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Old 12-18-2008, 12:22 PM
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Well, I mostly stopped posting after being shouted down at another site which shall remain nameless but that ryhmes with "TallNurses". If you are morally and fiscally conservative, you risk the wrath of all...so I just shut up and left that board.

Secondly, I work in an unusual area (Home Health and Hospice) so much of the discsussion centered on hospitals doesn't really interest me that much, except as a pt and consumer. I'd bag groceries at Wal-Mart before I'd risk my sanity and credentials in an impatient setting.

Third, many boards are dominated by students (I got 75 questions on my NCLEX did I pass??) and foreign nurses with limited English skills trying to get work in the US, Canada, and Australia. Frankly, I want to share ideas with real nurses in
English speaking countries.

There..is that enough pot-stirring to get us going??
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:34 PM
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Well personally I'd love to chat about home nursing as that is my back ground. Plus as a nurse with far too many years experience in an english speaking country there's lots to chat about. Hope no one is shouting you down here!
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:27 PM
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As someone who works for a foundation that offers scholarships, grants & loans for those going to school for nursing, I am concerned with the inability to attract nurse professionals into the field of teaching. The crux of the nursing shortage is the shortage of nurse educators. Without a sufficient number of nurse educators, it is impossible to increase capacity at schools of nursing. Visiting and participating in many forums and blogs, there seems to be too many nurses ready to quit altogether (for reasons not really associated with the vocation of nursing) rather than consider a teaching career, where they can proliferate future nurses with their vast knowlege, devotion and years of experience.

While I am always interested to hear from anyone in the nursing profession on this subject, I am particularly interested to hear from current nurse educators, who would recommend this occupation, as to why they teach and why they would recommend this career path to other nurse professionals. I would also like to hear from those who are considering this career path, but are facing obstacles.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:05 PM
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You mention that there is a need for more nurse educators, and associated this with the nursing shortage in America. I kind of see how this can be tied in with the other issue which has been raised on NV (difficulty getting into nursing school). Is there a need to work around the lack of Nursing Educators and move more towards having preceptorships for nurses, with evaluations and lectures in the hospital setting by a central educator. At the moment the individual teaching institutions hire their own nurses as 'Educators' from the various nursing agencies about the city. I don't think these nurses have any formal teaching qualifications, however they are senior nurses who have been involved in many different areas of nursing, and have usually been ANUMs, etc. Maybe this is the way that nursing eduction will end up going, although there will still be a need for nursing educators in the teaching institutions.

I am sure that the American teaching model is similar to the Australian model, where the teaching institution has their own curriculum which meets the needs of the central registration board.

I'll post a thread on the Students section about teaching styles and how people have/are been taught.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:40 PM
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With my experiance from another forum...
I have been looking around for a couple of weeks. I joined another nurses forum and have posted a few times.
IMO: I feel these forums are mostly for Nurses and the nurses on these forums do not necessarly like to reply or put too much effort in replying to questions made by those of us that are not nurses.

I'm just starting out and have many questions and I thought this would be a good place to start.

I may be wrong, but thats what I'm feeling. However I cannot judge every forum only the one.

Am I correct? Are us newbie's asking too many questions?
Do you feel this site is mainly for nurses and that non-nurses should look elsewhere?
Thanks for listening.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:22 PM
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All are welcome here, so long as they are not spammers (we have had recent problems). I guess that sometimes people ask the same questions, but generally we are happy to answer anything. We know it is important to encourage people into nursing.

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All are welcome here, so long as they are not spammers (we have had recent problems). I guess that sometimes people ask the same questions, but generally we are happy to answer anything. We know it is important to encourage people into nursing.

Welcome to Nursing Voices!!
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I have found some great information on here and I have been going through all the postings just to be more informed.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:42 PM
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Old posts usually don't catch attention, and when I see the date of posting, it's either I check on it or simply skip. And most of the time, ideas don't come too quickly.
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Hi! I am a medical staffer and I'm looking for RN's who has at least one year experience to place at Kaiser. Anyone here looking for a job? Travel or per diem. Please email csalangsang@24-hrmed.com or medical.staffer@yahoo.com. Thanks!
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Hi everyone! Just dropping by at nursing voices today to see if there's something new=(I noticed that not so many people are posting
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