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  1. Texas Tech RN-BSN
    Bumping this old thread! I'd love to hear any experience with this!
    Jan 20
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  2. Parkland Feb 2014 residencies/internships
    I don't see how you could successfully complete the residency. I just graduated from residency in November & during the 18 weeks you work 36-40 hrs a week. Then you are on your unit for 36 hrs/week...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. Being the mom and the nurse you want to be.....
    That was always my concern. Especially if you work 2 or 3 shifts in a row. I don't know that I'd be in a functional state. I'm interested to hear how these nurses do it! I understand when the kids go...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Being the mom and the nurse you want to be.....
    I think it's possible to find the balance, but not necessarily easy. I've just started my career as an RN with a 7 year old & almost 2 year old. It is hard working 3 12 hour shifts each week, because...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Humor me
    If I'm understanding it correctly, diverticulosis is the presence of 'pockets' while diverticulitis is inflammation of the 'pockets.' So if you said -otis once would maybe expect pt to present with...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. What's the best book bag for Nursing School?
    Backpack on wheels. Just makes it easier
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Acne from being at the hospital???
    Same here. It was so bad for a few years that now I have scars, though my acne has improved dramatically. I think you should definitely go to a Dr. Can't hurt !
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. How do YOU use Sheehy's Manual?
    No not an ENA program. I'm in my hospital's critical care residency. Ok, I'll just plan to refer to it in that way. Thanks!
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. How do YOU use Sheehy's Manual?
    I see this book recommended often & I've had it for months now. I'm just not sure how to use it best. I tried reading it like a book but that didn't really work for me. I'm halfway through residency...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. How do you eat healthy and stay fit on 12s?
    I try not to ever buy food. It's expensive to do that! I make big batches of hummus & freeze it in small portions, eat lots of salads, basically just stick with whole foods (not processed, or barely...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. starting residency in 3 weeks, should I postpone BSN classes?
    How cool! I'm so nervous & excited! Maybe I'll see you around :-)
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. starting residency in 3 weeks, should I postpone BSN classes?
    Thanks for sharing! I have a few weeks of residency before the enrollment deadline for fall, so maybe I'll see how it feels. :-) Parkland hospital in Dallas. I want to be able to focus on my...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. starting residency in 3 weeks, should I postpone BSN classes?
    I started an online RN to BSN program while I was waiting to begin work. I had planned to go ahead & take 6 hours this fall, but I'm wondering if it would be better to postpone school. My residency...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. New Grad starting ER residency, postpone classes??
    I've take Intro to Prof Nursing already. I'm starting my 4 month residency in a busy ER on July 15. Should I still take 6 hours this fall? I don't want to start paying my student loans yet, but I...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing Degrees
  15. Kids, Nursing School, Household, Work???
    Crock pot, meal plan, & prioritize. Food is important, but dusting isn't in my opinion. I lowered my standards a lot. You can do it! Just don't procrastinate! That's what will get you in trouble!
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Unit Manager Offered Me a Job Before Graduation.  How to proceed?
    I'd take resume, license, CPR card, etc up there & talk face to face. It could be that even though they'be verbally offered you a job they have to go through HR type of stuff. Talk about stressful...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Laptop or paper/pen notes in class?
    I ended up really liking a Live scribe pulse pen. You have to buy their notebooks, but they have special paper in them, so the pen is recording the lecture while you take notes & the pen syncs your...
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Length of orientation or preceptorship for new RN grad
    So scary! As stated above, protect yourself & your license. That doesn't sound safe for patients or you.
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. What do you wear under scrubs?
    I wore tank tops or short sleeve t-shirts under scrub tops. I'm more hot natured as well. Check to make sure you don't have a specific dress code to follow. :-)
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Will ER nurses help me answer a few questions, please??
    The hospital that hired me (new grad ER) also offers a trauma/CCU residency & they did require BSN. So at least 1 hospital does require that. TNCC you would probably be expected to earn while you...
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Supplies a new grad ER Nurse should carry
    http://www.mdpocket.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=381
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Supplies a new grad ER Nurse should carry
    I'll be a new grad in the ER next month! I'm thinking all those listed above will be what we need. I did get a clipboard that folds in half & fits in a scrub pocket that I plan to carry. It has some...
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. pregnancy advice
    My advice is to pick your top 2 priorities & focus on those. If you can handle more, that's just bonus. In other words, baby & school need to be important, working not so much. You have childcare, so...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Parkland NICU or L&D resident summer 2013 applicants
    Hey just friend requested you!
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  25. New Grad w/an offer but now an interview for dream(?) job!
    Thank you! Good luck to you!
    May 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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