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  1. Well-fitting scrubs for tall, thin girls?
    Greys has Navy srubs here in ct
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  2. Documenting for someone else
    AWESOME response!!!
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Documenting for someone else
    save her e-mail as proof of what you are being asked to (illegally) do. Maybe tell her you would feel more comfortable if you first called your BON and ran it by them to make sure it's okay...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    JC is a joke- really! no saline flushes in your pocket?? Lets look at the big picture. They are more concerned with unopened saline flushes in your pocket than nurse to pt ratios! If they were truly...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Bunion surgery
    I deliberately scheduled my bunion surgery for spring time (no worries about fitting into regular shoes), so recovery time would be spring and summer, just in case. It took about a month to put on...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New Grad RN- Being "Charge Nurse" over seasoned LVNs and CNAs
    I also tell the aides- if you need help with a patient ie boosting, 2 assist toileting, extra set of eyes for lift transfer, if I am outside of the room doing meds- ask me to help, don't wait for...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. New Grad RN- Being "Charge Nurse" over seasoned LVNs and CNAs
    When I was a CNA, I worked with some awesome nurses that knew exactly how to do this. They would ask- when is the best time for Mr ABC to get his suppository, inotherwords- when is it good for you....
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. New Grad Needing Advice
    I've worked in a place where some (not all) of the CNA's acted like you should be happy that they even came to work that day. Aides got 30 minutes for lunch and on one particular evening I noticed...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Administer insulin when glucose is 53?
    Last night one of my diabetic patients was on a clear liquid diet, upgraded from NPO following a procedure, her bs was 94. The order was for 18u of levemir @HS. I called the doctor and asked for the...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Administer insulin when glucose is 53?
    Long or short acting insulin? Give protein (PBJ) or glass of milk or OJ with 2 pkts of sugar, then recheck. Get a sliding scale order
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Why do people don't like it when we send resident out?
    OP- What was the Dx??
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Connecticut starting nurse hourly pay
    Geographic location: Bridgeport, Connecticut setting (ex: hospital, SNF, LTC, homecare): hospital Pay rate: $37.00 per hour In which area / specialty do you work? acute rehab What type of...
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: Southern Connecticut Pay rate: $37.00 per hour In which area / specialty do you work? Hospital acute rehab What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN What type of...
    Jun 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. To report or not to report
    Thanks for the input:) I did report it to my NM, education and HR in writing. They were very appreciative and come to find out she was under investigation for something else, but she was still...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  15. No cna's ??
    It is definitely doable. It's a really good idea to start working in a SNF, you find out what you can really do! I worked in a SNF w/sub acute patients mixed w/ LTC patients, 30 patients total and I...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    New job for me: Geographic location: S. Connecticut Pay rate: $40.00/hr In which area / specialty do you work? Acute Rehab What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN What type of degree...
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. WestConn RN-BSN at Waterbury
    I went to WCSU@Waterbury for one semester Fall 2013, I took 2 classes for the RN-BSN program. The professors I thought were much better than the ones for my A.S program, the courses themselves were...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  18. How Would You Report This Illegal Work Situation??
    @Ladyfree28- here is the OP quote "She never identifies herself as an NA just tells people her first name, often-times never wears an ID and I have been told by my fellow co-workers that some...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. How Would You Report This Illegal Work Situation??
    Seriously???? Status and loyalty, did you mean dishonest and fearful. I would be more than a little upset too. She's an aide, you are a nurse- I worked damn hard for my license and I would be upset...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location.....ConnecticutPay rate....28.90/ hr plus 1.50 shift diff In which area / specialty do you work?.....SNF/Rehabilitation What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)?....RN....
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Can anyone infer info on RN-BSN schools: UTEP, WGU, Texas Tech, UTA, Lamar?
    @Nervous1- I am also looking into TE, my question is : do employers prefer B&M schools to online BSN programs? I just finished 2 nursing BSN courses on the ground at an in state college, but I would...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  22. Fast and Cheap without all the added course crap
    lets get back on track- online schools. I was wondering if anyone had a perspective employer question their decision to do online school rather than a well known school in the community, and did this...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  23. To report or not to report
    I need some advice- some background on me, I am an RN of 2 years, I am 40 something and this is a second career for me. I work in sub acute rehab. I recently took a new job at another sub acute...
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  24. How hard is the anatomy test to transfer over to st vincents college
    It is a very hard test to pass (A&P and Micro) a friend of mine did pass it and then failed the first nursing course. St. Vincent's is a difficult school, all tests require an 80 to pass. I failed a...
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  25. Would you accept this call out excuse?
    I agree, if it's not a habit- it's not a problem.I have had to work a double shift because the next person called out sick and my employer will sometimes offer to take me off my next shift.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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