RE: Relocation- Tips On What Makes a Standout Nursing Applicant! - page 2

Hi, I plan on relocating as soon as I graduate with my BSN from St. Louis, MO. Just wanted to know what are some tips on those stand-out "WOW" factors that would at the very least put you in the running for a potential... Read More

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    Quote from hospice nurse lpn
    not always is breaking a rule illegal. when i worked in ltc, there was a rule that the residents were not allowed to smoke cigarettes after 1900. several times i would take a resident out for a "smoke break" if they couldn't sleep, were cranky, or on the verge of acting out. i could always tell when the acting out was going to become a incident. it made more sense to me to get them a cigarette and take them outside than have to deal w/ an incident.
    1. definition of policy
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    a : prudence or wisdom in the management of affairs b : management or procedure based primarily on material interest

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    a : a definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions b : a high-level overall plan embracing the general goals and acceptable procedures especially of a governmental body


    rule


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    1. authoritative statement of what to do or not to do in a specific situation, issued by an appropriate person or body. it clarifies, demarcates, or interprets a law or policy.
    2. statement that establishes a principle or standard, and serves as a norm for guiding or mandating action or conduct.

    there are differences between a rule and policy.

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    Quote from bloodlikefire
    just in case you are not aware, if you have an rn license and you accept a cna job, you will be held accountable for the rn level of care. this puts your license at great risk if you work under your level because you will not get rn experience or pay but you must treat your patients at the rn level. i would strongly recommend against it.
    thank you for your post.
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    Quote from katie5
    1. definition of policy
    1
    a : prudence or wisdom in the management of affairs b : management or procedure based primarily on material interest

    2
    a : a definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions b : a high-level overall plan embracing the general goals and acceptable procedures especially of a governmental body


    rule


    definitions (2)



    1. authoritative statement of what to do or not to do in a specific situation, issued by an appropriate person or body. it clarifies, demarcates, or interprets a law or policy.
    2. statement that establishes a principle or standard, and serves as a norm for guiding or mandating action or conduct.

    there are differences between a rule and policy.

    i know the meaning of the words, but you must have never worked on a dementia unit. when a pt gets something in their mind, you aren't going to change it because of "rules" or "policy".
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    Amen to that Hospice Nurse! The other night I was walking laps with a dementia patient around the unit at 3am. Sometimes, depending on the situation, rules and policies are broken. They are guidelines, standards....not everything is hard and fast in life.
    Fiona59 and Hospice Nurse LPN like this.


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