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  1. Is it possible to get married while going through Nursing School????
    Yes, it is possible. I got married in the middle of nursing school. We only had a small wedding. We got married on a Friday evening, after, I had taken an exam. We went away for the weekend and I...
    Sep 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Do you get paid more being med-surg certified?
    Other than a Med-Surg review course, where would I get an online review course or a book to study for the Med-Surg exam. Is there a formal book with the type of questions they ask on the Med-Surg...
    Sep 1, '08
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. CCU Back to the Floor?
    Yes, my director did say I could go back anytime. So we will see how it goes....Thanks....
    Jun 9, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. CCU Back to the Floor?
    I also work in Critical Care and will be transfering to a Medical Unit, soon. I have been in Critical Care for almost 4 years. I also worked on a busy PCU for years.. I know some of my co-workers...
    Jun 3, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. Warning Nurses!  Holding It All In Can Kill You!
    Great article! I am getting very burned out after many years in Acute Care. Not enough staff to cover for breaks. More and more hoops to jump through. Nursing has changed alot over the past 26...
    Apr 20, '08
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    Congrats deeDawntee on getting your CCRN!!!! I just got back from the CCRN review with Laura Gasparis V. this week. It was great! She was so funny too! I am going to take my time studying...
    Sep 8, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    Congrats deeDawntee on getting your CCRN!!!! I just got back from the CCRN review with Laura Gasparis V. this week. It was great! She was so funny too! I am going to take my time studying...
    Sep 8, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. newbie >_<
    Hi Newbie! Welcome and best wishes to you! You will learn alot on this site. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
    Aug 5, '07
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  9. maursin
    Welcome maursin! You will learn alot and it is nice to know that others are experiencing alot of the same feelings! Also a good resource for learning opportunities and classes. Just take one step...
    Aug 5, '07
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  10. IV Infiltration Treatment
    With an infiltration, I have used a warm moist compress around the affected limb. Wrap a plastic bag around the moist compress to keep it warm longer and elevate the limb only slightly. Change the...
    Aug 5, '07
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  11. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    I am planning on going to a seminar that Linda Gasparis Vonfrolio will be conducting in Northern California this September. So far, I haven't gotten any material, but plan to buy the Vonfrolio DVD...
    Aug 5, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    I am planning on going to a seminar that Linda Gasparis Vonfrolio will be conducting in Northern California this September. So far, I haven't gotten any material, but plan to buy the Vonfrolio DVD...
    Aug 5, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Stressed Nurses: What keeps you going?
    I suppose what keeps me going is 1st of all my faith in God to get me through the day. I PRAY contantly all through the day! I am always thankful that I survive yet one more shift at the end of my...
    Jul 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. what do you all think about 12 hour shifts?
    I agree that it is very difficult working 12 hour shifts and having a schedule that varies every week and with only one or two days off at a time. Especially with night shift. You do spend most of...
    Jul 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. what do you all think about 12 hour shifts?
    12 hour shifts are the best way to go for me. If one has to work full time, then why not work only 3 days a week. I get really tired, but I do enjoy having many days off in a row.:up::)
    Jul 5, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Can the Union make the hospital fire nurses?
    Our hospital has had a union for the past few years. It has been an Open Shop with nurses having a choice as to being members of the union or not. Now a new contract was passed and it is now a...
    Sep 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Ever Get Insomnia B-4 Work?
    Yep, Melotonin and earplugs.....keeping active and exercising on my days off.. helps... but yes, after a stressful and busy day, it is hard to shut off the mind to sleep.. and when the sleep does...
    Aug 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How did you lose all your "nursing school weight" after graduation?
    Yes, it is amazing just how much weight that went on in nursing school. Weight Watchers helped and having more free time to walk also helped...but then comes the stress of the job ...and. makes me...
    Aug 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Code Blue in the ICU
    Yes, we see this so much! I know that it is hard for some family members to let a loved one go.... but the patient is going through so much pain and suffering! It is really hard to see your patient...
    Aug 10, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. Mucomyst iv
    Always have given it p.o., pre and post cardiac caths and when contrast is used, for renal compromise.
    Aug 6, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Do we HAVE to address docs by "Dr.--"
    It depends on the working relationship with the Docs. Some, I feel comfortable with calling by their first names and some I don't. In the Critical Care Units, we usually call the M.D.s that we work...
    Aug 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Why do nurses leave the ICU???
    Running non stop for over 12 hours and when having to travel with your patient to MRI or CT, and coming back 3 hours later and realizing no one was watching your other patient.......also being...
    Jul 30, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Glad to meet you!
    Hi Epona; Sorry to hear you got an infectious disease after working in a hospital a few years ago. As nurses we take our chances with disease. Universal precautions and good hand washing is so...
    Mar 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Northern Calif Roll Call
    Nice to meet all you Northern Californian's, Meghan and Stevielynn and also to you CeCiRN... yes, you got alot of snow up there near Mt. Shasta! More to come, I hear. I bet Salt Lake gets alot too!...
    Mar 7, '06
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. Northern Calif Roll Call
    I am also from the far north part of California. Redding is a great place to live. Great views and having Shasta Lake so near. The river trail is wonderful, as is the Sundial Bridge.
    Mar 3, '06
    Forum: California Nursing


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