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  1. Financial aid for laid-off workers
    Interesting website ---I did check it out and what a surprise! Welcome to America's Career InfoNet In my state I did a search for all undergraduate scholarships with the broadest criteria possible....
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. LVNs say they are equal to true is this? much more schooling...
    Please don't flame me, not trying to stoke the fires or beat any long dead horses. When I was a scrub tech it initially was a matter of practicality when I decided RN over LPN school. Because...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. OR Pet peeves
    Can't top any of these, been there done that and feel your pain all too well. I'm in a really good place now but.....1) surgeon's phone rings and a certain cardiologist always gives a 20 min...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. CNOR cert; ACLS/PALS cert
    I found this same attitude with a previous employer but decided to trust my gut and get my ACLS and CNOR anyway. Several years later it added to the qualifications I could offer when applying for a...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Malicious and untrue complaints made against me to the board
    Thanks for the words of wisdom and support. My lawyer seem intimidated by the board. Being too aggressive can be counterproductive but I believe this recent development of their witnesses backing...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. Malicious and untrue complaints made against me to the board
    Has anyone here had the experience of being investigated by the board after your employer files a complaint then neither the former supervisor and head of HR both refuse to answer questions and...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  7. Pre-employment question about monitoring
    Nearly 19 years ago I attempted suicide with meds I acquired from my job as an RN. I subsequently checked myself into a psych unit after being terminated as I felt this was my best chance to get the...
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. Interviewed,interested,DSUA long to wait before I call?
    A week ago tomorrow I was flown cross country to interview for a position I am well-qualified for, having 20+ years of O.R. experience under my belt. The meeting with mgr. and staff went very well...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  9. MA circulates?
    Speaking from personal experience, if you knew the credentials (or lack of) of the people working in some private plastic surgery centers, you'd be asking a lot of questions before A) interviewing at...
    Jul 3, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. circulator OR, new grad, too fast paced?
    Surgeons love to make comments and see if they can ruffle your feathers. I was in your shoes about 20 yrs ago and in spite of having 9 yrs exp. as a scrub tech in open heart, learning to circulate...
    Jul 3, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. New Grad Interviewing for Pre-op position.  Any Advice?
    The graveyard comment is because pre-op is littered with nurses who have done their years in ER, ICU, etc and are looking for what Pre-op offers. I don't want to scare you but you should understand...
    Jul 3, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Why Black Eyes?
    I woke up after undergoing surgery to remove my gallbladder with bilateral "black" eyes several years ago. The bruising was so severe, one might have thought I'd been punched in the face. It was...
    May 10, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing

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