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  1. "You look tired"
    Whether it annoys me or not depends on who says it and how it is meant. I work 12 hr nights and no matter what I do I never look good by morning. Some nights I mean to go to the bathroom and touch up...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Anyone used music as an intervention?
    I specifically am not calling this music therapy because it is not. This will be used as a nursing intervention. The information I am hoping someone has is the nuts and bolts of how they implemented...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. New Grad RN Pay In Greensboro/Winston-Salem area?
    When I was in school (graduated 2008) we were told that Baptist and Novant had an agreement that kept their basic pay rate similar. Whether that is true or not I'm not sure, but there wasn't much...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  4. Greensboro, Winston Salem jobs for new ADN grad ?
    Cone Health is definitely shifting to BSN but I think they have taken a small amount of ADN. I'll have to ask the new nurses on our floor what they are. Unfortunately many of the new grad positions...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  5. Anyone used music as an intervention?
    We do have cable , educational videos and 1 station that has beach sounds but I am looking at something a little more specific, research based. Going by research, I am looking at non-lyrical music at...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Getting ACLS & BLS for Resume
    I had to keep my BLS current while in nursing school (also an ADN program) per school rules. I would definitely go ahead and get that certification now but I would hold off on ACLS. I work on a...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. Never Argue With Dementia (and Other Nuggets of Nursing Wisdom)
    I have run many a dogs out of the room that were bothering my dementia patients. Other people would argue that they didn't see them, you're at the hospital, etc only leading to increased anxiety...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Help: I need an ICU nurse for my requirements!
    Are you still looking for answers or is your paper way past done?
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Help with objective statement please
    First of all, Congratulations! I am assuming this objective statement is for a resume. I find objective statements unnecessary and really just BS for the most part. (I am by no means saying you don't...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  10. Anyone used music as an intervention?
    I work at a 28 bed Cardiac ICU and stepdown unit (14 beds ICU, 14 SDU) and am in the process of putting together a presentation to start using music as a nonpharmological intervention at work. I have...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. Pain assessment tool for sedated/ intubated patients?
    I work in a Cardiac ICU and Stepdown unit in NC (14 beds ICU, 14 beds stepdown). We use the CPOT and PAINAD pain scales. CPOT is for our intubated/sedated patients and PAINAD is for those with...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. Questions about RCC, DCCC and Forsyth Tech
    I graduated 3 years ago from Forsyth Tech and did like the program. It was difficult to get into (I had mostly A's and some B's)but we were the last class to not use TEAS testing for admission. One...
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  13. Taking someone off of isolation...
    At both hospitals I do clinicals at it's once MRSA always MRSA! If you have ever tested positive for MRSA in the past you will ALWAYS be on contact isolation forever and ever amen. Tara
    Jul 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Help! How Hard & How Many Hours?
    Don't be discouraged. Is it hard? Yes! But it is doable. I am in my 2nd semester of an ADN program. I have 4 daughters, ages 4,7,12,13- the oldest is mentally ill. I also work 15 to 20 hrs/week. Is...
    Mar 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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