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  1. cleveland clinic
    Which program are you looking at? All the ones that myself and my coworkers went thru offered part time. The bottom line is that if you quit before you work the time you owe CCF, you have to pay...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  2. cleveland clinic
    Are you talking about your BSN? You shouldn't have to quit to go back to school...and you would get no reimbursement. The way reimbursement works is you go to school, they help pay but you owe them...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  3. clinical question for neonatal nurses
    We just push it thru the tube. We don't usually use a pump until it is over 6 mls as most kids tolerate a slow push or gravity up to that.
    Jul 29
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. GED and Nursing
    Do it!!! We have two girls who did this! They were both teen moms who had dropped out of school and had babies in our unit. They became friends, decided that the lives that had been leading weren't...
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Question for NICU nurses that transitioned from adult care
    Or take a job in well baby nursery, it will give you a leg up on what a well baby looks like. Try to hire into a hospital with a NICU as then you can put in to transfer. And if there is a NICU you...
    Jul 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Help..having trouble with my Charge Nurse
    Go to HR and file a complaint.
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Magnet(TM) Certification- Cost-effective?
    Honestly...Docs don't really care about magnet.
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Unprofessional lactation consultants
    We had one really aggressive chick...she did the same thing and pretty much manhandled these poor girls. We dreaded her, luckily she only covered NICU occasionally. When I had my last kiddo, I...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. I have some ?s on ROTC/Nursing
    Yes, you will have at the minimum a four year commitment. They pay your tuition, room and board for 4 years, nothing is for free.
    Jul 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. picc teams
    NNPs and Fellows do ours, if they can't get it IR comes and throws a fem PICC in. NNP's do all dressing changes.
    Jul 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Do I have a right to a copy of my employee health file?
    All of our stuff goes into MyChart where I work and we can just print it. If it is your info I don't think they can withhold it....like someone else said OSHA can fine them.
    Jul 20
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  12. Have you had to be swabbed/cultured?
    Yup...on several occasions.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Typical Day for Inpatient Lactation Consultant?
    Ours work from 8a to whenever. Our Breast is Best committee requires them see every mom who is breastfeeding at least 2x before discharge on the postpartum floors and at least twice weekly in the...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. BSN NEW GRAD
    The minimum ours are hired into is 32 hours/week. I think most are full time as that is what you are going to work on the floors.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  15. Portable Chest XRay protocol
    Who the heck cares how big and threatening this guy is....I'd be in his face faster than he would care for me to be. And your co-workers need to step up too! Write an incident report, go to your...
    Jul 20
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. "Floating" IV
    We use it pretty frequently on our babies who are bad sticks. Flush slowly while advancing the catheter works pretty well.
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Getting older...feeling forced out
    In our hospital it is actually the younger people who use more FMLA (excluding maternity) than the older ones. I have found the younger generations work ethic to be lacking. You are right,...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Getting older...feeling forced out
    Exactly. I have a master's but I missed bedside nursing too much. The point is this: Why should nurses who have worked for 30+years feel they aren't valued anymore? Why should the place you have...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. I have general questions about Pierre Robin sequence
    Have you had your agency get in touch with the social worker if the unit? We have prospective adoptive parents come in a lot. They have to be with our social worker and we have to cover up any...
    Jul 16
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Going back to work after maternity leave
    My first one was a nightmare with bottles!!! My husband had to bring him up to the hospital in the middle of the night because he wouldn't quit screaming! The other 2 got bottles from the get go!
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Getting older...feeling forced out
    Hear you loud and clear. Many girls I work with are retiring this year...they are in their early 50's. We are in a public retirement program and pretty much are being forced out due to changes that...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. Level III to Level IV
    Your level 3 nursery didn't have those types of kids? I find that odd as most level 3's do all that, the only thing we don't do is ecmo. Make sure to tellyour Preceptor what you need to focus on. An...
    Jul 15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Going back to work after maternity leave
    Make sure to use your breaks to pump if you are BFing and drink drink drink. Feed baby right before you leave and as soon as you get home. The old adage sleep when baby sleeps applies here. Have...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. NHS Begs Old Nurses to Come Back to Solve Staffing Crisis
    Our hospital decided to do away with our retired PRN pool...they want you to come back to the regular PRN pool or as a part timer...kicker is you have to have your BSN, which many people do not (this...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. July worst time to be in a hospital according to ABC news
    All of us upper senior people have learned to take the bulk if our vacation time in July lol Thank goodness our fellows stay in house and for order sets that only require a weight to be plugged in. ...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nursing News


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