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  1. Heparin Drip
    The half-life on heparin is about 1.5 hours. In the average person, one would expect a ptt to return to normal within about 4 hours.
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  2. Can someone explain this job requirement for hospital?
    If they invited you for an interview, then I'd say you have a chance to get the job.
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Need health assessment course
    West Virginia University offers an online health assessment course every semester. I took it this past summer as part of the RN to BSN program and thought it was straight forward and not especially...
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. M.R.S.A or mersa?
    mersa. USA, specifically West Virginia. I met a nurse from North Carolina once who spelled it out.
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. For The Luv Of Pete...Is The Float Pool Concept Going Bye-Bye?
    Our float pool was expanded from around 25 nurses to about 100 now. Some floors in our hospital regularly have two and three needs for nurses on day and evening shifts. The float pool also cuts...
    Feb 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Hey new grads! Forbes.com reports “Registered nurse” the most recession-proof job!
    I graduated in May and had a job the December before I graduated. I know this isn't the case everywhere, but if anyone is interested in living in West Virginia (or nearby Ohio or Kentucky) my...
    Dec 1, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. sweaty hands- please help!!
    I have sweaty hands all the time also. I personally don't care if people notice. If someone asks I just tell them that my hands sweat all the time. Getting gloves on can be tricky when your hands...
    Aug 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Has anyone ever worked a "double shift" ie 16hr shift?
    Every week. Double on Sunday, 8 hours Monday, Double on Wednesday. Love it!
    Aug 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Heparin safety
    We do for IV heparin. 2 RNs are supposed to calculate the weight based heparin independently and be present when the IV pump is set. No second RN needed for sq. Our standard sq does in 5000 units,...
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Temp License
    Thanks, I took the NCLEX last Wednesday and found out on Thursday that I had passed. I already had my real license before I started my job this week. Turns out the NCLEX wasn't that bad. I just...
    Jun 10, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  11. Temp License
    Well, I got my temporary license in the mail today and am taking the NCLEX next week. Yay!
    May 30, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  12. Did you sign a contract for your first job?
    There are two large hospitals in my town. One requires a one year contract for new grads and the other does not. There is no pay incentive for signing the contract. Basically it just states that...
    May 25, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Temp License
    Has anyone who graduated this spring received their temporary license from West Virginia yet? My classmates who were hired at St. Mary's in Huntington had their start dates pushed back from 5/26 to...
    May 24, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  14. uniform?
    At Cabell, RNs wear green and aids wear burgandy.
    May 18, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  15. Cabell Huntington
    It lasts year round. Basically as long as you are in nursing school.
    Apr 5, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  16. 39 days
    Pinning: 5/8. Graduation: 5/9. Exams between now and graduation: 10.
    Mar 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Accepting two job offers then turning one down later?
    People do this all the time. Accept both.
    Mar 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I gave my first injection today
    When we were learning injections and IVs our instructors said we could practice on each other if we wanted, but no one wanted to. During clinicals a few nurses on the floor have let students...
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Getting first nursing job in this economy
    I go to school in WV, and of my class of 84 only ten people or so have not received job offers. Most of those are people applying to hospitals out of state. Hospitals around here started...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Wasted time looking for equipment
    I absolutely agree with the above posters. There is one floor in my hospital that has 1 thermometer for the entire 32 bed floor. I assume they used to have more than one, but some how there is only...
    Feb 15, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Pt.'s husband asked to try on SCD's !
    I don't see anything wrong with letting him try on the SCDs. People are curious about the things that are happening to their loved ones in the hospital. Sounds like he provided you with several...
    Feb 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. For Fun - Things You Want to Buy Once You're a Nurse
    A car is definitely somewhere on the list, but I really want to get Lasik. Hopefully by the end of the year I won't have to wear glasses/contacts anymore.
    Jan 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Huntington Starting Pay
    Just to update this thread for anyone else who may be looking. I am an RN nursing student graduating in May. I was just offered a job a St. Mary's. Base pay is $21.60 with night and weekend...
    Jan 4, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  24. Does your hospital allow you to say "Merry Christmas"??
    I work at a Catholic hospital, so I don't think there have been any memos about what seasonal greeting to use. There are Christmas trees up all over the hospital. I personally am atheist, so I tend...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What exactly does a Resource Nurse Do?
    Was there any job description at all? At my hospital resource nurses are what they call the nurses is the float pool. They fill in on almost any floor of the hospital when there are low staffing...
    Dec 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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