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  1. Charge RN with charge RN pay
    You are not responsible for what other RNs do in their practice. If another nurse steals a Vicodin, hits a patient, or commits a *serious* med error - that's not on you or your license.
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    Sounds like they needed a better attorney.
    Jul 30
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    New nurses like to talk a lot about risk to their license. Trust me, the risk to to your license is almost non-existent. 50 is acceptable on 11 PM - 7 AM, but I would have a problem with it on...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Charge RN with charge RN pay
    Since when is doing charge on your own unit a float? Bizarre.
    Jul 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. progress notes
    Sound like your PCS/EMR needs to go. And who are these doctors who read nurses notes anyway? Don't you all talk?
    Jul 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. progress notes
    That sounds like a double charting waste of time to me.
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. progress notes
    "summoned to room by call bell, pt found in left lateral position, desires extra pillow. Pillow obtained from linen closet, pt placed it between her knees. Denies any additional concerns/complaints,...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Cardiac Stepdown unit 5:1 patient ratio...is this normal???
    I know this is an old post - but O My. F*** that S***
    Jul 26
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. Cardiac Stepdown unit 5:1 patient ratio...is this normal???
    I'm sure this nurse had the exit interview as she posted 3 years ago ;)
    Jul 26
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. "Which job" advice from exp. nurses
    The pay at hospital A is a joke. Trauma/teaching hospitals are not necessarily good or all they are cracked up to be.
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. If hospitals require 85% BSN...
    I'm not sure we're at the point of ADNs being obsolete - as evidenced by the massive number of ADN programs and ADN graduates that get churned out every year. The type of setting and type of...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. ECCO tips
    You can run the modules while you take the tests. This has been acceptable at every place I've worked. And no, you're not eligible for CCRN, and no ECCO is not going to leave you prepared for it.
    Jul 26
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Destroyed by previous experience. Should I try nursing again?
    I think you should getting a CNA certification and maybe working some PT or PRN in that role and see how you do.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    Maybe she just doesn't have the energy to deal with 35 kids after 30 years of aging and career burnout.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    I agree to an extent, but why does the JC seem more concerned with saline flushes in the pocket than issues like nurse:patient ratios?
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is Bedside Nursing Really for me?
    Even if you don't get a traditional "bedside" job after graduation, the fact is that if you're new you're going to be dealing with patients. The best way to avoid "drama" is to keep your mouth shut...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    The female patient who refused the assessment... Do they have the right to refuse? Sure. Well, those are usually the types who are first to sue if something goes wrong. You just can't win.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Bsn programs are harder than Adn
    So you think you deserve more than an ADN nurse with a degree in biology or physiology? That's your right, but it's mine to think that's ridiculous.
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Bsn programs are harder than Adn
    If you don't think you're smarter, then help me understand why you think you should be paid more for doing the same job with the same license?
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Bsn programs are harder than Adn
    I'm not sure why you're assuming that you're more or better educated than some ADN nurses. Do you really think you know more than say, an RN with an ADN and BS in biology? You really don't know...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Bsn programs are harder than Adn
    How do you know unless you've been through an ADN program yourself?
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    I get what you're saying, but I oriented on an ICU where I could count on less than one hand the number of nurses on that unit that *weren't* scumbags. The ICU I work now is completely different. ...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Per Diem vs On call...Position different from what was offered.
    Basically, your job sucks. Find something else that actually has hours.
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Why are hospital television documentaries okay?
    All of those people featured sign releases to appear, and certainly the hospital and perhaps even the participants are being financially compensated.
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New RN in Cardiac ICU... help!!!
    My suggestion: Keep your mouth shut and absorb as much as possible. Unfortunately a lot of ICU nurses have extreme ego - which only seems to increase the more acute/critical the patient population...
    Jul 7
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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