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  1. Does your agency staff private insurance cases before Medicaid cases regardless of acuity?
    They do. But many nurses still like to look at the composition books for a brief summary of the shift. It could be writing something as simple as "Tom had an uneventful day with x2 loose BM,no...
    12:05 am
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. Who feeds the child with seizure disorder
    this should be moved to the pdn forum.
    Apr 20
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Get the Bsn or leave nursing?
    I can see at least 2 scenarios happening. 1. The nursing glut might get so bad that Pdn agencies and Long term Care facilities start preferring Bsn educated Rn's as field and staff nurses. To...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. Chamberlain Nursing School... Is it worth it???
    wow! And i thought paying $30,000 for the online Rn to Bsn program at Chamberlain was bad!
    Apr 17
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  5. 65 year old woman pregnant with quadruplets
    This would even be a story if it was a 65 yr old man that got some woman pregnant. It would not even be a story if it was a 95 yr old soon to be father. If a man could father someone at that...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Crazy clinicals instructor doesn't like us using the restroom?
    There was this girl that used to drink a liter of water during tests all the time( she kept it at her desk),and get up to go every 15 minutes. The instructor told her she could not do that...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Get the Bsn or leave nursing?
    I wonder what Aiken said about the outcomes of patients of Rn's who work in non-acute care? I cannot find that information anywhere.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. Does your agency staff private insurance cases before Medicaid cases regardless of acuity?
    We use composition notebooks to pass along information that cannot be added to our regular nurses notes. For example,equipment cleaning or Physician appointments. Also,most of us just write a...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Reusing suction catheters
    I had never heard of using tap water or a vinegar/water mix to clean a suction catheter after suctioning a trach. I have always used saline or sterile water. I am not too sure about distilled...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. Does your agency staff private insurance cases before Medicaid cases regardless of acuity?
    At the big "M" those guys usually just told us who was Medicaid.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Does your agency staff private insurance cases before Medicaid cases regardless of acuity?
    I think i could understand this better if the agencies were actually passing some of this money to us. But they are not...its used for fancy office chairs and other non-essentials. The agency i...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Get the Bsn or leave nursing?
    That is all the more why i thought long and hard about this. Most non-acute care employers are not pressuring ADN's to have a Bsn. At this point in time,most employers that are acute care are...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Get the Bsn or leave nursing?
    Thanks! I plan on remaining in Pdn as a field nurse. I really cannot see myself doing any other nursing specialty.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Does your agency staff private insurance cases before Medicaid cases regardless of acuity?
    Now that i did not know......
    Apr 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. Does your agency staff private insurance cases before Medicaid cases regardless of acuity?
    I am vent certified and my agency still tries to send me to the private insurance,basic care client.
    Apr 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Pennsylvania does not accept license from RN program
    i agree for the most part,but it really depends on the state. In some states Cna's can start Iv's,administer meds, and insert foley catheters. But then again,those are only skills,and they still...
    Apr 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Does your agency staff private insurance cases before Medicaid cases regardless of acuity?
    The private insurance clients that are difficult to work with get staffed better than the nice families on Medicaid. Often,Medicaid clients do live in dangerous areas,so that could be a factor i...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. Does your agency staff private insurance cases before Medicaid cases regardless of acuity?
    What was your purpose for posting this? I think some of the agencies are punishing poor clients by doing this.
    Apr 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Does your agency staff private insurance cases before Medicaid cases regardless of acuity?
    I think it is punishing poor people in a way. My agency has email notifications of openings that are posted everyday. The same cases always have openings,and its usually 2 groups: Medicaid...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Does your agency staff private insurance cases before Medicaid cases regardless of acuity?
    Many agencies do tell because your hourly pay is based on insurance of the pt. The nurses on Medicaid always got lower pay than the private insured ones. IMO its still unfair that agencies can...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. Pennsylvania does not accept license from RN program
    That would be some interesting stats for sure. I wonder if a similar analogy could be used on stats with Excelsior grads who became Rn's,that were previously physician assistants and paramedics. ...
    Apr 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. LPN/RN question
    Can the OP enroll in Excelsior Distance Learning program,or is that only for Emt's,medical assistants,and Lpn's?
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Does your agency staff private insurance cases before Medicaid cases regardless of acuity?
    For some reason,that strikes me as unfair and maybe unethical. For example,my agency wanted to send me to work with a kid who has private insurance. This kid has no trach, gtube, and is only on...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Get the Bsn or leave nursing?
    i just sucked it up and will be attending Thomas Edison State College in July. I will be taking my time though,as working 80 hours/week is a MUST in Pdn,and on top of the fact i have to pay for...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. How did the 12 hour shift begin?
    I do not know what it is about 3pm to 11pm that turns some workers off,but that shift does seem to take up most of your day unlike day and night shifts. I was chronically tired working 3pm-11pm. ...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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