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  1. How many CNAs do you have on your floor?
    Come to WI ;) We also have a HUC from 0630-2300
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. asking a patient if they smoke
    I totally agree, asking all patients is the norm. I also ask about sexual activity, even when my patients are 90, and you'd be surprised how many are still active. So it's just one of the many...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. How many CNAs do you have on your floor?
    My floor has 19 beds, med/surg/oncology Days have 5 RNs, 3 aides PMs 4 RNs and 2-3 aides Nocs 3 RNs and 1-2 aides We all pitch in for daily cares and some days I spend a lot of time "wiping...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Refused admission
    We frequently have patients like this on my floor, they may need med adjustment or just in need of placement due to change in behavior. So the SW works with other facilities to find one appropriate...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. New graduate looking for work...
    It takes most new grads even in decent markets a couple months to get a job. Not all hospitals will hire you without Rn experience, so look into long term care options for a way to get Rn experience....
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. NPO after midnight
    I'm with Rose I'm shocked this was a question. Of course you can still give IV medication since they aren't PO. We either have doctors that write patients NPO or NPO with meds (so they get a sip...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. Options in Oncology
    Are you interested in a hospital position? I work on an oncology floor, with some med/surg misc patients (also the ICU step down) so I see all kinds of things depending on the day. Otherwise a...
    Dec 9
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  8. Doing a little survey...
    Aug 7 and a very Leo personality. I despise the ED lol! I work on an oncology/med/surg floor that I love.
    Dec 6
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  9. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    I love three 12s a week. I'm tired on my first day off, probably waste half that but since I have three more off after that it's fine. When the 12s aren't all in a row it can be weird sometimes. ...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Is Cardinal Stritch Accredited? That's from their web page. I've had students and coworkers from Cardinal Stitch on my floor at the hospital I'm in several times.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  11. IV starts in nursing schools
    ADN program and we did learn in our third semester. First on the big fake arms and then also with real patients in clinicals. We all started a couple by the time we graduated.
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Is it a rule that you MUST be miserable for your first year?
    i agree because im a new grad and while I feel nervous I feel supported and I'm aware of my resources etc. my orientation was wonderful and I felt well equipped to start on my own. I don't feel like...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Port protectors and scrub the hub
    I've used both depending on the facility. I don't have a problem with either, there's science behind both options. If it makes you feel better replace the cap, wait 5 min then use it. Though...
    Nov 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is it a rule that you MUST be miserable for your first year?
    I have been stressed out, nervous, exhausted, and scared. I have not been eaten by experienced nurses. I've been supported and encouraged. I enjoy my job. I am learning so much every day and some...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Nurse-Patient Ratios
    I'm in a similar type unit and chemo is done during the day. We don't do it at night and patients getting chemo almost always have one on one nurses which changes the ratios on the floor.
    Nov 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurse-Patient Ratios
    1. What type of unit do you work on, and in what state? Med/surg, oncology, 19 beds, mid sized hospital. Wisconsin 2. What is your nurse patient ratio, and how does it change between...
    Oct 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Therapeutic Oils in hospital
    We have aromatherapy lavender and use peppermint oil to help post op patients pee, a couple drops in the toilet to urinal. No order needed.
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. is 25-30 too late to want to pursue a nursing degree?
    Me? Not at all. A lot of new grads are in their 30s and even 40s.
    Oct 25
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Where to wear ID badge
    We are required to have it above the waist, no lanyards allowed. So it gets clipped to one side of my scrubs in the neck line.
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. What color are your scrubs?
    Large hospital system in Wisconsin, we can wear whatever we want. I prefer solid colors from too to bottom but I do own a couple prints.
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. Is nursing school worth it?
    If you want to be a nurse it is! This is temporary, this too will pass. Nursing school is brutal, really brutal. Sometimes the job is brutal too but it's so incredible and amazing that it is...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  22. Can I get an RN job without healthcare experience??
    This might vary by area but I got a hospital job without previous experience. I'm an ADN grad too. It took me about 3 months and around 175 applications, three interviews (2 offers). I applied to...
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New Grad wound care vs. med surg
    I'm a new grad still too. I've been at my first job 4 months. It's med/surg/oncology. I didn't think I would like to much because I didn't really enjoy the rotation of med/surg either. The actual job...
    Oct 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Hospital / Department schedule follow up appointments for patients before discharge?
    Yes my hospital does it. It's done automatically. The HUC (health unit coordinator) does it. We tell the patients it's made for them as we go over discharge paper work. I hate to say she's a...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    my hospital has fabric isolation gowns but they area still single use and go into the supplied soiled linen bin that's in every room anyhow.
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism

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