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  1. RN Coder
    I am looking to leave bedside nursing due to recent medical issues, and am interested in coding. Are there any RN coders out there who could give me some info on how to get started, where to study,...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. How do they rotate your days off?
    every 3rd week i get a weekend off. usually i work 3 or 4 days on, with 1 or 2 days off (8 hour shifts), and it keeps rotating that way each week.
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Other nurses signing my initials
    Vanillanut, the problem is I'm not sure who signed those initials. My DON is known to do whatever it takes to make herself look good, maybe it was her. Or it could have even been medical records, as...
    Apr 8, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Other nurses signing my initials
    I'm more than aware of how to legally sign a MAR, and document why a med wasn't given.
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Other nurses signing my initials
    thank you!
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Other nurses signing my initials
    I agree, it has become harsh here. thank you for your response.
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Other nurses signing my initials
    Good idea. I do check my MAR at the end of every med pass. Like I said, I'm usually 100% with it (with my special pen), but I had 2 emergencies that night where I had to call 911, and it happened, in...
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Other nurses signing my initials
    So none of you have ever forgotten to sign for a med in the MAR? I understand where you're coming from and agree completely. While I feel management isn't on my side, the usual protocol is that...
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Other nurses signing my initials
    Today as I was doing my med pass I noticed 2 separate spaces where someone had filled in my initials for the previous day's meds on the MAR. Isn't this illegal? I'm usually on top of the MAR, as...
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Idaho ADN interested in CA jobs
    i moved from Idaho back to the bay area as an ADN RN. i was lucky enough to find a job at a skilled nursing rehab facility (after 3 months of searching), but i've been "stuck" here for almost 2...
    Mar 25, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  11. If you could do it all over.....
    I would choose another profession if I could go back in time. I'm also in my 20's and am already burned out. I feel sad saying that, but it's how I feel at this point in time. I hope that changes...
    Jan 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. any nurses have SVT or IST?
    I was just recently diagnosed with IST. My heart rate was in the 160s at times (after wearing a holter monitor). I'm now on Coreg 3.125mg BID. But i still experience palpitations and have had a few...
    Jan 10, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. meds late from pharmacy
    Our policy is that we must give it within 4 hours of receiving the order. We have an e-kit with most common atb's. Sometimes it is 2 days before the pharmacy delivers the meds. I can't imagine...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Ten Statistics About Compensation of RNs
    I'm also in California and underpaid. The statistics for hospitals here is about right though.
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences...FHCHS RN-BSN
    I'm starting this August (RN-BSN) as well. I've read a ton of good reviews, so you have to take it all with a grain of salt I think. The only issue I have right now is finding out why some credits...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  16. Is this common?
    i have a pt right now whose sliding scale starts at 70 (70-100, 2 units).
    Jun 12, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. How Many Residents Do You Care For On Your Unit?
    49 residents total, and i care for 20-25 on my shift.
    Jun 1, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Good Laptop for Nursing school
    i switched from an HP to a Macbook 2 years ago and haven't looked back.
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. IV Refresher Course
    thank you for the suggestions akj777, and everyone else :) unfortunately i work at a small rehab facility (thank you CA for closing all the hospitals for us new grads..), i've been there for 10...
    Apr 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. IV Refresher Course
    Recently me and a few other RN's at my facility have been having bad luck when it comes to starting IV's. We usually end up having to call an IV nurse in. We recognize that we need a refresher...
    Apr 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How do you build confidence as a nurse?
    i agree with the above. i've been an RN for 9 months, and it definitely takes time and experience. be as hands on as you can.
    Mar 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Post LTC Open RN positions-East Bay and South Bay/NorCal
    i would find a list or LTC's in your city/area, print out resumes, dress up, and go there in person to apply and introduce yourself. even if they're not hiring, put in your resume because LTC's tend...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Do you actually memorize all pts meds?
    i remember the familiar patients.. ones i've had for a month at least. i float between stations so it really does help me to remember a lot of the patient's meds. but i always double check before i...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. The Line Up... In The Hallway?
    it's also important to note that a lot of patients who we do make a priority and make them comfortable in their rooms after dinner, often get agitated, and we have to bring them back out for safety...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Clinic Nursing
    Feb 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice

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