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  1. Excelsior Grads How do you explain clinicals?
    No, I know them from some EC-related Facebook groups. I will see if one of them is on allnurses, I thought she was.
    10:38 am
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  2. Excelsior Grads How do you explain clinicals?
    I know people personally who are EC grads and who are experienced RNs, who have also since earned BSN degrees and who have been rejected by the CA BRN and yes, very recently. It is one thing to...
    10:20 am
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  3. Inova Fairfax - critical care training?
    I did the ER nursing fellowship in 2008, there is basic info on nurse fellowships here: Inova Learning Network - Inova I thought our course was excellent - good balance of hands-on and didactic....
    Nov 26
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  4. Update post BOLC!
    Great info! Glad you survived it. :D
    Nov 26
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Advice & opinions wanted for Excelsior student
    Another EC grad here. I agree that your plan for extra courses doesn't really mesh well with your goals related to EC. I also think the ADN program is a better option, even if you wait to start it....
    Nov 25
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  6. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
    Mdragonfly, the uses of "burden" and "mess" were used not in the literal sense. I read that in a totally different way than you did. Have you ever worked in the ER? It is a totally unique beast (and...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
    I am guessing you're a nurse, as you refer to "our elderly." I am curious - what about her actions angered you, exactly? Do you feel there was harm done here, truly? I know if it were my husband...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. L&D nurse looking to relocate
    I am in the Army and work near Savannah for my full-time job, but I am going to be working part-time/casual at Memorial in the ER. I will send you a message with my email address. :) You won't be...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  9. The College Network peddling their fraud on Craigslist
    TCN makes me angry! The company preys on people who just want to further their education. In the article linked by grandpaj, the supporting documents to the article are very telling! Especially the...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  10. Relocating to NOVA from Chicago
    Do you have any idea which part of NOVA? The commute is a huge factor, and NOVA is a big area, from Ashburn/Sterling to Manassas to Alexandria to Arlington, etc. I worked for Inova Loudoun Hospital...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  11. L&D nurse looking to relocate
    I moved to Savannah from Winchester in 2011. :) If you worked for Valley Health, you'll probably find that the pay is similar here, maybe slightly higher. Did you have your GA license when you...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  12. Age of joining as AD RN
    I commissioned at 38. You'd be fine at 30.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Best ER Tricks what it meant is like putting two tourniquet to get the IV
    Thanks! I haven't tried Tegaderm for that yet.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. New ED job 2:30p-3a! Advice..
    I love 3p-3a, it is my ideal shift! Be prepared to run. You sound so excited, just remember that feeling if you start feeling like you're never going to get the hang of things during orientation....
    Nov 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Best ER Tricks what it meant is like putting two tourniquet to get the IV
    What have you found that best attaches the cannula tubing to the IV tubing? I feel like I am always rigging up a leaky connection when I do this.
    Nov 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Can anyone recommend a great ED/Critical Care Book
    For something that fits in your pocket and is a great quick reference, I love Informed's Emergency & Critical Care pocket guide: Emergency & Critical Care Pocket Guide: 9781284023701: Medicine &...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
    I am getting tears in my coffee! That was an amazing thing you did. Many wouldn't have the patience for it. Be proud of yourself.
    Nov 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Georgia Nursing Pay: looking at Savannah, GA
    So I can tell you that there really isn't any negotiation with salary - it's based on how long you've been a nurse and what kind of degree you have. As a BSN RN with 6.5 years of experience, my base...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  19. Active Duty Military Seeking Career Advice
    I am an Excelsior graduate with more than 10,000 hours of trauma/ER experience, including deployed time in Afghanistan. The program is not actually "online," and students are required to already be...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. Chamberlain College of Nursing in Atlanta, GA
    Unforunately the only way in mobile view is to hit "next." I usually switch to the desktop view in my mobile browser if I really want to get to the end of the discussion.
    Nov 17
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  21. Excelsior Micro practice exam help!!
    Practice exam info: Excelsior College | Practice Exams
    Nov 17
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  22. Active Duty Military Seeking Career Advice
    False. HS | United States Coast Guard Also, the USPHS provides many health services to the USCG.
    Nov 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. New member here from Georgia
    I haven't heard of any upcoming changes, no. But you'll be glad to hear that I was able to endorse my license into Georgia without an issue after working several years as an ER RN. :)
    Nov 16
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  24. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    This is correct. It keeps spammers from joining the site and PMing people with nonsense. After members have 15 quality posts, they can use the PM system.
    Nov 16
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Nursing salary not that useful to pay back loans?!
    In my opinion, the smart options are: do an ADN/RN program at a community college and don't lose an arm and a leg doing it, then bridge to BSN later while working (this is assuming your area has jobs...
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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