Med-Surg/Tele/ER/Urgent Care

Former Faculty, ex Navy Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner in Urgent Care

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PollywogNP has 45 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, LPN, NP and specializes in Med-Surg/Tele/ER/Urgent Care.

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    Sleeping On Unit

    And the ones that made the complaint did not pull out their cellphone to take a picture of you asleep?.... Why not? Where is the proof? We all carry our cellphones no matter what the policy is, there are cellphones everywhere! Lomg time ago nig...
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    Need advice! 😩😩

    That’s exactly what I was going to say! The tuition is about $2500 per semester or less. My daughter got her paramedic at Valencia last year. That LPN school sound like a For Profit school judging form the cost of tuition. Do they accept anyone ...
  3. What is HDFS?
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    Which one is better CNA or X-ray tech

    CNA is short program less than one semester or a couple months. Radiology Tech is an associate degree with similar prerequisite courses as nursing.
  5. Back in the 1980s, “STAT Banana”, for low potassium! There was a RED phone with no dial that was a direct line to switchboard for codes & other emergencies. I debated using it to call the kitchen for the banana. Back in the 1980s, “ST...
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    They Changed My Resignation To Being Fired

    I have never heard being fired is reportable to BON in any state I have had license. What would be the purpose?
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    LVN Challenge Method Then LVN to RN

    What is challenge method LVN?
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    I need help with Math!

    Show us your math.
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    Salary or hourly for 7 on/7 off on-call overnights

    5PM to 9AM is 16 hours, that you must be available but you would only get paid for 8 hours? Is that even legal? Are you going to have to do admissions after 5 pm or just if pt calls? Do you earn sick leave or PTO?
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    Am I required to take a nursing student?

    Continue to politely decline. She is ignoring you and her response that “you’re perfect to precept” is a smoke screen. Be emphatic that you are still learning ( typically new nurses have about 2 year learning curve. ) Clearly state you decline....
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    You can’t have BSN as part of your name. You need to change it.
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    You already have BSN? Or are prenursing student?
  13. PollywogNP

    Skills Testing

    It might be your school. I taught in 3 different programs and skills checklists certain procedures must be performed or it was a failure.
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    Skills Testing

    What’s the purpose of this question?
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    Healthcare And Birthdate Imperative

    Just recently went to optometrist for eye exam. No one asked for identifier besides first, last name. It was thru VA. The doc asked how I qualified for VA health care, first weird question. Cuz I was Navy Nurse. Then he says so last visit was Februar...