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  1. High patient ratio-that's just the way it is...
    I was told by other coworkers that there is indeed a bonus because she runs her staffing so lean. It's hard to imagine offering such a thing, when the consequences are so high. Recently there have...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. High patient ratio-that's just the way it is...
    Well, after moving to the new facility, the crapola hit the fan. I wish I had just listened to my gut and left during orientation. That would have been easier to explain later. In the new...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. NP in LTC, anyone do this?
    I'm still working on my BSN, but planning for my future. I have an interest in geriatrics and am working in LTC as an RN. I believe I would like to help the elderly as an NP later on. Does anyone do...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. High patient ratio-that's just the way it is...
    I'm day shift, and since I lost posted, things are getting a little better, but not much. We are moving to our new facility on Saturday. I have been told by the manager that there will be a unit...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Interested in cardiac sonography
    I've been a nurse for five years and have found that bedside nursing isn't my thing. I'm in the process of getting my BSN with the idea of getting my NP, but have lately thought about heading into a...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. High patient ratio-that's just the way it is...
    Yeah, that's kind of what I thought...but I didn't want to give up on this too easily. Stepdown was four patients in the cardiostepdown I worked in before, too. I can't see how they can ask us to...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. High patient ratio-that's just the way it is...
    Lots of employers like to hire nurses? Like employers that aren't healthcare employers?? I figured I am pigeon-holed in healthcare.
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. A note of deep concern and worry
    That is heartbreaking! I had no idea there was so much suicide involved in the nursing profession. I've had terrible anxiety connected to it, and still fight it, but it should be telling the industry...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. A note of deep concern and worry
    You rock. You are lighting a candle rather than cursing the darkness. Nurses NEED ONE ANOTHER so much! Just wanted to tell you this is one of the best things I've read in a long time. :)
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. High patient ratio-that's just the way it is...
    I'm a nurse who is 5 years out now. I've been in tele/med/surg, home care, long term care and cardiopulmonary stepdown...yeah, been looking for my "niche". I started late in nursing and it's a...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. what area of nursing is 9-5, no w/e and whats the pay like? NY
    Everyone has their favorite shifts, but to me I find nightshift makes me just feel sick. I did 12 hr night shifts, and then you lose the whole next day off because of having to sleep through it until...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. what area of nursing is 9-5, no w/e and whats the pay like? NY
    It's good to see that there are more jobs out there than the 12 hour shift in the hospital gig.
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. what area of nursing is 9-5, no w/e and whats the pay like? NY
    I had a best friend for 26 years who had borderline personality disorder. I finally couldn't stand it anymore and we don't associate any longer. I know what you mean about the exhausting aspect of...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. what area of nursing is 9-5, no w/e and whats the pay like? NY
    O.M.G. How do I get your job???? Should I just check out the public health listings in my state?? That is a dream job, and my GOD....I mean, I can barely type....I have an ASN, two years in critical...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. what area of nursing is 9-5, no w/e and whats the pay like? NY
    Probably because many nursing programs assure you that such jobs exist, knowing they are the extreme few. Did you think nursing school actually tells the truth about the nursing profession? No one...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Case management interview, what to highlight?
    I had my interview today, and I don't think it went very well. I had memorized various stories I could relate to questions...a time I worked in a team, a time I had a difficult patient, how I...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  17. Case management interview, what to highlight?
    I'm so excited because I just learned I'll be getting an interview for an RN case management position I applied for. A friend of mine works in the department and referred me to the job, and after I...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  18. Questions about healthcare administration
    Forgot to say, Esme12, that I'm open to getting the MHA that is being offered at the college I'm attending. I'm talking to my advisor tomorrow to get a better idea of what I want to do, but heading...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  19. Questions about healthcare administration
    Yes, Elkpark, I would like to remove myself entirely from nursing at this point, but not really from healthcare...however, I don't want to remove myself from being employable! I'm trying to figure...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  20. Questions about healthcare administration
    Esme12, then I have a lot more investigating to do. I guess in regards to the communication I was thinking of the last DON and LTC Administrator I had and how they seldom paid any attention to the...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  21. Questions about healthcare administration
    I'm an ADN preparing to get my Bachelor's degree. I have three years experience in healthcare, two in critical care and one in long term care. I have found the bedside nursing experience is not where...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  22. NPs practicing as DRs
    I agree, but I am worried about one aspect: the cost of getting a DNP. I agree that striving for top-level education and clinical experience will only improve the field of nursing, but I worry how in...
    Mar 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. NPs practicing as DRs
    May 11, '11 by studentdrtobe I'm actually a medical student in my clinical years currently and, to be honest, a lot of this disrespect (at least in my experience and those of my close...
    Mar 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. NPs practicing as DRs
    There are differences between being a Doctor of Medicine and a Doctor of Nursing. They are two different focuses in healing, though certainly they overlap in quite often. Although this is certainly...
    Mar 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Nurse practitioner's pay?
    Been doing some research on Indeed.com. It states that nurse practitioners in Alabama make 6% higher pay than the national average, and gives a number of 98,000 for a geriatric adult NP. Is this a...
    Mar 9, '12
    Forum: Alabama Nursing


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