Surg-OncRN

Surg-OncRN

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  1. CMSRN or RN-BC

    Trying to decide between these two. My question is what is your opinion on how employers and the nursing profession looks at the credibility of each of these. Do they prefer one over the other? Do you find that patients or other health care professi...
  2. Today, there is an article posted on how 22,000 nurses are taking a stand against mandatory vaccination. These nurses are willing to lose their jobs to stand up for their Pro-choice rights. I have included the link below so you can read the article f...
  3. Nursing burnout suggestions

    Hi everyone, trying to get a little feedback on how you have improved nurse burnout in your work area. I work at a Veterans Hospital. This is primarily focusing on outpatient in a hospital setting. I am not sure EAP(Employee Assistance Program) is th...
  4. Nursing burnout suggestions

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions. To clarify, this is what my director suggested, and I (staff nurse) am working with him to improve upon what he has already done. Neither of us are experts in nurse burnout, but we are trying to get suggestion...
  5. USC's MSN Organizational Leadership

    Hi, I am wondering if anyone on the forum has been through USC's(Univ. of South Carolina) MSN in Organizational leadership/Nursing administration program? If so, I had a few questions about it. What is your opinion on the program as far as time commi...
  6. After 11 years I feel like I am treating symptoms. The system is currently rewarded for patients to be sick not well. Think about it.
  7. VA nursing and flu vaccine

    My VA just started requiring it as well. I have opted for the mask myself. At least we still have this choice for now.
  8. I could not have said it better myself!
  9. Getting sick more often than ever

    This may seem like an odd question, but how is your weight? This is one thing I am unsure of from reading your post. Trying to get more details on what you mean by "healthy"
  10. RN starting salary

    I would strongly recommend you get a copy of the nurse pay scale for your va hospital and have them bring you in as a nurse 2 not a nurse 1. They may try to bring you in as Nurse 1 since you have an ADN. The VA pushes the BSN pretty strongly. Good lu...
  11. NP for Missionary

    I would say FNP hands down so you can care for people across the lifespan.
  12. ANA - Healthy Nurses, Healthy Nation

    I really like this idea and the effort the ANA is putting forward to help nurses be healthy healers. Nurses should lead by example, but unfortunately most are not doing that. I believe you are in control of your health and what happens to you. As nu...
  13. Nursing in Ashville

    Asheville is an expensive area in my opinion. I live in Charleston sc and go up there occasionally. You might try Greenville SC. It is a great place, strong economy, more affordable, and it has schools locally for advanced nursing degrees.
  14. Severe hand eczema

    I feel a lot of sympathy for your situation. You can not stay out of work hoping this will clear up. I would seek out a functional medicine or naturopathic doctor in your area to help you get to the bottom of this. Eczema is healed from the inside - ...
  15. VA Nurse II: Performance Dimension

    Hi, do a YouTube search for NOVA which is the VA nurses organization. They have some videos that will help you when writing your proficiency for nurse 1 lev 3 to nurse 2. Also, you can write it and submit it to them and they will give you feedback on...
  16. Anderson University 2017 FNP Cohort

    Thanks for the info Sammy! I live in Sc myself and will be applying to fnp programs in 2018. If I may ask, what are the other two programs that did not accept you? Thanks!
  17. Getting NURSE II at the V.A.

    Here are some great resources on YouTube put out by NOVA the Nurses Organization of Veteran's Affairs. They are videos of how to write your proficiency towards a Nurse 2. In fact, NOVA will help you with it if you send it into them. One of the videos...
  18. Nurse to Chiro?

    I am not a fan of this anti integrative/holistic/alternative/chiropractic medicine(calling it quackery) that many nurses on Allnurses seem to have as the first comment seems to convey. Honestly, I think the foundation of nursing was built on approach...
  19. Trouble staying asleep.

    Hi Squirrely18, I understand some of the challenges you are facing and know it can be frustrating. I have done night shifts for half of my 10 year nursing career. There are many things you can do to rest through the night better. First thing I would ...
  20. The "Fat" Deception

    How would we be swapping these for kidney disease and liver diseases. Even if that was the case, CAD, obesity and DM2 are much bigger drains on our health care system than kidney or liver disease would ever be. Just by lowering blood pressure and DM2...
  21. The "Fat" Deception

    Nobody seems to be commenting on this great information, so I will. Despite the science, many health care professionals still are educating patients with old information about fat being bad. The news that fat is good for you has been around for 10 ye...
  22. I live in Charleston South Carolina and I am doing my research for NP programs in my area that offer a part-time option, are online(with a few campus visits), and that are affordable. By affordable I mean less than 800 per credit hour, but preferably...
  23. Decrease Your Sugar Intake I know you have heard this before and probably more times than you care to remember, but it works. Depending on your body type you should have the percentage of calories in your diet from carbohydrates be somewhere betw...
  24. Hi, I have gotten the flu shot every year for the past seven years I have been a nurse. I have decided that I have heard enough to convince me to not take it from now on. It is not mandatory at my facility but they push it very strongly. In other wo...
  25. How to cope with Hand Psoriasis

    Sorry, it has taken me a while to get back. If you are not able to get results from your dermatologist there are still many things you can do. Conventional medicine is going to approach this problem externally such as medications, creams and other st...