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  1. Advice for interviews?
    Interviews ask behavioral type questions. Such as tell us about a time you had to lead a group What did you do when people did not respond how you wanted We are looking for your communication...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  2. The "R" in SBAR......nope
    Definitely easier over time. The R becomes really important when you find yourself working with residents, who are still learning. For example I had a kid who had a jaw fx, scheduled for surgery in...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Portland Nursing Programs and Volunteer
    Getting your CNA is probably the best bet, then you can be working in the medical field. There are a lot of places to volunteer at don't limit yourself to med/surg. Most hospitals have a volunteer...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  4. Moving to Oregon
    The only pediatric hospitals in Portland are Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emmanuel and Dornbeckers at OHSU. Providence St. Vincent's has a small Peds wing and PICU. And at the Portland...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  5. Lab draws
    We do all our own labs, never have seen a phlebotomist on the floor. Our labs unless timed, are done on NOC shift, depending on how many we usually start around 4am, but have done labs at 1-2am....
    Oct 17
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. Western Governor's University BSN?
    There are multiple threads on WGU, I am a graduate of WGU and have posted lengthy responses on the other threads. But to your questions....yes to all, you get what you put in and if you want you...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  7. RN's - how long did you stay at your first job?
    1st job with the title RN was flu clinics, then private duty Peds for 5 months until I found a full time gig. Went to a LTAC/SNF was there for 7 months, transferred to a different facility same...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. Should ALL patients have bedside suction set up and in working order?
    It is part of our daily safety checks, code sheet, wall suction, oxygen, and med air, ambu bag, set up for every patient
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Girl brain dead part deux
    Looks like spinal reflexes to me. I think of my spinal cord injured patients that I have taken care of, the cord is completely severed, but if you touch the leg or arm, both arms or both legs or...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. PCA Pump Calculation
    What are you needing help with, so far all I see is the homework questions. What do you think is the answer? What are your questions regarding the math and assessment of the patient? Willing to...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. RN with 10 yrs tele experience looking for a job in Portland area
    I have about a 20 min commute, which is decent for any of the Portland hospitals. My house I bought for just under 250k. My kids are not in portland public schools. My son is in the IB program in a...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  12. RN with 10 yrs tele experience looking for a job in Portland area
    Just bought a house a month ago my mortgage for a 2000sqft 4 bed 2 bath is about $300 more a month than renting a 3bed 1bath apartment. Also cost of houses is all location location location
    Sep 11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  13. LPNs in Children's Hospitals?
    The CNA's in my facility get close to or over $20 an hour. Sure she could go work in a LTC with the title LPN. She still has the title LPN, but her scope is limited to support staff and not primary...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. help please!!
    The most recent one comes to mind that has been heavily discussed on AN is the topic of brain death vs life support family rites, end of life debate. Using the Jahi Mcmath case as a case study....
    Sep 10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Completely heartbroken over unethical instructor
    As a new grad it is highly unlikely that you would get a day time shift, nights at times are slower paced. What are the "minor mistakes" that you made? You may feel that they were minor or common...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. RN with 10 yrs tele experience looking for a job in Portland area
    Starting pay for new grads is around $32 at most systems. So add a few more $ for experience. I am able to support a family of 5 on my wage
    Sep 10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  17. Confused with Aspergers
    Aspergers is a form of autism, and honestly the title Aspergers is going away soon and will just be autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) To be diagnosed with autism there are 5 categories that...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  18. RN with 10 yrs tele experience looking for a job in Portland area
    I think that you could get a job, but keep in mind Providence (6 hospital system) is requiring their nurses to have their BSN by 2018, and Legacy (trauma and 4 hospital system) are requiring BSN by...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  19. LPNs in Children's Hospitals?
    I have seen job adds for the outpatient departments for LPNs, there is only one LPN in my hospital who's scope is limited to that of a CNA II. She was grandfathered in, as they do not hire LPN's...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  20. Attention Portland Nurses
    I believe Providence systems and OHSU are union. Legacy their nurses are not union
    Jul 29
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  21. How to phase in/out of Peds
    I worked peds LTC for 2.5 yrs. I started out on-call status then was offered a part-time then a full time position. While working there I finished my BSN, the I started applying to the hospitals, was...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  22. How to phase in/out of Peds
    How I got into peds was; peds home health then, peds LTC then, peds acute.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  23. Attention Portland Nurses
    Starting with no experience the job ads show around $33 for the hospitals, LTC around $24-26 for no experience
    Jul 26
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  24. Washington vs Oregon
    No, otherwise why would so many commute to OR from Vancouver to work, yes the pay is slightly higher in OR but not enough to make up paying more in taxes
    Jul 26
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  25. Washington vs Oregon
    I did the opposite, lived in OR and worked in WA ( only cause I was a new grad and it was only place to hire me) Even though it was a WA based company I paid my OR income tax. I imagine that it...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Oregon Nursing


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