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  1. Young female patients
    Always have a standby. I did an EKG on a female patient last week. To protect myself I: 1. Had a standby. 2. Draped her chest with a towel before I started applying electrodes. I had a female...
    Nov 19, '10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  2. Rasmussen College
    I would explore the ADN programs. (EG Normandale etc.) Some of the schools have 2 phase programs where you pick up your LPN after Phase I. Phase II bridges you on to RN.) Consider applying to:...
    Nov 19, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  3. NHCC 2010 Applicants
    Essentially the ADN programs have become 3 year programs. (Prerequisites completed and then enter the NSG program.) Applying can't hurt you but don't be disappointed if you have to wait until...
    Nov 19, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  4. Competitiveness of Navy NCP
    I would contact a Navy health care recruiter. They can help you plan a strategy to work your way into the system. A few hints: Be Ht/wt proportionate and in good general physical health. (Some...
    Nov 19, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Will VA pay for my education?
    Not to my knowledge. There are a variety of student programs. Call the nursing recruiter for the VA you are interested in working at. Ask about the SNT program, Working as a nursing assistant etc. If...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. To be a NP at the VA...
    I just entered NNEI. They will fund NP. It requires a letter from your Service Line head that there will be an anticipated need for NP. I had absolutely no problem getting that for my psychiatric NP...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Nurses at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Fla., Joins NNU
    Fantastic! Maybe we can kill RTW in FLA from the inside....
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  8. Need to find an accelerated BSN program that I can get into!
    Moved to prenursing forum for visibility.
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Too old to become a nurse? Need opinions
    I started my accelerated program at 45. Finished at 47. So my thoughts are no you are not too old to start a nursing career. (Prereqs are definitely achievable while homeschooling. Use them as an...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. What hospital is good for internship?
    The SNT program at MVAMC is a fantastic opportunity. (Plus you get paid :>) Candidates tend to end up with jobs after their experiences. It is a great place to work and I encourage you to apply. SNT...
    Nov 6, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  11. HHA working as LPN?
    Personally I would say no. As a nonlicensed person this has the potential for real heartache for you. As a TMA It is my understanding that you are under the direct supervision of a licensed...
    Nov 6, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  12. What are the requirements to be a military nurse?
    Moved to Military Nursing forum.
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. 12 hour shifts and weight/exercise.
    Water, water,water I have dropped 53 pounds in the past 4 months through a combination of diet, exercise, and mental health supports. I work mental health and with my commute I work just about...
    Oct 30, '10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. Advice for Applying Out-of-State
    The VA is starting to hire again....Careers: Nursing Career Center - Minneapolis VA Health Care System
    Sep 4, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  15. Howdy from a Texan
    HCMC is in the downtow area of MPLS. Abbott-Northwestern is probably 4 miles west....North Memorial is off HWY 100. There are 3 or 4 hospitals clustered in Downtown St Paul. Fairview Southdale is off...
    Sep 4, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  16. Why is it a crime...
    If you do what you love the money will follow. Its a aphorism but it especially applies to nursing. As a second career RN I went from one MH job to another but received a substantial pay raise by...
    Sep 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Chicago Closes Two Nursing Schools
    Closing unaccredited programs makes sense. In the short term there is a surplus but looking out 10 years it is different. (I work with three nurse who are all late fifties and they will retire in...
    Sep 2, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Maggots found on Portland nursing home patient
    Reopened.
    Sep 2, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. will relocate to Montgomery AL and is concerned....
    Correct-Any valid state license will allow you to practice at any VA facility...
    Aug 31, '10
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  20. Maggots found on Portland nursing home patient
    Closed for moderator review.
    Aug 31, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Help with Scrub color.
    Navy Blue
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  22. Resumes, Interviewing and Landing a Job
    Thanks to Groovy Jeff for writing up this post!
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. Resumes, Interviewing and Landing a Job
    Resumes, Interviewing, & Landing the Job Having been in Human Resources prior to becoming an RN, and having interviewed thousands of people for jobs, I would like to offer some job seeking advice to...
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  24. Staffing Ratios Condemn Patients To Inferior Care
    Thread moved.
    Aug 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Interview Attire Recommendations
    Threads merged.
    Aug 27, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing


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