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  1. Not sure what to do. Licensed RN working as tech.
    I worked as an ED tech and at one point I was interviewing for ICU jobs and did not get the call back for the first 2 places I interviewed for that I thought I had. I did not like the management...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What can nurses do to be more happy in their career?
    Turning the air conditioner to freezing then watching a scary show all by my self with my dog next to myself at midnight snacking on popcorn:cheeky:
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. Anyone applied for an Internship for Scott & White, June 2012?
    It's a wonderful internship and the staff are amazing. I love working here.
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  4. When a patient states "something isnt right..."
    I had a patient with a brain bleed who was still intubated but other wise stable after the bleeding stopped. Her neuro side had improved. In report the nurse told me she had desaturated for no...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5.'ve had a bad day?
    My worst day was yesterday. My patient came back from IR in the middle of shift report with a emergency lumbar drain only to find there is not one lumbar drain on the unit. Central supply sent the...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Anyone applied for an Internship for Scott & White, June 2012?
    Google Scott and White Nursing Internship and in the results there should be a PDF link that will send you to it. I can't open it so I don't know if its running and the website does not have the link...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  7. 8s vs 12s; night shift or day shift?
    Personally I have rotated days and nights on orientation at a level 1 ICU and have to say prefer days for orientations to learn and get a feel for the devices and people however I would say nights is...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Am I being offered a fair pay?
    Austin is BADLY saturated with new grad nurses so it is very hard for people to get jobs here therefore desperate nurses mean less pay. People live in Austin for the beauty not the pay/traffic....
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Common nicknames for hospital items.
    The fish bowl= Admissions The hole= Triage Bucky= our doctor Code Shakespeare= Drama Code Charlie (Sheen)= Cray person on premises
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. Does anyone know if I will be able to practice while waiting to enter TPAPN
    I did not tell my employer because I would not have gotten the job with it. I was not in TPAPN. Did not know what if any restrictions I would have. I wouldn't really have any information to share...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. Does anyone know if I will be able to practice while waiting to enter TPAPN
    Yes I am working. In Texas you have 30 days to apply for the TPAPN stuff. I would get started on it as soon as you pass and get everything in and talk to the intake coordinator directly so she can...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  12. Obamacare, what could go wrong?
    We have gone on to many years complaining about health care to the government. SOMETHING needed to change and I give OBAMA props for having the guts to finally do that SOMETHING. NOTHING is perfect...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Volunteering at a hospital worth it?
    I personally wouldn't have quit. I worked as an ED volunteer for 1.5 years and I cleaned rooms, made paper charts, did copies, run stuff to the labs. A lot of times there was not much for me to do...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Does anyone know if I will be able to practice while waiting to enter TPAPN
    I graduated school in May and am taking the NCLEX in a couple days. I have accepted a position at a level 1 trauma-surgical ICU to start next Monday. The first week is hospital orientation and I live...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. Volunteering at a hospital worth it?
    I was a volunteer at my hospital during pre reqs for nursing school for 1.5 years. I did not do much just cleaning rooms, stocking and stuff but I did form networks and worked hard always asking to...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Stuttering and Nursing...
    I am hard of hearing and am waiting to sit for my NCLEX. During 3rd semester I did a rotation on a PCU and my primary nurse was the charge nurse and she stuttered. I worked along side her and she...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. Did I do the right thing?
    I am not an EMT. I have been trained as a ED PCT. We have never been trained on that though before. I have graduated nursing school and am sitting for NCLEX on the 14th. The other tech that did it...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  18. Did I do the right thing?
    I work in an busy Ed as a tech for almost 2 years. I was volunteer for 1.5 years before that. I graduated nursing school last week and have accepted a position at a level 1 STICU. That being said,...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  19. Things I noticed as a patient...
    I used to be like you when I was a nursing student and started as an ED tech. I would see nurses not scrub the hubs all the time and sometimes meds were pushed in faster than what I remembered them...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How did you *know* your specialty and when?
    I had started working as an ED tech and the first week I had my first code situation. In this one it was a watch and observe what was being done. I was scared out my mind. We ended up having another...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I hate night shift
    I Love Night Shift
    May 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. what does it mean when the ECG report showing artifact lead I
    When I do EKGs artifacts occur when the tracing of that lead is irregular (isolectric line all ziggy) due to something such as a sticker peeling off, the patient moving/shivering/talking, some heart...
    May 20, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. Carbon Dioxide and ICP
    I know that CO2 is a vasodilator at a high level which can increase ICP from the increased blood flow as the body tries to compensate and perfuse the area with more oxygenated blood. In neuro...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  24. The Five Patients You Meet In Heaven
    I thought this was a copy and pasted article from some website. It was so good and written with such intensity that it kept me glued to the screen. Loved it!!!!! :heartbeat
    May 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Anyone applied for an Internship for Scott & White, June 2012?
    I don't know how they do NICU interviews. All I can say is sell yourself, do your research, know about any research or news about SW NICU and bring that up somehow, show them you want to be there and...
    Apr 27, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing

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