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  1. Are we prepared?
    Our hospital has been undergoing expansions. During that time we have went several times without red/white plugs, elevators, air conditioning etc. It was all under controlled circumstances and we...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  2. Too old for BSN?
    This can't be real.
    Jan 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. HPPD on your MOC
    If you manage a unit, please tell us what your given hours per patient day is on the model of care, what type of unit it is, and what state you are from. My unit is ortho/trauma/bariatric/surgical,...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Nurse Management
  4. Orthopedics Bariatric?
    Make sure they have some kind of lift program in place and good team work. My unit is the designated ortho bariatric unit and we invested so much time and money in new lift equipment and classes to...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  5. How to prevent falls
    We have to score every patient for a fall risk and implement precautions based on their score. Bed alarms are used on everyone above a score 50. We also have low beds and a ceiling tile that says...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  6. nurse to patient ratio orthopaedic floor?
    1:4-5 with 3 aides on days, 1:5-6 with 2 aides on nights. But when they pull a nurse from us to cover ER overflow during high census, day and night end up with 1:6.
    Jan 18
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  7. Find your Specialty Quiz
    Research nurse for me. I was always curious about that specialty.
    Jan 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. How can I get into Medical Coding as an RN with a Bachelor's Degree
    I would suggest case management, or working for an insurance like Cigna. I know there are many others. Maybe even an instructor for a simulation lab.
    Jan 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Should I pursue a career as an RN? Help
    I'm posting my experiences, but it is very subjective. Positives: Great pay- shift diff, bonuses, high base pay Job security- my area always needs nurses. If you move, chances are that you will...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. How much do new BSN nursing grads make?
    For new grads BSN and ADN start the same at my hospital at $25/hr (north Texas)
    Jan 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. What grinds your gears about your coworkers?
    I just address it with the nurse directly. Unless it was crazy on the previous shift (codes, unstable patients etc) there is no excuse for that.
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Security guards
    Yes, on days we have 3. On nights we have 2. We also have a police officer in the ED on nights. Our facility is rural and has 300 beds.
    Jan 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. What grinds your gears about your coworkers?
    Leaving a patient room in a mess with overfilling trash, linen bags and trays. Can't stand that.
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Anyplace hiring LPNs?
    In my area places that hire LPNs are physician offices, home health/hospices, and nursing homes. But we have several nursing schools in the area (LPN, ADN and BSN) and all the places are saturated...
    Jan 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. To be a CNA or not to be a CNA (in nursing school)
    Working as a CNA has given me a huge advantage. Not only during school, but also during job hunt after graduation. I worked PRN on nights and weekends with no set schedule. When I was in the 4th...
    Jan 16
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  16. Graduating from TX Program & Looking for NY Job?
    When I did that few years back, I only had to get few NY Ce's in addition to all the other licensure verification paperwork. I did them online. It was not bad.
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Help! I quit my first nursing job
    The previous manager was out of line. If you gave a 2 week notice, there is no reason why you couldn't list that place and just explain that the environment was not right. Don't talk down about your...
    Jan 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Should I take time off? Help!
    I vote going PRN. if you can afford to cut down your hours, just do it. You will never regret that time. I hired several nurses that took off some time to raise their kids. That was explanation...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Leaving my job
    2 weeks on general. I always love it if I'm given more of an advance by my nurses. It will take me longer than 2 weeks to find a replacement and train the new nurse. Anything under 2 weeks is marked...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. NEED ADVICE! Which position should I accept?
    Ortho floor. You will grow so much more as a nurse because of the variety of patients. Most likely you will get medical overflow in addition to surgical patients. It is a harder job, but that...
    Jan 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. I received this email from a professor. I was a little shocked. Opinon?
    Nothing wrong with the email. Even after school, we are told what we can or can not wear. It's a good preparation for that first job.
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Healthcare Facilities running out of medications + supplies
    We currently don't have 3L CBI bags. There is an outage nationwide. We have to figure out around that and do CBI with 1L bags. It's a pain.
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. ER overflow
    I would like input. Did you ever work in a hospital where there were more patients than there were open rooms for them to go into? Right now, we place those patients in a hold area and treat them...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nurse Management
  24. RN to BSN questions
    I second this. My state university had an 100% online program for the fraction of the cost that most all-online universities are offering it. I got my RN-BSN through Texas Tech University in 6...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. How do you keep up with new hire nurses?
    Bumping this. I would love to hear what other educators do.
    May 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty


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