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  1. From floor RN to Nurse Manager .. help.
    I've learned the hard way………….DO NOT PROMOTE FROM WITHIN THE UNIT!!!! Its almost impossible to separate the personal from the manager role. It took me three assistant nurse managers to find this...
    May 9
    Forum: Nurse Management
  2. Nurse to manager ratios?
    I manage a unit of 40 nurses, 36 assistants. I can do other components of my job with my eyes closed. My most challenging part of my responsibility is personnel management. Hey I'm the biological...
    May 9
    Forum: Nurse Management
  3. What should be done?
    First….your friend is a nurse and she should know that when caring for patients she needs to be physically and mentally able to meet her patients needs. Obviously in this case she wasn't able to...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nurse Management
  4. Shift report sheet
    We use EPIC too. The SBAR tab, provided it is used appropriately is very good. Are you looking for something for you to take your own notes on
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Next steps in my career? Cert's, suggestions, courses?? (burns/cardiac/CNS)
    Medical Surgical is a SPECIALITY so get your certification in Med/Surg. ANCC and AMSN both offer a Med/Surg Certification. Certification validates the knowledge you've worked very hard to obtain,...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. rapid response team
    Too bad they were angry. You were advocating for your patient. I've been in many RRTs where a member of the RRT team questions the M/S nurse calling the RRT. Continue to go with your gut……….its...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. Shift report sheet
    Is the institution on an electronic medical record? If so there should be an SBAR area. Your institution must have a report sheet that is universal throughout the hospital. What is your preceptor...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. Admitting you are wrong
    Here's a quote from a very wise man…………my Dad I may not always be right……but…..I'm never wrong! Love & Miss you Dad :)
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Questions from a New Nurse
    First of all, that nurse should not be a preceptor if she indeed is impatient. My goodness, new nurses need nurturing not belittling. Yeah she may know all the answers but her job as a preceptor is...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. Something not right
    I hear you but don't take it personally, perhaps the posters are only trying to get the point across like the previous poster.......jobs are scarce for LPNs. Actually, in the area where I practice...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Advice needed: handling employee complaints
    I just viewed a webinar about changing the culture on a unit. The one point that made an impression was not holding staff 100% accountable, but holding them 200% accountable..........100% for...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  12. Bullied for reporting a med error by another nurse
    First of all, understand what incident reports are: They are intended for tracking and trending. Secondly, whatever the med error, and you state, this is not the first one, you are not tattling but...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Salary request
    Do your homework. Research the institution.......are they Magnet, if so KNOW what Magnet means! Statistics, specalities, etc. Be able to speak to patient satisfaction, strategies to decrease LOS. ...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  14. I failed to show up for an interview!!! I feel so dumb!
    As the other posters stated, you probably won't hear from them. The lesson to be learned is two fold........repeat to the scheduler the date and time and IMMEDIATELY put it in your...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  15. Dating former patient
    Not the best idea for several reasons. One he was a patient and you know about his hospitalization, two you state he went through a break-up and ended up being treated for depression about a year...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. New RN how to  'manage' CNAs
    First and foremost, everyone needs to be polite and leave their attitudes at the double doors. We are all at work for one purpose....the patients. With that being said I tell my new nurses as well...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Undermined by administration
    Learn from the experience. Go out and look for another Management job. Good Luck
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  18. Appropriate Notice for Resignation
    Rule of thumb...........provide as much notice as you have vacation time. If you have two weeks vacation, give two weeks, three weeks vacation time, give three weeks and so on and so on. But...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  19. Undermined by administration
    I can only comment on the ADON comment since I am not familiar with LPN licensure. In order to have a cohesive workplace, Management MUST portray a united front. What she did absolutely undermined...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  20. Problem with reference from previous employer
    Most institutions here in the metropolitan NY area will just verify your employment and how long you worked there. Some institutions will answer a question, i.e., eligible for rehire. I'm not sure...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  21. Fired during probation... what now-- more than 1 yr RN
    Ok, this maybe hard to hear but you are so much better off out of that place. First of all preceptors should not have power! How was she trained and who selected her????? Where in the world was...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Good day today :)
    I'm happy you got good feedback and helped you through a difficult day. One thing to keep in mind is that if your ancillary can see you're having a tuff day so can your patients and that can lead to...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Call Ins. Again
    Here's what we do: RN weekend call-ins = the following schedule and extra weekend day is schedule = payback Ancillary do not have to make up weekends :( All call ins need to be received by the...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. New Grad RN Orientation
    OK, we do not allow our new grads/hires shadow. The take care of the entire assignment with their preceptor at their side for the entire 12 hour shift. They are joined at the hip for 12-15 shifts. ...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. How do they rationalize staffing??...
    First.......are your ICU patients truly ICU patients?????I would have to guess no! Are they intubated? On multiple pressers? I truly believe that if a M/S unit was down to one patient, it would...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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