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  1. BSN Only?  Give me a break!!
    But she wasn't an applicant. She had 13 years in that position, and has a bachelor's in leadership. So what would the upper level management courses of a BSN program do to increase her knowledge of...
    Oct 8, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. Frustrated with angry, demeaning doctors
    You know, it's hard to deal with doctors like that. Just always try to take the high road, and stand up for yourself when you need to. Someday, they might have to be one of your patients! lol I...
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Is Job Hopping the Norm for Nurses?
    There are so many variables involved in this question. I think it depends on the type of position you're looking for, somewhat. If you want a management position, it probably won't look too great...
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Could this be construed as "abuse"?
    I agree. It could be "it hurts" or "ouch" is the only sentiment she can recall to express, depending on her degree of dementia.
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Could this be construed as "abuse"?
    As for the worry about her saying "they hurt me"...........document, document, document. And care plan it. That should keep you out of trouble with the State for any complaints about that. As for...
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    Some states don't have set defined staffing ratios for nursing facilities. However, I would assume you are protected by your nurse practice act. Abandonment means you took on the responsibility of...
    Jul 23, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Hospitals Providing More Time for Nurses to Spend with Patients
    Nursing care isn't provided by "techs" in nursing homes. CNA's perform routine custodial duties (ADL assistance, etc.), but nursing care is provided by nurses. And, believe it or not, we actually...
    Jul 23, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Manager Bonuses
    There are probably some health systems that give bonuses for that, but generally, staffing cuts are related to budgets. People don't realize there is a lot more to staffing budgets other than just...
    Jun 18, '14
    Forum: Nurse Management
  9. Fake crying and bad acting in the ER
    Having never worked in the ER, as a nurse, this certainly gives me a new perspective on what you guys go through. It also sheds a little light on a couple experiences I've had as a patient, and a...
    Apr 30, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. What makes nursing stressful for you?
    Yeah, the paperwork is overwhelming. Unfortunately, Medicare, Medicaid, and the insurance companies require a LOT of it! In creating more and more laws and regulations to "provide better patient...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Sandy Storm whom do I serve?
    Yeah, like starting their nursing careers
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Sandy Storm whom do I serve?
    I fully believe your children and their safety must come first. I don't know about there, but here abandonment only applies once you've taken report and taken the responsibility for patients and...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Weird, but missing my old state's nurses union!
    One thing that struck me is that there seems to be a complaint that the hospital doesn't have enough staff or doesn't try hard enough to get someone to cover a shift, but on the other hand, there's...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Deep In The Dark
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  15. Should I or should I not have my own personal nursing liability insurance???...
    My opinion is NO, most definitely not. In my experience over almost 20 years, is the people with liability insurance are the ones the lawyers seek out in civil suits. They go for the caregivers who...
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Long term care seminar provider
    Wondering if anyone in the long term care industry has ever been to a seminar put on by "Healthcare Consultants and Management Services"?
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing