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Old 09-30-2007, 02:41 PM
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Remember when I said that they had to drag me kicking and screaming through nursing research class?

Statistics was so bad that they just dragged my glazed-over lifeless body through it. How I passed that class I will NEVER know.

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Old 09-30-2007, 03:05 PM
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I graduated in 1995 with a BSN, so I've been around over 10 years. I did 1 year in Psych, then started working in medicine/tele after that. Currently, I'm looking for a topic for my evidence-based project.
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:36 PM
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Remember when I said that they had to drag me kicking and screaming through nursing research class?

Statistics was so bad that they just dragged my glazed-over lifeless body through it. How I passed that class I will NEVER know.
Inferential statistics are actually kind of fun -- and this is said by a math-adverse, qualitative researcher type.

What I like about inferential statistics was that I can now understand all those inscrutable tables in research articles -- and see if the text really matches the statistical results. It also helped a lot in learning more about the use of instruments (as in survey instruments, not clinical instruments) -- that old Chronbach's alpha ain't all it's cracked up to be!

As for my nursing history, I graduated from an accelerated BS program in 2003, almost immediately went to work in a VA LTC facility, mostly doing hospice and palliative care. I also, like some kind of fool returned to school and started my PhD program.

I'm now doing a palliative care fellowship at the VA on the acute care side, and starting dissertation work.

I love the clinical work, and the tricky thing for me (esp w/o an advanced clinical degree) will be how to juggle, once I'm done, research, teaching and still keeping my hand in clinically. Maybe on-call hospice will be the ticket.
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:57 PM
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12 years. 12 looooooooooong years. LOL
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:55 PM
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I still have to take a statistics course Geena! Haha, I'm going to be having a fun year...nursing research...statistics...yay! However, I think I am a math person and I love math (once I understand it of course!) I sometimes actually miss math! I get sick of writing essays on nursing, nursing theories and all that junk because I've just always disliked writing essays, haha.
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:04 PM
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29 years....................too long
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:33 PM
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Hey, Burnout Hag, RN, welcome to the forum. I think we have a lot in common. Keep coming back
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:58 PM
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I am returning to nursing after being away for many years.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:01 PM
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My wife was also a nurse, and our children were young and we working at two different facilities. I was working on obtaining my RN. Most RN jobs at that time were in the hospital working 5 days a week. Child care would have been too much of a challenge, so I decided to get a job where shift work, weekends and holidays would be an issue. I obtained a paralegal degree instead. I am returning to nursing because I really have a passion for people and I was quite bored working in the legal field. Sitting behind a desk all day became unbearable. There are also many more opportunities for nurses today, also male nurses are more accepted today.
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