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  1. Do hospitals incur a net gain or a net loss from the training of a new graduate RN?
    http://www.nursingsociety.org/sttievents/leadershipsummit/documents/the%20high%20cost%20of%20lateral%20violence%20in%20nursing_stanley_4-24-2010.pdf statistics show that lateral violence in...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Sad cases
    Ashley, I'm going to assume from your profile that you are very new to the nursing profession. Someday you will see what people put their "loved ones" through just to gain financially. Trust me,...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Sad cases
    I am not making assumptions - This has already been proven.
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Do hospitals incur a net gain or a net loss from the training of a new graduate RN?
    right, I've seen so MUCH lateral violence in the workplace during my clinical rotations (NOT where I currently work), that new grads actually RUN away from the job. And they WERE great nurses with a...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Sad cases
    I currently work in a LTACH. One side of my floor has an average of 18 patients at any given time - 17 of whom have tracheostomies and 100% of the trached patients are on ventilators for at least...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Associates vs Bachelors Degree
    Well - this quote absolutely depends on where you live! Acute hospitals here in Massachusetts are phasing out hiring of LPN's AND ADN's. They allow current LPN's or ADN's to stay but are pushing...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. New Grad First Job Question
    Take ANY job you can get. If you become licensed after graduation and then don't get a job for a year because you're waiting for the "right" opportunity, then you'll be overlooked and perpetuate...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. New dx of "possible MS"
    Jules is right. MS is unpredictable. It's also a subject that is close to my heart - my only sister has it. She was diagnosed almost 15 years ago and still works 30 hours/week as a veterinary...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. Night shift time management - new RN
    I work night shift as well - but our nurse to patient ratio is 4:1. On one side of the floor it is usually 3:1 and the other side is usually 5:1 but that side also has 2-3 CNA's. I keep a piece...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Questions from a recent grad
    when renewing for your CPR, go for the ACLS instead of BLS. And I'm also in MA - so try here... http://www.ehow.com/list_6643901_new-nursing-continuing-education-requirements.html
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Asked to interview for a job I'm NOT qualified for?
    If it's not something you wish to pursue, and it sounds like you're not confident in your abilities to do the job - then you should tell them that's not the line of work you had hoped in which to...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Funny things patients say !
    Actually, if you drink Visine, it will give you diarrhea (as seen in the movie, The Wedding Crashers lol) Alissa, RN LOL
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. How much student loan debt and how much is it a month to pay back?
    I have 22K in student loans from my RN schooling - it's about $220/month. I have another 8K from a previous bachelor's degree left, cost is about $62/month, so just under $300/month for 30K in...
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Ipad & apps for powerpoint
    http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/blog/view-powerpoint-on-ipad-2-5-methods-for-you-to-choose/ this is what i found... good luck! alissa
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  15. Do hospitals incur a net gain or a net loss from the training of a new graduate RN?
    So, NicuGal, were you never a new graduate nurse? lol I believe, in the long run, if a new graduate is trained and is treated like a NURSE by the other nurses and not like a lower life form on...
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. ADN vs. BSN
    there's no PAY difference, no. But it's a LOT more difficult to FIND a job with an ADN than a BSN.
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. 75 Questions on NCLEX, pass or fail?
    That's not what she's asking. Supposedly there's a PVT (Pearson Vue Trick) where you can check the Pearson Vue website within a couple of hours of taking the NCLEX. If you try to reschedule your...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. 75 Questions on NCLEX, pass or fail?
    as far as I know, the PVT works - if it asks you to enter credit card information, that's not a good sign, but if you get the pop up saying you've recently scheduled this test, then you've passed. ...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. 75 Questions on NCLEX, pass or fail?
    Leslie, I thought the same thing - seemed so easy compared to the tests we had in nursing school. But then I started second-guessing myself and panicking that maybe I didn't pass! EEEEEK. But I...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. 75 Questions on NCLEX, pass or fail?
    Mine also shut off at 75 and I thought "Crap! Instructors said it could go either way with 75 questions and I finished in 45 minutes total!! I've failed for sure!!!" Nope, passed!!!! The longest...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Vancouver ER Nurse Writes Open Letter To Rioter
    http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2011/06/17/boston_police_put_title_experience_to_good_use/?rss_id=Boston.com+--+Boston+Bruins+news
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Vancouver ER Nurse Writes Open Letter To Rioter
    I concur! I think Vancouver police maybe should have planned better as they did in Boston. The riot squad marched the streets in Boston as soon as the game was over, definitely putting a damper on...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Favorite Dr or Nurse Name
    Actually, RN in training, "BonPain" is French for "Good Bread", just watch out for the yeast, no pain LOL You'll be OK!
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    Well, this happened before I became a nurse but it happened in a Skilled Nursing / LTC facility. I worked for a Fire Alarm/Security System company where our techs also serviced Nurse Call Systems. ...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Childhood diseases return as parents refuse vaccines
    We're now seeing multiple cases of measles in MA - too many people are refusing the MMR. It bothers me that these people are putting those that absolutely CANNOT have these vaccinations at risk. 17...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing News


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