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  1. Does your unit have to absorb the cost of sitters?
    Wow, I wish we could use Posey beds where I work now. Our facility only uses them in psych areas :(
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Disciplined For Helping With Disaster
    Were you called by the ARC to assist with the disaster? I understand due to your previous work as a firefighter, you felt the need to help out, and I do commend you for your willingness to help, but...
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Knoxville VS Johnson City/Kingsport pay
    Last I heard MSHA (the company operating Johnson City Med Center) starts new grads at $18/hr. This is low compared to some other areas, but the cost of living is very fair here. I'm not sure what...
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  4. Anyone work in Population Management?
    :confused: Never heard of it...can you elaborate a bit on what's involved?
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What kind of nursing bag do you have?
    Cindy, the website is http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  6. What kind of nursing bag do you have?
    I use the organizing utility tote from Thirty-One. It's got pockets all around the outside, and the pockets on each end have elastic and can hold a water or drink bottle. It was only about $25 and...
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. How long to wait to take the NCLEX???
    Depends mostly on how quickly you get your paperwork turned in, and how quickly the school will send your transcripts to the BON. Our school took about a month, but I guess it can vary.
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  8. Tricities - Need RN refresher course info
    Mentoria is pretty good. I took her NCLEX course, and she gave us lots of materials to study on our own time. I don't know how expensive she is on an individual basis, but I think we paid like $200...
    Apr 30, '11
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  9. Do Nurses Still Make *Real* Beds?
    Really? I remember our instructors telling us that the pillow case thing came from an old superstition/old wives tale, something about evil spirits getting in, etc.... But back to original topic, I...
    Mar 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing Shoes
    I have flat feet and chronic back/leg pain. On someone's recommendation I bought a pair of Alegria shoes and omg I could not believe the difference they made! Kinda clunky looking but they have...
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Do you have to start everyone's IV for them?
    I was a phlebotomist for 5 years before nursing school, and never missed an IV in clinicals (even on a patient some of the staff nurses were afraid to stick :)) But for a while after I came out of...
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. night shift is really hard on me...
    I too would tend to agree that you should give it some time. I started as a "nurse intern" on a floor working days, then due to some staffing needs, was moved to nights. At first I thought I would...
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Urine test
    Just an FYI you can test for nearly anything, drugs or otherwise in the right lab... Our hospital has begun testing for nicotine also, due to the fact that employees sign statements saying they are...
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Broke 2 year contract
    The way it works in the facility where I am working is that they WILL take what they can from your last paycheck, but leave you with minimum wage pay for what hours you have worked on that pay...
    Dec 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Info on Johnson City Medical Center Please
    I worked for JCMC as a "Nurse Intern" before graduating, and my aunt has worked as an RN there for years. What unit are you going to? It's a nice little area there, and the hospital is pretty nice....
    Dec 4, '10
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  16. Franklin Woods Community Hospital
    It is a MSHA hospital, I worked for MSHA a few years ago. I'm no longer in the area so I don't know much about it, but why were you afraid?
    Oct 23, '10
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  17. Nursing school: Bizarre practice in learning to bed bath..
    We practiced on each other, but were each assigned a body part (arms, legs, or face), wore tshirts and shorts and no one seemed to have a problem with it.
    Aug 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. more than nursing professionals wearing scrubs
    I think there was a bit of ignorance there, but the main issue was with people hanging out around the area, wearing scrubs, then when you called out or asked for something, the person would turn out...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. DO U HAVE......
    We wore ALL white with a patch on the sleeve.
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. more than nursing professionals wearing scrubs
    There was an issue at a hospital where I worked a couple years ago regarding this... Physicians and staff were having issues figuring out who had what role in codes, who was a nurse and who was just...
    Aug 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Charge nurse with less than a year RN experience???!!
    More of a "shift leader" Basically a nurse who is in charge of the goings on on the floor for that shift.
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: Nurse Management
  22. Charge nurse with less than a year RN experience???!!
    I have mixed feeling about this. On my floor there have been a couple of girls who started a month before I did who have at least initiated the process of becoming qualified to do charge. The word...
    Jul 31, '10
    Forum: Nurse Management


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