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From: Thu Feb 03 18:07:00 PST 2011 To: Thu Feb 03 19:05:00 PST 2011

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RNchat

T1 Nursing Impact of the Credit Crisis: Since 2008, have you seen a noticeable uptake in reentry of nurses (r/t layoffs, etc.)? #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:07:32 PST 2011

s_eller

@PracticalWisdom - Welcome Lisa - of course you are not too late #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:07:44 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@s_eller: Thanks Susan. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:08:20 PST 2011

RNchat

@PracticalWisdom Just in time! And good to see you. See @RNchat for the topic. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:08:30 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@holisticnurses: Thanks, you all are very welcoming. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:08:45 PST 2011

holisticnurses

T1 I have some nurses delay retirement b/c economy changes. Still seeing open RN positions in my org but the NY market is BIG. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:09:30 PST 2011

learae

LeaRae, Nurse Entrepreneur here at #RNChat #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:09:42 PST 2011

Ashleigh_RN

@LeaRae welcome! #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:10:07 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@LeaRae Welcome, LeaRae! :) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:10:34 PST 2011

holisticnurses

T1 Correction: Nurses delaying retirement bc economic crisis. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:10:48 PST 2011

learae

Hi Ellen, Still here on the desert, but decided to join in tonight. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:11:20 PST 2011

RNchat

@kathydelps Welcome here, Kathy! Any questions, just @ reply this account or @PhilBaumann - good luck! #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:11:21 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@Ashleigh_RN: T1 Agree In NC Furniture, Tobacco, Textiles so many are going into Healthcare or Biotec #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:11:33 PST 2011

holisticnurses

@LeaRae @kathydelps Hey there, ladies! #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:11:36 PST 2011

Trybarefoot

Lurking around the corner at #RNchat and #lrnchat (Gerard in Nova Scotia!)
Thu Feb 3 18:11:48 PST 2011

EllenRichter

T1 I work in a very busy ICU and about 35% of our staff are 50+ yrs old and its a higher % in other slower areas of the hospital #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:12:14 PST 2011

DerekWWade

@Trybarefoot #lrnchat is up now? Doh! Thanks for the reminder! #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:12:52 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@LeaRae Glad you decided to bring the chat to the desert! :o) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:13:30 PST 2011

s_eller

T1 - Like Ellen, I have seen many nurses delay retirement - had a friend working in the ED at age 70 #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:14:09 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@derekwwade~Another Groovy Chicago Person. Hi! #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:14:51 PST 2011

EllenRichter

T1 Yet we cant fill our night vacancies & are going to hire a hand-picked new grad RN & use an internship program #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:15:33 PST 2011

holisticnurses

T1 Take that back, I do see some newer nurses in the nurse internship programs, but limited spots. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:15:46 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@s_eller Susan I would think ED could be very challenging on the body. Perhaps more physical than most? Is this your expereince? #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:15:48 PST 2011

Reach4MoJOYRN

Hello everyone, Just joining...interesting discussion topic tonight. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:16:24 PST 2011

holisticnurses

@Reach4MoJOYRN JOY! :) #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:16:46 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@Reach4MoJOYRN: Glad to see you. Welcome #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:16:48 PST 2011

s_eller

@PracticalWisdom - definitely - ED is physical work - she stayed because of insurance reasons #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:17:05 PST 2011

holisticnurses

@EllenRichter Seems the nurse internship programs need an expansion across the board. T1 #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:17:53 PST 2011

learae

T1 - I too have seen more nurses delaying retirement than re-entering. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:17:54 PST 2011

learae

I think getting skills back up to speed is a significant issue in re-entry. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:18:02 PST 2011

s_eller

@derekwwade @PracticalWisdom & @trybarefoot - doing double chat duty - both interesting topics - hard to choose #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:18:13 PST 2011

