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  1. chare

    Time to Renew my Florida RN and.......

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    Graduating in Florida but Moving to Mississippi

    Which state are you a legal resident of? If you are a legal resident of any compact state, you can not apply for licensure in any of the other compact states. In your situation, if you are a legal resident of FL you have to apply for licensure in FL. When you relocate to MS you should apply for licensure by endorsement as soon as possible, and you will be allowed to work on your FL license while your MS license is being processed. If your state if legal residence is a non-contact state then you can apply for licensure in MS. ETA: For residency purposes, the Nurse Licensure Compact considers your state of legal residency. This might be seperate from the state that you physically live in.
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    Vaccination for clinical

    Doubtful, as he has 6 posts from 2014.
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    Vaccination for clinical

    No, there is not. Even if you found s program that would enroll you without being vaccinated it is doubtful that any clinical site will accept you. Best wishes.
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    Although more commonly associated with infants and young children, RSV is more of problem in the elderly than most realize. Respiratory syncytial virus infection in older adults: an under-recognized problem
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    RN Licensing by NCLEX in Maryland??

    You are correct, she doesn’t have to apply for initial licensure in WV. She is able to apply for initial licensure in any of the non participating enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) states she wishes. However, if she wants to work in MD, and is a resident of WV, she is going to have to apply for licensure in WV and apply for licensure by endorsement when she relocates. From the MD Board of Nursing’s Nurse Multi-State Licensure Compact page. ETA: When she relocates to MD and applies for licensure by endorsement she will be allowed to work using her WV license while her application is behind processed.
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    RN Licensing by NCLEX in Maryland??

    As both MD and WV are members of the enhanced Nurse License Compact, and you are a resident of WV, you are going to have to apply for licensure in WV. If you are do apply for licensure in WV, you will be allowed to work in in MD on your WV license, while your MD license is being processed. Best wishes.
  8. I believe this is the article NICU Guy referenced. Use of Ondansetron for Vomiting After Head Trauma: Does It Mask Clinically Significant Traumatic Brain Injury?
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    Reporting arrest to Fl BON

    Whether you will need to report this is going to depend on whether your asked about arrests or convictions. I can’t speak for FL, but none of the states in which I have been licensed have asked about arrests, only convictions or pleas, either guilty or nolo contendere. Best wishes.
  10. chare

    Would this shirt get me into trouble in class?

    If it were me, I would pass on wearing it to class. While it might not "get you in trouble," it is likely that someone is going to find it offensive. You should also consider this. If you have to ask is "something is okay" or question whether doing something is "going to get you in trouble" you should probably pass. Best wishes with your education.
  11. Agreed. However, I am a veteran as well, and if I were to discover that an applicant had a less than honorable discharge, it would definitely be a consideration in my decision. Not saying that I wouldn't offer a position, but the applicant would really have to sell themself.
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    Why are accelerated BSN programs closing?

    While I haven't noticed this trend in my area, this doesn't surprise me. And, I think you have your answer here, when you compare cost and length of the accelerated BSN with the master's entry programs.
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    new grad high turnover

    Really? Perhaps you'd be so kind as to provide sources for these "statistics" of which you speak?
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    I'm back with math help needed again please!

    While there are formulae available that will work for most problems you will encounter problems that no formula works well. This is why, when I work with nursing students or new nurses, I stress dimensional analysis. If you are interest in learning dimensional analysis you might the attachments in the first two posts in the following thread helpful: Master Your Drug Calculations BEFORE You Get to Nursing School. Best wishes. common pharmacology formulae.pdf
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    LVN probation follow my RN LICENSE?

    You're not unique. West Virginua has separate boards as well. West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses West Virginia RN Board
  16. A Google search using "online RN to MSN with bachelor's in another field" resulted in "about 1,900,000" returns. Obviously not all of these will be RN to MSN programs, however some of these clearly state in the viewable information that it is. Best wishes.
  17. chare

    HIPAA violation and future employment opportunities

    Fired after giving notice of resignation - what can I do? | My Employment Lawyer
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    HIPAA violation and future employment opportunities

    Because you've asked seven questions that none of us here can really answer. Also consider this. Your employer is under no obligation to accept your resignation, particularly if you are currently under investigation, and still might terminate you. And, even if they accept your resignation they are still free to tell any potential future employers that you were under investigation and were allowed to resign in lieu of termination. An attorney would be able to answer these questions and advise you on your best options as to leaving this position under the best circumstances possible. You might consider reposting this question in the Ask a Nurse Attorney column. Best wishes as you work through this situation.
  19. Wow. You resurrected a post that has been inactive nearly 8 years. This might be a record.
  20. chare

    How to figure out pump setting

    I'll echo what the two previous posters have written. Why don't you show us what have you done so far to solve this?
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    Nursys/License by Endorsement

    Yes, if your original and/or current state of licensure participate in the NURSYS verification process. If you haven't done so, you should review the NC BON requirements for licensure be endorsement Best wishes.
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    practice without specifically being hired?

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    Med error and Pyxis

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    Droplet precautions

    So, this patient apologized to your patient for your patient having to be moved to another room as he was flu positive, and your patient stared at him and then ignored him. Yet, the patient with the flu was the rude one? It wasn't his fault that he was placed in a semi private room. Yes, in my opinion it was wrong, and rude. Why not give him a bell and hang an unclean sign around his neck? Yes, if all you said was that he needed to return to his room. What would have been better would have been to ask him to step away from the door while you were conducting shift report, and let him know that this was to protect everyone's confidentiality. You had already segregated him once, why should he be happy about this? As the distance for which one could potentially be infected with an agent spread by droplet is approximately 4 feet, there really isn't much reason to keep the door closed. Again, if he was standing in the door to his room, the chances of you, or any of your coworkers being infect were fairly slim. It reads as if you were perturbed at him from the beginning, over something that wasn't his fault. While your patient wasn't obligated to accept the apology, you should have at least acknowledged it and let him know it wasn't his fault. Instead you, and it sound as if your coworkers did as well, ostracized him for the fact that he was there. No, only if I'm entering a room of a patient with a known or suspected infectious condition. Do you were a mask outside of the hospital during flu season? If not, why? You are much more likely to be exposed to someone with an infectious condition outside of the hospital, than from one of your patients.
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    Med error and Pyxis

    We use an external return bin as well. It has a drop area similar to a mail box. We open the lid to reveal a drop area that is completely enclosed in the bottom similar to an letter drop in the post office. We drop the medication into the receptacle and lose the lid, allowing the medication to drop into the locked container. We return all medications in the Pyxis prior to placing them placing them in the bin. If it is a controlled substance a return slip prints, which we place in a bag with the medication. This came about, at least in NC, as a result of a recent board of pharmacy ruling that returning it to the Pyxis was considered restocking, which is not in an RN"s scope of practice. I agree with this. I might add that I generally try and conduct this type discussion via my work email, and BCC myself to my private email. Doing so creates documents the discussion and creates a record, which can be helpful if questions arise in the future. Best wishes.