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  1. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    There is an employer preference in many areas whether for HR ease, social bias, institutional goals, or evidenced based. There IS a statistical preference for BSN nurses in the acute care setting...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. "You are now a stepdown nurse too"
    This is unit wide. This isn't an individual reassignment. It isn't floating, but an expansion of stepdown and shrinking of ICU.
    Apr 2
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. "You are now a stepdown nurse too"
    What would you, an ICU nurse, do if you were informed you now staff stepdown, so 3:1 no CNA, on regular basis?
    Mar 25
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. EMR and CPOE--is it really safer?
    RNs should not be entering orders for MDs. That is a form of transcription and a source of error that defeats the CPOE gains. It is only justifiable in an emergency. IT can set the computers...
    Mar 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. EMR and CPOE--is it really safer?
    There is incontrovertible evidence that CPOE with Decision Support drastically reduces errors on the order side both with erroneous orders, transcription error, and improper orders. It does NOT...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Why Do People Struggle With Math?
    My review of Common Core math is that it is a right brained teaching approach for a left brained subject aimed at reaching a minimum level of competency in students without a need to progress to...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Types of school accreditation - the guide!
    Your school has: state BON approval regional academic accreditation national nursing accreditation These are great things for your school to have! :)
    Mar 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Types of school accreditation - the guide!
    If your RN ADN program does not have ACEN (NLNAC's new name), you would have to complete an ACEN or CCNE accredited BSN program before VA could hire you.
    Mar 15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Laptop / Tablet / COW for electronic flowsheet?
    We have fixed workstations and are considering what to replace them with including drop-proof spill-proof tablets or laptops. With very small and crowded rooms, we are worried about the WOWs being...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. Laptop / Tablet / COW for electronic flowsheet?
    For those using electronic flowsheets in the ICU, I'm curious what people are using for access to electronic flowsheets, particularly when dealing with the crashing patient, admits, or...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. Diagnosed ADHD before nursing school. Will this disqualify me from joining the USAF?
    ^Homosexuality was a condition that was disqualifying.
    Mar 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Diagnosed ADHD before nursing school. Will this disqualify me from joining the USAF?
    I see no difference between what I was told to do and someone who "lied" about their sexual orientation before the military was forced to accept non-heterosexuals. The physician knew he almost...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Diagnosed ADHD before nursing school. Will this disqualify me from joining the USAF?
    Don't. tell. them. Ever. Period. There are negative implications for your career if you do, if they let you in. Military culture makes a lot of assumptions about adhd. Don't tell them you had...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Why do only soft topics appear on the front page? A SOLUTION
    You think my idea will ;) Perhaps I have misinterpreted that as a fearful and negative comment? Hardly worth accusations of insults... your post was not so negative as the poster who told me I...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Site Feedback
  15. Moving to Denver...1yr ICU exp ADN
    I know someone who has 5 years of experience in ICU, ED, and Flights, but because of their lack of BSN, they had more difficulty than one would expect finding the job of their choice (subspecialty)....
    Mar 7
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  16. FFP infusion
    These misconceptions about needing a 20ga or larger for blood products lead to practices of larger IVs, more IV start attempts, and sometimes, delay of PRBC administration. There are numerous studies...
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Why do only soft topics appear on the front page? A SOLUTION
    If I have a specific question and want to read articles, sure I can search. But we are talking about creating discussion and exposing good material, a different issue. If I want find a few good...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Site Feedback
  18. Why do only soft topics appear on the front page? A SOLUTION
    Really they don't have that opportunity because very little traffic has the chance to see that content. Very few people brows through the 50 sub forums. Therefor these posts never see enough traffic...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Site Feedback
  19. Why do only soft topics appear on the front page? A SOLUTION
    1. Admins reject articles all the time, or at least they have rejected mine. I wrote this thread as an article for general nursing. Why do some people like the idea of Admins choosing what is a good...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Site Feedback
  20. Why do only soft topics appear on the front page? A SOLUTION
    The front page has no clinical content because few users write articles. Most of the clinical discussion on this site is in threads where the poster didn’t select “article” from the drop down menu. ...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Site Feedback
  21. Why do only soft topics appear on the front page? A SOLUTION
    The point is that technical patient care, EBP, and nursing science content on this site already exists in the background. It is buried in sub-sub-sub forums where few see it. Worse, without exposure,...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Site Feedback
  22. Caring as Facade profession
    You can get into and even through school motivated by money and success, but you won't last long in the field unless the work suits your personality. Burnout and all that jazz...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. FNPs in the Hospital?
    If the Consensus Model will keep NPs out of positions for which they are qualified, then it is more a CRAPcensus.
    Mar 4
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Why do only soft topics appear on the front page? A SOLUTION
    THE PROBLEM: I read a lot of forums about the medical fields. Allnurses is strange to me. When I look at the front page, EVERY single article is a soft topic related to emotional, job-politics, or...
    Mar 4
    Forum: Site Feedback
  25. Distance learning and Colorado
    The local programs are having problems placing their students. No surprise that you as an individual fared worse. You might be too late. Colorado BON requires concurrent class and clinical for...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Colorado Nursing


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