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  1. CHOP hiring process
    Can you clarify the acronym? Could be Children's of Pittsburgh or Philadelphia.
    9:22 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Calling out sick
    Ok, I have read the above discussion, but still the question looms in my head..."If you have X number of sick days, why can't those sick days be used, as long as the call off is done as per policy?...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Dreading L&D/Peds
    I would encourage you to speak with your course coordinator and/or clinical instructor about this situation. As a former clinical instructor, that information is helpful to know because if possible,...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Accreditation question ...
    NLN does not accredit doctoral programs.
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Nursing in the Third World
    Just a quick FYI..."third world" is not considered to be PC. Instead use "developing country" as a term. Good luck with the Peace Cprps!
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Peds Seminar?!
    I don't think that the American Association of Pediatric Nurses exists, but the main one for peds nurses is the Society of Pediatric Nurses, and their website has conferences listed. I would also...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. Hepatitis B vaccination 2 shots?
    I think it has always been a series of three shots. That immunization came out when I was in nursing school, in 1988 or 1989, and they made us begin the series in order to stay in school. I worked as...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Wal-Mart Walk-in Clinic
    My two experiences with walk in clinics were at Walgreens Take Care Clinic. First one was on a Sunday. us and was playing with our cat and was bitten by a playful one. Being cautious, we went to the...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Representing yourself to the public as a nurse when you are not a nurse
    So agree with you, especially that last line!
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Representing yourself to the public as a nurse when you are not a nurse
    [QUOTE=man-nurse2b;6975325]To answer in your own words "introduced himself as a "med tech"" so what exactly is the problem here? if he introduced himself as a "nurse" then that would be...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Representing yourself to the public as a nurse when you are not a nurse
    I'm sorry, but if the family member knew the difference then why did they ask in the first place? Were they baiting to see what the response would be? And in reality, this person did not say they...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Representing yourself to the public as a nurse when you are not a nurse
    A family member was recently seen in an ER. One of her care providers introduced himself as a "med tech" and the family member asked "What does that mean?" and the response was " it is the same thing...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Manager mad RN followed policy and procedure!
    OK, I have read the issue and all of the responses. I am left asking, "Why would you ever put a unit of blood into a tube system?" Everywhere that I ever worked, blood was never to be tubed, as it...
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. National Board of Nursing
    NCLEX is overseen by the National Council of State Boards fo Nursing (aka NCNSB). They write the questions and give Pearson the power to administer it. It is a National organization, of which state...
    Sep 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Ever had a patient or family members fire you?
    Yes, it happened to me and about every nurse on the unit. It was a patient who was dying from cancer, and the parents literally found something wrong with every nurse that was assigned to them. The...
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Want to move to a coastal town with a great hospital to work at as nurse manager
    Memorial Medical Center, in Savannah, GA. Has a great peds floor, PICU, NICU and Heme onc program.
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Management
  17. How many of you have a BSN
    BSN, MSN and doctorate.
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Help! Pre-employment nicotine test!
    I had to sign a statement at work indicating one of two things...either that I was not a smokeror that I was a smoker. smokers are now charged $50.00 more per month for health insurance premiums. If...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. NCSBN 2011 New Nurse Survey "Thank you" Letters
    Those surveys are done by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in order to determine what entry level new graduate nurses are doing. That data is used, in part, to help decide upon...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I-Pad Use By Nurses
    Thanks for the replies. I have considered the issue of not leaving it laying around, due to the possibility of theft. We've been using I-touch devices and cell phones, but those can be easily stored...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I-Pad Use By Nurses
    I just got an I-Pad and am wanting to use it on the unit and am interested in hearing from nurses who use different apps on the unit and if you would recommend them or not. I teach and my program...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Tough decision. Could use your thoughts.
    Seems to me that this problem is belongs to the RN who left the cable box, not you. Her emergency doesn't constitute an emergency on your part.
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Disappointing news, what can I do?
    If you'd like a good book about pediatric nursing, see if you can find a copy of One Children's Place. It is about several children's stories as they sought treatment in Children's Hospital of...
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Using BSN when you have not earned it
    That is called falsifying credentials, and the state board of nursing can discipline those who do that, whether it be a license issue or a credential issue. I know of a nurse who was completing her...
    Mar 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. blood pressure cuff allergy
    Might also be a latex allergy, as the bulb and tubing can be made from latex.
    Mar 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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