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Joined Jun 22, '08 - from 'Boston metro area'. sbostonRN is a Nurse!. She has '2.5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med/Surg, Rehab'. Posts: 524 (32% Liked) Likes: 342

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  • Oct 10 '16

    I'm really interested in starting the application process for a VA position close to my house. But I definitely don't want them to contact my current employer before I even go on an interview! What if I don't end up getting chosen and now my employer knows I want to leave?

  • Sep 28 '16

    I do like the system but since this is my first job I don't have anything to compare it to. The computerized system is very fast and the EMAR loads quickly on the screen (it is internet-based). When something is due, it flags, but it also allows me to change the administration time so you can always appear to be in compliance with med times.

  • Sep 27 '16

    Oh, and we have med carts with the meds in them, with the computer attached to the top. The med room is for old meds (patients that are no longer there), a refrigerator for insulin and IV Abx, and other random supplies like needles, saline flushes and emergency kits.

  • Sep 27 '16

    I do like the system but since this is my first job I don't have anything to compare it to. The computerized system is very fast and the EMAR loads quickly on the screen (it is internet-based). When something is due, it flags, but it also allows me to change the administration time so you can always appear to be in compliance with med times.

  • Jul 23 '16

    If you feel uncomfortable talking to him directly, talk to your DON or administrator. When I worked in LTC I had a similar issue with a patient and I am very non-confrontational and felt really awkward bringing it up to the patient directly. I told my supervisor, and it turns out that the patient had made comments to several other nurses and CNAs as well, and was approached by the administrator who told him how unacceptable that behavior was. Definitely say something soon or the behavior may escalate even further.

  • Jun 27 '16

    The cost difference is about 15K for the BSN and 25-30K for the MSN. But if I am eventually going to go for the MSN anyways, now I'm looking at 45K or more total for both. Costs are always going up so I'm thinking of just doing the MSN and being done with school forever.

    Another issue is my age. Right now I am nearing 30, and by the time I finish this next degree I will be around 35, and I don't want the BSN to be already obsolete by the time I obtain it.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone!



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