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  1. RN to BSN questions
    I second this. My state university had an 100% online program for the fraction of the cost that most all-online universities are offering it. I got my RN-BSN through Texas Tech University in 6...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. How do you keep up with new hire nurses?
    Bumping this. I would love to hear what other educators do.
    May 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  3. R.N.s report private information to abusive family members
    We are not even allowed a password because of an incidence that happened a while back. A 'no-info' patient means that we don't even know about that patient when someone calls. If we say "what's the...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  4. How do Hospitals save money changing 12 hr shifts into 8 hrs?
    We actually did the opposite to save money. Every full time position with 8 hr shifts was 1 FTE, but full time 12 hr shifts are 0.8 FTE's. That equals into money saved for us. I was one of the...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Husband and wife working together
    Same in my hospital. We have several husband/wives that work for us, some well some not so well. My husband used to work for the same hospital as me, and it was a disaster. I was in a general...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Nurses week gifts from employer
    We got something little every day for nurses week, and then gift cards and food every day for hospital week after that. For nurses week: Monday-ice cream on every unit, Tuesday-breakfast buffet,...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. How do you keep up with new hire nurses?
    I am a clinical educator for med surg. Every June/December we hire about 10-12 GN's for med surg and I keep up with their orientation. This is excluding the experienced nurses we hire. So far I have...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  8. Is it really necessary to learn to read an ekg? anyone really use it?
    Same here. Our hospital is requiring all nurses to pass an annual EKG test because we have to read the strips. We have tele monitors at every nurses desk, which is nice because you can see all of...
    May 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. can my DON force me to work the floor?
    I haven't read all the comments, but I just wanted to say that when our hospital needs additional help from nurses who may have not done patient care in years (nurses in infection prevention,...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  10. who has taken a pay cut, willingly
    On paper, it doesn't look like I got a pay cut in this new salarly position. But in reality I spend so many more hours working, that if I broke it down by the hour,I would be making 1/2 of the hourly...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. ADN's being pushed out
    My hospital is very similar. In 2009, they stopped hiring LVN's. So all LVN's that left us went to local MD offices and nursing homes. That oversaturated the area. We have a local LVN scool that puts...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Eliminating charge Nurse position
    I have never heard of that, that's interesting. I wonder if this has been ever tried at other hospitals. So who makes patient assignments at beginning of shift and with new admits? I don't think...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Certified Nurses Day excluding people
    Our certified nurses get a personal card, so feelings of non certified nurses don't get hurt. Nurses day at our hospital only celebrates nurses, that includes staff nurses, preceptors, educators...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Live on the east coast, but work on the west coast?
    Just out of curiosity, if you are not working for a travel agency, where do you stay for those days while you are working in SF?
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Residencies: doctors have it figured out
    We have a nurse residency at the hospital. It's a year long program.
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Fun: Coke or Pepsi Nurses?
    Hook me up to Pepsi please :-)
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Tips for Nurses Relocating to Another State
    Great information. I am in the process of deciding about accepting a job in California and moving from Texas. We had not talked about relocation assistance yet, but I plan to ask them about that.
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Do you aspirate before giving an IM deltoid injection?
    I have changed many of my practices based on research and EBP. Just because I was taught to do it one way during nursing school and I have done it that way for 10 years, does not mean that I don't...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Do techs deliver babies in L and D???
    We have a nurse that refers to herself as the "baby catcher" frequently in discussions. She is not a L&D nurse or a nursery nurse, but she does float there sometimes when they are busy to help answer...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. I am having the hardest time making a career decision
    You all are so encouraging. I love that about this board. I guess I am questioning my decision because if I make a bad one, it will affect all of us and not just me. Well.....I have made the first...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. work hours for cna????
    Our CNAs work either 7a-7p, or 7p-7a.
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. I am having the hardest time making a career decision
    Good point. She is quiet and shy, so that gives me something else to add to the pro/cons list.
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. my coworker is trying to micromanage me!
    I agree with Roseyposey. Just answer and move on with your day.
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. I am having the hardest time making a career decision
    Maybe I can get some perspectives from you all. Here is the story: I have a really good job at a smaller community hospital outside of Dallas Texas. I love my...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Shocked by facial piercings at work
    She is still working with us...so is her mom.
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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