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  1. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    RN, ADN being obsolete

    But there are things BSNs have to learn or are legally allowed to do that ADNs can't. I can't remember what they were, but payscale between the two during an interview is also an issue facilities have. I was told that it's the same salary for a BSN than it is for an ADN on top of what BSNs can do that ADNs can't. There's a lot of things I guess ADNs don't know or have to do that BSNs do, but I can't ******* remember what they were, and they were valid reasons as to why ADN is pointless to go with on the side that programs cost the same, BSN being the more attractive option.
  2. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    RN, ADN being obsolete

    I think I did hear something about nursing licenses becoming federal licenses instead of state where if you move to another state, you don't have to retake the NCLEX in that new state because it doesn't recognize the NCLEX you took from the state you moved from. Makes sense to me because when I finished my nursing pre-reqs, I took a culinary cooking class and they said that you no longer have to take the state version, you can take the federal version which I think is cheaper if not more expensive and its' expiration date is longer than the state version which a lot of cooks and servers, etc are moving towards because of the convenience and they can move to another state with it. It's called Servsafe for culinary. Nothing is official for nursing yet, and I don't know why every state is different. It doesn't make any sense to me.. Also, I believe drivers license's are doing that too, but I think that's a passport thing.
  3. Just because you sue doesn't mean you'll win. When I wrote to HUD about requesting an income adjustment reporting exemption while working full time as a CNA, I did tell them in writing that if I were to work full-time and that if they were to sue me or bring me to court that I'm pretty sure the court would rule in my favor, not saying I would win, just saying that I maybe might. Maybe I shouldn't have put that in as that might have come off as hostile, but if I were to take HUD to court because of defamation of character in not approving my request or emotional distress, I'm pretty sure I'd lose the case. Today, I wrote to my state senator to see if there was something she could do. She might not be able to do anything, but it doesn't hurt to ask and meet with an interview. I wish I were a fly on the wall at that facility between the nurse and the officer and see how he was reacting towards her demanding a blood sample. For you to put a lot of effort into someone like that guy the officer wanted a blood sample in, you might as well just let it go. To the officer, the guy he wanted a blood sample from must have been a pretty important suspect to go through all that trouble. I mean if he was a huge drug lord in Mexico, ok, understandable, but if he was some kid walking down the side-walk with his pants sagging, come on, just arrest the guy and put him in jail for a few nights and let him go.
  4. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    financial donation to a needy patient

    You know what sucks? I was living in my car once, met a guy who was in the service like I was, and told me that the VA has a housing program for homeless veterans through section 8. I tried it out, still on it, but finished nursing pre-reqs, still have nursing school to go through and haven't been accepted into that yet. Currently I'm working as a CNA and a few months ago I wrote a 16 page letter handwritten to HUD, along with 41 slide power point showing color photos and screenshots of plans I have to live in a van for nursing school and if they would let me finance it by saving up should my request not be approved, and a couple documents showing my debt, all this to section 8 to tell them "hey, I want to work as a CNA because it's relevant to nursing that I'm trying to earn my degree in. I'd like to be exempt from rent increases that way I can pay off all my debt, fix up my car, or pay my way through school if I need to so that way I can get off section 8 as soon as possible". This whole request thing I sent in, rejected, although the letter wasn't very clear about it it was just a snobby "no changes will be made to your file at this time" very vague wording. When you are on a system that allegedly helps you during hard times, it's not meant to help you fully recover. You're on it to be off it as soon as possible I'm beginning to understand. It just flat out sucks and it's mind boggling how my request just wasn't approved. I agree with the whole "money won't help you, but maybe some direction and flexibility will". But let me just say HUD does not give a rats ass about your situation. The only thing they flat out care about is if you can pay your rent. They don't care if you have a plan for yourself and it makes a lot of sense like mine did. They want to know if you can pay your rent. It sucks and it should be changed. I showed all the proof I could give HUD. I didn't show my DD-214, but I'm sure the VA could provide a form stating that I still have my GI Bill.
  5. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    FT work w/ PT nursing school?

    I have a question for you all. I plan on studying for the TEAS entrance exam soon and the program I'd like to enter has a part-time program. I'm wondering if it's doable or easier if you work full-time than doing full-time or accelerated nursing school while working full-time. If things go my way I can work either part-time or full-time. I'd like to do part-time nursing school because I'd like to take my time with it. By the way, I have no kids, no pets, and no spouse, just myself. Would you recommend part-time for all nursing programs? Or is accelerated better? I'm still looking into doing the van thing where I'm literally paying almost nothing in rent. Part-time nursing school is beginning to look more like the attractive option, especially since I have a lot of student loan debt.
  6. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    Dealing with quadras

