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  1. Regular schedule
    Hello to my fellow Houstonian :wavey: Rule # 1: Employers will never pay more for a job than they have to. Hospital jobs pay more than other settings because - they have to in order to attract...
    12:23 pm
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Do you remember?
    Anybody remember using punchcards for patient charges??? In a hospital system that was very proud that they were among the first to 'automate' the supply system for patient billing. Sadly, they...
    11:06 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The grayness of nursing...
    That's the most wonderful thing about nursing - there is a place for all types of folks. Many of us are just not comfortable with ambiguity... it has nothing to do with intelligence or skill ......
    10:54 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Random Question
    Inserting central lines is outside the scope of nursing practice. However, it can also be done by Nurse Practioners and Physician Assistants if they have been credentialed to do so by the Medical...
    10:19 am
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. White scrubs?
    Actually, an all-white uniform is much easier to maintain in the long run than colored scrubs. It's much easier to deal with stains. Peroxide (or OxyClean) is your friend.. very effective for most...
    9:46 am
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Feeling inadequate (looongg vent)
    Nursing is the ultimate in fast-paced jobs. It requires you to continuously juggle multiple competing priorities and deal with a constant barrage of new information - all the while making decisions...
    9:41 am
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Louisiana College ABSN Program
    Why are you pursuing a BSN if your goal is an MS in Informatics? It seems like a waste of time, money and effort. With your med technology background, I would imagine that you already have...
    9:35 am
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Low GPA
    Accelerated programs are much more intense and challenging than the 'normal' academic pace. The vast majority of students find that Nursing courses are far more difficult than pre-requisites. ...
    9:26 am
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Got a hospital job finally!!! Hired on the spot
    Wonderful news! Way to hustle!!!
    9:10 am
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. Experienced nurses in tennessee
    You will probably have a better response rate if you post in the Tennessee state forum.
    8:45 am
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. experienced RN salary
    Agree with Nalon1 RN/EMT-P. If you're aiming to continue to work in oncology, you can't do any better than MD Anderson. In addition to the enormous main campus in the Texas Medical Center, they...
    8:24 am
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. Volunteering at Memorial Hermann?
    Please be aware that volunteer activities are strictly limited to non-clinical areas. With the exception of helping transport admissions & discharges, you may have very little contact with clinical...
    7:48 am
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  13. Why can't we tell pts/families we're understaffed?
    Customer Service 101. Although there are many more complex issues at work in healthcare, it is NEVER acceptable (to the customer) for an employee to use an organizational issue/problem as an excuse...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Follow up? Let it go?
    If an organization does not have an effective "position control system", there can be an ocean of mis-communication and problems with the hiring process. Frequently, Managers may 'think' they can...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. Masters Degree Option
    If you have a BSN from an accredited school, there should be no reason why any legit grad program would not "accept" your degree. Are you thinking of a non-nursing masters? If not, do you have a...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Nurse practitioner outlook?
    I don't know about other organizations, but mine employs some Acute Care NPs. They work with the hospitalists - mostly in critical care areas - performing tasks, rounding on patients, etc. Of...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. LBJ help
    To be a bit more accurate. LBJ & Ben Taub are the two teaching hospitals in the Harris County Hospital District - one of the largest public health systems in the US. There are also 16 community...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  18. Microsoft surface?
    I have a Surface Pro - LOVE it! It runs 'full strength' Windows - bazillions of apps via the App Store. Cloud storage included. I can stream Pandora in the background while working with other...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  19. New Grad  Where should I work?
    Wow. You have a whole lot of "won'ts". Good luck on finding a job that is customized for your needs. You do realize that working 12 hour shifts mean that you'll only work ~ 3 days a week, right? ...
    Aug 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. independent RN med test
    Hmm - I think you can register for PAX (used to be NLN) online. -- from the web site: "The NLN PAX RN and PN comprises three main areas: Verbal skills, which consists of both word knowledge and...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Instead of finishing out my 2 weeks, I just quit!
    I have never heard of any organization not paying out any earned vacation time. Sick time is another kettle of fish, because it is only "accrued",so it only exists as a virtual concept, not actually...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What Does "New Graduate" Mean?
    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing just published their official definition of "entry level nurse" to include anyone with less than 12 months of full time nursing practice experience. ...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What did your manager do for you?
    Best advice I ever got @ management? "Don't make any arbitrary changes for at least 6 months. Take that time to really get to know your staff & find out how everything is working. Most of that...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    Me Too!!! I remember having to wear a 'spacesuit' to take care of my first AIDS patient.
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Latent TB result.. help..
    Oh hon - sorry you have to face this so early in the process. In some parts of the US, TB is endemic. If you are in healthcare, you ARE going to be exposed. It will either be picked up in an...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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