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  1. Help! I'm a new grad & new in CO!
    I have heard that Rose and the VA in Denver are still open. These places typically do not interview before a new grad either gets an ATT and/or passes boards. I think Poudre Valley in Fort Collins...
    Jul 8, '07
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  2. I'm confused with Kaplan Q-Trainer
    Kaplan's question trainer is a set of 7 tests kaplan has developed to monitor your progress while you're studying for nclex. Each test varies in length (from I think 75 to 265) and convers various...
    Jun 26, '07
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. Help Help Help Please!!!
    Cutiepie, I went to nursing school in Colorado and did not know of any programs that were specifically geared to military spouses and a fast-track schedule. The only thing I can possibly think of...
    Jun 25, '07
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  4. How do YOU check a temp in an orally intubated person?
    At the ICU I worked in, all temps were done tympanically. I would assume that an oral temp would not be accurate because with oral intubation, the mouth is not able to get a good seal around the...
    Jun 23, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Did you use Kaplan??
    Hah! I don't know how I did it. I did tons of questions though. I really liked the tutorial mode in Kaplan--where they gave you the rationales while you tested in the q-bank, it saved me a lot of...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Did you use Kaplan??
    Kaplan suggests that to be ultimately "confident" and ready to take nclex, you should get at least a 65% on test 7. The course book said this, and my instructor reaffirmed it as well. She...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Soon to be graduate nurse
    It has been my experience that hospitals in southern California readily hire new grad nurses, even those from out of state. I had two job offers before I graduated in May. I would recommend signing...
    Jun 18, '07
    Forum: California Nursing
  8. Has anyone taken the Kaplan Nclex review
    I purchased the "whole enchilada" from Kaplan--the classroom instruction, full online access, both with the question trainers and qbank. I will agree this class wasn't totally useful, but the...
    Jun 15, '07
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Help.....In a Dilemma about licensing
    From what I've heard, the time to process applications at the BORN varies. I would maybe talk to your manager at your new job to discuss your concerns--maybe you can attend your orientation (like...
    Apr 11, '07
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. UCDHSC or Regis? Need Your Opinion, Please!
    I am just finishing up my BSN here at Regis, it's a great program. Yes, the tuition is high, but the education is wonderful. I am on finanical aid here, mostly through loans, but have three...
    Apr 10, '07
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  11. Question about skilled nursing and g-tubes
    I think that it's up to the facility. I'm at a MICU and a lot of our patients are either vented, trached, and/or g-tubed. It's my understanding that only SOME nursing faciities accept these...
    Apr 10, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. New Grad please help!! UCLA?
    I interviewed at UCLA last December for a critical care position and will be starting as a new BSN grad this August. I like UCLA's magnet status, reputation in the community, and reputation in the...
    Apr 3, '07
    Forum: California Nursing
  13. should i take a ucla job??
    I am a California native and working at UCLA this fall in a critical care setting as a new grad. Housing around the area varies in price, neighborhood, and safety. I think you could find a decent,...
    Mar 20, '07
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. $10,000 penalty if you leave the ICU
    Cedars Sinai in LA has a similar policy, but instead of 10K, it's somewhere around 5K as reimbursement for the new grad class anywhere in the hospital, not just critical care. You have to sign a...
    Mar 20, '07
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Unions?
    Hello everyone! I'm a new grad taking a ICU position this fall in Los Angeles, and this hospital happens to have a union contract. Can someone please explain to me the benefits/drawbacks of...
    Feb 10, '07
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. what is a buffalo cap?
    I go to school in Denver. These are called "buffalo caps" or "buff caps" because they were created here at University of Colorado Medical Center. The University's mascot is the buffalo. Hope...
    Feb 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Getting an EXTERNSHIP
    Networking with members in your community is the best option. Ask around the nursing faculty at your school--do they know of any interesting non-hospital settings for you to work in? Or, do you...
    Oct 24, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. BLS/CPR/BCLS/PALS Courses in California??
    The American Heart Association is a popular choice, and has an option on their website to locate a class near you. Good Luck, Michelle
    Aug 28, '06
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. Are panic attacks a disability?
    My best friend has a terrible fear of speaking in public. She uses Xanax 30 min before each speech and it really helps calm her down and get through it. In my own opinion, anxiety seems to be...
    Aug 20, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Platt college?
    Does Platt college offer BSN or ADN degrees?
    Aug 20, '06
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  21. Good Care Plan Books
    I would really recommend Clinical Applications of Nursing Diagnosis by Cox et. al. This book does a great job of covering each diagnosis (like altered tissue perfusion) for each age group--adult,...
    Jul 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Tuition Reimbursement/Loan Forgiveness
    Also, Craig Hospital, a rehabilitation facility, offers loan forgiveness, seperate from the above program.
    Jul 9, '06
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  23. coming to Denver from So CaL
    Yes that is a great idea! I usually suggest that to my parents, but as they are avid gamblers, we stay the night in Vegas. I have driven to Denver straight through, and it is really horrible. ...
    Jul 4, '06
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  24. coming to Denver from So CaL
    Haha--funny you mention this drive! I go to school in Denver, live there for the school year, and drive back home for summer. The drive is horrible. We drive straight 1-70 from 1-15 (Las Vegas),...
    Jul 2, '06
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  25. Alternate number 3
    Do not lose hope! I was an alternate and got accepted into a BSN program as a transfer--they anticipated 0 spots for transfers preliminarily. I found out a week before classes, accepted, and was...
    Jul 2, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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