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  1. PCA Pump Calculation
    What are you needing help with, so far all I see is the homework questions. What do you think is the answer? What are your questions regarding the math and assessment of the patient? Willing to...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. RN with 10 yrs tele experience looking for a job in Portland area
    I have about a 20 min commute, which is decent for any of the Portland hospitals. My house I bought for just under 250k. My kids are not in portland public schools. My son is in the IB program in a...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  3. RN with 10 yrs tele experience looking for a job in Portland area
    Just bought a house a month ago my mortgage for a 2000sqft 4 bed 2 bath is about $300 more a month than renting a 3bed 1bath apartment. Also cost of houses is all location location location
    Sep 11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  4. LPNs in Children's Hospitals?
    The CNA's in my facility get close to or over $20 an hour. Sure she could go work in a LTC with the title LPN. She still has the title LPN, but her scope is limited to support staff and not primary...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  5. help please!!
    The most recent one comes to mind that has been heavily discussed on AN is the topic of brain death vs life support family rites, end of life debate. Using the Jahi Mcmath case as a case study....
    Sep 10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Completely heartbroken over unethical instructor
    As a new grad it is highly unlikely that you would get a day time shift, nights at times are slower paced. What are the "minor mistakes" that you made? You may feel that they were minor or common...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. RN with 10 yrs tele experience looking for a job in Portland area
    Starting pay for new grads is around $32 at most systems. So add a few more $ for experience. I am able to support a family of 5 on my wage
    Sep 10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  8. Confused with Aspergers
    Aspergers is a form of autism, and honestly the title Aspergers is going away soon and will just be autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) To be diagnosed with autism there are 5 categories that...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. RN with 10 yrs tele experience looking for a job in Portland area
    I think that you could get a job, but keep in mind Providence (6 hospital system) is requiring their nurses to have their BSN by 2018, and Legacy (trauma and 4 hospital system) are requiring BSN by...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  10. LPNs in Children's Hospitals?
    I have seen job adds for the outpatient departments for LPNs, there is only one LPN in my hospital who's scope is limited to that of a CNA II. She was grandfathered in, as they do not hire LPN's...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Attention Portland Nurses
    I believe Providence systems and OHSU are union. Legacy their nurses are not union
    Jul 29
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  12. How to phase in/out of Peds
    I worked peds LTC for 2.5 yrs. I started out on-call status then was offered a part-time then a full time position. While working there I finished my BSN, the I started applying to the hospitals, was...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  13. How to phase in/out of Peds
    How I got into peds was; peds home health then, peds LTC then, peds acute.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Attention Portland Nurses
    Starting with no experience the job ads show around $33 for the hospitals, LTC around $24-26 for no experience
    Jul 26
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  15. Washington vs Oregon
    No, otherwise why would so many commute to OR from Vancouver to work, yes the pay is slightly higher in OR but not enough to make up paying more in taxes
    Jul 26
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  16. Washington vs Oregon
    I did the opposite, lived in OR and worked in WA ( only cause I was a new grad and it was only place to hire me) Even though it was a WA based company I paid my OR income tax. I imagine that it...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  17. Attention Portland Nurses
    I have worked for Adventist, Providence and Legacy systems....( just need OHSU & kaiser!) I think providence offers the best benefits package, But feel Legacy treats their employees better, but...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  18. Portland Oregon wannabe Nurse looking for advice
    Yes going to PCC or any community college requires 2 years of pre-reqs and 2 years nursing school and 1 year extra for the BSN. But here are some things to consider. The Cost....my "2 year" ASN cost...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  19. Is this Patient Abandonment?
    She gave report to a nurse who then assumed care. Was it a crappy thing to do, that should be reported to administration....yes. Would it count as abandonment in the BON eyes? I don't think so as...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Nursing salary and buying a home?
    Other things to consider are location location location. Family size. How much are your student loan payments. I am in the process of buying my first home right now. I was preapproved for a modest...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    For me, I kept changing jobs until I got the job I wanted. When I graduated nobody was hiring new grads, I took whatever experience I could get to use that experience to get a better job. The company...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Choosing the right school
    Agree on the ADN the bridge to RN-BSN route being cheaper. I got my ADN at PCC then did WGU while working and I only had $15,000 in student loans for both degrees.
    Jun 29
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  23. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    RN for 4 years now. Have worked a variety with some overlap. 1st job flu shot clinics inside Walmarts. Then peds home health for 5 months Followed by a SNF, working the SNF side and the LTAC/vent...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Choosing the right school
    The nursing schools in the Portland area are highly competitive. You would be wise to apply to all schools you are considering and if you get in the first time you apply and if you get into more than...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  25. Girl brain dead part deux
    In the pic with her legs, looks like she was positioned on her side and gravity took over and her leg fell out of the bed. And that is some serious foot drop.
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing News


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