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  1. Nurses in management positions --help!
    another suggestion is to contact one of the Educators at a local hospital for names and numbers
    1:09 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Bedbugs
    Hasn't your Infection Control Nurse made any suggestions?
    1:08 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What is the nurses role in preventing/reducing post c-section infections?
    for one thing, a c-delivery requires an incision, so you will have to do for that patient what you would do for any patient with an abdominal incision.
    12:26 pm
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Did you attend your RN-BSN graduation?
    yep. I was there. Felt like I had worked hard to get to that spot and would never be able to capture it again.
    12:24 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nurse Staffing Costs
    we cut out bonuses and most of the "extra" time you could earn for coming in during crisis or working weekends. Now everyone works every other weekend. No per diems. Just Overtime. We did raise...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. So dietitians can now write orders: Denial of rights.
    aren't people funny? Group dynamics lab is now closed.
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Goodbye...
    I think people need to vent, but it would be nice if everyone would TRY to share a positive work experience once in a while. I love my workplace, mostly because of the people in it. Where else can...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. So dietitians can now write orders: Denial of rights.
    FYI: Our dieticians are both licensed and registered, just like nurses. They can write orders pertaining to nutrition. They frequently collaborate with the nurses and MD's in the care of the patient,...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Goodbye...
    I, too, have noticed a change in the tenor of this site. However, I am sticking it out for the present. There are too many great nurses out there whose opinion matters to me
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Select all that apply...
    google for "select all that apply". You will find several websites offering many questions and, guesss what! They are related to nursing. I found that interesting.
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Family and Obligations...I need to vent.
    unless they have been through it, no one understands the demands on you right now. Be firm and explain that you miss these opportunities, but you are commited to being a great nurse. Believe me, they...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. No A.C.T/S.A.T's ..Am I Qualified to begin Nursing school?
    agree with anon456. Find the closest public school and ask questions. Best to call and get appointment then show up looking business-like (no shorts, revealing clothes, etc). People are willing to go...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. How do you claim CEUs from UTA?
    OOPS. I do tend to be wordy. That is an education standard to determine if the purpose was met. I also failed to mention sign-in sheet with two forms of ID excluding SSN
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Burnout rates
    some of the reasons SANE nurses drop out is because they have to be on 24 hr call, have to appear in court (and lose work days) and get paid SLOWLY and a small amount. In short, not worth the hassle....
    Sep 25
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  15. Student Nurses Association
    you will get a variety of opinions on this. I am an active member of my state nurses association because I can participate in providing information to our attorney and lobbyist when nursing issues...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. dictionary
    I use Steadman's. Ask if you can use a mobile app so you do not have to drag around the book.
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Graduate Nurse advice
    relax. You already know what it takes to be safe and competent. You will be given competencies to complete during orientation and that will reacquaint you with tasks. Be sure to ask questions and...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How do you claim CEUs from UTA?
    The Texas BON does not aprove contact hours. It is done by the Texas Nurses Association, and only if an application is presented to them for approval. Once approved, the application is given a...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Transitioning from FNP program to MSNEd
    agree with nurse2033. You will have many more options. We hired clinical specialists who have many duties of the director's assistant, or floor manager. But this person is also responsible for making...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  20. Hypoxia? Besides raising head of bed & giving O2?
    the one thing you DON'T do is leave the patient. You may need to initiate CPR. Get help via call button or just yell
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. What is an "air leak" in a chest tube/drainage system
    go to this website. They manufacture chest drainage systems. Go to the professional education tab for either the water seal or dry seal. We use dry as it has a "safety valve" to prevent > -40 cmH2O...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. WHY OH WHY? Every year-------competencies!!!!!
    if you participate every year you cannot use the excuse that "no one told me". That way, your boss can say "hey, we tried to tell them"
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. If someone is caught plagiarizing, should they be failed on the spot or get a zero
    As an instructor I would write it up, make a contract with the student and then recommend fail if they repeat the offense. In my experience, cheaters end up cheating themself. What they fail to...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Needlestick Injury d/t careless error. Seriously rethinking if I'm cut out for this.
    well, the good news is you got that mistake out of the way. Now, be on the outlook for the next one because I guarantee it is out there! We have all been thru this
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. The Wicked Politics of Clinical Practicum in Nursing School
    well, "fair" is not even a term to evaluate clinical rotations. Not supposed to be fair. Just a lab for you to learn. If you have a better idea on how to allow students to get a grade while in...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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