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  1. FL new grad interested in working for state prisons in FL, CA, AZ, NM
    In NM, you apply through the vendor providing the service. Corizon or CHC. I'm a new grad and just got hired at a jail for $28/hr and really good benefits.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. Nursing School Oopsies
    I was removing the air from the toomey syringe so I could give a bunch of meds through a G tube. Of course I pushed too hard and had half the meds raining down on us from the ceiling. I don't...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Upcoming interview in correctional facility
    I just got a job in a jail...they didn't ask me any questions other than why I was interested, what would it take to "offend" me, what my biggest concern was about working there, what shift I wanted...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. Upcoming interview in correctional facility
    There is a whole thread on common questions
    Aug 17
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. pediatric nurse to correctional nurse?
    I see a couple can't always tell you their symptoms so you need to be a bit of a detective, kids are immature, parents can be demanding. All the same with inmates: they lie...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  6. Should I let the fear of failing nursing school...
    Looking at the people in my class (we just finished).....more than half worked. Sample size=24 Of those that worked, 46% of them passed and 55% failed Of those that didn't work 66% passed and...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Does Everyone Actually Hate Nurses?
    Actually, nursing has been at the top of the "Most Trusted Professions" list for many years
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
    When documenting in SOAPIER form, is the GPAL subjective because that is what the patient tells you? Or is it objective regardless of the source of the information? Thanks
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Kaplan Secure Predictors
    ours was 180
    Jun 5
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. No!  It is NOT OK.
    I use OK to get permission because, utlimately, it is their choice. Patient autonomy is pretty high on my list of priorities. If they say no, I stop and we explore the objection and the benefits of...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. How many applications are you averaging?
    I have limited experience, but I've had a couple places get back to me as long as a month after I applied
    Apr 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Managing 24/7 Visitors
    I'd be worried that if I told someone to go home and then the patient died, they'd blame me for them not being there when their loved one passed.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    BS in Business, Masters in Public Health
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. how do you write your name with your title?
    At my school, they told us you list your license/degree in the order you obtained them with the most current closest to your name. For most, it would be 'Nancy Nurse, B.S.N., R.N."
    Apr 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Bad Boys, Bad Boys... How do you handle them?
    I think I could ignore or shame the gunning, but getting hit with semen puts it in a whole new category. Bodily fluids? Not without PPE!
    Mar 20
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. Common Correctional Nursing Interview Questions
    What is the answer they are looking for here? To me, it is very clear what my scope is. If there is a protocol, follow it. If there is no protocol, call the provider for orders. Am I missing...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. Patient Families
    But butterfly just sounds​ so much gentler ;)
    Mar 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Conflict of Interest?
    I'm going to be training as a SANE, but it isn't a full time position. I'm considering corrections nursing at one of the county jails as well. Is there a possible conflict of interest there? I...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  19. Sigma Theta Tau
    I feel the same way. I didn't join, it just felt like a way for them to get my money. I don't think any hiring manager is going to give a fig about this fraternity
    Mar 14
    Forum: New York Nursing
  20. Choked by a patient. How do you deal with this trauma?
    Yes, this sounds like PTSD. There is help
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Dealing with difficult patients over the phone
    This^^^^^ There are classes offered to people who work in call centers. That's where I learned how to deal with difficult customers on the phone. I generally look for something I can agree with...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Fears
    If you want to make the patient comfortable, keep them clean, give oral medications...look at a CNA or med tech. If you have a problem with blood & procedures, it is going to be a tough road in...
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Hostile Work Environment
    Has she confronted him directly about this behavior? I've found that sometimes when bullies are called out on their unacceptable behavior they will find someone else to abuse. Something like:...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Caring as Facade profession
    Snort....not in my case. I left a high paying successful career in banking to make about a third of that salary in nursing. And I spent 3 years not working, living off of savings and paying tuition.
    Mar 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Obesity, diarrhea and skin care
    My instructor was with me, helping to clean up. We are very careful as "guests" of the facility, not to step on toes. I may have this patient again this week, if she is still in this ICU bed. If so,...
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion