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  1. Electronic stethoscope
    Check out eBay. I found an electronic stethoscope for less than $200. I've seen others for sale by nursing school students who drop out, EMTs who say they're selling to raise quick cash, etc. You...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Importance of good grades!!!
    What's worse? Striving for an A and getting a C? or, striving for a B and getting a D?
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  3. Petition Obama to remove restrictions on APRN practice!
    I'm not sure of the intent of this petition. Scope of practice restrictions are state level decisions, not federal.
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Passed AANP
    Yes, this does help! I won't take the exam for another year, but I plan on studying for it the way I studied for the NCLEX: while I was still in my early semesters of nursing school. I bought study...
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Scrub pants with the most pockets
    ImKosher beat me to it! I don't wear them myself but one of the guys on our floor got a pair of these pants with lots and lots of pockets. Other people teasingly started calling him Rambo... until...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  6. Pay check??
    Funny thing about my first paycheck was that HR messed up my paperwork so no paycheck was issued the first pay period. My supervisor told me that often employees 'miss' their first paycheck, so I...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I'm getting terminated from my first nursing job
    I'll return to the OP's questions, without judgment. Most employers will not share the exact reasons for termination when a new, prospective employer requests a reference. Many people believe...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. First Semester Nursing Program Jitters
    Admission to nursing school is very, very competitive. They turn down applicants who can be successful because they don't have space to accommodate everyone who would make it to graduation. This...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Is It Possible To Work During Nursing School?
    Thanks for presenting this as an individual decision--which it is! We've all seen questions posed on this board where someone asks if they can/should work while attending nursing school. There are a...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Kennedy suing Nurses
    There are various legal issues here, the civil cases (Kennedy accusing the nurses of unlawful restraint, the nurses accusing Kennedy of physical harm) and criminal charges against Kennedy (which were...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Who do nurses make more than?
    If your only reason for becoming a nurse (or pursuing any job, for that matter) is money, you're bound to become a very unhappy person. Money should never be the paramount reason for choosing a...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Single mom of 3, disorganized, discouraged & stressed
    Most of us are parents, and we've juggled school and/ or work with family obligations. When people have difficulty doing so, it's usually because of not studying effectively. The best thing you can...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Surviving Nursing School: Possibly the most difficult endeavor of your life!
    It'll be quite a roller coaster ride, and there will be some great days along with some wicked ones! One of our instructors told us early in the program, "There will be days when you want to quit,...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. What do you suggest I do to become an RN as fast as possible?
    A word of caution about for profit schools (or any poorly ranked schools)-- they are expensive, many are not well respected, and the graduates of those programs suffer as a result of their poor...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Interesting Physician Perspective On NPs
    BlueDevil's comments are fairly accurate--advanced practice practioners are fairly similar, but there tend to be differences. The most significant difference is the ability, aptitude, and skills of...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Wrote up a CNA, but I was the one who got the boot!
    There must be some other details that you're not aware of. Many times we don't know how we're perceived by others, or what our colleagues really think of us. It sounds like you have some enemies--not...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Interesting Physician Perspective On NPs
    States differ on what PAs can/ cannot do; ditto for NPs. I believe all (or most) states require PAs to work under a physician, some have the same requirements for NPs; some states don't allow NPs...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Interesting Physician Perspective On NPs
    Personally, I like the autonomy most NPs have (states do vary), but all PAs work under a physician. That, in itself, doesn't make anyone more or less competent. Most NPs do come from a BSN background...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. 8hr vs. 12hr work days
    Not only are the hours of the work day a consideration, but the commuting time, parking expense, fuel or other transportation, and even prep time to go to work are all hours and expenses that should...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  20. Top 10 - You Decide Who Wins Defining Moments / Nursing Career Article Contest
    Not, yet, jaelpn! It took a while last time to get the deposit; I suspect Brian is pretty busy with this site and his 'real' job!
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. Anyone know about Maryville's FNP program?
    You get what you pay for!
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  22. Want to be a nurse in Doctor's Office...which degree? ASN or BSN RN?
    MrsPolly, I respect your motivations and reasons for wanting to become a nurse and to have your sights on working in a physician's office. You're weighing your family obligations and career goals...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Top 10 - You Decide Who Wins Defining Moments / Nursing Career Article Contest
    Thanks to Brian, Joe, and the rest who organized this contest and encouraged us to share our nursing stories. Hopefully, this contest will be even more popular in the future. The articles were great;...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  24. Getting a job - from the employers perspective
    When I see resumes with three month 'jobs' (one in psych, one in med surg, one in peds, etc) during their nursing school years, it's obvious that these are clinical rotations and educational...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  25. Getting a job - from the employers perspective
    I received a resume that had ALL identifying information blacked out! Name, phone number, address, the names of schools attended, as well as the names of previous employers. The cover letter...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance


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