Roll Call 4580 Leadership, Starting 3/25/13 - page 19

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  1. Visit  scstls profile page
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    I agree with you 100%. I have felt that way thru most of this class. If we were in a physical classroom these ambiguous assignments would have been better explained and if not we would be able to collaborate in class time. My TA has been less than helpful and even when I email the actual instructor less than helpful. I cant wait to fill out the course evaluation...but I wonder do they even care??? We have a little more then 7 days left in this class. And next weeks assignment is just a vague. Hang in there everyone we are almost done.
    and did I mention I HATE this text book. For the FTE assignment I went to our hospital library and retrieved 2 other textbooks which are organized much better and the explanations much more straigh forward.
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  3. Visit  MSTRN profile page
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    Quote from scstls
    I agree with you 100%. I have felt that way thru most of this class. If we were in a physical classroom these ambiguous assignments would have been better explained and if not we would be able to collaborate in class time. My TA has been less than helpful and even when I email the actual instructor less than helpful. I cant wait to fill out the course evaluation...but I wonder do they even care??? We have a little more then 7 days left in this class. And next weeks assignment is just a vague. Hang in there everyone we are almost done.
    I don't think they care. The TA are so stringy with words. Their replies are usually a few words. It sounds like either they don't want to talk or they don't know how to talk. I'm reading week 5 content "communication", and thinking our TAs, I just want to laugh. What an irony!
  4. Visit  TaraBRN profile page
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    I am not good at ambiguity and therefore this class has been very trying for me, at least it is almost over. This out of ALL classes should be the most structured as it is all about LEADERSHIP, from what I can tell about the leadership in THIS course, maybe they should take a refresher course on leadership to actually be able to teach THIS course!
  5. Visit  mimib,rn profile page
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    Box 28.1 is the one you use to CALCULATE the number of staff. Table 28.1 just gives you an example how to do skill mix, and it has nothing to do with calculating FTE stuff. If you totally understand Box 28.1, you will figure out the number of staff based on FTEs. Don't just pick a number. You can do it.

    BTW, the assignment is not asking you how many pts a nurse should take, but asking you how many nursing personnel for one day based on 30 FTEs. Forget about the pts number.
    I disagree with using box 28.1 to figure out staffing using the given FTE number in the assignment. This calculation tells you how many FTEs are required. Being that the FTE number is given to us in the assignment, this formula does nothing to help determine person shifts. I do agree that the final staffing numbers do NOT support the average daily census but that is irrelevant to the assignment.
  6. Visit  MSTRN profile page
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    I disagree with using box 28.1 to figure out staffing using the given FTE number in the assignment. This calculation tells you how many FTEs are required. Being that the FTE number is given to us in the assignment, this formula does nothing to help determine person shifts. I do agree that the final staffing numbers do NOT support the average daily census but that is irrelevant to the assignment.
    I wish I could show my work, which would explain better. But I know I can't. We will see how we do when the grades come back next week.
  7. Visit  vegnurse21 profile page
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    So frustrated. I do really well in all of my classes through this program and now have an 88 in this one. With the submission of this paper I'm afraid I'm not going to pass. This paper was so unfair and ridiculously confusing. I am usually one to pick up pretty quickly on things, especially of a mathematical nature and this was just not explained AT ALL. I am so mad but finally just said screw it and turned it in. Did the best I could.

    Added: I didn't ask questions which is my fault, but when looking at other students Q&A, seeing her responses I can tell she is so less than helpful. GRR!
  8. Visit  NBanasz1 profile page
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    I just uploaded my paper, right or wrong. I cannot believe that this assignment is only worth 25 points, it seemed like much more work than that.
  9. Visit  emergencyken profile page
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    Once you accept the fact that they are totally setting you up for failure, the assignment becomes much easier.
    Always_Learning, EmJeanRN, pbandnv, and 1 other like this.
  10. Visit  Agberei profile page
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    May someone post the formulas we need for this weeks assignment. I have the third edition if the book and I'm not sure if this are the formulas we need. As it does not seem to correlate with the description in the assignment. Thank you
  11. Visit  scstls profile page
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    ...and my group still has no grades for week 3
  12. Visit  pbandnv profile page
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    Okay, is anyone else noticing a major flaw in Table 28.1 in the Huber book? It is a sample staffing pattern for a 24 hr period that shows a staff type of 'fixed 8-hr day staff' (column 1), it then shows 2 columns for 7am- 7pm, and 7pm - 7am shifts (next 2 columns), which are 12 hrs shifts. Shouldnt there be 3 columns representing 8hr shifts instead of 2 columns representing 12hr shifts? I've shown this to a few people in the business, and they all agree there is a problem here. Anyone else having a problem figuring this out?
    Last edit by pbandnv on Apr 20, '13 : Reason: oops
  13. Visit  MSTRN profile page
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    Okay, is anyone else noticing a major flaw in Table 28.1 in the Huber book? It is a sample staffing pattern for a 24 hr period that shows a staff type of 'fixed 8-hr day staff' (column 1), it then shows 2 columns for 7am- 7pm, and 7pm - 7am shifts (next 2 columns), which are 12 hrs shifts. Shouldnt there be 3 columns representing 8hr shifts instead of 2 columns representing 12hr shifts? I've shown this to a few people in the business, and they all agree there is a problem here. Anyone else having a problem figuring this out?
    I see what you are saying. But this doesn't affect us doing our assignment.
    bushrn75 likes this.
  14. Visit  emergencyken profile page
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    I believe what Table 8.1 represents is 8 hour "fixed staffing" that involves a nurse manager, a nurse educator, and lactation specialist. Along with a "variable staff" that works 12 hour shifts.

    Because the 8 hour "fixed staff" is not on any other shift, they did not extend out the 8 hour shifts for the total 12 hours.


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