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  1. Placement hours- what is better?
    Do the 12's! 6 hour shifts are unrealistic. When you graduate and get a job, it will probably have 12 hour shifts. You might as well start getting used to it now.
    2:33 am
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Extern ability HELP! First extern  and first position and need info!
    In my state, student nurses are only allowed to function as student nurses while participating in a BON approved nursing program. I cannot function as a nurse at any other time. In my job as a ER...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Is this normal??
    Our classes this semester are 8-11 W and F. Clinicals can be ANY other time including full day (or night clinicals) at the hospital and random labs or simulations. I was lucky last semester. I only...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. PLEASE I HAVE A QUESTION about nursing scheduales...
    As a brand new nurse, you'll probably have to work full-time at first. After you have experience, then you will probably be able to get a part-time or prn job. Be prepared to work a non-NICU job for...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. What are the REAL limitations between an RN AND a LPN?
    There are a good number of LPNs in my BSN program. Most of them are doing it for a greater choice in career options, better pay & benefits, and to further their education as they had always planned....
    Aug 8
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Specialized nursing?
    In ER, you get experience with the entire lifespan and with some critical care. There are ERs all over the planet, you'll probably need to speak the local language if you want to work in an ER...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. What Watch to choose?
    Get whatever you like. It doesn't have to be fancy, but it can be. I lean towards the fancier side.
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. What backpack do you use?
    I have a big Michael Kors shoulder bag. We have all ebooks so I just really need my laptop.
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Tech Jobs?
    I'm an ER Tech. I had just started nursing school, so I learned everything on the job. Orientation was 6 shifts, but help was always available when needed after I was alone.
    Aug 4
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  10. How should i round this based on the given rounding rules?
    You are so right. I didn't even think about syringe pumps and the like. Thanks!
    Aug 4
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. How should i round this based on the given rounding rules?
    I've never seen a pump that will let you set it more precise than a whole number. That's why you would round to a whole number. You aren't just arbitrarily rounding numbers. It is all based on the...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. CNA/PCT - What's the difference?
    A PCT = CNA at my hospital. There is also a PCT course at the local technical college. They get their CNA, EKG, and Phlebotomy certs.
    Aug 3
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  13. Yup, I failed...2nd year, first semester! Need advice
    Congrats! I loved reading the update..
    Aug 2
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Is my school the only one?
    My nursing classes are Sem. 1 - Patho, Pharm, Health Assessment Sem. 2 - Nursing 1, Nursing 2 Sem. 3 - Nursing 3, Nursing 4 Sem. 4 - Nursing 5, Nursing 6 Sem. 5 - Transition to Practice (NCLEX...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    Hehe... I stopped coming during the semester and I've just started coming back. To keep the thread on track.. New grads in my ER start around $22 with $5 night and $5 weekend diffs.
    Jul 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Can someone describe a day in the life of an ER/ED PCT?
    Hi! I've been an ER Tech for 1 1/2 years. When I get to work, the first thing I do is clock in. Then, I will get some coffee and look for my assignment. I greet the nurses I'm working with,...
    Jul 27
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    Congrats Steph!
    Jul 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Do the CNAs or RNs do personal care
    In my ER, everyone pitches in to wipe butts.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Stethoscope  for a PCT?
    On the very rare occasion that I need a stethoscope as an ER Tech, I've borrowed one from a nurse.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  20. Denial of financial aid for previous associates degree
    A school can only give you FA (financial aid) for up to 150% of the hours for the program and they count any and all course work completed whether FA paid for it or not. For example the LPN program...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. ER Workflow
    In our ER, the nurses are 1:4 and 1:3 during peak. There is usually about 1 tech for every 2 nurses, sometimes there are more. There is always a float nurse to help the nurses with tasks. There is a...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. ED Tech while License Pending???
    I'm an ER Tech and most of us are offered jobs before we graduate. When we do graduate, we are allowed to work as a tech up until we receive our temporary license. At that point, our pay rate changes...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Got a PCA job in the ER
    I love working in the ER. The most important thing I think you have to master is being aware of what's going on around you. You have to be ready to decide where you are needed the most and roll with...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  24. What is a "passing grade" for your nursing program?
    80% is passing. They round to the nearest percent so 79.5% is passing.
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Future of nurse practitioners
    I really don't agree with you. NPs can do everything a PA can do, and on top of that, in many states they are completely independent and don't need to pay a physician to be available to consult at...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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