EllenRichter

T1 The new RN graduates must really do lots of preparation to create an impressive resume. School activities & externships help #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:19:00 PST 2011

s_eller

T1 - the hospital I work at did not hire new grads for 2 years from 2008 -2010 - costs more to orient them #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:19:14 PST 2011

Reach4MoJOYRN

@PracticalWisdom @LeaRae -Agree especially with the advances in technology. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:19:21 PST 2011

DerekWWade

@s_eller Tweetgrid -- and a workflow -- is your friend. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:19:57 PST 2011

tobemcb

...In my mothers generation, women did so much to hide their age... #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:20:09 PST 2011

holisticnurses

Harumpf. :) RT @s_eller: T1 - the hospital I work at did not hire new grads for 2 years from 2008 -2010 - costs more to orient them #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:20:15 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@EllenRichter: I teach job search/Job retention and always suggest Vol. to make sure they are cut out for your field. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:20:19 PST 2011

EllenRichter

T1 Some hospitals provide an extended orientation program for new grad RNs in exchange for a few years work requirement #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:20:24 PST 2011

nursingpins

Hi all - at work but monitoring. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:20:29 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@nursingpins: Another great one to add to the chat tonight. Welcome@ #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:21:13 PST 2011

Ashleigh_RN

@nursingpins great to see you #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:21:42 PST 2011

Reach4MoJOYRN

T1-according to #AACN_nurses in their 50s are expected to become the largest segment of the nursing workforce. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:22:17 PST 2011

s_eller

T1 in follow up to earlier new grad statement - they have hired about 150 new grads since July -trend is reversing #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:22:19 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@nursingpins Howdy! Keep your eyes on those monitors!! :) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:22:37 PST 2011

ER_Nurse_Joy

@EllenRichter T1 We have 3 new grad programs ER,ICU and med-surg ..they do sign contracts. We still have vacancies #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:22:56 PST 2011

holisticnurses

T1 How active are nurse educators these days in helping students find jobs, I wonder? It may help if they put in a good word. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:23:40 PST 2011

SSannerPhDRN

i just got here sorry #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:24:09 PST 2011

holisticnurses

@WillowRN Hey there! Also, Hi Vernon! @nursingpins #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:24:52 PST 2011

Reach4MoJOYRN

@SSannerPhDRN good evening...welcome! #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:24:53 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@ER_Nurse_Joy Well that is such a shame! Where is your facility? Lets plug them here! Maybe theres a new grad RN who will see it! #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:24:56 PST 2011

learae

One of the primary reasons for the coming nursing shortage is a shortage of nursing instructors. Lot on their plates. Little pay, #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:25:04 PST 2011

tobemcb

I spoke to a student nurse, finishing this year saying students are actually failing classes. Nurse Educ is said to be hard #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:25:25 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

Wow you can actually chat on Twitter? #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:25:28 PST 2011

nursingpins

Trend here has been to hire new grads - but mostly part time. Has affected continuity, quality and morale - hi Ellen and all :) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:25:44 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@Reach4MoJOYRN @SSannerPhDRN @WillowRN You guys snuck in! :) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:25:53 PST 2011

DerekWWade

@PracticalWisdom And how do you feel about fixation error? ;) #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:26:06 PST 2011

nursingpins

There are now more PT nurses in New Orleans than FT! #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:26:26 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@nursingpins: Part time hiring to save $ on benefits, etc? #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:26:30 PST 2011

Reach4MoJOYRN

@EllenRichter @Reach4MoJOYRN @SSannerPhDRN @WillowRN_yep got my nursing sneakers on tonight ;-) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:26:38 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@nursingpins T1 How terrible! How can a new grad really learn if they only work part time? I swear...I just dont get it #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:26:57 PST 2011

holisticnurses

Another interesting point. Strategy or work-life balance? RT @nursingpins: There are now more PT nurses in New Orleans than FT! #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:27:23 PST 2011

