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  1. LAC-USC County Hospital
    http://cao.lacounty.gov/pdf/alpha.pdf Registered Nurses starts at item nos. 5133
    May 15
    Forum: California Nursing
  2. Can you become a PACU nurse w/o experience
    Most PACU nurses have ICU background. But it depends on the hospital you're applying.
    Feb 17
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  3. CA ICU staffing guidelines
    In California, ICU RNs are 2:1 or 1:1. If you the other person you are working with have critical care background/training, regardless of where they working right now then it should be okay. Like...
    Nov 7, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Is it a rule that you MUST be miserable for your first year?
    Is it a rule? I certainly hope not. In my first year, I cried and was stressed out but it was because I wasn't where I wanted to be. The moment I moved to ICU, I felt my worth and my part in the...
    Nov 1, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Are there any nurses happy to be a nurse?
    There are a lot of nurses who are happy with their job. I am one of them. Happiness in nursing is finding a place with kin minds and a unit you can grow on. The most rewarding part of the job is...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. pancreatitis- demerol or morphine?
    Demerol is considered the best drug of choice with Pancreatitis. It causes less spasms in the sphincter of ODDI. While Morphine is believed to worsen the spasms.
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. I think I made a mistake by going into the ICU as a new grad.
    It's been only a month. ONE MONTH. You are still in training. You'll become more competent with experience. The fact that you are worried about being competent tells me you will become one. It's not...
    Oct 25, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Good Experience vs Job stability-what's more important?
    Since you are just beginning your career as a nurse, I say go for the job that will enhance your knowledge as a nurse. With more experience and nursing knowledge, job stability will always follow.
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    One of the things I felt was truly amiss in the CDC guidelines was their emphasis on just the "CONTACT" precaution where a regular ISOLATION gown is enough. That is not true. We need specific PPE...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  10. I feel like I'm never going to get good at IVs
    I read a lot of advice and techniques but it boils down to you. I used to get too shy, not wanting to cause pain with too many IV attempts but one of my co-workers told me to get over that fear...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I really want to quit my job....
    You're new in the ICU. Give it a chance. If people are stuck up, then just mind your business. There's always something to do in the ICU so instead of mingling with other nurses, just do things with...
    Aug 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Nursing job
    Was she issued a license in Illinois? Does she have a social security number? Illinois does not require a social security upon receiving the initial RN license. If she was issued a license, she...
    Jun 28, '14
    Forum: International Nursing
  13. Where is ths so called Nursing Shortage at!? im having a hard time finding work
    The shortage is for experience nurses. If you have a really good resume then you should have at least landed a job interview. The market is really stiff for new grad and if you already had...
    Jun 28, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. NRP required BEFORE hire?
    Most hospital will give you 30 days to 6-months from hire date to have all your credentials. But it also depends on the unit you are applying and what the norm is for that specific unit.
    Jun 28, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. PACs -- why can't you infuse through the distal lumen?
    The reason why we do not infuse anything from PA | distal port is because we have to see the waveform. This is our only indication where the catheter is (as each chamber of the heart looks...
    Jun 26, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. Advice for Grad, Jobs: Fact or Fiction
    I say go with your own beat. Experience is experience no matter where you are, what unit you're in. It's how you present the experience that will get you the job. You'll be oriented at work...
    Jun 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Venipuncture help
    Ask the patient. If they are hard sticks, they know and will tell you where most people get blood. When in doubt, use a butterfly. They are easy to use, visible blood return and if worse...
    Jun 25, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Best Job Before Nursing School?
    Anything with customer service will be a great asset when you become a nurse. You'll learn the skills but great customer service takes a while to develop.
    Jun 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Immunization nurse interview
    Since it's immunization, do one with hepatitis B vaccine. It's simple and highly preventative. You can download the VIS from CDC and just explain it so the patient can understand.
    Jun 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  20. Calling after submitting an application
    If you read any "how-to-get-hired" articles, one of the things HR managers/companies say is that they do not want overzealous applicants. Do not hurt your chances before you even get one. First,...
    Jun 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. First Nursing Job
    It is expensive to hire and train new nurses. That being said, I think it's absolutely ridiculous for the hospital to ask you to sign a five year contract with them. Ask the hospital what would...
    Jun 6, '14
    Forum: California Nursing
  22. What's your spiel?
    You have to be confident. Fake it till you make it. This is the first time, first chance to built a trusting relationship with your patient. What I do is introduced myself. Ask them what their...
    Jun 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What is a Calling to be a nurse?
    I'd say priesthood or being a nun is a calling. For me, saying something is a calling requires doing the same job everything single day with the same amount of passion every time. While I believe...
    Jun 1, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. frustrated RN here..need help!!
    Don't give up! You'll find a place where they'll honor your experience but until then be patient and keep on applying.
    May 19, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  25. Is this a common attendace policy?
    Definitely not common in places I've worked. But they are heartless if they did that after knowing what tragedy happened to her and her family... I'd start looking for another place to work if they...
    May 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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