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  1. Too much stuff behind ID badge!!
    That's why my work bag has no valuables, unless you want staff meeting minutes, an old tubex, couple extra hemostats. Stashes of extra pacifiers, sample size baby lotion & extra pens (all paid for...
    Sep 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Too much stuff behind ID badge!!
    I've been given a couple dozen of these at my current job. I used to faithfully put them on, then they added the big RN one (and I'm supportive of this), but that's when the rest went on my work bag...
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Rude vs Mean vs Bullying
    It is. I know because I wrote a scholarly paper on it with at least a dozen references; most from nursing sources. I was able to do this because of all the current literature on the topic. ...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Highest possible pay for ADN/RN
    I'm in Texas. For an ADN to achieve $90,000/yr, they would have to be close to "topped out" on the wage scale for ADNs for my hospital and that would not likely happen before 18-20 years experience....
    Sep 2
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Need advice on continuing education
    Keep your feet in it or you'll be like me; 20 yrs later trying to learn in a completely transformed educational environment. Sign up for a low stress humanities, or if you aren't stressed out by...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. Further studies for NICU
    There are a couple of nurses (only a couple though) that have their MSN with education focus. They also function as adjunct professors for some of the local nursing schools. They enjoy it quite a...
    Sep 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Anyone going to the NANN Conference in Phoenix?
    There will be a decent group from my hospital. A kind donor sponsored 4 of us. There is also a decent contingent of leadership and a couple that are paying their own way.
    Sep 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Wearing a mask
    Where I work they do mandate MMR, tDAP, & varicella. We have to be TB screened yearly, I've had BCG, but I wouldn't recommend it (and neither do American Public Health officials), anthrax is...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  9. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    And I truly believe the ANA would be thrilled with that compromise, because the profession would overall be way ahead of the curve (educationally at least) within just a few years. Unfortunately,...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    Sometimes big changes take years and require a lot of hard work, controversy & debate. Not to be overly dramatic but slavery was controversial when the US constitution was drafted but it took...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Study: Doctors don't wash hands properly 40% of the time
    Yes, we do, based on the current evidence. If there is new evidence, we would certainly be happy to be educated. Doesn't have to be super fancy with APA formatting, but a hyperlink would be nice...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Rude vs Mean vs Bullying
    Fabulous!! This also helps explain why it is that Judy's (obviously not her real name) obnoxious behavior is not the same when it is directed at me; an experienced, confident nurse as opposed to...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Babies in hospital rooms. ..ugh!! *twitch*
    Totally get the OP's sentiment. In the NICU we feel our patients are generally immunocompromised, so we get real touchy about who visits and evict or slap masks on any sniffly visitor, and absolutely...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. No worries USA.  Only healthcare workers will be exposed to ebola.
    Yes, this!! Those who have never been in a developing nation, much less a full-blown third world country have no idea how basic and minimal the care is that is available to all but the richest tiny...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Could he be right?
    Lots of people have trouble getting the seal right with those ambu bags. I'm used to the little tiny ones. My hands are kind of small to effortlessly get the mask to seal, it takes effort. If this...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    My NICU just got rid of the paper Kardex where changes were written in pencil even though we had been on computer charting for years. It was a hard fought change. They pretty much had to pry...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    Everyone keeps putting up they were nurses since before smartphones. When I became a nurse, there no smartphones. There were a few cellular phones, think 6 pound, size of a smallish dog, and a few...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. is this abuse by management
    Not abusive, but rather in-elegant. I am encouraged that some employers are checking for artificial nails and jewelry. I sometimes wonder why I bother to follow those rules if others are not but I...
    Aug 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I'm not as experienced as some, but . . . When I went through nursing school, AIDS was still a quick death sentence and was revolutionizing healthcare delivery. Universal precautions had just been...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Keeping it short and VERY SWEET
    Crummy group or not, you're done and you got the grade you wanted.
    Aug 18
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  21. Have a BS Biology. Best to do ABSN or ADN?
    Also consider with the ADN if you will actually be able to start May 2015. Depending on the program & its popularity, students will often have to wait months if not a couple of years to get in. ...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Girl brain dead part deux
    HIPAA doesn't apply to funeral professionals. I think people forget that HIPAA is not a law that regulates the public. I see read here on AN off and on about non-HCP "violating" HIPAA.
    Aug 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    Voice of experience. I challenge any 10+ year bedside care nurse to deny this has either happened or at least been seriously considered. Also, if such a thing were to happen (God forbid!), no...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    Unfortunately, for most of us, time off is a "benefit" and not something you are guaranteed. We've had bad staffing times in my unit where due to multiple LOAs (usually maternity time combined with...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. how to get my GED online
    The test you have to take in person. Studying can be independent. My stepson studied books we bought him for a couple of months then he had to go to a testing center to take the test. I feel certain...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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