SSannerPhDRN

@holisticnurses in the MSN program, we are trying to grow our own and hire our new grads to be clinical faculty. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:28:20 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

Part-time is choice of RN=Good. If Part-time to save institution/Hospital to save $=Bad. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:28:23 PST 2011

s_eller

@holisticnurses - Yes Amy, maybe work-life balance or viable option for childcare as well #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:28:27 PST 2011

Ashleigh_RN

@PracticalWisdom @nursingpins I agree that it is probably a money-saving option. Organizations think it saves ++ $ but does it? #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:28:34 PST 2011

tobemcb

Over the past 30 yrs I have noticed a lack of nurses q 5 yrs #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:29:05 PST 2011

EllenRichter

T1 Many of the senior RN students who do clinicals in the ICU with me say they want to go right back to school for RN Practitioner #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:29:06 PST 2011

holisticnurses

T1 Our nurse internship program partners with a visiting md program. Great environment for new docs and new nurses. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:29:31 PST 2011

SSannerPhDRN

@EllenRichter same here. When they interview for the program they say that is their ultimate goal. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:29:52 PST 2011

DerekWWade

@PracticalWisdom http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixation_(visual) #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:30:04 PST 2011

NurseTeeny

Had to move for my first job last year. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:30:16 PST 2011

s_eller

@holisticnurses - like the sound of your internship program - we work in teams good to have team internship #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:30:18 PST 2011

holisticnurses

@EllenRichter A handful of fellow #MSN students have come directly from #BSN program. Pros and cons, I suppose. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:30:20 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@holisticnurses Your work situation sounds wonderful! #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:30:23 PST 2011

Ashleigh_RN

@EllenRichter that is interesting! re: nurses wanting to go back to become NPs right away #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:30:40 PST 2011

SSannerPhDRN

@EllenRichter they indicate that they are just out getting one year practice so they can apply to grad school #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:30:41 PST 2011

holisticnurses

Yep RT @Reach4MoJOYRN: RT @PracticalWisdom: Part-time is choice of RN=Good. If Parttime to save institution/Hospital to save $=Bad. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:30:43 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@Ashleigh_RN @PracticalWisdom @nursingpins: Would be interesting to see in the long term if it saves $. # factors in cost. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:31:00 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@holisticnurses I definitely feel that an RN graduate should NOT go right back for nurse practitioner. There should be 2 yr minimum #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:31:11 PST 2011

SSannerPhDRN

@EllenRichter @holisticnurses agree!!! #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:31:48 PST 2011

Ashleigh_RN

@EllenRichter I thought in most programs 2 years experience was required for NP programs. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:31:56 PST 2011

Trybarefoot

Two thumbs UP! RT @Wanderer_RN: #RNCHat Forgot about the chat and went to happy hour.
Thu Feb 3 18:32:06 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@Wanderer_RN LOL we will take that into consideration. We still want to hear from you! :) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:32:09 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

@Wanderer_RN Just a different perspective is all. #RNCHat
Thu Feb 3 18:32:12 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@EllenRichter @holisticnurses: Agree. Think this wisdom holds true for most advanced degrees. Get the real stuff first then add on. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:32:30 PST 2011

s_eller

@Wanderer_RN - sometimes Happy hour is the equalizing factor -we are nurses here, no one judges #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:32:35 PST 2011

nursingpins

I agree Ellen - takes time for experience to catch up with knowledge (2 yr min) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:33:07 PST 2011

NurseTeeny

@EllenRichter agree you should get experience but what about accelerated MSN programs? #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:33:35 PST 2011

dorameulman

@s_eller I seem to be busy on Thurs night a lot. Glad to catch a little tonight:) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:34:11 PST 2011

Wanderer_RN

@nursingpins #RNchat Funny, our internship program claims that their 18 week internship will make the new grad as good as a 2 year nurse.
Thu Feb 3 18:34:20 PST 2011

holisticnurses

no argument here. :) RT @s_eller: @Wanderer_RN - sometimes Happy hour is the equalizing factor -we are nurses here, no one judges #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:34:36 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@Ashleigh_RN I really dont know that answer. I got my MA in nursing education way before NP role ever existed! :( #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:34:47 PST 2011

s_eller

T2 - thanks for clarifying- yes having more new grads on the floor - it should impact number of admissions #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:35:11 PST 2011

nursingpins

@Wanderer_RN smiling - you can learn in 18 weeks everything a hospital expects of a nurse - #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:35:41 PST 2011

holisticnurses

T1 I would not have excelled in an MSN program directly from BSN. Needed the hands on exp. ok, moving onto T2. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:35:55 PST 2011

Ashleigh_RN

@EllenRichter hmmm... I was looking at programs in Canada recently and all the ones I saw required clinical experience. Not sure #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:35:58 PST 2011

ER_Nurse_Joy

ER_Nurse_Joy @EllenRichter We are in NC one of the busiest in the state, always in need of nurses. we are filling with agency #RNCHAT
Thu Feb 3 18:35:58 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@Ashleigh_RN But senior students DO talk of going right back to school again for NP, so it may be an option #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:36:27 PST 2011

NurseTeeny

Recently read a nasty post by a nurse educator about second degree grad nursing programs. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:36:35 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

#RNCHat@nursingpins This is true. You could probably put that on 2-3 file cards. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:36:38 PST 2011

Ashleigh_RN

@EllenRichter interesting. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:36:55 PST 2011

s_eller

T2 - or were you asking about number of nurses being accepted into hospital? I think that back up of new grads has impact either way #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:37:07 PST 2011

EllenRichter

Oh no! As usual, I cant find T2~ LOL~ #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:37:13 PST 2011

holisticnurses

@rnchat: T2 Long-term Impact: If theres "backup", what affect might it have on adoption of new tech? What abt quality of new nurses? #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:38:00 PST 2011

Ashleigh_RN

@HelenA_Hamilton hey Helen! make sure you write #RNChat so we all know you are here! Why not try checking in with the group again? :)
Thu Feb 3 18:38:17 PST 2011

holisticnurses

@EllenRichter LOL. Same instinct to rt T2. :) #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:38:24 PST 2011

EllenRichter

T2 We are adopting new technology despite working with older generation RNs. I think RNs in general adapt to anything! #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:39:12 PST 2011

nursingpins

@Wanderer_RN hospitals no longer expect critical thinking from a nurse - it is all about numbers - RR team make up for it. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:39:47 PST 2011

SSannerPhDRN

@nursingpins @Wanderer_RN Interesting!! #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:40:30 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@nursingpins But, when it comes to nursing litigation, THEN the nurses are expected to have used critical thinking. Its double edged #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:40:43 PST 2011

Reach4MoJOYRN

@EllenRichter -I think nurses were the creators of the ability to pick up and adapt! #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:41:00 PST 2011

ER_Nurse_Joy

@Ashleigh_RN Are nurses in Canada having problem finding jobs? #RNCHat
Thu Feb 3 18:41:04 PST 2011

DerekWWade

@nursingpins Seriously about critical thinking? Watched new RNs learn it - on my dad. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:41:43 PST 2011

Ashleigh_RN

@EllenRichter re: "RNs adapt to anything" is right. My #eHealth group is all ages & very eager hence r on chat tonight 4 1st time #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:41:53 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@nursingpins @Wanderer_RN: Same sad story MSW/Counselors/Addiction Field. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:41:59 PST 2011

Ashleigh_RN

@ER_Nurse_Joy absolutely- in Toronto there is a hiring freeze right now at our major hospital group. Really hard for nurses now! #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:42:37 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

Now in so many helping fields they even call it productivity~like we are making widgets! #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:42:53 PST 2011

holisticnurses

T2 Perhaps the ease of new tech adoption is more personality of the org than the workforce itself. Nurses who adapt will do better. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:43:14 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@EllenRichter: Thanks wondered the same. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:43:32 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

