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  1. Brookwood Medical salary & Benefits
    hey, if you do your preceptorship there you will have a good shot at getting a job offer, but they make you sign a contract promising to work for them for 2 years. they also want you to begin working...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  2. so EXCITED!! first job interview as a new grad RN tomorrow!!
    it's at a big hospital approx 25min from my home. it's a medical unit, so i'm not sure if that means like MICU or med-surg and i don't even care! it's a shot at a real salaried job! i haven't had one...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. am i making a mistake?
    hi i'm a brand new grad here (graduated aug 3!). i was also the first in my class to take the nclex. so now i'm a licensed RN, who is desperate for a job (i'm a single mom of 3). i really LOVE...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I just finished nursing school...thanks!
    I've posted on this site a few times, but mostly spend my time lurking. It's a great site and I've really enjoyed the insights I've gained from reading the stories and comments you have all posted....
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. avoid for profit, nonaccredited schools
    i did a twelve hour shift last night as a part of my final semester preceptorship. there were two young girls who were also there from a private college. while i was charting, i overheard them...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. a dumb question for experienced nurses
    what is a "shift count"? is this refering to the narc count? a new clinical instructor mentioned this term in this context: Shift counts should be obtained upon receiving the morning report. N/G...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Backing out of RN school
    don't let a crappy program, keep you from pursuing nursing if that is what you really want. this advice is for me as much as for you, LOL!! i'm starting my final semster. it's a summer...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Nurses with bad breath
    once you start working, a little bad breath will be the least of your concerns.
    May 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Experienced Student Nurses...advice?
    learn to do drug calculations, learn the cranial nerves, find out the modules you'll be covering in fundamentals and start on your reading. start to familiarize yourself with drug catatgories.
    May 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. 3 Months until NS starts.. What should i be doing!
    get a calculations with confidence book and learn how to do medication calculations and learn the cranial nerves.
    May 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Once again.....I'm a "nurse".....
    seems either everyone claims to be a nurse, or people are trying to make nurses invisible. i read that in the ninties, some hospitals were trying to stop RNs from wear tags that said RN. they...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. very nervous, very stressed, any advice?
    so, i've almost done it. i'll be starting my 5th and final semester in a few weeks and i'm terrified about everything. so much is hanging on this, i've worked so hard, and my kids have sacrificed...
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. New to nursing and need some help please...
    i'm a single mom of 3 currently in my 4th semester at the jefferson campus, i have a few bits of advice: do all of your prerecs before starting the nursing program. the nursing program is very...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  14. who LOVES where they work and why?
    yes, i'm a clueless 4 semester student, who has only the vaguest idea what specialty i want to work in, or what type of setting. i'm 46y/o single mom, so i'm hoping to hit the ground running and...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  15. Just some questions
    hey, i'm 4th semester at the jefferson campus. my semester was the first that had to take the teas, before that is was just points. that was a bummer. i was taking micro at the time and some of...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  16. did anyone here have to do this in nursing school?
    thanks for all the comments. its such an emotional issue and it's been so hard to make sure my kids are well cared for in the short-run while i'm in school so i can provide for them in the long run....
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Can stupid people pass nursing school?
    first of all, if you really want to be a nurse you HAVE TO IMPROVE YOUR SELF ESTEEM! as a nurse, you will have to advocate for your patient. this means that at times you will have to follow your...
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. what color uniforms does your school use?
    white scrubs that are designed to be completely unflattering and impracticle. they basically make us stand out like a sore thumb and squelch any sense of pride or confidence when you are wearing them...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. did anyone here have to do this in nursing school?
    i'm in my 4th semester of a five semester ADN program. i find that the most difficult and stressful issues for me with nursing school has been arranging child care. i have to pay alot of money to...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. "Age Crisis"
    lol!! i'll be 46 and starting my second career when i graduate in august. i thought that the post surely had to do with being an older new nurse.
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. The things I wonder...
    How can you not have a pediatrician for your child? That chaps my hide worse than any, I guess. A minute clinic is not a pedi office, yet you'd be amazed at how many people drag the kiddos in...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How sad is the NICU? Is there a personality type best suited to it?
    i wanted to say that i'm glad to see that you are putting some real thought into the choice to go into this branch of nursing. as a nursing student and a mother who had 3 babies who all spent time...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Area of hospital with minimal vomit...
    i have one piece of advise: don't mention this to your clinical instructor. they may think that you are asking for an easy assignment and will find someone who is a veritable geiser of vomit to...
    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. best work schedule for single mom with school-aged kids
    thanks so much for the input. 7pm-7am sounds like it would be best. i might look into 6pm-6am too.
    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. best work schedule for single mom with school-aged kids
    if all goes according to plan i'll be gradualting in august and hope to be immediatly working after that (fingers crossed!). i'll love to work in ICU or cardiac care unit but the reality is i will...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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