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  1. Bedside Shift Report
    Hate it. With a passion. 5-6 pts? Nope, 7. We are also supposed to be doing bedside reporting. If we actually did it? In reality it would be almost 8 before night shift left and I got started. ...
    Feb 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: East Tennessee Pay rate: 18.10 In which area / specialty do you work? Med Surge What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN What type of degree and/or certification...
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What's the nurse-patient ratio in your unit?
    I work a busy med surge floor and our ratio is 7:1.
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Please explain this concept to me!
    I agree, lol, but I am still confused HOW it happened. I had a second nurse verify the settings after this happend to see if I had it programmed wrong. I didn't. So, if I had it programmed...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Please explain this concept to me!
    I am a new grad in orientation and I am confused. I have run across an issue with IVPB running too fast and it was explained to me that if the primary is set faster than the IVPB then the pump will...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Advice please!
    I had to double check to see if I had actually posted this!!! I promise you, you aren't alone. I am only 8 weeks in, with 3 weeks of orientation left though. We have 7 pts also. I run the entire...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Not sure about this setup at all
    HouTx, I want to clarify my post. When I said CNA duties, I meant those duties that the CNA does, as a CNA. I fully understand that MY job title includes those duties as part of patient care (and...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Not sure about this setup at all
    Well, each CNA has 14 patients a piece, so they are doing vitals, ambulation assists to bathroom, etc and answering the other 100 pages. It's not that they aren't busy, it's that we need a third...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Not sure about this setup at all
    I am a new nurse (Dec 2012) and am 5 weeks into my first job. Let me say, I am under no false illusions nor am I delusional. I knew exactly what to expect as far as nursing stuff that everyone...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. New Grads, How much do you work?
    Graduated Dec 2012, passed NCLEX Jan 17th, started orientation Feb 18th. 72 hrs per paycheck out of the gate (6 12's). After orientation I'll be working 84 hrs per paycheck. With 45 minute commute...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. New nurse-never heard of this
    UPDATE: I was correct about this position. It basically is a part time job, with full time hours most of the time, and no benefits, and it is labeled PRN. However, lucky for me, 2 days after I...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. Your Starting Salary?
    New Grad Dec 2012. Just hired 18.10 days, $3 for nights, $3 for weekends. Knoxville area. Wow-sad! :crying2:
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. New nurse-never heard of this
    I think you are probably correct. I think I may have the 2 positions confused in my mind and I was actually offered a part time job with possible full time hrs and no benefits, lol. The day shift...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. New nurse-never heard of this
    Yes, I don't qualify for the extra amount that PRN usually pays because I have no experience. As far as OT, night and weekend differentials, yes, I will be paid all of those. Base pay for new grads...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. New nurse-never heard of this
    Thats my understand too-prn is higher hrly pay. But, I was told that as a new grad w/no experience, I don't qualify for that additional hrly pay. Im starting to wonder if I didn't misunderstand and...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. New nurse-never heard of this
    No, there are no benefits, she told me that in the interview. I am fine with that, as I have insurance and other bennies through my husband. I know the hours are basically set. What it sounds like...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. New nurse-never heard of this
    I was told that I would absolutely receive new grad orientation of 12 weeks. This is also a med surge floor-only possible float is to a floor that receives our overflow sometimes. And this is a...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. New nurse-never heard of this
    Hi all, I am a Dec 2012 grad on the job hunt. I am only persuing day shift (for many reasons) and know that it's almost impossible to land one. I recently interviewed for a job and was told it was...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. Passed NCLEX Without Review Course
    Congratulations! And I totally agree! I wasn't about to put out another $400 for a review class 2 weeks after I graduated. I signed up for the 3 week NCSBN course, paid $35 for Saunders...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. NCBSN NCLEX Review: Am I getting ripped off?
    Your only real choice is IE. I have mozilla and everything will load except the lessons. I opened a browser in IE and it took a minute, but it does open.
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Graduation!!!
    Me me me!!!! 91 days an counting now. Can't believe it's almost over and I will acutally be an RN!! Congratulations to us!!!! :nurse:
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Walters State Community College?
    Hi! I will graduate from Walters State CC Nursing program in December. I can tell you that I love it. Every clinical site that I have been at has thought very highly of WS students. All of the...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  23. to drop or not to drop
    Just a helpful hint from someone who has taken the RODP a&p I and II-study the powerpoints. Heavily. Most of the test questions come from there. Hope this helps!
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  24. Accel 2nd Degree RN/BSN at ETSU? or WSCC/King College?
    You're very welcome. Let us know what you decide to do!
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  25. Accel 2nd Degree RN/BSN at ETSU? or WSCC/King College?
    Sent you a PM!
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing


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