BloomNurseRN ASN, BSN, RN

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BloomNurseRN has 10 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in CMSRN.

I'm a wife and mother of two amazing kiddos. I went back to school at the age of 29 when I saw that my career at the time just had no future. I am excited about the future of nursing and all it holds. ?

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    Probable Fraud. What do I do?

    Oh WOW!. When I worked in home health, every visit had to have a patient or family member sign to confirm a visit was complete. It was all done electronically and trying to document days later would have NEVER been okay. While this person may not hav...
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    Med-Surg to Circulating Nurse?

    It's been almost 10 months since I posted this and thought I would update you all who were kind enough to respond. I did apply and interview for the position. Everything went perfect and I was the #1 choice of the staff for the position. Unfortunatel...
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    That's not a bad nurse

    So very true! I hear things like this too and it's so far from accurate. Recently my husband had surgery and in that facility pre-op, the anesthesiologist usually starts the IV. They have started thousands and anesthesiology is who we call in an eme...
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    How to become Certified in Med Surg

    That's great! I'm so glad it worked out that way. Good luck!!
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    Med-Surg to Circulating Nurse?

    Actually it is an acute care environment but we are a smaller, critical access hospital so they like to have people cross trained for these positions. That's one major positive - I already know the people I would be working with and have a great prof...
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    Med-Surg to Circulating Nurse?

    I would love to hear from nurses that went from one area, such as Med-Surg, to the OR circulating position. There is currently an opening at my facility for an OR circulating nurse and I am very interested. The description states it is actually one t...
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    Drug Diversion: What's the Deal?

    This is a good article and reminder of things we need to be looking for and teaching on. I previously worked in Home Healthcare and saw many instances in which we had to intervene for possible diversion. One of the best interventions we found was act...
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    Med/ surg nurse to patient ratio

    I hear most places it is normal to have an average ratio of 6-8 patients for every 1 RN. On my unit we have a ratio of 5:1, which is much more manageable.
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    Calling off :-(

    This was definitely NOT patient abandonment. Your supervisor or administration might get a little snooty with you but I would not worry about contacting the board at all. As far as the policy goes, I also work in a CAH and that is absolutely ridicul...
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    Leaving first job, did you have a pay increase?

    I had a pay increase of approx. $2 per hour but I went from working in an outpatient environment to working in an acute care hospital, so I know that made a difference. At this point, if I were to change positions within the hospital I would probably...
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    Glutton for Punishment?

    Claiming "most will not" is a HUGE overstatement. Yes, many facilities are encouraging nurses to have higher education including a BSN. That doesn't mean that "most will not" hire ASN or ADN nurses. I am currently an ASN prepared nurse and receive re...
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    Glutton for Punishment?

    Anytime I hear someone say they're thinking about getting an associate degree to be an MA, I generally try to talk them out of it. The only time I don't comment is when I know they're already started and I don't want to hurt their feelings about wast...
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    Med/Surg ANCC Cert.

    You could always try contacting the certification organizations, the MSNCB and the ANCC, to see if they would make an exception but it is my understanding that the 2 years is mandatory. The eligibility criteria are listed for the MSNCB as: •RN wi...
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    How to become Certified in Med Surg

    I think it's great that you want to become certified! I am in no way trying to be rude but this information is readily available through a simple google search. That should definitely be the first option to look for information like that and will sav...
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    Diabetes Mellitus

    Is this a homework question?