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misswhitney

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    Obligatory "finished NCLEX in 75q" post

    I was confident I passed after I took it. 75 questions, 1 hr and 15 minutes. I wasn't arrogant or cocky about it (not that you are either) and realistic that I could have failed just as well, but I was calm and confident.
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    PASSCCRN

    Does anyone know, who has the updated book, if this is the link they give for the practice questions? It says evolve resources, but I specifically want the questions so I do not want to purchase it if it doesn't include them. Thank you! https://evolve.elsevier.com/cs/produ...7?role=student
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    PassCCRN

    Does anyone know, who has the updated book, if this is the link they give for the practice questions? It says evolve resources, but I specifically want the questions so I do not want to purchase it if it doesn't include them. Thank you! https://evolve.elsevier.com/cs/product/9780323086677?role=student
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    UF Getting Rid of Midwifery Program?

    I was planning on applying to the UF DNP Midwifery program in 2016, and just noticed they are not accepting applicants for 2015. Does anyone happen to know why before I email the program director and if they will be offering the program in 2016? Thanks!
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    I feel depressed...

    Email and phone calls work if you haven't met someone in person yet. Since you know both managers, stay after work and talk to your direct manager and go by the other hospital and request to talk to the other. Prayers for you
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    Which online RN to BSN program, while working FT?

    UWF and UCF offer online programs. Not sure where you are from, but those are the cheaper ones in Florida.
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    Nurse's getting younger

    I'm 23 and the youngest person on my floor, whether it be the ICU or the floor across the hall. I was the third youngest in my nursing class, with almost everyone being late 20's to mid 40's. I find that I learn the most from the nurses in their 30's. They are still young enough to relate to me but have been a nurse long enough to teach me a few tricks.
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    Rectal Cath. Foley bag disposal?

    We empty ours into the toilet. That's like placing a full foley into a trash bag.
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    I really need some advice ASAP

    I agree with this. Talk to her first. That may have been the 5th time that day she had to clean him up and she has other patients who would benefit more from her service. Granted, she should not have said those things to him, it is your job as the nurse to talk to her. And to him. When I have a difficult patient, I inform them that I will not run myself ragged trying to take care of them, when they can take care of themselves. I tell them I promote independence. He makes himself lose his dignity when he acts like that. No grown man should act like that to get someone to clean him up. My first thought was how inappropriate this is and he probably enjoys being cleaned up by women. Both situations need to be addressed, though. =) Good luck! I know how hard it is to talk to someone about their behavior and get a positive response.
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    ER Abuse

    We frequently have patients who are frequent fliers at my hospital. Pain med seekers often hospital hop. We have a problem with nursing homes sending us patients they simply do not want to have there anymore. We had one patient get sent to us for something that was common with their disease. When the ER cleared them, the nursing home refused to take them back (seriously, took about 4 hours to eval him and for the ER docs to state it was pointless for him to have even came to the ER-they ended up getting admitted because they had nowhere else to go. Wasting tax payers money). That should be illegal. Another patient was admitted for AMS- not sure how they presented in the ER, but by the time they got to my floor, they were exactly the same as they were 3 weeks ago when they were admitted for the exact same thing. Turns out, it was a new nurse who sent the patient in both times because she was not familiar with dementia patients and did not know they could have a 'baseline'? (according to the nursing home via the CM). Just a few examples.
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    How many patients do you typically have (day/night)??

    Med/surg tele. 5 to 6 pts days no more than 6 on nights (though if they are running really short-which rarely happens- then one person has 7). Our patients/patient load is usually so tough that if we work there for a year, we can usually go straight to any icu at any other hospital.
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    What info should nurses let a PCT/CNA be aware of?

    And this is a HIPAA violation, btw. It is one thing to want to understand different disease processes but it is another to go through charts on a patient when you don't need to know the information to do your job effectively.
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    What info should nurses let a PCT/CNA be aware of?

    Did anyone else go What?!?! Please refer to OSHA's requirements. http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/univprec/univ.html
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    What info should nurses let a PCT/CNA be aware of?

    Yes, I don't hardly ever tell my techs about things to do with my patients that they don't need to know. If I ask a nurse to start an IV for me, I don't tell her anything except the veins roll, or she has a big vein in her AC that I was trying to avoid, etc. Patient history in that aspect is not relevant.
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    what to do

    Since you really didn't say what you gotten written up for, its hard to assess what you can do. I would take an active approach and ask how I could improve. People are less likely to write you up if you show you are trying to get better. I would also request not to take report from that nurse anymore. Even if it meant telling the charge nurse everyday. Become nice nice when the charge nurses and maybe you won't have to deal with her much.
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    Mandatory overtime?

    My facility has to give us at least a 7 day heads up about mandatory overtime. I think its mainly because we are a huge hospital with the capabilities to float staff to make up for those missing. I like the extra money but when I have to work 4 days a week, it can take a toll.
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