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  1. Am I crazy to consider this?
    Thanks all for your posts. I have plenty of time to think about it, but it has just been on my mind alot. I know I have worked as a nurse for the last five years and I am very ready career...
    Mar 6, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Did you work when going to nursing school?
    I did! I also ran D1 xc and track for four years which was a 25 hr a week minimum commitment. (But it was paying for my school, so I really had to). My first two years I did work study -...
    Mar 6, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Loan Amounts? .. .
    I went to a private university that cost over 25k per year. I did it b/c I was 18 when I was picking out colleges and was a little clueless. However, I got a lot of scholarships for grades and for...
    Mar 6, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Double Shifts: Your tips and tricks for getting through it
    I personally don't really do this all that often - maybe once a year. However my best advice is to stay hydrated. Try to avoid the urge to eat sweets or drink caffeine bc it will only make you...
    Mar 6, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Am I crazy to consider this?
    DH and I are expecting our first baby this September!!! We are quite excited and cannot wait. Prior to finding out I was pregnant, I had planned on starting graduate school in the fall. ...
    Mar 6, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Personality Type and Nursing
    ENTP! Am I the only one????
    Oct 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. ICU vs. L&D
    I've done both - ICU being where I started as a new grad. I really think that it takes someone with a great deal of desire to be an ICU nurse to suceed whether a new grad or an experienced nurse...
    Sep 12, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Need info on Henrico Doctors Hospital...
    Have you looked at VCU?? I think new grads start around 20-21 but we have great shift difs and very supportive new grad programs. You do not want to drive two hours to DC
    Jun 6, '06
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  9. What Virginia towns/cities do you recommend working in and why?
    Hey~ I'm a Richmonder.... and would just like to say that I feel VERY safe here! I moved to Richmond four years ago and love it. It has great culture, awesome shopping, lots to do -- free concerts,...
    Jun 6, '06
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  10. Hospitals in VA, any experience?
    I'd highly recommend VCU Health Systems (was known for years as MCV). It has good nurse: patient ratios and in my opinion 95% management is great. I know four nurses off the top of my head who...
    May 22, '06
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Evidence Based Practice - please help
    HEHE... now now, let's not stir trouble... And in all honesty - I'm going to gasp... say something good about admin -- they are pretty good at adhering to recommended ratios.
    May 19, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Evidence Based Practice - please help
    NO--- it can be CCU related... each unit is having a nurse represented... I'd love to hear your thoughts.
    May 19, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. practice
    Our hospital is starting an evidence based practice internship this summer. Essentially nurses from each area research Evidence Based Practice with regard to a specific area. They then based on the...
    May 19, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  14. Evidence Based Practice - please help
    Our hospital is starting an evidence based practice internship this summer. Essentially nurses from each area research EVP with regard to a specific area. They then based on the research present...
    May 19, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. diluting I.V lasix
    I have never diluted. We push it 40mg/minute though - never heard of the 10mg/min - that would take 10 minutes to push 100 mg which we often give.
    Jan 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Night shift nurses...How many hours of sleep do you get?
    Right now I sleep like a log from when I get home til 5pm - so usually 8-8:30 til 5p. I work 36 hours so three twelves. I am nervous about what will happen come July - we are having our first...
    Nov 14, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Why a C-Section?
    We are in agreement that it needs to be collaborative. We are in agreement that physician convenience should not weigh into the decision making. We are in agreement that the woman needs to know...
    Nov 1, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Why a C-Section?
    And obviously your friend is giving silly reasons for wanting a c/s. But what about the person that is postdates and an unfavorable cervix? She has a 50/50 chance of needing to be sectioned after...
    Nov 1, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Why a C-Section?
    I think who pays for an elective c/s is an entirely different topic from whether or not a woman should have the right to decide in her delivery. I also don't think an elective c/s should be lumped...
    Nov 1, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Why a C-Section?
    Its funny that this comes up again because just yesterday I was talking to a former coworker who was debating this very topic. I personally think that when my time comes to have a baby, I may...
    Nov 1, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Merit Raises? What is your annual raise?
    Our merit raises go up to 6%. We usually get a cost of living raise every year around 2-3%. We also do the clinical ladder where you can get 6% for Clin 2, 5% for Clin 3 and 6% Clin 4 Since...
    Oct 24, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Should I give up?
    I do hope you reapply - and also look into other schools.
    Sep 29, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  23. RRNA or SRNA for title, What is your opinion?
    Why can't you just say I am a nurse in a graduate anesthesia program who is part of the anesthesia team? No where does that say I am a 20 year old student. And if the patients are curious - it...
    Sep 23, '05
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  24. Induction Question
    Being that it is your fifth baby - I think you would be fine. If it was your first - I would say otherwise - but you know your cervix can do it and you mention that you have been induced before......
    Sep 19, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Commute time?
    I am considering applying to schools that are about 1 1/2 to 2 hours away. I don't want to sell my house, and my husband doesn't want to leave his job if necessary. If I end up going to one of...
    Sep 19, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


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