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  1. chili2641

    Nursing is like the military...rank has meaning

    RNPD, I would rather chat with cna's in our own little corner but that is not available. I very rarely post on actual nursing issues. I claim no nursing knowledge about giving medicine or any other pertinent nursing issue. Why, because I am not a nurse. The hot topic on this B/B is always about education or lack there of. If I was an LPN I would feel as though I knew nothing. If I was an RN I would feel very pressured to become a BSN. If I were a BSN and I wanted to know it all I best be working on a Masters degree. There just seems to be a ton of emphasis being put on education.
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    Nursing is like the military...rank has meaning

    In nursing titles seem to really matter. There is a definite rank and file and people work at all different levels. Susy K you talk alot about your education which I think is great. Usually people go to college to do a certain job or to work in a certain field most requiring at the minimum a four year degree. Some I am sure go because it is there goal or just their personal choice. In nursing you can be called a nurse after completing several months of education an RN after completing an associates degree. I realize that you have a BSN which is great. I for one am not sure that there should be so much debating over education especially in the nursing field.
  3. I work as a cna on the weekends. During the week I work with young offenders. I am taking a home health position this summer. I decided to pursue a career in criminal law and hope to one day pratice as a defense attorney. I have an A.A and a B.S in criminal justice and behavioral analysis. Thanks for asking.
  4. This B/B is good therapy for me. I have been a NA for eight years and I am still very young. I am at a transitional point in my life right now. I have an interst in nursing because I am a cna and it is my job. No it is not my career but I still have to put up with the same attitudes because I work there too.
  5. Boy, I am glad that I had the good sense to study something other than nursing. Realize too PROFFESIONAL NURSES that cnas do go to college. Unless you ask them you have no idea about someones educational background. I am not an RN because I did not choose to study nursing. I am also tired of hearing that all cnas want to be nurses. I can tell you I never day dreamed about doing your job.
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    Is nursing a "calling"

    I apologize I know this is off topic. But, why did you become a lawyer? Is that what you always wanted to be or did you change careers? Did you put yourself through law school by working as a nurse?
  7. I am a cna and will be a law student. I for one could care less about becoming a nurse. However I work in the nursing field and I consider myself part of the nursing team. Yes, there are differences between nurses and aids but we are all taking care of the sick. We all wade through bodily fluids and are subject to abuse from combative patients. All of us are responsible for patient care and the patients safety. Nurse aids have a huge responsibility and their job is very important. Does that make me a nurse no. But frankly I am over it.
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    sex offenders in texas ordered to put up signs

    I respectfully disagree with all of you. Remember too that not all sex offenders are violent rapists who prey on children. Several sex offenders are convicted of statutory rape and you would have to read the case file to truly understand the circumstances of each case. Just my thoughts.
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    sex offenders in texas ordered to put up signs

    This is a very creative judge. I am however against punishing people who have finished their sentences. You should be able to function after being released from prison. This example of deterence general or specific is bound to cause trouble. Why should we bother to release people back into our communities. This is also very dangerous some released offenders will commit new crimes to go back to prison if they can not make it out in society. Of course we need to keep certain offenders away from certain victims.
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    Nursing Home Crisis

    Stacey, I am a cna like you and I know how you feel. Somedays I feel like I work in an assembly line and the products we are working with are humans. It is easy to feel very overwhelmed but remember you can only do your best. Your job is a very important one and you should be proud to be a cna. Remember there is no shame in a job well done and it takes all kinds to really make it work. Know to that you too can go to school if you choose to do so. Good luck!
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    CNA to ATTORNEY

    Thank you for all of your replys. I hope to practice as a criminal defense attorney but it is always good to have other interests. I will be sure to seek expert advice when needed.
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    CNA to ATTORNEY

    I have learned that I will be attending law school and I am so happy. My concentration will be litigation. I will be studying both criminal and civil litigation. I plan on taking electives in medical mal-practice and also in health law. My question is... Would nurses prefer a RN turned attorney as opposed to a CNA turned attorney and why Thanks!
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    Are their med techs or aides here?Please read

    Rhona, Keep standing up for yourself. You have passion and you will go far. I encourage you to pursue your goals and ignore any and all negative comments. Working on the bottom can be a great motivator Good luck with school! ------------------ Nursing assistant
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    Are their med techs or aides here?Please read

    Hi Rhona, I have worked as a cna for over eight years. I have worked in both nursing home and hospital settings. In a nursing home nurse aids tranfer, feed, take vital signs and help residents with their everyday living skills. The job is very hard and it requires a lot of patience. In a hospital I took vitals and watched for call lights. At the hospital there were more codes and you needed to think very fast. I personally felt more comfortable working in the nursing home. I do not like emergency situations and left when they wanted to cross train the cna's to become critical care aids. I like to have a routine and the nursing home allows you that. However, I wanted nothing to do with nursing as a career. When a nurse would shove the smallest thing on to me I would tell her to do it. A good example is leaving treatments by bed sides. If it wasnt in my job description I wouldnt do it. Other nurse aids enjoyed doing nursing treatments and helping out with duties but not me. I wanted nothing to do with it. I liked the nurse aid side of things and I enjoyed the interaction. I did not mind the dirty work I felt it was a noble job and one that I did well. I have since left the field. Good luck with nursing school. ------------------ Nursing assistant
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    Here is an idea for you

    I was trying to make the point that nurses work in the human services. Their work is helping other people. Most people who work in human services do it for more than just the money. ------------------ Nursing assistant
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    Here is an idea for you

    Susy K, I can assure you that a little bashing doesnt scare me. I posed a very simple question one that required a very simple answer. ------------------ Nursing assistant