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  1. I wear Dansko or Sanita clogs with the backs (not...

    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 better.

    My feet sometimes hurt if I wear the...
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    I rode all over the western part of the country...

    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 it.

    Some of the places I stayed had "forested...
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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Thanks for the suggestions!
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    I've only ever read 11/22/63 which I loved. ...

    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 for years after seeing king kong and was terrified...
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    See my bolding of your post. That does not sound...

    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 NYC is your best option.

    As far as the horses...
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    In my opinion a BSN is only necessary because it...

    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 you don't have it.

    In my second degree program...
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    I totally forgot about that part. I'd like to...

    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 managed to do it. Made me laugh though as I hadn't...
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    I would say most of what you learn in nursing...

    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.

    I work with some nursing assistants who most...
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    This will help you handle the less than pleasant...

    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 an IOM report. There have been a bunch of studies...
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    My BSN was second degree and took me only 15...

    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" school I went to made one bit of difference. Nor...
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    In my area there are very few jobs for new RNs. ...

    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 cum laude with a 3.97 GPA and was able to find a job...
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    For those of you who are NPs would you mind...

    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 floor nursing that I do love is my relationships...
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    A friend of mine just left her job on a neuro...

    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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    Also I would never waste a day being a CNA if I...

    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 truly priceless but if your goal is a BSN I don't see...
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    Jaideux can you talk a bit more about your...

    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 doing?

    As far as I can tell we don't have...
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    Bolding is mine but I agree 100% with the above...

    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 and make way way way more than the person who...
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    As a real beach person, I don't think The...

    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 family in Palm Beach and spent a lot of time there...
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    The day I joined the group we galloped on the...

    The day I joined the group we galloped on the beach and rode through the water. Although it was June, it was not really swimming weather that day so we did not "swim with the horses" :)
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    As you can see another poster had a lovely...

    As you can see another poster had a lovely experience on the larger horses.

    Just so you understand, I found the ponies to be truly phenomenal, not for those who are less able riders or unqualified...
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    That is nice to hear. On my particular ride the...

    That is nice to hear. On my particular ride the ponies just happened to be incredible. I realize that the sample size isn't huge, just what I experienced. (Not saying that the other horses "weren't...
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    I did this too in 2006. Rode a Connemara pony...

    I did this too in 2006.
    Rode a Connemara pony that some other American who couldn't really ride fell off of the day before. Pony was a SAINT!

    Turned out the pony was the main ride of Willie's...
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    My father always said be GENEROUS. These...

    My father always said be GENEROUS.

    These people are the "gate keepers" to your home.

    He felt out of all the people you tipped for the holidays that anybody who helped take care of your home,...
  23. Wow! I need that woman to come to my house or...

    Wow!
    I need that woman to come to my house or maybe suz :)
  24. So I could be that person on your list except I...

    So I could be that person on your list except I don't have the "lot's of money" part at least from my perspective.

    Is she at all thrifty?
    The reason I ask is that I am not a shopper either but I...
  25. Thanks for all the tips everybody. I don't...

    Thanks for all the tips everybody.

    I don't entertain very often and these are some lovely "old school" items that really should be used rather than stuck away in a box :)
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