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  1. One thing I learned today is that honesty will get you nowhere in Nursing School.
    Aside from the test, which I hope you get to take, I wonder why the instructor advised you to quit? Is your professional attitude reflected in your username?
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Watch what you post on Facebook
    Our facility is now investigating a Facebook thread about nursing students acting inappropriately while on clinical rotation. Remember, social media is not protected by privacy laws. I saw the actual...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Nurse vs Instructor
    WOW. OP really nailed it with "going thru puberty a second time". Nursing school is a new language and new culture. Have said this many times. Congrats!! Personal insight is a valuable tool for...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Credits from CNA classes to RN program
    Also, contact hours are generally not on the same level as college hours. Think of algebra. High school algebra and college algebra differ. Higher expectations.
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Effect of IV narcotic leaked from syringe onto hand
    Hey! I watched NCIS last night so I know how to answer this :) Most drugs that are in your system leave it within 72 hours. Topical is not systemic.
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Getting a job with a summons offense
    under review probably means the BON has not yet made a decision (maybe due to lack of information or they are waiting for time to go buy to see if you set a pattern). As long as you have a license...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  7. What am I allowed to buy for my unit?
    you ARE soliciting. You are making them aware and providing an incentive to purchase. Just like a paid commercial on TV. Sounds like conflict of interest to me. However, you might be able to get...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Employment behavior tests
    did you google them? Ask HR aobut them?
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How can I toughen up?
    Focus on the needs of the other person. Worked with a nurse who would be too sympathetic, which casued her to cross boundaries and also get behind in her work. Doing nobody any good. She finally left...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. medication question
    I would have called MD. At the very least the MD needs to know that parameters are important to keep from getting called!
    Apr 15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Trouble feeling pulse
    use your stethescope or a doppler.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. To give or not give insulin
    there needs to be specific MD orders for NPO status. People need insulin 24/7, even when NPO, to carry out cell functions. Our cardiologists would freak over post-op BS greater than 180. Evidence...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. Question for nurses
    Patients and family members can often be a pain, but I also find it a challenge to be effective n interactions with them. My favorite thinig is working around a lot of smart people. I find that...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. The Importance of Backing Up Your Work
    my computer crashed while writing my thesis in grad school. Luckily it was backed up. But I get jitterey just thinking about "what if?"
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Where are the candy stripers?
    HIPAA violations and risk of infection are two reasons why we do not want volunteers in direct patient care.
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Would you be insulted by this?
    don't buy it. I bet it will not be offered next year. We do sell t-shirts with hospital logo for special events, like the March of Dimes going on right now. But it is a choice and you can wear it...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What are other facilities doing for clinical orientation?
    Another tip: I use the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals as an outline for nurse orientation. On our last surveyor was pleased to see that we had these on the agenda (they are my...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  18. 2nd Semester Blues
    I did the same thing - and that was many years ago. You just get plain ole tired. Think of it as a long distance race, not a sprint. Just keep running.
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Is this really considered a med error?
    I would consider your action as allowing the patient autonomy in his own care. In our hospital we document "refused" and no one argues it, even the MD. If the patient continues to refuse, then the...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Death at Clinical
    Does your school have a counseling program? I believe it is important to be able to talk about these types of experiences. You will have a grieving period of your own. I wish you peace
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. What am I doing wrong?
    I have been on both sides. As someone looking for a job I felt that is was rude not to followup with applicants. As a manager, I find it difficult to make the time to shuffle all the hiring duties...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Lpn program compared to rn program
    never was an LVN but I believe the first encounter with nursing is the hardest. It is like learning a new culture and new language. Now you have something to build your new knowledge on and that...
    Apr 10
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  23. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    Please everone, remember that the pain scale mentioned here is asking the PATIENT to compare this pain with the greatest they have ever felt in the past. If this current pain is the greatest then it...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. When to start applying for jobs? before graduation? afterwards?
    my hospital is taking apps now. We like to plan our budget and spread out the hiring times so too many at one time is not good.
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Tips On Answering Psychiatric Questions
    OP: remember Maslow's heirarchy when you need to prioritize. Patient safety is always a biggie (assuming they have shelter and food). Therapeutic communication is a must. Never talk about yourself....
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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