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  1. Risking life and limb
    Here we are again in upstate NY. Yet another blizzard is upon us. All area schools are closed, business's are closing early and sending their employee's home. A state on emergency has been declared,...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. Anyone know the new grad salary for RGH (Rochester General Hospital)
    New Grad salary is $22.50 an hour. Shift differential is $2.00 and hour eve and nights. New grads get a $5.00 hr raise after 1 yr. Hopes that help
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  3. Freaking out about my PPD!
    Years ago I had a positive reaction to a PPD. A large red bump appeared on my arm. I had not had any exposures so I was alarmed. The employee health nurse asked me if I had been around any horses. I...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Retired, now what?
    The facility I work at has a phone triage unit. Nurses who work on these units facilitate patient transfers from Doctors office or other facilities to the Hospital. They make sure the correct paper...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  5. suspension/possible termination
    I would look into a transfer to another unit, your managers are looking for mistakes. It doesn't,t matter how much you do right or how much the patients like you, they are only going to fixate on...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Hourly Rounding
    Reimbursements to hospitals are being tied to press Ganey score. Hospitals that receive high scores are given bonuses. Hospitals with poor scores are penalized. Some of the verbage in the rounding...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Patient Complaint
    I had a similiar experience recently that made me feel frustrated. I never took the course in mind reading in Nursing school so I guess I am at a disadvantage. The Patient and I had a good first...
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. In a few years all RNs will be required to have a BSN?
    In Rochester NY at my hospital one of the two largest in the area New Graduate Nurses start at $ 22.50. They get a raise to $27.00 after one year. Salary is relatively stagnant after that.
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. In a few years all RNs will be required to have a BSN?
    I have mixed feelings about this. Doctors make more money and are given more respect partially because they have more education. Does this mean Nurses will see a increase in salaries and more say in...
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. Improving staff meetings
    I have a question? When your unit has its staff meetings is it a lecture on staffs short comings, are you treated like children, or is it a give and take of opinions and ideas on how to improve floor...
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How do you get thicker skin?
    This man might had appeared to have no psych issues.I'd bet Based on his hurtful comments he has major ones. Hospitals are full of bullies , Patients, families even co-workers and managers. You are...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Patients grades to affect hospital medicare reimbursements
    Wait until you call them in the middle of the night because your patient is having chest pain, you might see a different side.
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Patients grades to affect hospital medicare reimbursements
    Hospitals are not Disneylands, where your every wish is granted. I will not overmedicate your pain, risking your life no matter how much you ask. If your BG is 400 you won't be getting ice cream for...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. "6 months notice is customary"
    Sorry to hear you were given such a difficult time by this family. I'm sure they are frustrated maybe they have to repeatedly retrain staff to meet their childs needs.
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. new grad NY - no hope
    Here in Rochester their are jobs for new graduates
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing
  16. Assulted on the job
    You have a right to work in a safe enviorment. I would think it would benefit everyone , the patients the staff and administration to investigate the situation and formulate some sort of plan to deal...
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nurse suicide follows infant tragedy
    So sad a terrible mistake that took 2 lives. I have to say that as nurses we face constant distractions as we try to provide care. How many times have other nurses, techs ,patients familiy...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Never enough-vent
    I hear you. My last shift I was running down the hall to draw a stat blood on a patient. When a visitor came out of another room and asked me to get them a soda. I mentioned to them that their family...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. We may need fewer nurses in the hospital...
    In one segment of this piece there was a discussion on lowering cost of care for medicare patients. They talked about dramatic reduction in the cost of care when hospitals use Nurses as case...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Why are they after me?
    I understand where your coming from. Management has so many rules its almost impossible to be in 100% in compliance. If we break a rule your in trouble, but management bends the rules for their...
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How desperate can I be??? Cause I am.
    Send a Thank-you note after your interview. Tell them you enjoyed meeting with them, that you have a enormous respect for the work they do and the institution. In your note re-empathize why you...
    Mar 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Can You Believe This?
    The manager should have come in to work. I know managers need rest but under the circumstances they should have come to work at least to survey the situation to make sure that all the patients are...
    Dec 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Some people should just stay quiet!!!
    This women was rude and obnoxous. None of her business what type of badge holder you wear, You are taking care of her mom. her comments should be directed to her mom's care and well being not your...
    Nov 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What is the least amount you would work for as a RN?
    A new graduate should be paid a minimun of $23.00 an hour. I made more than 12 dollars when I started Nursing 20 years ago. Nurses pay for an education, maybe they quoted the starting pay for a...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. 12-Hour Nursing Shifts and Patient Safety: Time to abandon this concept?
    I would love to see 10 hr shifts. One thing about eights is it;s very difficult to get everything done in eight hrs. When I work Eight's I have to rush to get everything done. .I think 10's would be...
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing News


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