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  1. New nurses feel like quitting?
    Here's the way to get people to not want to quit: stop overloading them with work. No nurse should ever have 7 patients, ever. No nurse should ever get more than 1 patient back from the cath lab at a...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. A Day in the life of a Telemetry Nurse?
    WAIT A MINUTE.........Do we work at the exact same place? Haha! Your day sounds just like mine! I especially love the sundae part, because ya know waitressing is what we became nurses to do, right?
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. A Day in the life of a Telemetry Nurse?
    I did 90 days of preceptorship/orientation. Actually, the first 30 days was a lot of classroom work so basically 60 full days of preceptorship on the floor. I feel that no matter how long you are...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. A Day in the life of a Telemetry Nurse?
    Our hospital requires ACLS for all telemetry floors, we also have a mandatory EKG course at orientation that I found helpful for review. My particular school program had a very extensive EKG...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. Questions about chest pain
    I agree with Silverlight. I work on a cardiac floor and we deal with a lot of pts who come in with chest pain and are likely already having ROMI panels completed along with at least 2 good EKG...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. A Day in the life of a Telemetry Nurse?
    I've been working on a telemetry cardiac surgical floor since February. Been on my own for a little over a month now. I have been working day shift up until this past Friday, will begin night shift...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Results on hold since yesterday. How long will it be?
    The hold was never lifted. It actually kept showing the same thing until around 50 hours after I finished the exam, then it said results available.
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. 75qs I think I failed. =/
    I understand the logic behind the trick, but I feel that I need to reiterate what I was told by the TN state BON. They have had several incidences where a person tried the trick, got the CC page and...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. LTC incident, what are your thoughts.
    I guess I may not have connected the agitation and pain, but that shows my inexperience. I am thinking that I would've tried the ativan and if that didn't help, then move to the tylenol. I feel like...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Things You Know Now (And Wish You'd Known Then!)
    I wish I had managed to relax a little more and enjoy the company of my classmates a little more. Don't get me wrong, a lot of us that graduated in December are still keeping in very close contact...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. students please tell me what would you do???
    I never took Chem and managed just fine to understand what I needed to know to thrive in the nursing program.
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Results on hold since yesterday. How long will it be?
    To be honest, I really didn't. There were some that I just knew because I had come in contact with them (no pun intended) throughout my clinical and work experience. Such as CDiff which is contact...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. No Programs - Getting Frustrated
    I don't think there are any LPN to BSN tracks in my state. I actually had never heard of that. LPN is actually not a college degree, it's more of a diploma program because you don't graduate with an...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. what can i expect from psych rotations?
    I think it just depends upon your personality whether you will like it or not. I remember basically spending a lot of time talking to patients. The unit that we went to was more of a crisis...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Fluids and electrolytes? Help i'm so confused: Sodium and Fluid Volume
    I believe the last poster said it best. I know the other poster said don't think about water with salt in it, but that's how it works for me. If you cook something like chicken in a sautee pan: at...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Jobs for New Grads - The Big Lie?
    I think that the article hit the nail on the head. It is a great time to BE a nurse, just not so hot of a time to BECOME a nurse. I was very lucky to have already been an employee at the large...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Results on hold since yesterday. How long will it be?
    You're very welcome. His name is Tim Bristol. If you google him you will find a link to his website and also check out rnnextsteps.com. That's an NCLEX prep program as well, not sure how much it...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. 6 days away from NCLEX...... Feeling the nerves hit hard
    I only had a few peds questions but I have had people tell me in the past that they felt like their whole exam was mother baby. Honestly, I think that everyone gets a different exam so there's no...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. 6 days away from NCLEX...... Feeling the nerves hit hard
    I did mostly review questions from a disc that came with The Illustrated Study Guide that was given to my class during a 3 day prep course provided by the school. Tim Bristol was the presenter and he...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Getting a job offer way before graduation?
    I think that is a fantastic idea!! This will keep you fresh in her mind and show interest without being as pushy as making phone calls or in person visits.
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. How many people did you lose?
    I just graduated in December, took boards Wednesday (and Passed!). We began our 2 year ADN program with around 98 and graduated with 56. My school has a 98% 1st time NCLEX pass rate. We lost more...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Results on hold since yesterday. How long will it be?
    Well thank you!!! I just basically did alot of ATI practice exams, NCLEX made Incredibly Easy Q&A Questions, and CD that came with a Study Guide from Tim Bristol (Nurse Tim). I would review isolation...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. NCLEX and Pearson Vue Trick
    I took it Wednesday afternoon and found out Friday afternoon. I have a friend as well that took it Thursday and found out Saturday, so it's possible. Also, the pearson vue trick is mostly accurate...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. 75 Questions on NCLEX, pass or fail?
    I passed with 75! Thought I failed and felt like I guessed my way through it, but I didn't! I passed!!! (Still new, so I can't get enough of saying that I PASSED)
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. 6 days away from NCLEX...... Feeling the nerves hit hard
    I just took the NCLEX Wednesday and found out yesterday that I PASSED! Please, don't overwhelm yourself with too much studying. It is very hard to be fully prepared for this exam, and you will likely...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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