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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

Trauma junkie! MSN². Allnurses addict. Army veteran. CEN, CNE, CPEN, TCRN, NREMT-P. Infection Prevention RN/Nurse Epidemiologist, Appeals Consultant. 

Trauma mama turned work-at-home nurse! 

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  1. Did they at least have the good graces to pay your hospital bills? I suspect not.
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    You're missing the point. A picture can't tell us if sterile technique was maintained. That is the more important issue than whether you hold the catheter like a pencil or a cigarette. So, that's my feedback from this part of the world.
  3. Holy moley. I am so glad you are okay. I understand politics, but that was way over the line. What if you had gotten up in the middle of the night feeling snacky and had some cake that you had declined earlier? Wow.
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    A friend bought her degree from the Philippines.

    Did you live with her? See her daily for a significant portion of the day? Have access to her bank accounts to see if she paid tuition? How much do we really know about the entirety of a person's day unless we are intimately involved with them? I sense that you are spending a lot of time and energy worrying about this person. That is not healthy. You are also making serious accusations, so make sure they are well founded if you go forward lest this come back on you in a way that you didn't intend.
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    i left a toxic hospital

    Best of luck finding something that suits you.
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    Not eligible for rehire

    You can ask HR to clarify the parameters, if it applies to that hospital or an entire health system, etc. But I would not count on working at that hospital in any capacity.
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    Help w/job decision?

    Clinical documentation improvement (or sometimes clinical documentation integrity).
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    Help w/job decision?

    I think you are making a wise choice. Best of luck to you!
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    "He's Okay"

    I think it's a Geico commercial, maybe? "Guess who just got reinstated!!" lol Edited to add: wait, it's AT&T. But yes, I agree with your point!
  10. Changes to the ADN Program — this is from the school: The faculty in the School of Nursing has approved moving the nursing theory portion of the associate degree in nursing program to an online course-only format. Associate degree in nursing students enrolling at Excelsior College on or after December 6, 2019, will register for online courses to meet their nursing theory requirements. These changes will be phased in for current students and are part of a planned transformation of the associate degree in nursing program to strengthen curriculum and ensure graduates are prepared to work in contemporary health care environments. The College will be in direct contact with current students individually to review their degree completion plans. This change does not affect the option to use UExcel exams to complete general education/arts and sciences requirements.
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    International Graduate BSN-DNP question?

    A BSN-to-DNP typically requires a BSN that is accredited by CCNE or ACEN. You would probably have an easier time applying to BSN programs first and having them evaluate your non-US BSN education for credit. It might be a short road to an accredited BSN for you.
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    New job and asking for time off

    Oh, it'll be fine, because you won't ever have to work there again.
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    Patient Care Coordinator in ED

    Working in appeals and using Milliman Care Guidelines has been a real eye opener!
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    New job and asking for time off

    The last interview I had, they asked if I had any vacation plans in the upcoming year. I would actually tell them during the interview if they don't ask. It's kind of a good filter for you to find an employer who values downtime/work-life balance for its staff.
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    Army FY 2019

    When I finally got my orders when I went active duty, I got orders in March to report in March. Hahahahaha.
  16. As someone who developed PPCM, I appreciate you spreading this word! A lot of peripartum issues are dismissed as something else, or blown off. But I don't think the OP works in OB or L&D, and the patient was male IIRC.