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  1. Staying late, not getting paid.
    Never work off the clock! Once you click out the hospital will not cover you for anything that happens during that time. Say you are finishing a meds pass and you give the wrong med and something...
    May 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Any tips/advice before starting an (associate) accelerated nursing program?
    Personally, I would do the BSN program, you will have a better chance of being hired into a bigger hospital system out of school. I work with several gis who worked and did the accelerated program. ...
    May 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Chemistry in Cincinnati
    Check out Clovis College online, I believe OU still accepts this and has a lab using household items :)
    May 2
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  4. Any tips/advice before starting an (associate) accelerated nursing program?
    I've never heard of one either. I'd be interested to hear how they handle theory and clinical in that short time.
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Not cut out for NICU
    If you truly don't feel comfortable and are completely miserable go to your unit manager and talk with her. Since you like gainers and growers ask if you can transfer to a step down unit, if they...
    May 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Joining the military with BSN
    There is no guarentee you won't deploy.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Adoption
    It is hard to see the adoptive parents after the mom changes her mind. I have seen this several times. It is the law here in the states.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Survey on nosocomial infections in the NICU - please help me by filling it out :)
    This not a great survey.
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Taking care of DNR patients. The point?
    I don't even know what to say. Let me just say this, my dad was a DNR, all I wanted was for his symptoms to be alleviated so I could get him home again. What do you want, for these people to just...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Tuition Reimbursement in limbo
    Ours is notoriously horrible with reimbursement. I'd call the person that heads it up and ask. Also they will not reimburse us if we have an attendance infraction. It doesn't have anything to do...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Was my professor out of line?
    It is very hard to shift those priorities, but sometimes you have to do it. I did my BSN classes when my kids were 1 and 2. I have no idea how I did it, but we made it they and they survived being...
    Apr 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Friends. 😤
    My daughter just tells her roomies to shut up. The semester is almost done, hope you found a new roomie for next year.
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Methadone and NAS- from a mom's perspective
    This is also a very old thread, things have changed since its start. You may be the exception. In the past few years there has been better education, improved scoring. And putting a baby on...
    Apr 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Ready to give up
    Waiting for a position sucks, but HR usually moves at a snails pace and then positions get frozen, especially around quarterly report times.
    Apr 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. physics
    We use physics every day.
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. family members working in the same hospital and exact same unit
    So, if you both stay on this unit, and you can't get along, how is this going to impact you and your job? You have to be able to work as a team and honestly, I can see a huge issue here. I doubt he...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. is it appropriate to call?
    I would email HR, since it is still listed they still "own" the opening. Where I work, we interview and ask to hire the person, but HR is the one to set up the official interviewing process.
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How to be a NICU nurse?
    Actually, many NICUs hire new grads. Total fallacy about working a floor first, unless you can't get in there initially, then look at postpartum or peds. Ask to shadow in the NICUs by you and ask...
    Apr 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. How's a guy to dress?
    Wear it, you never know if somewhere will send you to a floor!
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Interesting article: The Problem With Satisfied Patients — The Atlantic
    The surveys we receive back are from the families we just can't please. Things like, we wouldn't let them hold their baby (who is 23 weeks on an oscillator and 6 gtts), we wouldn't let the sibling...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Crazy clinicals instructor doesn't like us using the restroom?
    If she told me to keep track of how many times my student peed, I'd tell her to pound salt and call the school's dean. What an idiot.
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Transfusion associated NEC
    The Epogen protocol is awesome! I can't begin to tell you how it has really cut down our transfusion rates.
    Apr 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Nurses with ear piercings
    Depends on your school and where you do your clinicals. I have one kid in a nursing program and I told her to hold off on all the above mentioned. She puts a clear plug in her nose. I have another...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. Why can't we have 12 hour shifts and 8 hours shifts?
    We have a combo right now, but are transitioning to 12's.
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Can an RN adjust an ETT?
    At our facility we can after getting word from the fellow/NNP. We pull up the X-ray to take a look before. Most of the time RT is busy so we just grab another nurse and do it. Check your policy.
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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