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  1. 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
  2. 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)
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Protocol for resigning
    Just give the customary 2 weeks and offer to stay more if they need it.
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ER Practicum - What do I need to know?
    Know your ACLS drugs for sure.
    Aug 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. PLEASE I HAVE A QUESTION about nursing scheduales...
    Dont give up your summer vacations!!!! Not worth it!
    Aug 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Why the NP degree will be the next MBA with 7 simple, quick reasons
    Even with over abundance of NPs in schools, not everyone will make it in the real world as a NP. Some good and bad APNs will come out of good or bad schools. Some will become teachers,...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  22. Sacrifices for Grad School
    OMG! Sacrificing is the name of the game! During grad school my life was in shambles! I'm glad I did it tho!
    Jul 16
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  23. Transport in the hospital.
    Working at a county hospital I have been overworked. Today I had to transport my own pt. On call to IR, transport one pt to X-ray, and then another to cardiac rehab. Later on that sane day I had to...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Top 5 Do's Top 5 Dont's
    Always check your tubing and iv sites for dates! Make sure they are not over 4 days pleAse change them! Don't be the nurse that walks all over the unit looking for a CNA to put on a bedpan! Do it...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. guidance to an lvn student
    I started with my LVN and now am a FNP, I did not get my DNP but it took me 8 years from point to point. I took very little time off in between school, mostly a year to get a feel for nursing first....
    Jul 11
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


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