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By DSkelton711

Joined May 4, '11. Posts: 314 (46% Liked) Likes: 411

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  1. Absolutely there are options! The trick is to do a lot of research. Off the top of my head, here are some of my thoughts:...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Take the residency. Positions that offer tuition reimbursement are hard to come by these days. Also, the residency will not...
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    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. Currently in an 18 week Versant program and absolutely love it. From what I've heard from recruiters, it's a great thing to...
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    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. I just finished a residency and I loved every minute of it. 6 months of supervised orientation is much better than 4-6 weeks...
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    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. I don't think you should worry about what's going to look good on a resume, because you're going to put your nursing...
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    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. It really depends on the residency program as no two are alike. Hell, no two Versant (brand) programs are alike. Even...
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    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. I'd be really careful assuming that there are more opportunities in nursing. There is not a nursing shortage, there is an...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Try your local county health department. I was offered $20/hr. for immunizations.. etc. Good luck.
    DSkelton711
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. You can check into teaching NCLEX prep courses. I taught for Kaplan for 7 years (GRE/GMAT/LSAT), and the pay was really...
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    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  10. How many of you nurses have told your kids this? LOL.
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. Keep trying. Me I wouldnt even list the job. Dont know where you are but if you would be will to go into psych the are...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Well said. A missing med "an inhaler"... is a HUGE error. Breathing is on the top of Maslow's hierarchy for a reason!
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Lost you At "old Hag" Perhaps that attitude was apparent. BTW- I landed my dream job @ 61. Respect goes a long way.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I think the OP is new here and did not express her problem/views in a "politically correct" way ... but I think she raises a...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I love your post Esme, your right on the money! I've worked with an RN who was in her mid/late 70s and she was...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. I think that if management was as fed up with her they would do something about it. I think patience and kindness is a...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. "I've never been this happy." As said by a patient given love and care by his dialysis nurse. a phrase that will tickle any...
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    Article Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. I think it would be beneficial for some of you to really understand hospitals and how they work. Unions do not improve...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Whatever happened to staffing by acuity? There are 'tools' out there to better document how many nursing hours per day your...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. In December 2010, I was forced to retire from nursing after 35 years, due to my deteriorating health, and now receive SSDI....
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. I am in Louisiana at a magnet facility and make $0.25 more for my BSN, not much but it brings my hourly rate to $20.00,...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. In the New York area, you're making upwards of $37 an hour to start in the hospitals as an RN (ADN and BSN differences are...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. I live and work in a very large metro area of several million people. The hospitals around here pay ADNs and BSNs the same...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. I know we all have fought very hard to remain a nurse... I just want to wish each and everyone of you a Happy Nurses day/...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  25. yes. guilty. Poor hours, poor diet, severe stress -too exhausted to do anything but attempt to sleep and then go back to...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  26. Yes, I feel fat but because I am fat lol. I want to stand up and raise my hand and say "Hi, I'm twinmommy+2, and ...I'M...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  27. I think I would go to your boss and discuss it with her. Show her the materials and be prepared to give an opinion about...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. As stupid as it was to use her picture as her avitar, allnurses is supposed to be anonymous and I think it would be unfair...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. How many times has one of your friends or family monopolized on the fact that you were a nurse? “Hey Sis, so my poop is...
    DSkelton711
    Article Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  30. I'm not a specialist in everything though, so unless I'm going with a child to the ER or a med surg unit, I'd rather have...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. You say you work at a very small hospital, but I'd assume it has an HR dept and possibly Legal as well. Contact them, and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. Wait, so she changed your password to change charting and then told you about it after the fact? I'd take that up the chain...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. Was this supposed to be funny?
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  34. I've also been told that I looked too young to be a "real" nurse more than once. About all you can do is withdraw...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  35. I don't either and I am a male nurse....
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  36. Sorry, just don't understand the humor in the cartoon....
    DSkelton711
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  37. I wouldn't jump to conclusions. Maybe you spelled their name wrong. Maybe it's a maiden name issue. Maybe you live in a...
    DSkelton711
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  38. Sometimes you have to type in the name exactly how they have it in the system. For instance when I was trying to see my name...
    DSkelton711
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  39. I loved the Staff Development part of my LTC jobs. Teaching is a lot of fun in many ways---it's so gratifying when you can...
    DSkelton711
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  40. I understand what you are saying with the arthritis and bad knees. Mine knees are in full sympathy with you! You stated...
    DSkelton711
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  41. This sounds like the set up of a bad joke. I'm all about being proactive--it simply makes my shift easier. To assume that...
    DSkelton711
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  42. Lol a call light is considered an error?? Really? I guess you'll just have to rely on your mind reading powers... cause that...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. Where's the cartoon ? :roflmao:
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. Last place I was at went through five admins and five DONs in a year. The survey was adequate. It was strictly corporate...
    DSkelton711
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  45. Requiring that residents keep 'all' valuables in the office safe, despite that accounting hassle- would prevent a lot of...
    DSkelton711
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  46. that is what Obamacare is about - sharing of information between healthcare providers. Creepy, huh?
    DSkelton711
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  47. How about you ask the MDs office straight out. How did you get my information? Show me where I signed permission? Then...
    DSkelton711
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  48. If this office uses the same system as any other office you visit, your prescriptions are in their "system". I have...
    DSkelton711
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  49. If the meds were prescribed or filled by a provider within a particular network or system, then that information would be...
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    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  50. Thanks for the clarification. I would think those two things could be easily managed in a single time slot. SO def sounds...
    DSkelton711
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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