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  1. Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers?
    Yes it may be, but this can be true of any online class in any field. It is a design flaw, I'm not saying it is right, but cheating can't be proven in this format and the schools know this. They...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  2. ADN's being pushed out
    IRB? I'm afraid I don't know what that means. I have issues with the study because you won't be able to consistently replicate results without ALL states and hospitals following the same study...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. ADN's being pushed out
    Part of research is being able to replicate results under similar settings. I would like to see it done in a setting where the staff are not being told they participating in a research study. I have...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. ADN's being pushed out
    I have been a nurse for 28 years and the research has always shown that lower nurse to patient ratios deliver better patient outcomes. If I have 8-10 patients on a night shift I can only do what I...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers?
    I have a very old friend who is not originally from the States. She had to get her BSN, she did it online. She participated in the online discussions herself and did short assignments on her own. She...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  6. SICK of BSN Pedestal
    This is my problem with this whole debate. My magnet hospital can cancel me at 5 pm for a 7 pm start. Then they call back at 9 pm and cancel again for 11 pm. Then call back at 1 am and I have to...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. I'm getting terminated from my first nursing job
    One thing I have learned over many years is never try and give people ammunition to use against you. Keep your personal life personal. Good luck.
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Facebook while on the clock?
    I would be really careful with this for two reasons: 1. You could be accused of "stealing time while on the clock". It is not job related and they will have proof. 2. If you ever get named in a...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Discrimination & Whistle blowing - Would you hire this nurse again?
    The problem with this is it lends itself to favoritism. I also work with someone who requires the Fri/Sat sabbath and is accommmodated by the boss. We are all forced to rearrange our schedules and...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Nurses, how are you going to vote?  2012 US Presidential Election
    OBAMA/BIDEN-the supreme court decisions and the rest of the world and how we deal with them matter to my childrens future.
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing
    Interestingly a couple of the area hospitals where I live have a "robot" that actually rounds on patients. It has a video screen with a MD connected to the other end of it. Obviously it is not being...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Flu Vaccine, enough already!
    I haven't gotten a flu shot in 15 years. My husband is a RT who has asthma- irony I know. He gets a flu shot every year. I rarely get sick, he has bronchitis at least twice a year.I personally...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing
    You hit the nail on the head. "Nursing care" is included in the overall cost of services. I envision that in the future there will be one or two highly educated nurses "supervising" all the tasks be...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Can hospitals be as efficient as the Cheesecake Factory?
    Cheesecake factory also does not allow their customers to verbally and/or physically threaten their staff repeatedly. And they are not open 24 hours 7 days a week. I'm not against streamlining...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Which schedule would you rather work?
    For my mental health, it is better for me to have more than 2 days off a week. After 27 years, I don't want to spend 5 days a week at work. I want to enjoy life while my mind and body will still let...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. All Those NPs with No Bedside Experience
    I have had this dicussion many times over many years with many nurses at different educational levels and the general consensus is that it takes roughly 5 years to feel at least 90% clinically...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Are we trapped by our nursing degrees? Is nursing worth it?
    26 years in and I can honestly say I wouldn't change a thing. This is what I'm good at. I've tried various types of nursing and I can not sit behind a desk in an office (at 47 years old). I'm a 3...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Electronic Tracking of Nursing Activities
    Where I work we are completely paperless. The unit secretaries answer phones and order supplies only. All clinical order entry is done by MD or RN only. RN's are not to take verbal orders while an MD...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. 12-Hour Nursing Shifts and Patient Safety: Time to abandon this concept?
    The big problem with going back to 8 hour shifts is covering the 3-11 shift. Nobody wants to do it full time anymore. You have a limited social life single or married. If you have kids it's worse,...
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Visiting hours and quality of care: an unscientific study
    Hmmm... we still restrict visiting hours where I work (9am-8pm). Extended hours are on a case by case basis. It is up to the supervisors discretion. I being a supervisor see no need for a visitor...
    Nov 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Let's play I Remember When.....
    -IM pain medication "Demerol and Vistaril q4 hours IM for pain -Routinely giving iron via z-tract injection. -Conservative management of a GI bleeder-they all came up from the ER with coffee...
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. not looking "put together"
    I stopped wearing full makeup years ago, got tired of it melting off my face by the end of the shift. Reapplying it during a busy shift was a joke. Now I wear mascara on my blond eyelashes, cover...
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Tubing mix-ups, the FDA, and serious harm to patients
    Well I don't know any nurses who have never made a mistake myself included. I have taken care of 8 and 9 patients at a time, trachs, vents etc... all on tube feeds and STILL in 25 years have never...
    Aug 30, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Tubing mix-ups, the FDA, and serious harm to patients
    I'm sorry but I don't understand this mistake at all. First off, any prudent nurse would have asked for an order to put down an NG for the TF, or at least clarified how this was to be...
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Code Brown
    Every hospital I've worked at had it's staff sign a job description stating that you will perform patient care. Us old timers always laugh about it because we can't figure out why people think...
    Jul 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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