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  1. What did your manager do for you?
    If you have staff members that want to transfer to another unit in the same hospital, don't block them from even trying. My old manager did this, and the only way to leave that floor was to leave the...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. RN to BSN full time + working full time
    I worked full time while doing my ASN to BSN, 9 credit hours per semester for 4 semesters. I probably could have done 12 credits per semester, but I spent over 2 hours a day commuting, so that takes...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. Got Told I am Slow in Receiving Report
    This is what I do. I have pre-printed sheets with the most common medical history diagnoses, assessment info, frequency of labs, basically anything you could think of I already have pre-printed so I...
    Aug 8
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Why do LPN graduates have to wait a year to apply for their RN degree?
    If you're in an LPN program, you get your LPN after passing the NCLEX-PN. Then you can enroll in an LPN to ASN/BSN transition program. You must complete that before you can take the NCLEX-RN which...
    Aug 5
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  5. ECCO tips
    I took notes while doing the ECCOs before taking the exams at the end of the modules. Make a plan and finish it on a schedule so that it seems less overwhelming and don't put it off until later in...
    Jul 29
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. CCRN vs. CCRN-CSC
    Any critical care nurse can do CCRN, you could do CSC as well if you'd like, but you're not limited to only CSC.
    Jul 29
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. Making the transition from Med/Surg nursing to Critical Care
    Two years ago I went from renal med/surg to a MICU. You have a great base of knowledge and what's great is that you don't have to learn to be a nurse, you just need to learn how to add in the ICU...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Ethical dilemmas encountered by nurses
    Obviously this isn't my personal experience, but I was reading this story in another window when I opened this thread - U.S. Navy nurse won't force-feed Guantanamo detainees -
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Are your choice of scrubs childish?
    Mine is the Mario 1Up mushroom :)
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    Look into transferring to the float pool/resource pool in your hospital. Both places I've worked have paid a float pool differential and you won't be in the same place every shift and you generally...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Hours of sleep before work
    I'm lucky to get about 5 to 5.5 hours between night shifts because I commute 70 minutes each direction. Before my first night shift I usually get 7 to 8 hours.
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. License expiration date - how does your state handle it?
    In Indiana, all RNs expire on 10-31 on odd years, LPNs I think are the same on even years. I got my license in June of 2011, had to pay full price to renew just 4 months later.
    Jul 3
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Critical Care Charge Nurses
    I don't do charge, but on day shift the charge nurse would never ever take a patient. I work nights and we are so short staffed that our charge nurse is frequently the rapid response nurse, charge...
    Jun 27
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Do you find your previous degree was of any help in nursing
    My BA in Spanish helped me with medical terminology in nursing school frequently. I thought it would give me an edge as a nurse, but the area I work in has little use for Spanish (which I find...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. On-Call Pay Survey
    It was part of a huge cost saving thing along with layoffs. They eliminated on call pay, charge nurse pay, weekend option pay, and laid off approximately 900+ people from the whole corporation. None...
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. On-Call Pay Survey
    My hospital did away with any on call pay. It used to be $2/hr when we did have it though.
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. BSN from 4 year program required
    My guess is that next, it will be BSN required, MSN preferred, DNP/PhD highly preferred, and all for a big pay decrease! I've already seen a thread in this section that said BSN required, MSN...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    I was a medical records scanner during my first year of my ASN and a medical records scanner and patient care tech during the second year of my ASN. Working both a day job and a night shift job...
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Annual Pay Raises in 2014
    I think I got a 30 cent/hr raise, but then 4 months later they "normalized shift differentials" and I lost 16 cents an hour from my night shift differential, and 21 cents an hour from my weekend...
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What can ADN nurses achieve with a BSN other than accumulating more debts?
    You don't have to take out student loans for an RN to BSN program, I paid $12k out of pocket because I was wise and saved up for it.
    May 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. NTI 2014 Denver - AN Will Be There!!!!
    Glad I got the chance to meet some of you! :)
    May 25
    Forum: AACN / NTI Convention Attendees
  22. Millennials in the workplace
    Playing video games is a perfectly valid hobby. Just because I play video games doesn't mean I don't know how to act professionally. Also, I work nights by choice and working weekends doesn't bother...
    May 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Are married women bullied less at work?
    Being married with no kids and not wanting kids is quite unpopular with some people and while I haven't been bullied about it, people tend to think I should work extra as much as possible. No thanks,...
    May 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Visible piercings not allowed, but what about...
    Some piercings, especially newer piercings need to have something in them all of the time to make sure they don't close up. However, switching jewelry constantly to put the retainers in can invite...
    May 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Industrial Piercing
    I got my industrial all the way back in 2000, and it's one of my favorites. I wore it in nursing school for lecture and lab, but never for clinical. I've worn it at work a few times, but generally I...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion