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  1. To take NCLEX in 1 week...new to site!
    How long since graduation and studying for NCLEX???? Don't want to test too soon or too late after graduation. I studied 100 questions a day from the Saunders book. I used that CD every day...
    Feb 5, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  2. Curious About Other's Experience
    Took NCLEX in June 2007, computer shut down after 90 minutes of test taking, 10-12 questions I had to guess at because seemed there was no possible answer, there was one calculation question, several...
    Feb 5, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. Nurses Needed - Video Now on PBS
    I find that where I work in SW Florida, nurses just come and go. You have to be tough to survive the stress, deadlines, emergencies, as well as patient complaints to administration, and at times...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Med-durg w/ tele vs. Cardiac step down
    Yes, I work on a tele medical floor. We have various patients who have medical issues along with cardiac disorders, most of our patients are monitored and a small aount are non- monitored, and...
    Oct 16, '08
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. Best department for new RNs
    Hello annles, I was in your shoes 1.5 years ago. My instructor also told me to start in a cardiac unit, such as medical telemetry. I did not listen and went on to the ER where I had...
    Oct 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Nursing preceptor says no to certain abbreviations
    abbreviations are always good because in the nursing world we are all pressed for time. I do agree with many of the posters that abbreviations can vary from facility to facility. Most of the...
    Oct 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. The Doctor who broke my heart, the patient who opened my eyes
    :heartbeat let the passion begin. you go girl!!!!! :yeah:
    Sep 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Why I'm a nurse
    I have seen quite a few deaths; all are unique. One thought that sticks in my mind is the man who ate his breakfast,thanked the tech for assisting him to eat. Lunch time came, I put his lunch...
    Sep 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. what do young single nurses do on their days off?
    WOW, I have never had the opportunity to be single. left home at 17 had childeren, divorced, had another boyfriend shortly after ,then married again. All the things I could do if I was single? ...
    Jul 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. which is important attribute of an effective nurse?
    Many people have different opinions of what attributes a nurse must have to be effective. I really do not know what other folks would think, but this is what I belive one must have to survive our...
    Jun 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. AMAZED at what some students get away with!!!
    Hello, I graduated over a year ago licenced for exactly one now! I can say that I am proud of my school of graduation. Our instructors were tough! Especially those from the last semester. We...
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. "Nancy" and Babs
    Wow, I identified with that one, it just hit close to home. Please write more stories, you have such a talent!!!
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. tele nurses
    I work medical tele, ratio of 5to6 patients a PCA to 10-14 patients each. Our directors goal is to make it 5:1 now that we are going to being neuro certified.
    Jun 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Let's introduce ourselves...
    I to, graduated last year and was already a tech in the ER, on the day shift. I stayed for 6 months; time went on and I had a hard time separating tech from nurse, and all the tasks that had been...
    May 13, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. When Times Are Bad, Nursing Looks Good
    Yes indeed, I am one of those nurses working over 50 hours a week. I have been doing it since the middle of Febuary, and I'll tell you I feel It... I was one of those who needed the...
    May 8, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Aggressive MRSA Screening for Health Workers
    That sure sounds like a real nightmare! I worked ER for a short while, and the number of MRSA infected patients rose from a couple a day to several a day. Now working on a medical cardiac floor,...
    Apr 23, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Anyone start their career late in Life?
    I am 47 years old, graduated last year in May, and I am near the one year mark. It was the hardest thing I had ever done in my life, and for that I am proud. After I became a full fledged RN...
    Apr 6, '08
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  18. Let's introduce ourselves...
    Yes a CNA can perform chest compressions a CNA can manipulate an ambu bag, that is, if they are properly trained; that is why they are trained q. 2 years to renew their cards. A CNA cannot...
    Mar 19, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. So Who Runs Your Floor, You or the Aides?
    Reading this post has brought out my personal issues on the med tele unit I work on. 1. My 12 hour shift has now turned into a 14 hour day. 2. My new job discription has turned into, RN-aide....
    Mar 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. So Who Runs Your Floor, You or the Aides?
    As RN's I belive we would need to make a difference. Maybe we can ask our manager/director to try different things? Incentive reward programs for aides/unit clerks. Specific...
    Feb 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. So Who Runs Your Floor, You or the Aides?
    Hi, I myself was an aide for 17 years before becoming an RN. When the staff is new and still has to learn the routine;yes it can be difficult, but you try to teach the staff, what they need...
    Feb 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Overtime
    In my hospital, they offer 12 hours every other week one extra 12 hours in one pay period. Now, If you decide to work two extra 12's, then that adds more to the overtime. The incentive...
    Feb 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. HELP I'm falling apart!!!
    I have moved to medical telemetry, starting January 7th of this year. I have been off orientation for 2.5 weeks now. Needless to say I am feeling the growing pains. I decided to get more...
    Feb 13, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Moving to Northport, Port Charlotte Area
    HELLO, I live in North Port, I have lived there for about 16 yrs now, and my parents live in Port Charlotte. If you want to go to the best school; Charlotte Technical Center has an...
    Feb 7, '08
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  25. Yelled at nursing station by doctor
    Her face was wiped off top linens taken off, and due to her combativness could not be touched. She was never left alone for one minute, which keeps her safe from harm;this is the priority. I do...
    Feb 7, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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