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  1. Hearts and recovery
    I started in PICU just a few weeks after my 56th birthday - it can be done!
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Do you have a nickname at work?
    Carnage
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nursing PhD salary?
    Yes, I think the salaries you are quoting are VERY high actually. Particularly for someone at the bottom rung of the ladder - it takes years and years to ascend the rungs.
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  4. ASN-MSN questions
    You would be a perfect candidate for WGU's RN-to-MSN program (you collect a BSN along the way) as you likely have ZERO geneds to complete. They are non-clinical (education and leadership tracks) BUT...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  5. Testing out of A&P
    Probably not - anatomy and physiology is a two-semester sequence AND requires lab for both semesters (99% of the time) Sorry, but I think that's the reality of it. But a one-year wait isn't that...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Hearts and recovery
    I was almost two years in the PICU before I started recovering hearts in the immediate post-op hours. I did it many years ago in a NICU in Chicago, but that was in the 1980s- when a lot of the...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Writing NCLEX with ADHD/ does the aacn monitor you after you have your liscence?
    I highly doubt this to be true. Highly. And BTW- the AACN is the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, a voluntary certification organization and not a licensing agency.
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  8. Agency Nursing in Downtown Chicago
    Look in the suburbs, too. By limiting yourself to downtown, you miss MANY potential hospitals that are only a 30 minute commute from downtown. I would include Lake County, Indiana as well. I lived...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  9. Not a good start to the summer semester...
    Chemistry was torture for me back in the day. I failed it the first time I took it- then repeated it and got an A. I don't have study advice, per se- but I want to encourage you to stick it out....
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Low census
    Indianapolis here - census has sucked for three or four months now. Fortunately, I have second job and can pick up hours whenever I need to. Thank goodness.
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. You know you are going to have an interesting day when you get report that . . .
    You know you are going to have an interesting day when you get report that . . . Your patient got gored by a bull at the rodeo. (True story -- This was the VERY FIRST patient my oldest daughter got...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Submitting an abstract for Denver, 2014
    Wish me luck! I am submitting an abstract for Denver, 2014 related to my ongoing research into nursing on the night shift. I tried to get into the national Magnet conference at the behest of my...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: AACN / NTI Convention Attendees
  13. Doing a project- I need you! Please read!!
    You MIGHT want to do this through Survey Monkey. Just a thought
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Babies during Nursing school?
    I gave birth to my oldest on the day I was graduating from my AAS program. I was not able to complete my clinicals because of developing pre-eclampsia AND pseudotumor cerebri during that pregnancy. I...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. A Difficult Decision, To Be Sure: Fighting for 12yo to get Lung Transplant
    I agree, there are rules and parameters for a reason. Are we now entering the age of "whoever has the best lawsuit gets the organ"? Because, I fear that is where this is heading.
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. People really believe this????
    On the flip side of this: I spoke to another young lady at this same conference (age 15, a high school sophomore) who engaged me in an intelligent discussion of the relative benefits of pursuing...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. People really believe this????
    No - she thinks that DNP=MD - and that she will be a physician after completing NP school only. Mind you, she's in 'CNA school' right now, so it won't be anytime soon.....
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. People really believe this????
    I was speaking at a home schooling conference this weekend, and struck up a conversation with a young lady who told me "I'm going to become a nurse practitioner AND a surgeon". I told her the terms...
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Night shift on days off?
    A really good compromise is to stay up until 0200-0300 on your days off and sleep until 1100 or so. A lot of my single night shift co-workers do this. As soon as my youngest leaves for college-...
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. "When was the last time I wow'ed a patient?"
    The last time I 'wowed' someone was many years ago: I accidentally flushed a line that I just just taken a dopamine gtt. off of. The patient actually said, "Wow! My heart is racing all of the...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. My birth story offended our OB's now they want me fired!
    I'm taking a different tack on this: Your hospital and the OBs that practice there have a 'product' to sell- that being hospital-based childbirth. You made several rather pointed, disparaging...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. BSN programs online
    Are you talking about pre-licensure programs?
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. Simulations in nursing education-need some feedback
    Advantage: You absolutely, positively CANNOT kill anyone Disadvantage: Every jack last mannekin is UGLY - esp. the babies
    May 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    Then there's "It's an overflow from peds - how sick could they be?"
    May 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Low blood pressure great neurological status?
    Kick the dopamine habit <<<< I'm so stealing this! :)
    May 30, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric


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