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  1. Is this Normal?!
    I would simply say, since I've been working here I have learned alot. However, the unpredictable and consistent over runs are not working out with my family and child care obligations. For that...
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. work 1 day  week, 8 hours, is it possible?
    Also, many BON require a certain number of clinical hours to maintain your license. My state requires 5000 hours in 5 years. 1000 hours a year works out to about 20 hours a week every week for 52...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. New Grad RN, 17 weeks pregnant with upcoming interview
    I would NOT tell anyone I was pregnant. Not even after I started working. Some managers and HR will do whatever they can to get rid of someone who will use too many benefits. Hopefully, you are...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Paper License....
    I live in a compact state. We have not had paper licenses in about 5 or 6 years. Last year I did a travel assignment in a compact state, the agency told me they do verify online but require a paper...
    Oct 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. am I wrong?
    Having managed and been an adon, don in LTC this is really the mentality of the nurses! Very sad!
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. am I wrong?
    When I was a manager I told my staff, "No aspect of patient care is beneath we licensed nurses. If the Tech or CNA is busy the nurse should do the job. I don't expect techs or cnas to give meds but...
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. ENA Conference Meetup
    I do not arrive in SAT until after 530 on Thursday evening. What did U have in mind? I am not staying in a convention hotel, at the Hampton Inn closer to the Alamo, can't beat AARP rates.
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Proper etiquette for a share day in Endoscopy Unit
    Hi all, I just intereviewed for a possible transfer to an endoscopy unit. I have been asked to do a share day next week. In all my years of nursing I've never been requested to do a share day...
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Absence of Manners
    RUBY, I feel ya and am right with you. Yesterday I had a patient tell me he was not wearing any bracelet, hadn't in 4 days and I dam straight give his meds, we use ID and pill scanning system. When...
    Aug 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. ENA Conference in San Antonio
    I'm going, my first time!
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. How does the dog handle your 12 hour shifts?
    My dog is 7.5, I've worked 12s since my daughter gave her to me at 6 months old. We get up and she goes out while I get ready for work. I leave food and water, some mornings she eats others she...
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. No Job offers......are you accepting lower positions?
    Please confirm with your State BON that taking a lesser position does not violate the RN practice act. In my state once you are licensed as an RN you may NOT work as an aide, PCT, LPN. You are...
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Why Didn't You Go To Med School?
    my response is "I was too smart/intelligent to go to medical school. I have a LIFE and NO DEBT".
    Jul 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Online or campus education
    Schools like U Phoenix, Walden, Chamberlain are in it for money. They are "FOR PROFIT" businesses. Also, some programs are not recognized by some state boards of nursing, or other colleges and...
    Jun 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. July Washington Hospital Center RN Residency
    I understand that the Hospital Center is gearing for a pending "Nursing Strike" to start on or about June 17. That could be why the interviews were cancelled. I was called today about working there...
    Jun 10, '10
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  16. RN license: how long before BON mail it or post it oline?
    I would call the DC BON. I applied last summer for endorsement, my license was mailed within a week of issue. I just renewed. Good Luck.
    Jun 10, '10
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  17. Nurses obtaining blood consent
    I am licensed in 5 jurisdictions, one being the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I have NEVER gotten consent for blood, chemo, or surgery. Informed consent is ALWAYS obtained by the MD. Check...
    Jun 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. need adv for change in full to prn???
    Changing to PRN is perfectly reasonable. However, I would not discuss this with your manager till after the baby is here and you have a routine worked out. Who will stay with him/her while you...
    Jun 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Neurosurgical/Stroke/Medical Unit Staffing?
    I work in a large tertiary care teaching facility. Our Neuro ICU is 10 beds with a 2:1 ratio, just outside is the Neuro IMCU with 6 beds and a 3:1 ratio, the Floor status Neuro unit is around the...
    Jun 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Vacation time for M-F people-how much time?
    The norm is to start with 3 weeks vacation, 2 weeks sick, 7 legal holidays 3 personal leave days. Usually after 5 years vacation increases to 4 weeks everything else remains. Now if you are...
    Jun 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Taking an unpaid vacation, is it possible?
    I have only seen unpaid leave for unforseen circumstances, not for a vacation. Unforseen, as in unexpected accident/medical problem and no PTO, a parent ill in a distant city, child ill and PTO...
    Jun 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. IF you WEREN'Ta nurse, what would you be???
    To pay the bills a lawyer. For FUN have an upscale gourmet breakfast, lunch, lite dinner coffee bar, OR a quaint B&B in the country.
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Anyone getting a master's degree in a different field than nursing?
    I have a Masters in Public Administration and my area of expertise is Health Policy and Administration. Back in the day this allowed me to be a DON in Sub-Acute Rehab units within the hospital. ...
    May 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How to become an er np or surgical np?
    The woman I spoke with from Vanderbilt stated that this was a "New" program. Not sure about the issue with enough clinical, have not looked closely at the program yet.
    May 23, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. How to become an er np or surgical np?
    I just returned from AACN NTI in DC. While there I spoke with a representative from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. They have a fairly new program that is a DUAL certification FNP/ACNP with...
    May 23, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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