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  1. Stooopid
    A friend had a pt with pelvic pain and itching who turned out to have 3, ahem THREE, used condom left up there. The pts' response? Oh, I guess no more drunk sex ...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Working in hospitals
    I started off as a hospital CNA (after some experience working in LTC and a previous career) at 14.80 plus 1.90 night differential. I got a 0.60/hr raise a year later. It's good experience and...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Summer 2013: Post UR grades, it's finally OVER!!!
    Three out of five terms done with my BSN AcBac. Still 4.0 ;)
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Question for people who have gone through clinicals...
    Depends on your school. I'm in a BSN program and I've never seen one of my classmates use a textbook in clinicals. We have a lot of pressure to prep the night before and bring notes with us, of if...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  5. No such thing as a stupid question. Unless not asked.
    One of my instructors said it as, there's no stupid question... unless it's because you didn't do the reading or prepare for class. fair 'nuff.
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  6. Can anyone take a look at my personal essay that I am writing for my application
    I'd be careful about portraying yourself too much as a risk taker. Nursing schools (at least) have the expectation that you don't cut corners or do anything that would endanger a patient. Talking...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. I am currently taking prerequisites but how do I know which area ch area I would want
    Depends on the type of masters and why you want it. I think direct entry MHNP makes a lot of sense because they practice in a different way than psych nurses. And you get to switch specialities as...
    May 19, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Working while in school?
    There's a balance of how smart you are, how organized you are, and how well you can manage your perfectionism. And there's what type of program you're in. I'm working one 12hr noc in an AcBac program...
    May 19, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Got first nursing job but can't afford loan payments
    Indian Health Services has loan forgiveness extras. As does much of the state of Alaska. I just talked to a super cool recruiter from Nome at a job fair. And good on you for posting a...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Super Obese
    Some newish research has suggested that the brains of morbidly obese people react to food similarly to addicts react to their drug of choice (and explicitly diffrently than how 'healthy weight'...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. BSN GPA and scholarships/NP school
    Cumulative is generally what everyone looks at.
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  12. Searching for psych np programs (msn) ....help!
    MHNP programs also vary as to how much talk therapy vs drug therapy based they are. I would imagine the talk therapy part would have some difficulties online.
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  13. Correctional Nursing as a New Grad
    Thanks for this thread.
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. Skinned knuckles
    Thanks. I've heard of liquid band aids but haven't tried them. I do everything I can to stay hydrated and take care of my hands to prevent injury but if any of you work on cars or rock climb, some...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How can I prepare for Pharm I and Pathophysiology?
    Getting the RAA system and sympathetic/parasympathetic systems down will be helpful. Getting familiar with the classes of drugs may help.
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. New CNA just got hired at a hospital-need advice
    What you do will depend a lot of the specifics of the unit. Probably vital signs, showers/baths/hygiene, ambulation and toileting will be your priorities. But blood sugars, emptying drains, or doing...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Skinned knuckles
    Hi. I'm a CNA and nursing student but think this question applies regardless where we are in the hierarchy. I skin my knuckles or scrape up my hands fairly frequently. I'm a cyclist and always...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Lazy and disrespectful Nursing Assistants
    As a current CNA and someday nurse, block social media, disallow cell phones. Document your specific concerns and get them fired--it's not really likely punishment will lead to better work ethic....
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Dear Hospice Nurses, I beg you for a moment of your time, please.
    Depending on your situation, you might be able to consult with palliative care through your hospital, they might be able to help you with thinking through what treatments to continue with or not....
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. Portland Job Market for New Grads
    OHSU currently has a hirin freeze on nonclinical jobs but that could get worse depending on the sequester. Most new grads I know who found work here spent months networking before hand and/or did...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  21. Regarding nursing students- was this too much to ask?
    It's great. In pharm classes sometimes profs focus on prototype drugs that don't actually matter. A student worth his/her salt will want to be prepared. You facilitated that. I personally would be...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Frequent flier narc users
    It's sounds like a smart thing to try. Obviously frequent fliers aren't getting their needs-- addiction treatment, chronic pain, psych, social work, whatever-- met in the current system, right? And...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Call light abuse. What to do???
    sit them in a chair in front of the nursing station
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Need help struggling in math will i ever get in?
    You must sort yourself out and find a way to get good at algebra if you want to be a nurse. It's ok if you start off struggling, but med calculations and that type of math are important. Check out...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Shocked by facial piercings at work
    Depends on the culture of the facility and the city. We have nurses with full sleeve tattoos, despite it being a fairly conservative hospital it is a very liberal city.
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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