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  1. Just graduated w/BSN, back to school
    veterinary medicine is going to be VERY different than nursing. I was pre-vet and have my BS in Biology. I decided NOT to go to vet school because the cost-benefit ratio is not worth it. It is very...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Resigned... then hospital wants me back???
    I did something similar. I had been applying to a hospital close to me (they are going for magnet status) for 4 years and I finally got an interview for a PRN position. They wanted me 2 days a week,...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Epic Training - Pros and Cons
    Love Epic. So much faster and more user-friendly than what we had before. Hard to get changes made, but overall, it's great. I'm a super user in my organization.
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Can You get a ASN if you have a B.A. in another field
    I have a BS in Biology, I only needed A/P, which I took during my ADN program. With the previous BS, I only needed one extra class to do my RN-BSN program. One calender year to get my BSN. It was...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Ebola Nursing Survey Part 2: Call to Action for Ebola Protection
    I answered no to last two b/c we have a special protocol in place and volunteers that are being specially trained and special equipment. Any pt that would be, in any way, questionable, would never...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. SCRUBS (Mailorder)
    I have used Allheart, they badger you with emails and their shipping is the highest, but they are reliable. I have gotten scrubs and my Littmann, which I got free engraving on.
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. RN to BSN programs
    I do have a previous BS
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. how does your facility measure I&O
    Everything is doe through the computer. Q4h is expected. Problems we have are pts whose family brings them drinks and pt that can go to the bathroom by themselves and don't save urine. Our...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Depression is terminal??
    Very defensive. The OP sounds like they just wanted to point out that it may have not been the best analogy. A terminal cancer patient is not necessarily clinically depressed. And the choice to...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. RN to BSN programs
    I am in a state school RN-BSN program and it less than 10K The pre reqs I had were odd ones, like and ethics class, an extra writing class PE (ROFL)
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. RN to BSN programs
    the program I am in will let you take the pre reqs w/nursing. I have been in 2 different programs. 2 different sets of reqs. thank goodness I am almost done! you can do it
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Prerequisite Courses While Working
    you can do it. I went to school, worked and have a family with 2 boys. I am now working full time, school full time and still have the fam. It will have taken a calender year to do RN-BSN. Did a...
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Compensation for ACLS  or BSN
    No for BSN but $$ for tuition reimbursement No for ACLS but they pay for classes and time Other certs (M/S, ONC, OCN, etc) one time 1K and then 500 for re-ups. Some increase for climbing clinical...
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. any former teachers?
    I am a former teacher. I was a non-tenured teacher with a Masters and they chose not to renew my contract (there were 5 of us in my school that this happened to). NC has become notorious for...
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. 2 x 6 hour or 1 x 12 hour clinical shifts
    I would suggest the 12 hour if you are going to work in a hospital setting so you can get the full effect. We did six hours for group clinical and 12 hour capstone. I liked learning the process from...
    Oct 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. What is a day in the life of an Orthopedic Nurse?
    I love it. Pts, for the most part, are not sick, they usually don't stay in the hospital long (unless there are complications). My unit is joints, no spine, so I can't say about a mixed floor. ...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  17. Say no to artificial sweeteners
    My son is Type one and the sugar alcohols have the same effect on his blood sugars as reg sugar does. Very difficult to moderate the right foods with him.
    Sep 24
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  18. New grad, no job: RN-BSN assignment frustration
    I find my program the opposite: many pre-licencure classes where the assignments are reworded (barely). One class, i had the exact same Pearson questions from my ADN program.
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. New grad-need suggestions
    I drive 45+ minutes to work, first job was an hour. I would love to live closer to work, but housing market sucks right now. Consider the drive. I use the time to destress
    Sep 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. whats the main cause of stress that RN goes through at work?
    I can deal with most things, but I get very stressed out when I feel like I have lost control of my time management. It snowballs SO fast.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Hourly rounding. Are you kidding me?
    We just got the same message in our huddles. HAHAHAHAHA.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Continuing education requirements...
    We get plenty at work. We have 4 trauma conferences a year that we pay for, but we get paid to be there. I have enough hours for years.
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Graduating HS with all of my nursing prerequisites done
    I worked with someone like that She has been a nurse for 8 years and has her ANP before 30. Congrats!!
    Sep 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Shady Nursing School Abruptly Closes Its Doors
    our community college, the one I went to is in serious financial trouble. their student loan default rate was so high, they are not offering federal financial aid. I am having to take a class there....
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. What Docs Don't Understand About Nurses
    I work in a teaching hospital and we just went through "new resident July" They learn very quickly how to listen and use the nurse as an ally/teacher/mentor. The ones that don't listen to us or,...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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