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  1. Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?
    My husband gets profit sharing check once a year, and it does have a significant amount of tax withheld even as a separate check. At the end of the year it is all tallied in the same pot, and we get...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Where should a new grad BSN move?
    The upper Midwest has quite a few openings and hires new grads, especially with a BSN. Also you could try getting into a nursing home to get some experience. I finally got call backs from hospitals...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. So what classes are you taking first?
    The history classes are pretty easy. It is best to take GKE1 before GKT1. GKE walks you through each task, as you pick your themes from a provided list. For GKT you pick your own themes, so it...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  4. Health Assessment Course at WGU
    I found doing the health assessment video really helped me prepare for the OA. I actually failed the OA by 1% the first time around. The second time around, I did the video the night before the test...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  5. CNA before nursing
    CNA class, not certification, is required to be on the waiting list at the technical college in my area. It is required for most of the health programs including Rad Tech & Sonography. I think it...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How hard really is intermediate Care
    I work on a PCU that has a max of 3:1. It is actually a split tele/PCU with 15 beds of each. The turn over is definitely the worst. I dread if a patient of mine has their PCU status dc'd meaning...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. CSICU same as CVICU? Interview HELP!
    It sounds like your interview went great!! I will be interested to hear the outcome. Having multiple interviews and job offers on your plate is a good thing!
    May 31
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. sheath removal P&P (femoral)
    I can't imagine a CNA pulling the sheath! At my facility we only pull sheaths in CCU, Cath lab or PCU. The other hospital in town only allows CCU and Cath lab to pull sheaths. I work in PCU and...
    May 28
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. Discussing medication side effects
    We are struggling with medication side effect education as well. I like the pop up idea. That is the lowest area on our HCAHPS surveys.
    May 28
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  10. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    I have read threads about nursing in Saudi Arabia. It looks like the first $97,600 is tax free, and housing is included. Not sure I would ever do that, but maybe you would be interested.
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The Dark Side of Working Nights
    $1.75/hr night shift differential $1/hr PM shift differential $1/hr Weekend differential $0.85 charge nurse differential Looks like my differentials are low.
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. what's the best area/specialty to go in to for new grads
    Anywhere you can get a job is good. I think med-surg or telemetry is a good place to start. You can basically get a job anywhere with some telemetry experience. My former coworkers have moved on...
    Apr 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. No more glucose checks by CNAs/PCTs
    This is how it works at my hospital. The aids do the blood sugars most of the time. We use the Precision XceedPro. We always treat blood glucose based on POC glucose listed in the labs in EMR.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Skin Assessment Question
    We use meditech, but it sounds like ours is configured a little differently. The only time I chart tattoos is in the Pre-operative intervention that specifically asks if the patient has tattoos.
    Feb 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Last semester
    I just precepted a student, and she had the same experience as you. She had not done really any nursing skills. I don't think she had ever hung an IV piggyback, started an IV, or inserted a foley. ...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. When Giving Report Please....
    The culture of my unit is also to give very detailed report. Every nurse uses the units specific report sheet, and we go through the entire thing. Patient Name, background of admission, med hx,...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. New Cardiac Nurse
    I had to LOL a little at your post, because pulling sheaths is my LEAST favorite part of working in progressive care! I think it is good to get more familiar with all the different procedures, and...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  18. Schools misrepresenting competitiveness?
    There is usually more seats for lecture than clinical. I agree with the previous poster to look at clinical slots. A lot of those extra lecture seats could be for people who have previously failed...
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Goals while working with a preceptor
    i would definitely include improving report skills, so you are able to give concise, thorough report. Prioritization, time management and delegation skills are very important too. I just see that...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Please allow one quick interview?
    OP, I know that it really feels strange putting yourself out there. You probably feel very uncomfortable asking a real life nurse that you have not met for an interview. Please know that nurses...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Care plan & clincal question
    What you describe is pretty much how it works. At least this is how I remember nursing school. You go in and prep the day prior to give yourself some time to think it through, because you are...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. What does S.R. stand for?
    I honestly have never seen an abbreviation of SR that means sleep and rest. I would definitely take GrnTea's advice and look up the abbreviation in the appendix.
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. documentation
    We can go in and edit charting in meditech for 4 days. I suspect that the length of time can be customized by the facility.
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Lost patient belongings
    We do have a checklist that is part of the admission set on the computer. It has check boxed for really common things like cell phone, upper dentures, lower dentures, full set, bilateral hearing...
    Jan 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. POLL: nurse-to-patient ratio
    Crazy!!! We take post op day 1 open heart surgery patients, and I couldn't imagine having up to 6 of them!!! Three seems like too many at times. I work on a split med-tele/PCU Absolute max on...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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