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  1. How will a "General Discharge" from the military affect my chances of employment?
    I as army. General discharge because of an injury- I chose not to fight it because I was young and stupid. Nobody cares at all about my discharge. I have never had employment difficulties...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. 12 hour overnight nurses, please tell me about your sleep schedule.
    Coming back a year later to say I am loving nights. There are certainly times when I am tired, but I was so miserable before I was always tired. I now often have 5 or 6 days off in a row. I easily...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Desperate, Anxiety: get into Nursing THIS year
    I don't really understand this reply. I believe we are all trying to be constructive. Unfortunately, the truth of nursing school can crush the excitement of a goal and hopes. I remember the...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. Desperate, Anxiety: get into Nursing THIS year
    Sorry- I didn't mean why I want weights is not about education- I meant it is almost never about medication, as in dosages. That typo was too confusing not to be addressed. Good luck with your...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Desperate, Anxiety: get into Nursing THIS year
    Please forgive typos- I'm on my phone right now. I want to preface this by saying I should probably just keep my opinions to myself, but I'm going to go against my better judgement and put this out...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. What could this have been?
    Heard through the grapevine that this pt ended up getting that LVAD, which must mean the clinical picture improved- was still in the hospital last week when I was last there. :)
    Mar 26
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. diltiazem drip
    I work on an intermediate cardiac unit (similar to step-down or progressive care.). Our cardizem is pretty much always titrateable (5-15mg) to maintain a hr<100 and a SBP>90. I don't really worry if...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. Clots related to fast afib
    ...and in addition to everything above, it's likely that if you correct that rate, you will correct the BP.
    Mar 13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. What could this have been?
    Thanks for all the great input- it is all food for thought and one of the reasons I love this forum. I don't have a very clear picture of what has been going on with the patient since the transfer...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  10. What could this have been?
    Awww...all the great minds here and nobody has any ideas? Guess I will have to wait till I go back to work in a couple days and see if the docs have gotten any closer to sorting this out.
    Mar 4
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. What could this have been?
    I was taking care of a frequent flyer a few days ago. This pt is in chronic CHF, awaiting an LVAD, and was ready to go home on a milrinone drip. Long story short, the pt couldn't go home for case...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. Dropping tele cables on floor before cleaning
    We put our used cables and boxes in a basket near the monitor station. Much more sanitary way to let someone know they need to be cleaned...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. Good communities upstate?
    And if you don't mind small town, Corning is cute. My husband grew up near there and his mother still teaches at the college there. It is close enough to the Finger Lakes to afford some nice summer...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  14. Good communities upstate?
    I'm not sure why everyone thinks Albany is so unsafe- you're the second person on this forum to mention it recently. Maybe you don't want to be a lone lady walking down the street at night in the...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  15. How to give correct dosage of Lovenox
    Yeah, that. Can you show us your math so we can help you figure out where you're going wrong?
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. your first "patient emergency"
    My first rapid response on my pt was in my first couple months on my own. I got an ICU push-out with severe anxiety problems. He was getting neb tx but wanted his albuterol inhaler. He needed to...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Prioritization
    Agreed. I would definitely see the ARF pt first. What other systems might not be adequately perfused if you are seeing symptoms of decreased urinary output? We are all taught not to read into...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Schools that DO accept WGU credits/transfers
    Got a note back from SUNYIT that they would, in theory, accept WGU transfers. Waiting to hear back as to how heavily GPA influences their admissions.
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  19. How about a secondary call button - please comment
    Meriwhen, that last statement is so true. Last night I was so frustrated because I had just assessed my pt- no pain at all- 10 minutes prior to the pts family member insisting that I bring in pain...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. I'm Losing hope in finding a Job
    Oh, I didn't actually take it personally, but if I had a thin skin, it would be a different story. We do have lower population, but we also have smaller hospitals and fewer patients to fill them...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. If you went to WGU and then on to NP school, where?
    Thank you so much- was your MSN the leadership/management track?
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  22. Where do you prefer an IV?
    The only time I've ever had an IV was for a lap chole. It was in my AC. I sleep with my arms bent up above my shoulders. In my zonked state in the PACU, I was ticked off because I couldn't put my...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I'm Losing hope in finding a Job
    Just a heads up that this statement seems a smidge offensive to this upstate NY nurse who isn't working in upstate NY because I'm unqualified elsewhere. Just saying.
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. How about a secondary call button - please comment
    I commend you for trying to improve the process. For reasons others have mentioned. , I don't think in practice this would be very successful for many patients. That being said. I would put out...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Schools that DO accept WGU credits/transfers
    EMarie, I see UTMB's DNP is online, is the MSN NP on campus or online? Thanks for adding the info.
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees


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