@SSannerPhDRN Whole new meaning for nursing "practice"? #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:43:42 PST 2011

Reach4MoJOYRN

A person better know how to think critical before stepping into any patient care setting. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:43:48 PST 2011

DerekWWade

@EllenRichter Very good. I personally learned how to tell that a feeding tube isnt in lungs ;) #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:43:58 PST 2011

Trybarefoot

True! RT @Reach4MoJOYRN: A person better know how to think critical before stepping into any patient care setting. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:44:15 PST 2011

SSannerPhDRN

@derekwwade @EllenRichter did you learn to troubleshoot I.V. pump too? #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:44:41 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

Can you think critically and still follow best-practice? #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:45:00 PST 2011

DerekWWade

@derekwwade Instructor kept emphasizing "diff between nurse and crit-thinking nurse" I as pat. advocate appreciated. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:45:05 PST 2011

DerekWWade

@SSannerPhDRN No, but instructor was surprised I knew why high PEEP was for oxygenation ;) #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:45:35 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@DerekWWade Yes, we hate feeding tubes in lungs! Thats great how your dad had a good experience w/ new RN grads. Some are excellent! #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:45:35 PST 2011

s_eller

@Trybarefoot @Reach4MoJOYRN how are we teaching critical thinking nursing school? sim geek here, so I believe in deliberate practice #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:45:52 PST 2011

SSannerPhDRN

@derekwwade @SSannerPhDRN LOL!!! #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:45:56 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@GerryWiederRN Hopefully "best-practice" is ALL about critical thinking! Right? :) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:46:36 PST 2011

Wanderer_RN

In theory. In reality? Maybe. RT @EllenRichter: @GerryWiederRN Hopefully "best-practice" is ALL about critical thinking! Right? :) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:47:03 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@s_eller @Trybarefoot @Reach4MoJOYRN: Also called Best Practice/Patient Centered Practice? Are these the same? #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:47:04 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

@Reach4MoJOYRN Best answer - not either-or but both-and #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:47:08 PST 2011

Visiting_Nurse

2nd that! RT @EllenRichter @GerryWiederRN Hopefully "best-practice" is ALL about critical thinking! Right? :) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:47:22 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

@Visiting_Nurse True. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:47:40 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@visiting_nurse Thanks! :) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:47:52 PST 2011

Trybarefoot

Another Q me thinks! RT @PracticalWisdom: @s_eller @Trybarefoot @Reach4MoJOYRN: Best Practice/Patient Centered Practice? Same? #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:47:58 PST 2011

s_eller

@PracticalWisdom @Trybarefoot @Reach4MoJOYRN - EBP & patient centered practice not considered exactly the same - but they should be #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:48:14 PST 2011

RNchat

T3 Advice to Prospective Nurses: If job prospects are dimmer for new nurses, what would you advise those considering nursing? #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:48:15 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@dorameulman @NurseTeeny: Also expensive for the organization to have them trained and leave. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:48:32 PST 2011

EllenRichter

OK I will be watching for the last topic ....I wont miss it! #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:48:45 PST 2011

NurseTeeny

@dorameulman Speaking as a recent new grad who left her 1st job in 6 months there are often deeper reasons... #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:49:42 PST 2011

s_eller

T3 we seem to have drifted away from topic a bit - but think that job prospects ebb & blow over time #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:50:02 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

Great QuestionRT @rnchat: T3 If job prospects R dimmer 4 new nurses, what would U advise those considering nursing? #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:50:07 PST 2011

Wanderer_RN

Amen to that. RT @PracticalWisdom: @dorameulman @NurseTeeny: Also expensive for the organization to have them trained and leave. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:50:13 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

@RNchat T3. Do it anyway. More opportunity in nursing, all tolled, than in many other professions. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:50:14 PST 2011

s_eller

T3 - oops should be ebb & flow #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:50:27 PST 2011

holisticnurses

T3 Prospective Nurses, work as a HHA or Nurse Tech if you can. The experience will be invaluable and enhance yr resume. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:50:40 PST 2011

EllenRichter

T3 Gosh, hopefully HCR measures will improve options for RNs to participate in preventive & restorative health as well as acute care #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:50:47 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

Agree 100%RT @GerryWiederRN: @RNchat T3. Do it anyway. More opportunity in nursing, all tolled, than in many other professions. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:50:55 PST 2011

NurseTeeny

@PracticalWisdom agree which is why residency contracts usually come with service agreements #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:51:08 PST 2011

DerekWWade

@s_eller Or maybe you meant what you wrote the first time? :D #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:51:16 PST 2011

tobemcb

To get them a mentor like a big sister/brother as there should be enough of us in the different settings #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:51:20 PST 2011

Ashleigh_RN

k, got 2 go 2 bed- goodnight tweeps :) great chat tonight! #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:51:41 PST 2011

Wanderer_RN

Yup. RT @GerryWiederRN: @RNchat T3. Do it anyway. More opportunity in nursing, all tolled, than in many other professions. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:51:44 PST 2011

Visiting_Nurse

T3 b willing 2 get general exp 1st anyway they can nights weekends #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:51:44 PST 2011

Wanderer_RN

Nothing wrong with nights and weekends! RT @Visiting_Nurse: T3 b willing 2 get general exp 1st anyway they can nights weekends #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:52:27 PST 2011

s_eller

@GerryWiederRN agree with your T3 point, should do it anyhow.Nurse residencies, mentoring opportunites,need to develop future nurses #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:52:49 PST 2011

holisticnurses

@Ashleigh_RN Goodnight. Feel better! #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:52:50 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

Different Cultures=Different Shifts. Good Experience #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:53:05 PST 2011

Reach4MoJOYRN

@Ashleigh_RN night Ashley!!! #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:53:25 PST 2011

EllenRichter

T3 We have a shortage of good nurse educators. If education was more attractive to seasoned RNs, they could vacate jobs for new RNs #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:53:59 PST 2011

RNchat

@Ashleigh_RN Goodnight, feel better! Cheers. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:54:36 PST 2011

Esme_SageFemme

@Visiting_Nurse Nursing is so specialized, recommending generalist experience may be unrealistic & lead to new grad burnout. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:54:36 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

Surprised there is a shortage of Good nurse educators? What are the reasons? #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:55:14 PST 2011

Visiting_Nurse

T3 and think abt alternative options there are positions outside of the hospital - pharma, med devices, clinical trials, edu comp. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:55:31 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@Trybarefoot: Good NIght. Nice to meet you. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:55:31 PST 2011

Trybarefoot

And you too! :) RT @PracticalWisdom: @Trybarefoot: Good NIght. Nice to meet you. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:55:51 PST 2011

DerekWWade

@NurseTeeny: T3 Exactly. If you do what you love, you will find some way to make it work. Nothing is recession proof. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:55:58 PST 2011

s_eller

@holisticnurses - you are so right, when I went back to school,mentor told me not to tell my salary since educators make no money #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:56:01 PST 2011

holisticnurses

Lack of advanced degree nurses. RT @PracticalWisdom: Surprised there is a shortage of Good nurse educators? What are the reasons? #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:56:07 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

Academia is almost as Byzantine as the current healthcare system. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:56:24 PST 2011

tobemcb

all nrse educ jobs r asking for masters or +. I love teaching but unable to apply. Expertise does cut it. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:56:32 PST 2011

Reach4MoJOYRN

@visiting_nurse -agree-opportunities for nurses to use their skill set are endless. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:56:38 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@holisticnurses: Thank you. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:56:53 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

I thought this was true.RT @Reach4MoJOYRN: @visiting_nurse -agree-opportunities for nurses to use their skill set are endless. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:57:09 PST 2011

learae

So true!RT @Reach4MoJOYRN: @visiting_nurse -agree-opportunities for nurses to use their skill set are endless. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 18:57:24 PST 2011

EllenRichter

Unfortunately I tend to agree with U! We must change! RT @GerryWiederRN Academia is almost as Byzantine as current healthcare system #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:57:46 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

Is love of teaching enough? #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:57:59 PST 2011

dorameulman

@ “ Reach4MoJOYRN: @GerryWiederRN I think you can do both-think critical and follow best practice multitasking is what we do best :) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:58:24 PST 2011

s_eller

@holisticnurses @PracticalWisdom - lack of advance nursing degrees - & PhD in nursing emphasizes research vs education most times #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 18:58:46 PST 2011

Wanderer_RN

Funny! Pay my rent? RT @GerryWiederRN: Is love of teaching enough? #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:58:55 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

Ran into an interesting concept in my MBA course -- "blinded by the mission". May be part of the answer. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:59:01 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@LeaRae I think many realize we need to change. Its just so hard to push a mountain an inch. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 18:59:24 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@GerryWiederRN "Blinded by mission" is like being "unable to see the forest thru the trees" #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 19:00:10 PST 2011

DerekWWade

@s_eller @holisticnurses - Would be interesting to see nsg model yield to same forces as prof training model. #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 19:00:37 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

@learae There are numerous studies now that indicate exactly that. Multitasking = many things done poorly. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 19:00:54 PST 2011

s_eller

@GerryWiederRN - I love to teach & have interesting wonderful job - but not all nurse educators have my opportunities #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 19:01:17 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

@RNchat Sorry my cat picks are in the laundry. Maybe next week? #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 19:01:31 PST 2011

RNchat

@GerryWiederRN No problem, yes next week! #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 19:02:11 PST 2011

DerekWWade

QWrap: http://icanhascheezburger.com/2009/02/08/funny-pictures-give-blood/ #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 19:02:13 PST 2011

learae

parting wisdom RT @GerryWiederRN:There are numerous studies now that indicate exactly that. Multitasking = many things done poorly. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 19:02:15 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

Parting Gift? http://bit.ly/h9MiFy #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 19:02:32 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

@RNchat Nite all. #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 19:02:48 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@RNchat Great topic tonight! Lots of food for thought. Lots of good conversations w/ wonderful #nurses & other great folks! #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 19:02:51 PST 2011

PhilBaumann

Snooky versus the Metronome http://youtu.be/kdmd5fenroU #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 19:03:11 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@LeaRae @GerryWiederRN: One of my areas of study. Distracted brain. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 19:03:11 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@PracticalWisdom LMAO! For all of us? Thanks! :) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 19:03:24 PST 2011

s_eller

Good night to all my tweeps - #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 19:03:52 PST 2011

RNchat

Nice! Thank you. RT @PracticalWisdom: Parting Gift? http://bit.ly/h9MiFy #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 19:04:05 PST 2011

Reach4MoJOYRN

Parting words from a nurse colleague. Nurses are the heart of healthcare. ~ #DonnaWilkCardillo #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 19:04:19 PST 2011

GerryWiederRN

@PracticalWisdom :) Mine too. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 19:04:20 PST 2011

EllenRichter

@Wanderer_RN LOL dont spill it! :) #RNchat
Thu Feb 3 19:04:23 PST 2011

PracticalWisdom

@s_eller: so great to see you tonight. #RNChat
Thu Feb 3 19:04:25 PST 2011

NurseTeeny

Allergic to cats but great to be here as always! And great to be a nurse! :-) #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 19:04:31 PST 2011

s_eller

@PhilBaumann - thanks as always for moderating - @derekwwade - the year of the rabbit? When did that start? #rnchat
Thu Feb 3 19:04:51 PST 2011