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  1. How much time per test question?
    Here is what my mentor (professor of nursing at another campus wrote) The standard is a minute per question but if they are higher level questions or ones that take lots of critical thinking like...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  2. How much time per test question?
    I just started to teach at a local community college and have the first test scheduled this week. I was taugh to offer the students one minute per test question but some are complaining that this...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  3. Nursing Classroom Education: The big bang of powerpoint slavery
    Now this is something I can use! Great ideas! As an educator, I struggle with keeping my 90 minute lecture interesting and engaging. Balancing a lot of content with a lot of students is no easy task....
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  4. Should complete their education modules during patient care time?
    I work at two different hospitals and due to budget constraints, they are both requiring that more and more education via computer based modules be completed while the RN is working providing direct...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  5. Should complete their education modules during patient care time?
    I work at two different hospitals and due to budget constraints, they are both requiring that more and more computer based modules be completed while the RN is working providing direct patient care. ...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  6. Faculty competency checklist
    I think it is great that hospitals require clinical instructors to be competent. Should a staff development dept (or the dept. that oversees orientation of staff and volunteers) make that final...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  7. New Grad Starting in ED - Advice on Good Assessments
    Reading all of these lovely responses to a new nurse is so encouraging! Some say that nurses eat their young...not in this case! Best of luck to our new grad...would love to have you in our ED! Just...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. How do you get thicker skin?
    As an ED educator, all I can say other than sorry for having to deal with someone mean spirited people and yes they are out there. One of most beneficial presenters that we had in our ED was a former...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. How to Engage ER nurses in Clinical Education
    Did you get the job? Do you what to chat about some ideas to mix it up? I have been doing education for 4 years the last 1.5 being in the ED. The ED is a different breed of nurse...teaching needed to...
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  10. How private are medical records?
    OR you could ask the hospital to see who has accessed your chart and when (all this electronic business leaves a different kind of fingerprint). Most hospitals have a security department for this and...
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Favoritism in Nursing?
    So far great advice from the other posters. Sometimes there are reasons beyond your control that you will not be advanced to the position you want b/c it is about timing and often, not what your...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Seeking ED education on Labor/Delivery in the ER
    OMG~this is so funny because I decided to do another search on this topic and here I end up finding myself again. This is what I ended up doing. In collaboration with OB services including a CNMW...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Any ED CNS' here?
    Just wondering if there are any CNS here in this forum and what kind of 'work' do you in your department. I am a part time ED educator responsible for the unit education of regular staff, new hires,...
    Jan 9, '11
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  14. Master's Thesis Topic
    could you find a way to make your topic r/t education of students or staff? for example, you love cardiac care so how to you implement a new STEMI program with staff through education? OK for...
    Jan 9, '11
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  15. Peds CNS
    I took the CNS peds exam last January. It was a long thest with 170 questions. All I can say that what really helped me prepare and pass was having a lot of experience in peds as both a staff nurse...
    Dec 19, '10
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  16. Wanna Be "RN"
    I really dont think most patients really know the difference, they think a nurse is a nurse or that even a nurses aide is a nurse. The question is why she felt she had to lie. Really makes on think...
    Dec 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Peds CNS...did I make a bad decision!?!?
    Oh what a pickle! Can you some how get dually certified as a CNS or PNP? It may be cheaper to get both degrees now than finish one and then have to do a post degree later (in case you change your...
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  18. Seeking ED education on Labor/Delivery in the ER
    This is for the EDs that are in a hospital that DO NOT have Labor and Delivery Services. While our main hospital is only 1/2 hour away, we have had deliveries in our ED and I would like to formalize...
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. ENPC vs. PALS
    Most hospitals require PALS for critical care/ED and the ENPC is often recommended but not required. Gosh, what to do? Will your hospital pay for one or both? Try taking both of them...
    May 15, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. initial burn care in the ER
    May I make a suggestion for the future? Ask your unit educator (or staff development dept )for additional education on acute burn care. Sounds like there was a lot of confusion around the initial...
    May 15, '10
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  21. Study materials for CNS exam???
    Here is the scoop. I crammed and was nervous. I went to school MSN 10 years ago in a dual NP & CNS program and may have forgotten a thing or two. The CNS portion of the my program didn't meet the...
    Jan 19, '10
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  22. Study materials for CNS exam???
    I will let you know tomorrow. I completed my dual NP/CNS program over 10 years ago and just recieved my CNS state licens. Tomorrow I will take my Peds CNS test and I couldn't find a thing to help me...
    Jan 15, '10
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  23. How Do You Brush a Toddler's Teeth?
    i tell my son to act like a Lion and show me his teeth...then I sing to distract him (he is 4). The 2 year old copies everything his brother does but he is partial the Diego Spin Pro (or something...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  24. New Grad on Pediatric Orthopedic floor! HELP!
    Good luck girlfriend and you will get "it". My mind is drawing a blank but there are resources specific to orthopedics (NAOM?) They had an ortho book that is great, go to conferences, ask for help....
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  25. Should I take PALS?
    I did it. I did exactly what you are thinking...I wanted into peds so I took PALS so that my resume would be even better. The PALS class was tough, I barely passed and I was an A student in school. ...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing


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