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  1. Can't get into my RN Program because of Obamacare
    Yep, Walgreen's for blood work... Healthcare Clinic: Walk-in Clinics at select Walgreens
    Jul 2
    Forum: New York Nursing
  2. Funny Things Patients Say
    When I was a floor nurse on my rehab unit, I had more than one patient ask me why they were assigned to "the ugly part of the ship" when they were "expecting a pleasure cruise". It always seemed to...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Moving to Florida
    I work for a major health system on the Gulf Coast (and throughout Central Florida) that hires LPNs. No idea what their average wage is though, sorry!
    Jun 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Are LPN's not treated as well as they should be?: Law student who wants to LPN
    I'm assuming since you're already in law school that you have a Bachelor's degree of some sort. Why not do an accelerated BSN program? I don't have anything against LPNs (I used to be one), but if...
    May 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. acuity of patients
    A RAC (recovery audit contractor) is a gift from the Medicare gods {dripping sarcasm}. It is a program designed by CMS to identify and correct overpayment of Medicare claims. For inpatient rehab, it...
    May 14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  6. having to come in to sign forms
    FIM scores are how your rehab unit gets reimbursed, so its pretty important for all documentation to be finished/signed/etc, so it can be submitted in a timely manner. If your unit ever has RAC...
    May 14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  7. Illinois law allows schools to demand students' Facebook passwords
    Emphasis placed on important words to consider before jumping to conclusions. It doesn't say that they require passwords to be handed over on the first day of class.
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Getting into nursing school
    You can retake a class that you've technically passed? Every school I've attended would not let a student retake a class unless they received a grade of D or less.
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Keeping feet moisturized
    I recently bought these "spa" socks that have a layer of gel on the inside. I slather on lotion, put the socks on (they kind of suction to the bottom of the foot/top of toes), lounge around, and...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. snf to acute rehab?
    I think it would be easier to transition to a medical unit from acute rehab versus a SNF. To me, acute rehab is just med-surg with three hours of therapy on top. We're having to take sicker and...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. acuity of patients
    Your marketers don't worry about RAC audits with these types of patients? I've been on both sides of the bed, so to speak. As a floor nurse, I hated low census because I had to float; as a rehab...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  12. Uniform maintenance
    I've found that trying to iron out wrinkles from air-dried clothing is almost impossible. Even if I can get them smooth, the wrinkle "design" is still there. I then started ironing these items with...
    Mar 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Medication Education... built into the EMR?
    The EMR at my facility has this. It's not built in to the MAR, but there is a drop down box that links to our med education software and takes less than 30 seconds to access. The software has...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Patient Education
  14. Code Lavender?!
    Code Lavender at my hospital means the ED is at 140% capacity starts a snowball effect around the hospital of rapidly discharging patients and making beds where beds didn't exist...
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Any hospital units that DON'T use telemetry?
    My acute inpatient rehab unit does not use telemetry. The unit is capable of using it, however, tele boxes really get in the way of doing therapy and, for the most part, dysrhythmias need to be...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How do you feel about professors locking the door?
    Accountability and maturity, perhaps not. It is, however, teaching that there are consequences to our actions whether our actions are intentional or a result of "life happens" moments.
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. How do you feel about professors locking the door?
    Exactly, if you're going to be late for work, you call and let them know. I'm sure exceptions are made when advanced notice is given by a student also. It's the habitually late students who just...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. How do you feel about professors locking the door?
    Locking the door isn't all about who is/isn't being distracted. It's about accountability and maturity. While you may not be locked out of your job if you show up late, there will still be...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. How do you feel about professors locking the door?
    What do cost/paying of tuition and following a school/professor's policy have to do with each other? You paid tuition to attend the school. That's it. You didn't pay tuition in order to have some say...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Licensure/Certification Abbreviation help!
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Math Help Please.
    This is off-topic, but I would really like to know what school/state/country allows a student to not take ANY math class beyond ninth grade and beyond geometry. And also what nursing program requires...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Dying of starvation
    Sounds like aspiration is definitely the problem. Her risk of aspirating is just too high to even attempt sips of water. Even aspiration of water can cause much bigger problems if the mouth isn't...
    Jan 22
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. My CRRN Study Guide Accountability Thread
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  24. Are there 10 hr shifts in Nursing??
    My unit (inpatient rehab) used to have 10-hour shifts, but when the hours didn't mesh well with floating (rehab nurses getting off at 1700 when the next nurse didn't come in until 1900), they were...
    Nov 13, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Washing Scrubs NUNS KS
    "The bugs are getting worse and worse so no one can be to careful." The bugs are getting seemingly worse and worse because people are completely overzealous when it comes to disinfection. A...
    Sep 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion