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  1. Hey, I know I am very late to the party, but can I ask a few questions about the LPN-BSN program? 1) How hard, on a scale of 1-10 (har), were the classes? 2) How much did the program, in total, cost? 3) Was it difficult to juggle school, work, and li...
  2. Why are so many nurses against unions?

    I'm a bit late to this party. I work at a hospital in WA state in an ambulatory surgery clinic. I was hired at the beginning of 2018 as a temporary employee and have since moved on to permanent status. I was told upon being hired that my clinic was n...
  3. Sign a consent without witnessing actual signature

    I agree. I just mean in terms of asking "do you have any other questions?" and being able to tell the doctor to go back and speak to them or give them a call later. Not just sign as a witness and forget about it.
  4. Sign a consent without witnessing actual signature

    I think one of the reasons this issue is so "near and dear" to me is because, for the most part, the clinics do not hire many nurses. At wound care and primary care, you have a handful of RNs to do the actual wound care and phone triage but at my cli...
  5. Sign a consent without witnessing actual signature

    I guess it's facility vs facility. Actually this is a very good question. Why do we need witnesses at my facility? I can ask around.
  6. Sign a consent without witnessing actual signature

    I'll tell a little bit about my clinic. So we are a specialty surgery center connected to a hospital. We actually mainly provide colonoscopy consults and colonoscopies. Before anyone asks, the risks and benefits of colonoscopy are explained to the pa...
  7. Is there a "Nurse Shortage" Lie?

    I live in a rural area of Washington State. ADNs and BSNs hired for acute care at our hospital. I think they (of course) prefer BSNs but they take what they can get.
  8. Bringing in the Boys: How to Attract More Male Nurses

    I'm asking questions because I do NOT want to assume anything. And you're accusing me of "speaking for you" or "assuming" things yet you're doing the exact same thing to me. Where did I say that I am blaming "society's or men's fault" for discrimina...
  9. Bringing in the Boys: How to Attract More Male Nurses

    So what extra duties are my female coworkers doing for me? Why am I going above and beyond for them? If you're doing the "heavy lifting for them" then of course they appreciate you but are you getting paid extra? If not, and they are not repaying you...
  10. Bringing in the Boys: How to Attract More Male Nurses

    Except I see so many people on this board, and in real life, going on and on about how increasing the number of men in nursing IS about increasing wages because "women get paid less for the same work". Why aren't we addressing the issue of lateral vi...
  11. Sign a consent without witnessing actual signature

    I will let y'all know how the meeting goes and what conclusions we came to!
  12. Sign a consent without witnessing actual signature

    My point was: isn't the best way to assess if the patient understands the procedure, barring asking them, to be present in the room while the provider explains everything? I guess if you can't actually be in the room for the explanation, asking the p...
  13. Sign a consent without witnessing actual signature

    Ok so here is how I handled this case: I called the patient and asked him if he felt he was provided adequate information regarding the procedure. He said he was and denied having any other questions and was able to describe it to me. I felt comforta...
  14. Sign a consent without witnessing actual signature

    Not sure as to the reason, but our surgery scheduler informed us that they cannot act as their own witness.
  15. So I work at a surgeon's office as my main job. One of the duties we have (the LPNs and MAs) is signing the surgical consent forms as witnesses. After we room the patient, we fill out some basic stuff on the form and leave it for the provider. Usuall...