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  1. Walking Interdisciplinary Rounds
    I think that is a great move, we do our rounding on weekdays. Our RNs in our unit have a list of things to say during rounds and this lets everyone in the IDT (Interdisciplinary Team) know about the...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing Management
  2. Moving to Los Angeles, thoughts on best hospital to work for as an RN?
    UCLA and Kaiser IMHO are the best hospitals for me. I still work there, full time in UCLA and per diem at Kaiser. In terms of benefits though, I choose UCLA. They provide a lot of training...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  3. Win $100! February 2013 Caption Contest
    "It's nothing really .... it'll hurt just a wee-bit"
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  4. CCRN...agh!!!
    I did Gasparis-Vonfrolio and the Pass CCRN CD test. Mind you, when I took the test, I felt empty, having no idea on most of the questions and just flagged them for review later. I used up the whole 3...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. CCRN exam
    I took the test yesterday and passed.There are 150 questions but only 125 will be counted. 89/125 is the passing score.Good luck in your CCRN!
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. So nervous! CCRN time!
    Congratulations!
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. CCRN Exam
    I took the exam today and PASSED. I'm still in a daze, kinda hard to believe but I did it! I used Laura Gasparis-Vonfrolio's videos and the Pass CCRN CD. I took the AACN's SAE a day prior to taking...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Anyone testing on 6/9?
    I prepared myself by not touching any reviewer the day before the exam. I stayed away from studying and just had positive thoughts my way. I took the exam in London, it was June 2006 and it...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. HELP!!  I had a stalker and because of HIPAA I lost my RN
    I'm sorry this has happened to you but how did he end up getting your personal phone number? It would have been easier to change your phone number right away and communication should have stopped...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  10. Do you get paid for hospital orientation?
    Of course, that would would be your official start date and they should be paying you with your per diem rate. Congratulations for getting the job!
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Done!!!!
    congratulations!
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Grad school when kids are young or wait until they're older?
    I had 2 jobs ( full time bedside and part time teaching) plus a mom to 2 girls (11 and 9). I'm just glad I have a very supportive husband when I went for grad school. It sure was a lot of work but...
    May 26, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  13. Difference between a graduate nurse & a experienced nurse
    Thanks for sharing .... : P
    May 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Name a stupid policy/idea your facility thought would fly
    Unions do help : )
    May 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Do I have a chance? Please help.. about UK NMC application
    You don't need to sit for an exam to work in the UK. During my time (2002), IELTS wasn't required either. I applied then got the approval to start as a Supervised Practice Nurse (C grade). I worked...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  16. NOC
    NOC
    http://docs.docstoc.com/pdf/3480340/5ca7802b-3101-4995-a77c-f3abf040ca94.pdf
    May 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Please Help Me Survive Med-Surg
    I feel you. I used to work in a place like that and it's very unsafe. I am based here in California and AB394 mandates 1:5 ratio for Gen MS and 1:2 for ICU. At one point, I had 4 patients in ICU (w/...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. Name a stupid policy/idea your facility thought would fly
    I used to work in a place like that.
    May 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I took NCLEX-RN this morning.......
    Congratulations!
    May 9, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. You know you're a nurse if...
    LOL! Too funny.
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. what's in your bag?
    A pair of scissors would be very handy : )
    May 5, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  22. Can a US citizen/NCLEX passer gain clinical experience in the Phils?
    Yes, it does count but it may depend on the facility that's hiring you. Both hospitals which hired me here in the US considered my years of nursing experience (Philippines+abroad) which does make a...
    May 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the Philippines
  23. 4th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    Forgive me if this sounds inappropriate ... "I asked her the difference between light and hard .... she sure is one smart nurse! " * you can sleep w/ the light on ;)
    May 4, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  24. I'm finally finished!
    Congratulations! I admire your enthusiasm. Keep it up. And welcome to the world of nursing!
    May 1, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Internship Interview
    I'm sure you'll love and enjoy ICU. Of course you'll be transitioned slowly by your unit to taking care of more challenging patients. It is quite a demanding role but take every opportunity to learn...
    Apr 27, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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