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  • Dec 11

    Are you certain it's required? Most but not all employers require drug testing

  • Dec 11

    Quote from Flatlander
    In my case, I think I'm going to send a brief note to my patient and another to the patient's family to briefly state that I enjoyed working with them, have made a change that will work out better for me, and hope they are well and remain so.
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    Why would you do this if you don't feel guilty? The family & client has likely moved on at this point and now your note may reopen old feelings. Especially since your agency told you not to, in my agency this could be grounds for termination.

    Two weeks notice may not be for the family SmartNurse it can be for the agency to cover shifts. I did two weeks notice for leaving. I was explicitly told to not discuss it with the family as the mom rarely took rejection well.
    As far as food. Being a vegetarian with a food allergy (I rarely reveal my specific allergy) those offers stop quickly without insult. I work nights so not much of an issue. Unlike others that there are photos of nurses drinking wine as they work a child's party...i don't do parties. I may do a thoughtful card. I manage to have shifts or other obligations during the parties.

  • Dec 11

    Quote from MommyRN89
    If a patient is transferred to a different floor but you forgot to chart something so you do it later after they're off your floor, is opening their chart at that point a Hipaa violation?
    No because you have a legitimate reason to add to the record. Sitting and reading the chart could be though

  • Dec 8

    The fact that you can only call the "accreditation organization" and they are the only "nursing school" accredited by this organization is a big red flag

  • Dec 7

    Facts
    -All states require a nurse to pass the NCLEX. This school does not create candidates eligible to take the NCLEX. There is no other nursing exam in the US. NCLEX is a national exam.
    -all states require nurses to graduate from a state board of nursing approved school whether licensing by examination or endorsement. (You don't transfer a nursing license you endorse)
    -all states have minimum classroom and clinical hours. Even if you counted 24/7 you would be under the minimum for LPN which is around 1000 clinical and classroom combined
    -Anyone can call themselves an accreditation agency it doesn't make it legitimate

  • Dec 3

    Also, the program is intended for currently licensed/certified paramedics/EMT-P/MICP, certain military medics, respiratory therapists, and LPNs. The EC program is NOT an entry to practice RN program. The program is not accepted in every state, not at all in CA. Some states only accept the ASN from EC if done as an LPN to ASN/RN bridge not as a medic/RRT to ASN/RN bridge.

  • Nov 25

    Ignorance of the law is not a defense.

    Did you complain about your employer or did you post about specific patient(s)? Either can be grounds for termination. The employee handbook most likely has information about the corporate social media policy.

  • Nov 24

    Ignorance of the law is not a defense.

    Did you complain about your employer or did you post about specific patient(s)? Either can be grounds for termination. The employee handbook most likely has information about the corporate social media policy.

  • Nov 23

    Quote from Mazee
    hello everyone. i wanted to know what the 7 exams are for, is that to get into the program itself or is it you pass all 7 exams and voila! you recieve your rn degree? i went on the website and couldnt find information all i see is RN-BSN or maybe im just looking in the wrong place
    Here is the list of the degree requirements for the LPN > ASN/RN program. https://my.excelsior.edu/c/document_...&groupId=78666

    Your degree is either an associate in applied science in nursing (AAS) or an Associate in Science in Nursing (AS) which meet the educational requirement to apply for a license as an RN in most states. It is your choice whether to pursue the AAS or AS degree, there a minimal differences mostly in selection of electives. As this is an examination based degree, not a classroom/distance learning degree, the program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid (grants, federal loans).

    These are the admission requirements for the LPN > ASN/RN program: Admission Requirements for Associate Degree in Nursing Programs - excelsior.edu

    This is not a classroom based degree, with the exception of the prerequisites that can be earned through previous college level coursework, distance learning course or examination (CLEP or ECE). The nursing "classes" are all Excelsior College Examinations (ECE). The final two exams are a Focused Clinical Competency Assessment (Exam) and a 3-day in person on-site in a medical facility practical skills exam called the CPNE (Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination).

  • Nov 21

    Ignorance of the law is not a defense.

    Did you complain about your employer or did you post about specific patient(s)? Either can be grounds for termination. The employee handbook most likely has information about the corporate social media policy.

  • Nov 21

    This may be grounds for deportation. Consult a criminal and immigration attorney for advice.

  • Nov 13

    Quote from sorpy69
    Reason why I would also ask whether or not meals can be deducted is as follows: travel in vehicle all day from client to client l, unable to reheat food while in car, unable to keep cool for hours.
    Thermos keeps hot for up to 6hrs, cold up to 12. You can use a cooler with ice packs. And if you didn't feel like cooking you would buy lunch No law states you are e titled to hot or cold or nutritious lunch. Over 18 you aren't even entitled to a lunch break.

  • Nov 11

    You can't. My sisters license expired 20 years ago and it's still on my BoN. My father died and his professional license is listed as status "deceased". It's a matter of public record. If your license is not active you can't be called nurse in many states

  • Nov 11

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    Quote from llg
    1. How much have you paid those nurses to teach you? (I'll bet the answer is "nothing.")
    2. How much has your school paid those nurses to teach you? (I'll be the answer is "nothing.")


    To address the 'payment' part. I pay a lot of money to attend nursing school and recognize that nurses don't get paid any extra for being "helpful and educating", but really? If these are 'teaching' hospitals then I would gather the nurses working there understand that they may have students under their wing.. call me crazy.
    Teaching hospitals refers to medical students and medical residents not nursing programs. The faculty attending a are paid a stipend to teach & mentor student and resident physicians.

    Nurses at a teaching hospital are not. The teaching & guiding responsibility falls to your clinical instructor not the staff nurses.
    This is a common misconception about teaching hospitals.

  • Nov 7

    Without specifics such as define "leaked out" and "nurse" (most physicians don't employ nurses) it's impossible to advise


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