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  1. Jacksonville university RN to BSN online
    Before nursing school I got my AA in general education. Then I got my ADN. So I didn't have to take any general ed. courses before starting my RN-BSN courses.
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  2. Jacksonville university RN to BSN online
    I love the program. Each class is 8 weeks and flies by. I have been in the program for a year and will be done in 6 months. I take one class @ a time as I am still working 36 hrs a week as a hospital...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  3. It shouldn't have happened this way....
    Sad story. Why was a BP checked at 4am on a hospice patient? Comfort care means make comfortable.... Checking a blood pressure is usually painful... I would count respirations, check o2 sat, and...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Once again.....I'm a "nurse".....
    My boyfriend always told me his aunt was a nurse. I recently found out she is a GI lab tech. BIG DIFFERENCE! It bothered me.
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Transfer advice please
    I would like a change too but I'm not sure where to go. I wish I had all available options in front of me and could pick where to go next but I don't know my options!
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Anyone do homecare that is scared to death of roaches?
    Oh my gosh, I couldn't deal with it! I work on a surgical PCU and last night I went into my patient's room and his room was crawling with roaches!!! He had his wheelchair from home in his room and...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Anyone enrolled in Jacksonville University online RN-BSN
    I am :)
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  8. surgical step-down unit staffing ratios??
    I night shift on a surgical PCU. No secretary after 11pm, one tech from 7p until 11p (sometimes no tech) and we have 4 or 5 patients every night. If we have 3, they will float someone to another unit...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. How important is it to accept extra shift work?
    I, personally, never pick up an extra shift. I soo look forward to my nights off and need my sanity. I refuse to be spread too thin. I work my 3 nights a week and that's it! I've been with the...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. any info please!!!!!
    I have worked there for 3.5 years, private message me for more details if you are still interested
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  11. How many patients do you typically have (day/night)??
    Surgical PCU. Our max is 5 for day and night. Sometimes we will come in @ 1900 and a few of us start with 3 and if by 2300 the ED isn't too busy, they will float one of us or send us home if the...
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. surgical step-down unit staffing ratios??
    lucky you. our max on the surgical PCU is 5 patients per nurse. we have a tech from 7am until 11 pm and then we are on our own all night.
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. Preceptor Pay
    Nope. Same pay.
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Anyone from Daytona Beach Community College
    efollett.com
    Jul 13, '09
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  15. Anyone from Daytona Beach Community College
    i graduated Dec '08 and got a job right away, granted i worked as a tech at the hospital for 9 months and my nurse manager just offered it to me but in May and December hospitals have New Grad...
    May 29, '09
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  16. Life is too short to be this stressed
    i've been an RN for 5 months and although it sucks, i'm glad you said a lot of the things i've been feeling so i know i'm not alone...
    May 24, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Did you sign a contract for your first job?
    i signed a 2 year contract for a $2,500 sign on bonus (dispersed throughout the 2 years). If i were to leave the hospital before my contract was up, i have to pay the money back.
    May 18, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Anyone from Daytona Beach Community College
    you def can't take that lab then. what about a lab that is before class?? yes, some days you may be let out a little early but if it says 4:50, it's usually 4:50. i wouldn't chance it.
    May 9, '09
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  19. What is your Nurse to Patient Ratio
    i work a general med/surg floor, night shift (7p-7a) and our ratio is 1:6 sometimes 1:7. if i ever start off with 5 patients, that means i'll get an admission from the ED that night!!
    May 4, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  20. Anyone from Daytona Beach Community College
    mrs. saunders is one of the best teacher you will ever have in the nursing program. yes, you only have 3 tests but she gives you a study guide to use so you'll know what's on the test. she is so...
    Apr 21, '09
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  21. I LOVE NIGHT SHIFT!!!
    oh yes, i definitely understand how hectic dayshift can be. as you said, we have our own problems at night but days were too much for me, esp. as a new grad. i worked 3 months as a senior nurse tech...
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. I LOVE NIGHT SHIFT!
    Thanks! It really did give me confidence. I graduated in December '08 and my orientation was GREAT! At first I was scared when I heard it was only 3 months but I learned SO much and have grown so...
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  23. I LOVE NIGHT SHIFT!
    i am married as well but don't have any kids. i work 7p-7a. i am usually home by 8:30 or 9 depending on if I go down to the cafeteria for breakfast. i take a shower and am in bed by 9:30am. i wear a...
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  24. I LOVE NIGHT SHIFT!!!
    best of luck to you!!
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. I LOVE NIGHT SHIFT!!!
    i'm officially on my own. i had my 3 month introductory period evaluation the other day with my manager. she gave me nothing but good feedback. no constructive criticism at all, i was surprised!...
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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