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  • Apr 13

    Quote from SassieRN
    BEWARE of WALDEN UNIVERSITY! They call you constantly. You do everything they ask… then…BOOM! The infamous goal statement! Due to poor grades 20 years ago out of high school (a lot of us have been there) and an ADN, 2 bachelor degrees and 5 graduate classes (with a 4.0 GPA) taken at another university, later, I have to explain my whole entire life story of why my grades 20 years ago are not up to “their” standards and what happened along the way. I wrote a 2 page letter with an overall general explanation. I had it proof read prior to sending it. The editor stated it was very well written and this was coming from a professional PhD educator. The “advisor” from Walden stated they wanted more. They wanted a detailed explanation done for review by December 27th and this was December 24th, Christmas Eve. Not a time to hash up my life but I did. Out of spite, I wrote 7 pages. It was very difficult to write and brought back a lot of things that I did not want to deal with, especially, over the holiday season. I was very angry and very frustrated. I decided this university is not for me. In my opinion, this is not showing a supportive attitude for potential students. I felt it was very intrusive. I have applied to several universities and received acceptance. I have never had to explain the deep darkness of my life. I feel it was none of their business. From the reviews that I have read and my experience, I WILL NOT be attending this school. Any school that does not support the positive things that you can bring to their university and focuses on the negative aspects of one’s lifetime is NOT a school I want to attend. I am a professional nurse saving lives everyday and would like them to try it. I bet they couldn't do it like we do everyday. DO NOT GO TO WALDEN UNIVERSITY!
    I agree with you...but I would go one step further.

    I would make copies of all of the communication of what they required and send it to the President of the College, CEO, however they are set up...and tell them WHY.

  • Mar 7

    Quote from floridanurse1983
    Please do not believe you can't get in trouble for not stopping to render aid. Some states require it. I've lived in them. If you are caught not stopping at an accident site, you can be sanctioned by the board. Please check with the laws in your state.
    Don't confuse RENDERING aid with CALLING for aid.

    No state wants someone with zero training to try to pull someone from a crashed car only to find out that had they been stablized properly, that their broken back probably wouldn't have severed their spinal cord.

    No state wants a mother to stop with babies and toddlers in the car and leave them unattended to RENDER aid.

    Those laws are designed to make sure that people don't drive by and totally ignore them without even calling 911...I agree with those laws.

    But you are not required to TOUCH anyone.

  • Jan 30

    Quote from flames9
    Can we all agree beer isnt the right answer?? But fluids is??
    Alcohol DEHYDRATES the body.

    It works as a diuretic....products that contain caffeine do the same thing.

    So pick a drink that would hydrate.

    Pain is the priority....b/c STRESS can be a trigger to the sickling...you give pain relief, then O2.

    Remember...the O2 is not because someone cannot breathe...it's to decrease the sickling...from my understanding a sickle-cell crisis is excruciating as far as pain...some have been known to commit suicide.

    The O2 will take to long to reach relief...that is why if given the choice between O2 and Pain..you pick pain as priority.

    It's another exception to the ABC's.

  • Nov 6 '17

    Quote from nurse.sandi
    HI. There is a home health agency interested in hiring me. I phone interviewed and the person who now wants me to go get fingerprinted and bring all my documentation to the office.
    I have been fingerprinted twice. The first time I went to the local Sheriff's department and the deputy did not charge me any money. The second time, an employer sent me and they paid for it.
    I am wanting to know if any other Michigan nurses are being asked to pay for their fingerprinting at the request of a hiring agency. I am not even sure I really want the job. I have not met anyone in person. I do not know what the pay is or this company. I tried to research them. All I found was their name and directions.

    Just looking to see if this is starting to be common because they can pick. However, they found me on a site I had an ad posted. They have called me four times. They seem too desperate.

    Just looking for anyone with a simiiar situation or story. Please no debates. That is not what this post is about.

    Thanks for your time.

    Sandi
    This is what I would tell them.

