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  1. Changing to 8 hour shifts
    Loved 8 hours shifts! Just when you feel like leaving, it is time to get ready for shift change and patient handoff to the oncoming shift. And if you ever needed an RN to stay over for 2-3 hours to...
    Feb 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Cost of Nurse Residency Program
    I just tried to read about the residency program on the link posted earlier, and the link is no longer working. Hmmmmm......
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What makes a great RN to BSN program?
    It should meet the scheduling needs of the working RN and be flexible. Online only works if your students are computer literate, and is not for everyone. Hybrid (online and some live classes) works...
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nurses are Not Doctors
    The title of this article is wrong from the start "Nurses Are Not Doctors", because, in fact many ARE, having earned a doctorate in nursing, the title "DOCTOR" comes along with that. For example: Phd...
    May 1, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. CHOP hiring process
    Can you clarify the acronym? Could be Children's of Pittsburgh or Philadelphia.
    Apr 17, '14
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. 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, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. 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
  8. Accreditation question ...
    NLN does not accredit doctoral programs.
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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: Nurse Management
  21. How many of you have a BSN
    BSN, MSN and doctorate.
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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