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  1. What are other facilities doing for clinical orientation?
    yeah. The on-boarding process is not just NEO- it is an ongoing process that extends a long period of time after the initial NEO, and for companies that use it, there is a higher retention rate and...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  2. What are the qualities of a nurse educator?
    Great thread! I am a regional educator and agree with the majority of your discussion points. I obtained my first degree in social work and then nursing. I find that the social work degree is...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  3. Just accepted Unit Manager Position with no LTC experience....
    Virgojd, It's been a while since you posted, I wanted to see how it was going!?
    Jun 14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  4. New Here
    Oldielover, I have gained immeasurable experience from this forum, and not in the way you think. I have learned lots of knowledge, but that's not what the forum has given me. It has connected me...
    Jun 14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  5. Management of Personalities Question
    As I go back through and read these posts, I wanted to say thanks to everyone. I am settling into my Regional Educator career for a large LTC/SNF/Rehab and am really enjoying it. I'm not going to...
    Jun 14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  6. Social Media
    I will tell you this from a corporate perspective. The big companies ARE checking your facebook. They are looking at how often do you cut people down- how often do you judge patients or complain...
    Jun 14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  7. Some Insight Please...
    Nugget, I know this has been up for a few weeks, but trust me- your anxiety is well founded, but isn't it true that all things that create anxiety and discord can help us grow? I had little...
    Jun 14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  8. What is your nurse/patient ratio?
    Just for comparison, my old company PPD was generally 0.98 to 1.03 - RIDICULOUS - with only 0.23 (high average) of that being RN. My new company is much closer to DOUBLE that at average 1.9 to 2.2...
    Jun 14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  9. What is your nurse/patient ratio?
    Unfortunately, I just left a company with this being one of the major concerns. It was a 30:1 nurse ratio on the floor and 1 unit manager for 60 patients. No desk nurse. It was a mixed skill unit...
    Jun 14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  10. DON Advice
    When I first started as a DON/ADNS, I had all of the staff meet together and passed out a list of all staff names. I had each nurse write at least 3 positive things to at least 2 separate staff...
    Jun 14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  11. Legend / Non-legend Drugs
    Hello everyone! I know that legend drugs are prescription and non-legend drugs are non-prescription when it comes to basic definitions, but that doesn't seem to be the only explanation to how to...
    Jun 14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  12. What are other facilities doing for clinical orientation?
    And P.S. HouTx - I agree with majority of your post, but I am leaving my current company because of the company, not my manager. My team is great, but my company is not able or willing to provide...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  13. What are other facilities doing for clinical orientation?
    I agree that in orientation we cannot engender loyalty, but the actions of the company and the amount of time spent with a new employee up front sets the tone from what the employee can expect. For...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  14. Acidic Posting
    THANKS!!! The site is quite interesting :)
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Acidic Posting
    You're right, I am the same way, sometimes passion and frustration does want me to throw it out there too, and I'm not saying that I never post heated stuff. I do, and I do it wrong sometimes. I just...
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Support for ADN's required to secure their BSN lacking
    I feel that my point here was missed and "feelings" were made up for me by some posters. Thank you all for the good conversation, but I'm not going to try my point on this anymore. Yes, I think BSN...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Support for ADN's required to secure their BSN lacking
    thanks, kidsglov3s - A very valuable lesson for myself too :)
    Apr 3
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. I think my nurses are on the verge of mutiny!
    Thanks casi! You are right on target. I am working with pharmacy to help reduce some of these meds, but I get such push back from our physician and NP. Advocating for patients is sometimes more...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Acidic Posting
    You are right, call a spade a spade, but don't call it a stupid, horrid, evil little spade that knows nothing about anything. Just call it a spade!
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Acidic Posting
    Let me let this be known too- I too can come off wrong in posts, of course! I think venting in here is just fine! My point was that if you want other people to "hear" you, then posting what I...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Support for ADN's required to secure their BSN lacking
    You are right about that. I definitely did not see your point at all, of course, until you made it. I hear ya! We're in this boat together, right? I will always remember from this point on that I...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. What are other facilities doing for clinical orientation?
    Do some research on the "onboarding" process also. It has been around a while, but more facilities are starting to adopt it. The purpose of onboarding is to get staff to buy in to the company mission...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  23. Home Health Salary
    Sorry, there is just so many possibilities for pay in something like this... I hope you made a decision and that it was a good one!
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  24. Any online DSD courses for LTC nurses?
    Check out AALTCN | A Community to Advance Excellence in Long Term Care Nursing and they have a program for certification. :-D
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  25. night shift supervisor to staff development/QA
    Sounds like you have a great plan in action! I was a Staff Development Coordinator in long term care prior to being DON. I'm currently awaiting to start a new job as a regional educator, and am very...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty


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