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  1. New path to patient centered medical home
    I work in the outpatient setting where we are adopting the patient centered medical home model. I will be a care coordinator of sorts. This is new to us so I'm starting from scratch and haven't...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  2. Therapeutic rationale for saline bag stapled to pt's leg?!?
    This sounds really strange! I've seen a pediatric urine collection pouch (can't think of the proper term) over a small weeping area of skin. I've also seen something similar to what the other poster...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. RN to MBA? Anyone else out there?
    I had been thinking of getting an MBA. To test out the extent of my interest I took online businesses courses from a community collage on a part time basis. Ended up getting another associates...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Clinic (Doctor's Office) Nurse vs. Hospital Nurse
    I recently made the switch to ambulatory nursing and enjoy it so far. There are stressful days but they are no where near that of the med/surg floor I worked on. I do miss using some of the more...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Charge nurse
    If we don't have a patient load, which is rare, we help with admissions, discharges, blood draws, starting IVs, and other misc. When we do have patients, we assign beds to new admits, do staffing for...
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Advice on dealing with confused patients
    Sometimes giving them a warm bed bath helps. I try to do the meds and assessments for the confused patients first, earlier in the night. I keep the lights dimmed so as a cue for night time but I...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. First Post- Not a nurse yet... advice for an old guy?
    Just wanted to say best wishes to you in whatever direction you decide to take your career. Some communities offer career services programs with counselors available to bounce ideas off....
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  8. Switched from 12hr shift to 8 hr shift...body hasn't :(
    I worked 12hr straight nights. It's been a month now and I'm starting to get back to normal but I'm exhausted by 9PM too. Don't know If it's the stress of a new job or my body trying to adjust....
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  9. Random question: Would you wear a $300 watch to work
    My watch was $10 from Walmart. If it scratches, gets lost, or battery quits I don't feel so bad.
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Decisions, decisions....What made you choose where you work?
    I chose my job because the interview had some of the typical questions but it seemed relaxed like a normal conversation. The people were welcoming, friendly, and polite. They seemed to be excited...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Va nurse for new grad
    A classmate of mine, BSN, got a job at the VA as a new grad because she did her senior practicum there and networked like crazy. The benefits are supposed to be really great so job competition is...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Cover letter, ok to admit wanting better hours?
    I think I would leave the better hours out. Instead say something along the lines of wanting to explore other areas of nursing. They want to hear about your desire to work with people on a closer...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  13. And what other questions do you have?
    Thank you for your input! I took your suggestions and it worked. I also asked what got them interested in this particular area of medicine. You could see the twinkle in their eyes as they looked...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  14. And what other questions do you have?
    I have found on my last couple interviews much of the time seems to be spent with the interviewer asking "and what other questions do you have for me?" This is after I've asked questions about the...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  15. A few questions....interview Friday!
    Yay! Congrats on the job! What kind of questions did they end up asking you?
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  16. On Call Hours
    I'm considering a move to research nursing and just gathering some initial info on this path in nursing. I came across a job posting that is full-time with call. What does being on-call entail? Do...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  17. Peer Evaluations- Venting
    I don't care for peer reviews. I never know what to say. I feel like I don't see my coworkers interacting with patients enough to give a fair and accurate review. The few seconds I help a coworker...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. No more outpatient RN's?
    I went to school with the intention of working in this setting and am having trouble getting into it. At my large teaching hospital, many postings are for MAs or LPNs. The RN positions require 2...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  19. Hospital Romances
    In the last few years a few of my co-workers and I have met for breakfast only a couple of times after our shifts. We get along well but just seem to need space between professional and personal...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Interview with a Doctor??
    When I had an interview with a doctor for an office position it seemed like he wanted me to ask the questions. It was odd because he kept asking, "what questions do you have for me?" I asked about...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  21. Noise level at night
    Our floor got those Yacker Trackers. The problem is they turn to yellow for other things like the tele beeping or someone sneezing or setting something heavy down on the counter. I haven't seen them...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. nocs on a med/surg floor
    It seems the busiest times for me on nights are from 1900-0000 and 0430-0700. Charting and daily chart checks usually takes place around 0100.
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Did you have more stress FREE TIME after you graduated? What did you do?
    Life after nursing school has a completely different kind of stress. You will have more time at home. It's such a weird feeling since you're used to reading or studying for finals and now you don't...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. What makes a "good patient"?
    It sounds rather simple but sometimes the please and thank you's make all the difference, especially on hectic days. Sounds like you are already a "good patient" :)
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Non-New Grad, back in the Hospital Setting
    Start pulling out your books from nursing school and start reviewing. Reviewing a NCLEX book may be helpful too. Ask the manager what conditions they get most frequently and focus on those. Take...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion