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  1. Require statistics for BSN?
    Thanks! (The problem is that our state limits the number of credits for a BS, and we are about 7 credits over at this time.) We'll probably stick with the straight Stats course.
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  2. Require statistics for BSN?
    I'm working on a curriculum for BSN students. One of the prerequisites to the nursing program is statistics. My question is, "Is undergraduate statistics essential as a prerequisite for nursing Grad...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  3. How to Dress for Psychiatric Nursing
    I worked PRN in a state psych hospital several years ago. Usually I wore plain slacks with a plain top and a short white lab coat with big pockets--I needed the pockets. I felt like the lab coat...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Nursing student about to graduate who dislikes nursing--advice?
    Why not call up some of the psych hospitals and ask to speak with the nurse recruiters about the possibility of starting with one of them? I'd include your state hospitals here. I'm not convinced...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What is the correct title?
    I have no trouble being called Mrs. XXXXX, both in the academic setting and the clinical setting. I'm okay with my first name, but I've reached an age where students tend to call me Ms. XXXX or...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. I need advice on if I can change my record.
    I suggest you talk to your advisor about an appeal to retake the semester. Your school probably has a student handbook with policies listed regarding your options.
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Is being friends with a patient a HIPAA violation
    In a rural area, it is inevitable that one will encounter friends and family members when giving care. The establishment of boundaries, however necessary, must be done very carefully to avoid...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. I want to become a holistic nurse
    Most nursing programs claim to approach the patient holistically; some are more holistically focused than others. Personally, I'd start out in nursing.
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  9. "Why does a nurse have to go to college?"
    I'm not really sure how to respond to some these posts. I will not argue about my friends' lifestyle,but I will note that the kids are well cared for, well educated, play sports, and are active in...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. "Why does a nurse have to go to college?"
    My friendship with this family goes way back, and I am very fond of the kids, who are just delightful. I don't want to go into details of their choices or their lifestyle. I do appreciate the...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. "Why does a nurse have to go to college?"
    I appreciate all the great responses. Yes, you are correct that my friend is rather closed in his perspective, but I sure would like to see that kid get a chance at a nursing education! I may present...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. "Why does a nurse have to go to college?"
    "Why can't she just work with another nurse and learn what she needs to know?" This is the question posed to me by a friend whose children are homeschooled and live somewhat "off the grid". (The...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. They want me to teach developmental math!!!
    Thanks for the encouraging words!! It is possible that the (higher)powers that be will not let me teach math--I hope it turns out that way. The position usually requires a masters degree in math or...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  14. They want me to teach developmental math!!!
    The nursing program I teach in is undergoing monumental change, and I only have 3 credits of nursing to teach this semester. I also have administrative responsibilities. The dept chair has asked me...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  15. Need help selecting education consultant to start new program
    Our institution is considering initiating a new BSN program, and I've been asked to submit names of possible consultants. Is there a registry or centralized list for this? Or is it just a matter of...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  16. PLEASE HELP,Need to renew license by end of month
    I use Net CE: NetCE - 30 Contact Hours for only $39 You do have to read the material, but I find it generally well written and interesting, as well as reasonably priced. you can print out...
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Sigma Theta Tau: worth the money?
    You might check out the costs you were quoted? does that include the pin? I did without one for many years. I do believe that membership confers a certain prestige, especially in the academic...
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Toileting issues in 2nd Grade
    My guess is that the parents have done what they could do, and that they are seeking some assistance in problem solving. I don't think it is realistic for him to have assistance every time he uses...
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Teaching plan HELP!!??
    Is this a real patient, or are you trying to come up with a patient scenario just for the teaching plan? If it is a real patient, of course, you need to look at the total patient assessment, and then...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Does anybody use sterile technique anymore?
    The studies cited above are great, but I'm not sure they entirely address the issue of wound care in the current hospital environment, especially with the increase of resistant bacteria. The...
    Mar 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Does anybody use sterile technique anymore?
    I guess I should state what I am seeing: use of clean gloves, sterile 4x4s etc , picking up 4x4 with gloved hands, never forceps, using one's own scissors to cut tape and packing (e.g. iodoform...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Does anybody use sterile technique anymore?
    So, it looks like the reasoning for those who do not use sterile technique to change dressings in the hospital is: Too expensive Too time consuming Unnecessary because skin isn't sterile ...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Does anybody use sterile technique anymore?
    I'm a nursing instructor, and I teach my students to use sterile technique when changing dressings. However, in over twenty years of clinical teaching, I have yet to see nurses actually using...
    Mar 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do adjunct and part time faculty get faculty development $
    I'm on the faculty development committee at a small publlic college. Currently, only full time faculty can apply for funds to attend conferences, etc. We are wondering if adjunct or part-time faculty...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  25. Teaching nursing school
    If you want to teach nursing, pursue a master's degree in nursing. There would be specific courses you would take if you were on an education track. If you want to focus on a specific content area,...
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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