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  1. Help!! I am the staff development coordinator at our small rural hospital and I am looking for new fresh ideas to spruce up the tired old yearly medication administration test. Does anyone out there have any good ideas they would be willing to share...
  2. RN TO BSN? Shouldn't that read ADN to BSN??? We are all RN's just different education paths. I plan to continue on to at least a MSN so that I may teach someday when I am old and gray. I think education is always prefered to stagnation of brain c...
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    Nursing recruitment efforts?

    I guess it all depends on whether you want to be known as cheep but not easy or easy but not cheep!!:
  4. deespoohbear, I am an assistant director of nursing, infection control nurse and staff development nurse! My duties include supervising a 40 bed rural hospital at night, educating nursing staff, precepting and mentoring new staff, developing compet...
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    Working in a small hospital....

    I work in a 40 bed hospital that was forecasted to close along with 4 or 5 other hospitals about 15 years ago. Needless to say we are still alive and kicking!! Our success is rooted in our belief that all staff is family and we treat each other as s...
  6. How do I handle night shift? One word Narcolepsy!!!!!! It used to drive me crazy on day shift waking up to an alarm clock and all but now I just regulate my medication and sleep like a baby! The Original Narcoleptic Night Nurse
  7. Is anyone out there using Dairyland IHSD for electronic charting? We have installed the Lab, X-ray, and other order entry portions and are awaiting the install of the Pharmacy and Clinical Documentation sections. Would like to hear what people who ...
  8. The funniest thing I think I ever heard was a young handsome resp. therapist tell an elderly lady... " honey put this in your mouth now suck don't blow!" He was assisting her with her incentive spirometer
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    All Nurses Read This

    1)RN 2)13 3)Pacific North West 4)yes 5)pretty much 6)yes 7)exceptionally 8)yes 9)yep, that would be me 10)yes very much 11)No 12)a 30 minute lunch and 1-2 15 minute breaks 13)nights, but because of my other jobs can be found a...
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    BSN minimum requirement

    Let's not stop with the BSN as the entry let's make the MSN the entry level so we can really call our selves "professionals". As you all know MD's have a BS in something but have post grad training and that must be what makes the difference!!!!
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    BSN minimum requirement

    Let's not stop with the BSN as the entry let's make the MSN the entry level so we can really call our selves "professionals". As you all know MD's have a BS in something but have post grad training and that must be what makes the difference!!!!
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    best start in nursing

    Yes it's true that you may only have 1 or 2 patients in the settings you described, and yes you can sit there wide eyed and stare at them. What do you learn? You learn 1 or 2 major systems, and how to take care of the problems of those systems. Wh...
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    best start in nursing

    Yes it's true that you may only have 1 or 2 patients in the settings you described, and yes you can sit there wide eyed and stare at them. What do you learn? You learn 1 or 2 major systems, and how to take care of the problems of those systems. Wh...
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    New grads first jobs

    I have to reccommend that most all new grads should try to get at least 6 months to 1 year of general medical/surgical experience. Why?? Because this is where you are going to see the "normal" stuff and really understand your patho/phys. Then if yo...
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    Let's play I Remember When.....

    I remember glass urinals, (I have one!!!)glass syringes(have one of those too) stainless steel bedpans that always seemed to be kept in the freezer. When a hot water bottle was a red rubber vessel that was used for everything from warming babies, to...
  16. Can you work full time and still go to nursing school and graduate? YES. Would I reccommend it? Depends. I worked 3 jobs + nursing school when I was attending. I had a full time pm shift at a nursing home as a cna, was the lab assistant for the n...