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  1. twinsmom788

    Should I not work overtime hours if I'm a salaried Exempt employee?

    I worked for years in the State of Texas. Your "overtime" hours are considered comp time which is golden. It just adds up to time you may take off at your convenience. However, I would definitely recommend speaking to HR about your particular situation.
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

    "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life" - Winston Churchill
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

    Don't be sorry about expressing your thoughts and opinions. I truly wish I had not heard those comments myself. I've only known a very small number of CRNAs in my life. The majority of my OR experience was in a children's hospital that did not employ CRNAs. I assure you that I am not a troll. Hearing ridiculous and ludicrous comments from surgeons, other RNs, LPNs, administrators in my very long career, has been a part of working in healthcare. Reading this thread has opened my eyes for the better. Thank all of you for educating me. And, I really like your screen name BigPappaCRNA.
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    Vitamin infusions

    The above is amusing...Ok let's go to the tennis tournament and get a facial with botox. Throw in an IV on the side.😎
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    Writing the explanation letter (criminal hx) for nursing board

    YES...please, please do not go on and on about the situation. Every letter I have ever read is way too detailed and overstated. And please do not blame another person for your actions. 100% of the letters to the Board that I have read have included this blame. Just the facts and what you have done to make certain that whatever you are accused of , will never happen again. Totally agree with leaving out the emotion and making excuses.
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

    My son in law is in your shoes. He will be deployed soon for a remote assignment in a war torn country. He will come back changed, of course. My husband experienced this in Vietnam. Blessings and positive thoughts coming your way. It's a very difficult place that you are in.
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

    Every CRNA I have known has made comments to me that the anesthesiologists are too picky about high standards. If they would say something like that to me personally, who knows what their practice is like. This has been my experience in my professional life. Maybe some of you CRNAs who proclaim that you are as good as anesthesiologists, should have worked with me, then my experience and opinion would have changed. Believe me, I am not the least resentful of CRNAs, just don't have the confidence in them as I have expressed over and over. I had no desire to work autonomously. Anyway, I am retired and living the dream on my farm in the country and the other months in my home on the oceanfront.
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    Johns Hopkins All Childrens RN Residency August 2019

    Very happy for you!! Working at ACH changed my life. It's a mission to care for sick children.
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    Student Not Eligible for NCLEX

    Considering I am an advanced practice nurse, I think I know this. But I appreciate your insight. But you are just as wrong as you can be with your assessment. Have you worked in licensure? Or on the BON...just saying, because you say that you are an Advanced Practice Nurse...really doesn't make you an authority on any of this. It is a different world. Does your state require you to retain your RN license as well as your Advanced Practice situation. Do you know? I've seen many NPs come before the board because they did not know that or care about it.
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    CRNA, Anesthesiologist Relationships

    Hey guys and gals - please just stop! You seem to be telling me to stop twice. I'm expressing my opinions from many years in the OR and the Army. I'm certain that good and qualified CRNAs exist in practice. Wish I could meet one. This past week, I celebrated 43 years since my graduation with a BSN. 10 years later, I followed with a Master's degree. Unless someone else has degrading remarks, I really am done with this topic.
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    CRNA, Anesthesiologist Relationships

    The patients started to survive and a good idea spread around the world. But you've already said ....nothing will change your mind. Insert emotican of chimpanzee with hands over eyes here. Oh wow, thanks so much for your demeaning remark. If you had experienced the CRNAs who came before the Board with drug abuse, diversion, and theft of emergency medical equipment you might have the same opinion. The theft nurse agreed that he stole the equipment so he could be prepped in case of a national emergency. When I asked him what he thought about the fact that a patient could die because of his theft...he gave me the most stone cold look that have ever seen. No remorse at all. This and many other experiences with CRNAs have led me to believe the way I do. If am characterized as a " see no Evil " then I am totally happy with that. Debating a professional issue actually can be accomplished without degrading remarks. My husband, my daughters and my SIL are MDs. And yes, I am biased....so be it.
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    Student Not Eligible for NCLEX

    Oh dear, the vision of the soccer moms! My program was rated #2 in the country at the time by the NLN. What a coincidence. LOL
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    Student Not Eligible for NCLEX

    We must be of the same day and age! Those NLNs were awful and very predictable in my case. I miserably failed the pediatrics portion and when I took my Boards, pediatrics was my lowest scoring section. That was back in the Stone Age when we took the Boards in July and didn't find out until September that we passed. And believe it or not, I worked very successfully for 10 years in a pediatric hospital!
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    Student Not Eligible for NCLEX

    There are many professions and trades that cannot be practiced without a license from the state. Nursing is one of them. Trying to fight the school and the state will serve no purpose. There is no workaround.
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    Student Not Eligible for NCLEX

    All of this info is based a wing and a prayer. The BON in her state is the one that holds most of the cards. In my experience , there is nothing that can speed the BON up, unfortunately. Good idea, in theory.
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    Johns Hopkins All Childrens RN Residency August 2019

    I'm excited for all of you! I worked there for the decade of the 80s in CVOR and loved it. One of my daughters did a rotation there while in med school. I am still good friends with many of the people I worked with there. Wonderful surgeons, anesthesiologists, and staff. Wishing the best for all of you. Please keep us updated!