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  1. Bad fit for the OR?
    Working in the OR is a different kind of stress. I worked med-surg for many, many years as an LVN and then as an RN and always wanted to do OR nursing. I finally took the chance and went through an...
    Feb 28, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. OR Doors
    I work in a newer hospital ( 1 year old) and all of our OR doors are plate activated....our OR's are also quite large so no chance of contamination. The last hospital I worked at did not have plate...
    Feb 28, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. clamp question...
    I have a pair of pliers that are used for opening local anesthetic bottles that I received from our On-Q rep. They are like gold at our hospital so therefore I guard them with my life!
    Feb 28, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Scrub pants with longer inseam
    Dickies sells low rise and flare scrubs, but I don't know about the longer inseam. I usually get my "talls" from Landau.
    Sep 27, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. "6 Feet Under" is over! Finally a real nurse on TV!
    Boy do I miss it....already!! The show approached death from a very practical point of view. I especially enjoyed the "pep" talks from the deceased. Now if they would only end the Sopranos. Pam
    Aug 24, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. RNs who work in LA hospitals, what was your starting salary?
    Does Orange County count? I started working at Kaiser in Februrary of this year. Starting salary as a new grad is $27.00/hr with a shift differential of $3.00/hr for evenings.
    Jul 11, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Ever experience a code after pronouncement of death of same patient?
    Are you talking about the little girl who "drown" in Southern California? There was an article about her in the local paper here (Orange County) awhile back. Apparently she's at home and doing...
    Apr 21, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Recent NCLEX in CA...
    LM, have you heard anything yet? Keep us posted!
    Mar 8, '05
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Recent NCLEX in CA...
    I didn't take mine after the 24th (I took it the 4th of Feb.) but I just wanted to let you know that it took 12 days for me to get my results while others in my class were finding out in three days....
    Mar 3, '05
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Salary to expect as a new grad nurse
    I'm starting at $30/hr here in Southern California. It really depends on the hospital and shift you choose to work. I've was also offered a new grad position starting at $23/hr, but obviously chose...
    Feb 19, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure

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