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  1. Towson nursing admission fall'14
    I was wait listed for the main campus program for about 2 weeks. Some others in my class had initially been wait listed too. I'm not sure how long the list is or the process for getting off of it...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  2. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    In the last hospital I worked, we were scheduled for 12h hours 3x/week. It was 72h/pay period. We were only paid overtime if we exceeded 40h/week, so if we worked an extra "12", the first 4 hours...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Night shift help
    I could have sworn I already commented on this! I work 11-7, M-F. T-F, I sleep from 8/9am-3:30pm. Saturdays I sleep from 8/9am to as late as 5pm, but then I'm back in bed by 12mn. Sunday it's up...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Chart checks: who is ultimately responsible for new orders?
    Okay, I work nights as the supervisor at a nursing home. We are having a major problem with orders being missing due to not being transcribed/faxed to pharmacy/clarification needed. I know it is...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How to get a CNA Instructor job
    Yeah where exactly does one find "Train the Trainer" classes in MD? I feel like you have to go digging and even then, they're few and far between!
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. is there a chemistry equivilent for nursing pre-req?
    I am honestly really surprised to hear that there are nursing programs out there that don't require chemistry as a prerequisite for A&P. I had to take college chem and general bio before I could...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Towson nursing admission fall'14
    TU Nursing alum (class of Spring 2009) chiming in! FYI, they were on spring break last week so that's probably why nothing went out last week. I don't think I got my admission letter until April,...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  8. Nurse!!!  Nuuuurrrrsssse!!!!
    I'm not ED but this is applicable. I was on my way down the hall, getting ready to leave this morning. I hear, "NURSE, NURSE!" come from a passing room and it *sounds* urgent. I scan the hallway...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. All medications to be given at least 4 hours before dialysis
    I work in a SNF/LTC but we have a fair amount of residents who receive hemodialysis. The corporate office was in our building recently and had us change medication administration times for all of...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. medication coming in inappropriate form for use
    I work in a SNF/LTC, but I hope this might be applicable across the board. We have many residents who receive crushed medications or medications via g-tube. If that's the case, we're supposed to...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. night shift supervisor to staff development/QA
    I'm suffocating in my role right now as house supervisor at night. I work at a skilled nursing/long term care facility of 136 beds. I love what I do, when I get the chance to do it. At least half the...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  12. anxiety depression and adhd have caused me to struggle to find my fit as a new nurse
    I'm not sure if you said in the OP whether or not you have sleep issues, but I find Melatonin to be helpful for me.
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  13. Just accepted Unit Manager Position with no LTC experience....
    I believe she's referring to IPN as "Intervention Project for Nurses" or something similar. It's like mandated substance abuse testing/counseling and they place restrictions on your license, like...
    Mar 17
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  14. PT fell... Now I'm paralyzed with fear
    If patients didn't fall all the time, we wouldn't have fall protocols and fall assessments and yellow skid-free socks and yellow stars and place high fall risk patients close to the nursing station...
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Nurses Notes plagiarism at work such a thing?
    There are just only so many ways to phrase things. For many of the long term residents at my facility, similar things apply throughout shifts for multiple residents. "A&Ox3. Verbal and responsive...
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. BG- 74,  would you give or held insulin?
    I *think* what OP is trying to get across is that a patient has a standing order for 5 units of insulin in addition to a sliding scale with parameters. I've had this issue before and yes, I have...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Hired on days, manager request to switch to night
    I make $32/hour but with taxes, FSA (max contribution), 401K and health insurance for myself and husband, it honestly doesn't come out way much more than your paycheck does, but I make do. Between...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. New Nurse Multiple med errors
    I mostly find myself handing out blood pressure meds, like Hydralazine or Dilatizem. And the pass time is actually 12MN. Sometimes the TID meds are ordered to be given at 12MN though, like...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. New Nurse Multiple med errors
    You work on nights and have 2 major med passes, right? 2300 and 0600? Sometimes it can be easy to miss a med if it's irregular (like the occasional 0200) but even if you just scan the Kardex and...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Crushing pills on long term care facilities
    There's a check-box on our admission orders for "may crush meds unless contraindicated or otherwise stated" that normally gets checked by nurses on default. We can also check a box for "send in...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. med error
    How did you document? Did you document that you held the med? Did someone else catch that you hadn't signed it off? Did someone say you were getting written up?
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Crushing pills on long term care facilities
    I work in LTC and the only Trazodone I've ever seen is indeed crushable. Most of the meds that aren't crushable will say XR/SR/LA, etc. but I agree with printing out a list of those which are...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Called the Nurse Manager
    If you only work somewhere for 2 weeks, what will you and that company gain? Heck, what would your dad gain? Sure you'd take the job he wanted, but how would he feel when you left it for your dream...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  24. Nursing students on medication
    I take serious offense that you say "real psychiatric disorder". What's your definition? I also doubt that anyone is being prescribed indefinite citalopram just willy nilly. Taking medication is...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Nursing students on medication
    Adderal is a substance that will likely show up as a stimulant on a drug test, but if the person has a prescription, that's not likely to be a problem or cause them to get thrown out of a program.
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety