Roll Call 4580 Leadership, Starting 3/25/13  page 17
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0Apr 17, '13 by evieincoQuote from SmoothOperatorRNMe either! I plan to write it tomorrow. I did do the calculations but that's about it.I haven't even gotten that far. So far, two paragraphs as I am completely confused.

0Apr 17, '13 by scstlsQuote from EmJeanRNI havent written yet. I did the equations and I have lots of thoughts running thru my head...still trying to gather my 2 outside sources...I plan to write it tomorrow, for toady I have to write my DB postHow many pages did everyone end up with on week 4 paper??? UGG. I have 2.5 without title or reference.

0Apr 17, '13 by maya88I started 4580 leadership 3 weeks ago and our assignment this weeks is about staffing and calculation. It is very confusing...it talks about variable FTE calculation,productivity percent, annual care hours, average dailly census.....Anyonw have taken it before and would like to share your thoughts/answers??
Thank you! It would be greatly appreciated!! 
0Apr 18, '13 by enuf_alreadyQuote from maya88My thoughts are that you need to read both tables in the book very carefully along with both pages to see how they arrived at the answers in the book. Break it down step by step. Look at each individual step before you move on to the next. Giving answers constitutes academic dishonesty. The thread for the last leadership class was removed because people were posting too much information and making the assignment a group project. Good luck. You can do this.I started 4580 leadership 3 weeks ago and our assignment this weeks is about staffing and calculation. It is very confusing...it talks about variable FTE calculation,productivity percent, annual care hours, average dailly census.....Anyonw have taken it before and would like to share your thoughts/answers??
Thank you! It would be greatly appreciated!! 
0Apr 18, '13 by MSTRNQuote from maya88I personally feel the textbook doesn't provide adequate information for those who had no FTE knowledge previously. I struggled at the beginning. I googled "nursing FTE calculation", and it helped me understand the concepts much better. Hope this helps you as well.I started 4580 leadership 3 weeks ago and our assignment this weeks is about staffing and calculation. It is very confusing...it talks about variable FTE calculation,productivity percent, annual care hours, average dailly census.....Anyonw have taken it before and would like to share your thoughts/answers??
Thank you! It would be greatly appreciated!! 
0Apr 18, '13 by emergencykenFor those struggling with the FTE assignment, here is an article that may help explain FTE's, productive FTEs, nonproductive FTEs, and how to determine staffing needs MUCH better than our book does. The chapter starts on pg 215.
Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management  Patricia Kelly  Google Books 
0Apr 18, '13 by EmJeanRNQuote from emergencykenThanks for that link.For those struggling with the FTE assignment, here is an article that may help explain FTE's, productive FTEs, nonproductive FTEs, and how to determine staffing needs MUCH better than our book does. The chapter starts on pg 215.
Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management  Patricia Kelly  Google Books
FYI: Also, some TA's are TELLING students to confer with other students. I don't even think the TA's know how to discern this stuff because when they are asked they tell us to ask other students. People are giving guidance on Facebook on the official Ohio University RN to BSN group site. So, I don't think it is considered academic dishonesty. They are asking us to write this as a paper. Not answer it as a quiz.
I am just happy this is my last class with OU. 
0Apr 19, '13 by enuf_alreadyQuote from EmJeanRNI wasn't trying to be a snot mentioning academic dishonesty. Look up what qualifies on the OU website and collaboration on an individual project stands out. I was hoping to save people who have worked very hard thus far from getting in trouble. Again, I don't really care what is posted since I'm done with this class but I watched the last Leadership thread crumble quickly and totally disappear for this exact reason. Whether people choose to put answers on Facebook with their REAL name is up to them. TAs telling students to ask other students for help on a graded project is just strange.
Thanks for that link.
FYI: Also, some TA's are TELLING students to confer with other students. I don't even think the TA's know how to discern this stuff because when they are asked they tell us to ask other students. People are giving guidance on Facebook on the official Ohio University RN to BSN group site. So, I don't think it is considered academic dishonesty. They are asking us to write this as a paper. Not answer it as a quiz.
I am just happy this is my last class with OU.
You only have a little over a week to go then you are outta here! Hang in there. 
0Apr 19, '13 by EmJeanRNYes...I observed the other thread in 'real time' crumble and be completely deleted. I think that allnurses.com were protecting their website.
I do not post on Facebook OU group. I think it is a risky endeavor for people to do so on many levels. Social networks can come back to haunt people in more ways than one. 
0Apr 19, '13 by mimib,rnQuote from RNinCI've found how to find the FTEs using the equation, but I am still unable to figure out staffing patterns using the provided FTEs. The equations in the book show you how much staff you need based on care hours or average daily census but this is not mean you will be able to afford it with the provided FTEs. Could someone please explain how the provided FTEs work into the equation?I'm confused because I can't find in the book how to calculate the paid hours per FTE for the variable equation. To the left of the box it has the description for calculating the staffing pattern and the first step is "Determine the number of paid hours per FTE". Am I completely missing the part where it explains how to do that?
ETA: After googling I think that number in the equation box might be a constant... So I guess I'll just use that number. 
0Apr 19, '13 by msteeleart, BSNI say just do it the best you can. If the TAs' don't know how to do it then I doubt they will ding us for not being able to figure it out. We are almost done with this class so hang in there. I received an evaluation for this class today in my email. I am going to mention this annoying assignment.