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  1. going down a banding
    I was redeployed 6 months ago & am not happy in my current post, I am starting to think about going down a band, but was wondering about pay. Do you end up going to the bottom of the lower band or do...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  2. Vancomycin
    have you tried searching the nursing achieves? There was a recent article in nursing standard I think it was about drug errors regarding vancomycin.
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. how many patients?
    I just wondered how many patients other nurses in the uk are expected to look after on a shift? I'm not so much interested in ItU but more wards. I feel our nurse to patient ratio is unsafe, if I...
    Apr 1, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  4. uk to Canada (CRNA
    I was wondering if I have to be working in Canada to sit the CRNA, or can I still be in the UK working and come out to canada to sit the exam & then apply for my visa.
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. Nursing Students in the UK
    If you are planning to work as a HCA while doing your training try & not let the uni know you are doing this or planning to, as it's something that is looked down upon. For reference's I'd be looking...
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: United Kingdom Nursing Programs
  6. MRSA- precautions with history of
    In the hospital where I work if they come as as a emergency or elective surgical patient they go to a dedicated MRSA ward (which treats, surgical, orthopaedic, ob-gynae), if they have a past history...
    Mar 2, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. KSF Second gateway question
    Sometimes you might need to have your manager complete paperwork before you go though the gateway, so it's not as automatic as it seems. The trust I work at has this system, I'm in the process of...
    Feb 26, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  8. I've made it
    Congratulations to everyone, keep phoning the NMC & chasing them up. I don't know if it does help but at least you know what is happening
    Sep 13, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  9. handing in notice
    I'm handing in my notice tomorrow but I'm so worried about doing it. As I didn't tell anyone on the ward that I had gone for another job. I even had my apprisal 10 days & didn't say anything. I'm...
    Sep 1, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  10. how long in your first job?
    I was in my first job for a year, I then moved to a cohort ward dealing with every speciality as I saw it was an opportunity to gain experience with everything to help me move to a sister post. ...
    Aug 1, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. Your Fave Work Shoes
    Another vote for DM's, they are the mary jane style. Everyone always they must be heavy but they are the most comfortable shoes I've had & best lasting. Clarks & hush puppies I go though in about 6...
    Aug 1, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  12. NHS Trust eliminates MRSA
    I do not know how many cases there have been due to cannulas but someone is just as just as much risk of developing a MRSA bacterima as from a cannula as from a central line because this a point of...
    Jul 25, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  13. What do you wear to work?
    like most here we have the option of tunic & trousers or dresses. I wear dresses cause I find them more comfortable the trousers have elastic waists & come up really high.
    Jul 21, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. Dream job
    it's a cohort ward that has MRSA patients
    Jan 11, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. Dream job
    My dream job has come up at work, I'm currently working as a band 5 on a cohort ward which I love, it is a new unit which opened about 5 months ago & when the whole directorate was reconfigured in...
    Jan 11, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. safe staffing levels
    I completely agree but not only staffing levels they should look at skill mix. Where I am they say we are fully staff but our skill mix is awful, so in essence we've had 4 band 5 nurses on the ward...
    Oct 23, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. mrsa swabbing
    Staff would only be swabbed at outbreak when the outbreak is caused by a single strain. When a patient is swabbed, any MRSA positive result is then sent away for grouping as usually when 2 patients...
    Oct 1, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  18. Secondment
    Have you thought about speaking to someone more senior to your ward manager. They might be able to see the bigger picture & if you can speak to them & explain how it would help your career...
    Aug 9, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  19. Band 6 & 7 posts
    I have been a band 5 for a year now & am being to think about starting to develop myself towards a band 6 post as most of them need 2 years experience, ultimately I would love a band 7 post. What...
    Aug 9, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  20. student nurse
    You'll probably find that you will have to wait until you have been qualified at least a year before any agency will take you on, you will probably find that if you go it alone that you will still...
    Aug 9, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. Nights
    I started my current job back in September the first 6 weeks were fine I had the usuall amount of nights, I'd have a block on nights in a months. For the last 16 weeks (I counted) I've worked...
    Jan 14, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  22. Transcripts
    I was wondering how I get hold of my transcripts, to find out how many hours I've done. Is it just a case of phoning up the uni?
    Dec 16, '06
    Forum: International Nursing
  23. Difference between nursing in the UK vs nursing in the US?
    Starting pay for nurses in the UK is 19,166 which is staring band 5 money for a registered nurse, before you get your registeration you get paid at band 3 which is 14,037. Hope this helps.
    Nov 22, '06
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. New grad in the UK
    I've been reading all your post in this section & can't believe how different it is starting out nursing in the US to the UK. I'm also glad that reading all your posts has managed to calm me down a...
    Sep 24, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Got nightmares?
    I'm glad I'm not the only one, I started this week. Here in the Uk things are ver different & I really wish I had the sort of start you all get. (I'll do another post about my first week, so you can...
    Sep 24, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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