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  1. Patient safety and narcotics
    As others and I have mentioned in this thread. No its not. State BONs do not have in their regulations how long a narcotic can be on a person, that is determined by facility policy. Which, as shown...
    Aug 29, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Patient safety and narcotics
    Not at my facility. If I had to immediately run back to the omni-cell every time a pt refused a narcotic or I had to hold a narcotic for some reason I would never get anything done. I work on a...
    Aug 27, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Sentara starting wage??
    It is at least $21, and night shift diff is $4.
    Apr 9, '15
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  4. Snow & calling out of work
    I am also in the south and I have had to work in every snow storm that has hit this past month. We cannot call out for snow but they make bed available in the hospital I work at if you want to stay....
    Mar 5, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Shoes!
    http://www.skechers.com/style/76536/work-relaxed-fit-sure-track/wht#Color=BBK Those are the best shoes I have ever worn, pretty light and super comfy. My feet do not hurt at all after 12 hours. I...
    Feb 11, '15
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  6. get fired?
    I seriously doubt you would get fired for a single fall without injury. Perhaps she is calling you in to speak about fall prevention? In my hospital we have a fall score, certain numbers have...
    Sep 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. who does the blood draws in your hospital?
    Our CNAs draw them, if we don't have a CNA that night then the nurse does. We have an IV Team for super hard sticks.
    Aug 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you "tell" Facebook where you work?
    Perhaps I am the exception to the rule but Facebook has allowed me to connect with long lost family members and friends in different countries, (was not born in the USA). Planning a trip to England...
    Aug 1, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Thank you!
    So I had my first day on the floor yesterday as a new grad. I am on a step-down trauma, burn, and epilepsy unit. All the staff on the unit were so kind and helpful. They kept asking me if I needed...
    Feb 7, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: South East VA Pay rate: 21.01/hr In which area / specialty do you work? Med/surg What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN What type of degree and/or certification...
    Jan 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How did you feel when you got your first nursing paycheck?
    My day is coming soon! start my job the 27th, my pay plus shift deferential will be over 3 times what I make now..... I am going to flip out.
    Jan 8, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. Any new grads get an "acute care" job with no paid clinical/ work experience?
    I have no healthcare experience at all and I was hired to the top hospital in my state for a med/surg RN position, I did have years of customer service experience though. Just see how it goes, I...
    Jan 8, '14
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  13. Stay Positive New Grads!
    Going to throw in my positive story too. Finished nursing school in October, put out apps in November, got a call thanksgiving eve and got interviews set up, passed NCLEX in December, interviewed...
    Jan 6, '14
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  14. Just got a job!
    Finished nursing school in october, passed NCLEX December and I just accepted a registered nurse position at my dream hospital on a unit that I really wanted. It is half med/surg and half step-down,...
    Jan 2, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Sentara Employment
    This is a question for people who have at least interviewed with Sentara. How long after interviewing did you get a call back? Whether or not you got an offer. Thanks!
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  16. NCLEX results
    " very important: at this point, if you get a pop up that says 'the candidate currently has test results that are on hold. a new registration cannot be created at this time.', it has nothing to do...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. NCLEX tomorrow
    Thanks everyone! Got the good pop up, but I will feel better once it is official.... Felt like I failed it but I also had hope in the fact I know I got the last question right.
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. NCLEX tomorrow
    Thanks guys!!! Good luck Diva! I take mine at 2pm est, probably going to update this after I get back with the results of the Pearson trick.
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. NCLEX tomorrow
    Nursing school is what you make it. For me it was not nearly as hard as all the horror stories on here. Sure it is different but just try different methods of studying till you find one that works...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. NCLEX tomorrow
    Thanks! I was in an ADN program.
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. NCLEX tomorrow
    I take my NCLEX tomorrow, first time. Going to review labs and maybe some meds tonight. Always did well in school, never failed anything, no Cs, always 1000+ on HESI tests, been using saunders to...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. To study or not to study????
    I do not know what state you are in, but the state of Virginia does post the numbers, perhaps your state does too. The class just before me had 18/20 pass and before that 17/17. Check your state...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. To study or not to study????
    The pass rate means students that finished the nursing program and took NCLEX for the first time, it does not include any students who did not complete the program. If you school has a pass rate of...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. To study or not to study????
    I don't plan on studying. I didn't study for many tests in nursing school and made A's, never studied for HESI and made above 1000. Some people have said "don't compare HESI!" in here but I am...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Flu shots as a student anyone?
    I used to never get the flu shot. Then I got the flu once and it was horrible, had to miss a lot of class. So glad that happened before I entered nursing school, miss more than 1 day and you fail the...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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