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  1. nurse patiens ratio??
    Hi Cindy, "Ni Hau Ma?" Interesting you ask this. Which hospital are you at? I just returned from 3 weeks in Feng Yuan, Taiwan. We were there to visit my mother-in-law and for the last week...
    Nov 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Patients Treat Nurses Like Garbage!
    Don't think it's something that changed over the years. Just like in the general public, there are rude and obnoxious patients. Combine that with illness infliction, general problems stewing at...
    Nov 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Malpractice Insurance: Having your own policy is a NECESSITY
    Interesting thread. I also researched this years ago and received a reply from a Chicago paralegal who's worked both sides of the fence (defending hospitals and staff vs working for malpractice...
    Aug 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I dread working on Med/Surg
    Many many new grads "hate" Med/Surg before they even "really" know what it's all about. They may think they know how the whole thing works based on their nursing school experience, but they really...
    Jul 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Tallahassee Hospitals
    Hi, What's the PRN rate for CRMC, if you don't mind (RN with 3 years experience working Stepdown and Pulmonary floors) Thanks
    Jul 13, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  6. need help re reading glasses
    I agree with going to an optometrist for progressive glasses and especially for an eye exam, if you haven't had one lately. I went for years with reading glasses only to find that my distant vision...
    May 29, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Panama City??
    Water temp is 57 right now but think you'll have pretty nice weather next week. I'm an avid windsurfer and even tho it's pretty cool when it's cloudy, I've only worn a full wetsuit once this year...
    Feb 23, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  8. Staffing ratios
    I agree, and thanks Nurseguy for a great reply. Guess you could sense my frustration in the post. I am, of course, aware the bottom line is all-important in business/management, but one would...
    Feb 19, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  9. Staffing ratios
    Know this is a sore subject at many facilities, but why isn't there more discussion in nursing journals, papers, etc.? We hear about various drug incidents, nurse negligence, malpractice, etc.,...
    Feb 17, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  10. Panama City??
    Would be interesting to see when she was here. And again, I'm sure "inexpensive" is relative. What bothers many people here is the cost of living has long out-stripped the salaries. Panama...
    Feb 11, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  11. Panama City??
    Hi Barry, Hope I didn't scare you with the COLA info for this area. Just wanted to give some a reality check due to the recent cost hikes compared to what some might remember. Apartments are...
    Feb 9, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  12. Less Stressful Areas
    I'd also commend you for facing up to your reaction to stress. I would suggest further that everyone reacts differently to stress, has different ways of coping and overcoming it. You may feel a bit...
    Jan 30, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Acls
    Not sure where you're taking your ACLS but our facility provides you with a book complete with the CD. Unlike previous classes where most didn't even pickup a book or fill out the pretest given to...
    Jan 29, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Legal Q:  Lawsuits and Assets
    Have acquired substantial assets and currently have an NSO personal liability policy, but have often wondered . . . 1. Probability that an award would exceed the policy payout making our...
    Jan 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City
    Great comments, "Lady. . ." All are true. Bottom line: for as long as they can take in GNs from the local colleges and start them at this pay . . nothing will change. And . . .the cost of living...
    Jan 20, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  16. Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City
    I work at Bay Medical here in PC. Did my clinicals at GCMC and my daughter (RRT) worked there for a few years. Pay is the same throughout the area (low). New RNs start around $16 and PRNers make...
    Jan 16, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  17. Spc 1st Semester Rn'ers
    You might find more responses and/or interest in the "Nursing Student" Forum than on this one. Best of luck
    Jan 7, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  18. Panama City??
    Hi CJ As Cammie mentioned the starting pay is about $16/hr for newbies and PRN is a flat $27 no matter who you are. Pay is basically the same at both major hospitals. Healthsouth Rehab Hospital...
    Jan 5, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  19. $$$$msn Teacher ??????????
    omg, how could I have forgotten football of all things? You're absolutely right about their salary and Florida especially. To an earlier poster . .sorry but I can't remember the PBS special on...
    Dec 24, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  20. $$$$msn Teacher ??????????
    Given that a large chunk of tuition goes toward facilities, new equipment, etc. (and I don't know how much to bureaucratic agencies at the state level), it's not surprising to me that salaries are...
    Dec 23, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  21. $$$$msn Teacher ??????????
    PBS had a special on recently regarding the nursing shortages, the long waiting lists for admission to programs, etc. Interviewed several colleges and asked their MSN and PhD administrators why the...
    Dec 16, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  22. Drug Guide
    This is interesting. What specifically have they complained about using the Davis Drug guides? We used Davis through all my clinicals and I've used it on the floor the past few years having it on...
    Nov 28, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Howlong to do pre-reqs????????????
    Assuming you're pursuing an RN, much depends on how much coursework you can handle and/or other outside commitments. Prereqs can probably be done in a year, but some of the classes are pretty...
    Nov 19, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  24. Respritory  therapy
    I'm an RN, an RRT. Beyond the differences already noted, she tells me RRT tasks are mostly mechanical while we deal alot with assessments, broader system care. Both are rewarding. Don't think...
    Oct 16, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Do cell phones interfere with telemetry?
    I used to get hung up on this also. I agree also that when you try to enforce, families/patients become irritated, supers won't back you up, as well, but no harm telling them anyway and document it...
    Sep 25, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion