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    Med cart organization

    Pre-survey and following state check is fast approaching. I have a nagging question about med carts in LTC facilities, specifically Florida. Is there an existing policy for how medications need to be organized in the cart? Should it be by room/bed number or name? I seen facilities that have a combination of the two as well, I.e. narc box by name and other non controlled drugs by room/bed. But there doesn’t seem to be a lot of uniformity in facilities so I’m wondering if this is due to the lack or noncompliance of policy or up to the facility or etc. Can anyone provide an answer to this or a link to a policy? I’ve scoured the internet and can’t find anything.
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    Can't pass HESI, but graduated

    And I hate that response... "schools get to make their own policies." If that were true, I could say that all nurse graduates need to know the Vulcan hand symbol greeting. No, Nursing schools are regulated for a reason. And I'm a bit upset that SO many professionals are putting their trust in such a non reliable and untested exam.
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    Can't pass HESI, but graduated

    For example, I was in a debate like this with my former school. I challenged them. Their policies and procedures state that proctored standardized subject exams can only account for 15% of a students grade and WILL be reflected in the syllabus. Another fact, graduation requirements must be approved by the Board of Trustees (per Florida Statute). Another fact, ACEN requires all policy and procedures be followed. Another fact, all graduation requirements must be made known to the students. Another fact, the HESI curriculum needs to be evaluated according to the Textbook Affordability Act, and be part of "required" texts." Wait, another fact, Elsevier does not recommend using their own tool as a graduation requirement. In fact, according to their OWN numbers, a student scoring 700 should be well above the 80% mark. Predict NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rates | Elsevier Evolve But obviously that isn't happening. I'm sorry, but HESI is BS and one can wipe themselves with it.
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    Can't pass HESI, but graduated

    I did use the incorrect wording. Elsevier is not "approved" curriculum. For example, my school tried to said that a 900 HESI score is required to pass NUR2811C. However, to make that a requirement of the course it needs a lot more approval than just from Nursing School faculty. It require months if not years of submittals and proposals to change requirements and curriculum of a course. And then even when it does reach final approval by all appropriate parties at the school, one then has to submit final approval to the state dept. of education. I found the information for my school here. https://www.mdc.edu/cassc/documents_2017/CASSC-Orientation-11-07-2017.pdf
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    Can't pass HESI, but graduated

    HESI is a tool, I agree. However, all public nursing school curriculum must be approved by governing laws and rules by the state system and the accrediting group. Just as an example, the state of Texas has a rule not allowing a standardized test to prevent a student from graduating. Curriculum cannot be changed at the will of a public nursing school. That is one of the factors that is taken into account for the school to get their accreditation and approval. HESI, or Elsevier, is not even accredited by any board of nursing or state system. In fact, the NLN advises against determining a students graduation using a standardized test. Perhaps a private school can set their own restrictions, but a public school cannot. If the student meets minimum outcomes on goals, outcome, and APPROVED curriculum, the student must be given their degree. Just as an example, what accreditation agency is approving a minimum score to graduate? None. Elsevier lacks the necessary approval and accreditation to be used as a graduation requirement. I just looked at the Indiana Board of Nursing, and they have no requirement to meet a certain score in HESI to qualify for graduation.
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    Can't pass HESI, but graduated

    All public nursing school curriculum needs to be approved and accredited by the appropriate state dept of education, state board of nursing, andor whatever additional bodies they choose. Elsevier does not have any state board accreditation. In fact, the ONLY accreditation they have is from the AACN in Continuing Edication. In short, no, a public nursing school can not deny your graduation based on HESI. A lot of states even have laws or rules against nursing programs denying graduation due to a standardized test. Unfortunately, a lot of public nursing schools feel pressure to keep their NCLEX passing rates up and only do this test so that they don't look bad. If a public nursing school does this to ANYONE and you're school isn't listening, hire a civil attorney and make a formal complaint to the respective dept of education and board of nursing.
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    Can't pass HESI, but graduated

    All public nursing school curriculum needs to be approved and accredited by the appropriate state dept of education, state board of nursing, andor whatever additional bodies they choose. Elsevier does not have any state board accreditation. In fact, the ONLY accreditation they have is from the AACN in Continuing Edication. In short, no, a public nursing school can not deny your graduation based on HESI. A lot of states even have laws or rules against nursing programs denying graduation due to a standardized test. Unfortunately, a lot of public nursing schools feel pressure to keep their NCLEX passing rates up and only do this test so that they don't look bad. If a public nursing school does this to ANYONE and you're school isn't listening, hire a civil attorney and make a formal complaint to the respective dept of education and board of nursing.
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    MDC 2016 Fall RN GENERIC PROGRAM

    Got the acceptance email! So excited to start at the Homestead campus! See you at orientation on the 23rd!
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    MDC 2016 Fall RN GENERIC PROGRAM

    Is anyone here trying for the full-time program at the Homestead campus?
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