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  1. quit my RN job??
    I had 1, 3 year and working full time 3 days a week! It was torture.keeping my floor nurse job helped me network to get a good job so keep that in mind. NP jobs are not all that easy to get nowadays.
    Nov 2
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Please help....
    As an older nurse myself, I think the chart nurse position is less taxing on the body than hospital nurse. I am not sure how old you are but working in a hospital is not it's all cracked up to me.....
    Oct 31
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. understanding pneumothorax
    Spontaneous pneumothorax without a known cause is usually related to high risk factors. I think the thinness of the male with less fat make the thoracic cavity more exposed then your average person...
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. understanding pneumothorax
    A puncture to the thoracic cavity changes the negative pressure inside the lung making it collapse.
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Pros and cons of the shift
    7a-7p 12 hours, day shift, still have time to go out Saturday night. Work some weekends and holidays. Only work 3 days a week, still get to sleep during the night.
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How do you deal with a bad clinical instructor?
    As a clinical instructor my self, first semester is usually vitals, ADLs, care plans, and assessments. Don't be too hard on yourself if it is your first week. I would ask your instructor for specific...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Anyone Else with Pay/Benefits Cuts?
    In Southern California a hospital system I know cut out education department, and laid off many nurses who had been there 20 or more years. I would try to look for something better at a company that...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Discrimination Against ER Nurses?
    Hi Dave, just try to get any job at this point. It's hard out there trust me! I have multiple years of experience, 5-8 years ago I had my pick of any floor, surgery, or ER job, now I can barely get...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. Improving NP Education
    I think my pre nursing anatomy course was pretty thorough. We also had a cadaver, a pig, a sheep, and a few other dissections. I don't think a gross anatomy course at graduate level would be greatly...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  10. Improving NP Education
    I had a course on reading X-rays, reading EKGs, suturing and stapling. So not sure why other schools don't, it is very helpful.
    Aug 25
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. Protocol for resigning
    Just give the customary 2 weeks and offer to stay more if they need it.
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Visit Frequency
    When I did home health I would front load the frequency and closer to the end, depending on the patient, I would to every other week the last few weeks. It was very personalized to the patient.
    Aug 24
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. How long does it really take to get accepted to a JC?
    6 years before i got in to a ADN program
    Aug 23
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. ER Practicum - What do I need to know?
    Know your ACLS drugs for sure.
    Aug 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Working full time while going to school full time
    I worked full time as a LVN 3, 12 he shifts and went to RN school. It's doable. I didn't have kids at the time but knew a few girls that did and work fulltime and made it! Good luck! I am sure you...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Don't want to give up
    I knew a nurse who was intoxicated while driving and got a felony DUI before the where a RN.
    Aug 8
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  17. PLEASE I HAVE A QUESTION about nursing scheduales...
    So cal new grads make about 30 bucks an hour Aprox.
    Aug 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Don't want to give up
    I know a RN who got there RN license 3 years after completing school for a DUI that he got 5 years prior. It can be done but it will take long I think.
    Aug 8
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  19. PLEASE I HAVE A QUESTION about nursing scheduales...
    But... Yes nurses can work 1 day week, but it will take you a few years to get there unless you know a nurse manager willing to give you a part time as a new grad. Getting into NICU will also not be...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. PLEASE I HAVE A QUESTION about nursing scheduales...
    Dont give up your summer vacations!!!! Not worth it!
    Aug 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. About West Coast University transfer..(how to)
    You sound like you have decent grades, for profit schools usually are easier to get into. Wcu is a really fast paced BSN program and I know you can transfer most credits there. I think they make you...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. ADN vs. BSN
    If it's only going to take 6 months more to get your BSN then I would get it!!!
    Jul 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. To transfer or not to transfer?
    I would go for it! If that's where you want to be, then by all means! Getting into a specialty like L & D is hard to do! Good luck
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Is Bedside Nursing Really for me?
    Being a bedside nurse is a huge foundation for nursing. You will be more valuable the more bedside nursing you have in my opinion.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Getting rid of my nursing library at home
    I donated mine to the local library, it may help someone.
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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