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  1. MSN Nursing Education - Worth it?
    Congrats on your new position! I will be interested in seeing the responses of our peers. I am in a similar position (minus the new job in an academic position). I too want to teach but also desire...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  2. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
    Dictionary.com defines a lie as "a false statement with deliberate intent to deceive". You didn't lie my friend, you gave a dying patient's husband and her family a chance to say goodbye. They...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Male Nurse Hair Styles
    To the OP, during nursing school clinicals and job interviews I would wear it more conservative and avoid styling it into a faux-hawk so that potential employers and clinical instructors can focus on...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. To lock or not to lock the rooms
    I would be extremely hesitant to have a policy that has the doors to patient's bedrooms be locked in order to force them to attend groups. I have seen physician orders at my facility (a pediatric...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Do Med Surg / Tele RNs still get hired into ER?
    I was hired in the float pool of a small community hospital and initially I was trained to float between the two Med/Surg. units I was told that I could eventually train for the ICU. I didn't really...
    Oct 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Student nurse saves family from Ebola
    I think that's a good idea. I wonder how we could get that started. Any ideas? !Chris :specs:
    Oct 4
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. Student nurse saves family from Ebola
    That is amazing. I have to admit that I can't imagine how she must have felt getting turned away from all of those hospitals and having to go home by yourself and try to save the lives of your family...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Nursing School Oopsies
    I've done that too (not in nursing school but as a nurse). I've also dropped a glass PCA cartridge full of Dilaudid which smashed all over the floor, that was really fun to clean up while my...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. News in my neck of the woods
    I think one of the important things in this case was that this patient/inmate died because the guards refused to allow him out of the cell when the medical personnel on duty asked for him to be taken...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Pain meds
    I haven't done Med/Surg. in a while but this is what I would have done (with the limited amount of information that we have about the situation) If the patient reported being nauseous and in pain...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. All Men Shift
    I am a nurse who also happens to be a male. I have worked with some great nurses and some nurses who I believe struggle with even the most basic forms of time managment, empathetic care,...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. Sacred Heart University - Online MSN Programs
    Sorry I haven't been watching this thread or posting on Allnurses as much as I used to but I did see your post so I thought I would respond. To update you, I have enrolled in the MSN in Nursing...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  13. Passed My ANCC Certification :)
    Congrats on passing your exam! I remember being so nervous when I took it and thinking that I was 100% positive that I had failed the exam and when the PASS showed up on the printout I was over the...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Sacred Heart University - Online MSN Programs
    Does anyone go to Sacred Heart? Any feedback on the MSN program? !Chris :specs:
    Apr 17
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  15. Sacred Heart University - Online MSN Programs
    Hello all, I'm looking at going back for my MSN in Nursing Education and I have been looking at a number of programs to see which will be the best fit for me at this time in my life. I'm looking for...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  16. Charting disruptive patient behaviors: Are you objective?
    I really like AEB and although I haven't used it in my documentation (post-nursing school) but I am seriously considering it when I write my next note. !Chris :specs:
    Feb 17
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  17. Charting disruptive patient behaviors: Are you objective?
    I work in a Psychiatric facility and our patients are identified as having certain "Risk Profile" behaviors which the physician checks off in the order set which include: SI (Suicidal Ideation), SIB...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  18. Safety and Unsupervised bathrooms
    At my facility our patient bathrooms are locked and if patients need to use them then they ask the staff to unlock them. Too much risk for self harm and harm of others if we don't keep them locked. I...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. how to get into peds
    I used to work for Hasbro. If you want to get in you should get a position at Rhode Island Hospital or Hasbro as either a CNA or Unit Secretary or Unit Assistant which will allow you to get some...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Rhode Island Nursing
  20. Resources for caring for BPD
    I'm not sure about books per say but I think that a quick search from Amazon might turn up some helpful literature (I am in the process of reviewing them myself). I do know that on All Nurses we have...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Well.. I guess I am going to be canned
    I'm sorry but this is the dumbest thing I have ever read. It is mind blowing that a housekeeper putting a piece of tape on a bandage is now going to be a fireable offense. I would resign and move on...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Tasks that are left for the floor
    I very rarely leave an ER order to be completed on the floor (other than the occasional UA because the patient was unable to void while in the ED). I also do my best to get the important floor orders...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. The average time Nurse Managers spend in meetings is 38 hours per week.
    Another strategy is to see if some of your meetings can be delegated to a staff member. For example, at one of my jobs there is an Infection Control Committee and typically the manager of each unit...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  24. "I don't want an admit..."
    Having worked in both inpatient Med/Surg. and now in the ED I can understand both sides to this argument. When I was on the floor I found it easier to try to take admissions as soon as they...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Which Job to take?
    I also wonder what support you have in each position from other senior management. In the ANM position you will likely have a Nurse Manager to whom you report and a Director (of Critical Care or...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management


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