    "I have absolutely no problem meeting any background check requirements your agency would have, but I have to be honest in saying that I am not comfortable providing that much information to a potential employer when I have not been offered a position."

    Seriously, that is WACKO that they want you to do all of that and you have not had an offer.

  • Aug 12 '17

    Quote from HappyCat0325
    These are ALL wonderful suggestions and excellent pieces of advice!!!!! THANKS to all of you!!!!! One additional question.....when would be the appropriate/best time to put on gloves? We were discussing this today in lab and some teachers are requiring gloves ONLY if there is a Nitro paste/patch or if we have to give a sub-lingual tablet. Would it be improper to put on gloves as soon as we walk into the patient's room immediately after washing our hands? Many of us think this might just be one way to keep everything hygienic (i.e. NOT touching pills with our bare hands) and also a way to NOT forget this most important step. What do you guys think?
    Think about the rationale of the gloves...

    Let's say, you walk into a room, wash your hands, don the gloves..examine the patient, touch the bed, touch the bedside table etc...now, are your gloves clean?

    Probably not.

    When wondering if you need gloves for meds...say to yourself, "Ok, would I feel comfortable wearing these gloves right now to eat a meal."

    If not, then handwash with new gloves!

  • Jul 26 '17

    I am posting this because it has become a weekly topic of discussion on the board. To me, so many people overthink this task and make it much more difficult than what it really is. I decided to post some tips that may help with the business of giving your old employer the boot.

    Here is some pre-resignation advice:

    1. Do not discuss leaving with anyone before you put in your notice. Trust no one. It makes for good gossip as to who is leaving next...I wouldn't trust my best friend at work with this information.

    2. Be careful if you are posting your resume on Monster.com, etc. Yes, you can remove your name, but other things in your resume may give away your identity, such as the year you graduated on the list of schools. Be careful.

    3. Remain professional...just because you know you are leaving doesn't mean you can slack off now...no matter how tempting. Leave a good impression, even if you never plan on returning. You never know when your old boss or old co-workers may turn up at your new employer...trust me, I have seen this more times than I can count.

    Now...how to fire your boss:

    1. First, find out what is acceptable for a notice. Everyone says two-weeks, however, this is going to vary by facility. For example, I happen to work in a facility where for nursing staff, 6 weeks is the typical notice given and unless you are on very bad terms with your employer, you get to work out the 6 weeks. Give your notice in accordance of what is customary.

    2. Put it in writing...and keep it short and professional. For those that are stuck, I will suggest the following: "Dear Mr/Mrs. Boss: The career opportunity given to me as a Registered Nurse here at General Hospital has been an invaluable experience, but unfortunately, at this time, my career is taking me in another direction. I submit my resignation from my position as a Registered Nurse for my last day to be <insert date here>. I sincerely wish the management and staff at General Hospital continued success in this organization and I thank everyone here for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the healthcare team." Sincerely, Jane Doe, RN.

    Yup...that is ALL you need to write. They do not care about why you are leaving...resist the temptation to vent, give them a piece of your mind, tell them everything they are doing wrong, etc. Write it out this way even if you think they are all a bunch of loons and wouldn't go back if they doubled your salary...seriously, in the end, it doesn't matter.

    3. Submit your resignation to your direct supervisor or other manager, as dictated by your facility. Bring TWO COPIES with you and give her one...making sure she knows you made two. Listen to any final instructions...they may ask that you not tell anyone you are leaving, etc...LISTEN the warnings, if any.

    4. Do not gossip about you leaving to other co-workers after you submit your resignation. While it is acceptable to mention you are leaving, if they ask why, say you prefer not to discuss it.

    5. BE PREPARED that your boss may let you go the day you resign...this is legal in many places. It all depends on how upset they are at you leaving...just be prepared for it. Many times it is done for security purposes.

    6. Don't bash anyone in the exit interview...seriously...you are leaving, what do you care?

    Hope that helps anyone looking to quit anytime soon.

    Another piece of advice: never, ever quit a job unless you have another one. The economy is bad right now and even experience may not get you in the door.

    Good Luck!

    Babylady



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