cecile9155 BSN, RN

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  1. How much experience does your manager/assistant manager have?

    My DON has 9 months of floor experience. My nurse manager I think has less.
  2. Christmas Admissions

    We've had admissions on all holidays and I have them on the overnight shift fairly often. Our admissions nurse and management never help with admissions anyway so really it's no different. Other than the crappy pharmacy always tries to refuse to del...
  3. Storage of N95 masks

    Nothing because I have yet to be provided one.
  4. Coronavirus and Supply Shortages

    I'm getting one mask to use until "contaminated" (not N95). Real safe. Or not. Reusing ppe room to room. Definitely not how learned in nursing school.
  5. New Admission testing or isolation

    We're automatically isolating on my unit for 14 days. All new admission to the building come to my unit. Without proper ppe/staffing. Don't even get me started on that.
  6. What would you think if you saw this patient?

    I'd go with the ER. My husband had similar symptoms once and it turned out to be epiglottitis.
  7. Iowa BON

    It takes longer for Nursys to update. Your license number will appear on the Iowa BON first. I took mine on a Friday and had a license number by Monday. The actual license came in the mail later that week.
  8. Unprofessional to mention you have other patients?

    Sometimes you have to. I had a resident who wanted me to get her ice water. An aide stuck her head in the door and told me quietly that another resident was on the floor. I told the resident that wanted the ice water that I would get back to her ...
  9. Am I too old to become an RN??

    I was 37 when I got my RN. Definitely not too old.
  10. Nurse's Week Festivities?

    More than I'll get which is absolutely nothing.
  11. Patients Say the Darnedest Things

    Had a new patient who was concerned about her insulin dose being too high and asked me to wake her up and check her blood sugar again at 2 am. When I did, it was well over 300. Her response, "Well, it might have been the chocolate bunny I ate."
  12. Long Term Care Nursing is Lame

    Where I live I am paid MORE at the LTC/rehab facility I work at than I would be at a hospital. I remember your previous posts. Clearly you still have a lot of growing up to do.
  13. Transfering patients after a fall

    At our facility we have a policy dictating that we have to use a vanderlift to transfer a patient after a fall. If someone has an obvious serious injury like a potential hip fracture, the paramedics transfer the patient off the floor.
  14. Interview with Nurse

    Welcome. We cannot do your work for you. Do you have any questions that you have written yet that you could share? We then may be able to make suggestion to help you come up with other questions.
  15. "Nurse Bedside Shift Report" Survey

    Is this homework? If so, how do you know for certain the people responding are nurses in an anonymous internet format?
  16. What Can Be Done to Avoid this error?

    At my facility it is the night nurse's responsibility to verify orders. We have a similar system of writing telephone orders in a binder. Our problem is that the day nurses don't always write down the phone orders. Then the order goes unverified.
  17. I've been a nurse on the skilled unit at an LTC since January and my last shift had two firsts. My shift started with my first admission that occurred entirely on my shift (I work night shift so this means this poor woman wasn't discharged from the h...
  18. What was your first day like at clinical site?

    Our first day of clinicals the first year was orientation. We learned about the hospital's charting system. We toured the unit and spent a lot of time going over our clinical instructor's expectations and talking about how future clinical days woul...
  19. I' m a Failure

    The exam is the same in every state.
  20. Hardly any SATA, mostly multiple choice, Did I fail?

    I had less than ten SATA and passed with 75 questions. The number of SATA questions is not an indication of passing or failing.
  21. Any second degree students do a BSN?

    I'm a second degree person but I started with the ADN. I'm starting my BSN online in the fall while I continue to work full time.
  22. Can I be a nurse with a colostomy?

    Yes. A nurse at my facility had one for a while.
  23. LPN Essay for Nursing Entrance Fall 2016

    With the thread title, I thought this would be an essay for an application to an LPN program. However, it sounds like you're already an LPN. What are you applying for? Unfortunately, the essay needs a lot of work. There are lots of grammatical e...
  24. French vs. Spanish

    You don't need to take Spanish to get a job in nursing. It may help in some areas but not where I live.
  25. Bio-statistics Survey

    Yes caught one. Wrong dose. Pharmacy didn't supply the correct dose. However several nurses administered the drug anyway before I caught the error. Not sure what happened after I reported the error.