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  1. AmericanRN

    Loyola bsn - dnp online format

    I have also been accepted to Loyola New Orlean's BSN-DNP program. See you all in New Orleans April 30th :). What is the name of the fb group?
  2. AmericanRN

    Anyone worked on a reservation before?

    Depends on the tribe you're interested in working with. Big difference between say Cherokees of Oklahoma & Navajos out in Chinle or Lakotas in PineRidge. You're indigenous too you won't have a problem if you're a Pacific Islander..(I'm kinda joking kinda not joking) again it depends on the tribe but overall you probably fit in better then someone who was white. And that is no slur against anyone white. Were you raised traditionally? Biggest problem I see with people who don't fit in is they don't shut up long enough to learn anything. Are you Samoan, Tahitian? Now I'm being nosey :))
  3. AmericanRN

    Am I crazy, because this seems VERY WRONG...

    Did it occur to you that its the site who sets the rules for rotation and not the fact that your instructor has been "only licensed for three years?" Do you honestly believe that if they had 30 years of experience that you would be allowed to do more? Many sites don't want students in their facilities to begin with. With this economy those who do let students in are routinely demanding the students be given CNA duties. Its win win for them, they can send half their CNAs home, let the students do that job for free and get paid to even let the students in the building. Yes thats right in my area the "good" hospitals are PAID by the nursing schools to take students which is another reason why tuition costs keep climbing.
  4. AmericanRN

    Nurse arrested over saline hospital deaths

    A few weeks ago I would have agreed with you. However now that it comes to light that 700 thats right 700 people including patients, staffs & visitors had access to the area where the saline was contaminated I would say the police made a smart move letting her ago. Crown Prosecution Services stated " the advice we have received is that on the evidence currently available there is not a case in law which could proceed and that the charges should be discontinued." Now lets think for one minute about how catty some nurses are to each other. All it would take was a single enemy of hers to say "you know officer I think so & so did that, she's kinda wierd" It only takes one statement for anyone to be considered a suspect. This could have easily been me, you or any nurse on this board who doesn't fit into the clique of the moment. The hospital needs to evaluate why they allowed members of the general public to have potential access to an area where they store meds.
  5. AmericanRN

    What is wrong with people ?

    The OP didn't actually put any of that stuff in her objective or on her resume. The sarcastic jackwagon that was supposed to be analyzing her original resume re-wrote it & told the OP thats what her resume needed to say.
  6. AmericanRN

    What is fecal texture?

    You're:up:
  7. AmericanRN

    Hospital will not hire tobacco users

    Maybe you'll get lucky and those evil smokers will be fired. Then your management can buy your unit that additional equipment with the money saved on staffing and those post surgical pts you feel so bad will increase your ratio to about 10. If the pts had a problem with it, don't ya think they would have put it on their surveys by now? Hell they complain about things like a unit not having their favorite soda I would think they would be chomping at the bit to complain about a smelly, smoky nurse.
  8. AmericanRN

    NCLEX results= FAIL :(

    I'm sorry I know you're disappointed. Now review what you are weak in, get your nerves under control and get back out there and do your thing. The next post from you will say "I PASSED" We'll see you in about 50 days, time for you to take a 2 day break to lick your wounds and then back to studying you go.
  9. AmericanRN

    Suicidal man at nurses' station

    Wrong I always assume my life is in danger when caring for any pt with the exception of a NICU pt & with them I wouldn't put it past an upset,overwrought parent to take someone's life. Reality is I don't know what anyone has going on in their heads but I do know that cancer, renal failure, losing a job can all make people snap. I appreciate what you do and your understanding of mental illness but I have seen far too many people injured because they thought a person was "safe." Cruel of me to say but everyone who met Ted Bundy felt he was a charming and charismatic man, his # 1 tactic was to feign injuries or to pose as an authority figure. He approached every single person he murdered in a public area.
  10. AmericanRN

    language barrier- weird situation

    I work in an area where people speak every imaginable language but English. I understand what you are saying as far as practicing English but that is really a political opinion and its fine & dandy if they're out socializing. I would prefer my patients NOT practice their English or attempt to master it while they are in the hospital. Thats a recipe for disasters. Maybe you thought she understand everything you said, but the fact that she had her child discuss already previously discussed topics with you is indicative that she feels she missed out on something you said and used the child to clarify. Don't assume that someone understands you just because they are nodding yes or even repeat back to you what you just said. Many people nod their heads to relay to you that they recognize the fact that you are speaking not that they actually understood anything you said.
  11. AmericanRN

    Should I stop to help?

    As an addendum don't stop in good areas of town either, call 911 for them too. I grew up in the hood & trust me when I tell ya I've always noticed people in nice areas gets lulled into a false sense of security. If I was a thief or axe murderer I would go to the nice areas because I know people aren't as likely to be on their guard nor do they tend to have finely honed street smarts. Besides nice neighborhoods own better quality cars, stereos, jewelry etc who better to mug then an oblivious person? Just my
  12. AmericanRN

    smoking clients

    I don't think your supervisor misunderstood anything, she sounds obnoxious but tomorrow is another day. More like a powertrip. I think she needs to let the power tripping go before you end up the next rapid response code in the facility. I don't think that you should be taking smokers outside when you have asthma. People who smoke or don't mind smoke are the ones who should take the residents out, not an asthmatic or anyone who may be vehemently opposed to smoking.
  13. AmericanRN

    silly question...please be kind :-)

    Excellent question and glad you asked. The other nurses already answered the census question. You and your class will also be affected by a low census. If the census drops hospital wide the hospitals will send clinical groups home, then start sending their nurses home since there would be no unit to float to. There can only be so many types of students on a floor at a time per licensed discipline eg: nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, etc. So there are nurse : pt ratios, student nurse: licensed nurse ratios, student nurses: per clinical instructor, medical student: doctor ratios. In my state no more then 12 nursing students can be assigned to a single instructor for a clinical group. If the group exceeds 12 d/t rotation placement then the schools will sent 2 instructors to teach the one clinical group.
  14. AmericanRN

    Patients should ALL be swabbed tested for HIV

    I don't think the OP is a nurse or in the medical field at all. I might be wrong but I thought the OP was the mother of a nursing student. If so I think the question was posed out of concern for her child going into the field not out of any type of willful ignorance.
  15. AmericanRN

    why the lack of baths

    Trek, I sent a message to you privately. Hopefully you will be able to access it. Esme I agree with you on MANY points. Our field is going downhill fast for many reasons. I am not sure how we can go about fixing this broken system we're in.
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