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klone, MSN, RN 92,636 Views

Joined Apr 2, '03 - from 'Oregon'. klone is a L&D. She has '12+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Women's Health/OB Leadership'. Posts: 11,966 (56% Liked) Likes: 30,321

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    It's more likely a CMS requirement - you may want to start there.

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    Quote from Orion81RN
    What I do find hilarious is that Grey's Anatomy makes the Chief of Surgery out to be the boss of the whole hospital, not just surgery.
    He's Chief of Staff, not just Chief of Surgery (or maybe he's CMO). The only thing I found unrealistic about it is that the outgoing Chief doesn't pick the incoming chief, and typically, the role changes every couple years.

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    dishes, Rose_Queen, Orion81RN, and 9 others like this.

    Sorry the thread didn't turn out the way you had hoped. Better luck next time!

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    Yes, you really need to get in contact with the facility hosting the class, or the individual instructor providing it.

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    Welcome to Allnurses! Not every L&D job opening requires a year of L&D experience. Departments will often hire new nurses as part of a graduate nurse training program. Do your local hospitals have such a program? Are you able to relocate to a smaller community that's not close to a large city, thus there is likely more of a nursing shortage and hiring managers are more willing to invest in a nurse who is not experienced in the specialty?

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    Did you try asking someone who is associated with the school? The only way those of us here would be able to answer that question would be to google it, which I imagine you would be just as capable of doing.

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    OP, why have you been working as a CNA for the past 6 years when you're an LPN?

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    Aloe_sky, DTWriter, gorsha, and 40 others like this.

    Quote from Rocknurse
    Those questions don't seem like a big deal to me. Sounds like you have a problem with him and it's more to do with you than him.
    Yes, that's what I was thinking as well.

    I'm an RN with an advanced degree and I do think I'm a pretty smart cookie, and I wouldn't know the answer to #1.

    As far as #3, if you're a male, unless you work in some OB or women's health related field, or have a partner who has undergone IVF, I would not assume you would know what that stands for. Not a big deal.

    As someone else has said - it takes a level of humility to feel comfortable asking someone else how to do something who is a "lesser rank" than you. Many RNs feel that they SHOULD be the experts on everything and would have a hard time asking a CNA or LPN how something should be done. Be glad that he has that humility, and doesn't just make **** up if he doesn't know the answer.

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    ruby_jane and Crush like this.

    Even though orientees aren't counted in the nursing numbers, they ARE counted when determining productivity index (PI). I can tell you that when I have two nurses orienting/training during the same shift, it kills my PI. Depending on what the unit census is, having 2 orientees might have us running at 65-80% (target is typically 95-105%).

    However, it's a necessary "evil" - but it's best for productivity if you can spread orientees over different shifts.

    I would never ask staff to work short-staffed or with unsafe ratios in order to play "catch up" on my PI, though. Not only is it unsafe and bad for staff morale, but it's also in violation of our unit's staffing plan, which would make us in violation of state law.

    If you can cut a tech or unit secretary and keep a nurse instead, PI only counts "bodies" and not what the roles are. That might be a way of reducing PI while not compromising patient safety.

    Does your unit have a staffing matrix that the charge nurse fills out in order to figure out how many nurses are needed on a given shift based on census and patient acuity?

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    Orion81RN, Dean Uguan, emma.abq, and 13 others like this.

    Somebody's an angry elf.

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    Mavrick, TriciaJ, Pjones71, and 1 other like this.

    DO NOT DO IT. You will have your RN in 3 years from now, starting the nursing program next fall. You can be working as an RN in 3 years, and you can immediately enroll in a BSN program at that time, which you would be able to finish in a year, for $10,000 or under. DO NOT mortgage the next 20 years of your life for nearly $100,000 in student loan debt.

    Have you looked at taking a statistics class next spring/summer? That will be a class you can check off your list, as well, since you've completed all your prereqs to the nursing program.

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    kbrn2002 likes this.

    Those posters who are suggesting "job hopping" are generally talking about changing jobs every 2-3 YEARS, not months. If you have a history of only staying at a job for less than a year, you will eventually become unhireable.

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    My guess is either you did spectacularly horrible in your interview (which you would likely know) or they already know who they're planning on hiring.

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    I don't care about your GPA. I don't even know what your GPA is unless you volunteer that information. What I care about: do you have your RN license? How do you present yourself at your interview?

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    KatieMI likes this.

    Good ****, do we have to bring politics into EVERYTHING?