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    RedCarnation and lenadee like this.

    Quote from lenadee
    My plane tickets are coming out to about $400 round trip. Does anyone know how's the area? I'm debating on whether to make my husband come with me
    The area is very nice. There is a really nice mall on Lakeshore, be sure to save time to check it out.

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    RedCarnation and Jennybdc like this.

    Try not to worry. I am a student there and it is not that hard to get around. If you are staying on Lakeshore Drive, which is where they suggested when we went to orientation, then you will just be right down the street. The area is really nice.

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    RedCarnation likes this.

    I am currently in the FNP program. I graduate in December and I am so glad I chose Samford out of the 5 other programs that I was accepted into. The instructors are always there for you even if you are just feeling overwhelmed. They understand and take the time to encourage and work with you. I am not saying it is easy. I am saying that they care and that is what sets them apart. For example, my first semester I was on the phone with the director of the program and I was just getting over a cold so I had a slight residual cough. Three days later I received a get well card in the mail from the FNP department. It's the little things that they do that lets you know that you are not just a number. The instructors will give you their cell phone numbers in case of an emergency. You do have to go to the campus a few times, but I actually enjoyed going. The campus is amazingly beautiful and you will feel a sense of pride for your school once you have gone. On our visit for orientation we were all invited to a very nice luncheon at the school presidents home and it was also beautiful. The overall experience has been a positive one. The instructors are all specialist in the area that the are lecturing in, so you can feel confident that you are getting accurate information when they make practice suggestions. If you want a solid education from an online program, I would suggest Samford without hesitation.

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    I would have to suggest he install a code blue button with it.

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    DuckieRNBSN, noyesno, LocNurse, and 6 others like this.

    I would suggest he installed a code blue button along with it.

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    Although at the time I was not an RN I worked in a pacemaker clinic as a clinician for 5 yrs. The nurses and I all did the same thing. We checked sensing and output thresholds and reviewed rhythm strips that were stored within the device to determine if the device read and if needed treated the rhythm correctly on both ICD's and PPM's. We then made changes according to our findings. There is a lot of training involved in checking devices because there are many functions that are specific to each patients needs. For example if a pt were unable to get their HR up for whatever reason, lets just say they were on Beta-blocker, the PPM has a snesor inside that can tell if the pt is up moving and will adjust their HR to meet their activity needs. The nurse needs to understand the patients needs and point this out to the Cardiologist or EP doctor. On Cardiac Resychronization Therapy devices (used for heart failure) the most important concern is to make sure every heartbeat is paced because in order to sycnchronize both ventricles then you have to pace the heart. I found my passion in devices and went back to college to get my BSN specifically to work for the device companies. I now have my RN (ADN) and I am currently looking for a job to work with devices until I finish my BSN. All the way thru nursing school it was hard for me to focus on the subject at hand. My book almost always found it's way to the cardiac chapters. It's not for everyone, but those of us who do stick with it find it to be very rewarding when you can push a single button and improve a patients quality of life right before your eyes. It doesn't always work like that, but when it does... well your a nurse you can imagine.



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