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  1. Considering BSN-PhD program
    I am following your thread to see what other responses are. I have been accepted to the BSN to PhD program at UTMB in Galveston though I don't start orientation for a few more weeks. In the...
    5:38 pm
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  2. Hospitals Providing More Time for Nurses to Spend with Patients
    I do hope they really are aiming for simply increasing the time at the bedside while at the same time decreasing the time involved in other tasks . . . And most importantly not increasing patient...
    4:41 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. RNC-NIC/CCRN
    Your current sources look like great ones. I would just add that regarding the Core Curriculum, I preferred to use the book that look just like it but that is the "Certification and Core Review". ...
    Jul 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. English 201
    The previous poster gives the best advice; always check with EC first about outside courses. When I went through you could take Information Literacy through Penn Foster and I recommended it several...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  5. Colorado teen pregnancy rate drops 40% in 4 years
    So for a $23 million dollar investment the State of Colorado saved $42 million in one year alone? That would be serious return on investment even if the State had funded the whole thing!
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Poor RN professional conduct
    Okay, from a remarkably un-bitter 21+ year RN (11+ in NICU); maybe not mind your own business but rather, use more effective techniques with your coworkers. I believe the only message your...
    Jul 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. What would you do if you got overpaid?
    This!! I would be shocked to ever get two pay checks that were exactly the same. There's quite a bit of variation based on how many weekend, holiday, night, evening hours are included. If my paycheck...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What would you do if you got overpaid?
    I don't double check every pay check for accuracy. Those fellow employees who do are always finding discrepancies in the employee's favor. I described earlier but feel it bears repeating. I did...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. A nurse who doesn't breastfeed
    I dislike the way "bottlefeeding" has become a euphemism for feeding infants cow milk. Calling it "bottlefeeding" isn't exact and normalizes when we feed milk to infants that comes from a very...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Can workers talk about pay? Yes!!
    This came as a shock to me and I've been an employee since 1989! Apparently this is not a new law (1935 I believe) and it protects worker's ability to discuss their compensation. The NLRA...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. The beauty of nursing : midweek camping, hiking, boating, skiing, no crowds!
    I usually work my 12s over the weekend which has it's negatives is sure (the hefty diffs really take the sting away though). As it turns out I was off one night last weekend and called up some...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Infant Driven Feeding
    With the cue based feeding where I work, whereas there is a performance score for the infant, it does not affect their ability to nipple the next time. This would be a true improvement. As things are...
    Jun 25
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Thanks,  guys.
    Not my baby, don't know the kid, just found him on google images.
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. The car seat test
    We don't check installation in the car but I would worry about the liability of not doing a car seat test. It is recommended for all infants by the American Academy of Pediatrics for infants born...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Breast pumping in an ICU
    I'm cutting this particular poster a break due my assumption of him being male (male symbol by his screen name) and understanding that males in healthcare must tread carefully around anything female...
    Jun 22
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Breast pumping in an ICU
    As I said; I'm sure they exist, but the probability is low that this incident occurred in one of those rooms or surely the OP would have mentioned this very salient detail.
    Jun 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Breast pumping in an ICU
    Oh dear Lord!!! Seriously with the "patient might drink the breast milk?" I guess a confused patient might consume anything brought into the room by a visitor and in that case all visitors...
    Jun 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Breast pumping in an ICU
    I used to see this squeamishness about human milk even amongst NICU nurses. It's not just sanitary, it actually has antibacterial properties ( Bioactive proteins in breast milk - L[]nnerdal - 2013 -...
    Jun 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. help- How to become an RN- no science courses
    You've only been through one year of college! Browse around here and see how many people come here for their 2nd or third degrees! Some of your psych classes will count, chalk the rest up to...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  20. Breast pumping in an ICU
    We advise our NICU moms to pump at least every 2-3 hours. It takes that schedule to maintain a supply if they don't have the natural stimulation of infant mouth to nipple (sorry if that's too graphic...
    Jun 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. What can US and UK nurses learn from each other?
    Okay, so I understand a little better. I know there are differences in terminology between US & UK nursing. A charge nurse on a typical US nursing unit is one RN per shift who is performing the...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What can US and UK nurses learn from each other?
    If the OP is referring to the thread that Esme provided a link for then I have read it twice now. I did read this in the OP's post: In essence, it said: the best-qualified nurses on the ward...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What can US and UK nurses learn from each other?
    Maybe in your State, but not in many others (though usually restricted to LTC/ALF environments). https://www.ncsbn.org/1725.htm Texas: Medication Aide Program FAQs (DADS) Nebraska:
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Would you take a $3 hr pay decrease for better ratios and working conditions?
    I've been saying this for years. Actually, in my current department, I find the ratios are generally well-balanced (I know, crazy). When I worked in med/surg/tele, they were out of control. I...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Do you need all those degrees?
    She's my current idol, I want to be her when I "grow up".
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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