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classicdame MSN, EdD

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classicdame is a MSN, EdD and specializes in Hospital Education Coordinator.

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  1. classicdame

    Patient Education - is it a legal requirement?

    patient education is a requirement in Texas. Go to their website (Welcome to the Texas Board of Nursing Website) and search for delegation. There is a rule on what CANNOT be delegated to unlicensed personnel. I take that to mean it must be done by the licensed nurse.
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    Pay grade: experienced nurse vs new grad

    I believe HR is scared of lawsuits so are wary of what they say. I have learned not to expect an annual raise and to do what is needed to get high on the payscale or seek employment elsewhere.
  3. classicdame

    Pay grade: experienced nurse vs new grad

    there is a lot behind this practice. For one thing, the facility may have how to raise entry level pay to attract new nurses and maintain staffing levels. I would ask HR if there is a guide they use and where you are on that matrix. If you are lower than most nurses with your education and experience, ask how you can improve the pay. If not satisfied you may have to look elsewhere, transfer, learn how to use the system (per diems, bonuses, etc) or suck it up. Good luck
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    I need help with wording on an application

    I would not mention it at all. If there are legal implications, just deal with those as they come. Otherwise, the reason you want to leave is for "better growth opportunities". Sounds as good as the reasons employers give for needing to fill a spot.
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    Why so many 3-11 jobs at nursing homes?

    used to hate those hours in hospital as many direct admits. There must be some task, such as getting people hs meds and then to bed, that make that shift not desirable in LTC
  6. do you realize that you are still liable as a nurse even if acting or working as EMS?
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    Oxygen administration with COPD patients

    I recommend the DON arrange for an in-service from a respiratory therapist. I do this for new nurse orientation in our hospital. It is very enlightening!
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    Calling in treats for unit when home sick?

    as a manager I would wonder if you are well enough to order the treats are you sick enough to stay home
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    you will have to look at articles on terminal illnesses in general. Don't forget to look at periodicals intended for occupational and physical therapists or even social workers and psycholology
  10. classicdame

    Nursing as a Career

    I worked full time for a surgeon as a tech while getting my ADN and then as an RN while getting my BSN and MSN. You have to be really focused and willing to give up some free time for a while. As for support, I had none but my kids were grown so I did not have that challenge. The work is hard but can be lessened with team work and appropriate equipment. If you have access to a physical therapist at work I recommend asking for demonstrations on moving people. Good luck in your career
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    Are %100 online BLS certifications legit?

    there are no short cuts to doing the right thing
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    The Nightingale Pledge - Still relevant today?

    Don'tStop, ASN. First, I LOVE your username. Nurses never stop learning or doing or being at the forefront of healthcare. Second, the pledge is recited at some pinning ceremonies as a tradition. Some people do not like traditions. You can be a great nurse without reciting a script
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    The Nightingale Pledge - Still relevant today?

    I think it is more of a tradition than anything. I get sooooooooooo tired of people taking offense at the most minute details. Smile a little!
  14. classicdame

    Tips To Stay Awake While Studying

    Frequent breaks and do not cram. You will not retain it anyway.
  15. classicdame

    I was ACCEPTED today!!!

    I started nursing school when I was 45. I worked full time while earning three degrees. Being an older student has advantages - I was not interested in going out all night or talking about boyfriends instead of studying. I could apply life experiences to what I was learning and patients had confidence in me because I was older (they often thought I knew more than I actually did!) Good luck in your new life.
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    Considering nursing school

    well, it was definitely worth it to me. I have a good career doing what I enjoy with people I respect. Nursing school can be tough. It is like learning a new language and new culture all at once. You have to be disciplined to get thru it. If you are looking for a job that pays well without a lot of effort, forget nursing. It is hard. But there are other rewards. Choose well.