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  1. I can't believe this just happened!!!
    hope I did not mis-read this but did he single you out with his phone number or did others get the same attention?
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. How important is it to be involved in organizations during nursing school?
    I doubt employers notice too much when you are hired. But I agree with above posts that participating helps you grow professionally and that will continue to be important throughout your career....
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. On my way to a bachelors
    One day at a time. Many people have overall goals they work towards, but find that along the way they have a change of mind. So pretend you are working towards that goal, but be flexible enough to...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. How to tell my boss I want to transfer?
    I do not think your boss is the first person to contact. Should be HR, let them tell the boss, and then discuss it later if it actually comes to fruition.
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing CEs and Evidenced Based Practice
    Anything that is approved by ANA or one of their certified approvers, or any reputable nursing and MD organization (CCRN, Palliative Nurses, Medscape, American Heart Asso.) will abide by the same...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. should the education requirements change for nurses?
    I think our present model of practice allows the input of all levels, but I really believe acute care will probably trend to BSN entry level in the future.
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I'm losing hope in nursing school
    I think now is the time to ask your advisor or a trusted instructor on ways to improve your scores. They may have strategies on learning and test taking.
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. First day of REAL clinicals
    it is a hazard to yourself and your patients to work that many hours without sleep. You are just going thru the motions, not really as engaged as you think. The one thing you should learn is that...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    remember, several patients have been cared for in the US to date in various hospitals and only one report of infected healthcare worker. Go to CDC website to get up to date information on proper PPE...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Macawake: Varicella is airborne when patient is shedding virus.
    Oct 10
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. EKG: It's in alphabetical order!
    Also, hospitals now have STEMI codes and many have STEMI Coordinators (to train and monitor codes and other duties). STEMI of course refers to S-T elevated Myocardial Infarction. If you don't know...
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Cardiac help
    Esme12. icufaq's link is not evidenced based. I do think the material is well written but I do not share the link with my staff for the above reason. I always enjoy your responses! Thanks for...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Need advice about clinical
    it really does not matter if the instructor understands, as they have to abide by school policy. The important thing is to stabilize your health, then worry about school later. It will be ok if you...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. IV problems
    always check the tip of the needle to be sure the cathlon has not migrated over it, as the needle will shred the cathlon and may create a thrombus. You did the right thing in reporting the incident.
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Need Help
    not a reasonable request to me, as most people are too busy to consent to an interview. As the instructor if they can provide names and phone numbers of people who have done this before or are known...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Can clinical nurses review routine labs?
    geez Louise, all they have to do is determine if the lab values are elevated or depressed, related to normal values. They do not have to diagnose, just screen. Hospital nurses do this routinely. I...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  17. Infection control question
    recommend you do some reading on the CDC website and others related to topic
    Oct 9
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  18. How do I get my foot in the door in a different state?
    I think you would be better off to work a while in Nebraska to learn how to be a nurse, then transfer to CO when you have the opportunity. Employers will wonder look more favorably from an...
    Oct 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. NO CONFIDENCE
    first of all, let me point out that your label of "no confidence" reads as "no knowledge yet". Once you learn more about expectations and opportunities then the confidence will appear. Good luck
    Oct 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Submit supporting documentation....
    well, it does appear you have moved up the ladder a notch, but the school is the only entitity who knows what the possibiity is that you will be granted entry into the program. Most schools do not...
    Oct 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    I doubt lack of insurance played a part. For one thing, who reads and makes decisions based on that part of the patient's history? In Texas, hospitals can bill the State for charity work done. Also,...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  22. Failed PEDS! Feeling down!
    the good news is, you learned form that experience. Move on and FOCUS
    Oct 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Volunteer
    doubt you will find a place to volunteer for reasons stated above, HIPAA violation risks, infection control risks and others. I suggest you consider working part time as a nurse aid.
    Oct 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Is my school the only one like this?!!!
    I forgot to add that the schools worry constantly about finding sufficient clicnical spots. Hospitals are not obligated to take them but are "encouraged" by the BON's usually. So I see your...
    Oct 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Is my school the only one like this?!!!
    It is the culture of that facility, not hospitals in general or nursing school experiences in general. Nursing students are a a burden to some degree, as nurses are stressed to the max already. I got...
    Oct 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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