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UnaNayeli

UnaNayeli

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  1. UnaNayeli

    Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes

    Get well, Esme. We'll hold down the fort. Just tell us: Where did you hide the N95s and BB guns?
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    Toward a Level 4 Protocol for Ebola

    Thank you for answering the question about your interest, but this really doesn't tell us your interest and allow us to gauge our responses accordingly. There's no personal gain for you in having this conversation with allnurses members?
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    allnurses Ebola Preparedness Survey Makes the News.

    I am a BSN. You have my support. I was never an LPN, but I have held both subordinate and supervisory roles to those of LPNs. I wouldn't, personally, tolerate listening to anyone degrade an LPN based only upon that LPNs title. I think: If you are passionate about something, like you are about this topic, you have to keep chipping away at it whenever you can -- like you did here. It makes a difference.
  4. I thought I saw them doing so only in her defense and in order to clarify her position? I'd have to search to find that news clip, though, if you want proof.
  5. I personally gave Facebook up awhile ago and agree with you. However, I did use it in its early days. I got caught up in the hype. If everything on the 'net truly IS always on the 'net, people could find such details about me too. They're inane details, but that doesn't matter; so is the stuff being written about this young woman. Her age group grew up with social media and I think the consequences of its use aren't well-defined quite yet, especially for younger people.
  6. "What bothers me about the release of her information is that now, if she survives (which I hope), everyone or anyone who has been paying attention, will know her as the "Ebola Nurse." I said this exact thing to someone yesterday. At her age, I could not have handled such public scrutiny well.
  7. Exactly! If true, this means our personal lives are accessible solely through our profession, far too easily. Yes, the world we live in is changing. This, however, is not about privacy alone. This blurs professional boundaries and I believe it is to my benefit to become knowledgeable about -- and involved in -- managing those boundaries.
  8. I hear you, elkpark. I am angry for Mr. Duncan as well. The difference -- for me -- is that I can identify with this young nurse and so it is more personal. By standing up for those I identify with closely, I have found I can, and do, make a little bit of difference is this world. I hope Mr. Duncan has similar people who will defend his position. Yes, I am idealistic, but I find it a better mindset -- for me -- than to passively sit watching television or ignoring life's realities. Its just how I deal with things that get under my skin.
  9. UnaNayeli

    Worried about the rejection from program

    I liked your first paragraph, the one about competing only with yourself. Is your family in medicine? If so, I can't imagine they don't already know it's a hard path with serious responsibilities. If they aren't in medicine, they will never experience it the way you do - at least, that's been my own experience with my own family and a number of co-workers' families.
  10. AND the article tells you the brick color and general geographical location of her home! Don't get sick, folks! What a mess for this young nurse to have to deal with early in her career! I hope some of the older nurses in her life will step up and help her figure this out. Few others will "get it." Oh, wait! The CDC spokesperson DID say he didn't mean it as judgment on the nurse. He needs a new "talking points" person to prep his news releases; the person writing the current ones is doing a crap job!
  11. UnaNayeli

    Student Loans

    Hi, I did my AAS (Associate/2-year degree) while working full time, with 3 kids and going through a divorce. We were told not to work, but I was forced to tell them if I didn't work, I couldn't continue in school. With a 4.0, they let me slide. In fairness, I didn't go to work full-time until my second semester, but I proceeded to bust my tail for the next 2 years. That was 25 years ago, but I was still a Mom and there were still only 24 hours a day back then. Yes, it's been done....and you can do it too. For what it's worth, a previous poster said something I always found to be true: If I planned the best I could (and I was always an uneducated high-school dropout with 3 kids under 5 y/o, so that was a low bar), I always found a way past the obstacles. I know that's vague and didn't help much. What I did once the kids were in school (yours is 6 y/o) was work nights and sleep while they were in school. When mine rode the bus, they were gone from 7:30 to 4. That left me time to sleep and get them off the bus. We were poor so we did things like study for school side-by-side, feed ducks day-old bread at a local pond for fun; there are so many fun, free activities you can find on the internet today. Just print out your local library and bookstore activity schedules. Lowes and Home Depot have great free building workshops for kids every month. I used that study time to make index cards and later, picture schematics that helped me visualize concepts. Anytime I was waiting on a pt. or co-worker at work.... or on break.... I was studying. As long as you pull your weight at work, most people - in my experience - are encouraging about you attempting to better your life and your knowledge base. I would also make a quick meal for the kids. They went to bed around 9. I got ready for work and prepared lunches/whatever for the next day. The sitter came in at 10:30, I worked 11-7, and was home to see kids before they left. I wrote all that to maybe help you spin off ideas of your own and help you see you can do this too. Have you explored scholarships? Are they available at your school? Do you keep your grades up, or are you completely new to secondary education (post-high school)? Have you had a face-to-face meeting with a financial aid counselor? Are you looking at a private, for-profit, or state school? The tuition difference matters. My point is: There are so many variables here that it's hard to provide perfect advice. Only YOU know what your life will allow and that makes YOU your own expert.
  12. I've always found it to my advantage not to try "outsmarting" interviewers. If they've read your resume, they know your background/ experience. i simply ask, "Can you tell me what to expect next in the hiring process? Can I call (e-mail?) you next Friday to follow up on our interview," or some variant on that thought. I have always received positive, professional responses to such inquiries. Good luck in growing your career!
  13. UnaNayeli

    Lung Cancer

    That ROCKS!!!!! Way to beat what tried to beat you!
  14. UnaNayeli

    I think I might have blown a vein?

    I love your encouragement, Medic! Well done!
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    Ouch, my back!

    I'm a little confused: If a lift is available, why aren't you using it every time you reposition your client? Doing so would be easier/ healthier for BOTH of you!
  16. I can't speak as to whether you should apply for positions in these circumstances, as I'm not a manager and haven't been in your position. i agree w/ the PP about continuing to show active learning participation if you decide not to work, though. That way, when you eventually interview, you can point out that you made the most of the situation by taking additional courses, or taking ACLS, etc. Best of luck!