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  1. Question about registering for classes after N3645
    I am currently taking N3645. A few weeks ago I registered for nursing classes to take after N3645. My adviser just email me and told me that he is dropping me from these classes as I need to...
    Jan 15
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing Degrees
  2. Preceptor experience is not going well
    I precepted many new nurses. I can tell you that she is calling docs and giving meds without you because she wants to leave on time. When I precept I have to stay as long as my preceptee stays. If...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Incredibly rude and disrespectful patients and/or their family members
    ITA with GrnTea. You gotta stand up for yourself. I used to work on a med/surg floor and we had a repeat customer who was just awful. He had about 20 pills scheduled for a.m. meds and if you were...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. When patients and visitors are rude
    Is this condescending post for real? It is true that some patients/family members are having a bad day. It is also true that some of them behave as if you are their personal servant and that they...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Tips for a new PACU RN
    I think you'll like recovery. I love it. I think there are parts that get to be routine but I think all areas of nursing have some form of that. You are definitely right in saying that endoscopy...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  6. Tips for a new PACU RN
    Recovering endoscopy is somewhat different than recovering post surgical patients. I've worked pacu in 2 hospitals and I don't think I've ever seen a patient get general for and endoscopy. This...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  7. typical day of a PACU nurse?
    OR is a whole different animal than PACU. Hopefully your training will be as extensive as I'm sure your OR was. Experience with high acuity patients in the OR is different than dealing with that...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  8. CVICU/ICU to PACU
    What meandragonbrett said is spot on.
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  9. Interested in PACU
    I went from med-surg to PACU. I do think ICU experience is extremely helpful but it also depends on what kind of training they are offering you. I had to learn a lot about critical care as we...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  10. Newly licensed RN seeking Resume Advice
    Okay, here is my new grad resume. I took out all identifiers It's pretty generic since I just wanted A JOB and didn't care what unit I went to. On the second page is where I listed my previous...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  11. Newly licensed RN seeking Resume Advice
    I totally get you on not getting to do a lot during clinicals. I think what you have done is fine but you may consider parsing that into different clinical areas of nursing unless you applying in...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  12. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    I know someone who's kids are named after guns, Ruger, Gatling, and Derringer.
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. New Grad OR Nurse
    ED and OR are two very different animals. In the OR you will have very little contact with awake patients. Most of your contact will occur before the surgery. After surgery your patients will go...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Question on epidurals
    You may have to search more about cultural beliefs surrounding child birth rather than labor pains. Within that search you may find some answers. Additionally have you considered researching...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Newly licensed RN seeking Resume Advice
    I would focus less on the restaurant jobs you've held and more on things you did in your clinicals. Did you get experience in starting IVs, wound care, ekg reading? For instance: Acme Medical...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  16. Unit Manager Offered Me a Job Before Graduation.  How to proceed?
    ITA with ScottE,RN. As someone who just job hunted, in today's culture the last thing an employer wants to see is your face unless they have requested an interview. Also consider that even though...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. What's the weirdest cardiac rhythm you've seen in the PACU?
    Accelerated junctional rhythm. Not too exciting
    May 12, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  18. What to do if you disagree with the care of another nurse's pt?
    Depends on the nurse and how much experience they have as to how s/he would react in this situation. I have some critical care experience so the situation you described would not have alarmed me and...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation) for PACU- necessary, helpful, waste of time?
    I work PACU and all you need is ACLS and PALS. I don't think having NRP will make you any more desirable. The only other certification that I can think of that may make you desirable is a CPAN and...
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  20. ICU RN in need of less physically demanding unit, PACU?
    Maybe it depends on where you are but I work in a busy 20 bed PACU and I do a lot of pulling up, turning, and pushing beds. We routinely have patients that weight upwards of 300 pounds. Just...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  21. Volunteering at a hospital worth it?
    I think it really depends on the hospital. At my hospital we have a very organized volunteer program. The volunteers have no patient contact (HIPAA, as someone else pointed out), they mostly man...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. ER vs. ICU
    I think you should pick the one you are most personally interested in. The truth is that a lot of hospitals do not hire new grad directly into either of these specialty areas. At my hospital the ER...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. New Nurse...No experience=No job...???
    I don't know about LTC facilities but I do know that for many hospitals the hiring of nurses is done mostly through HR so showing up to talk to the clinical manager or charge nurse of a department...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. Need ideas for my presentation about women and their health
    I totally agree with not overdoing the stats. I've given many presentations (some of them on the topics you mentioned) and stats can really make some people turn off. My advice would be to give some...
    Oct 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. City College Of Sf
    Hi Jackie- I just got accepted to CCSF for Spring 2008 too! I'm super excited. I'm curious about PDA's and the hospitals as well. Do you know what they mean by "nursing regulation shoes"? ...
    Nov 26, '07
    Forum: California Nursing


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