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  1. Population Care Coordinator Program @Duke
    Anyone enrolled in this program? I have no CM experience but my manager wants me to consider a CM spot. I found this program but no real details or cost. Anyone know anything?
    Jan 30
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  2. My online shopping reviews - please share yours!
    I usually order from Lydia's. Shipping isn't bad, free over 50. Excellent customer service. If Scrubs n Beyond has a clearance item in my size & their long sleeve ts are on sale I'll try to run up...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. Lord of fairfax community college
    I suggest you look at the VBON action on that campus.
    Jan 24
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  4. Best Scrubs for the Money?
    I love my jockey scrubs but they are a bit pricey too! Otherwise I wear urbane/landau
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. Finding scrubs for a big guy
    I worked with some bigger men at a previous job. Their scrubs had a flying stethoscope logo. Aviator scrubs I think
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  6. Scrub skirts Nurses
    A coworker of mine wears scrub dresses. She is a short gal also. She orders a ton at a time. Hers are the Cherokees
    Jan 22
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. RN->BSN ODU Teletechnet/Online
    I love the program
    Jan 21
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  8. ICU RN to Psych RN
    Hi All! I'm transitioning from ICU to Psych. Quite a change I know :) The facility I'm going to be working at is in transition from an educational facility to a medical facility. Currently 88 beds...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. New Grad in ICU
    Congrats! Tonight I begin week 16 of my 16 week ICU internship. We had structured courses for each body system, and had focused patients (whenever possible) assigned to us during those units. You...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. Is this what night shift really does to us?
    This very topic is plaguing our scheduling committee! We don't have enough straight night staff, so the rest of the shifts are divvied up equally amongst the rest of us. That means no one is straight...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  11. Precepting the Preceptor
    Morning All! I just recently finished a 3 month Internship for new grads in the ICU. I'm almost done with my Preceptorship in the CCU and then I'll move out into our Cardiac Stepdown Unit (VATs,...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Triage:  Documenting Ambulance Handover.
    Here in VA we are required to leave a copy of our EMS run report with the patient's chart in the ED. As an ICU nurse, I appreciate being able to reference the scene notes, but if I don't have them it...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Appying to other states without license in those states
    It isn't required at my facility. They even help you transfer your license, but if it doesn't work you lose your offer.
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. Should I still apply here?
    2 cohorts before me a nursing student was admitted voluntarily during nursing school, while her class was supposed to do their psych clinicals. We have very few psych facilities available in this...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. Clinical tidbits I wish someone would've told me.
    Thanks for the clarification Esme! I do tend to be in our Neuro/Trauma ICU more than the other units.
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Clinical tidbits I wish someone would've told me.
    I'm a new grad too, almost off of Orientation and here's the 1 thing I never thought would get to me: brain death testing. I've worked many codes, dealt with many Hospice patients at the end of life,...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. We have a long way to go as health care providers
    wish_me_luck I feel for you. I too live in VA (close to multiple states) and I have a friend who has a couple mental illness dx assigned to her, but the VBON was nice to her as well and she's been a...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. New RN medication assessment
    I've not taken the NLN, but we had to take the BKAT on day 1 and will take it again at the end of our Internship. It was a general critical care knowledge exam. We had a separate medication...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Ethical/Personal Dilemma - What would you do?
    The class ahead of me in nursing school had some issues with students cheating and attempted to kick the students out of the program. Some lawyers and proceedings later they each ended up in with my...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  20. Is an Associate's degree a waste of time?
    I graduated in May with an ADN, and like many others have mentioned found employment in the acute care setting. My hospital is Magnet, and therefore has a push for BSNs, but they will do tuition...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. How do you make new hires feel welcome on your unit?
    I'm a recent grad (May '12) in a gigantic Internship. I'm in Cohort 2 of 3 and the Education Coordinator has done a variety of things to help us feel more welcome: 1. Came to General Nursing...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. DESPERATELY Need your HELP & ADVICE 3weeks on the job really hard time
    Are you in the acute care setting? Have they set up an "action plan" or some sort of task list for you that outlines what they expect and in what time frame? If not, then at your next meeting I'd...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Anyone attended or attending Rush University's MSN-CNL for RNs Program?
    Interested if anyone has any comments, because I am considering this program myself!
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  24. Sedation in ICU... your opinions/ experiences?
    We have nursing driven Sedation protocols (fentanyl, dilaudid, versed, diprivan), we use CAM-ICU, Richmond Agitation Scores, BIS monitoring, and a Train of Four to assess our paralyzed/sedated...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Clinical Nurse Leader, what is it exactly?
    I realize this is an old thread but I had 2 BS (Math & Biology) and chose to go the ADN route (for economic reasons). I had 12 years critical care transport/prehospital experience prior to entering...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies