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  1. Implications of Obamacare... what's your opinion?
    BRAVO!
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Patient ratios progressive care units
    The PCU I work on has a 4:1 ratio, but sometimes we have 5:1. My floor sounds exactly like the OP's...drips, post CABG patients, and a mix of other illnesses. We have a max of 3 PCT/CNA's on the...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Insulin and Levophed drips on cardiovascular unit
    I work on a PCU unit in Illinois and we never have Levo drips BUT have insulin drips all the time. Our patient ratio is usually 4:1 but sometimes 5:1. It is interesting to hear how much these units...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. New to Cardiac Nursing...pep talk needed :)
    Thank you all for your advice....I have definitely gotten more comfortable in my role as a RN on the floor...things are still crazy BUT that is my floor. I recently had an opportunity to go to night...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. New to Cardiac Nursing...pep talk needed :)
    Thanks to everyone for your advice! This has been a very stressful experience and all the advice is very helpful :)
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. What's the task you like doing most on the job?
    It is not a task, but if I can get 5 MINUTES with the patient and family to talk about kids, grandkids, upcoming holidays...it makes my day much better. The worst days I have is when I have no time...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. New to Cardiac Nursing...pep talk needed :)
    Thank you for your words of encouragement...I appreciate your thoughts!
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. Why did you pick your username?
    Because I am the mother of Skylar and Sydney, the best kids in the world! LOL (Most of the time);)
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Any hospitals out there doing 8 hr shifts?
    The floor I work does 12's BUT there is at least one floor in the hospital that does strict 8 hour shifts..the nurse manager on that floor does not like 12's because he does not feel it is safe (he...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New to Cardiac Nursing...pep talk needed :)
    I graduated in December and took a job in LTC...loved the elderly, hated all of the lazy nurses and staff around me. About 3 weeks ago I accepted a job working in in Progressive Care Unit in a Heart...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. Interesting situation in my interview for a job...
    You don't want to work for someone like that...you got a good read on her. I have interviewed a few times during my short time in nursing and have met people that turned me off right away (like that...
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. advice for new cardiac nurse
    I too just started on a cardiac stepdown unit and it has been a bit overwhelming...how much training will you recieve? I will have at least 12 weeks of orientation with a preceptor, as well as...
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Nursing and Volunteer
    I am an RN and I volunteer as a Community Representative for the Alzheimer's Association and as a visitation volunteer for a local hospice. I do not work for either company so that is why I am able...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. CNA's that run the unit...advice please!
    Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and ideas! I have already told my 3rd shift CNA's that they need to come to me with any issues. I hope that once these two realize that I am not going to...
    Feb 20, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. to New Nurses (long, but, hopefully helpful)
    Thank you! That was well said and as a new grad I will remember this :)
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. CNA's that run the unit...advice please!
    I want to start out letting you all know that I recently graduated and passed NCLEX-RN. I am working at the same LTC facility that I did as a CNA so I have an inside view of what is going on with...
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Have you ever heard of this many SATA?
    I know because I did the same thing!! But now it is all over and we are nurses!!!
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Have you ever heard of this many SATA?
    I think that at least 40% if not more of my 75 questions were SATA...I was in complete shock everytime I saw another one! I just found out I passed though and I am sure you did too!
    Feb 10, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. La charity Scores...........NCLEX RN
    I used the La Charity book also and scored about the same as you...the more I did it though the better I got..I just my quick results yesterday and I passed!
    Feb 10, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Anyone take the Hurst Review for NCLEX? Is it worth the money?
    I found out today that I passed!! Before I paid for the Hurst Review I thought, " If I don't get this review and fail I will be mad at myself"....it was worth every penny! I know that it was not the...
    Feb 9, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Anyone take the Hurst Review for NCLEX? Is it worth the money?
    I used the Hurst Review and found it to be very helpful..it simplified content and she says things in a way that really stick in your head. I also highly recommend the delegation and prioritization...
    Feb 8, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Welcome NCLEX February 2011 Test Takers
    My test date is February 7th :) I am doing the Hurst review (love it!) and I am doing questions out of the La Charity book for more in depth delegation situations :)
    Jan 12, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. exam cram book/cd
    It is funny that you mention Exam Cram because my professor told me today that she had a few prior students that passed NCLEX on the first try using it....good luck to you
    Nov 11, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. feeling down and discourage..
    I am wondering...how far in your education are you? Is this your first semester in nursing school or last? Everyone is a little apprehensive in the beginning, it is a lot to juggle. Do you have...
    Nov 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Bed Alarms
    1) What kind of facility do you work for? (Hospital, Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Health Agency) I work in a LTC facility 2) How often do you come into contact with bed alarms? In the...
    Aug 23, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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