    One quad we have will cuss you out because he assumes you have common sense. He'll say stupid things to you like "It's common sense, man!", but does he say that because of his situation? Or has he always had a hard-headed way of thinking before his accident? Or does he think all the other residents think the same way he does? He's got no clue how other residents live and it's disgusting. He has a towel on his chair that we use as a bib when we feed him. An RN comes in and uses it for himself I guess to maybe wipe his forehead. The resident sees it and cusses the RN out. Yes, the RN was in the wrong, but it's amazing how small things get on the residents' nerves. You can't get up, you can't throw a punch at someone you don't like, you argue back and forth, you're putting too much energy into things you can't control. "Get channel 12 in here!!!!!", dude knock it off. We have passion for this field, but we're not going to put you first. He threatened me he was going to talk to the house supervisor. I could careless. The whole facility knows how he is even the DON. He threatened to talk to the house supervisor because after I got brought him taco bell that he had me go get with his money, he asked me if I was going to feed him. I said sure. I didn't know I wasn't his feeder. I go look to see if I'm supposed to feed him. Sure enough a new CNA we just hired and trained is his feeder and his CNA for the night, so I told his actual feeder to feed the quad first because he's demanding and to feed his second later as I had to feed somebody else. I come back an hour after everyone else has been fed, quad's feeder comes to me and says he wants you to feed him. I go into his room and he says, "You're a real ******* telling me you were going to feed me. You didn't tell me you weren't going to and you could have told someone else". I said "I went to go look at the schedule as to who was going to feed you and it's the new guy, not me, so yeah I did tell somebody to feed you first". He likes to argue. He doesn't like new CNAs. F'ing deal with what you get. Another quad who is in her early 20s has had police show up because her family thought she was being abused, Ombudsman constantly showing up thinking the facility isn't taking care of her. I even got torn by my RN because I asked two of our new CNAs to help me change two people while I fed someone I wasn't supposed to feed: The bossy quad. He likes me because I'm nice to him and requests me for almost everything. I'm flattered and appreciated of the reputation he sees in me. Customer service is the name of the game, but not favoritism.
  7. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    Dealing with quadras

    Awesome advice. The management at my facility are kind of dimwittish. You ask them for a follow up on a TB shot they give you as you come on board and they tell you to keep coming back to them every 3-4 days. I eventually found out that after the first shot, you wait 7 days then come back to see if there was a reaction for the step two. They all seem to just forget about what they're doing and move on to other things. Pretty sad. In a way, if I do get to keep my housing assistance, I'll be glad to leave the facility, but on the other hand, I know the residents very well there for my runs and I like a lot of the people there so it'll be hard to leave. And thank you! It's been hard since I've been out. I've been wanting to go back to school and earn a degree to where maybe I could re-enlist as maybe an officer or something. I've gotten no cooperation from my family over that and I'm starting to wonder if I should continue on with becoming a nurse because the whole getting into school thing is taking a toll on my patience.
  8. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    Dealing with quadras

    Hey reader! Question: So, I'm working at a ventilation/rehab/LTC and of our daily census, I can only think of two quadriplegics. In my experience as a CNA, they are VERY bossy IF they're alert and oriented which these two are. Are their demands a legal loophole from having to clean others who aren't quadriplegics during our rounds or is telling them "I can't spend a whole hour itching every square millimeter of your head for you because you can't do it while I have others to clean up" something I should say to prevent my certification from being taken because of abandonment? I've been written up before for leaving residents wet, but that was when I was trying to get used to a routine, but on my run I typically am assigned, one resident who has banned MANY CNAs from caring for him is very stern about how he wants everything in his room and he's kept me in there so long that I had to go over my time I was supposed to clock out to finish up everyone else. Most of the residents in his hall are vegetables on ventilation and feeding g-tubes. Anyone who walks passed his room, he calls for them for something. I understand he can't move when he has an itch and requests his CNA to itch for him, but that can't be used as an excuse to say screw everyone else and be a one-on-one for me. Also, the facility I'm at I most likely might have to quit due to housing assistance so any advice I'll take with a grain of salt and take with me in the future to other facilities should my housing assistance remain if I quit this facility. I don't want to quit, but I have to if I want to have flexibility for nursing school entrance exam test and just in case I end up getting in. I'm not paying much compared to most people, but I can't afford to lose it if I'm wanting to use my GI Bill for nursing school.
  9. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    Harrison closing

    I just got scolded by Aunt Slappy lmao Your comment and profile picture are a perfect pair. This was awesome. I don't know when ITT and Harrison college were closed down. OP is just now realizing it. That would make sense because Barack was very concerned about people's rights (Net neutrality, healthcare, student loan education, etc).
  10. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    Harrison closing

    That's surprising considering all the news about Betsy DeVos removing restrictions on students rights and modifying many things that are crucial for students. She has a very bad rep from what I've been seeing lately.
  11. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    RN's and LPN's working as Nursing Assistants?

    I think I asked something like this, but my question was more voluntarily involved as in "I would want to work as a CNA on the side" rather than "Do I really ******* have to?".
  12. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    Surgeon for an instructor

    "Nursey words" I like that. Some of those words you mentioned like Hyperkalemia I can break down. It makes sense that it's "high/potassium/blood" I could see "-ka" which I think means potassium, or "K". The cholecystectomy I forgot all about, because I've seen it before. I hope we go over it or else I'll have to take med term.
  13. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    Surgeon for an instructor

    Yeah, I couldn't imagine what it was like for him in med school. I could not imagine the types of questions that he was asked. It sounds like your wife had to verbalize what she had to do. I would like to ask him how he asks hard questions. Sometimes I wonder if they're made up medical terms. Like pseudo-medical terminology. This recent exam we took yesterday was written by both of them but it was very palatable compared to the last exam. A lot of students in my class I've spoken to about said that the test yesterday was a lot better than the first one as far as language usage. I webcamming with a nurse on facebook through a nursing group and she said "surgeons or doctors like to ask questions using med terms that have the same meaning" and I shook my head yes in agreement with big bulging eyes and she recommended a medical dictionary, which should be coming in the mail sometime today. I hope it will contain words that will have "synonym: blah blah blah" at the end of the definition like I think I've seen in some dictionaries that are non-medical related. An antonym list at the end would be nice too.
  14. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    Surgeon for an instructor

    He practices on the side a well. I believe this weekend he said he's travelling somewhere and won't have any internet access till he gets back next weekend. So, he'll be gone for a whole week.
  15. Beldar_the_Cenobite

    Surgeon for an instructor

    I don't think a patient, or a large majority of patients I'll see, will have any knowledge of medical terms I've never seen before.
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