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  1. C = Degrees
    I think the original poster's point is not about the competence of those who make certain grades. Everyone can debate the book knowledge versus real world knowledge. I think her point is to recognize...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  2. Hospitals Providing More Time for Nurses to Spend with Patients
    I worked one memorable shift in true team nursing. One RN (me), one LPN (my work best friend), and a CNA (decent one). LPN and I had floated to this med/surg floor, got assigned one of the regular...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. You aren't imagining this . . . "RNs Are Delaying Retirement. . . "
    Thank you for helping me read this better! I work with a couple of nurses who intended to retire 2-3 years ago but haven't been able to financially swing it.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. You aren't imagining this . . . "RNs Are Delaying Retirement. . . "
    It's now been researched and proven! Many more nurses (24% versus 9% in the 70s-80s) are still working at age 69. This has contributed to the peak numbers of RNs greatly surpassing predictions...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. RN to BSN online -shortest time/cost
    I'm pretty sure the program is available to out-of-State students. I will add that from what I've heard from fellow nurses that have been shopping RN to BSN programs that UTA can have some really...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  6. RN to BSN online -shortest time/cost
    WGU has to enter the conversation if you want fast/inexpensive. I didn't go that way, but several posters here on AN have discussed how the motivated student can complete their program in 6 months. ...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  7. Excelsior College RN to BSN
    True, hardly anyone takes 8 weeks to finish Info Lit, but it doesn't matter as you can't start any other online courses until that 8 weeks has past and the grade posted.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  8. Excelsior College RN to BSN
    Let me copy/paste a response I gave to this same kind of inquiry back in May. I finished up last December. I just finished the Excelsior RN to BSN program a few months ago. I did not attend...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  9. Have you had to be swabbed/cultured?
    Only once ever, for MRSA. . . after a prolonged outbreak. Each individual employee got their results and the unit never told us if anyone tested positive. None of the employees ever copped to...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Considering BSN-PhD program
    I am following your thread to see what other responses are. I have been accepted to the BSN to PhD program at UTMB in Galveston though I don't start orientation for a few more weeks. In the...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  11. Hospitals Providing More Time for Nurses to Spend with Patients
    I do hope they really are aiming for simply increasing the time at the bedside while at the same time decreasing the time involved in other tasks . . . And most importantly not increasing patient...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. RNC-NIC/CCRN
    Your current sources look like great ones. I would just add that regarding the Core Curriculum, I preferred to use the book that look just like it but that is the "Certification and Core Review". ...
    Jul 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. English 201
    The previous poster gives the best advice; always check with EC first about outside courses. When I went through you could take Information Literacy through Penn Foster and I recommended it several...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  14. Colorado teen pregnancy rate drops 40% in 4 years
    So for a $23 million dollar investment the State of Colorado saved $42 million in one year alone? That would be serious return on investment even if the State had funded the whole thing!
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Poor RN professional conduct
    Okay, from a remarkably un-bitter 21+ year RN (11+ in NICU); maybe not mind your own business but rather, use more effective techniques with your coworkers. I believe the only message your...
    Jul 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. What would you do if you got overpaid?
    This!! I would be shocked to ever get two pay checks that were exactly the same. There's quite a bit of variation based on how many weekend, holiday, night, evening hours are included. If my paycheck...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What would you do if you got overpaid?
    I don't double check every pay check for accuracy. Those fellow employees who do are always finding discrepancies in the employee's favor. I described earlier but feel it bears repeating. I did...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. A nurse who doesn't breastfeed
    I dislike the way "bottlefeeding" has become a euphemism for feeding infants cow milk. Calling it "bottlefeeding" isn't exact and normalizes when we feed milk to infants that comes from a very...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Can workers talk about pay? Yes!!
    This came as a shock to me and I've been an employee since 1989! Apparently this is not a new law (1935 I believe) and it protects worker's ability to discuss their compensation. The NLRA...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. The beauty of nursing : midweek camping, hiking, boating, skiing, no crowds!
    I usually work my 12s over the weekend which has it's negatives is sure (the hefty diffs really take the sting away though). As it turns out I was off one night last weekend and called up some...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Infant Driven Feeding
    With the cue based feeding where I work, whereas there is a performance score for the infant, it does not affect their ability to nipple the next time. This would be a true improvement. As things are...
    Jun 25
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Thanks,  guys.
    Not my baby, don't know the kid, just found him on google images.
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. The car seat test
    We don't check installation in the car but I would worry about the liability of not doing a car seat test. It is recommended for all infants by the American Academy of Pediatrics for infants born...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Breast pumping in an ICU
    I'm cutting this particular poster a break due my assumption of him being male (male symbol by his screen name) and understanding that males in healthcare must tread carefully around anything female...
    Jun 22
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Breast pumping in an ICU
    As I said; I'm sure they exist, but the probability is low that this incident occurred in one of those rooms or surely the OP would have mentioned this very salient detail.
    Jun 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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