MrChicagoRN RN

Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care
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    Enough is Enough...

    Ever since sometime in the mid ninety's I've been in leadership roles, from supervisor up through manager with as many as 50 something reports. Last 5 years have been as Clinical Nurse Manager. This involves scheduling, discipline, hiring, mentoring,...
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    Experience before PMHNP

    My person opinion is that you are limiting your opportunities by not working as an RN 1st.
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    Question for nurses that are male...

    Don't go throwing your fancy pants book learning at us. Next you'll be telling us you even know how the civil war started. Nobody knows that.... (hey, where did the emoticon button go)...not even the president of the eunited states!
  4. you can always also just forward selected emails to yourself, including attachments. Just don't send yourself any sensitive emails that need to remain encrypted.
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    Nurse sent pics from pts phone to his

    Despicable behavior for anyone, even moreso for a nurse
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    Anyone w/ experience on out of pocket Humira cost?!

    Try this site: Patient Assistance & Copay Savings Card for HUMIRA® Cost
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    Interviewing after Accepting Job Offer

    You can always quit a job to take another, unless you signed a contract with penalties for leaving. Just realize that you are probably burning a bridge behind you. Someone once said, you only do this once in your career, as if it becomes a habit, no ...
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    Enough is Enough...

    ..And you'll probably get blamed for all the uncompleted tasks left behind. Glad that you are in a better environment now.
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    Inform director of leaving beforehand?

    New employers are unlikely to contact a current employer before you interview, and both parties are interested. It could be 1-3 months till you actually get an offer. so it may be good to not tip your hand too early.
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    It's all on the IDPR website. You apply for license by endorsement, so no NCLEX ever again.
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    IL reciprocity status

    Google Illinois RN license lookup, but that will show only actual licensure. I don't know if there is anywhere to check where you are in the process. Illinois has always been slow, and the state hasn't had a budget in 2 years, so patience is require...
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    BSN or ADN in The Chicagoland area

    IOM recommends 80% BSN nurses by 2020 so BSN prepared new grads move to the top of the interview pile over ADN. You most likely WILL be expected to have a BSN at some point, so best to get it now if you can. BSN, ABSN, or even a general entry masters...
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    Condom catheter

    No, you will not lose your license because of this.
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    EMPLOYEE Safety Risks & How to Prevent - Help!

    What's already in place at your hospital, and what do you feel are the biggest gaps?
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    The test doesn't lie

    I 2nd you consulting an attorney as your ex-employer may be more responsive to him/her. I also wonder if you have a case for wrongful termination as it appears that they refused to confirm the test, and there are few tests that don't have the potenti...
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    "So we're doing a peanut butter tasting...

    You are such a dreamer...
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    Graduation Vacation?!

    Jumping off point for many Alaskan Cruises is Vancouver BC, an awesome town. Costa Rica is supposed to be really nice too.
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    "So we're doing a peanut butter tasting...

    They're using latex condoms as balloons so all the kids can also learn how to open the package and slide it onto bananas.
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    I almost got into a FIGHT!! Please HELP!!!

    Take a course in deescalation. There a lot of other ways to deal with the situation besides "calling him out." Do you know for a fact that was the guy? "Did you throw the cigarette at her," is going to get a response when you want your attention fo...
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    Asking me to go against policy

    The OP should not have to be fighting with this teacher or the teacher's boss. I think the OP needs to escalate this to HER own boss, and get some communication going. Perhaps everyone needs to sit down and talk it out. The nurse is responsible f...
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    Psych RN certification

    I let mine lapse over 10 years ago. Would like to do it again, but a lot of hoops to jump through & focused instead on my application to PMHNP program. Not being certified was never an issue.
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    Managerial Skills of a Nurse in Running Health Facility

    what is listed in the article as Leadership skills are actually more management oriented. Though often used interchangeably, leadership and management are two entirely different skill sets.
  23. It has some positive and rewarding aspects to it, but it can get old after a few years, and I think the burnout rate is much higher compared to staff nurse. I think some of us just play musical chairs, moving from position to position.
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    Nurse Bully, please protect your young: "Don't eat them"

    Freud used an iceberg analogy to describe the three levels of consciousness: Conscious preconscious....easily brought to surface ...unconscious mind...what drives us and lays far below the surface.
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    I thought I had heard everything..

    He is alive, or was until at least 2003. Same for JFK. In Mud Creek, Tx It's all spelled out in the movie Bubba-Ho-tep