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Love-A-Nurse has 19 years experience and specializes in LTC, ER, ICU,.

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  1. Any "games" for CNA's to encourage teamwork

    I would be care not to belittle with these kinds of tactics. It is one thing to reward but to try and reward prior to the actual doings is a little sticky or rewarding in general. You as the supervisor need to portray the image of teamwork as well...
  2. Applying for night shift RN position

    are you applying for a staff position or a supervisory position? moreover, you may at times do what veronica has described if there is a call-in. many other duties if you are a supervisor alone or the only rn in-house.
  3. ADON misleading title? Rant from DON

    veronica last posting speaks volumes, however, make sure you know who you can trust. if you feel you can't [that inner instinct], you have found your answer. although this can be an assest, it can be a liability, too. please know you don't stand i...
  4. ADON misleading title? Rant from DON

    american train, how are you? i would not worry too much about why they will or will not fire because the rules changes often. if your "tone" for leading is diffenent, your presentation of self is different, if you are emotionally stable and they are...
  5. ADON misleading title? Rant from DON

    american train, if i may be blunt, it sounds as though "they" don't want you there or at best "they" don't want you as the don. you may need your clinical nurse above you to get things resolved if this is a coporate building. i would, as suggested,...
  6. ADON's, how often...

    are you "standing in" in the absence of your don? how does or has it affected your other responsibilities?
  7. i am adon and unit manager. the other duties includes a&i, supervise all nursing staff, attending meetings don is too busy to attend, etc.
  8. Is an LTAC Hospital good for a graduate nurse?

    my stars! the normal ratio is 7:1? okay, this is pitiful. we normally had 4:1 and this was risky. the times we had 7, it was not safe, period. even a seasoned nurse would run. i did. yes, you will learn a lot, but... how long is the orientatio...
  9. as DON/ADON you help or hinder your staff?

    op, your post is well taken. i must say, all are not the same. moreover, the owner/coporate dictates a lot of the issues you mentioned. it does not mean the don/adon does not "fight" for "you", it means many times, she/he is limited in what she can...
  10. What am I doing wrong?

    "i am determined to appear confident even when i am nervous enough to nearly vomit. i am even more determined to be myself."... well said.
  11. Is an LTAC Hospital good for a graduate nurse?

    i would say yes if the one you are interviewing for is like the one i worked. we had a variety of patients and those patients were intubated, had trachs, drips [titrate] many different lines [hickman, picc, etc,] drew our own blood, keep our codes ...
  12. Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students.

    wished i could read and reply to all the thread since my last posting. i do, however, wish you all much success.
  13. Just passed my RN boards!!!

    julie, congratulations!
  14. Online RN-BSN programs [university of North Alabama] has a great program and reasonable tution.
  15. My First RN-BSN Classes, Online

    congratulations on going back to school. when i took my first online course in my rn-bsn program, i was anxious about the unknown. it did not take long to adjust. the only differences from a brick and mortal school to me, unless you post a pictu...