FrogKissingNurse

FrogKissingNurse

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  1. Chart Audits

    I work in a hospital and I am wondering how often staff nurses are required to do a chart audit? Do you have a form you use and willing to share?
  2. OHSU DNP

    I applied for the FNP-DNP program at the Portland campus. I’ve been a RN for 8 years. I still have not heard anything about an interview nor have I received any letters in the mail. So I’m not sure what to think at this point. Anyone else is the same...
  3. Multiple drip administration

    I have never used a bridge but when I have 2 gtts that are compatible I always piggyback the faster one into the slow one. so the slow one is the one connected to the patient.
  4. Memorial Medical Center - Anyone work there?

    I think a lot of that has to do with which floor you're on. I've heard oncology is like that because they are so under staffed. I usually have 5 patients. I've never had more than 6. I applied in April and had my interview in May and started in July...
  5. New Grad Residency at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield

    I've started in July through the nurse residency program. 2 weeks on onboarding before you hit the floor. My preceptor was great and very helpful. I got 4 weeks of orientation and I feel that was enough to feel confident about my job. There are month...
  6. Memorial Medical Center - Anyone work there?

    I've started in July through the nurse residency program. 2 weeks on onboarding before you hit the floor. My preceptor was great and very helpful. I got 4 weeks of orientation and I feel that was enough to feel confident about my job. There are month...
  7. Memorial Medical Center - Anyone work there?

    i moved to springfield 5 months ago to take a position at mmc. i love it here! the teamwork is amazing. i do feel very supported as a nurse and the hospital offers lots of continuing education classes and seminars to promote your growth as a nurse. t...
  8. How important is it to accept extra shift work?

    when you signed your contract to work there did it say anything about mandatory overtime? if not then you only have to do your required hours. as long as you are doing quality work it shouldn't matter if you pick up extra shifts. besides if they are ...
  9. No one will hire a nurse with only a Associates???

    From my experience the closer you are to large cities the harder it will be to get a job with an ADN. I moved from the Chicago area out to Springfield for a hospital job. Part of the issues is the Chicago area has a lot of BSN programs so the market ...
  10. Burnt out already???

    i felt really burned out when i was finishing school too. you dread going to clinical and just try to get through it. after being in school so long and having your life absorbed with nursing, it makes sense to get burned out. i recommend a week vacat...
  11. can a med-surg nurse work in telemetry?

    i work on a tele floor. we get anyone with chest pain, post cath patients and we also have 4 intermediate care rooms for patients who are a step down from cardiac icu. my unit we have someone who sits and monitors the telemetry on the unit. they are ...
  12. Night Shift 1 hr commute: tips to arrive home alive

    is there a possiblity of taking a train or bus to work. that way you can sleep on the ride. otherwise i think you have the right idea with a little nap before you drive home. what's $30,000 if you're not alive to enjoy the extra pay! no amount of ext...
  13. same thing happened to me... i interviewed with hr and a nurse manager. i got a call back in a week that the nm hasn't made any decisions yet and hr listed off a few other units with openings. i got to pick which one i wanted and a week later i had a...
  14. Am I waisting my time with associates degree?

    the only problem i see with the master's program is who is going to hire a master degree nurse with no prior nursing experience? i would think you are too expensive! unless you can be working as an rn while still completeing the masters program. i'm ...
  15. Springfield, IL Pay rate RN

    starting for new grads at the hospitals in springfield is $20/hr, not sure what it is with experience. well the board needs verification from the state you have a license in, so it depends how long it takes your home state to get that info sent out. ...