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  1. HESI 2014 Test Bank
    It's definitely not here. You ought to take time to study instead of focusing on shortcuts.
    12:47 am
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Fired. How do I get a new job?
    Find the root of the problem. What made you not want to complete a module, do the skills check, or renew your BLS on time? It's easy to say you're taking responsibility but knowing why it happened in...
    12:44 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How to Ace RN interview
    An interview is like dating. You have to have chemistry in that instant, otherwise, no matter what you say it'll be a dud. Practice being more approachable, sociable. They are looking if you will...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  4. Fundamentals instructor doesn't teach.
    Learning is as much as the student's responsibility as the teacher's. You should take control of your learning. If she reads through the powerpoint, maybe you could read further and ask her...
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Where should I go if I want to start in the ICU as a new grad?
    If you want to work in California as a new grad, you'll have to enter as a RN-new grad residencies. Majority of the big hospitals have implemented these types of programs because it increases...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. HepB want to work abroad Again with this topic
    Are hashtags a new trend for topic titles? Are you reactive to Hep B surface antibody or antigen? Depends on what kind of test was run, core antibody gives a lot of false positives. The virus...
    Mar 11
    Forum: International Nursing
  7. failing to pass nclex multiple times...
    The key to your success will be the summary of how you did on your last NCLEX test. Which subjects are you weak on and which ones are you almost passing? I can't say this enough but if you can...
    Mar 10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. New RN...excited
    Congrats! It's a whole different monster once you become the nurse. Unless you work in a group home, the time you think you'll spend with patients are limited because of the amount of paperworks...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Continuing Education?
    The place you are working for will provide those CE hours. The inservices conducted by your nurse educator will provide an hour or so every month of this training. Ask her/him for the copy and for...
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Experimenting with a different nursing field
    For psych, you will need some sort of management of assaultive behavior (PRO-ACT or MAB) training. Psych nursing is very different than critical care. Rarely do they have IV drugs, most of the time...
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. West Coast University
    I highly doubt this happening, unless you have had a substantial income and nursing will be your second degree or you plan on paying as you go and will not require a private loan. But with the...
    Mar 10
    Forum: California Nursing
  12. Experienced ICU RN having difficulty finding job
    It could be that you are over qualified for the position of staff ICU RN. Maybe look for travel or per diem opportunities at the hospital you're trying to get into.
    Jan 21
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Out of practice new rn starting first job - advice?
    It's not so bad. I know nursing homes gets a lot of bad reputation but it's a good starting point until you find something better. You'll learn how to juggle 30+ patients, which is totally good...
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. How do you incorporate your nursing bag into your day?
    I keep my nursing bag in one of the empty drawers in the nurse's station.
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New grad in SICU
    Depending on what type of SICU it would be. Is it a busy unit? Trauma? What type of surgeries does the hospital do? Best thing is to know basics and baselines. Normal values, basic...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Should I take compliment letters to a new job interview??
    I haven't been in any situation where a candidate actually had the chance to show it. Is it good to have them? Of course, in case they asked. Should you offer it? Maybe, if there's more time. Does it...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. help
    Nursing report? Can you be more specific?
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  18. ICU nurses: Do you check cornea reflex and  gag reflex q4h ?
    Anytime there's a neurological impairment, we usually check every hour.
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  19. ACS vs CAD?
    ACS and CAD are used interchangeably. CAD is asymptomatic, usually treated with statin meds while ACS presents with unstable/stable angina and can usually precedes MI.
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. How can I be persistent but not annoying?
    The problem is that it is up to the person you are pursuing whether to brand you as persistent or annoying. Remember, these nurse recruiters are called upon, emailed and bugged by every...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Questions about communication
    If you prefer to be called on the phone, then just tell her so. Texting has been really popular in our field lately. Nurses text paging doctors and patients texting their nurses (via hospital...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. A Nursing Perspective of "Being Eaten":The "Eater" Nurse to the "Eaten" Nurse
    For some, nursing is a right For the experienced, the license you hold do not mean you can go on solo flight As an advocate, I have you on my sight If you are not safe, I may say something you may...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Where are new grads being hired right now?
    Southern California is a great place for New Grads right now. Versant programs are abundant as well. A couple of tips for new grads... - Make sure to take notes of the New Grad programs in the...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. LAC+USC interview new grad RN
    Don't get discourage if you are hired as an "F" item. Depending on your performance, your unit managers can make you a permanent hire as soon as six months.
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. Keck Hospital of USC (Versant Residency Program) August 2013
    The test is an open-book test and no study guide will be provided. The test will be arrange by the HR and will be scheduled with the pre-employment health clearance.
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: California Nursing


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