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    Security Issue----Name Tags? What do you do?

    We have a new law in Nevada that requires that RNs wear a name tag with their first and last names on it. I'd prefer not to have my last name, but that's the way it goes.
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    265 questions

    Well... you go Girl! I had a great feeling about you, and just knew you had done fine. You just make sure next year when you see a post on the BB about 265 questions, that you respond and tell that nurse not to worry and that you can pass with 265 q...
  3. Oramar, What an interesting topic you've started. I know I usually end up working about 6-8 extra hours a week.(sometimes 12)Since I'm salaried. It's all for NOTHING!:rolleyes I have been trying to come up with an idea for my Master's thesis (which I...
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    265 questions

    I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for you. The waiting can seem like forever, but wait til you have a twelve hour shift with 7-8 patients.Now that's what seems to take forever!!! Don't stres too much. Let us know how you did. Diane
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    Congratualtions on choosing nurisng as your field. LPN's are great nurses and make a tremendous difference, but if you can do it, go directly into an RN program. I feel it will help you the most in the long run. Good Luck!
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    Increasing LPN Role

    Every state board of nursing should have clearly delineated tasks that LPN's can or cannot do. Some LPN's can do more with additional training. Your state's nurse practive act should reflect what each nurse's scope is. Di-
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    Fall Prevention!!

    Hi Smitty, We just revised our Fall Prevention Program and I'd be happy to e-mail it to you. Why re-invent the wheel. I probaly have lots of stuff you can use in your new job. Just e-mail me and I'll get you whatever I have. Di-
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    Drug Abuse/Nurses/Kristi

    This has been a very thought provoking discussion. I don't use alcohol or drugs, and I never have, but I also think we need to have policies that encourage nurses to seek and get help, rather than to punish them. I can't imagine how terrifying and i...
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    Nursing shortage? Read this and respond please

    Hi Rick, I believe that the real problem today is that there is shortage of specialty nurses. Often (because of poor working conditions)the med/surg nurses are so burned out out after their first couple of years they look for jobs outside of th...
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    265 questions

    I personally know two people who had 265 questions and they both passed. Don't freak out. Just stay positive.
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    Nclex Result Poll

    Congratualtions! I've been watching for your post saying you passed! good Luck in your future work as an RN
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    still waiting for nclex results

    Congratulations. We've all been there. Share your happiness and enthusiasm with all the other nurses you come in contact with. Sometimes we can forget what a miracle getting that license was. I'm so happy for you.
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    nursing salaries

    I work as a hospital education nurse in sunny Nevada, and I make $26.00/hr. The staff nurses start between $20.00-$25.00/hr depending on experience. Our cost of living is higher than many places in the West though. The tougher it gets for us to hire ...
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    Regents College

    Hi- Congratulations on wanting to go back for your BSN. The nurses I know that received their BSNs from Regents are great nurses. I checked into their program about 6 years ago, at that time there were several nurses that said they were having proble...
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    do YOU understand Medicare regs?

    You need to remeber it's your license. You are the only one who can decide what is too much. Your judgment seems very rational and grounded and you sound like you are making decision withn true professionalism. good luck standing up for yourself, an...
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    Help for a returning nursing student

    Congratulations on going back to school. That takes courage. I think MarkRN gave you some excellant advice. Both of the books he suggested are great study guides. Some ideas to help you get back into the swing of studying: Try to just focus on one th...