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  1. Sure to get flamed for this
    Thank you so much for your response. It was very encouraging. I think in part what makes this orientation difficult is like you said, the stress of understaffing. We are so short that often we are...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Sure to get flamed for this
    I am a new grad nurse, 4 weeks into a 12 week orientation on a Neuro/stepdown unit. My preceptor is a nurse with over 20 years worth of experience, and she is a great nurse. However, I would be lying...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. What's a "difficult pt" to you?
    For me, I think a "difficult" pt is a pt who makes unreasonable demands, or is mean to me, on the call light every 5 minutes for the same thing etc while fully cognitive. At least with a pt who has...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. NCLEX question? READ THIS!
    Taking NCLEX-RN on June 16th and I needed to read this today. I'm gonna rock that test!!! LOL
    Jun 3
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. The Nursing Shortage
    I don't know if I would call it a shortage per se, but I do know that my hospital is hiring quite a few new nurses (myself included), and the unit I am hired on to work at is short quite a few nurses...
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. OCCC traditional pathway clinicals
    I am an OCCC graduate and I will break it down as best as I can for you to the best of my knowledge. First Semester (NP1) you will have Lecture/Theory 2 days per week (Tue and Thu). You will have...
    May 30
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  7. Post conference ideas
    As a newly graduated nurse, I will speak to what I liked in Post conference and/or wished I had more of. 1: I liked when each person got the opportunity to give report on their patient. Giving a...
    May 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. No!  It is NOT OK.
    Thank you for this article. I know I am guilty of using "OK," but not necessarily due to lack of confidence. More in the sense of attempting to give the patient their opportunity to refuse. However,...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Only a nurse will understand...
    Thanks for the advice. Taking something to help me sleep is actually not a bad idea, and usually Benadryl works pretty good for helping me fall asleep.
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Fast Track Option for ADN program
    My college, here in OK, offers a fast track ADN program, however it's for those students who already have a Bachelors degree (related or unrelated) in something else. I wouldn't recommend doing this...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Nursing Students with Kids
    Congrats on your acceptance! I just graduated and I have 3 children ages 8 and under. It is tough to be a nursing student and be a mom (or a dad) at the same time. I also worked per diem as well....
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Only a nurse will understand...
    I will be starting my new 7p to 7a job next month and I have 3 kids ages 8 and under whom will all be home from school during the summer. Granted, My mom and my husband are both going to take turns...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is this common with nurses and doctors?
    I just graduated and I am pending on a test date (but I have a job waiting for me), and one of the things that fills me with trepidation is interacting with physicians over the phone about a patient....
    May 18
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Color coded uniform vent
    My hospital is also color coded. Navy and/or white for Nursing, Black for ED, Purple for L&D, Royal blue for the lab.. so on so forth. However, we are not limited to brands or locations in which to...
    May 18
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. Free standing ER?
    Saint Anthony's free standing ERs have everything that your normal ER has. All the diagnostic stuff. Only difference is that if you have something that requires you to be admitted, they will have to...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  16. My Semester in Review
    It varies from semester to semester, but in NP1 you will have 4 weeks of lab 2 times a week and then the next 6 weeks with lab once per week. Lectures are 2 days a week, 3 hours each time. Clinicals...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Study tips pls.
    If the professor talks about it in class or it's on the powerpoint.. highlight it. If it has to do with what a nurse is supposed to do in a situation, highlight it (Interventions). Think of it as an...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Pass Rates
    Quality of instruction, clinical experience, realistic practice opportunities, the way the exams are written.. There are a LOT of things, but since I know my school I will say this. It has one of the...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. What to expect at your first clinical at a senior assisted living facility
    I really enjoyed my LTC clinical. We had 3 weeks in the same facility with the same pt each time, which is something we do not get in the hospital rotation. You learn to appreciate the population...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Please HELP New Grad NYC to OU Medical
    Quail Ridge Apartments at Memorial and May is also very reasonable. Several 1 bedroom options ranging from $440-$490 per month. Easy access to the freeway as well, plus shopping and dining right...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  21. Please HELP New Grad NYC to OU Medical
    Where are you looking for apartments? Let me know if I can be of assistance in any way.
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  22. Please HELP New Grad NYC to OU Medical
    Yes and no. I can definitely see your point, however when you compare salary to how well you can afford things that are necessary, you will most likely have plenty for the necessities and quite a bit...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  23. dimensional analysis saved my life
    I agree... Dimensional Analysis rocks!!!
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Please HELP New Grad NYC to OU Medical
    The Quail Springs Area is generally a pretty safe neighborhood. What is also nice is that you have EVERYTHING close by... literally. The mall, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Target and a slew of fast food and...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  25. Please HELP New Grad NYC to OU Medical
    Just to give you a comparison... As an RN in OKC you will make roughly about $20/hr right? My husband and I live off one income and own a house with all that entails and have 3 kids and he makes...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing


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