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  1. Thank you for all you do!
    You made me smile! I see my role as an endo RN to take what is a pretty crummy day for the patient and make it as decent as humanly possible. I'm glad that my fellow RNs have the same attitude and...
    Oct 25
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  2. What's the most propofol you seen administered during an endo procedure?
    The most I have witnessed is slightly upward of 600mg. I am curious as to what you mean by the dosing is controversial? I have seen propofol administered by CRNAs and anesthesiologists, and I...
    Oct 25
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  3. Music Therapy in the PACU and Pre op area
    I wrote a nursing school paper on providing individualized music in PACU! Pts don't need to listen to all that garbage going on around them. It's hard to feel good when the person next to you,...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Doctor or Dockworker?
    It's all about knowing your effing audience.
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Low Census
    Same at my outpt center. Hired for 40 and my manager really does do everything possible to make sure all staff are able to get their hours, but sometimes it just can't be done. If I lose one hour...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  6. Not sure if nursing if for me
    No even remotely true.
    Sep 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Not sure if nursing if for me
    I hated CNA training, but had to have it for acceptance into nursing school. Really, really hated it. Love nursing!! It would be important to explore why you dislike CNA work. For me (and I may...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Federal Resume help
    Really? Interview every applicant who meets minimum qualifications? I have never heard that. Sounds crazy time consuming and very inefficient. Maybe I misunderstood what you posted.
    Sep 27
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. VA Hiring Process
    Job closing to interview: about a week Interview to offer: about a week Offer to start date: 5 months
    Sep 27
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. All white male nursing shoes available in wide
    Try Klogs.
    Sep 25
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Anyone ever said something completely dumb because they were really nervous?
    I actually talked out loud to myself during my last interview. The question was one of those "behavior" questions and wasn't difficult, but my mind was absolutely blank and I couldn't come up with a...
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. VA Hiring Process
    I am about to start with the VA. I have a BS in psych and an ADN. I have 2.5 yrs total RN experience with about one year of the very specific specialty I was hired into. I was boarded at Nurse 1...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    Who cares what they are doing? Frankly, it is absolutely none of your business. Quit being such a busybody.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. 4.0 in nursing school?
    I did it. 4.0 for all my prereqs and nursing school. I have three kids but didn't have to work outside the home. Although it was nice having that "with highest honors" on my diploma and resume, it...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Anyone ever apply for federal position with a Schedule A letter?
    I do not know how to interpret the following statement, but maybe you do. I found it on the USAjobs website. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. VA Hiring Process
    I got called for an interview several days or a week after the posted closing date. I don't know how well the usajobs site keeps up with your status. Mine never made it to the "referred"...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. VA Hiring Process
    Oh, and to answer your specific question I was contacted by the unit's nurse manager about three days after the job close date to schedule an interview.
    Sep 5
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. VA Hiring Process
    Well, Vwpenn, I start at the VA next month and the whole process has taken 6 months from application to start date. Patience and perseverance are key. I don't know what the "you're a candidate"...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. New Grad in Portland, Oregon and I can't find a job
    Do you have your WA license? That would open up more opportunities for you as well. As a new grad in the PDX area (about 2 1/2 yrs ago) I started as a school RN for a couple of months....then...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. manikin names?
    My very favorite mannequin name ever is Willy Makit. I still laugh when I think of us coding ol' Willy in nursing school!!
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Anatomy of a crash cart
    Carts are all different where I've worked. You need to get friendly with the one that is closest to you!
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Any CCs that offer complete online science classes?
    As far as I know both of those classes gave a lab component so you would have to be on campus for that at least. Hopefully somebody will have an answer about whether the classroom portion can be done...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  23. VA Hiring Process
    Yes, getting hired is definitely the easy part. I interviewed end of April and will start in October. This whole process has been a comedy of errors for me: my HR rep leaving the dept and leaving my...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Current ADN student
    Second career ADN here! I graduated about 2.5 yrs ago with no debt- cost of my CC program was around 10k. Never had a problem getting a job. I have spent a couple of yrs in outpt procedural areas....
    Aug 13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Evidence based nursing/practice/QI/QA
    Are you already doing the 6 minute withdrawal/ adenoma detection rate studies? Our current QI projects are hand washing (always) and documentation errors. We have just started a new IV protocol/...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing

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