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  1. New Grad - Is HH nursing difficult to get out of?
    I've worked for the past 8 years part-time in an acute setting (telemetry/PCU) and the past 3 years part-time in homecare. Like others have mentioned there are skills that you perfect in homecare...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Applying for GI Endoscopy job, back troubles
    I work per diem at two ambulatory endoscopy centers. Both require patients to be able to walk in and out of the facility on their own. Occassionally we will have a patient that requires a...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  3. floating
    My tele unit has regular tele beds and 6 PCU beds. The PCU trained nurses will occasionally have to float to the ICU but if you are not PCU trained they will not float you.
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. patient ratio
    My unit has 25 tele beds and 6 PCU beds. Tele is a 4:1 ratio with 2 aides and 1-2 secretaries. PCU is a 3:1 ratio with 1 aide and no secretary although the tele secretary will help out if she has...
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. Day shift nurses needed...WHAT??!!
    I've worked all shifts at my hospital. I started out 3p-11p and really liked the work of the shift - fast paced with lots of admissions and discharges. But I had no life outside of work - all of my...
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Telemetry Staffing Ratios
    Type of Hospital: community Type of Unit: cardiac telemetry, occasional surgical tele overflow from another unit. Number of beds:25 telemetry - divided into 2 wings (12 pts and 13pts per wing) and...
    Sep 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Best Holiday gift given be your hospital
    We don't get holiday gifts at my hospital. For nurses week we got dinner served and candy delivered to our breakroom.
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Really freaking out
    Where are you located OctoberBride? My unit just hired a slew of new grads over the summer.
    Sep 5, '08
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  9. Is this overtime at your facility?
    At my hospital anything over 40 hours per week or over what you are hired to work in a 24 hour period is overtime. So if you are hired for 8-hour shifts and work a 12-hour shift you would get 4...
    Sep 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Survey: New Grad Pay
    I'm in a small non-profit hospital in the suburbs of Boston. I make $25.50/hr. Evening differential is 12.5% and an additional 10% on weekends.
    Jun 8, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. tele nurses
    I'm on a cardiac tele floor. day and evening shift is 4 patients, rarely 5 if we are short. Night shift is 6 patients. We have aides that cover 12 patients.
    Jun 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurse patient  ratio
    I work on a cardiac floor - we have 4 patients per nurse on days/evenings. On nights each nurse has 6 patients.
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. How much is your pay?
    I make $24.75 base with a 12.5% differential for evenings and an additional 10% differential for weekends...so about $27.80/hr during the week and $30.32 on weekends. That is for a community...
    Apr 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Lots of reactions to the flu vax this year
    I felt tired and had a temp around 101 for a couple days after my flu shot this year.
    Nov 8, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Are PCU's common?
    just a guess but maybe "direct observation unit" ???
    Nov 1, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. What area of care do most new graduate nurses get put into?
    I'm going to a cardiac tele/PCU floor. A lot of my fellow classmates got jobs in telemetry. A couple were paramedics and went right to the ER. Some went to nursing homes/rehab and the rest ended up...
    Nov 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What does your Intermediate Care Unit look like?
    I interviewed for a job in a medical telemetry/PCU. I can tell you a little about the medical floor from what was discussed in my interview. It is a 24 bed unit for medical telemetry and 6 beds for...
    Nov 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Volunteers on your floors?
    There were volunteers on the floor where I did one of my clinicals. They escorted visitors to patients rooms, helped the secretary with shredding, filing, making copies, etc. Did supply runs if...
    Nov 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Beginning NCLEX questions
    I used the Saunders and Kaplan books for my NCLEX review. Looking back I don't think they would've helped much with my fundamentals course. Maybe a little bit on the infection control and the...
    Oct 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Age you will/were graduated?
    I was 28 when I graduated in December '06
    Oct 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. HELP!! APA format
    I use this website a lot when I write papers and need a quick reference on APA format: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
    Oct 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Are PCU's common?
    I will be orienting on a cardiac telemetry floor that includes a PCU (progressive care unit). My unit is strictly cardiac so lots of MI, CHF, etc. It is organized into 2 wings with 12 telemetry beds...
    Oct 31, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. new grad in tele
    I don't want to hijack the OP's thread - but I am starting orientation on a tele floor in 2 weeks and have had some reservations about not getting as much exposure to all the different conditions I...
    Oct 31, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. I feel useless
    I am a new grad and will be starting orientation in 2 weeks. I've been talking with many of my classmates about their orientation experiences and not one person I talked to has had more than 1...
    Oct 31, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. RN to BSN w/previous degree-anyone BTDT?
    I have a BS in business and completed my associates in nursing last December. I am currently enrolled in an online RN to BSN program. I considered the accelerated BSN instead of the ADN but the...
    Oct 30, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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