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  1. Quality of Your 1st Hospital As A Traveler: Does It Matter?
    I have found that a lot of hospitals don't just want your experience at home but want a YEAR of TRAVEL experience! AZ is a big state that wants prior travel experience. Some jobs want TWO years of...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. How will I know when I am ready?
    Your IV skills will come when you start putting them in EVERY SINGLE PATIENT that walks through the door. So trust me, you'll learn in the ER! We don't expect that a newer floor nurse is even going...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. How long do you stay at a job you hate?
    Your first one is so similar to my job that I wonder if we're at the same place. I'm traveling now though and am finding that I was SPOILED at that job!
    Sep 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Learning sick vs. not sick
    I don't think you can learn it from a textbook or somebody teaching you. You just start realizing when somebody looks bad. I sometimes go grab the doc and say, "I don't have a clue what is going on,...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Evidence  Based Practice
    Not ENTIRELY specific to ED nursing, but I did one on whether or not antibiotics are really useful when given BEFORE surgery. Since I frequently hang mefoxin and ancef on pts prior to going to the...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Mid levels in triage
    I don't understand the point. If your triage area is served like a fast track, then there should not be ANY 2 or 3s out there. The triage RN should assign the acuity without any input from the...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Leaving VA for ED experience
    Can you stay PRN at the VA? Also, you've accrued a few years at the VA. Get out, do what you want, and then go back one day. VA DOES have nice retirement but still, you need to like what you do. If I...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. MHA vs MSN
    I know people who have gotten jobs as directors right out of school with their MSN. I don't even know necessarily that my goal would be as a CNO in the future. My friend's dad has an MHA working for...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  9. Smoking
    To me, nurses that smoke are like overweight nurses... If you work in a field where you deal with the health of others and see the repercussions with a certain lifestyle, WHY would you portray that...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. A plethora of questions.
    If you mean an ACTUAL AA, then you don't need to have your BSN. AA is the route for non RNs. CRNA is the route for nurses, and for CRNA, you typically need 1500 hours of ICU experience prior to...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Advice on travel nursing
    I'm on my first assignment now (from Georgia too, with 3 years ER experience before heading out). You either take the travel stipend or they provide your house. Your income is usually from your...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. No idea what to do...
    You have no career options without your RN. I mean, you DO, but you will have to obtain an ENTIRELY different degree. I know people with their RN who get into doing public health (not quite so...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. MHA vs MSN
    I'm looking to go back to grad school next fall and am stuck between the MSN/healthcare administration and leadership OR just doing my MHA. More schools offer the MSN at a more affordable rate, but...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Management
  14. Travel buddy?!
    I'm going to take my 2nd assignment around Oct 20th, either in Oregon or Arizona and am looking for somebody to travel with! I came to Mass this time with a girl I met but think she may be sitting...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Uncertain about Nursing
    I never regret becoming a nurse. I don't love it. And I have learned that I really am a bit disgusted with how resistant Americans in general to change their behavior when they're sick. I've learned...
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Charge Nurse Interview
    ALWAYS take multiple resumes! It doesn't matter what job you apply for! Staff nurse- whatever. TAKE RESUMES!
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  17. Question about experience
    My advice is that if you need critical care to apply and you have ER, you probably qualify unless it's specifically for ICU (and even then, ER still looks good to most places). ER is pretty versatile...
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Question about experience
    You don't titrate drips in your ER?! I have days where all I do is titrate drips!
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What is the most overtime you've ever worked
    64 hours in a week. Our hospital policy doesn't allow us to work more than 64 hours in any 7 day period. We have limits.
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Brenau University Part time BSN Spring 2015
    I work with tons of Brenau grads. Quite frankly, I can't imagine spending that much money for a BSN. Your BSN looks the same no matter where it's from. There are more affordable options in the...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  21. Does it get better being a new nurse?
    I have made mistakes. Not tons and tons. But I have. I gave imitrex IM and sweat for 3 dang hours until we discharged that patient. (It's a subq med.) I read online that if you give it IV, the...
    Jun 8
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Heparin bolus administration
    I draw the bolus. We use the 1000units/1ml for our boluses. And we literally do give them IVP prior to beginning the actual infusion (which is, I believe, 25,000units in 500cc). I'm not sure why...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Piggy Back IV order with no fluid order?
    We don't even typically run it with NS if it's just an antibiotic. We just hang the fluids and a handful of CCs go to waste when we finish the infusion. If it's something like potassium, I run the...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Know How to Improvise a Tourniquet
    I can't imagine gloves working as an effective tourniquet for an arterial bleed. We stock CAT tourniquets but if not and it was a bad bleed, stick a knee on it while you make something else. We've...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. IV sites for Abd CT
    I'm not sure where my answer that I typed just went. I meant left sided. CT said because it travels to the brain faster and they need to contrast to get into the brain as fast as possible. I don't...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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