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  1. How do you treat your nursing students?
    In my ASN program when the OB clinical rotation came around the instructor told us that on that floor we were not allowed to give meds and only limited patient care. We could only observe procedures...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Moving to CT. Any new grad jobs?
    @wannabe- I sent you a PM
    Nov 5
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  3. St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Salary?
    The nurses are not union. the starting salary is $28-31. the pay is every 2 weeks,32 hours is considered full time :)
    Nov 5
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  4. What happened?
    just when you get used to it, guess what...it will change again :)
    Nov 5
    Forum: Site Feedback
  5. RN-BSN and ADN-BSN Easy?
    I took a year off to work and I'm glad I did. I learn more by doing so to be able to practice skills and learn meds for that time was very important and a very good foundation. Then believe it or...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. Do you wear jewelry to work?
    stud earrings, watch, wedding rings, and a cross necklace that everyone admires
    Oct 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurse-Patient Ratios
    Type of unit: M/S observation unit Ratio: all 3 shifts 1:4 Supportive staff: 1 aid for 12 patients Charge nurse: yes, it is one of the 3 staff RN's and a unit supervisor I personally do...
    Oct 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nursing School Won't Teach You These Things (Part 2)
    #8 I disagree with, I come to work to work! period. Socialize on your own time. If that were my relative and they had to wait for 20 minutes to use the bathroom because your too busy catching...
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Is this crazy?  Nurse to Pt. ratio
    The most patients I've ever had was 30 and I think that was pushing it. 72 that's insane, even though you are only passing meds to 20 pts, you are still responsible for the 72.
    Oct 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    Highlander was able to make it up my gravel driveway (400ft from street). I don't worry about getting stuck anymore. I live in Ct
    Oct 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Charge Nurse?
    It's a slippery slop. There are loopholes in SNF/LTC facilities. I was working at one place that had 60 beds, one side had 30 beds and an LPN, the other side had 30 beds mixed rehab/LTC with an RN....
    Oct 19
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. No call No show but
    I have been told that everyone needs to talk to an actual person, don't just leave a message on nursing services answering machine. I have also gone as far as calling the floor that I work on to tell...
    Oct 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    Everyone seems to saying the same thing " this doesn't look good for the hospital". REALLY?!!! Screw the hospital... How about she shouldn't be talking to any human being that way! We won't change...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location Connecticut Pay rate $30/hr base In which area / specialty do you work? med/surg Observation unit What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN What type of degree and/or...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Hating Med-Surg
    A nurse friend of mine was hired on the hospital psych unit right out of school...did not do med/surg:up:
    Oct 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Feeling like a failure
    I learn to same way, I have a little note book and I will write down step by step instructions for charting certain things that I don't do that often. Once I have it down it's no longer needed. All...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I passed the Nclex the second time.
    I didn't pass mine the first time either. You'd be surprised at how many people including instructors did not pass the first time. When I didn't pass I ran into a professor and she asked how I did...
    Sep 26
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. You did not just do that?!
    One nurse was precepting another when giving medications, the new one drops an uncapped syringe with insulin on the floor, the other nurse tells her to just wipe off the needle with alcohol wipe and...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Kindred hospital in Chicago or nursing home?
    Go for it, get some experience in med surg and if you don't like it at that hospital transfer to another hospital- which should be easier because then you would have had some experience or you can...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. PTSD as a result of nursing clinicals?
    I also had 2 clinical instructors from HELL!!! here's the kicker...I work at the same hospital that I had clinicals, thank God I had 2 jobs elsewhere to be able to practice my skills and to build up...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Considering a move to acute care from LTC..but confidence is simply shot
    I graduated in May 2012 and I took the first job that was offered to me and it was sub-acute care rehab. It was the best experience that I could have gotten, I am very grateful to have had that...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. IV Infusion/ question
    Bingo!! We have a winner.....ABT is antibiotic, I learned ABT although I have seen it ABX too:yes:
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. get fired?
    This really says it all. Example:When you right a nurses note and you say that the patient had a 7/10 for pain, you should always follow that up with what you did about that patients pain. Well this...
    Sep 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. IV Infusion/ question
    In the hospital that I work (and when I worked in SNF) we would always try to leave some in the tubing so the next nurse doesn't have to prime the tubing again, just a consideration for the next...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. I. Just. Can't....
    This is so true... it reminds that anger comes from fear or pain. Anger at the illness/disease and fear of the end/death
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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