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  1. Virginia RN needs recommendation on good back surgeon
    Hello everyone. I'm an oncology nurse in the Virginia/DC area. My husband works in Michigan and I spend lots of time up there also in the Rochester Hills area. He is having lots of problems with...
    Aug 31, '10
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  2. Correct Title RN etc. Order ??
    This is probably a really dumb question.....but which is proper: #1. Mary Jones, RN, BSN, OCN #2. Mary Jones, BSN, OCN, RN #3. Some other way not listed above ????? Thanks
    Feb 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Explain the drugs of Conscious Sedation for newby
    Thank you. That was a great web site !
    Nov 5, '08
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  4. Explain the drugs of Conscious Sedation for newby
    Hello. I'm thrilled to be starting a new job in a private endo center and eager to learn everything I can. I was reading the thread about the drugs and dosages used on conscious sedation and was...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  5. Michigan Travel Assignments ??
    My husband is going to be working in Michigan for a year or so and I am thinking about trying to get a travel assignment in the Detroit/Sterling Heights area. Anyone ever done any assignments in...
    Jul 31, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Low Paying vs High Paying Companies ???
    So many of the messages refer to "ABC Company" being a "low paying" company ... or that they are not as high paying as "some companies." I was wondering: What companies are considered by most...
    Jul 28, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Getting Started on allnurses.com
    Like so many others.....It took me a long time to FIND the place to play the video tutorial.....and when I finally found it.....there was no "arrow" to click on. Can you please clarify how to get the...
    Jul 28, '08
    Forum: How To Use Site
  8. Moving to Michigan - Which Hospitals Best
    I think the Henry Ford Hosp in Clinton Township is close to where I'll be. Have you heard anything about that hosp? Thanks for getting back to me.
    Jul 28, '08
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  9. Moving to Michigan - Which Hospitals Best
    Thanks for getting back to me. Which Henry Ford Hosp did you work in? I think there is one in the Clinton Township area that will be close to where I might be.
    Jul 28, '08
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  10. Best Oncology Jobs/Centers for RN
    I'm moving to MI in the fall. Anything you can tell me about the best oncology hospital and out-patient office/center would be greatly appreciated. Will probably live in the Birmingham or...
    Jul 22, '08
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  11. Moving to Michigan - Which Hospitals Best
    I may be moving to Michigan in the Fall. I'll probably live in Birmingham or Rochester Hills. Recently visited the area and went in to Royal Oak, Beaumont, Crittington Hospitals. Didn't have...
    Jul 22, '08
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  12. wondering about oncology clinic job
    I'm an oncology nurse working in a cancer unit in a large hospital for almost 2 years. I would love to work in an onc clinic.....but, if your area is anything like mine, the offices and clinics are...
    Mar 7, '08
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  13. Preparing for ONS/OCN exam?????
    I am going to take my OCN certification exam in late May. I've bought the Corp Cirriculum book and study guide which I am slowly working my way through. I was just wondering if anyone has any...
    Mar 6, '08
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  14. Are 12 hour shifts safe?
    I HATE the 12 hour shifts. To me, this is something hospital administration has "snowed" nurses into believing is a great benefit when it actually most benefits the hosptial. For example: - When...
    Feb 7, '08
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Changing from Med-Onc to Rad-Onc Nursing
    I'm a new RN (20 months now) and have been working on a hem-onc, med-onc unit is a large hospital teaching hospita. I've learned a lot and have really enjoyed it. But.....I am sick of the 12 hour...
    Jan 2, '08
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  16. Do you recommend radiology nursing for me?
    Many years before I became an RN in 2005, I was an RT (ARRT) in radiology. During those days, back in the 1980's there were no nurses working in the "special studies" / surgy department I worked. Now...
    Sep 11, '07
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  17. Hate Hospitals - THinking about GI
    i graduated from a 2nd degree bsn program last auguse and have spent a year in oncology, med/surg. i am sick of the the 12 hour days, night/evening rotations and taking care of so many acutely...
    Sep 11, '07
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  18. Good Books on GIVING chemo ?
    I have purchased the Core Cirruculum for Onc Nursing....and....the Bio/Chemo Guidelines for Administration books....... Each is great and loaded with fantastic info. But.... I am wondering if...
    Jul 12, '07
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  19. How do you get to be an infusion nurse ?
    I've been working over a year on an oncology unit since I graduated from nursing school (RN BSN 2n degree program). I am sick of hospital floor work but really enjoy giving IV drugs. Is there a...
    Jun 13, '07
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  20. What age were you when you went to nursing school?
    Margaret, I entered a 2nd Degree BSN program when I was 56 and finished at age 57. I've been out 6 months now and I'm 58. I'm working my butt off and really love nursing but I don't intend...
    Jan 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Trouble using the BD Butterfly/cath - new nurse
    Years ago as an angiography technologist I used to easily start IV's to give my contrast using the "old fashioned" straight angiocath. I'd puncture the vein, reach over and slide the cathater down...
    Dec 5, '06
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  22. Epocrates vs. Davis
    I am a techno-junkie and have all kinds of medical reference programs on my Palm PDA including ePocrates Rx (full version) and Davis Drug Guide. I am about to install Pepid also to check it out. ...
    Dec 5, '06
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  23. Hate Hospital - Do I have to do this ??
    Thanks for the good advice. I've about decided to "go for it" after the first of the year. This hospital craziness is just not for me.
    Dec 5, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Hate Hospital - Do I have to do this ??
    Graduated in August, passed NCLEX and have been working on a Onc Med/Surg Unit since. I HATE IT. I love the patients and nursing skills but I hate the high patient loads and other craziness. Also, my...
    Dec 3, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. INOVA Fairfax - Oncology Unit
    Anyone have any experience working in the INOVA Fairfax oncology department that they could share? Patient load, work environment, etc I am considering a position there and at Georgetown and could...
    Dec 3, '06
    Forum: Virginia Nursing


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