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  1. adnrnstudent

    What are Psych NP/CNS's looking for in Salary/Benefits

    Difficult to comment on salary without knowing where you're at. 120k in one place might be 150k in another place. All depends on cost of living.
  2. What do you do with people that keep coming back every 2 weeks or some that think they are smarter by getting discharged from 1 hospital then going to another and saying the magic words. As a society, what do we do with these people?
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    patient pretending to fall?

    I deal with fake falls all the time. When they do it, we discontinue all narcs. Narcotics are fall risk drugs and we don't want them to fall again.
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    Giving insulin late patient request

    If I'm reading it right, it's sliding scale, that's just correcting a high sugar so I totally get that, doesn't matter if they eat or not. Now if it was a scheduled 15 units then I would be curious if what I said above my edit is happening.
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    Fired for taking vacation

    Why? I'd rather be fired and possibly collect unemployment while I seek new job.
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    Demand for Nurses in Chicago

    Union hospital on top of saturated market. People get hired at Stroger and stay.
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    Taller scrub tops

    Cherokee makes 2 tall size tops. 32". I'm 6'4 and they are plenty long. 4876T - Unisex V-Neck Top WW695T - Men's V-Neck Top
  8. Just a FYI for my fellow tall nurses. Cherokee has a new tall size scrub top. Make sure you get the "T" and not just the 4876. Model # 4876T Unisex V-Neck Top I was so disappointed when they discontinued Tall Size 4701, but they told me when I emailed them complaining a few months ago that a new top was coming in Janurary 2018 and here it is! I'm 6'4" and it's plenty long.
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    Addressing the Predicted Nursing Shortage

    The is no requirement for BSN to obtain magnet status. It is 1 of the biggest lies in nursing next to Joint Commission caring about having a closed bottle at your workstation.
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    Foreign BA, ADN or ABSN?

    ADN programs at community colleges are extremely difficult to get in to. They are inexpensive and extremely competitive. Accelerated BSN programs are usually expensive, but you'd end with a BSN in the same time-frame.
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    Fox News calls CNA a nurse

    Every other news source that reported it called her a nurse too. Sadly, the girl is dead. Let's let her be a nurse in memory and not worry about if she was one or not and which news organization reported it.
  12. I've done quite a bit of looking into this, the research I've done leads me to believe not to admin Zyprexa and Ativan together in same syringe. I can't really find any good compatibility info in the resources I've looked at though. It happens all the time though by nurses on my floor. When patient has Haldol allergy, docs usually order Zyprexa. So what can you experienced pros say on this subject? Thanks in advance.
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    Trinity in Rock Island

    Anyone know PRN rate at Trinity in Rock Island, IL? Know if it's the same across the river in Bettendorf? Thanks in advance.
  14. Anyone know the PRN rate for R.N.'s at Trinity in Bettendorf? Also curious to other rates at Iowa hospitals.
  15. I haven't read all the comments and I hope someone has already said something similar. Matt Lauer supposedly physically touched. I am a male nurse and I "sexually harass" every single female on my unit and they do it right back. I wouldn't have it any other way, we are family. I have NEVER touched a coworker without her permission and if anyone was ever offended, I would stop immediately with that person. We got a new bladder scanner on our unit and a few of the nurses said "Come on, let's test this thing on you and see that thing you got." And of course I let them. Work would be boring if we didn't have fun with each other. It makes us closer and family. I ask coworkers all the time to show me their "t word." Heck, I did it tonight. Once again, if ANYONE ever asked me to stop, I would.
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    SubQ injections

    On rare occasions, I give myself insulin through my shirt, but would never do on a patient.
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    Hydration Stations in the Nursing Station

    The 2 biggest lies in nursing right now is that Joint Commission cares about drinks in the nursing station and that Magnet Status has something to do with BSN push. Neither are true.
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    New nurse needs tall scrub tops!

    Another tall I found is Landau 7489. Which Cherokee did you find with 32" Center Back Length? The 4701? I don't know about the stretch. I'm on a hunt too, my 4701's are getting worn out and I'm so disappointed they are discontinued.
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    New nurse needs tall scrub tops!

    Larger sizes don't usually give more length.
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    New nurse needs tall scrub tops!

    Cherokee 4701. I'm 6'4" and plenty of length. It is specifically a Tall Sized Scrub top. EDIT - Unfortunately, this top may have been discontinued as I'm looking around at different online shops.
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    So conflicted! Lpn or adn or bsn!Chicago plz help me

    Based strictly on the 4 things you have listed, I'd tell you Resurrection University.
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    Sliding scale prior to meals

    I would think the scheduled insulin would be for the meal and the sliding scale be for correction.
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    But Why? Fingersticks and Common Sense

    I don't care what policy is, if I get a 40 on blood sugar, I'm dumping a juice down pts throat.
  24. Taking my 1st ADN-BSN class. Thinking of dropping it with only 1 week left. 1st class and already a 6 to 8 page paper. A concept analysis of 1 of the following 4 words: Caring, Hope, Trust, or Fear. This is absolutely ridiculous. I have absolutely no idea what to say. The structure of these programs MUST change. I don't want to write papers every 5 weeks. I want to read a book and take a test.
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    Chicagoland Jobs: highest paid positions

    I'd say around $34-$35. Chicago oversaturated though and cost of living very high. I'm from Corbin, KY area originally. When my kid graduates, I'm out of Illinois. Flex pay $45-$52