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Salisburysteak ADN, RN

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Salisburysteak is a ADN, RN and specializes in Long-term Acute Care.

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    Social Media and Doxxing - Your Thoughts???

    1.). I personally do not have my work listed or occupation listed on social media. A pet peeve of mine is bathroom selfies of nurses and nurses station selfies! UGH can’t stand it! Just do not say anything about work at all. That is the safest thing to do. 2.) Hard to say on this. What was posted by Josh that seemed him to be reported and terminated. 3.) My work policy is that we represent our facility and we should be mindful of what we post on social media especially photos and violation of HIPAA; no photos in patient areas and on the floor. Break room okay because we are away from patient areas.
  2. I do have a question. Since you have a BSN, why aren’t you an RN? Why have a degree that you really cannot use. Your scope as an LPN is limited. I do not know if that question has been asked and answered. I just cannot wrap my head around someone who would work there butt off getting a BSN and NOT take the NCLEX-RN. I believe it may hurt you in the long run. That is just my observation.
  3. I have no idea what some of them mean also! it is great you get certified in a specialty but, in the grand scheme of things the patient will never really understand what it means.
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    What do all the symbols means after our username?

    Thank you for the info!
  5. I just noticed all these symbols after my username. What do they all mean? I am just curious......
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    Well that is pushing ethical boundaries

    I just read that article also! That is crazy and it is unethical. I mean the father had a stroke the day after the twins were born! I do believe the doctors involved were looking at the money and not he patient’s well being.
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    I've Been Employed at 7 Facilities as a New Grad RN

    I agree! I remember reading about a situation very similar to this. OP, I have no wise words for you, but I do agree that It seems you live in constant chaos. It may not seem like chaos to you, but it is. Give your jobs a chance. I have seen so many nurses over the years quit jobs for such petty reasons. It will come back to bite you. Many do not realize how small the nursing community is. I live in a major metropolitan area and I have seen nurses unable to get jobs because they have sabotaged their own career. Be careful!
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    Useless Shift Report Information

    You just jinxed yourself saying it is k-w-i-e-t.
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    Useless Shift Report Information

    and yet I have colleagues that want to know every tiny bit of Information on that Patient.. funny that those are usually the ones who are in the greatest Hurry to get out at the end of THERE Shift!
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    Useless Shift Report Information

    This type of report is good. I do like knowing little things like that. It helps with the med pass. What frustrates me is that certain things were not done on day shift when the providers are in the building! Just walk to the nurses station to get your electrolyte protocol! Do not wait until night shift comes on! Now we have to call the docs and they get upset we are bothering them with this! Then the providers are livid that a potassium or mag level was not corrected during the day shift and it screws up the next days lab results. Sorry! Got off topic.....
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    Useless Shift Report Information

    This is the best kind of report especially if it is a good nurse to follow!
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    Useless Shift Report Information

    Man, nurses like that drive me nuts! I want the important information during report. History, respiratory status, feeding status, pertinent labs, last PRN meds. I do not need all that extra “fluff”
  13. Well, the author of the original article is not wrong.
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    Why did you choose that nursing program (current or past)?

    I did a Bridge program at my local community college. I was very happy with the outcome. I was able to pay for it out of pocket. The ADN program is the largest in my state, and the NCLEX pass rates are in the 90s. The BSN programs here are okay, just depends on where you go. The BSN students I spoke with wished they had more hands on clinical experience. They observed more than actually did. They would observe putting in a foley not actually doing it, etc. In my area a BSN is not needed to work in the hospitals here either. I will be looking at RN-BSN programs soon though just to have my BSN.
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    New Grad and Freaking out

    Okay.........BREATH! You will be fine! Seriously! Having anxiety as a new nurse is normal. There is a big learning curve from school to practice. I do not think you are going to lose your job over forgetting to document height/weight or lose your nursing license. The oncoming nurse may mumble and grumble about it not being charted but your job is safe. As for losing your license, please go to your states BON and look at the reasons why nurses lose their license. Do you use a brain sheet during your shift? If you do not, start to use one to help keep all your information organized. You can find templates online or create your own. As time goes on you Will get better. Give yourself a break you are new. You are going to make mistakes. Just learn from your mistakes and do not repeat them.
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    Clinical manager undermining

    I would be furious! You were advocating for your patient, and thinking about the weekend. I do not understand why some nurses do this. That is frustrating for you! I would do what a previous poster said by calling the Clinical Manager every time she has an episode of SOB and asking what you should do.