jessi1106 BSN, RN

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    Nursing: The Financial Side

    Great ideas! If you can find time...use coupons. My local grocery store will double them....so every week I get something or things for free. Last week it was toothpaste. I can't pick the brand, but hey, its free. I also shop resale for much of m...
  2. Just like others have said....find a waster. Every time.
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    Charge Rn's. How many beds on your units?

    32 beds in med/surge. 12 staff on days and eves..10 on nights. NO extra charge differential.
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    "Just a Nurse"

    I am sure that this Suzzane Gorden poem has been posted here before...sorry for the repeat. Been chaotic days in my hospital, and want us all to honor our profession and keep in mind the real difference we make in others' lives. Just A Nurse I'm ...
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    GIB

    Not much traffic here..guess us GI nurses are few and far betweeen? I'm sure we have all seen a ton of GIB's. Whats the worst you've seen?? Mine: s/p scope where they "fixed" the bleed. Pt thritysomething, ambulatory. Plan was to d/c him in the afte...
  6. I've seen at least 30 new grads make it just fine through orientation. I have never seen one not make it. You'll be fine!
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    Anxiety in giving meds

    Yikes 500+ meds to pass? I'd be nervous too. I have never worked in LTC. Deep breath and 5 rights of medication administration.
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    charge pay

    1. how much extra do charge nurses make at your facility? nothing extra 1. if they also have an assignment. no pts days/eves. 3 pts at night. 2. what type of floor it is. acute care/medicine 3. number of beds in the de...
  9. Search this site. Network with any personal contacts you can. (Where do people you went to school with work?) Keep applying to each and every job. You can even walk your resume in and personally hand it to the manager. Good luck, you will find some...
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    Visitor policies

    I work eves too, and visting hrs (til 8pm) are generally ignored. My hospital is also moving toward "family centered care" --so that every pt will be able to have any advocate they choose with them 24/7. Not sure how that will work in semi-private r...
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    Question about nurses on orientation.

    Yikes. Yep that's crazy. Sounds like it was only for one night? (I hope that this will not go on for 6 weeks!)
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    Unappreciated by the patient's family

    Good for you for doing a great job--caring for your patient, feeding him. No matter what the family said or did --you know in your heart that you had good intentions. That is admirable, be proud. They were lucky to have you and unfortunate to have ...
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    how to land on a first job

    Yes, getting your foot in as a CNA is a very good idea. Talk to nurse recruitment at the major hospitals. Talk to the nurses in your clinicals. Do you like any of the units? If so, stop in and meet the manager. YOu could tell her how much you like ...
  14. Aside from looking at abnormal labs: Risk for Infection, and Knowledge Deficit almost always apply
  15. I am so glad to be working in a hospital with a union. This would never happen. There has to be a very strong reason to terminate someone. If it is only "seasoned" nurses getting terminated, especially if they are "Working hard, well-liked, never c...
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    Which do you prefer?

    Love my three eight hour shifts per week!
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    Please Help Me Remove Some Roadblocks

    It's so unfortunate that there is not an accelerated BSN program near you. I work at a major level one hospital, and currently (at least my unit) does not even interview ADN's. However, there are lots of smaller hospitals in the area who certainly hi...
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    75 question? God makes the impossible possible

    CONGRATULATIONS! Welcome to nursing!
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    Coworkers who pick up too many shifts...

    Where I work you are 100% accountable for staffing the picked up shift. If someone wants to "give back" a picked up shift, they have to find a willing nurse to cover AND go through our unit administrative assistant to have it approved. This cannot b...
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    RNs filling in for CNAs when a CNA calls out

    Personally, I don't agree with what your hospital is doing. On our unit, if we are short a CNA, then we staff with an extra nurse. RN's get a lighter assignment and help each other.
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    Are you an introvert or extrovert?

    I am a new nurse, immersed in a new (nursing) culture. Most of my coworkers seem outspoken and very extroverted, however we have a few 'quiet leaders' on the unit. All of the personality testing I have done puts me just on the brink - between extrove...
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    How do you do it?

    Nursing school is really a full time job. I chose not to work while in school. For me full time school, full time parenting, and full time running a household was very challening! I'm married, so my situation is different. However, I took out extra...
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    Co-worker passed away. Bad day at work

    Oh, sounds like this was unexpected and quick. I'm glad that it sounds like you have great coworkers. Continue to support eachother, and my prayers are with you.
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    I REALLY need some direction from Mi RN's!

    Northville is a very safe place and great community. Yes, Michigan's economy in general has taken a downturn (along with the rest of the country). But there are certainly jobs and it is a truly beautiful State! A previous poster mentioned Providenc...
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    Infant rectal exam

    Sorry that your little one is having problems and that you are going through this. I don't have any experience in peds. However, I remember the heartwrenching choice of letting the MD cath my baby girl--it was a hard chioce, but I ended up trusting...