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Boomer MS, RN

Boomer MS, RN

Med Surg/ICU/Psych/Emergency/CEN/retired
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Boomer MS, RN has 17 years experience and specializes in Med Surg/ICU/Psych/Emergency/CEN/retired.

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  1. Boomer MS, RN

    right med, right dose, wrong route... ouchhhh

    Yea! Love those ER docs, my favorite, for sure. And he's made it almost through the four years!! On to residency and new adventures. :-)) I am retired and miss nursing but am resigned to it. Our home burned to the ground in the 2017 CA Tubbs fire, along with 5000 others' homes in my immediate area. We are rebuilding, which is a nightmare, and we'll never be "whole" again. In spite of that, we have good support. I admire you and wish you well in your new job. Having a 2-year-old is a challenge in itself. I follow your posts. Best wishes, Boomer
  2. Boomer MS, RN

    right med, right dose, wrong route... ouchhhh

    Pixie, So wise and empathetic. You are an inspiration for many reasons. (Having a baby later in life, one of many.) How is your husband doing in medical school?
  3. Boomer MS, RN

    Intern/Doctor’s wife/husband

    I suppose that would depend on the individuals. My husband and I worked together when he was an intern and I was a new grad, again when he was a resident, a Fellow and also when he was an attending. Never a problem for us...easy peasy. Often in an ED. And we are not one of those couples who never argue. We just enjoyed working together. I always asked lots of questions, and he loved to teach...maybe show off some. :-)) Definitely good times.
  4. And perhaps it's not just the correction of the pronunciation but how it is delivered.
  5. Boomer MS, RN

    Can NP work in dermatology?

    Yes, it is very possible. The dermatology practice where I go I see an NP who received her MS and NP graduate education at the U of Washington. She also has another certification that denotes further study in dermatology.
  6. Boomer MS, RN

    Nurses who are on anxiety/depression meds?

    Oh...good to hear you're doing Ok and admire you for sharing that you are taking care of yourself. My very best wishes to you. :)
  7. Quote from WestCoastSun: My hope is that it will help us, as a profession, to tackle some of the issues we're talking about in this thread as well. I have said this before here, but why does every other profession except nursing require an advanced degree such as a master's or a doctorate? This is not to trash ADN or Diploma nurses at all. I'm talking about the here and now for entry level. I know one answer in CA is because the ADN programs get state money, which they would lose if their programs were fazed out. Still in theory, why isn't a BSN the entry level now?
  8. I can see why you are confused with all the chat here about "bedside." Traditionally the bedside nurse is in a staff nurse role. An Advanced Practice Nurse practices under a different model, that of a provider. If an Acute Care NP practices in a hospital and cares for floor or ICU patients, he/she will actually go to the bedside to see the patient, just as an MD goes to the bedside. (Except for tele medicine, but that's another story.) So an NP seeing patients in an ICU would not be considered a "bedside nurse" because the role and practice are not the same as the primary nurse. There are many different specialties in which NPs can practice with specialized training. Hope this helps.
  9. Hmmm...I agree with every point articulated here. It was painful to read because I find it to be spot on. I'll say again I think nursing can be its own worst enemy. The big positive change in nursing is that nurses are paid better now. Other than that, the problems are still there, many different but no less disturbing. I loved what I did but got frustrated with what the above OP stated. When business got involved in healthcare, it changed things for the worst. I predict things may improve if there is another shortage of RNs at the bedside. It's part of life to see change, but I got quite disheartened with some of what I saw before I retired. My passion is with the bedside nurse, and to see so many, at least on AN, inquire about the quickest, cheapest and easiest way to become an Advanced Practice Nurse is alarming to me. If so many schools are pushing this, then shame on them. Who is going to take of us at the bedside? How can we nurture the bedside nurse and help him/her advance his/her knowledge to stay at the bedside? Thanks, JKL33, for your input.
  10. People selling wolf tickets here? Making empty threats? I don't follow what you are saying.
  11. From what I have read on AN, there are numerous nurses here who dislike the bedside. Regarding your comment about becoming a provider, I am one of those who feels strongly that bedside experience is necessary before practicing in an Advanced Practice role. I think is fine to disagree, Rekt, but to say the stories are "made up"?
  12. I am an N=1, but I got my master's in critical care/trauma for me, not to leave the bedside. And I never left the bedside. I can see both sides of the coin but do wonder why so many dislike the bedside so much and want to be an NP. Hard for some to believe, but it was not all perfume and roses for nursing in the 70s and 80s. Tough times then too.
  13. Boomer MS, RN

    Obtaining consent and confrontation with physician

    Yahoo!!!! Well done and keep up the outstanding work. You are not the first nurse who has faced this kind of situation, and it would be valuable to share with colleagues as a discussion in a staff meeting perhaps, with your manager's blessing, of course. Working through this with the residents is a learning experience for them too. Please do use paragraphs when you post such a long one.
  14. Yes it does. Very interesting....I suspect he may be in a heap of trouble.
  15. CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) school is not the same as a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia) program. All CRNA programs are extremely competitive graduate nursing programs. It is highly unlikely that any licensed RN would enroll in a program to become a CNA. This is not to disparage any CNAs, also valuable members of the healthcare team.

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