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  1. Army Nursing
    Definately agree with this. Remember, the Army will get their pound of flesh out of you in exchange for that tuition reimbursement and the other benefits. If you and your family can accept that and...
    Sep 22, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. umdnj interveiw?
    I have applied to this school for the Fall 2011 class. What about it makes it so awful? Any info you have will be appreciated. Thanks!
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  3. Becoming RN solely to become CRNA
    Hmmmm. What is wrong with getting two years of a solid critical care background? It will only help you down the road. Not to mention, it will give you the exposure to many different facets of...
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  4. 1460 on GRE and not accepted?
    Could also be he only has 1 1/2 years as in ICU nurse. The applicants he was competing against may have had more than that on average. While most programs say 1 year is the minimum required, I'm sure...
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  5. What do I do to become a flight nurse
    Here is a general outline that may help you prepare: 1. Complete nursing school (if you haven't already). 2. Find work in a good ICU. Spend at least three years there learning and working with...
    Jan 4, '10
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  6. CRNA to flight nurse
    Have to agree with elkpark on this.
    Dec 27, '09
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  7. How much do you make as a flight nurse?
    I took around an $8.00 per hour pay cut from my previous ICU job to become a flight nurse. Not so great. Since my wife is also a nurse, I can handle the pay cut. The upside for me is only having to...
    Dec 26, '09
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  8. CRNA to flight nurse
    Consider the educational preparation. As a CRNA, your expertise will be the administration of anesthesia and management of the peri-operative and immediate post-operative patient. This does not...
    Dec 26, '09
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  9. Need advice on career path to flight nursing
    Excellent response! I couldn't put it better myself. ED + Critical Care experience makes for a well rounded flight nurse.
    Dec 26, '09
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  10. Swearing in......having 2nd thoughts
    SBT85: Hello there. I am one of those nurses who has been on the front lines with a forward surgical element. Yes, it can be scary. Yes, there is always the chance you could get hurt. And yes,...
    Dec 1, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Ribbon/s for ASU
    Speak to your unit S-1 if you have an questions. He/she should be able to access your permanent records through HRC to check what awards you have. However, in your case, if you have not deployed,...
    Dec 1, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. New Grad Nurse Joining Army-Helpful Tips Please!!
    Getting Hawaii or Germany out the door as a new officer is difficult, but not impossible. I would suggest a large medical center like San Antonio (BAMC), Ft. Lewis, WA (MAMC), or Walter Reed Army...
    Nov 16, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. anyone here a nurse for the US Marshals?
    Wow, I have never heard of a "Nurse Marshal". You'll have to keep me updated on that. It would be an interesting job for sure.
    Nov 16, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Army Reserve Nurse Corps Officer Requirements
    Can you cite your source on this? I took my commission when I had my ADN, and there were no issues or shortages in available slots. When you look at a unit manning roster for a nurse slot (66H), it...
    Nov 16, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. A-fib + metropolol + diltiazem gtt + soft bp
    You might be missing the bigger picture here. Consider the variables that affect your BP: 1. Preload (volume present in the ventricles prior to systole - think of it as the amount of...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. Does anyone know anything about Army Nurse Corps?
    Yes, there were times I was in danger in Afghanistan. We went through rocket attacks and when I left the base on missions, I never knew if I was going to hit an IED or not. You learn to deal with it....
    Oct 24, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Heading for Bagram...anybody with experience to give advice?
    You can expect to work 4-5 12 hour shifts per week plus one on call day.
    Oct 24, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. Does anyone know anything about Army Nurse Corps?
    I have been in the Army Reserve for the last 14 years. During that time I have been an LPN and RN. I will list the pros and cons I have encountered along the way: PROS: 1. No other nursing...
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Germany Army Nurse
    I spent a year at Lanstuhl Regional Medical Center ICU. It is a decent sized hospital with plenty of business from Iraq and Afghanistan. If you are looking at continuing to enhance your clinical...
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  20. Am I ready?
    You are definitely ready to move on. If you stick around on a unit in which you are losing interest in, you may burn out or start dreading your shifts. No one wants to be unhappy at work. It takes...
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Nursing Student braving the CCU
    Don't forget some of the other important axioms of the ICU: 1. All bleeding eventually stops. 2. If the patient wasn't at risk for sudden death, they would not be in the ICU. 3. Your patient in...
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. Heading for Bagram...anybody with experience to give advice?
    The hospital will provide ABU colored scrubs. You just need to supply your shoes. Sneakers or clogs will do. There are also locker rooms for you to change in, but there are not enough lockers for all...
    Oct 18, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Questions about PA pressures
    The PAWP is just one number in your patient's hemodynamic profile. When looking at your patient's situation, consider all the parts of the puzzle, not just one piece. By this, I mean how does the...
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. Resources for new CVICU nurses...
    To help you out with your quest for knowledge: 1. Slow down. You will not be able to know everything in your first year. One mistake many new ICU nurses make is getting the idea that they can ...
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. Another Loan Repayment Question
    No problem. Happy to be able to help. I know how confusing the loan repayment process can be.
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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