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Joined Oct 24, '06. AnnieOaklyRN is a RN, Paramedic. She has 'RN 11 years, Paramedic 14 years (EMS 20 years)' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ED, IV team, Paramedic serving 6 towns'. Posts: 2,093 (33% Liked) Likes: 2,467

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  • Jan 17

    PM me with all your questions from all your homework and your instructor's email. Once I get their approval for me to do all your homework, I will send you my paypal account for your payment. That way you don't have to deal with other members making you show your work before they help you and you are free to spend your time on other things other than actually doing your homework.

  • Jan 13

    I'd take the name of the hospital out of your post so that you stay anonymous on the internet. You don't want everyone at that hospital to know everything you have posted here.

  • Jan 7

    Sign me up for your #2 and #3.

    I am no longer in survival mode. I am ready to take a step back, take a breath, and work on my nursing mastery with additional, focused studying and CEUs.

    I am down 30 pounds thanks to regular exercise and cutting back on (but not eliminating!) simple carbs. I am going to keep it up by mixing it up. I need some new fitness activities and some new recipes besides chicken breasts and stir fry veggies.

    PLUS: Time to get my financial house in order. Maybe take an online financial planning class. Get out from under my loans. Figure out how to put my money to work.

  • Jan 5

    Is there a reason why the nurses can't educate themselves? There should be a policy set in place as to how to mix the different drugs. You can give most of the drugs thru a peripheral IV. If you have a concentration that requires a central line, you are probably going to transfer the patient to a different facility, anyway. I have worked ICU for 30 years. Not all patients needing critical drips will have a central line; we give them thru peripheral IV's all the time. Maybe an experienced nurse can write up the policy for the use of these drugs and let the facility's medical staff approve it. There is no reason why the nurses who work there cannot educate themselves on proper administration and monitoring of any meds they might potentially use.

  • Jan 4

    What I find bizarre is why you all don't just refer to each other by your first names? I just keep coming back to that.

  • Jan 4

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  • Jan 4

    Tell us what type of candy it was, then we'll know if it's justified.

  • Dec 29 '17

    I love to gossip, but only if I make the subject of the gossip look good. I keep "bad" things to myself.

  • Dec 19 '17

    I'm not an expert on job seeking, but I would maybe wait until I have secured an interview before e-mailing the manager. It might be awkward if you e-mail and are not called for an interview. However, I bet you will be, as you passed HR inspection last time, so I would just wait for the interview set-up, then e-mail.

  • Nov 23 '17

    We have a dress code and I hate it. It's different colored top and bottom, we look like penguins. I'd rather just be solid.

  • Oct 6 '17

    I agree with a previous poster and check out Student Doctor Network! Either career would be a fantastic path to choose. With that being said, I don't think we know you and your life enough to give you fair advice on such an important topic. Your family and close friends would probably be best.

    One thing I can say, though, is to weigh your chances of getting in very carefully. Be honest with yourself. Are you a good test taker? Are you comfortable spending full days studying? What is your academic stamina like? What classes did you take to get your high GPA? Were they nursing pre-req classes, or upper level science classes? I'm not trying to downplay the difficulty of the nursing pre-req classes at all because they are very hard, but the 400 level human anatomy, physiology, histology, neuroanatomy, cell biology, biochem, Calculus, year of ochem, year of physics, etc which you will encounter with a Biology degree will present with very different challenges than you encountered with your nursing pre-reqs. Again, I'm not downplaying the difficulty of the nursing pre-reqs AT ALL, but if you haven't taken the heavier science classes, at this point in time you might not have an accurate perspective on your chances yet. It might be helpful to test the waters a little bit before fully withdrawing from your BSN program. Maybe you can take a leave of absence from nursing school for one quarter and take a full load of upper division science classes at your local university and see how you do. So that means 12 units of 400 level Biology courses, or 12 units starting year sequences of Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, or starting the Calculus I, II, III sequences. That, in my personal opinion, would give you a much more accurate perspective on your chances for admission into MD or DO school than anything else. This does come with its drawbacks, however, because from what I've heard most medical schools don't want you to take your heavier science classes at a JC or Community College. So you would need to take these at a four year university, and that does mean more money. SDN would probably be able to help you more there.

    Anyways, since you're already in nursing school and your question is not how to get into nursing school, I think SDN would be more helpful for your particular situation. They could probably help you evaluate your chances better.

    Good luck with everything!!

  • Sep 26 '17

    1. Staying on top of my responsibilities
    2. Not stressing over other people's homework

  • Sep 23 '17

    When I was getting ready to start nursing school and was taking prerequisites still, a very wise professor gave us all some advice. I believe it was the first day of anatomy and physiology. He asked how many of us were going into the nursing program, and most of the class raised their hands. He said, "I'm going to give you all some advice. Make sure you have a strong support system. Especially you women. I mean families too, not just husbands and boyfriends. You will be surprised how many relationships won't last through nursing school. Many men see their women getting educated and getting good jobs. Sometimes they even start making more money than their men. They go to work with doctors. A lot of times the men can't handle it. They want you to stay dumb and poor so you'll need them. If you are smarter than them and make more money than them they feel like you don't need them anymore. They are scared you're going to leave them for a doctor or something. Who knows. They might stay, but a lot of them can't handle that. Trust me. This is going to be the hardest thing you will ever do. Make sure you have a support system that will always be there."

    Fortunately, my relationship was and is still strong. Without support, it would have been near impossible though. Maybe your husband is one of those men that just can't handle the thought of his wife being more educated and making more money than him. Maybe he is afraid you are going to find someone better. Maybe he is afraid because you won't need him anymore and will be able to survive on your own.

    Now is the time to ask some tough questions. Will he be able to be happy if you are a nurse? Or will he always feel insecure because you make more money and worry about you meeting some better suited at work? Are the two of you able to work through these next few trying years? If not, maybe it's time to find another source of emotional support.

    Don't postpone nursing school any longer! Do it now! I wish I wouldn't have waited as long as I did. Don't put your life on hold for anyone else. You have a right to pursue your dreams and a responsibility to become what you are called to be. Good luck. Prayers and happy thoughts for both you and your husband during this trying time.

  • Sep 21 '17

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    I am going to be blunt. Your husband sounds like a selfish jack@$$ who is afraid of letting you out into the world to gain some independence. Maybe he thinks you won't "need" him anymore.

    In my opinion I would go get your education, but skip the LVN and go right for the RN if you aren't paying for it, as LVN in my opinion is a waste of time if your end goal is RN.

    Talk with your husband, and unless there is a financial reason like you are going to be totally poor if you go to school tell him you are going! The sooner you are financially stable with your own career the sooner you can leave him if this is the treatment you receive all the time, otherwise as others have said seek counseling!


    THIS X 1000. Anyone that tried to hold me back in life would be kicked to the curb. There's no way I'd let a man tell me what to do. My wife is the most supportive human on the planet and has supported me in everything I've ever wanted to do. Even when working full time, going to grad school and attending clinicals on top of that, she has always been on my side. A marriage is supposed to be supportive not inhibitive. Red flags all over the place here. What happens in 10 or 25 years if he decides he doesn't want to be with you anymore and you never went to school. How will you support yourself? How can getting an education ever be a bad thing? How come he gets to go to school and you don't? How about you try telling HIM you don't want him to go to school and see how that sits? Yeah...I thought so.

  • Sep 18 '17

    IV Pit is preferable because it's faster acting. However, we will give IM if a woman does not have IV access. For homebirths, the midwife will typically give IM Pit if it's needed, because a woman birthing at home typically would not have a running IV.