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  1. Hospital staff/no weekends/holidays
    I float system-wide for four hospitals. I don't have to work weekends, holidays, or essentially any day I don't want to work, and I get a higher base rate, but I don't get benefits or PTO!
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. discovered and reported falsification of VS
    That isn't an excuse to make it up. I just admitted a patient today who still hasn't recovered from taking her labetalol and having a major hypotensive episode. We're talking about the potential to...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: Central Ohio Pay rate: 40/hour In which area / specialty do you work?I flex for Stepdown units across 4 different hospitals in one health system. What type of license do...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Don't go into nursing school if_____
    + If you think you'll ever be too good to scrub down a patient in a good old fashioned bed bath. + If rectal foleys don't make you happy. + If you can't treat nursing school like a full time...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. The Zoll Defibrillator for dummies: explain this thing!
    On a unit I was a charge nurse for, we'd occasionally pull people aside as we checked our crash carts each morning and run them through it. "How do you pace? how do you change the joules?" etc, and...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. are fluids and electrolytes really THAT bad?
    It's a million times easier to understand in practice than in the classroom. The classroom tends to be rote memorization of signs/symptoms and normal levels. While thats certainly necessary to some...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. new grad with first rn job at correctional facility... advice on what to study?
    I hated wearing 60 pounds of gear and running alone to emergencies across a 3/4 mile wide spanse. My facility was built in 1918 and now consists of 11 different buildings, any of which I could be...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. Obs Unit?
    I've seen plenty of obs units that are extensions of the ED - usually patients who may not meet criteria for admission but the doc doesnt want discharged yet (often chest pains, SOB, etc). I've never...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. new grad with first rn job at correctional facility... advice on what to study?
    Ohhh, I got lots of it. Correctional Nursing is definitely a niche. I loved it and hated it at the same time. I've moved on to hospital work since then, but I continue to PRN at the prison to keep my...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    There are definitely preceptors who like to eat their young still, but you also have to understand, that a good chunk of the people we precept are lazy, know-it-all, unappreciative, and...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Social Media
    Don't friend your boss, either, and be very wary of even what coworkers you friend. One of my jobs has a policy to not be friends with anyone in a leadership or management position over you, and my...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. To The RN's Who Worked With LPN's In The Hospital..
    I still work with LPNs at one of my hospital jobs. Most of the time I don't mind, but days they are assigned patients with lots of IVP meds, or for oversight reasons given patients with CVCs and...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. FORTIS college columbus ohio?
    Either way, fortis is not a reputable school. They've gone through multiple name changes in the last 10 years because they kept getting in trouble; they were reprimanded just in 2011 for having an RN...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  14. New Grad BSN..looking for job in Columbus...There's Hope.
    OSU doesn't require you go through new grad residency, at least, not for the position I interviewed for recently - I was interviewed along with a brand new grad. I could've had the position, but it...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  15. BSN vs ADN in Cleveland/Akron Area
    Ohio as a whole is going for "BSN in 10" and trying to get as many nurses as possible BSN prepared. Regardless, BSN is the way to go. I did my nursing in 3 steps (LPN, RN, BSN), so either way you go...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  16. [Rant] Not hireable because of a VOLUNTARY accreditation
    I've been interviewing over the last couple weeks for a great position at a large research and teaching hospital near me. I was really excited because I the interviews went excellent, the benefits...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. Ohio 2. 3 3. PCU 4. Hourly pay: 24.40 5. Nightshift diff = 5.00/hour, Weekend diff = 3.00/hour 6. Union? Nope
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How long do you generally have to stay past the end of your shift?
    In 10 months at this particular hospital, I can count on one hand the number of times I have gotten out "on time" -that is to say, within a half hour of the time Im SUPPOSED to be clocked out. We...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Acuity in patient assignments
    I think we work on the same floor :D
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Can scrubs have chiffon?
    I agree with Sweet Wild Rose, the final answer is always in your facilities dress code, but chiffon is not easy to clean. At least in my job, lint is the least of my problems. Chiffon is generally...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. Which fields of nursing have the most stable clients
    Corrections (well, generally. 95% of the time, they're all stable. When they're not, it's bad and you're a 1 or 2 nurse code team). School nursing (similar to corrections...it's all good until a...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Patient Handoff Communication
    In my hospital, I (floor nurse) receive the name of my admit from my charge. From there, I pull the patient up in the system, review notes, etc. the ED nurse then (should) call me and ask if I have...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. When will I quit feeling like a dumbass?
    Reflection never stops - and that's a good thing! Stop beating yourself up, and don't be so hard on yourself (I know that's easier said than done!). One of my preceptors said it takes a minimum of...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Are RN's going to be a thing of the past?
    Our hospital is moving in the opposite direction. LPN's are no longer being hired at all, and those that are remaining are expected to have their RN within three years. The other two major hospital...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  25. The way we ask for someone's pain level?
    I agree one hundred percent. I actually kind of have a personal thing with people who claim if it's real pain it will be reflected in vital signs; you don't know the physiology of their pain or how...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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