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  1. CSUDH MSN/FNP fall 2013
    That sounds like too much for there to be no type of guarantee
    Mar 18
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  2. Would you take this job?
    Sounds good to me. I'd take it.
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Raises after annual review where you work
    We get 2-4%. Seems like everyone I spoke with got 2%.
    Feb 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. CSUDH MSN/FNP fall 2013
    I've just signed up to take 1 MSN course this spring at csudh. I'm not enrolled in a degree program yet. I was considering the fnp program but can't find much info about it. I'll post any info I find...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  5. P/T & O/T Assistant
    Yes, I'm always seeing jobs for pt/ot assistants. These are mainly for home health positions but I've never personally seen any in the hospital. Maybe they mainly work in home health and rehab...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Every hour IV medication
    Well if the doctors are refusing to follow policy I'm sure the medical director or whoever is in charge of them can enforce it.
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Every hour IV medication
    I don't know if my hospital has a policy on it but if yours does just call the doc...explain the situation and "per policy" the pt should be on a pca.
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Commute
    For my dream job I would give it a try. Worst thing is it wasn't a good decision and you can just try something else. I know someone who drove 3 hrs twice a week for 2 yrs for a job, not even her...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Bedside Nurse Practitioners
    Interesting idea but it seems like there could be some kind of conflict of interest with being the primary nurse and diagnosing, treating, and prescribing treatments as the primary provider as well....
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  10. Review for RNs
    What kind of position do you currently hold? I would say get a good physical assessment book. As a new grad I used Bates Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking by Lynn Bickley. I...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Answer Your Phones! Love, Tele.
    This is definitely a system issue. Maybe you should find out how to go about making changes to the policy; something that works for the MTs, RNs, and pts. Our phone system sends an alert alarm...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Co-worker asked how much I make an hour
    I agree with you in a perfect world but I honestly believe if ppl start poking and discussing pay and going management about unfair pay they would find ways to slowly get rid of us for rocky the...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Co-worker asked how much I make an hour
    Next time don't answer if you feel uncomfortable with sharing. Discussing pay rates at work can cause a big fuss amongst employees. My facility is currently adjusting all the nurses pay rates bc the...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Do you think physicians could pass the NCLEX-RN?
    No I don't, but they are trained to think a diff way. Even in real world nursing we don't do things the way nclex says is the best.
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Charting..... HELP!
    Is this paper charting? I used to have the hardest time with my narrative bc some ppl would write an entire page. I always felt like I was double charting. Then I found out we were supposed to be...
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Interesting or Different Anatomy:What have you encountered?
    Oh wow, interesting
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nurse Tech and first patient fall. Worried about being fired.
    I work on a surgical floor and we have had so many falls lately. Some were with injuries. One ended in a woman in her 30s ending up in a coma. We can no longer leave anyone unassisted in the bathroom...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Physicians Who Don't Do Assessments
    Not sure what kind of facility you work in but I've worked at many diff hospitals and this seems to be the norm with the majority of docs I've encountered. Now with computer charting some docs will...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Signing your title in everyday signature
    Just curious...those of you who have a habit of putting RN after your sig, do you mainly have paper charting at your job? I rarely even sign my name at work. Everything is computerized. I may...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nursing School Lawsuit
    If it was Hesi or ati, I wonder how many chances they had to pass. We took Hesi and in my opinion it was hard. We were allowed 2 times to take it before graduation. If you did not pass it, you were...
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. New graduate nurse...desired salary??
    I usually put negotiable.
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Stinkin', Rotten attitude!
    I work nights, so mine goes a little like this. 1-go home, have some OJ 2-go home, have a mimosa 3-stop at the nearest bar, have several mimosas with no OJ!
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Family Complaint... Why am I so bothered by this?
    You did nothing wrong. Same exact thing happened to me. Pt was in some pain, offered pain med several times, kept reassessing pain, pt kept refusing. Family member who was a nurse showed up and went...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Best option to boost my GPA
    I've never thought about anything like it. I'll look into it.
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  25. low GPA, any hope for NP?
    Which programs would you recommend in CA? I'm in southern Ca currently researching programs and also considering a distance learning program but my gpa is low. Just trying to figure out what my...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing


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