing. I use it almost everyday in Chicago.
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    which is harder.. to be a pedi nurse or geriatric?

    I cannot comment on geriatrics since I've never worked with that population. However, I give the utmost respect to nurses who do. It has many challenges and setbacks that people don't consider. I've worked peds my whole career (8 yrs). I now work in peds onc. I love it, however, it is very draining. Some people are surprised that children die. Also, you're not just dealing with the child, you are offering support to their parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. You are dealing with people who have been dealt the worst of the worst. It is not something to consider lightly.
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    Who do nurses make more than?

    Ok, first of all you haven't even mentioned saving for your daughter's college or your retirement. I guess material things are too important for all that grownup stuff. But I'm not taking this too seriously.
  15. From lvn2bsoon: What? School board, as in college, I hope! But, you are liberal, so naturally I don't agree. You are against creation and against abstinence? Good, you pay for those teen girl abortions. I'd rather not. My choice. Wow, you're line of thinking is scary. You think that not teaching abstinence will cause abortions? I can't even wrap my head around that. You do know that abstinence only education is not effective at all, right? Don't even get me started on creationism. You're studying to be a nurse? Scary.
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