What do you think about the NY state BSN mandate?

In mid-December 2017 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a requirement that nurses earn a BSN within 10 years of initial licensure. A decision that affects all nurses throughout the nation.

I offer my answer.

[Warning, this was a YouTube live broadcast. The video is almost an hour long, so have a seat.]

Other topics discussed in this live broadcast:

• When should nursing students apply for their first job

• NCLEX study tips

• Residency programs

 

Here are some links of interest:

https://www.nurse.com/blog/2017/12/20/new-york-governor-signs-bsn-in-10-into-law-for-nurses/

http://donnacardillo.com/higher-education-for-nurses/

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2017/12/new-york-raises-bar-for-nursing-students/

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/human-capital-and-risk/new-york-state-passes-bsn-in-10-nursing-education-legislation.html

The IOM Future of Nursing Report:

http://nationalacademies.org/hmd/reports/2010/the-future-of-nursing-leading-change-advancing-health.aspx

 

 

 


 

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How does a nurse choose a specialty?

How does a nurse know where to go?? A question that all nurses have to (eventually) answer. In fact, some may have to answer this question more than once! From the moment you leaned into this career, we’ve heard recommendations from every aspect of our profession. Where do you start?

Here are some things I think about when choosing a specialty area of focus:

  • What do you not want to do?
    • Based on personal opinion about yourself
    • Based on personal experience
    • Do NOT base this on other opinions
  • Is there an ah-hah moment?
  • You really may just have to gamble
  • Create a Pros and Cons list

Whatever your decision, give it 18 months minimum. Get through the honeymoon period of your new job.

 

 


 

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When did you know the ICU was for you?

I still remember THE moment I knew I wanted to be a critical care nurse. Yes, I broke the mold. I eventually was a new grad nurse in the ICU.

Almost 15 years and two degrees later I’m now an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner still working in the ICU.

Yep. You could say I love it.


**IMPORTANT NOTICE** This was a recording from my Instagram account, so it’s not the highest quality (wonky formatting). Some of the video content and conversation is out of context, but I thought the information was valuable and wanted to share it here. I hope you don’t mind.

 


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Student group projects: What do you do when no one is helping?

The bane of all nursing student’s existence: GROUP PROJECTS. Every nursing student has a horror story to share. We’ve all been there. We’ve all been there SO much that most group projects have predictable outcomes with predictable roles!

We all have that ONE person that doesn’t do their part. Did ya ever notice all group projects consist of the same players:

1. The type A go-getter
2. The reliable team player
3. The minimalist avoider

What do you do when someone isn’t pulling their weight? Here are some tips:

1. Be professional. No finger pointing.
2. The two strike rule. Do not wait.
3. Address the problem as a group.
4. Create a paper trail. Have proof of validation.
5. Take an active role in your education
6. Develop your team building skills

Group projects really have very little to do with the actual project, it’s about developing team building skills. How well do you work with others? How do you deal with difficult people? No matter how rotten this experience may be. And how quickly you just want to move onto the next thing, but so you think this will be the last time you deal with someone or something like this…? Nope.

 

 


 

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