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  1. Senior Clinical Ideas
    Hi Nonyvole, Thanks for the game idea! That sounds fun and won't put everyone to sleep. I will definitely give it a try!
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  2. Senior Clinical Ideas
    This is an awesome idea. Thank you!!! :)
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  3. Senior Clinical Ideas
    Hello Everyone :-) I will be teaching senior nursing students this fall and I am looking for ideas to make pre and post conference beneficial for them. I know there is a ton of threads on this...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  4. Nursing Supervisor salary
    Hello everyone :) Just curious on the average salary of a nursing supervisor in LTC with two years nursing experience. It is in the state of New Hampshire. Thanks in advance!!! :)
    Jun 24
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  5. Are swan-ganz (PAC) still around in your area?
    Yes we still have them! All fresh hearts get them no matter what, rarely used for anything else.
    Apr 7
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Critical Care Course prior to ICU job
    You have tele - that counts! It lists the acceptable units that are able to take it. It's certainly easier if your an ICU nurse because you see the content more frequently but I was a PCU/tele RN...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. The lowest O2 saturation I've ever seen
    Lowest Pao2 I ever saw was high 20's....ECMO, CCRT, you name it he had it....but he lived :)
    Feb 16
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. ICU Charge Nurse with Patient Assignment
    Charge never has an assignment, ever. They will help where needed but they are also part of the RRT for the entire hospital.
    Feb 16
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Critical Care Course prior to ICU job
    Get certified either CCRN or PCCN - I recommend CCRN if you are interested. Each place is different but in my ICU there is only a handful of CCRN nurses so when I applied I stood out and got the...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. How do I get my CCRN?
    Go to the AACN website that has all the info on how to see if you qualify to sit for the test and how to sign up for the test :)
    Feb 15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. did i fluid overload her to death??
    Even though it seems like a small amount of fluid sometimes that's all it takes to tip the scale and throw someone into full blown flash pulmonary edema. Also, weakened or irritable hearts are more...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. did i fluid overload her to death??
    Why did the resident prescribe that? It sounds like she went into a massive fluid overload. As for warning signs, she did have them - restlessness and dyspnea. All the CPR in the world won't remove...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. CCRN Question
    Yes you should be just fine. It outlines the various nursing that qualifies you to sit for the exam on the AACN website. Good luck :)
    Jan 30
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. Anyone ever taken the CSC exam?
    Hi Everyone.... Thinking about taking the CSC exam, does anyone have any experience with this test? Good review books, how the test was, etc? Any advice is appreciated :)
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. Need advice about ICU job switch!
    Bump!!!! Any advice welcome :)
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. Just passed CCRN ask me anything!
    I've only been a nurse for a year and a half but you have to make sure you get your hourly requirements in order to take test. I don't remember any select all that apply questions but there were...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. CCRN
    Kaplan CCRN review book and take an AACN review course! you can search for some in your area on their website :)
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  18. Just passed CCRN ask me anything!
    Hi everyone, I used the Kaplan CCRN review book to study and took a AACN review course which you can find near you on their website. I have actually never worked in ICU other than a 6 month ICU...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. Just passed CCRN ask me anything!
    Hello fellow nurses!! I just passed the CCRN on Thursday and I am open to any questions any of you have about the test or studying!! Good luck to all of you :)
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. Need advice about ICU job switch!
    Hello fellow nurses! I need some advice on a job switch. I have worked in a CVSU/CCU for a year and a half and I absolutely love it. I am full time with benefits but I don't take them, only...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. Nclex results on hold since 08/29/13. Freaking out
    Could have something to do with the holiday weekend, 48 hours was up on Friday and holiday weekends sometimes are considered that Friday. Hang in there, you have all good signs that you passed! :)
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. How old were you when you started Nursing School?
    18! Graduated with my BSN may 2012 working on my MSN :)
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. BSN vs Masters?
    I agree with the other posters. I have my BSN and I currently work in a CCU and I am working on my masters. I have been teaching on the side because where I live if your enrolled in a masters program...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. INR results might get me fired
    Coumadin takes about three days to kick in, however if you gave the coumadin without a daily INR result that could be dangerous. Timed draws are not used for INRs at my facility. They can be with...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. Where do you prefer an IV?
    As a nurse it depends what I'm using it for! If I'm desperate ill take what i can get even if that means AC, but for a PIV I'm a big fan if forearms and wrists if possible. One of my colleagues...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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