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CelticGoddess, BSN, RN 7,534 Views

Joined Jun 6, '11 - from 'Somewhere in the US'. He has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Palliative, Onc, Med-Surg, Home Hospice'. Posts: 729 (75% Liked) Likes: 3,009

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    Quote from obc8166
    I am wanting to go per diem. What sort of insurance did you go with? Was it reasonable price? Please help
    From July 2016 - Dec 30, 2016, I had a policy I got from the exchange. Check out I know I was able to to compare policies and choose what worked best for me.

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    time management is something you will develop as you work as a nurse. I developed mad time management skills working in LTC for 2 years.

    Right now, you need to focus on getting through the rest of school and passing NCLEX> I wish you the best of luck!

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    vanilla bean likes this.

    As we don't know what state we can't really help. If you mean the state BON, google it

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    Quote from Nurse Claybough
    Still brainstorming so I don't know
    What is his diagnosis? You need to think about what is more serious. Think about ABC's. Honestly, while nutrition is an issue, at this point and time, it's definitely NOT a priority.

    And per TOS you can't use the title nurse unless you are licensed. You can use nurse to be or future but you are NOT a nurse yet

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    bsyrn, nrsang97, VivaLasViejas, and 3 others like this.

    Quote from Nursing617
    Resident had an iv catheter to have morphine administered subcutaneously via a butterfly needle on the abdomen. Before the nurse administered the morphine, he mentioned out loud that he had to get the heparin first (referring to the flush). I then witnessed the nurse flush the iv butterfly with the heparin, then the morphine, followed by the heparin flush.
    That sounds like clysis to me. When I worked in a SNF, we would use clysis on some of our older residents who had horrible veins. It's easier on the resident than having to be re-stuck all the time for a blown IV. I don't necessarily see the problem.

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    Quote from PixieRN1
    I am currently in acute care geropsych. I second the call to having a robust activities program. Our patients can be in a terrible depressive state partially because they literally get bored out of their minds and have nothing to occupy their time. They are often lonely and distraction helps. Simple things like pet therapy, art therapy, exercise classes, etc. go a long way to improving quality of life.
    We put my MIL into assisted living because (quite frankly) hiring companions for her was too bloody expensive. Once she settled in (it took maybe 2 weeks), there was a huge change in her. She was no longer isolating herself in her room (she did this at home), she was making friends again (she's been housebound for over 10 years, due to mild agoraphobia-not dementia) and while she is still as confused as ever, she's happier than she's been in a few years. And it's because the facility she is in engages the residents with all sorts of activities, get family involved, etc. My husband eats lunch or dinner with is mother several times a week. We go to the parties they have for the family.

    A good activities director can make all the difference, I agree. I have seen it with my MIL.

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    BeckyESRN likes this.

    Quote from nightingale4me

    I actually meant to title the post "Nurses and bullies" but I had already submitted and there was no way to edit the title...just the post itself, so in fairness I wasn't trying to generalize an entire field.

    I will say that the hospital I worked in had quite a few bullying nurses.

    To explain what I mean by bullying:

    1) Standing around talking about patients, coworkers, other healthcare workers in derogatory ways (think "Mean Girls").

    2) Outright rude when you would try to ask them questions about the patient before doing therapy with them.

    3) Something as simple as saying "hi" and you'd get an attitude.

    4) Rolling eyes when someone asked a question (whether a fellow nurse or other healthcare worker).

    5) Talking down to CNAs who needed their help

    Those are just a few examples.

    I want to say that I'm not against nurses. As I mentioned, I have several in my family (and friends) ranging from LPN, BSN / RN and MSN and NP.

    I have a lot of respect for nurses and all of the work they do.

    I just didn't like the some of the nurses that I encountered at that hospital (and friends and family have stated similar occurrences at their facilities as well).

    I shadowed quite a few NPs and PAs during my time at that hospital and it seemed like it wasn't as much of an issue with them.

    Granted, it was a teaching hospital so perhaps things are different at other hospitals, but it left a bad taste in my mouth.
    That's not bullying.

    This is an example of bullying: co-worker came to unit with an attitude. We attempted to involve him in our discussion, invited him to bring food/drink for our potlucks. Made a point to make him feel welcome. Instead, he runs to the manager and complains that we are mean to him. Complains about some of the other nurses, claiming that they are bullying them. 4 nurses were written up and made to take lateral violence classes.

    He complained that we never helped him. Never mind that he never asked for help. We would offer to help with his admissions, but he would say no but would you please go medicate so and so for me. He would run to the manager to claim we were bullying him when we would explain that we had to medicate our own patients but if he wanted, we would help with admission. Get mad.

    Came to me and told me that two co-workers told him that he should go to the manager and report that I could have prevented a code if I had called the rapid response earlier. Turns out HE reported me to the manager and decided to blame co-workers. Fortunately, I had a good report with co-workers and was able to find out the truth.

    That is an example of bullying. Being rude, having an attitude, "mean girl" discussions are not bullying. They are just plain rude!

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    Quote from Tweetee102
    I made an egregious error in judgement and forged my ACLS, my employer found out and fired me. I have since taken the ACLS course. If my wmployer repoets me to the board can I lose my medical license?
    Do you have a medical license or a nursing license?

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    Quote from lauren1515
    Is it legal for an LPN who has completed the RN program, but has failed the NCLEX, to sign off on company property paperwork as an RN?
    Yes, the LPN is not an RN.

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    Quote from Koolkat501
    I wasnt using text speak....?
    U for you, no for know? Please just write out your words. It makes it easier

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    it would be easier to read/understand your post without the text speak.

    Have you tried the sample questions from your text books? Those are intended for students.

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    Quote from dreamsdocometrue15
    Hi Guys!!

    I actually tried applying in NYU, focusing on the new grad. program, unfortunately I was a BSN graduate back in 2014, but just took NCLEX this july.
    I have seldom respond from the hospital, but most of it are just not being qualified, for the reason that I actually didnt have any nursing experience.

    How did u guys applied and was selected? I only tried the website, di u do the same and my qpi isnt that qualifying too ( maybe thats why)
    but im happy for everyone. congrats
    It would probably be helpful if you started a new thread of your own. This is an older thread and might be ignored.

    As far as the other, you might want to expand your search. There is a significant gap between your graduation and taking NCLX.

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    Quote from KiwiKatt
    My immediate reaction to this post was to tell you to NOT PURSUE NURSING if you're in it only for the money. You will be miserable. This is something you have to figure out on your own. I recommend shadowing a nurse for a day or ask some nurses what it's like before you start the program. Nursing is a difficult path and overtime you will hate your job if this isn't what you really want to do. Nursing can be really stressful (just like any other job). Everyone is anxious about getting into school or getting good grades. No one ever goes in or tries for anything without having some worry.
    Tell that to all the nurses who did go into it for the paycheck and because it's a stable job.

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    elkpark likes this.

    Quote from Euro_Sepsis
    Should Trump-voting parents be worried about the care you'd provide for their child in the NICU? Because what you're saying is about as retarded.
    And using the word retarded isn't cool.