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  1. Hiring experienced nurses vs hiring new graduates
    Can we agree to disagree? As a Manager who does a lot of hiring and interviewing, I would not expect an experienced nurse, say in L&D applying for M/S, to progress any differently than a new grad,...
    Dec 28
    Forum: Nurse Management
  2. Time to vent - my apologies in advance.
    The scenario you describe is not new! Unfortunately, M/S nurses spend a lot of time completing tasks, infusions, admissions, etc from the ED. I know in my institution, the ED nurses cringe when I...
    Dec 28
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. Hiring experienced nurses vs hiring new graduates
    What the rush? If your institution wants 2 years experience, then wait the full two years. Nurses are still acclimating to their units during the first 12 months. I will be honest with...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  4. What do nursing managers expect from new grads?
    I agree with MrChicagoRN........the patient ALWAYS comes first. I expect my new grads to follow policies/procedures, know when to ask for help and be truthful/honest. I can and will teach them the...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  5. Charge nurse is a low performer!
    A few points to discuss..... What do the nurses say about her when she is in charge? Is she facilitating the flow of the unit? Does she make patient care rounds? What do the patients say about...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  6. Hiring experienced nurses vs hiring new graduates
    I actually prefer hiring new graduate! They are smart, enthusiastic and willing to learn. I work at an institution that only hires BSN with a GPA of >3.2. Our vacancy and turnover rate is very...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  7. From floor RN to Nurse Manager .. help.
    I've learned the hard way………….DO NOT PROMOTE FROM WITHIN THE UNIT!!!! Its almost impossible to separate the personal from the manager role. It took me three assistant nurse managers to find this...
    May 9
    Forum: Nurse Management
  8. Nurse to manager ratios?
    I manage a unit of 40 nurses, 36 assistants. I can do other components of my job with my eyes closed. My most challenging part of my responsibility is personnel management. Hey I'm the biological...
    May 9
    Forum: Nurse Management
  9. What should be done?
    First....your friend is a nurse and she should know that when caring for patients she needs to be physically and mentally able to meet her patients needs. Obviously in this case she wasn't able to...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nurse Management
  10. Shift report sheet
    We use EPIC too. The SBAR tab, provided it is used appropriately is very good. Are you looking for something for you to take your own notes on
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Next steps in my career? Cert's, suggestions, courses?? (burns/cardiac/CNS)
    Medical Surgical is a SPECIALITY so get your certification in Med/Surg. ANCC and AMSN both offer a Med/Surg Certification. Certification validates the knowledge you've worked very hard to obtain,...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. rapid response team
    Too bad they were angry. You were advocating for your patient. I've been in many RRTs where a member of the RRT team questions the M/S nurse calling the RRT. Continue to go with your...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. Shift report sheet
    Is the institution on an electronic medical record? If so there should be an SBAR area. Your institution must have a report sheet that is universal throughout the hospital. What is your preceptor...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. Admitting you are wrong
    Here's a quote from a very wise man............my Dad I may not always be right......but.....I'm never wrong! Love & Miss you Dad :)
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Questions from a New Nurse
    First of all, that nurse should not be a preceptor if she indeed is impatient. My goodness, new nurses need nurturing not belittling. Yeah she may know all the answers but her job as a preceptor is...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. Something not right
    I hear you but don't take it personally, perhaps the posters are only trying to get the point across like the previous poster.......jobs are scarce for LPNs. Actually, in the area where I practice...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Advice needed: handling employee complaints
    I just viewed a webinar about changing the culture on a unit. The one point that made an impression was not holding staff 100% accountable, but holding them 200% accountable..........100% for...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  18. Bullied for reporting a med error by another nurse
    First of all, understand what incident reports are: They are intended for tracking and trending. Secondly, whatever the med error, and you state, this is not the first one, you are not tattling but...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Salary request
    Do your homework. Research the institution.......are they Magnet, if so KNOW what Magnet means! Statistics, specalities, etc. Be able to speak to patient satisfaction, strategies to decrease LOS. ...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  20. I failed to show up for an interview!!! I feel so dumb!
    As the other posters stated, you probably won't hear from them. The lesson to be learned is two fold........repeat to the scheduler the date and time and IMMEDIATELY put it in your...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  21. Dating former patient
    Not the best idea for several reasons. One he was a patient and you know about his hospitalization, two you state he went through a break-up and ended up being treated for depression about a year...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. New RN how to  'manage' CNAs
    First and foremost, everyone needs to be polite and leave their attitudes at the double doors. We are all at work for one purpose....the patients. With that being said I tell my new nurses as well...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Undermined by administration
    Learn from the experience. Go out and look for another Management job. Good Luck
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  24. Appropriate Notice for Resignation
    Rule of thumb...........provide as much notice as you have vacation time. If you have two weeks vacation, give two weeks, three weeks vacation time, give three weeks and so on and so on. But...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  25. Undermined by administration
    I can only comment on the ADON comment since I am not familiar with LPN licensure. In order to have a cohesive workplace, Management MUST portray a united front. What she did absolutely undermined...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management


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