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  1. Is it realistic that I'll make 80-100,000 thousand after I graduate with associates.
    Oh my, I'm a supervisor in acute care and my base pay is $42/hr. Tell me where you're working :)
    Sep 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Holiday Scheduling
    oooh, I like this....
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. False statement for terminating employment
    Call the hospital and ask them what their policy is for appealing a termination. If you belong to a union they can help you with this, otherwise call HR direct. Then DO IT in a timely fashion...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nurses Hourly Pay in CT
    Where in CT? You're going to make more on the Gold Coast (Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk) than elsewhere in the state.
    May 25, '10
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  5. Nursing Supervisors
    For that type of job I would definitely go for your MHA. You might also want to consider a combined degree (MSN/MHA, MSN/MBA).
    Apr 8, '09
    Forum: Nurse Management
  6. Nursing Supervisors
    That's basically exactly what I do. A few questions.... Who monitors restraint use? Is it done unit by unit or do you take part in that? What is your pay (feel free to pm me if you don't want to...
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: Nurse Management
  7. Input regarding Charge Nurse Criteria
    Ridiculous. If I were you I'd take my experience and certifications elsewhere. Sounds like a no-win for you. EVERYONE needs experienced L&D nurses.
    Feb 23, '09
    Forum: Nurse Management
  8. New nurse in need of experinced advice
    I agree with the above poster. If you present the termination as a learning experience and you don't badmouth your previous employer, that goes a long way. You can also just say that it didn't work...
    Feb 22, '09
    Forum: Nurse Management
  9. Nursing Supervisors
    It is a really interesting job, never the same night, lots of interaction with lots of different people. I was a nurse manager for about 6 years before this job became available (at a different...
    Feb 20, '09
    Forum: Nurse Management
  10. Nursing Supervisors
    Any other nursing supervisors/bed managers of acute care hospitals out there? I'd like to network a little and get some feedback on a couple of things... I am a nursing supervisor at a 300 bed acute...
    Feb 11, '09
    Forum: Nurse Management
  11. Ending horizontal hostility/lateral violence
    The only fair policy in this instance is zero tolerance. Fire a few people and the dye will be cast.
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Should Supervisor help??
    Simmer down kids. This is the age old nursing debate...i.e. "Nobody else works as hard as I do". I realize that the OP was put in a dangerous position, there is no denying that. From my own...
    Jul 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Should Supervisor help??
    If YOU had a poop explosion I'd definitely help out....and fetch ya a pair of scrubs too.
    Jul 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Should Supervisor help??
    Thank you. I supervise a 220 bed acute care hospital and my duties include bed management from the ED, PACU, and direct admits into and through the hospital; verifying that patients are where they...
    Jul 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Working in Psych and then being a patient in your unit!
    Many nurses I know, psych or otherwise, have mental health issues. We are a very high risk field to be in.
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Nightmare situation.
    God, that sounds like a horrific situation....I'm surprised you've lasted this long!! Absolutely file a grievance...just make sure you have dates and facts to back your claims. Look at it as a trial...
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: Nurse Management
  17. Name hospital and salary--everywhere
    night house supervisor in CT. with night diff, $60/hour.
    Feb 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. cutaneous t cell lymphoma
    I had one pt with ctcl...horrible disease. he was treated at yale with reasonably decent results. tell your friend to enroll in clinical trials, probably her best bet.
    Dec 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. 4 mos. Pregnant & starting new RN job; Employer doesn't know yet; Will I be fired?
    this question has come up before. All I have to say is, once nursing management starts discriminating against pregnant employees, they're going to be in a world of trouble, being that the profession...
    Nov 18, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Sick Day
    Hokey, dokey. Nursing supervisor here (don't hate me on that basis alone). A few things to mention, and I may jump around, so bear with me. 1. If someone calls in sick, I give them the benefit of...
    Sep 29, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. pain & external fixator
    tripped over baby barrier. my husband asked if he should adult proof the house. I shot him
    Mar 29, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. pain & external fixator
    Thanks everyone for your kind words. The pain is much improved. I saw my surgeon today and told him very kindly that he was not at all helpful Friday evening in the ER. He was appropriately contrite....
    Mar 28, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. pain & external fixator
    fx my distal radius last monday. had closed reduction and internal & external fixation done on friday. unbelievable pain, 10/10 most of the week. After ambulatory surgery was given dilaudid for pain....
    Mar 28, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Snow emergency excuse?
    I manage a unit in the northeast and do not accept snow as an excuse to call out sick. With current technology, we know at least three days in advance that there's a snowstorm coming. Gives you...
    Feb 8, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Do you get "pain med seekers" in hospice?
    I had a CF patient once...he was 17 years old and couldn't have weighed much more than 75 lbs. The day before his death, he finally consented to a MS drip to control his pain. We started him at 6...
    Sep 12, '04
    Forum: Hospice Nursing