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  1. Question About Change to DNP
    I am getting my master's but our program is in the works to phase out their MSN program and many others have followed suit. It is just a suggestion but basically it will eventually become mandated...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Online nursing school?
    you will always have clinicals that are pretty time consuming. most programs offer some of their nursing classes online but again the most time consuming thing is the clinicals. good luck.
    Jun 12
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  3. Fired 6 weeks into orientation
    That isn't why they fired you .......that is just the legal reason they gave. ...................sorry. I would try to figure out what really 'didn't' go right and for sure leave it off your resume.
    Jun 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Pregnancy and being a nurse
    I am 16 weeks pregnant ...it's not to bad. I make taking breaks a priority right now where before i would work through for patient's sake...... i occasionally still puke but i have some control and...
    Jun 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Filipino nurses emigrating to US
    we have 3 nurses that immigrated from the Philippines. They are very good nurses and they know their stuff.
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. how to get time off for an elective surgery?
    At our work place elective medical procedures have to be discussed with the manager before scheduling. for instance a co-worker needed bunion surgery and they had her wait until after summer to have...
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    That almost sounds like it could be construed as a form of discriminatory practice. would they do that if you were a man and were married? where i work now in three years i have been there no one...
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Au pair with full time RN job?
    We are thinking of getting an Au pair for our 4 children.....but I believe that is a federal rule for the 10 hours. Its been on every site i have looked on. I'm married so it's not a huge deal for...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Do "PTO" systems seem like a scam to you?
    4 months a year I can't take a vacation if i want to.....i have been there 3 years and am too low on the totem pole to actually get a vacation day. very frustrating. I like PTO ....but i am a girl...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. work and get a masters
    our's has to be completed in 7 years but is designed to be done in 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years.
    Apr 11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  11. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    People ALWAYS volunteer to be called off......but it's done by last call off date. (we have a policy but it literally hasn't been done in 5 years)
    Apr 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    8 / 80 ...totally legal. you sign an acknowledgment agreeing to it.
    Apr 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Burned Bridges
    I think you have some good self reflection going on. Reacting in the moment isn't working for you. you have to find a new strategy. That doesn't mean you have to let people step all over you, but...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Why am I staying so late after shift ends while others leave on time?
    1st off your new! cut yourself a little slack. even a seasoned nurse takes some time to get their bearings when they come into a new floor. When i first started I felt so stressed and there were...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. $11/hr as a registered nurse
    i wouldn't do it for 11 or even 15 dollars and hour....... Not only do i work very hard I am in a high risk job for being exposed to illness and disease, back injuries and violence............I...
    Jan 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location = Madison, Wi Pay rate = 34 dollars and hour base pay In which area / specialty do you work? = medical/surgical What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN BSN since...
    Jan 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Just wondering if other hospitals are doing this….
    Our hospital switched to it in november..............and has already switched back. (they also increased patient and CNA loads which hasn't switched back.....) There are a lot of hard feelings all...
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Swabcaps
    We trialed them but we used them to clean the ports not to actually cap off the fluids I would only use a steril cap for that. They gost 20 cents a use and i was not convinced that that they were...
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. No more phlebotomist in the hospital?!
    If less phlebotomy, they certainly aren't going to pay for me which is 3 times their average wage where i work.
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. No more phlebotomist in the hospital?!
    WE never do our own EKGs, they just got rid of the night shift ekg team and they trained the RT team to do them. WE have never done our own lab draws or nebs. but have always started our own...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. JP Drains and blood exposure
    I have gotten on my face but thankfully not my eye. What i have done to change my practices i open an alcohol swap and cover the lid somewhat while i open it away from me. Has not happened since.
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Does going to a "top-rated" nursing school really make a difference?
    Every one kind of thinks they went to a 'top -rated' nursing program. It honestly makes no difference..... doesn't mean that it might not mean something to you... go where you want. Personally i am...
    Dec 25, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. You think the "Nursing Glut" is bad now?
    Vouching and being supported by research are two very different things. and while i don't wish to start a debate ....the research does say there is a difference.
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. My patient had HIV and the flu but wore mask incorrectly
    no............HIV is blood borne so unless he is spewing a massive amount of blood laden saliva directly onto an open wound or in your mouth your probably fine.......and even then your risk would be...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. friend in trouble... looking for your thoughts
    yikes, there has to have been a huge difference in the amount of narcotics she was giving. i have Never heard of that happening. wondering if a co-worker reported a suspicion?
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery


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