Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: mercedesbattista

From Date
  1. Insulin gtt rates
    I wouldn't know what the highest has been for my unit. The hospital I just started working at is still paper charting & the insulin protocol is confusing. Most of the time I have the pump programmed...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Why so many travel positions?
    Most of the companies that offer these travel positions do offer health insurance. However, no other benefits like vacation & 401k.
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Jacksonville nursing students. UF
    Why not JU or UNF?
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  4. Why so many travel positions?
    I want to move out of the state of Florida to California. I have my resume ob Monster & CareerBuilder. I get lots of phone calls from nurse travel companies that only have 13 week assignments. I need...
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. NOT going to the pinning ceremony
    I didn't go to mine. Our pins coated $60! I just wanted my papers so I can take the boards & get a job! I don't think you'll regret it. Ive been a nurse for 2yrs & I don't ever hear anyone talking...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Nurses: Do the patients often try to talk to you about politics?
    I live in a conservative state so I get comments all the time about politics. We have TV's in patient rooms & it's always Fox news on. I ignore the comments patients & families make as Fox news...
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    Wow, that's crazy but I can see my hospital doing sone crap like that!
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What pay are nurses making these days?
    It's not expensive to live in Jacksonville but according to these posts. Im living in the wrong city myself. My hosp is one of the top paying.
    Nov 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Failed NCLEX 3 times
    I took the 2 week course in class. I learn better in classroom. The. I studied about 5hrs a day. About 1-2hrs at a time.
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Failed NCLEX 3 times
    I graduated last year. Took Kaplan a week after graduation. Took the NCLEX 3 weeks after that & passed. It's well worth it but you have to put in the time to study. The Kaplan is all about how to...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. What pay are nurses making these days?
    I'm a new nurse with a BSN. Specialty hospital in Jacksonville, FLa. My base pay is 23.59/hr with me working nights & weekends comes to about $29/hr.
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Young Looking Nurses
    Be confident in everything you do. I'm 35 but people say I look early 20's. It's. Kind o a disadvantage looking young because I don't think I get the respect that I would if patients & family new I...
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Rant about ungrateful, demanding patients
    My hospital is all about customer service. And screw how many patients we have, dressing changes, meds & what education we have to do. It's all about customer service. My patients constantly call out...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. What I did to pass the NCLEX
    I graduated July 31st & took Kaplan a few days later. I took the 2 week Kaplan course & studied while waiting on my auth to test letter which took almost a month to come. I did all my qbank questions...
    Sep 2, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. First time here but i really need help with a peds care plan
    I jsut finished OB & Peds so I know how it is to try & come up with some care plans for those babies. How about altered family processes r/t hospitalized infant. If she's constantly at the hosp,...
    Mar 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. CREATIVE MINDS ONLY!!!!  Assistance please!
    Does the lab have props you can use? My last power point was about breast cancer so we had some play breast with lumps in them from our nursing lab.
    Mar 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Nurse Internship?
    In my program, during our last semester we have Nursing Integration where we have to spend 90hrs with a preceptor. We basically care for patients on our own without the instructor, just the nurse...
    Mar 24, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. School refuses to medication math to students
    Dito, welcome to nursing school. I'm in Jacksonville FL. in a BSN program & they give us a book with a bunch of math questions & we have a math test at the beginning of every semester.We have to...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Cheaters in my med/surg class
    I wouldn't worry about it. Med/Surg is hard enough as it is. You should focus on yourself. I've been dealing with cheaters since 1st semester & they are still sticking together & we're now in 5th...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. I passed! And How I Did It!
    Congrats! Thanks for the info. I'm really not that close to taking the NCLEX. I have 5 months before I grad, but I'm already freakin out about it.
    Feb 19, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. have to drop this semester/ depressed
    Hang in there. Everything doesn't always go as smooth as you want. I was supposed to graduate in April so I was about to put my house on the market because I'm moving after I take NCLEX. Well I...
    Jan 31, '09
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Venting about Leadership class
    All of what you just talked was on our tests. Last week we were going over "change" but he goes off on these tangents that have nothing to do with lecture. It drives me crazy. But now I realize I'm...
    Jan 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Venting about Leadership class
    I know how you feel about community. I barely passed family community. We had to do a windshield survey & go out to neighborhoods, walk up to people & ask them questions! That was crazy :banghead:...
    Jan 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Venting about Leadership class
    I'm in a BSN program here in FL. Supposed to grad in April but I'm a semester behind now because I failed Leadership class. So now I won't grad til July. It was an easy class so I think I put so much...
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. i need help coming up with an evidenced based question
    The other relies you got are correct. My EB question is a systematic review. This was my PICO question: In a population of diabetic adults, how does continuous insulin infusion compare to multiple...
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student


Top