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  1. Western Governors University (WGU) Intake Interview
    Anyone know if they accept credits from DSST examinations?
    Apr 14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  2. New grad- nursing home-After interview no call back
    1. I think your post is difficult to read and understand. I am not a grammar police, but this really needs work. 2. I've been a DON. It's an overwhelming job most days and her priority is not...
    Apr 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. For My Mom Whom I Miss Dearly
    Depending on your location, you both may be very sad to find that she will end up taking the job she can actually find as opposed to some specialty that she decides she wants. It's a pretty rare...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Management of Personalities Question
    No advice for your situation. Just wanted to say I'm sad to hear of another DON throwing in the towel. The job just shouldn't be THAT bad, but I no from experience how bad it is! Had a head hunter...
    Mar 29
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
    Good for you and your team.
    Mar 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    If the administrator of the facility (who rarely has an RN license) comes up to you & delegates a task to you, will you argue they have no right to delegate to an RN or will you just go follow up as...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. % of Nurses that smoke
    I'm a hospice nurse. I smoke. I feel guilty about this (sometimes). I've tried to quit several times & haven't made it past the 3 week mark yet. As a hospice nurse, I clearly see the end result...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. IDG signatures before actual IDG date?
    Our office is having the same discussion. I'm encouraging nurses to fill out their IDG the day prior to the meeting so they are prepared but all signatures & dates are done at the beginning of the...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  9. Written warning for a care plan written prior to my employment
    In my opinion, signing a write up is not an admission of guilt but rather an acknowledgement of the write up. The employee should always have the option of writing a counter statement on the form...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. FMLA
    Sorry to hear you are not well CCM. If you need FMLA you should take it. No one can take care of you better than YOU. Best wishes.
    Feb 23
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  11. asked to delay child bearing
    Nope, I would certainly shut my mouth & claim "oops" later. This is your business & not theirs. Only you get to choose your priorities. What means more to you, baby vs 1st year experience? Which...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Hospice EMR
    Rhc for now
    Jan 29
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Thank you polar vortex!
    I'm in Indiana too but not a school nurse...I'm lucky enough to be a home hospice nurse out doing visits in -40 degree windchills this morning. Sitting by the fire now & still not warmed up!
    Jan 28
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Would you accept a shift...
    Yikes! I would be worried too.
    Jan 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Hospice EMR
    I'm looking for opinions on hospice EMR software. My company will be purchasing a program in a few months & I learned today that I ultimately get to pick what we will be using! Advice, opinions,...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Would you accept a shift...
    I would assume that someone's wires are crossed. I envision HR happened to update you on their phone list & in another office a scheduler is just running down the phone list looking for coverage &...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Rant: Staffing issues & coverage for call outs
    You have an attendance policy in place & it should be followed. "Punitive measures" stink but it's the only way I've ever been able to conquer an attendance problem.
    Jan 18
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  18. When do you get Narc orders?
    Agree with the above re: LTC d/cing for non-use and I also have facilities that request that I not order meds not needed at the moment because they don't want to have to count the narcs for months.
    Jan 14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. New don seeking advice from experienced don's
    This is only my opinion. Some will agree/some will disagree.I think threatening to notify the BON of their infractions comes off as a very passive-aggressive way to deal with compliance issues. YOU...
    Jan 13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  20. Have you been ever gotten sick from working as a nurse?
    Hard to say - lots of hugging, bent over together doing craft projects, etc.
    Jan 10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Have you been ever gotten sick from working as a nurse?
    Years ago working as a nurse in a nursing home at Christmas time. Every local Girl Scout & Boy Scout troop in & out for service projects to our people.....bringing their cute little lice critters...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. Most effective way to apply for LTC as new grad?
    And to add to the above, I think it's best to wait until you actually have your license. I respect the fact you seem to want to get a jump on things but most places are never going to know what...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Lacking Skills After a Year
    I spent 10 years in an office (actually a closet - haha) doing MDS's and was always fearful of not learing new skills as things developed. I found the best policy was just to openly admit that I...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing
    27 years of nursing. Still love it for all 10 reasons you mentioned. Can't imagine NOT being a nurse!
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  25. Just had our survey!!!
    Great job. Hope you are planning a facility celebration.
    Jan 3
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)