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  1. 1 year down & on to the next one !
    So I have done my time in the SNF for a year. Started out just to have a job and turned into the best learning and basic-skill defining experience I could ask for. Now I am starting on a med/surg...
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Pre-employment Pharmocolgy Test
    The hospital I got hired to start at next week gave me a study packet. Have you asked HR if they have something like that? might help :)
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Plan B
    I was so thinking BC too! Kaplan was my BFF for NCLEX. My friends that missed passing the first time redid the week of kaplan and passed. Hey you might wanna wait and see what your weaknesses are...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  4. What was your 1st RN job?
    ASN / grad May2010 / SNF Sept2010 / start $21/hr / started 3-11 shift, then at 6 months went to 7p-7a / There is def not a nursing shortage in FL as above poster mentioned, atleast not in north FL.
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing Programs Asked To Reconsider Admission Standards
    Honestly there is a difference in the way an RN is taught to think vs. the way an LPN is taught to think through situations. Upon entering RN school, one will be able to acknowledge the difference. I...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. HELP, 1st Med Error
    So what was the actual error? j/w
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Dating another RN?
    You're too much...:lol2:
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. FSCJ BSN
    Has anyone on AN been through the program? Have any insight in comparison with the ADN program? Thanks so much!
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  9. How to figure out FSCJ points
    If you go to the nursing department at north campus, they have a packet on the wall outside the main office with the point scale and all other info one needs to apply to the program.
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  10. Held to standard of an RN
    It means you're expected to assess and respond to each patient you interact with as if you are working as an RN. Ie. entering a patients room to obtain vital signs, they're irregular...then not only...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Funny things they say....
    Resident : Breakfast? (its 2 am) me : you have about 5 hours til breakfast, would you like something to help you sleep? Resident : yes I think I would ::I'm gathering the med, pouring some ice...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. First day ever as an RN....tips please...
    Sharpie...I have like 3 in my car, 1 in my purse, and 1 in my secret hiding place at work :wavey: good luck and hope it went well!
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. IMPORTANT Pharm Question
    Invest in the book "Pharmacology Made Insanely Easy" http://www.amazon.com/Pharmacology-Made-Insanely-Loretta-Manning/dp/0976102900
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. STARTING SALARY FOR NURSING HOME RNs?
    FL 21-24/hr
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Most common meds in LTC??
    allllll of the above mentioned...don't forget patches on in the am off in the pm, exelon / nitro / fentyl (sp?) ; neb inh tx and robitussin are big in the winter ; suppositories for those that MoM...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. What have other nurses done that have freaked you out?
    First day as newly licensed RN at SNF...The only other RN on the floor was orientating me. We recieved an admission that in report from the hospital apparently had a "Cabbage" completed. I wanted...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Pradaxa
    I've had about 3 or 4 patients using Pradaxa thus far in the SNF where I work. It does seem to be a great alternative to coumadin since there aren't blood draws and changing of dosing often. The only...
    Jun 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. Rude Nurses
    I am a new grad in a SNF, 8 months in. I have caught many a residents with early s/s of many acute illnesses that were missed by earlier staff. I work 3-11 shift. I have had paramedics roll their...
    May 13, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. new RN woes in skilled nursing
    I'm just simply completely frustrated with being a new nurse in a facility where most have been there 20+ years. Being a nurse is something I've always wanted and now I'm here and my self-confidence...
    May 9, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. List your school if you use HESI exit exam.
    Florida State College at Jacksonville
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Are the new nurses to blame
    I'm a recent grad having a TERRIBLE time even finding any new job...and with $$ running out I'm considering going back to school until something does come along. I feel as though I am treading water...
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. any passers out there????
    I spent two hours and had bt 180-185 questions, the pc cut off before I looked up again lol, and I passed. I wasn't really fond of saunders but Kaplan was the best decision I ever made and the book...
    Aug 2, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. To my preceptor, future students beware (rant)
    I had some pretty intense preceptors during my nursing school career as well. First semester (brand new kid off the street with no clinical experience yet) my assigned nurse showed me where the med...
    Aug 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. New rn graduates help!!!!!!!!!
    I was just in touch with Mayo and their saying their not doing residencys until september!
    May 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. FCCJ Fall 2008
    Hope I'm not too late...I haven't read through all of the posts...but I am in Term II and in term I when I took the HESI I had NO IDEA what I was doing LOL! I suggest investing in "nursing made...
    Feb 25, '09
    Forum: Florida Nursing


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