I hate formatting a research paper. The research portions and drafting of a paper, of any sort, have never bothered me much. What I hate is the absurdly strict punctuation and citation rules associated with them. By the time I am done with most of my papers, they look more like algebra equations than scholarly works. I also have a pretty big disdain for not being able to include myself in my work. By that I mean, no opinions, just the facts, and attempting to leave all biases at the door. Its … [Read more...] about APA Formatting is the Scholarly and Professional Way
This sounds absurd, doesn’t it? I wish I could tell you that the myths that nurses eat their young are just myths. But sadly, I cannot tell you that. I wish I could tell you that your coworkers will be supportive of you and your patients and helpful and considerate. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you that either. I wish I could tell you that my first years as a nurse were wonderful, happy times, and I learned a lot. Two out of those three are wrong as well. However, I did and do continue to … [Read more...] about Lateral Violence in Nursing : Nurses Being Bullies
Today was my first day of Nursing school. Well, it was my first day of my BSN nursing in school. I’m a thrilled they have shorted the time it takes to achieve the BSN from 3 semesters to 2 and lightened the course load as well. I have 2 classes per semester required and only a small amount of clinical time to be completed in the spring. I should be fairly straight forward and the majority of it is online. (sweet!) I have 3 classes total this semester: Health Assessment, Professional Practice … [Read more...] about First day of Class: RN to BSN. Are Nurses Professionals?