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  1. BNE background checks
    Well poo! I didn't read your post until AFTER I posted my response.... Oh well, maybe someone else needs the info....
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  2. BNE background checks
    As one of the other posters stated. The BNE doesn't just do a background check, they run an FBI background check and fingerprint card. If you've been fingerprinted for ANYTHING, the FBI will have a...
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. Question about Grayson County College
    I graduated GCC in 07. Every year the cut off gets higher and higher. I believe the year I was accepted it was in the 18-20 point range. As the program gets more competitive, the points will be...
    Oct 9, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  4. Researching to decide if Nursing s for me
    My advice to you is to figure out what makes your heart come alive and persue that. Otherwise, you'll never be happy. And as a 42 year old that went to Nursing School at 39... we're not getting any...
    Sep 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Surround area schools and Grayson Community College...
    As a former employee of GCC and recent Nursing School grad, I would say that 450 applicants is about right. I think it's great that they decided to add a spring class to the Nursing Program. I...
    Sep 29, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  6. PDA help
    I love my Palm Tungsten E2... but then again, it's 2 years old AND I got it for 1/2 cost because the seal had been broken on the box.
    Sep 27, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  7. Poll:  esophagectomy patients
    I wanted to chime in on this thread as both a CCU nurse as well as the wife of a survivor of esophageal cancer/esophagectomy. My husband was diagnosed very early and had his esophagectomy within...
    Sep 23, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. Pay higher if you don't take benefits?
    At my facility the PRN nurses make close to 20 an hour more than the full time scheduled nurses, most of them work in excess of 40 a week, and you can be a full time and forgo benefits and you get a...
    Sep 13, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  9. Why am I not getting time and a half for overtime??
    I get paid overtime every single pay check and so far no kisses for me!
    Sep 9, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. Why am I not getting time and a half for overtime??
    Fact of the matter is that FLSA sets the rules, not a particular facility. They may not be paying overtime, but unless they can proove the employee passes ALL 4 tests, the employee is entitled to...
    Sep 9, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  11. After cardiac cath
    At our facility our unit only gets pts if they still have the sheath and lines... otherwise they go to the floor. When they come to us it's HOB flat, leg straight, reverse trendelenberg once they...
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Why am I not getting time and a half for overtime??
    I just finished reading the FLSA just to make sure that I knew what I was talking about before putting my two cents in. IF you are exempt, it is because you are in the "Learned Professional"...
    Sep 7, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  13. Surround area schools and Grayson Community College...
    Can't tell you what their acceptance rate is, but when I entered the program in 05 we started with 121 and there were at least 30 on the waiting list to get in. They go by a point system, it's...
    Aug 28, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  14. AnyOne Applying to Grayson??
    We graduated together!
    Aug 28, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  15. Grayson or PJC? (TX)
    You can count on taking 3-3 1/2 years (or more) to complete your 2 year ADN. Like the previous poster said, there are pre-req's, but also co-req's. Classes that you should be able to complete while...
    Aug 28, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  16. Hospitals in the Sherman/Denison area
    I meant to say that there isn't a whole lot they do in Dallas that we can't do here!
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. Hospitals in the Sherman/Denison area
    I work at TMC and I don't know a lot about WNJ but I certainly wouldn't call them rural hospitals! TMC is a fairly advanced hospital and we don't do a whole lot that they can't do in Dallas. We...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  18. Grayson County College
    Hi... GCC 07 here, OMG! I can't believe it's been over a year since I graduated!!! I really AM the nurse! Ok.. on to your question... As far as study partners goes... wait a few weeks into...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  19. Dept of Health/Human paying RN loans
    Like I said in my previous post, almost any nursing job qualifies. The exceptions I can think of off hand are dialysis clinics, lawyers offices, insurance companies, schools etc... ANY acute...
    May 5, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. Dept of Health/Human paying RN loans
    It's a sweet program. I got the scholarship/stipend award when I was in nursing school. I received $1680.00 I believe in a one lump payment to use towards books, lab supplies, tests etc, really...
    Apr 28, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Where can I take a Med Terminology class online??
    Actually if you take the class at Grayson, the instructor will send your tests to your local colleges testing center and you can take your tests there. Some of the instructors mail them and some fax...
    Apr 26, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. How much is your pay?
    I make $ 1605.00 for a 64 hour "week" no OT. Plus I get a weeks vacation every other week! Ok, Ok, I work 7 on 7 off, but vacation sounds better!
    Apr 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Anyone taken HESI test for ADN? I got question
    When I took the HESI the computer had a built in calculator but I found that it often gave me the wrong answer. I'm sure that some of that was operator error! Make sure you do each calculation...
    Mar 29, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  24. Please help with Elective courses
    I agree with the above post. Make them classes that you enjoy and ones that will broaden your horizons. Electives are designed to give you a well rounded education. When I was in school (ADN)...
    Mar 29, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  25. HELP with Texas BON
    yeppers!
    Mar 19, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing


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