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  1. RN-BSN Program that doesn't require so many prerequisites
    I have an associates degree in nursing and I was looking for a program that doesn't require so many prerequisites to obtain a BSN. I have looked at another program and was told I needed a total of...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  2. Pen light that will last
    Every pen light I have tried eventually stops working. The ones that I have bought are from prestige medical, but all they seem to do is run the battery down and eventually stop working. Is there a...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. Finding friendships outside of work
    I don't really have any hobbies. I have gotten so used to studying and going to class that I didn't think of anything else. When I graduated nursing school all I cared about was finding a job. In my...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Finding friendships outside of work
    Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll keep looking into finding a group that interests me or finding a hoppy. I have looked at meetup.com but there aren't many groups where I live or at least some...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Finding friendships outside of work
    . It already seems a little awkward at work when he is there. I like him a little. When we were at the movies I didn't really feel much of anything, no "butterflies"in the stomach,...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Finding friendships outside of work
    When I was in nursing school I was friends with group of people and it helped a lot with surviving nursing school. I never hung out with them outside of school or clinicals though. I have always been...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Dealing with calls from work
    I don't keep my phone on me 24/7 because I'm not expecting any calls. If you call someone twice and they don't answer and you are forced to leave a message, I would think it would be smart to move on...
    May 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Dealing with calls from work
    I'll probably just start turning my phone off, it makes it hard to ignore the calls when they call 3 or 4 times in the same day.
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Dealing with calls from work
    I'm a new nurse and I like my job, but I really enjoy my days off too. I work 3 days in a row and most of the time have four days off. On a occasion I'll have 3 days off. I work on a unit where it's...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Night shift and adjusting on your days off
    Does anyone else that works on night shift have trouble adjusting to sleeping at night on your days off? I usually work three nights in a row and after my last shift I will usually sleep until 3 pm...
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. V tach leading to an MI
    What I don't understand is there are lots of cases where people have survived an MI. This pt was on plavix, but had to stop taking it a few weeks before the scheduled surgery and was to continue the...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. V tach leading to an MI
    This pt had a history of one MI and three stents. He was in the hospital for a non-cardiac issue. He had surgery that day and he was doing okay when I received report and and was doing well when I...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. V tach leading to an MI
    Can a patient who has short runs of v tach be at risk for an MI and could it be a warning sign of an impending of an MI?
    Feb 6
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  14. Nursing Needs To Get Back In The Hospitals
    In my opinion, hands on experience goes a long way. You can only learn so much from textbooks and your instructor lecturing you on a certain subject. I graduated from an ADN program where we did lots...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. First code as a new nurse
    I haven't taken ACLS yet. In school we did a sim lab where we did a mock code and I feel like I was supposed to know what to do, but I didn't react. The entire code looked like organized chaos....
    Feb 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. First code as a new nurse
    I've been a nurse less than a year and a few days ago I experienced my first code. Two or three weeks ago we had a pt where a code was called but it wasn't a true code, even then I was terrified and...
    Feb 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Sleepy Nightshift nurse
    During my orientation I was on day shift. Then I switched to nights, I actually feel like I sleep better during the day. I switch back to sleeping at night on my off days but I still feel like I...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. JP Drains and blood exposure
    I never would have thought the jp drains would do that. I thought the hemovacs would much more likely squirt blood at your face since it has a spring that you have to compress down after you open it....
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How did you feel when you got your first nursing paycheck?
    When I got my first nursing paycheck I stared at it for a few minutes. I have had other jobs in the past but I never made that much in a single paycheck. It was also my first professional job as an...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  20. JP Drains and blood exposure
    Thanks everyone for your advice. It makes more sense to turn the opening of the drain away from your face :facepalm: The jp drain has increments on it, but it's kind of hard to get an accurate...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. JP Drains and blood exposure
    The last time I was at work I went in to my patient's room to hang an antibiotic, the patients wife just mentions the jp drain is full. The techs usually empty drains and foleys for us, but I will...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. 5 Tips in How To Adapt to Night Shift
    I just switched to night shift last week. The first night I worked I had no trouble staying awake, but when I started driving home I suddenly felt really tired. Had to force myself to stay focused to...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  23. Pain Management
    What is your opinion on when to switch from IV pain meds to PO. I've noticed a lot of nurses like to use IV pain meds on the day of surgery, but like to switch to PO by the first post op day after...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  24. Pain Management
    I'm a new nurse with only 7 weeks of nursing experience. My current and very first nursing job is on an ortho floor. The nurses are very nice and helpful. One of the nurses told me that some of...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  25. IV push and wearing gloves
    At this point in my career I have a hard time straying from the way I was taught in nursing school. I believe they taught us that for a reason. A lot of times I have seen blood in the tubing even...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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