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  1. VA Nurse Salary
    LPNs, unlike RNs, are on the GS scale. I am not sure how your military time will count for pay for LPNs. For RNs it doesn't count for pay if it was non nursing experience. I do know it will count for...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. why do nurses hate medics?
    Yes, they are just RNs. They are not advanced practice nurses. No different that RNs in any other specialty in that they are trained to work in their specialty. Just as an L&D RN gets different...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. What type of nursing might suit me best?
    I agree the OP should carfully consider direct entry masters programs as some health systems don't like them much and a few even refuse to hire them as new grads so she should check into where she in...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. why do nurses hate medics?
    I would be very interested in any errors you can point out. I didn't find any. I am interested to know why you think you would end up braid dead if a nurse shows up at your arrest? If you...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. What type of nursing might suit me best?
    Given your goals forget about ER and aim for ICU, Peferably surgical and / or CV ICU and aim for the highest level ICU you can get into. I would suggest you look into hospitals that offer nurse...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  6. why do nurses hate medics?
    No IO? Really? Don't you have nurses working in pre hospital rolls in Chicago?
    Dec 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. why do nurses hate medics?
    The title of the OP just said "nurses" I had no idea it was posted in the emergency nursing forum. I am not a flight nurse anymore. I am casual in a hospital based critical care transport and EMS...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. why do nurses hate medics?
    True story. A couple years ago, while on call for the trauma team I got report from local EMS who was en route from a local gun range. Per witnesses the patient had been reloading a muzzle...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. why do nurses hate medics?
    Like what? Nurses in my department intubate, are trained in emergency cricothyrotomy , and needle decompression of tension pnumothorax, among other skills. In addition we also place various central...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. why do nurses hate medics?
    In my experience and both a former medic and now RN it's the superior attitude of the medics, and their condecending treatment of nurses that begets nurse's bad attitude twords medics. In other...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. The "increase minimum wage" issue.
    Another thing to keep in mind is that they are not all the same. You can't really lump all of the so-called socilized health systems together. Anyone ever notice that whenever conservatives want...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. Southwest Technical College Fennimore, WI LPN to RN
    SWTC is both regionaly accredited and NLN. No problems with acreddidation. Most LPN jobs in the area will be in nursing homes. CNA are hired in both long term care and acute care hospitals.
    Dec 12
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  13. The "increase minimum wage" issue.
    Plus Obama's body count is a tiny fraction of Bush's.
    Dec 9
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  14. VA Nurse Salary
    Every VA pays differently. Would haev to know what area you are considering. In Minneapolis VA you would probably start as a Nurse I, level 3, step 5 or 6
    Dec 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. IV Sizes?
    Where do your doctors live, 1995? I suspect that you guys must me taking care of a population that has very good health insurance.
    Dec 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Third Part Observing and Possibly Filming
    Oh I agree completely! I would never suggest anyone do what I did. I got away with it, that time. Next time I might not be so lucky.
    Dec 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. IV Sizes?
    Sure, just because they have MD behind their name doesn't mean they know everything. Lots of doctors are stuck in the past and not up on current evidence and best practices.
    Dec 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Searching for a LVN to BSN program. Any recommedations?
    No problem. When I was an LVN in California looking to become an RN I had a person in Wisconsin feeding much of the info I am now telling you. However keep in mind it has been a number of years...
    Dec 1
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  19. Searching for a LVN to BSN program. Any recommedations?
    Keep in mind that SWTC is only one of Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges. All have the same nursing program. I would also check them out too. WTCS Colleges - WTCS
    Dec 1
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  20. Southwest Technical College Fennimore, WI LPN to RN
    Also keep in mind that SWTC is only one of Wiscnin's 16 technical colleges, all with nearly the exact same nursing programs and all requiring the same classes. I would check out some of the others as...
    Dec 1
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  21. Searching for a LVN to BSN program. Any recommedations?
    The LPN to RN is just the second year of the regular two year RN program, plus all the gen ed classes like english, psycology, sociology, etc. Tution for state residents in very inexpensive. The...
    Dec 1
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  22. Southwest Technical College Fennimore, WI LPN to RN
    SWTC does not require any pre-reqs. They pretty much require the same classes and any ADN program but they are co-reqs and you can do them while in the nursing program. Most of the non nursing...
    Dec 1
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  23. IV Sizes?
    If you are up on your EBP, the evidence is that smaller is usually better. Small is always better for medication administration. Larger IVs (20GA+) are not indicated for "just in case" anymore as...
    Dec 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. From mechanic to nurse?
    I agree with this 100%! I would include my job as rapid response RN along with SICU, and transport and some others. I don't get teased for being an RN, ever. My jobs have always seemed very manly and...
    Dec 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. From mechanic to nurse?
    I am former army combat medic with the infantry and have had a great career in nursing. As ESME12 mentioned once you start in an actual nursing program you will have to flex the rest of your life...
    Nov 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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