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  1. No phones allowed
    no you didn't--you wrote "... forbids us from using our phones unless we are off the clock on our breaks" and phone =/= iPod Touch.
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  2. resume/work history
    Nursing Resume Help
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  3. How Can I Find Nursing Supplies in the LA Area or Online?
    Nope--IV catheters/needles are Rx-only and I can't think of any exemption for a RN who are "just using it for their own educational purposes"...
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    As would nurse's eyes be opened if they had to shadow in other departments/specialties as well...
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. What did you do the day before your test date?
    I went for a nice long run in the a.m. then followed it up with Scotch, a good cigar, and doing absolutely nothing productive (didn't even look at a NCLEX prep book). Though correlation =/=...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Would you buy a Littman stethoscope or the recommended stethoscope from bookstore?
    If your instructors are cool with it, get a Littmann. While you may not need a Master Cardio, having a quality 'scope can help you hear sounds that you might be able to with the (likely junk) piece...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. What street clothes do YOU wear in nursing school?
    Flip flops, shorts, whatever t-shirt was on top of the stack, and a Larue hat...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Abbreviations and canadian nursing students
    Nursing in Canada
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  9. Read any good books lately??
    I just revisited "Trauma Junkie" not that long ago and it's still a good 'un. While not specifically nursing-related, "Stiff" by Mary Roach is a fun read and just about anything by Dr. Atul Gawande...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Role Transition
    Ask the faculty--every program's classes are different so we can't say what the Role Transition class at your school will involve...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Apps to use during pre-reqs and nursing school?
    Mobile Apps For Nurses
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. First or last name on stethoscope?
    Get initials--the LAST thing I want patients to know is my whole name (ID has 1st name only) but they can't tell much from just initials...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Being a professional with tattoos?
    http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-student/will-my-tattoos-710794.html http://allnurses.com/nursing-scrubs-uniforms/can-nurse-have-702598.html ...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Working out/exercising while in nursing school
    Though it wasn't ideal (as much as I HATE running, nothing's quite as effective for me to keep weight off...), I spent a lot of time on the bikes, preferably the recumbent type, at the gym during...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Getting burnt out with non urgent patients
    There, I fixed it for you.... ;)
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Need everyones help
    Don't go into nursing if you want a sure-thing chance at a job in your field after graduation, ESPECIALLY in California...
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. 24 year old guy with medium shaggy hair on my first interview
    What will your long hair look like in the line @ the unemployment office? Get yourself to the barber shop with quickness if that's what you need to do to get a job...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  18. Illinois Nursing Program Advice
    Illinois State Nursing Programs
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  19. procedure observation
    Which procedure? There are a few... ;)
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. PDA, iPod Touch, & iPhone policy at UTHSC Houston SON
    Yep--when I was doing my preceptorship in the ED at a very busy Trauma Center, I didn't have anything on my person that would bother me to throw out if it got contaminated. Everything important...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. PDA, iPod Touch, & iPhone policy at UTHSC Houston SON
    I'm not a student there (though I have transited through the Houston airport... :roflmao: ), but so long as your clinical instructors/unit staff are cool with a student using tech devices on the...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Preceptor gift for senior practicum?
    If the hospital where you're at has a coffee shop (and your preceptor goes there) a gift certificate would probably go well (that's what I got my Senior Practicum preceptor) but failing that, a GC...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Do you study over summer break?
    I barely got my brain past "breathe in......breathe out......" over my summer break. Whatever infobit I might have learned from trying to study over BREAK (caps for emphasis) was way more than...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Career Change
    Quit your job, take out student loans, and hit the books full-time. It'll suck for a while but if you really want to be a nurse and the prereq courses are only available on a day schedule I don't...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Oldest patient
    I worked with a patient (during mental health clinicals--go figure) who claimed he was Jesus so unless you can top someone who's 2,013 years old I win this thread...:roflmao:
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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