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    Jan. 22, 2015, 12:46 PM
    I wear Dansko or Sanita clogs with the backs (not open). I do not have a problem with my ankles rolling. I find for back support there is nothing...
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    Jan. 12, 2015, 08:41 AM
    I rode all over the western part of the country and don't remember riding through any forests. The countryside is simply stunning and I didn't miss...
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    Jan. 11, 2015, 04:13 PM
    west5 replied to a thread Stephen King Fans- in Off Topic
    Thanks for the suggestions!
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    Jan. 11, 2015, 02:27 PM
    west5 replied to a thread Stephen King Fans- in Off Topic
    I've only ever read 11/22/63 which I loved. Which other ones can I read that also aren't so scary? I was one of those kids who had nightmares...
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    Jan. 10, 2015, 12:18 PM
    See my bolding of your post. That does not sound like going to NZ for a year to me no matter how cool it might be. I'd go home and figure out if...
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    Jan. 9, 2015, 09:56 PM
    west5 replied to a thread Tell Me About Nursing in Off Topic
    In my opinion a BSN is only necessary because it improves your marketability in terms of finding a job. In some places you just won't get hired if...
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    Jan. 9, 2015, 04:01 PM
    west5 replied to a thread Tell Me About Nursing in Off Topic
    I totally forgot about that part. I'd like to stress it had to be error free with no calculator!! When they first said that I was WTF but...
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    Jan. 9, 2015, 03:16 PM
    west5 replied to a thread Tell Me About Nursing in Off Topic
    I would say most of what you learn in nursing school is pretty useless but some of the residents I work with feel the same about medical school too....
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    Jan. 9, 2015, 03:11 PM
    west5 replied to a thread Tell Me About Nursing in Off Topic
    This will help you handle the less than pleasant aspects of the job. It does for me. Also, I believe some of the BSN hiring aspect came about from...
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    Jan. 9, 2015, 02:58 PM
    west5 replied to a thread Tell Me About Nursing in Off Topic
    My BSN was second degree and took me only 15 months. It was however expensive, if you can spend less do so as I do not believe the "prestigious"...
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    Jan. 9, 2015, 01:13 PM
    west5 replied to a thread Tell Me About Nursing in Off Topic
    In my area there are very few jobs for new RNs. I'm "mature" (code for over 40) so had worked in other fields, knew people and graduated summa...
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    Jan. 9, 2015, 10:58 AM
    west5 replied to a thread Tell Me About Nursing in Off Topic
    For those of you who are NPs would you mind elaborating on where do you work and how do you spend your time on a day to day basis? One aspect of...
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    Jan. 9, 2015, 10:54 AM
    west5 replied to a thread Tell Me About Nursing in Off Topic
    A friend of mine just left her job on a neuro floor to do this job. I'm very curious to hear what she thinks once she is past the initial stages.
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    Jan. 9, 2015, 10:53 AM
    west5 replied to a thread Tell Me About Nursing in Off Topic
    Also I would never waste a day being a CNA if I knew I wanted to be an RN and have my BSN. Not that I don't rely on my CNAs and good ones are...
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    Jan. 9, 2015, 10:51 AM
    west5 replied to a thread Tell Me About Nursing in Off Topic
    Jaideux can you talk a bit more about your management position? What kind of institution? What kind of unit? What do you spend most of your time...
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    Jan. 8, 2015, 10:52 PM
    west5 replied to a thread Tell Me About Nursing in Off Topic
    Bolding is mine but I agree 100% with the above scenario and I am on a specialty floor but still can relate. However, I have a BSN second degree...
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    Jan. 5, 2015, 03:45 PM
    As a real beach person, I don't think The Breakers has a nice beach at all. Maybe that is just me but I've never thought it was nice or special. Had...
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