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  1. If we make BSN the entry level degree, we should be paid more
    I believe experience is the great equalizer...I've worked along side LPNs who are more knowledgeable and competent than any RN simply because they have years of experience. Critical thinking skills...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Canceled up to 3-4 times a WEEK. What do?!
    That stinks! Sorry you have to go through that OP. We get called off on a rotating basis with anyone having overtime getting called off first followed by PRN staff and then the regular full time...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Taking away chairs from nursing station
    What part of NURSE'S station do these people not get?! The NURSE'S station is for the NURSES to use for the 5 minutes they might be able to sit down and chart or use the phone. Don't these people...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    Wow, this has kinda turned into an ER vs Med-Surg thread! I'd like to add my two cents. Anytime there is a change in procedure there is usually a period of dissent among the staff before it's finally...
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. What do you think of 12 hour shifts?
    I work 3 on 2 off 2 on 3 off 1 on 3 off. I would love to work the same 3 days every week and then have more days off in a row. I have never worked 8 hr shifts but I don't think I would like them, I...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  6. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    I have never worked 8's but the thought of being at work 5 days a week makes me slightly ill. :barf02: I work three 12's a week and even that makes me ponder the need to be medicated! I've often...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Zombie day off
    I agree. I work nights and after I work a 3 day weekend, 2 days off just aren't enough! One day is spent sleeping and recovering and the other is spent in a blur trying to clean, run errands, do...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. "When was the last time I wow'ed a patient?"
    Sounds like you interviewed at my facility. We even had to wear these huge pins that said WOW on them. I don't know about wowing my patients but my computer is pretty darn impressed with me...spend...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Burned out and hate nursing
    Op, I feel your pain. I've been working med-surg for 4 years now and have been a charge nurse for a year. I am well and truly burned out! I am looking in to going back to school to obtain my BSN and...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. 12 hour shift question
    I work 7p-7a. I am required to work every other weekend so I end up working 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off, 1 on, 3 off. Three in a row can be tough, especially if they are crazy shifts...which weekends...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Crazy for wounds...
    Med-surg or wound care. I work in med-surg and we see some doozies! Dressing changes that take an hour and leave you soaked in sweat..all shapes and sizes. We had one gentleman that had a pressure...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  12. HIPAA question...
    I agree with Esme on this...don't post anything about work. It's just safer that way. Our CNO wanted to make a rule that said we couldn't post anything about work on Facebook, it never passed. My...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  13. Nurse refuses gay couple visitation
    Yes! Exactly!
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. question about nurses on methadone
    The patient is prescribed methadone...nothing to report. And yes, I believe it would be a HIPAA violation to report it. I seem to recall giving methadone to an elderly patient that had chronic pain...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nights and weekends as neede
    We work either straight night or day shifts at my hospital. Both shifts will fill in for day or nights if needed. I am a night shifter...I love nights and don't plan on going to days anytime...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Can't stop dreaming about work...when will it end??
    I've been in nursing for 4 years now and I still occasionally dream about work. Usually it involves getting to the end of my shift and not having done a single thing...no meds, assessments...nothing!...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Browse Hospital Violation Reports
    HospitalInspections.org | Report Detail This is disturbing to say the least. Look at the report with the tag # A0145.
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. omg! Bad day! Failed my AcLS recert....
    Aww..OP don't be so hard on yourself! You had a lot going on at the time and I just impressed that you went to the recert at all. I would have rescheduled. Good luck in the ED!
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Eliminating charge Nurse position
    I am a charge nurse on a med-surg floor and more often than not I have to take a full group of patients in addition to performing the duties of charge nurse. The powers that be keep coming up with...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. I am 24 days into WGU's RN-MSN program and I love it,
    I have heard several people say that their credits from previous schooling didn't transfer. I really don't relish the thought of having to repeat classes I've already taken. I'm really interesting in...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  21. OMG Say it correctly!
    Patients need their "dilauda and fennigan"...Dilaudid and Phenergan :) Especially when they're vomicking!
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. My phone keeps going off at work...
    We don't have a cell phone policy but there is an unspoken rule that we aren't supposed use them at the desk or in front of patients. The nurses and CNAs all have hospital assigned phones that we...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  23. One huge reason I want to be a nurse
    :yes: Exactly! I would love to be able to sit with my confused or lonely patients all night and take extra time getting to know each of my 6 or more patients but it just isn't gonna happen! Nope, I...
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Changing medication Forms
    Me too. Most of our patients are on potassium replacement protocols that specify either oral or IV. I can order liquid or tablet under the protocol.
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. OMG Say it correctly!
    I have a co-worker that calls sequential compression devices (SCDs) "STDs". Big difference! :roflmao:
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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