Nurse Salaries Versus Executive Administrative Salaries: A Chasm Worth Crossing
Nurses
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Nurse Salaries Versus Executive Administrative Salaries: A Chasm Worth Crossing

The gap between nurse salaries and those of healthcare executives rose from 23:1 to 44:1 in 10 short years. Our healthcare system is strapped, we are in the midst of a nursing shortage, and it seems...

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Nurses
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Emergent

"My pain is about an eight and a half"

Do you ever get patients who give you decimals for their report of pain? Somehow they lose credibility with me when they do this. Seriously, they can't settle on either and 8 or a 9? And, they think...

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Nurses
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sweet sunshine

Is this a fair holiday schedule

I work 3, 12 hour night shifts. We are required to work 2 out of 3 holidays. I got Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. 12 hour night shift. The new schedule came out and I'm scheduled Halloween,...

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Nurses
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withholding medications ethical dilemma

I have been a CNA for 5 years. i am also a nursing student (BSN/RN) on my last quarter. i work as a registry CNA right now, so i see a lot of different nurses and units etc. I was on an ICU unit...

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School
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stephrooth

What are your hours?

I come in at 730am and leave at 415. I work now in Charter HS. They're dismissal time is at 259pm.

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School
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stephrooth

Ginger Ale

Can I give HS students ginger ale for indigestion? it's not in the doctor's order

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Nurses
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klone

"Hallway admissions" at overcrowded ED, and professional risks of RNs talking to press

Saw this article in Becker's this morning. As I was reading it, I was quite surprised to read this quote: Wonder if Miss Kate Pugh still has a job. Why would anyone besides the hospital...

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School
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struggling...

***admin, please don't repost*** Yesterday, I was desperately trying to take in last minute paperwork for exclusions (not sure how it works in other states, but in my state, students have until...

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Medications
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ddrn97

Stat dose followed by q12 confusion?

I received an order for stat dose of protonix followed by every 12 hours after that the next day. I gave the dose at 9:30 at night and then my emar said it was due again at 6am the next morning....

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School
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naveiak

Med training for non-medical staff??

Good morning! Does anyone have any suggestions for some good online training (videos, etc) for heath aides and other non-medical staff?? Thank you!

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It's Time to Stop Nurse Bullying in Its Tracks
Nurses
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It's Time to Stop Nurse Bullying in Its Tracks

Bullying - unwanted, aggressive behaviors - happen daily on nursing units across the United States. During National Bullying Awareness Month, let's talk about why bullying should be stopped and how...

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7 Ways to Sabotage Your Own Success in Nursing School
Nurses
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J.Adderton

7 Ways to Sabotage Your Own Success in Nursing School

It is difficult to imagine a student self-sabotaging their academic journey. I don’t think any student intentionally tries to prevent themselves from progressing in a nursing program. However, in...

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Shared Governance Leadership: 10 Lessons
Nurses
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Shared Governance Leadership: 10 Lessons

After chairing my hospital’s shared governance committee for a year, I can now say that it has been an invaluable learning experience. I’ve learned some lessons that I will carry with me for the rest...

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Recovery
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Terrified... need advice

Hi all. Hoping some can guide me in what to expect if they have been in similar situations. I am an RN in NY and about a month and a half ago I got drug tested at work for "reasonable suspicion"...

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Nurses
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rechell1215

Should prn get weekend or holiday diff???

Can a hospital refuse to pay prn nurses weekend or holiday differential? Legally?

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Recovery
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Scollins2

O-792074

Does anyone know what drug panel O-792074 is for affinity?

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School
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waxynurse3

911 call

Hi all, I haven't really posted before, but I'd appreciate some feedback since school nursing is new to me and I'm really trying to grow and learn something from each experience. I like this position...

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Nurses
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EdwardE

Getting Sick as a Nurse

I recently starting working at a hospital after working in a small GP office for five years, and it seems like a lot of my new coworkers call in sick on a regular basis. I'm just wondering if getting...

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UK
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StressedNewlyqualified nurse career advice

Hi everyone! I'm new to this. I'd appreciate everyones honest advice please. I'm really stressed and just do not know what to do. I am in my final year of adult nursing. I will be finishing...

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Students
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about to fail nursing clinical

Hello. I am in my first semester of nursing school and received a clinical improvement plan on the 2nd week for forgetting to put the glucometer stick into the sharp after using it on a patient....

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