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  1. Sandy Storm whom do I serve?
    I live on the west coast. We don't have the ability to predict, track, or monitor impending disaster events as our earthquakes just "happen". We go to work every day knowing that we might have a "big...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. I dont' have a clue what to do, please someone help me.
    This may be too late but for anyone involved in a complaint or possible action against your license, I have 3 words of advice: Call a lawyer! They may not be able to sit with you during the initial...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Please quit wasting my time: Interview Advice from Hiring Manager
    lvn2bsoon: If your soft spoken and quiet personality has you frozen in interviews or mumbling answers or not able to reply except for a few words, your chances of being hired are slim in today's...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  4. Please quit wasting my time: Interview Advice from Hiring Manager
    This thread has generated so many responses that this advice might be in the pages somewhere already so forgive me if I am repeating what others may have already said. If you worked in multiple...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  5. Just started new job and then finds out it's downsizing????
    Yes, layoffs typically go by seniority although there may be exceptions including long term employees in disciplinary actions, LOA folks etc that MaY be laid off first. I just find it a bit odd that...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Just started new job and then finds out it's downsizing????
    Jody, I am not sure if you are working in a union environment but it feels odd that the newest hire is always the first canceled unless it is something in the union contract. I would certainly check...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Just started new job and then finds out it's downsizing????
    One other thought after I posted. Make sure your co-workers know you are interested in picking up shifts. Depending on their situations and your hospital policies, they might be more than delighted...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Just started new job and then finds out it's downsizing????
    Make sure you know the hospital policy for cancellations and verify that it is being followed. Some places cancel per diem and part time first, others use a rotating system that includes all RNs on...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Is magnet status hospitals shutting out all LVNs
    Ladymaam, by identifying the state as California, you have cleared up much of the mystery. With our staffing ratios, many hospitals initially hired a large number of LVNs because the ratio laws speak...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Texting while doing patient care?
    First was this an RN or an aid or medical assistant? Second report this person through a phone call to her supervisor. Do it by phone or in writing. This is inexcusable for anyone and I am pretty...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. ICU Nurses I Didn't Know You Could Do This???
    "Sometimes you have no choice but to connect multiple drips together, but its always important to remember everything that you have connected in that line". Seriously, don't even attempt to rely...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Lottery for holiday shift?
    Unit manager is clueless and it is a fabulous way to increase staff turnover and new orientation costs. She should create a staff scheduling committee and make sure to include staff that whine about...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Are We Addressing Fundamental Student Needs In The Classroom?
    You are truly a caring instructor. You have found your calling in nursing and educators and leaders can learn a lot from reading this article.
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  14. How Do I tell my current job that I need time off for 1 month to work as a camp nurse
    Well, I admire your guts for even thinking about this as an "option" but as several have noted, it would probably be a cold day in heck for your manager or institution to agree to this. You have...
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Am I crazy, because this seems VERY WRONG...
    What is the hire rate for your school post graduation? Are students having issues getting acute care positions? As a manager, your clinical experiences sound substandard for my area in...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    I am not sure the size of the hospital that you were taken to and that might have impacted the care /assessment received. Frankly, there are so many responses to this thread that I just didn't have...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Facebook almost cost me my job
    It isn't just being dumb enough to "friend" your boss. Your other friends will share with the boss or others what you put on your FB page if it makes the organization look bad or if you make your...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. From Michigan to SanDiego.. HELP!
    By all means take the NCLEX for Michigan. You will be able to get reciprocity in California or whatever state you eventually move to. Look for internships and certainly be available for interview...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. Need advice on how to respond to a manager after interview
    If you have an option, and you receive the letter of acceptance, I would run in the other direction as fast as possible. The whole interview process was highly disrespectful to all concerned. I can't...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing
  20. Can a hospital legally force you to get your bsn if you are an adn
    Any employer can set a minimum job requirement clause. As has been well noted, most employers will give current employees a reasonable time line to conform to the new minimum standards. Those who...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Frontline: Facing Death
    Very thought-provoking. Perhaps as nurses we have had the courage to have these conversations with our families for our own wishes as well as those of aging parents or our children. That might be a...
    Nov 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Yelled at for posting on AN
    You are not being bashed in this forum but you have been provided with some guidance from multiple members. I would encourage you to consider the words of wisdom provided on this forum regarding...
    Nov 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Yelled at for posting on AN
    Yes, as some have already noted, internet and privacy do not belong in the same sentence. Many hospitals and possibly some schools have developed social media policies. Typically they involve...
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Trying to stand out in a crowd of other new grad RN's
    You can ask for a personal leave if you don't qualify for the FMLA. There is no obligation to grant it. Depends on the employee, the reason, and the amount of time requested off. Most places allow a...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. Trying to stand out in a crowd of other new grad RN's
    Most non union California hospitals are "at will" and yes, you can have a job loss. If they were in the wrong they learned through the unemployment hearing. If you work minimal hours or took a...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: California Nursing