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  1. Fall 2014 Admissions
    Starting at UCONN in the ACNP track. Very excited! 22 years experience, 12 years in ICU, I'm a CCRN. GPA 3.9. Applied in Nov and got a response in February. Student loans all sorted and tuition...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  2. Yale New Haven Hospital and Bridgeport CT area hispital starting salaries
    As far as I know, no. Neither does St. Francis, or at least not on the more acute floors and definitely not in the ICUs. You could try the med surg floors and the ED. They are always looking in the...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  3. I got accepted to UCONN
    I got a place at UCONN to do the acute care track (adult/geri). Anyone else got a place? There were only 15 places available so I'm psyched that they accepted me.
    Feb 15
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  4. Yale New Haven Hospital and Bridgeport CT area hispital starting salaries
    I don't work at Yale but I work up in Hartford and know lots of nurses that do work there, and as far as I know they only hire BSN nurses now. It's a very competitive hospital so I'm not sure how...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  5. Fellowships or Scholarships for NP Students
    What are the downsides that you're referring to? I've been researching it and haven't seen anything negative.
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  6. Is Dialysis considered Critical Care?
    Although Acute Dialysis in the ICU could be considered Critical Care, considering that most Acute Dialysis nurses have ICU experience.
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Truth or Myth: dairy increases mucus?
    My partner had to give up drinking milk, which she loved and had every night, because she would just cough and cough and cough afterwards, and was forever clearing her throat. Since she gave up milk...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Blood and Dialysis
    yes it is normal. [color=#333333]anemia is common in people with kidney disease. healthy kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin which stimulates the bone marrow to produce the proper number...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. What should I do...?
    Honey, just do it. Choose a path and follow it. Fear is natural and normal but if it stops you realizing your dreams then it's getting in the way. What a shame if you prevented yourself from doing...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  10. Anyone have their CDN?
    I have my CDN. I took it because I was Clinical Coordinator of an acute unit and I thought I should have it. I studied hard for about 3 months using the Core Curriculum and also the Mometrix...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. Life as an RN in UK in the early 90's
    Thanks for that. Brought back some brilliant memories, I still have my silver belt buckle...it was in the shape of a giant safety pin! Still remember wearing hats and a cape! I do prefer being a...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What's the task you like doing most on the job?
    I'm in the ICU. There's nothing I love more than having a really sick intubated patient on 20 different drips and coming in and rerouting all the lines, anally untangling them, labeling them and...
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Makeing 80k
    I earn over $80,000 a year in the CICU, with NO overtime. Just straight hours. And yes, I have 20 years of experience.
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What do you do on the drive to work?
    It's not the regular Essentials that you plug into the wall outlet, it's an organic oil burner. I can't use those artificial ones as the perfumes give me a headache. I only use natural oils. It plugs...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What do you do on the drive to work?
    If I'm in a good mood I'll play some loud music, usually Heavy Metal to get me in the mood to work all night. If I don't feel good or I have PMS I'll play New Age music and I have a plug-in essential...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Getting German Nursing Degree accredited in US
    I qualified in England and had to get my transcripts evaluated. You have to get your transcripts translated into "American" by a recognized body. I used AACRAO but there are a couple different ones...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. Blood Transfusion during Dialysis
    I've been an Acute Dialysis Nurse for 5 years, and also work in Critical Care. We do it all the time. I've given 2 units in about that timeframe, but only if the Hct is low, the lungs are clear, and...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Help! I suck at math!
    Thank you all for your suggestions and your links. I shall definitely check them out. I've never done Algebra before so this is very challenging to me. I come from another country where we didn't do...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Help! I suck at math!
    Thanks, that makes me feel better. I will have to do Statistics, but not at the Community College, as they don't have the class I need, so it will be at the University.
    Jun 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Help! I suck at math!
    I am a 20-yr veteran ICU RN that has decided to go back to school to do my BSN. I have been accepted at a great University and am planning on doing some general Ed classes at a local community...
    Jun 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. im selfish? hmmm
    I don't like kids. I don't think they're cute, I don't go goo goo ga ga over babies, in fact I run the other way. I only worked in the ED once because they had a seperate Peds ER and I got to look...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Sleeping on the job.
    I once worked in a small ICU in England, only 7 beds, and the pts were all 1:1 as is the policy in England, so there were plenty of staff. We took turns every night to take long breaks and cover for...
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Night Differential?
    $5 for nights, $7.50 for weekend nights. With differential I take home $42/hr (or $44.50 on weekends)
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Paleo/Primal Diet?
    The Paleo diet is about as far from "fad" as you can get. It's the way man has been eating for thousands of years before the advent of processed junk, fake food and high fructose corn syrup. I...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: Patient Education
  25. how do you fit in working out with working?
    I switch it up a lot. I go to the gym on my nights off if I can, usualy late at night. I walk the dogs 2 to 3 miles most days, and in the winter when it gets dark early i do that as soon as I get up...
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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