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  1. PhD in Education
    If you look at a President or Provost's bio, you will find that all of them started off as an assistant or associate professor and went up the ranks until they got full professor. They then usually...
    May 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  2. Being Sued / Losing License
    2/3 of posts relate to being sued and losing license? I actually cannot remember the last time I read a posting related to either of these topics. I have only been a nurse for a few years but have...
    May 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Blood draws and Starting IVs
    Most nursing students do not get a whole lot of exposure to blood draws & IV's but do not fret... you should get a lot of experience when you begin working as an RN. As a student I probably did 2...
    Dec 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Need Easy RN school Ny or Jersey
    When you find an easy nursing school, let me know... :) And when you find that "easy" nursing school, you better check out how many students are passing their NCLEX licensing exams. There are...
    Dec 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Has anyone done the NCSBN online Review?
    I was required to do it in nursing school and did not find it helpful at all. If you refer to the NCLEX discussion forum, there are quite a few threads on NCSBN, Kaplan, etc. :)
    Dec 2, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. NY state NCLEX...need SSN?
    With any state board of nursing, you typically need to do finger printing, go through a background check, and be able to prove you are a U.S. resident or citizen.
    Nov 25, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  7. How many schools did everyone apply to?
    I will only be applying to one, and it is the school I graduated with my BSN. Reason I am only applying to one is because I am locked into a 2 year contract with my hospital and cannot realistically...
    Nov 19, '08
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  8. List your School Here if they do not Require the GRE's..
    University of Nevada Las Vegas
    Nov 19, '08
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  9. Lab work connected to which medicaiton!!
    I am unaware of any standing orders on my floor for labs with the exception of drawing a lab after a rider has completed.
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Do you raid the patient fridge?
    I am jealous of some of your hospitals! Our hospital is dead broke and we have very little in our patient kitchen. I rarely take anything but I at times need to suck down a grape juice or apple...
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Head injuries
    It depends on the extent of the head injury. With a severe closed injury, you usually have increasing ICP (intracranial pressures) which can damage brain tissues and cause herniation if not treated...
    Nov 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. per diem pay
    That makes no sense but with the financial crunch some hospitals are facing, I am betting more hospitals will be reducing their per diem rates.
    Nov 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. self scheduling
    I am on orientation right now, thus it hasn't affected me yet... but I think it will be not so great once I am scheduling myself and can be bumped around because others have seniority.
    Nov 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. self scheduling
    My unit uses self-scheduling based on seniority. We do monthly schedules and you schedule yourself for whatever 3 days you want to work and you mark what days you would like to be on-call and what...
    Nov 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. general question about medications
    I was always taught to watch the patient take the PO med -- you should never leave them at the bedside. I work with ped's patients, so it is a bit different... but with the older kids, if they are...
    Nov 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. peripheral IVs
    I agree that you may not always get blood return from a PIV. As long as the IV flushes with ease and no signs of infilitration or phlebitis, I still use the IV.
    Nov 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Need Help with Pediatrics Rotation
    The big difference (for me anyway) was that it was a change assessing someone who could not communicate their issue to me. Thus, when you assess a child, try to do a more thorough assessment... in...
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Back-stabbing in nursing?
    It will all depend on the unit -- for example, the unit I worked as an apprentice nurse was AMAZING! The nurses worked together so well and everyone was friendly with everyone else. There was no...
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. CRNA Program or Law School Harder?
    It baffles me why people argue whose program is "harder" or more "demanding". I think it is a matter of personal perception -- and furthermore, why argue about it in the first place?
    Nov 3, '08
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  20. As a nurse, would you go on for an MD?
    You will find many previous posts on this board of me elaborating on my plan to start my med school pre-req's after working as a nurse for a year -- that was my plan throughout nursing school....
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Interim Permittee
    It also depends on your state -- some states do not issue Interim Permits. The state I live in automatically issues an Interim Permit upon graduation from a nursing school and it is good for 90 days...
    Oct 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. krebs cycle
    You may want to post this question on the pre-nursing or student nursing forum. I haven't looked at the Kreb's cylce since biology 2 or 3 years ago. Did you try Googling it? I am betting there...
    Oct 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Have you failed the nclex and feel the exam could have been unfair?
    The NCLEX does test on a wide variety of subjects, and yes it does seem a bit like trivial pursuit. However, one must understand how to take an NCLEX based questions. Many of the questions do not...
    Oct 5, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. failed nclex twice.. need help
    I only used Kaplan (I did some questions from a few other review books but did not find them helpful) and I passed with 75 questions. But before embarking on a new study plan, I think you first...
    Oct 5, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. REVIEW the basics/ must knows!
    To be honest, all of the "basics" that I spent so much time reviewing for the NCLEX never came up on the NCLEX. I would still definitely review your basic electrolyte imbalances, lab values... ...
    Oct 5, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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