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    Nurses Who Love Guns?

    I think people are getting upset because this guy just popped up out of the blue with posts entitled "Healthcare is Not a Right" and now this one. He's clearly picking inflammatory topics.
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    We're not English Majors, but...

    I've seen progress notes in actual patients' charts with ridiculous spelling errors that are an embarrassment to be honest. Now, I do make grammatical errors, but not in actual charts. Proof read that stuff!
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    How Much Leftist Ideology Has Corrupted Nursing?

    But if he becomes a Lab tech, he's bound to eventually have to report a critical lab value to a leftist nurse! Who will inevitably try to corrupt him with nonsense!
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    How Much Leftist Ideology Has Corrupted Nursing?

    As a leftist myself, I have tried my very best to vote for people who will incorporate the most nonsense into ALL courses of study, not just nursing. I was so disappointed when I, as a nursing student, saw that all of my instructors kept politics out of classroom discussions. They focused their ENTIRE lectures on health. It was utterly ridiculous. One of my instructors did try to incorporate a bit of nonsense when she showed sympathy for a patient who couldn't afford his anticoagulants and had thus suffered a PE and several DVTs. Hopefully you won't have to endure such horrors.
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    Making time to date in nursing school ?!

    I had time to date--no problem. I dated (and still am dating) someone who was just as busy as I am. Nursing school is busy, but other people can easily be just as busy. Just remember: school comes first. School is a time to be selfish because it's shaping your future. I told my guy that school comes first, no matter what. And he never pressured me to go out on study nights or to stay up late on school nights.
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    Two Texas toddlers die . . .

    Why did this get moved to Blue?
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    Two Texas toddlers die . . .

    Well I hope the charges are upgraded! "Child abandonment and endangerment" is a ridiculous understatement.
  8. I'm stuck in a small town for a few more months, and there are no pet stores in sight! The best I have to work with is a Walmart. The healthiest food I've been able to find at Walmart is the Pure Balance brand (both wet and dry). I visited friends and went to a Target near them (it wasn't a Super Target) and found even fewer selections! It's a struggle to find foods that don't have meat byproducts and grains. To be honest, I'm not even really sure if Pure Balance is *that* healthy, but it seems to be the healthiest out of all of the options I have here. I need to ask the vet about all of this for kitty's next appointment, but that won't be for a few more months. So my question to you is: -What brand of cat food do you trust? -What ingredients do you watch out for? -Where do you buy your cat food at? I'm thinking I may need to simply order online. On a side note, do you notice your cat becoming a food snob? :cat: My girl certainly has become one! She'll wake me up at 0500 some mornings! And if I put down TURKEY instead of her favorite (which is turkey MIXED with chicken), she'll literally turn her nose up and run out the door. What a snob!
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    What do you feed your cat and where do you buy it?

    Thanks all! Looks like I'll be checking out Petco and Amazon online.
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    Help me resolve my feelings about a very small engagement ring.

    You would think by now I would learn to read the dates on these posts :facepalm:
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    I see quite alot of tall nurses

    *Analyzes own short stature* *Analyzes life decisions* *Quietly hands nursing degree back*
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    Help me resolve my feelings about a very small engagement ring.

    Have you thought about not having a diamond? Diamonds are so common and there's a surplus of them. They're priced far above what they're actually worth. However, if you get a different stone (I love morganites; they're anywhere from light pink to peach usually), it will cost less, the stone will be larger, and the amount you pay for it will actually be fairer for what the stone is actually worth.
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    What's your favorite budgeting tool?

    I used to try to be smart by monitoring my bank account to see how much I had to spend while trying to spend it wisely. It wasn't until I downloaded an app (Mint) that I realized how much unnecessary spending was going on. Mint categorizes each purchase into a designated budget automatically, and I realized I was spending a crap-ton on fast food, restaurants, and bars. What tools do you use to keep your budget on track? How did you set your savings goals? Do you have any tips for students (or anyone with a tight budget) to save a decent amount of money while still paying off loans and such? When did you open a Roth IRA? Do you think it's wise for a student (who is still paying off loans) to open a Roth IRA? I appreciate any nuggets of financial wisdom!
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    World Turned upside down

    I started singing Hamilton!
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    World Turned upside down

    You are going to nursing school and you are going to be a nurse. And do you know what all of this effort will buy you? Financial independence. Once you become a nurse, you won't be struggling like you are now. Once you become a nurse, you won't need to rely on boyfriends or girlfriends to help you survive. You'll be able to do that all on your own. So if there is ever anybody that attempts to thwart your scholastic success, my advice is to kick that person to the curb. You're going to struggle right now, but it won't be forever. You're 8 months away--you can do it! Take your friends up on the offer. Do what you have to do. Just keep that guy out of the picture and keep working on school.
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    Should raw milk be illegal to sell?

    I've heard people talk about drugs more casually than your "dealer" is :roflmao: I was 100% unaware of the underground milk industry, or the fact that it was an underground operation to begin with. But here, have a cigarette.
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    13 Reasons Why; a deep view or glorifying suicide?

    I have not seen it, but I've talked with people who have read the books and watched the show; I've also read several reviews. There are two groups of people: one group believes that this show glorifies suicide, the other believes that it will make people really think about how they treat others. I can't give a dogmatic opinion as I haven't seen it, but from what I've gathered, the risks seem to outweigh the benefits. The benefit is that people will be kinder toward others; the risk is that people struggling with depression and on the verge of suicide will go through with it after seeing how much people will care/talk about their suicide after the fact. Because I struggle with depression, I'll be avoiding it.
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    A floor crush - how do I deal with this?

    I'll give you that. I meant it more in the "I want to be with you...but I simply cannot" *swoons and dramatically turns away, then looks back over shoulder with glistening eyes* I myself am a Pride and Prejudice fan. But that level of romantic drama isn't what I'd expect to see on a nursing forum. However, OP, you may take some advice from the beginning of Pride and Prejudice. If she asks you if you dance, do say "not if I can help it," turn swiftly enough to let your coattails sway, and then don't look back. Because you have a job to do and don't have time to play the role of Mr. Darcy while you're taking care of patients.
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    A floor crush - how do I deal with this?

    I feel like I just read a page from Pride and Prejudice. :yuck:
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    Call The Midwife

    I love this show!
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    Thank you Planned Parenthood!

    "Of a baby needing a home." And that's the problem. People won't adopt kids that are already there. Kids have to meet their age and ethnicity and mental preferences. So many kids slip through the cracks. If a woman feels more at peace by birthing a child and giving it up for adoption, I absolutely support that decision. But i don't believe adoption is as merciful as people make it out to be. I once read that if one person out of every 3 churches in America adopted a child, our orphanages would be empty. I apologize for sounding blunt. That was not my intention. And I'm happy that your family is bringing you happiness. It sounds like you adopted, and that's wonderful! I'm not saying adoption shouldn't be a consideration. I'm saying that whatever brings the woman the most peace of mind is what should be considered.
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    Thank you Planned Parenthood!

    Or you could be putting another child into a foster system that will chew the child up and spit him/her out, without ever giving the child the proper tools to be successful in life. If you think every child put into that system is treated the way he/she should be treated, you're naive.
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    Thank you Planned Parenthood!

    What an absurd statement.
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    OMG This Actually Exists...

    I wonder if Trump got a Groupon deal for his hair.
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    Local story: Two dead children

    Tip led to discovery of dead children in Redding storage locker | The Sacramento Bee Hard to read.
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