AJJKRN

AJJKRN

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  1. Also, if I'm not mistaken, a pharmacist has to check off each and every drug filled by a pharm tech prior to it being "dispensed".
  2. How do you deal with angry/upset with patients?

    This! The OP may want to clarify if needing tips on how to handle reasonable customer service recovery or what healthcare workers have been experiencing more and more, which is perfectly oriented patients and family members from all walks of life ver...
  3. Death at Work

    I live and work in the good ol state of Illinoid too. At my facility two nurses can pronounce per hospital protocol. We have to call the doc, coroner, gift of hope, etc too. The attending signs the death certificate. Since I work at a teaching hospi...
  4. Possible career ending injury

    Look into steroid injections. I have only needed two in five years (C6-7). They have saved my career as I was told that if I had an ACDF and continued to work the floor that I would just herniate in a different area simply because of the way my spine...
  5. I know many are saying go to management or HR but in my similar experience (as a new nurse), I was not believed or even entertained by my manager and since she did not keep my struggles in confidence, I was just treated even worse by the peers making...
  6. MA rant

    Many employers are like this. They don't want to pay up front and they end up paying more in the long run. Sigh.
  7. Accept the job that hires you and pays your bills...and with any luck it will turn out to be your dream job.
  8. Klone, my area has a glut of new grads to choose from and we've been offering sign-on bonuses for years (not when I graduated years ago though but...sigh). We have an issue that everyone wants to initially work at our hospital and get that golden yea...
  9. You may want to go back and reread the comment...it was "liked" so much because of the sarcastic twist that the OP added about being able to sue for being a male and being "discriminated" against... At least I think this is the post you're referring ...
  10. I bet you just unintentionally hit a nerve like when people say to us nightshifters that the patients just sleep all night. Oh man that has not ever been the truth for me! She might have just thought that you thought that working with one patient at ...
  11. ACCN Emergency dilemma

    Yep, my hospital offers all of those and more like trauma nurse certification, etc. It's a perk of working for them.
  12. Charge nurse

    I've been in the float pool for years and have been doing charge for years which is an expectation for many of us in the float pool. Not enough experienced nurses on the floors most of the time. I get a full patient load most of the time, maybe also ...
  13. This link may clear up some of the confusion... Nursing School Accreditation || RegisteredNursing.org Hope you find an accepting school especially in this volatile "nursing shortage"...smh...
  14. PCCN vs CCRN

    My boss told me this as she has both certifications... She said the PCCN was actually harder for her because you have to take the test in the mindset of a nurse with the knowledge of a step down nurse without using your knowledge of a ICU nurse, if t...
  15. Staying Current

    Do you know what type of area of nursing you will be trained in? You can always become a member of the nursing association you will be training in and have access to their journals and continuing education or look on the web for a "essentials" book t...
  16. job offer but not until December

    As long as you get it in writing, I would wait and work a non-nursing job until you start. Continue to read up on concepts to help prepare you for when you do start but getting a job as a nurse somewhere else will require that somewhere else to sink ...
  17. Locking the Safety Needle Shield

    It apparently has happened...many more times than once (shiver)
  18. re-used IV needle

    I would imagine the increase in risk that the catheter/needle picked up the already normal bacteria from the area of the first portal of entry and will introduce it into another portal of entry on the reinsertion area increasing the infection risk th...
  19. BSN with PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences .

    I would also be ensuring that you would be getting paid PhD wages too! You'll be paying on PhD student loans right? So what would be the difference in the BSN degree and a pharmacologist degree? Isn't the pay for a pharmacist much better?
  20. RN-BSN (Affordable!)

    My vote goes to Western Governors University as well. Check out the WGU forum and the school ratings area on allnurses.
  21. Float is where my heart is too!
  22. Different ER beds

    It is my understanding that there are licensed beds and unlicensed beds. Licensed beds are already the predetermined amount for the hospital. Anything over the licensed bed count becomes unlicensed aka overflow beds. If your hospital's census is fai...
  23. Everything Sucks: Red Flags?

    Madness I tell you! I just don't see the relevance for small predetermined doses to be double checked by trained healthcare professionals especially in relation to adults. Peds I can see, gtts I can see, other high alert drugs that are rarely given ...
  24. Cost vs benefit of BSN at middle age

    Like others on this thread, my hospital didn't require a BSN...until it did. Magnet helped roll out the requirement for new nurses to have their BSN in five years upon hire. I would have been exempt but really would I if maybe I got hurt on the floor...
  25. Nurses Side Hustles

    Clinical instructor for one clinical each semester. I don't get paid a lot but it's fairly easy and I'm hopefully helping to grow and support nurses-to-be one day. I'm also going to look into teaching a NCLEX prep classe. I think they pay well and th...