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  1. Health insurance covering titers, exam, etc?
    Mine weren't covered. I did what I could at the Health Dept and ended up getting my titers free because they did the wrong ones (have to make sure you get IgG not IgM (one tells you immunity and one...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Diabetes Champions
    We have what are called "diabetes champions" where I work (as well as wound, falls, geriatrics, etc) where staff gets extra training to help on the unit. I am in the process of becoming one ( have...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  3. Lantus BID
    When you have pts with that high a dose, how do you administer? Recommendations are no more than 30 units per site. We just had this discussion during our skills day.
    Oct 30
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  4. Sedation Chiropractics?
    I go to a chiropractor, too. Have for years. It takes some digging to find a good one and sometimes I have to take what he says with a grain of salt, but he has helped me tremendously. I also do yoga...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. RN-BSN and ADN-BSN Easy?
    I got my ADN in 2012 and worked for 2 years before I started my RN-BSN program and I am glad I did. There are things that are taught that have much more meaning once you have practiced some. I am...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Are there any nurses happy to be a nurse?
    I am. I love my job. I drive 45 min each way, I volunteer for committees and overtime. This is a 3rd career for me and I wish I had done it sooner!! I am old, so the whole "grass is greener"...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Struggling And Unsure....Temporarily
    I found the Mary Hogan series of books really helpful. She has one for almost any topic. On amazon, I found the Maternal-Newborn, 2nd ed for $7 ...
    Oct 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Should I Continue My Education
    I waited a year so I could concentrate on learning my new job. I would look into programs that interest you and find out if you need any pre-reqs. I found an online program at a state university that...
    Oct 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. white boards in patients room
    We have very simple boards. Room #/Phone # Attending, RN, CNA, poss d/c date and goals for the day There is room to write misc. stuff like pain med schedule or family #s. I have heard from others...
    Oct 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Are handguns allowed at work?
    We have a conceal carry permit here in NC but all weapons are prohibited in the hospital no matter what.
    Oct 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Just graduated w/BSN, back to school
    veterinary medicine is going to be VERY different than nursing. I was pre-vet and have my BS in Biology. I decided NOT to go to vet school because the cost-benefit ratio is not worth it. It is very...
    Oct 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Resigned... then hospital wants me back???
    I did something similar. I had been applying to a hospital close to me (they are going for magnet status) for 4 years and I finally got an interview for a PRN position. They wanted me 2 days a week,...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Epic Training - Pros and Cons
    Love Epic. So much faster and more user-friendly than what we had before. Hard to get changes made, but overall, it's great. I'm a super user in my organization.
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Can You get a ASN if you have a B.A. in another field
    I have a BS in Biology, I only needed A/P, which I took during my ADN program. With the previous BS, I only needed one extra class to do my RN-BSN program. One calender year to get my BSN. It was...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. Ebola Nursing Survey Part 2: Call to Action for Ebola Protection
    I answered no to last two b/c we have a special protocol in place and volunteers that are being specially trained and special equipment. Any pt that would be, in any way, questionable, would never...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. SCRUBS (Mailorder)
    I have used Allheart, they badger you with emails and their shipping is the highest, but they are reliable. I have gotten scrubs and my Littmann, which I got free engraving on.
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. RN to BSN programs
    I do have a previous BS
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. how does your facility measure I&O
    Everything is doe through the computer. Q4h is expected. Problems we have are pts whose family brings them drinks and pt that can go to the bathroom by themselves and don't save urine. Our...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Depression is terminal??
    Very defensive. The OP sounds like they just wanted to point out that it may have not been the best analogy. A terminal cancer patient is not necessarily clinically depressed. And the choice to...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. RN to BSN programs
    I am in a state school RN-BSN program and it less than 10K The pre reqs I had were odd ones, like and ethics class, an extra writing class PE (ROFL)
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. RN to BSN programs
    the program I am in will let you take the pre reqs w/nursing. I have been in 2 different programs. 2 different sets of reqs. thank goodness I am almost done! you can do it
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Prerequisite Courses While Working
    you can do it. I went to school, worked and have a family with 2 boys. I am now working full time, school full time and still have the fam. It will have taken a calender year to do RN-BSN. Did a...
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Compensation for ACLS  or BSN
    No for BSN but $$ for tuition reimbursement No for ACLS but they pay for classes and time Other certs (M/S, ONC, OCN, etc) one time 1K and then 500 for re-ups. Some increase for climbing clinical...
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. any former teachers?
    I am a former teacher. I was a non-tenured teacher with a Masters and they chose not to renew my contract (there were 5 of us in my school that this happened to). NC has become notorious for...
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. 2 x 6 hour or 1 x 12 hour clinical shifts
    I would suggest the 12 hour if you are going to work in a hospital setting so you can get the full effect. We did six hours for group clinical and 12 hour capstone. I liked learning the process from...
    Oct 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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