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  1. has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?
    pass/fail = 3.0 GPA = C student
    Jul 3
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  2. Girl brain dead part deux
    I am curious to know who or what flight team transported the pt.
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Girl brain dead part deux
    That article is nothing but a pack of lies.
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. does this sound extremely unsafe or is this typical??
    It sounds extremely unsafe. If youre busy it could be hours before you notice a change in rhythm, ectopy aberrancy or new RBBB or long qtc. What happens is people just turn off the alarms and...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. Girl brain dead part deux
    word on the street is that the 13 y/o 350 lb pt had resection of lower turbinates palate and tonsillectomy. Taken to PICU given a white board not allowed to talk and NPO. Grandmother fed her a...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Online Rn to Bsn as schools as good as brick and mortar?
    choose wisely. you get what you pay for.
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  7. Online Rn to Bsn as schools as good as brick and mortar?
    way to raise the bar wgu.
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  8. Breast pumping in an ICU
    I am not "anti lactation." and certainly not uncomfortable with being around nursing mothers. I am anti visitors disrupting the workflow in an ICU by needing privacy to mechanically express...
    Jun 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Breast pumping in an ICU
    [QUOTE=IrishIzRN;7981802]I think we need to stop acting like she wants to do some vile act. The fact is many states protect a woman's right to breastfeed anywhere she is otherwise allowed to...
    Jun 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Breast pumping in an ICU
    Providing the visitor with privacy to use her electrical or manual breast pump means closing the blinds. Then I can not monitor the patient and THAT makes me very uncomfortable. This visitor's...
    Jun 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. What do I need to know before I start precepting Neuro/Stroke ICU?
    to the OP, you are not precepting, you are on preceptorship. The RN is the preceptor, you are the student, she is precepting you. You are not precepting. Some nurses, and I am one, ...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  12. Breast pumping in an ICU
    She's a visitor not an employee so is the hospital under any kind of obligation to provide a breast pump and a private space? It is totally inappropriate for a visitor to bother an ICU nurse with...
    Jun 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Accused by a patient's family member of not assessing
    When some visitor claims to be a nurse it means nurses aide. If some visitor claims to be an ICU nurse it means they are looking to start trouble. An ICU nurse would never need to have every little...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Breast pumping in an ICU
    I would like to respectfully ask what is a reasonable number of breastfeeding breaks in a 12 hr shift? We have nursing mothers who are always present and the ones who are always disappearing for...
    Jun 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Breast pumping in an ICU
    I don ' t understand why a visitor, who says she is a nurse no less , would trouble the ICU staff with her personal needs. What's next supplying portable oxygen and narc drugs to visitors? ...
    Jun 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON
    One more thing. People may visit at the nurses discretion. Disruptive visitors and those who pose a threat to the patient's health and well being will be escorted out by security Immediately. No...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON
    I would like to add Less emphasis on Press Gainey scores and magnet status. Focus on measurable outcomes. Incidence of falls, CLABSIs, CAUTIs, SSIs , readmission rates, VAPS. A singular...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Please add forums for ICU candidates,  novice nurses
    I don't read the Critical Care section very often as it seems to be mainly "What do I need to know for my ICU clinicals?" "how do I get hired into ICU?" "my preceptor was mean to me," ...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  19. Leaving the nurse profession
    A friend once told me that corrections is the best kept secret in nursing. She worked in a county prison. Her hours salary and benefits were very good and she was quite happy in that role.
    Jun 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Piggy Back IV order with no fluid order?
    It was a good question. Please keep posting.
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Piggy Back IV order with no fluid order?
    The braun smart pump tubing requires 20cc to prime. Read the package. If you are hanging ceftriaxone or cefazolin that's nearly half the dose. It is acceptable practice to use a NSS flush bag...
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. When's the doctor coming in??
    Our docs leave a business card on the bedside table. Since they are also get hcaps scores I tell them to try that number and set up an appointment. If they are reasonable normal humans I will...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Blacklisted by your Nursing School?
    If a nursing student made death threats to nursing professor on fb that student could be reported to the BON and investigated for moral turpitude. The OP got off easy. No student has a right to a...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. Online Rn to Bsn as schools as good as brick and mortar?
    I don't know you and I don't care what you think. Dumbed down pass fail online nursing education programs do exist. Anyone with a half brain in their head can see the magnitude of those scams. ...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  25. Online Rn to Bsn as schools as good as brick and mortar?
    A nurse who takes the easy way out and buys a degree online can not be trusted to conduct him or herself ethically in the workplace or be counted on to have the educational foundation and maintain...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning


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