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  1. CHOA interview process..
    Yes! You are totally on the right track. It's very heavy on growth and development, and the disorders it does have are almost all pediatric specific! Good luck!!! Which campus did you interview at?!
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  2. CHOA interview process..
    I work at choa! Getting to that step is awesome. The wouldn't test you if they didn't like you. Just make sure u study!! It's not easy (obviously not impossible or crazy difficult, but it's very...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  3. 5 things you wish you knew as a new nurse
    I wish I would've realized that even after 3 years, some days I will feel like a terrible nurse, and others I will feel like a great nurse. As I say at work, 'some days you are the bug, some days you...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. CHOA Peds test.. what it's like!
    Dont be nervous! It's hard to tell somebody how to study for it, because it's basically pediatric NCLEX questions! Just know your pediatric specific disorders (not anything too crazy), and what is...
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  5. Dream job...no longer my dream job??
    Surprised to see this post because I remember when you posted that you got the job, you were so happy! (I've been away from the site a while... the new job and starting school has been a handful for...
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. CHOA Peds test.. what it's like!
    Yeyyyy!!!!!!! SO excited for you!!!!! I hope it's awesome!!! So far it's great, everybody is really nice. Hopefully my good vibes sent your way helped a little, at least. :)
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  7. Electronic Stethescope. Yay? or Nay?
    A friend of mine has one and loves it. She can hear things I can't with a regular one. She has hearing problems and can't use a regular steth. But, she did get it swiped by family members when she...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  8. get ER wait times on your phone ?
    Well, theres not really a secret to it other than we work our butts off! Our docs have a ton of pressure to keep their "greet times" down, so they put the pressure on us to get workups done and...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. get ER wait times on your phone ?
    Yeah, I work for an ER that does this! It's an average over the last 4 hours thats generated by the computer based on when our docs "sign up" for the patients on the system. A lot of people ask me if...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Things you've had to do to get care done...
    My grandmother had a stroke a few months ago, and even though she was mostly A&O, her language was so fowl for about a month afterwards during rehab! She had a foley in and did NOT like it, and would...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The Right Way to Collect a Urine Specimen from a Patients with an Indwelling Catheter
    I agree with the poster above. The fresher the better. I have even unhooked it and let it drain in a sterile cup before. However, I do disagree with your *gasp!* about learning from the patient....
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What position should I apply for??
    I dont know that exact hospital, but I would think about what makes you want to work in L&D. Is it the relationship you form with your patient? Go med surg The babies, and possibly kiddos? Go ER...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  13. CHOA Peds test.. what it's like!
    How did it go?!?! Met the educator for there today - super, super nice!
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  14. Your one stop for all the most popular pressing questions on allnurses!
    That thread has had almost 32,000 views!! That's a lot of views for those boobies! :) (I like when she says... "I couldn't pass the pencil test (even if there were a dozen pencils...)" HAHA....
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. When is a patient your patient?
    We have implemented this system for the last year or so and actually works pretty well, unless the doc gets in there at the same time you do to triage (they push our docs on their patient greet...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. INTERVIEW tomorrow!
    :) No problem! I hope it helps everybody out! I love hearing about people getting new jobs they are excited about!! :)
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. INTERVIEW tomorrow!
    I get several nice folders and put a copy of my resume, letters of recommendation, cover letter... just whatever I think they will want to see, depending on the position. I just interviewed for a...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Young man dies from heat stroke
    That stuff breaks my heart to see rolling into the ER. When I think, seriously, this patient could have possibly made it had they just called 911, and not loaded Grandma in the car to make the 45...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Discharge paperwork: what do your patients get?
    Just like the others, we give a print out of d/c instructions. I will give a copy of labs or whatnot if they request it, but honestly I dont think most people want them.
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Tricks for pushing D50 and Insulin through a line?
    Nah, not too much other than try to have a 20 ga at least! And use elbow grease! :) Oh, and push the D50 first. :) I'm actually curious to see if anybody has any good tricks for this. I've...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Wondering if I should get my BSN...
    My problem with nursing being a "fall back job" is... well.. have you seen the jobs lately? Theres not a lot in some areas, and its hard, mentally and physically. I imagine you are aware of this...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Patient fell, Forgot to reset alarm
    I really hate to hear that. I hope it all works out for you. Sometimes things like that are a blessing, even if it doesn't feel like it. You seem to be dealing with it well. I hope you continue to...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Wondering if I should get my BSN...
    Okay, I'm going to say what everybody else is thinking.... WHY would you continue your education in a field that you dont really want to do? And that is HARD WORK? And couldn't be any farther...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. When is a patient your patient?
    If you read some of my threads, that's is one of the exact reasons I am leaving my ER! Back to the OP, I would refuse to chart code sheets on a patient if I wasn't in the code. I feel like......
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. When is a patient your patient?
    I understand that in *theory* that is the case, but according to your bio, you have never done ER, and it is quite common to get a new pt in the ER and not know what it is until 20 or 30 minutes...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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