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  1. Role of huc/unit secretary
    The good news is this meeting has come and gone. I think we are on the road to bring everyone at my facility out of the dark ages.
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Role of huc/unit secretary
    They are very afraid of change, very timid, very submissive. I'm trying really hard to be positive here. =) Perhaps you can imagine where I'm coming from. Small hospital politics.
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Role of huc/unit secretary
    I'm really not talking about staffing by acuity. That's something different all together. I'm having a really hard time accepting that staffing assignments are clerical. Perhaps I'm completely...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. When an employer asks 'what's the lowest wage you are willing to accept'...
    LTC typically pays more than hospital in my experience. In my area, new grads hire at $19/hr. I'm in the south. Cost of living in way low. For LTC they hire around $21/hr. Pay scale goes up for...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  5. Role of huc/unit secretary
    We really don't have a policy that spells this out. But, if the BON can't spell it out, then I wouldn't expect the hospital to. I am a charge. I do not delegate the task. The HUC has been...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. February 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    The true meaning of up with assist x 1
    Feb 21
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  7. February 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Up with assist x 1. (;
    Feb 21
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  8. My Poor Legs!
    I'm glad you brought this up. Great advice here on a topic that everyone should pay attention to even if they aren't having leg pain....yet. I'm 33, and I have spider veins. My legs have always...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. What age did you complete your BSN or ASN?
    ASN 31 BSN- to be announced MSN-to be announced
    Feb 21
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. Role of huc/unit secretary
    What I have found from my BON: 1.) Generalized opinion regarding delegation which includes questions to answer before you delegate. 2.)Decision making tree for delegation to the UAP. Utilizing...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Support for ADN's required to secure their BSN lacking
    Market forces aren't calling for BSN in my area. Anyone who managed to practice nursing for 30 years on an ADN, and is still able to do so to date, probably isn't going to face unemployment at this...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Role of huc/unit secretary
    I'm all over the nursing side. I've got stacks of information on that. It is a cut and dry issue from that side, and in my perspective. I am just grasping at straws to find mention of UAP's in the...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Support for ADN's required to secure their BSN lacking
    Individuals, like myself, did do what we needed to do, which was attend and complete and approved nursing program, and all other terms deemed necessary by our respective states to sit for boards. The...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Role of huc/unit secretary
    I have spent a great deal of time sifting through the ANA, as well as my state association and BON, looking for something that addresses the role of the HUC/UNIT SECRATARY. I am preparing to address...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. back up of blood into picc line..
    I wouldn't beat myself up. The ED probably just flushed the line and sent the patient back. Things happen.
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Absolutely ridiculous... You can keep your 4 hours
    I hate our call policy. If you are called off, you are on call all day. SO you belong to the hospital, but don't get paid...unless you count the $2/hr you get....yeah that's right....$2/hr
    Feb 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Nursing Needs To Get Back In The Hospitals
    I teach nursing students everything I can when they spend the day on our unit. I make it a priority.
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nursing Needs To Get Back In The Hospitals
    Nursing school is a huge rip off because its geared at making money for the college and those who sell NCLEX geared curriculum. Honestly, I found NCLEX to be rather ridiculous. Nursing school was...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Assignment of breaks and lunches
    And our policy book....well it might as well be empty. There's nothing in it! Wanna know what the facility policy is on something, just make one up and go with it! Yes, this is a true story. This...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  20. Assignment of breaks and lunches
    Oh, and we have a HUC who plays charge nurse. Gives orders to clinical staff, and tries to make pt assignments, and police nursing care. Yeah, its quite a huge disaster.
    Feb 8
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  21. Assignment of breaks and lunches
    Don't let the sound fool you. What I failed to add was that half the staff usually calls in. So we over staff in hopes that we will end up with what we need. And of the staff that shows, they are...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  22. Assignment of breaks and lunches
    I have proposed this plan as well. I love that idea.
    Feb 8
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  23. Who should make patient assignments??
    Thanks for all your responses. I really appreciate them. Sometimes, we are made to feel like we are crazy, that our requests are unwarranted. I plan to address my concerns with a superior. It...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Who should make patient assignments??
    Yes, it really has happened. The nurse manager is Laissez-Faire....and busy playing Candy Crush. People constantly complain, and nothing ever really gets done. Its every man for himself out on the...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location- KY Pay rate- $20.08/hr base pay In which area / specialty do you work? med-surg What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)?RN What type of degree and/or certification...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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