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  1. Commute 1 1/2 to work
    Just my $0.02, but "post acute" sounds like "sub acute" which sounds like "rehab" to me.
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Psych Nursing Interview for a new grad
    Know your psych meds, or at least a few from each classification (anxiolytics, antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, etc.). Be prepared for "scenario" questions - like "tell me about a...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Therapeutic Lying, Ethical? Or not?
    I don't consider it "therapeutic lying", but it is something that I do on a regular basis (probably why I don't consider it a lie). I call it "jumping on the boat". If it can't be verified (like in...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. First externship in a psych floor, what to focus on?
    Your school instructor was right. When I worked psych, the skill/task I performed the most was simple wound care. I can almost guarantee that you'll never see a trached patient on a psych unit,...
    May 27
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. HELP! 2nd Interview not so good....
    I'm not a new grad but it can seriously take at least a week for a decision to be made and sometimes even weeks! Monday was a holiday - do you think management was in the building to make plans...
    May 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Does drinking more water make you thirstier?
    This makes perfect sense! It's a little annoying though. Like, gee body, thanks for being happy but can't you just be happy for a bit without pushing for more?
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Does drinking more water make you thirstier?
    I agree with you on this! The worst part for me is that when you drink, you pee it out at some point, right?. Almost immediately after going to the bathroom, I get thirsty and drink my way to the...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. 6 1/2 weeks into first job, when to edit my resume
    Why wouldn't you have already added the RN job to your resume? If you were to get fired tomorrow, I assume you'd want to apply for another RN position and your current RN experience is relevant, no?...
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  9. Pediatric Home Health as a New Grad?
    What specialty is the position you were offered in the hospital?
    May 8
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Giving Report
    If they're long-term residents, I report changes such as falls, fluctuation in mental status, agitation and if any meds were held (wonky BP, resident refused, etc.) ABT is a big thing to pass on in...
    May 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. HELP! LTC clarification about charting and assessment
    The interviewer is not blowing smoke up your butt about who you have to chart on. We typically chart on new admissions Q shift x 3 days, Q shift for anyone on antibiotics, and then there's special...
    May 7
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Why Can't Spouses and Families Understand The NOC Schedule?
    DH is actually reallllly good about it. Right now he's working 8-5ish and I'm doing 11-7. I come home in the morning and cuddle a little bit before he gets up to go to work and I go to sleep for...
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Job I was offered has been re-posted
    I recently interviewed for an internal position within my company but in a sister facility as a nurse manager, a step up from my shift supervisor position. I received a verbal offer on Monday and...
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Advice for a new unit manager in LTC
    Hi. I'm currently a night shift supervisor at my facility but will be transferring to a sister facility within the next week and a half to act as a "DCD" (Director of Care Delivery)/unit manager. I...
    May 5
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  15. Common Nursing Procedures in Nursing Homes
    G-tube care, trach care, Foley care, ostomy care...all good places to start. :)
    Apr 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Is it difficult to obtain a job in LTC/SNF as a new grad?
    In my facility, most of our hires have been new grads. I was out of practice for over a year, walked in for an interview, and was sent for my pre-employment drug screen right after my interview. In...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Second interview - with the administrator (?!)
    Oops - should have been more specific. LTC unit manager position. I'm the 11-7 supervisor right now in a sister facility.
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  18. How do we educate the public on ways to afford medications?
    I actually don't think you even need to be a "member" to get your prescriptions filled at Costco. :)
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Things you tell newbies
    Everybody makes mistakes. Every other nurse in this building was once in your shoes as a new nurse. You cannot do everything! Staying until 2am does not mean you're a bad nurse, but please let me...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Second interview - with the administrator (?!)
    I went on a job interview yesterday and was supposed to hear back today about whether I was going to be hired or not. I spoke with HR earlier and he said the nurse manager had narrowed it down to...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  21. Protocol/ettiquette for interviewing at sister facility
    I work for a chain of nursing homes. I am currently the night shift supervisor and have been looking to a.) advance my position and b.) work a shift that isn't 11-7. My facility isn't hiring unit...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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