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  1. Day Vs. Night Ratio?
    I am a new grad (4 months in so far) so take this for what it is worth. Both days and nights are very busy on our unit. I work a medical tele unit in a 900 bed hospital that takes 5 both days and...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Experiences with rude staff at clinical sites
    Really? You stand by the decision not to tell the nurse information about her patient? I don't care how rude she is; how difficult she is to work with or how hard she is to get along with. You are...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Is the second year of an ADN program easier than the first?
    I wouldn't necessarily say it was easier, but definitely more familiar. I graduated this spring under a quarter system. First quarter was crazy hard because it was new and unfamiliar. The method...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Columbus Ohio=no new grad rn jobs
    I don't think that there are any hard and fast rules. I often read that X hospital only hires grads from Y program or only hires BSNs or ADNs or people who work there, etc. I think that there are a...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  5. How long did it take you to get a full time job?
    Graduated 6/7 from ADN program Took NCLEX 7/10 ful time job offered/accepted on 7/18 That being said, a significant portion of my graduating class does not yet have a job offer.
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  6. HR Interview
    I am thrilled to say that you were right. I was hopeful that the whole thing last week was just a big formality, and it was. The HR recruiter asked the standard -- tell me about a time when you had...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  7. HR Interview
    I am hopeful that it is on the formality end of things. But, I don't want to make any wrong moves, etc.
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  8. HR Interview
    So, I'm looking for some help. I have my first interview scheduled in 3 days and I want to make sure I am well prepared. I graduated last month and have been in ongoing discussions with the Nurse...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  9. New Grad malpractice insurance
    Okay, regardless of whether you have your own private policy or whether you are covered through your employer, you have insurance. The plaintiff in a lawsuit already knows that, as an employed...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Priority: Allergic reaction or toxicity?
    You are welcome. We spent a lot of time on prioritization questions. Stable v. unstable Acute v. chronic actual v. potential newly diagnosed v. diagnosed 24+ hours ago fresh surgical v. old...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. How to avoid conflicts with instructor.
    I think Ashley said it all beautifully. The only other thing I wonder is that you said that the instructor is rubbing you the wrong way, yet your classes don't even begin for a week. I am...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Priority: Allergic reaction or toxicity?
    Absolutely those are all possible signs of a severe allergic reaction, but just because you have itching or a red rash does not mean that the patient is in the middle of a severe allergic reaction. ...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. NCLEX today!!
    I am officially licensed in the State of Ohio. wow does that feel good! I finished in 78 questions. About a dozen SATA. 1 drag/drop. A couple of visuals. I took a local course and did lots...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. NCLEX today!!
    Wow was that something. I got 78 questions and when it shut off, I just wanted to a couple more because I knew that if I had a little more time, I could prove myself. I got the good popup only...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. What is your nurse-patient ratio?
    The tele floor where I am hoping to start next month has 30 beds is 1:5 days, 1:6 nights with techs at 1:10, plus a unit secretary and charge nurse who does not take patients.
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. "Negative dilute" drug test?
    I actually had basically the same thing happen to me. I went to go get my test and my kids were with me. Well, the lab wouldn't let me leave them in the waiting room by themselves (at 8,6 and 4)...
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. What are nurses allowed to do?
    I wonder what your other choices were. There are things that you can do for a patient with a high potassium level that are neither transferring (which is very rarely the right answer - instructors...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. What was your experience in school?
    I had all of my pre/co-reqs out of the way before starting the nursing program. I am also a non-traditional student with 15+ years in a previous career. I also have 3 children who were 8, 6 and 4...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Hopeful
    I precepted on an MICU my last semester. I had a great experience, made a couple of good catches and had a very good relationship with my preceptor and the other staff on the unit. There were no...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. Diabetic Ketoacidosis??
    The signs/symptoms of DKA can be figured out from the initals of the disorder. D - dehydration. Think about all of the signs and symptoms of dehydration - low BP, Increased HR, increased temp,...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Graduated!!
    It seems like it has been barely any time at all since I first sat in that big ol' lecture hall with a bunch of strangers, and yet it feels like it was never going to come. Last night we were pinned...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Studying less and less as the program goes on
    I agree that studying smarter is better than studying more. However, if you are spending lots of time studying and barely passing, I would suggest asking for help from your faculty rather than...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Backing out of RN school
    Are you really sure that your textbook tells you to give someone FIVE pieces of candy or EIGHT ounces of OJ? Sure candy and OJ can be used, but the amount is the problem. This isn't a question that...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Why many new grads don't find jobs....
    Specifically you don't have to work as a CNA to have connections in the hospital. Nurses who work on the floor are a great source of potential help to employment. I absolutely agree that, at least...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Why many new grads don't find jobs....
    While I agree that having a job in healthcare while in nursing school can be a great in for a job, I don't think this statement is true. There are absolutely reasons for a hiring manager to choose a...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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