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  1. Question for Capital Region RNs
    Of all the hospitals in the capital region, they pay the lowest. New grad pay is barely $20 plus diffs. Or was it $19? It's been a while. But they consider themselves a teaching hospital because...
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing
  2. Question for Capital Region RNs
    well, the program lasts approx 3 mos but they don't allow you time to actually get your feet wet before "trading" you off to different preceptors as their schedule (not your learning curve) permit. ...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing
  3. Question for Capital Region RNs
    Yes, AMC does take on new undergrads. They have a pretty elaborate orientation program and yes they offer 12 hour shifts, but no they are not unionized. I relocated for this place thinking it...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing
  4. I was just laid off
    Awwww Sue, keeping fingers n toes crossed that you will land a better job; hopefully this last interview is what you want and get!! :Hug: Chloe
    Jun 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Same post, different Specialty
    Hi All, I'm new to this specialty, but also been awhile since I've had time to get back on Allnurses.com. good to see you all again. I write today because I am seeing more and more post angio cath...
    May 26, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. Why are ampules stil used?
    Old post and yup, still using the lil sharp shooters. I dred having to pop one every time. And there are some shifts where I have serious pain seekers that are allowed a mg of dilaudid q 1h!!!! ...
    May 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Am I doing a post angio assessment correctly?
    Hi All, I'm new to this specialty, but also been awhile since I've had time to get back on Allnurses.com. good to see you all again. I write today because I am seeing more and more post angio cath...
    May 26, '09
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  8. Albany, NY
    Hiya SZ, first of all, welcome to upstate!! Gorgeous up here, esp this time of year. I grew up here and after checking out the south and even getting my BSN there, I chose to return here. That...
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: New York Nursing
  9. How's this for an new grad with an agency?
    Hiya G, not sure if you're upstate or in the city area, RN or LPN, but for comparison's sake, I recently quit a direct stint (non-agency) gig as a RN-BSN in a NH where I made all of a whopping...
    Oct 23, '08
    Forum: New York Nursing
  10. Nurse calls in because of herpes outbreak
    We had a CNA leave early because she began her period on the job and was only wearing a thong. The supervisor knew she wouldn't return once gone, so she gave her the day off. But the residents went...
    Aug 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Who do I turn to?
    Well...I did go to the DON. After I was called on the carpet on my 3rd day by the nurse educator and the ADON!! Such a rap they gave me about how I have to understand where the CNA's come from when...
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Is this reasonable or am I being a newbie?
    :yeahthat: I can attest to that. As well as add that it doesn't even cause the folks at my facility to wrinkle their noses. Cuz they know that they (and I mean the CNA's and the mgt kissing their...
    Jul 26, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Who do I turn to?
    I'm not all too convinced that I won't make it through the exit door before they boot me out. I hope on my exit from this facility, that I can make a difference in the residents' lives and quality of...
    Jul 24, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Who do I turn to?
    Well, I just got off a lengthy phone call with my ombudsman. She assured me that I'm doing the right thing as advocate for my residents and she tells me they are already investigating based upon...
    Jul 24, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Who do I turn to?
    Sad indeed Jolie. I'm sorry to hear of this. I've seen the Ombudsmen poster. I will be sure to call in to them tomorrow when I report back to work. After I re-read what I wrote, I realize I...
    Jul 24, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Who do I turn to?
    Good Morning y'all, what's the first step in blowing the whistle on my LTC facility? Who do I turn to? I keep hearing the fear in workers' voices each time they speak of "the state was here last...
    Jul 24, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Body pain as a new nurse?
    Valium for muscle stiffness???? Is your doc trying to get one over on you by trying to ease your anxiety in order to ease muscle pain? This doesn't sound right to me. Perhaps to allow you sleep,...
    Jul 7, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Why did I ever go into Nursing?
    I agree with the OP. LTC treats newbies like it's their territory. They might as well pee on the walls to mark it that way. I'm sick of it. All they do is complain and loudly at that! Then if I...
    Jul 3, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Why did I ever go into Nursing?
    WHOA!! let me understand this. you worked 6 hours overtime and the DON or Payroll hasn't stepped in yet to complain about THAT? That's just insane. I'm starting my new LTC position 7-3 this...
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. LPN supervisors
    Wow, guess it's all relative. Good thing your C.O.L. is so low. It used to be that way here too, but since moving back after my 10 year absence, I've noticed the C.O.L. here has risen, but the...
    Jun 19, '08
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  21. LPN supervisors
    LesMon, 13 Yrs experience and still under $20/hr???????????????????????????? SERIOUSLY?!?!?!? :eek: I don't understand this. Is this because your cost of living in Missouri is low? I'm...
    Jun 19, '08
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  22. An apology
    Let us not forget that there are people behind the titles. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect. No one is better than any other regardless of how many letters or what kind they have after...
    Jun 19, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. GN Orientation the good the bad the ugly
    Well said Lilywater. You said the things I've mentioned in my other posts when venting about my previous preceptors in my last job. Sure wish I knew how and who to speak up to about them. Glad...
    Jun 19, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Precepting new BSN grad/having trouble
    :yeahthat: I CONCUR!! Chloe RN-BSN, BA
    Jun 18, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Precepting new BSN grad/having trouble
    Charlee, you are sweet to say so. You make me want to hop a plane now and find you!! I'm afraid my experiences that so wracked my physical health have also mentally scarred me. Next week I'm...
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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