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  1. Pushing flush too slow?
    Well, the less pressure is what I was told when this was shown to me a long time ago. If, it is inaccurate or not, so be it. I'm not a chemist and I passed on what I was told. Facts are disproven all...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Pushing flush too slow?
    I, not once said, it was factual or an absolute, but it is something that was shown to me years ago and is something to try.
    Nov 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Pushing flush too slow?
    Guys, I've been able to flush IVs very easily using a smaller-sized syringe even when I couldn't even move the plunger with the 10cc syringe. That was my actual experience, one that I've resorted to...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Are nurses able to shower after shift?
    Home is good! I can do home very well!:D
    Nov 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Are nurses able to shower after shift?
    Just the thought of removing anything but my jacket at the hospital gives me the creeps!:nailbiting:
    Nov 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Pushing flush too slow?
    One other thing that is helpful with those delicate sites is using a smaller syringe to flush with. For example, if you have a size 24g on a thumb or pinky, sometimes the pressure from the 10cc flush...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Pushing flush too slow?
    Pinkys, thumbs, feet.....sure signs of 'it's-just-a-matter-of-time' before its a done deal.;)
    Nov 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. What do you think of 11 am- 7 pm shift?
    As TheCommuter said, 8-hour shifts turn into 10-hour shifts. That's the part that I would hate! When I was an LPN pursuing my ASN, I would go in when called (due to frequent cancellations, I would...
    Nov 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. can you be floated while your on orientation?
    My most recent orientation left a lot to be desired. Nobody seems to be able to see past my years of experience. During my orientation, a student nurse was placed with me so that I could show her...
    Nov 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Pushing flush too slow?
    Not knowing the specifics about your patient, I'll just say that, in my experience, patients who receive IV narcotics frequently tend to need several re-establishments before they are discharged....
    Nov 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Time management
    During my most recent program (BSN), I dedicated Mondays and Tuesdays to nothing but school assignments and studying. My work schedule took place during the rest of the days. If there was time, I...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Excelsior Grads How do you explain clinicals?
    I'm sure that somewhere in this country, there is an Excelsior College ASN graduate, who has gone on to further his or her education and now teaches clinicals in a traditional setting. In fact, if I...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  13. Excelsior Grads How do you explain clinicals?
    When you went to get your driver's license, did the evaluator in the car with you teach you how to drive or did s/he simply perform an assessment of your driving skills before issuing your permit?...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  14. Other than BSN
    Hi there!:wavey: Research is a good thing. The problem with research is that your findings, as permanent as they seem to be, are always temporary. In your situation (just as some of my personal...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. Any New Excelsior Students?
    [QUOTE=tasha92337;8236160]Cali-lvnrn Hii, I'm also in CA and totally understand your frustration on the impacted colleges. I will be in a lvn program in jan 2015 for a year and plan to move to TN...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  16. Bournemouth Hospital bed blockers 'face legal action'
    Not to that magnitude, but we have this situation to arise frequently at our hospital, especially around holiday season. (When the economy folded back in 2008-2009, many families assumed care of...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Advice & opinions wanted for Excelsior student
    I think caliotter3 was only referencing the list of ingredients you provided that puts one in the mind of that stew....ahhhhh, what's it called??? It's right on the tip of my tongue. Dang! I just...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  18. My conclusion is Excelsior...
    To address your original post, once you apply, EC will take very close to 60 days, well, I'll say a few weeks, to process your application. Once that is done, you will need to enroll (fee for this)....
    Nov 23
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  19. I'm an Rn
    The cost will depend on the number of credits you need to take, whether or not you have to repeat any exam or course, the overall length of time that it takes for you to complete the degree, whether...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  20. My conclusion is Excelsior...
    Only if they tally up to 10 credits or less.
    Nov 22
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  21. My conclusion is Excelsior...
    When I went through, you had to have completed all but 10 general education credits before being allowed to even apply for the FCCA or the CPNE. Back then, I took A&P (6cr) and Micro (3cr) while...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  22. Good nursing or learned dependence?
    Also, with some, the hospital is the ONLY place they can come in and throw their weight around and it HAS to be tolerated. Some of these folks have alienated their families, yet continue to fail to...
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How long did it take you
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    Nov 22
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  24. I'm an Rn
    :yes:CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!:roflmao::D
    Nov 22
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  25. For the content guides, how deep into each item should I go?
    Studygroup101.com is the answer to your question. I dropped A&P more times than I can count at a community college. Once I discovered the study group 101 notes and CDs, I passed A&P with a B with 23...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing


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