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  1. Going PRN?
    Trying to decide if I want to switch from my full time status to PRN between two different units. One of the units always stays busy, but the other has low census days and I know I would be the...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Ever feel unsafe in your job?
    I have only worked at one facility so I don't know if it is the size of our hospital or if this is just how it is everywhere. I have worked on two different units and on both units I have hit a...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Anyone ever feel bored?
    does anyone ever feel bored in working in the OR? Sometimes I feel like once the case is set up and rolling I am just on the sidelines doing my charting. Am I the only one??
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. cloth scrub hats in the OR
    We can wear the cloth hats if we wear the disposable ones over them. We are told the same thing that there is no way of knowing how often they are being laundered.
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Cardiac surgery books
    Can anyone recommend books on cardiac surgery? Looking for something that gives specifics about the procedures, going on by-pass and cannulation. As a circulator I feel I could better anticipate if...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Choosing a service
    canesdukegirl: Yes I am new to the OR, I guess that is what is making the decision so difficult. You are right, I do want to have the opportunity to learn more about all of the services and be able...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Choosing a service
    How did you decide which service you wanted to work on? There are so many that I am interested in and I don't know how to decide. On some services I feel I relate better with the nurses and techs,...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. has anyone left the OR for the floor? or after 1 year?
    I am new to the OR after working the floor and I can't imagine going back. Maybe you could try accepting a PRN position on one of the other units if you really think you would like to consider a...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. New Grad Positions in Louisiana
    If you are able to I would highly recommend finding a job as a tech asap. These are the first people units look at when hiring. Make sure to start applying early, I would start getting in touch...
    Oct 8, '10
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  10. Feeling worn out all the time
    Don't know if it is due to stress and fast pace on my unit or what, but I find on my days off I feel exhausted. People always say how lucky I am to work only 3 days a week, but I don't get much done...
    Aug 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Will I lose nursing skills working as a wound nurse
    I am considering a position I have been offered in wound care nursing. I am nervous that I will lose valuable nursing skills such as physical assessment, interpretation of lab values etc. working in...
    Aug 21, '10
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  12. New grad jobs NOLA/Northshore
    Most hospitals in the area start new grads at 22.50-23.50 an hour. I think University is under a hiring freeze again, but not sure. Did you just graduate? If so just make sure you have...
    Jun 21, '10
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  13. Tulane University Hospital
    Any nurses out there working for Tulane? Just interested in what people think of the hospital.
    Jun 13, '10
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  14. Advice on reading EKGs
    I need help. I have taken an EKG course and understand the rhythms when they explain them, but then the info. seems to get lost. I seem to have some mental block when it comes to reading these and...
    Nov 23, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  15. Normal to feel so exhausted as a new nurse??
    I am out of orientation now and working 12 hour shifts. Does anyone else just feel physically and mentally exhausted after their shifts? Does this get better? I am wiped out on my days off and have...
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. question for charity NAC II students
    There were a lot of people who had to take the review in our class. The problem is, you don't have time to go back and review for this because you are wrapping up the semester. Are you in NACII...
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  17. question for charity NAC II students
    No you are not kicked out. It is the Hesi exit exam and if you don't pass it means you have to sit through an NCLEX review class for a few days. This review class is free and takes place on...
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  18. Help! Stuck between a rock and a hard place!
    I have heard mixed things from people working at Tulane, some people love it others hate it. I think it just depends on the unit. I would ask the recruiter if you could spend a day on the unit doing...
    Aug 26, '09
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  19. CSN NAC II
    I agree with crescentcitygirl, I wish I had taken the ACLS and or the EKG course. These classes would have been extremely helpful! And yes the instructors do have a need to either frustrate the...
    Aug 3, '09
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  20. Who's hiring new grads in New Orleans area?
    Wish I could give better news, but many of us that recently graduated are having problems finding a job. I guess between the economic changes and the hospitals that never reopened in the area there...
    May 29, '09
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  21. Charity School of Nursing....wondering what to expect (3rd semester)
    I found the third semester to be the easiest of the 4, maybe it was because of the variety. Don't worry about buying any of the extra books they recommend you will not need them. Most people in my...
    May 28, '09
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  22. Dosage Calculations
    I used a book from Barnes and Noble called Math for Nurses a Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation. It really simplified things.
    May 21, '09
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  23. Getting on to a transplant team
    What is the best way to for a new nurse to work toward being part of the OR transplant team? We have a few hospitals in the area that do transplants and I would really like to be in the OR. Should...
    May 16, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. New grad RN positions in NOLA?
    Many of us in the area are having problems finding jobs as new grads. I can tell you Children's & East Jefferson do not have positions. Good luck!
    May 11, '09
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  25. Anyone hoping to get into Charity School of Nursing for Spring 2010!!
    Make sure to double check that they did receive it, they will not send you confirmation and they are famous for losing applications. Make copies of everything you have to turn in because chances are...
    May 3, '09
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing

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