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  1. Why?
    Try a BSN program at a private college. A lot of those schools don't have waiting lists but they are expensive and you may not get enough financial aid to cover it all especially if you have a...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Yesterday
    Esme CURRENTLY the modern era ... Christians are not killing others . That would be Islam that is killing non-believers (infidels ) Would that not be considered 'forcing beliefs down...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  3. Yesterday
    Well said Larry3373:) I am amazed at those here who say they are Christian but will gladly watch someone head off to Hell just to be 'tolerant of others beliefs'. If they bring up the subject we...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  4. Why does USA allow 2 year degree for RN's
    Wow. I thought the OP was just joking to stir a hornets nest but just went on to prove his ignorance I would have MUCH rather have gone to a 2 year ADN program because the attention to clinical...
    Oct 11
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. whats so good about working in a hospital?
    I would rather work in a hospital where my patient load is 10 compared to LTC where the patient load is horrific - 20 or more according to what I've read on AN Also, I like the full benefit plan...
    Oct 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Out of school 2 years.. now what?
    It took me 2 years post grad and NCLEX to find a job in psych. It is not as skill intensive as med surg or ER. Mostly PO medications and some IM and subQ injections. That is if it's a...
    Oct 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Evening shift - yea or nay? psych..nights are best. They are all asleep for the most part :) Admission paperwork is not as intense as during day or evening shift. And not that many meds. If you want a...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. how to prepare for working night shift hours
    Sadly those aren't working for me yet and it's been about 4 months. I usually only get 5 hrs of sleep broken up cause I can't sleep through.
    Sep 28
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Evening shift - yea or nay?
    In psych, I believe the best shift is nights. Most of the patients are sleeping and don't have medical issues that need constant monitoring. On my floor most of the time you are monitoring the...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Resurrection University Fall 2014
    I only skimmed the books from time to time. Eventually, I stopped buying them. I studied mainly from the ATI pdfs , professor slides, and You Tube videos. I don't learn best by reading either. I...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  11. Resurrection University Fall 2014
    When I was at Res the nurse packs came with a stethoscope but it was a very cheap one. Ear pieces came off within a couple of weeks. I bought my own prior at a uniform store. We didn't use many of...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  12. Goodbye, fellow nurses
    I have worked in accounting for 15 years in which I have a Bachelors degree. I've only been working for 4 months as a nurse and I'm glad that I have a backup plan to go back to Accounts Payable...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Resurrection University Fall 2014
    No, you don't get to pick your hours. Daytime classes start at 8 am I believe and most clinicals are on weekdays. Evening weekend program started at 5 pm mainly, except the 'seminar' class...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  14. Resurrection University Fall 2014
    You really don't get to pick your courses. Everyone takes the same courses in order starting with Assessment and Patho. I think days takes Foundations Syllabus won't get posted until sometime...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  15. Post-interview thank you notes - do you or don't you?
    I sent a thank you letter to both of the managers I interviewed with and it resulted in a job offer. In my 2 year quest to land a job after graduating I was determined to "go by the book " in...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  16. Understanding accents as a new nurse
    Thank you everyone for the advice. I will just have to irritate some people to get what I need. :) And yes, my hearing is fine. Just the accent barrier is the issue.
    Jul 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Understanding accents as a new nurse
    I am a new nurse and need some advice for an awkward situation. I work on a unit with a high population of predominantly Asian nurses and aides. Most of them are very nice and helpful to me as a...
    Jul 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Reality shows!! What's your favorite show?
    The Goldbergs Chicago Fire Chicago PD
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. Dealing with well-meaning but stupid questions?
    OP...are you a male? Just curious because I would think this question would be directed more to a man just because of the stereotype of nursing mainly being a female profession. I wouldn't think...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. New grads psych nursing
    After 2 years of job searching after graduation, it was inpatient psych that called me and was willing to hire me. Not med/surg. They all wanted experience Sometimes you don't get to choose...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Graduating and depressed
    Shadowing to test the waters of a new possible job sounds like a good idea, however new grads are lucky to get any job now days. It took me 2 years to land a job and I was not being choosy. You...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. ABC TV:NY Med shows ER nurse fired due to social media post
    Wasn't this just shown on the new TV series NY Med just a few weeks ago ?
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. I'm never going to get a job.....
    It took me nearly 2 years from graduation to find a nursing job. I was hired on a psych floor in a hospital. I was about to give up so I know how you feel. Just keep applying and tailor your...
    Jun 30
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. how much hire level math is required for nursing?
    @dt70....tell that to Loriangel who corrected the spelling of someone above, but proceeded to misspell a word herself. Nobody should be correcting the spelling of others. It's rude. Unless you...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    Wow this the norm to only stay 1 or 2 years at one place? Just got my first nursing job in a hospital and have no plans to leave--at least for 5 years. This is a 2nd career for me and I...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion