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  1. question about giving meds thru PEJ tube
    There are lots of different opinions but ultimately the right answer is to follow policy (IMHO). Our policy is to separate each med and flush with 30cc between each different med given. That can be...
    Jun 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How Many Residents Do You Care For On Your Unit?
    We have 6 units with approx 20 residents to each unit. 1 nurse and 1-2 CNA's per unit for days and eves.
    Jun 1, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Nursing job a sure bet? Think again according to ABC news
    So what are the new grads doing? RNs can work in hospitals, clinics, LTC, and MD offices. What else is there? I have thought about applying at daycare centers. That would be an interesting place to...
    May 26, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Considering L&D Position: Interview Advice
    I had an interview a few days ago for L&D. There were no scenario questions. But I have had other RN interviews that did ask those questions. Most of the questions asked were about out how I deal...
    May 26, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Post here about your new grad hiring woes....
    I have the same story as so many other new grads. I started applying for jobs in march, graduated in may. Still no hospital job. BUT...I got a job as an LPN in a nursing home the summer before I...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Anyone starting non-hospital jobs in this bad job enviroment?
    I am lucky to have gotten an LPN job last summer at a nursing home and they will keep me on as an RN when I pass my boards. I hope to encourage other nurses applying to places that aren't hospitals....
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. New Grad...No job and have no clue what to do
    Well, I wish I had better advice for you but I don't. I live in Nebraska and was hoping to find where to look for a job in Colorado since I have applied just about everywhere here in Nebraska. I hear...
    Jun 10, '09
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  8. How do you check the patient's blood glucose??
    I am in a nursing home not a clinic, if that matters. Start with clean gloves: 1. Look for finger with no or few marks from previous finger sticks or injury. Prepare glucometer. 2. Swab with...
    May 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Lawmakers To Curb Cell Phone Use At Nursing Homes
    let's think about this logically. the big picture is the need for nursing homes that are safe and enjoyable places for people to live out their lives. what help is there in regulating cell phones?...
    May 18, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Still walking around in shock....now that I'm a graduate nurse!
    Good job! School is tough and now you have to reprogram your brain not to worry that an assignment is due or that you should be studying for a test. Relax and enjoy your baby.
    Apr 24, '09
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  11. Good topic- 5,000 word paper
    I would choose something that will help you in the future, like blood circulation throughout the body or cranial nerves and their functions or where hormones are produced and what they target. If you...
    Apr 24, '09
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  12. Do you think this helped on the NET?
    I took the TEAS not the NET but it was all high school level questions. I got a used book on college entrance exams for a few dollars and that is what helped me. I know I am good with math and...
    Apr 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Question about ATT
    I think it will be ok. I was worried about something like that when I took the NCLEX-PN and there was no problem at all. Congrats on getting to this point and good luck on the test.
    Apr 24, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. help with finals review
    Thanks! That is exactly what I'm looking for. I hope you don't mind but I will probably copy yours exactly. And thanks for the hug you sent in my other post!
    Feb 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Hiring Freeze and New Grad
    Are there hiring freezes all over the country? Am I the only one who thought nursing was one of those magic careers that the economy couldn't hurt? :crying2: I think I need a hug! When I started...
    Feb 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I need an online Human Development class for summer
    http://www.mccneb.edu psyc 1120 is the online class i took. it was great. i didn't have any papers to write and the homework was only about half an hour each week plus logging on to the site. i...
    Feb 22, '09
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. help with finals review
    I am looking for advice for my finals. I am making flash cards for each disease we studied. What should I include? I don't think I will need to put down the definition. So far, all I can think of is...
    Feb 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Knees hurt after a day of clinical!
    Are you twisting your body at the knees when you are caring for your pt or making beds? I found out that when I was making beds, I was leaning forward with my knees locked somehow. Don't have any...
    Oct 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Student moms who homeschool
    You said you wanted to do a trial run for kindergarten, right? Homeschooling is about teaching your kids how to learn in any environment. Why don't you start homeschooling now, while you have the...
    Oct 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. To switch or not to switch to RN? Any feedback?
    There are countless different careers available in the medical field. Why don't you see if you can job shadow in different areas of the hospital? Nursing, X-ray, lab, physical therapy, and blood bank...
    Oct 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. common ob meds
    Good idea, jennifers. I should do the same thing since my OB rotation starts next week. Thanks for all the great responses.
    Aug 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. I am a Pre-Nursing student and I have several questions. Thanks in advance!
    For right now, focus on your BSN. And work as hard as you can on getting the best grades possible. My kids call me a school-aholic but I pulled off mostly A's with 2 B's, so far. My husband helped...
    Aug 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. What's YOUR clinical placement for Fall 2008?
    I have maternity and peds. I am a little disappointed because my peds rotation is Monday night 3:00-11:00pm. I'm afraid I won't get much interaction. Also, we get done at 11:00pm Monday and have our...
    Aug 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. All the readings!!
    I took a speed reading class and I am so glad I did. Now, I speed read the chapter and make a mark next to the important things I need to come back to. It still takes forever to go through 11...
    Aug 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Just LISTEN to the instructor!
    I wish I had the nerve to suggest something like this to my instructors! Maybe I should tell the student rep and she can relay the idea.
    Aug 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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