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  1. Help with math question! I hate these heparin ones...
    you have 500ml of d5w with 25,000u heparin added[color=#333333]the drop factor is 60gtt/min. what should the flow rate be if the patient is to receive 800 units of heparin? i have no idea how to...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Which Job Should I Take?
    Aww, thanks for the response! I guess I just want confirmation that I'm not doomed if I take a job with less skills...that I have time to make up for it over the years. I would be happy at the...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Which Job Should I Take?
    Hello all, thanks for the help. So, I'm a newer nurse that got screwed by the "nursing shortage" and wasn't able to secure a hospital job after graduation. I'm now two years into my career with a...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Should I get a job when i graduate or get my BSN?
    Get a part-time job and for sure go back for your BSN. Work in a nursing home or at a surgery center part-time...anything to build up some experience and maintain your skills. Not to mention make...
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Old Grads- What are you doing now?
    Graduated in Dec. 2009. Sold my soul for 6 months begging to get a job. Finally landed a job that I love with a plastic surgeon working in the OR and doing Botox injections and laser treatments....
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Cosmetic Nursing Decision - Please Advise
    Hello All, I am currently working for a plastic surgeon and LOVE my job. I circulate in the OR as well as perform botox and filler injections, laser hair removal and other laser treatments. The...
    Jan 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. ASN OR BSN FIRST?
    BSN FIRST! Take it from a new grad...you won't get hired with an ASN. If you would like to be employed, by all means get your BSN and don't bother with a two year program. Read all the new nursing...
    Dec 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. RN's in dr. offices
    Plastic surgeons hire RN's all the time to do lasers/injections and to scrub and circulate. The pay isn't nearly as much as a hospital, but the environment is clean, no one is sick...no one is...
    Nov 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. New needs new path...experienced nurses please advise....
    Absolutely I have considered moving and have applied out of state, yet hospitals are consistently unwilling to hire an ASN - even with a bachelor's in another field. I've been to 7 years of...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Would a first job at a plastic surgery OR be a waste of time?
    Hi Cobee - I am in your same position, and in the Bay Area as well. I recently took a new grad position at a cosmetic surgery center and I absolutely love my job. I am also confused about my...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New needs new path...experienced nurses please advise....
    I am a recent graduate fortunate enough to have found a job with a plastic surgeon. I love my job, however I am concerned about my future and want to make sure that I have options for advancement as...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Cosmetic Nursing Job for New Grad - Advice Please
    Thanks everyone! Just wanted to get some perspective. I'm really happy about my decision - everyone is friendly and I feel very relaxed. I agree that OR experience will really be to my benefit. Maybe...
    Jul 31, '10
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  13. Cosmetic Nursing Job for New Grad - Advice Please
    Hi everyone - after 9 months of looking for a job as a new grad, I just landed an excellent opportunity with a plastic surgeon. My job would be several different types of lasers, injections (botox...
    Jul 30, '10
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  14. Quick $127k RN in 3 years, or waitting a LIFE TIME on waitting list?
    Absolutely WAIT IT OUT. There are no RN jobs right now, period. I would HATE to be $127K in debt with no job prospects. Don't bother. Wait it out until the economy picks up and go the cheap route....
    Jul 9, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. This degree will be worth it someday... right?
    Ha! It's true. Tell your worst enemies to go to nursing school if you want to see them crash and burn. After 8 months of searching for a job, I am starting to smolder and the flame is going out. I...
    Jul 9, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. RN with Non-Nursing Bachelor's Wants BSN then MSN
    I know there are a million threads on this, however I've been searching for hours and none answers my questions specifically. I have an ADN and BA. Most hospitals want a BSN and I need a job. I've...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  17. New Grads We Have Hit A New Low...Work For FREE
    They want you to work for free for 6 months with no guarantee of a job offer. This is outrageous! VOLUNTEER NEW GRAD RN PROGRAM Catholic Healthcare West Sacramento, CA
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. please help with my situation
    Take the job - you will have more pressure if you don't take it and you bills start piling up. You can do it - it will pay off in the end and ultimately get you to where you need to be. Good Luck!
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Devastated.
    I totally feel your pain! I cried on and off for two hours today after getting a similar rejection. I have a BSN, and I was actually told I should start working on a master's so that I could be more...
    Jun 29, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Are nursing grads still having a hard time finding jobs?
    I would absolutely NOT go to nursing school if I were in your position. There are NO jobs for new grads. I graduated with honors in Dec. 2009 with a BSN, excellent GPA, references, ACLS, etc. I have...
    Jun 24, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. New Grad and No Job? Write to your Senator!
    Hello Everyone - Like many of you, I am fed up with not having a job and tired of being poor. I'm also tired of being treated like dirt by nursing recruiters because I mention the words "new" and...
    Jun 24, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. What do/did you do while searching for that first job?
    Hi - I am in your same boat. Just lost my house to foreclosure, have mounting student loan and credit card debt and no light at the end of the tunnel. And my mom died this year! My boyfriend went to...
    Jun 24, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Living in total poverty I need a job
    Hey, hang in there. I'm living in total poverty as well, I just applied for food stamps (seriously). Networking can only take you so far...I knew the Director of Nursing personally at a local...
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Graduate RN--How do I work abroad? Any info needed!
    Hey, thanks for posting this thread. I'm a new grad in the same boat. No job in the states, I love to travel and don't have any obligations...I'd love to get my start in another country. Funny that...
    Jun 22, '10
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  25. Unbelievable!
    I saw that same ad! I'm losing my mind over this nonsense. I just want a job!!
    Jun 21, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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