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  1. MSN Education for Staff Development
    I am looking for an online graduate school to obtain my MSN in Nursing Education with a focus in staff development. So far I've looked into Sacred Heart, Chamberlain, Walden, Capella and...
    Mar 23, '14
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  2. MSN CNL  Sacred Heart University?
    I also have been looking into Sacred Heart University. I am from the Midwest and really do not know much about the school. Is it a reputable school, those that are attending how is the program going?...
    Mar 23, '14
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  3. Unsure of career path
    Just looking for some advice. I have been a RN for 5 years now, I've worked in a float pool, ICU, and ambulatory surgery center. I seem to be continuously asked to do management type roles. When I...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Nurse Management
  4. Cutbacks due to Economy
    My hospital unfortunately has been affected greatly by the economy. I was just wondering what are some cost-effective and cost cutting solutions. What are other managers doing or being asked to do by...
    Jan 26, '09
    Forum: Nurse Management
  5. Orientation-Staffing
    I work in a small 5 bed ICU with fairly low acuity staffed with 2 nurses. Our hospitals newest staffing policy is that to avoid any overtime they send Med/Surg nurses back to the unit so they don't...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. ICU Orientation
    Just wondering about orientations to ICU. We orientate for 2 mths and that is working with our preceptor in the unit. I thought my orientation went very well. I feel like I don't know enough and some...
    Mar 2, '07
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Trying to make a good impression
    So I am a new ICU nurse about 3 mths now in a small 5 bed ICU. I was a float med/surg nurse in a larger hospital for about 1 1/2 yrs prior to moving to the ICU. Last night I feel like I just...
    Feb 28, '07
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Frustrated with self
    I had a patient the other night that I was discussing the case with the doctor trying to figure out what was going on with the patient and trying to treat him. We kept him stable throughout the night...
    Aug 16, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. DNR Question
    Thank you so much for your responses. I believe the same thing. Just because they are DNR does not mean do not treat. I couldn't believe I had three different nurses tell me, after my pt was...
    May 11, '06
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. DNR Question
    Obviously I know the basic of what DNR is, but I was wondering when a person that is a DNR should they be placed on telemetry?? Alot of people at my hospital seem to think that because they are DNR...
    May 10, '06
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Would part time work be better?
    I graduated nursing school approximately 1 yr. ago. I started out working 80hrs per pay period and did that for 8 mths. I was extremely stressed and always tired, I work nights and felt that I never...
    May 8, '06
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Vent care question
    If I could do it all over I would never take a float position again as a new grad. Way too much information overload. Extremely stressful. I had approximately 3 mths. total orientation to the...
    May 1, '06
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Not picking up extra shifts
    I work at a hospital that is always short staff, suprise, suprise since most hospitals are. Anyways I work resource and am scheduled 64 hrs/2wks. I also have joined agency which is an extra scheduled...
    May 1, '06
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Vent care question
    I have a question about my patient assignment last night. I have been a RN for 9mths, doing float nursing the entire time. Last night I floated to a Rehab unit where it was myself and a LPN. We had a...
    Apr 25, '06
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I've never heard of this but its kind of a joke with me and my fiance. We have a cat named Kitty, a catfish named Kittyfish, and two other fish named Mikey fish and Christy fish after ourselves. The...
    Apr 1, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Adequate Staffing
    Hi, I was just wondering what typical staffing for other hospitals. We do team nursing at our hospital. I just feel that our staffing is inadequate. I am a float nurse so this is typically what we...
    Mar 14, '06
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Job Application
    Hi, I applied for a job at a local women's health clinic approximately two weeks ago. I'm not assuming they would have called me yet, but I was wondering about how long should I wait until I do hear...
    Feb 27, '06
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Women's Health Position
    I was just wondering if this is a really a good idea. I am float RN that has been working at a hospital for 8mths. I graduated May 2005. I've always wanted to work in labor/delivery, postpartum....
    Feb 16, '06
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  19. Did I make a mistake in choosing nursing?
    I'm really starting to have doubts if I made the wrong career choice. I have been a nurse for about 8 mths. now. I work a combintation of 7p-7a and 11-7. I work resource at a 300 bed hospital, so I...
    Feb 15, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. How would you handle this patient.
    At our hospital we do team nursing and basically the only thing the person that is designated charge does is to assign which rooms get the admissions. Our House Supervisor did talk to this guy about...
    Feb 11, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Patients always needing something no matter what.
    I agree it does get frustrating from time to time. Some pt's do need to realize we are a hospital not a hotel, but the way I see it, getting people what they need to be comfortable is a part of the...
    Feb 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Up's and Down's of being a nurse and the cost
    I'm an RN-BSN. I went to a 4-yr University and it took me exactly 4 yrs, with a pretty heavy load. I now an a float RN at my hospital. I was only a CNA for a few months during school and I would...
    Feb 10, '06
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. How would you handle this patient.
    I'm a fairly new resource RN, I graduated in May 2005. I was working on a Medical/Oncology Floor last night 11-7 that was pretty busy. I had this patient who had knee surgery and left AMA a week ago,...
    Feb 10, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Questionable Position Change
    Thanks for the advice. Those were good things to think about. The reason I didn't go immediately into that specialty is that there was not a position available in that field in any of the three...
    Jan 31, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Questionable Position Change
    Hi, I'm a new RN. I graduated approximately 8 mths. ago and have been working at a large hospital as a float nurse for the past 6mths. I am very very stressed out with my job and have alot of...
    Jan 30, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure