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  1. Does anyone work at South Seminole?
    Hey there. I interviewed with Med surg and PCU and found both the managers to be very kind and was offered a postion in both units but accepted the night shift med surg position. How did it go?
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  2. Relocating to Orlando Area
    Thank you so much for your response! I thought of a couple others... -Are the nurses in a union? -What are the ratios? Thanks in advance for the info!
    Feb 14, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  3. Relocating to Orlando Area
    Hello all! I am a RN with 3 years experience and am relocating to the Orlando area within the next couple of months. I am looking for a FT night shift position, preferable in critical care. I...
    Feb 14, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  4. Master's in Nursing Education at TWU
    I would maybe post this under the APN area or the Texas state nursing area for better responses.
    Jan 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Post op Admissions During Shift Change?
    I work in a 300 bed hospital and usually pacu and er does not hold pts during shift change, but we wish they would. It makes report very difficult to get thru when you have to take report from pacu...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. What is the maximum number of patients per nurse?
    1. Nights- 5 pts typically, max at 6. Days- 4 for days, max at 5. 2. Night shift 3. Michigan 4. 6 pts about 50% of the time for me. I don't know how you could actually give safe care to many...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. What are some questionable/old-fashioned nursing interventions?
    Teds hose and compression socks vs not. I was recently at an evidence base counsel and an expert in the area said that studies show they don't make a difference, but yet it's part of most surgical...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Computerized charting
    At my hospital we are almost completely computerized, including med administration and orders!! It's great! I absolutely love it!! I don't know how I would ever go back to doing it in paper!!
    Nov 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What makes a good nurse?
    In my opinion, initially, compassion, safety and intelligence is key to being a good new nurse. You need to care about your pts, have a solid foundation in your chosen specialty and practice...
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Wayne State Nursing Program
    Hello there!
    Sep 27, '10
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  11. Simple things new nurses or experiece nurses are not doing?
    I know this is probably a venting post and that's cool, but as a fairly new nurse myself I want to remind everybody that often times a new nurse cannot see the big picture yet. When I first started a...
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. Med/ Surg Patient to Nurse Ratio
    High acuity med- surg tele: RN 5:1 typically, max 6 for nights and 4:1, max 5 for days. CNAs typically have 8-10 pts and max out at 14.
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. Ex Med/Surg nurses what unit did you transfer to
    I wouldn't say that! I work in LTC and 28 or more patients on a bunch of meds plus medicare charting plus treatments. Your patients are more stable but there is a lot more of them. I also work in...
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Are there nurses out there that actually LIKE Med-Surg?
    Yes! I never thought I'd work med-surg but got hired there after I graduated and I love it! No plans to leave anytime soon.
    Jan 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Work full-time but need extra $$$
    I work at a nursing home a couple times a pay period. They usually work only 8 hour shifts, need the help and the work is different, so it's not the same as you always do. It's not easy, but I enjoy...
    Jan 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Most embarrassing mistake you've ever made
    OMG! I was advancing an NG one day and it started to coil up in the mouth! I was sure I had done something awful and I took it out QUICK and went to tell the charge nurse. I was like "I have a...
    Dec 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. documenting
    This is actually an old school way of charting. If you go to any seminars on charting they teach that you CAN use I. They also suggest you use the names of any other healthcare professional you...
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Name Badge Credentials
    Our facility doesn't do last names either, but it's supposed to be for our protection. That way if a patient has an issue with you, like in the ER or something, they ccan't go look you up in the...
    Feb 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Orientation as a NEW Grad how long?
    4 weeks is NOT enough for a new grad. I just got hired as a new grad on a medical- surgical floor, primarily surgical and ortho. My orientation is a total of 12 weeks including class time. Short...
    Feb 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. how much time for AM med pass?
    28 residents, 2 tubes, AM medpass= 3.5 hours!! So much for the hour window. :D
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. has anyone found Spanish for healthcare providers course helpful?
    [quote=L&DForMe;3385540]Im really not sure how a beginner spanish class with a focus on medical terminology would work out for you. I would think you'd need to be at least a little fluent in spanish...
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What cutbacks have you experienced as a nurse in your area?
    In MI it's also hard. We have 2 hospitals in my area. One is on a hiring freeze and one is barely hiring. At the second, lots of units have been done away with and nurses are having to move and...
    Jan 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Malpractice Insurance?
    Get it! Get it! Get it! Every nurse I know that knows anything about nursing law says you have to have it. Everyone I know, including me, goes thru NSO.
    Jan 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Books on IV therapy?
    this is what i was going to suggest. if you love the incredible easy series, this book will be very helpful to you.
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. DNP??......
    From what I know, the DNP will replace the MSN. So, you will get your BSN and then your DNP. I just graudated with my ADN and am going to U of M Flint for my BSN. This is the last year they are...
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


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