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  1. John Hopkins University Hospital
    My cousin is a clinical educator RN there. She loves it, mostly for the educational environment and the opportunity to work with world class specialists. I have been there several times on...
    Dec 14, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Cancelled
    I am tired of being treated like crap or a "rent-a-nurse". We nurses are our own worst enemy. Some staff nurses aren't even civil to you, and of course try to stick you with the worst patients even...
    Sep 8, '03
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  3. What are your most important pieces of information when giving/getting report?
    Bare Minimum: 1. Name, operation or major condition 2. Wound/dressing change status 3. Tests or major things that happened or to happen within 3 days 4. Pain status 5. Things that need to be...
    Aug 10, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Cancelled
    My agency pays 4 hours only if you get the nsg supervisor to sign a timeslip for it. Without a timeslip, you only get 2 hours cause they can't bill the company. I was almost cancelled last night...
    Aug 4, '03
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  5. $25-$30 bucks an hour is peanuts!!
    I am just indicating how nursing experience is valued outside of nursing. Thats all. I did not call them poor saps--you did. So whats your point?
    Jul 11, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. $25-$30 bucks an hour is peanuts!!
    If we don't demand decent wages and benefits, it devalues the work we do. A lot of nurses thnk it is wrong to focus in on wages, and that we should just be happy caring for patients. I think there...
    Jul 9, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Nurses who let NAs Boss them around
    Stand your ground! Please don't fold. You are doing what you are supposed to be doing. Grab the job description and sit down with the supervisor as a witness and ask the aide just what she is...
    Jun 25, '03
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. HOLY GOD Tuition is $18,500 a year ! ! !
    Back in 1976, my community college tuition was $100 a semester! Of course, this was in Canada, where schools are less expensive.
    Jun 23, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Nurses who let NAs Boss them around
    Zoeboboey, I like your style. I can guarantee you would get major atitude if you spoke those simple clear requests! :nono: I am with you all the way! I'll try it at work today :eek:
    Jun 12, '03
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Nurses who let NAs Boss them around
    Ideally all nursing staff must work together. Years ago, I worked on a 24 bed general surgical floor that was really busy. We had 3 teams of an RN and an aide or LPN. When one team was done, we...
    Jun 11, '03
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Nurses who let NAs Boss them around
    This is obviously a sensitive subject, one that many nurses and aides can relate to. The NA/RN relationship is an important one--when there is no cooperation from the NA it makes the job more...
    Jun 8, '03
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. i can no longer survive in a nursing home
    I think Magee Rehab is hiring. They use lots of agency NAs.
    Jun 2, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurses who let NAs Boss them around
    There are bad nurses and bad NAs..I agree it is always best to approach ANY coworker politely. There is no excuse for rudeness. A good NA is worth her/his weight in gold! Often I am treated rudely...
    Jun 2, '03
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. $25-$30 bucks an hour is peanuts!!
    The "difficulty" of the nursing position lies in what specialty area you work in. When I work nights in Psych, I don't give out one med, sit around and do chart checks, and get paid $42 bucks an...
    Jun 2, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. $25-$30 bucks an hour is peanuts!!
    We can collectively improve working conditions and the salary situation. Often it is the poor working conditions and attitudes that prompt nurses to leave the profession. It takes leadership and...
    Jun 1, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. $25-$30 bucks an hour is peanuts!!
    Grace Oz, I did not mean to imply that nursing is solely a female profession. There are threads going on right now about the plight of male nurses. Regarding salaries, we need to care. There are...
    Jun 1, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. BSN nurses
    I do. All other professions require at least a 4 year degree. If we want to keep up salary wise with other specialties, we have to raise the bar so that management can justify the extra dollars. ...
    May 31, '03
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. No Call/No Show
    I would be very angry. Maybe you should pick up your extra shifts at an agency? As I said in another post, management is always quick to chastise the RN, but when it comes to Nurses Aides or...
    May 31, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nurses who let NAs Boss them around
    You know, I have heard nurses aides say that the nurse HAS to help, and just because they are an RN doesn't mean they don't have to do patient care anymore. Yes, nurses are supposed to help, but...
    May 31, '03
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. $25-$30 bucks an hour is peanuts!!
    All right Carolina you have made your point. Those other professions have upgraded their educational requirements and have made financial gains for their trouble. If nurses have 4-5 years of...
    May 31, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. $25-$30 bucks an hour is peanuts!!
    Carolbelle: Pharmacists can go to school for 4 years for a BS or 5 years and get a PharmD. OT you say is 5 years. This adds fuel to the fire that a 4 year year degree should be the minimum...
    May 31, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. $25-$30 bucks an hour is peanuts!!
    Someone said nurses get good pay-$25-30 an hour???? In the pharmaceutical world, where they employ lots of nurses I would say for a senior person $40-55 and up is more the norm. Why so pharmacists...
    May 30, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Dealing with rude staff nurses
    Nurses are our own worst enemy. Perhaps this nurse was resentful of the hourly wage you receive? I have run into this situation several times. After a while I get tired of the unfriendlyness and...
    May 30, '03
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  24. Nurses who let NAs Boss them around
    When will nurses ever learn to delegate? When will nurses ever collectively stand up and get some backbone--Fight for higher wages, and better benefits like a company matching 401K plan? I get sick...
    May 30, '03
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Male Nurses.
    I think people mistakenly think most male nurses are gay, if they have the slightest bit if female qualities about them. I love working with make nurses!
    May 28, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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