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  1. first quiz in nursing leadership and management
    This is probably too broad a question for a forum ae don't know your textbook, syllabus, etc. I would recommend studying your material. I'm sure you will do fine if you study! Good luck! Study...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nurse Management
  2. any leadership and management books?
    Crucial conversations.
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nurse Management
  3. Will I have a strong enough personality?
    The BSN classes include more theory and research as well as leadership and ethics classes. I don't think any class with "toughen you up" although I would highly recommend "Crucial Conversations"...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nurse Management
  4. Interested in climbing the administrative ladder
    All good questions. If you just graduated with your BSN, sitting down and setting up some milestones for the next ten years is important. I assume you are not an RN to BSN and that you have no...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nurse Management
  5. Opportunities for MSN/MBA?
    You could be a unit manager or director in a hoapital. If you have long term care experience you can be a director of nursing in a nursing home. In my opinion, the MBA is becoming less important...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  6. NEED to Interview a Nurse Manager for RN-BSN assignment. Please help! :)
    Feel free to email me the questions if you still have a need. Stephanie at steph.va.1008@gmail.com
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  7. Calling all nurse managers!
    Feel free to email me the questions if you still have a need. Stephanie at steph.va.1008@gmail.com
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  8. Managers? How many hats do you wear?
    I think you do more hands on direct nursing care than most managers. I don't necessarily think that is a bad thing. When talking about your resume, emphasize metrics/outcomes. Maintained...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  9. Manager or CRNA?
    I work probably 50 hours/week when you count in time taking work home. I'm glad I did it, and I have no regrets. But that's me. I will say that, financially, you will have to work your way up to a...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  10. VA Hiring Process
    Until you have an offer letter in hand, I wouldn't give notice for your current job. I would wait the 7-10 days, then call back. Get them to email you the offer letter as an attachment, then put in...
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  11. How have to "decreased" your FTE without actually getting rid of staff?
    It's tough to go through for sure. It's better to lay off some people than continue the further downward spiral for sure. What I would look at is your census. Is it bimodal? Can you staff by the...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  12. First time being Interviewed for DON position
    They may ask you about managing FTE's...do you send folks home when you're overstaffed? Talk about a time where you had to discipline a subordinate. Licensing issues...what did you learn going...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  13. How do you get information out to your staff?
    I have a weekly email huddle that has about 10 points of interest. I send it out every Friday afternoon and it contains all the info I get throughout the week but condensed into one email and more...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  14. Fastest Way Up the Ladder
    I wouldn't say any track is detrimental to moving up the ladder. Even OB isn't just OB. It's L&D, postpartum, newborn nursery and, in some hospitals, women and children are under the same director....
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management
  15. Is management for me?
    No, management was not something I ever considered, though I was an officer in the Navy Nurse corps, lol. When my current position became available and was offered to me, I turned it down initially!...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management
  16. Is management for me?
    Well, I am a unit manager of a child psych unit. What makes it rewarding is knowing that i am making a difference in the lives of my kids. Not me directly but my influence in the programming, the...
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management
  17. Would you even consider a candidate who was terminated?
    It doesn't sound like she was terminated so why would she put this? Under "reason for leaving" I would put "wanted a change" and she can explain it when she gets to the interview. Being terminated...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management
  18. accepted supervisor position, need resources
    I think no matter how much you read or prepare, you learn the most by making mistakes. My first year was hell. I had to fire two people, discipline others, and everyone hated me. I was on the...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management
  19. patient acuity system
    done. let me know if you have questions.
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management
  20. What is your reward?
    Well, I am a unit manager of a child psych unit. What makes it rewarding is knowing that i am making a difference in the lives of my kids. Not me directly but my influence in the programming, the...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management
  21. What does HCAP mean? Interview assignment help!
    http://www.hcahpsonline.org/home.aspx There's a fact sheet on this page. Basically, it's a patient satisfaction survey that is now going to be tied to a hospital's reimbursement. There are...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management
  22. Child Psych?  Your opinions...
    I am the nurse manager of a child psych unit and wouldn't do anything else. You will likely either love it or hate it. The nurses that stay say "this is what I went to school for, to help people." ...
    Aug 23, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Advice needed - teamwork activities
    We just had a wonderful retreat that had a lot of this. PM me your email and I'll email you the schedule and what we did.
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management
  24. Need advice: Work bully
    The coffee cup thing is a bit much. She may be new and trying to "nip everything in the bud." I did that when i first started too, majored on minor things (though never a coffee cup, lol). Now...
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management
  25. online education or not??
    I don't think anyone looks down on U of P. I agree with the other poster that I wouldn't do it for a clinical job but the MSN/MBA should be fine. I couldn't attend because of the expense. I am...
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management


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