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  1. CPNE workshop ( which is the best one to attend)
    I used RobsCPNE.com for my CPNE prep. Some don't like it and feel it is outdated, but he does updates every time EC changes things. His videos are not high quality, but you can see everything...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  2. C = Degrees
    Reminds me of this joke: What do you call the person who graduates at the bottom of their class in medical school? Doctor. That aside, I would want the nurse who takes care of me or my...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  3. POLL - All CPNE takers please
    I guess you could consider it a video/online "workshop".
    Jul 25
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  4. POLL - All CPNE takers please
    I did not do a "workshop", I used RobsCPNE.com.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  5. New grad
    ASN or BSN? Do you know where you are going to live? The Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex is huge with many smaller cities within it. Do you have a means of support before you get a job? Do you have...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  6. hey yall!!!
    Which program? There are hundreds of them in Texas.
    Jul 22
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  7. C = Degrees
    I never heard of the "C" = Degree. I tried to get the best grade I could on every test I took. I ended up with a 3.0 GPA. I am starting to figure out which school I am going to for my BSN.
    Jul 22
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  8. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    Depends on you facility. Larger hospitals (teaching facilities, Level 1/2 Trauma centers, etc), sure, but in smaller local facilities, pressure lines, titrated drips, vents and such are usually ICU...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. ER to ICU transition
    Apply and be upfront about your situation. Let them know of your desire and that after you return to work you will be excited to work in ICU.
    Jul 18
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    Stepdown units need to have monitors at least at the bedside, ideally at the nurss station. My IMU does and we have caught quite a few things with patients because of it.
    Jul 17
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. Study for the CPNE???
    Lubbock is the closest.
    Jul 9
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  12. To renew My PCCN certification
    Certifications are easier to keep than to get. I know a lot of times the requirements for recertification can overlap between certifications, and most all count towards CE for your license.
    Jul 2
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Got a PCA job in the ER
    Congrats. What is your background? Any previous tech or medical experience. As a former ER tech and now a nurse, all I can say is if your sitting and the nurses are doing stuff, you need to get...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  14. How prepared did you feel?
    Even after you explained it, I still don't know what BIOZ is. I guess I have just been lucky, every question I have ever asked has been answered without any judgment. Heck, just today I was...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  15. Average Salary Houston Med Center
    So your paid $23/hour and work 40 hrs a week? Do you have medical benefits and retirement? Private practice does not always pay as much as a large facility/hospital, so not an apples to apples...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  16. Comfortable Shoes
    One of my coworkers recommended SAS. I was going to visit the store next week to see what they are like. Look like old people shoes, but are supposed to be excellent shoes for being on your feet...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  17. Breast pumping in an ICU
    \ I know the milk itself is sanitary, I was referring to the pumping in the ICU room itself. While the chance of something from the room getting into the milk and being transfered to the baby is...
    Jun 20
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Breast pumping in an ICU
    I think everyone is missing the point. It has nothing to do with pumping itself, more the location of doing it. I do see it as odd that anyone would want to pump in an ICU room (especially a...
    Jun 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Which online program has had positive succesful stories. Excelsior?
    Excelsior is the College, Distance Learning Systems of Indiana and The College Network (and others) are not colleges, they are publishing companies that provide study material. The have nothing to do...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  20. Jobs for new grads around the gulf?
    Exactly what I was going to recomend. I know several new ADN grads that have gotten jobs at Spohn (Cardiac care, ER, Med/surg). Corpus Christi is a really nice area and cost of living is not too...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. CPR in Prone Position
    No, I have never done it nor seen it done. I had read about it a while back and that it was considered a Class IIb option for AHA. I did read about it a bit more just now, and still seems like too...
    Jun 9
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. CPR in Prone Position
    so you want to break their spine? CPR in the prone position is just not feasible. You will not be able to compress the heart enough to do anything. Even CPR done correctly (which it seldom is) on...
    Jun 9
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Did I make a big mistake?
    No problems for me. I have had a few friends that were Excelsior grads that had a hard time, but that was due to being a new grad with an ASN, not for graduating from Excelsior.
    Jun 6
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  24. CPNE Pass @ Chambersburg !!!
    Congrats! I only used Robs stuff and the study guide for my studying (I did watch a few of Shrei's videos on youtube just for reinforcement). I found Rob really broke it down to the basics for...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  25. Understaffed
    Wow, our ICU triples on occasion, but 1:1 means 1:1 (one of the reasons we may triple, one nurse takes 3 while the other is 1:1). It is scary seeing the trend of many ICU's starting to think 1:3...
    May 27
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing


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