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  1. Failed NCLEX twice already feeling so devastated and discouraged.. :'(
    Hi! Have you tried going through the Kaplan review book for ESL (English as a Second Language) NCLEX test takers? I think it does a pretty good job of explaining why certain answers are correct in...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing
  2. Hawaii Salaries
    UCLA pay is not representative of California as a whole. Pay rate drops the further away from San Francisco that you go. Starting pay is actually lower in San Diego. I started as a new grad in San...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing
  3. question on tube feeding and flushes
    I've seen nurses use the plunger to administer the meds... they always tell me they feel like they have more control over the medication and can stop it if they want to.. ..I've always done it by...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Hiding meds in food:  illegal?
    Has the head nurse discussed this with the doctor at all? IMHO if a patient is refusing to take any critical medication, it's the nurse's responsibility to inform the doctor to see if the doctor can...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Not allowed to SIT during 12 hour shift and MORE
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    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. what can I use my BSN outside of nursing?
    One of the two diabetes educators at our hospital is a BSN... that seems to be a bit different from doing floor nursing. Have you considered working outpatient? Med surg is tough, and it can easily...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Med/Surg certification question
    How are you studying for this? Any sites/books you can recommend with advice?
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. Does bullying really go on in Nursing?
    Size/gerth won't scare them away. We had a male nurse who was bullied by the older female nurses and nurse managers at work because he didn't fit their perspective of what a good (male) floor nurse...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Ive just about had it.  Rant, and I never rant.
    Someone needs to explain this "nursing informatics" stuff to me because the more I'm exposed to it in the workplace, the more silly it seems... I heard, as far as IT at my hospital goes, a lot of the...
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. differences between for-profit and not-for-profit
    Out of curiousity, in the "not-for" case, are hospital administrators (like CEO's) allowed to reinvest it into their own raises/bonuses?
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Physical Abuse against Staff
    We get that quite a bit (physical attacks on RN's, LVN's, CNA's) on my floor, and we're med-surg. We get a lot of ETOH, dementia, etc... and on top of that, a handful of wealthy customers used to get...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. I hate being a tech. will I hate being a nurse too?
    Unfortunately, there are RN's who are like that... it makes it rough when I have to share partners (CNA's, LVN's) with them because they always seem to run my CNA's to the ground, and I end up...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Pay Differences Across California
    Many staff RN's don't work 40hr work weeks... I work 3 12hr shifts/week, so at $37/hr, that's more like $63k/yr... wish I were making that much more.. i'd put it all into my massive student loan...
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. Los Angeles Air Force Base - Hospital & MSN Programs
    UCLA is your best bet. Congratulations! Despite the traffic, it's a great area (once you get used to how crowded it is).
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. New grad looking for work in San Diego...
    New Grad hiring comes and goes in waves... I know that it was frustrating for me at first... and even more frustratingly so, most of the offers came AFTER I already accepted my current job (which I...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. Chabot ADN vs Samuel Merritt ABSN
    edit: never mind. I'd say go with the ADN or the cheaper program. You'll probably get more of your money's worth, with the added bonus of semi-competent administration.
    Jun 19, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  17. Salary negotiating for a Military Vet
    Not quite sure where you're going with that statement... but I read that article, too. I thought it was a lame attempt by Time magazine to promote its ideal presidential candidate. The...
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. San Diego new grads prospects and ratio
    I relocated from Northern California... no connections to the hospital systems here at all. It took me about two months before I started working... but I also hadn't taken the NCLEX yet. If you...
    Apr 16, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. Salary negotiating for a Military Vet
    I think they base your salary on experience as an R.N... not on anything else previous (but I might be wrong... I'm a new grad myself, but I used to be a CNA... there's a girl who used to be an...
    Apr 16, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Chabot ADN vs Samuel Merritt ABSN
    If you play your cards right, you can build up your skills pretty decently with Samuel Merritt... you just have to choose the right clinical instructor. All of the clinical instructors are good, but...
    Apr 13, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  21. Dorm rooms at the Samuel Merritt
    Word is that the dorm will only be available one or two more semesters because Summit is going to use that area as an extension of the hospital that's already there... ...BUT depending on your...
    Apr 6, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  22. Sac City or Modesto JC
    My cousin went through the Sutter campus. I heard chances of getting into that program were slim-to-none unless you or one of your close relatives (i.e. your mom) already work/works for the Sutter...
    Mar 12, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  23. SHARP new Grad RN program
    I applied for one earlier this year... Unless you know someone already in the system who can hook you up with a contact, it seems like it's hit or miss with the recruiters as far as new grads go...
    Mar 7, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  24. pay rates in California (pre-and post tax)
    Is that for an MSN? What I was told was: 29.09/hr ADN 30.55/hr BSN Regardless... it's good pay, and I'm satisfied with it. =)
    Feb 17, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. Samuel Merritt the ELMSN program interview?
    Hello! Congratulations on moving on into the interview process! Last I heard/saw, it was done as an interview (but you never know if they're going to change it), and it's best done as a...
    Feb 17, '08
    Forum: California Nursing


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