NRSKarenRN BSN, RN

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    Nybon nursing school under investigation

    Your best recourse is to contact the Florida BON regarding status of this school at your time of graduation Florida Board of Nursing Phone: (850) 245-4125 FAX: (850) 245-4172 From BON website: FL Commission for Independent...
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    Nybon nursing school under investigation

    Did you take NCLEX for LPN or RN? FL BON only lists Carleen Health Institute approved to grant a Practical Nurse certificate. Thusly, expect NY BON to take long time, possibly over a year to review any RN application as Florida approval for thi...
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    Osteopenia | Knowledge is Power

    Add to Risk factors: Bariatric Surgery Metabolic bone disease, resulting in significant ongoing bone loss, is an unintended consequence of bariatric surgery. Therefore, daily vitamin and mineral supplements need to be taken for a lifetime post s...
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    Hearing Aids

    Amplified stethoscopes assist healthcare workers who have hearing loss See their info on Stethoscopes for hearing aid wearers Visit: Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses Technical Considerations in Using Stethosc...
  5. Ethical failure by an NP and LPN---- if found guilty, expect NY BON to revoke licenses with monies forefitted. ABC News 1/29/2021 Charges: Nurses made $1.5 million off fake vaccination cards Two nurses on New York's Long Island have bee...
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    President Biden thread

    One can view on You Tube Bidens State of the Union 2022 address or read it @ White House.gov site. Initial 1/3 speech about Ukraine and Democracy --- many Republicans applauded. Several flubs, some substance -38 million watched. PBS has 7 key...
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    January 6 Select Committee

    Jan. 6 Committee Lays Out Potential Criminal Charges Against Trump John Eastman JD ( former Chapman University law school Dean and professor) turned over 8,000 emails to committee but withheld other 11,000 emails claiming attorney client privil...
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    Vaccine mandate?

    Mandatory for campers and stafff over age 5. Must have negative covid test 2 days prior to start of camp; all campers and staff are retested on arrival day --we retested 5 days later last year and then masks came off. No positive tests last year. C...
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    Nurses who have their own business?

    Check out info AN members have posted in the Aesthetics Nursing and Nurse Entrepreneurs, Innovators forums for ideas and support.
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    What do you think about with current News and Opinions?

    Jonathan Turley, JD , above mentioned The Hill opinion article author, is a conservative lawyer who was a Republican witness at both Trump impeachment trials. Other conservative justices and lawyers feel Judge Brown Jackson's a candidate who is "emi...
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    One More Week Until I Leave Bedside…Forever

    Wishing you best wishes as you change positions often surprised by the new nursing knowledge gained to enrich your nursing skills.
  12. I've gotten the scoop on this green eyed 2 yr old tabby - Willow, was first seen by FLOTUS at a Pennsylvania farm, named the cat after her home town: Willow Grove. Looks just like my mothers cat who had to be given to another family in 1957 due to ...
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    January 6 Select Committee

    I always learn something new listening to Barb McQuade ( Univ. Mich Law Professor, former US Attorney, national security prosecutor at Eastern District Michigan DOJ ) when she appears on MSNBC shows or on the #SistersInLaw podcasts. Found this arti...
  14. Photo credit: African American Registry Mary Eliza Mahoney (May 7, 1845 - January 4, 1926) grew up in the Dorchester area of Boston, Mass. At the age of 18, she started working at the New England Hospital for Women and Children as a mai...
  15. I first became aware of Mary Mahoney RN in my LPN program then later the hospital I worked at named their Womens Outpatient Center for her. Hope others can carry on her spirit. Updated links today. 🙂
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    What do you think about with current News and Opinions?

    Feb. 2012 Why Millions of Americans Have No Government ID : NPR I recently tried to get a REAL ID issued when drivers license renewed. Would not accept as my birth certificate (maiden first and last name only), 1975 marriage certifi...
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    Changes To Allnurses.com...

    Just found post -- thanks for cleaning up site for ease of phone users.
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    Parish Nurse/Health Ministry

    Visit allnurses Parish Nursing forum for advice on this newer specialty area.
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    LTC to PCU? Freaking out!

    http://www.icufaqs.org/ has a clickable list of easy read FAQ files with humor bent that the authors wrote for new RNs coming into a MICU --- very similar to situations handled in a PCU unit. Subacute rehab and hospice/palliative care along wit...
  20. Thank you! When developing health information, aim for a FOURTH GRADE reading level has shown to be most effective Reading below a six grade level, one may not be able to read prescription labels. In my former Manager role, found...
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    Barium enama

    Information from John Hopkins regarding this radiology test: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/barium-enema Nursing Times: SKILLS - BARIUM ENEMA includes patient education and preporation. Use of ...
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    Continuing Education Classes

    Check out my ongoing blog post Free Nursing Continuing Education Programs - 100+ contact hours Off to update it.
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    Giving 2 weeks notice

    Check your facilities policy re 'Notice of Resignation' for amount of time required to give notice. Healthcare professional especially nurses, often required to give 30 days notice as it takes that long in the recruitment process for a replacement ...
  24. Taking their 15 min. of fame @FirstFamilyDogs Gosh darn, they have a SECOND Twitter account @First_Dogs_USA with more fun pics.
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    Face Mask Support Frames

    You can order Aluminum Strips Nose Wire online. I've used these adhesive ones when making 3 ply cloth masks--worked great.