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  1. Frank J. Tornetta
    Blahhhhh. Had the interview today. They threw a curveball. Had 25 ccrn questions.
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  2. Got an Interview @ Drexel!
    Hard scenarios? My icu experience isnt all that great because we barely get any real acute pts anymore for some reason. And thats the reason that im scared of the interview lol.
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  3. Got an Interview @ Drexel!
    Any pointers on the interview? What do they ask etc. any advice will help! And congrats!!
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  4. Apart from the obvious, what else can..
    Go shadow a CRNA. It will give you more of an insight on what they do. I first thought it was gonna be monotonous, but it really isn't. I've met over 30+ CRNA's, and not one of them are unhappy...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  5. Frank J. Tornetta
    got an interview in May, Anyone graduate from there?
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  6. Got an Interview @ Drexel!
    any luck? Im waiting for them to give me the phase 2 review. Just awaiting my BSN transcripts to come in.
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  7. ICU experience
    I've been in my MICU for over 8 months now. Other experiences are PACU for 2 years and ER for 4.5 years. As I have said in the other thread, the acuity level of my unit is not that great. It's...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  8. ICU Acuity - Georgetown Hospital
    Yup. I am close to 1 year in ICU experience from 5 years in the ER and I still think im not ready. The acuity of the patients in my ICU are not the best to learn from. Been looking elsewhere, but...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  9. Unfortunate ICU RN in need of less physically demanding job
    it all depends on which PACU you go to. The good thing about ours is that the pt's are already on their own bed when they get to PACU. The only physical thing we do is to just push their beds to...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. ICU nurses, Is 3:1 patient to nurse ratio a common occurence or am I just tripping?
    Honestly, sometimes 2:1 is hard enough, these patients are unpredictable, but 2:1 is appropriate. However, 3:1 is unsafe IMO. Even if you have a pt that is a q4 hour vs, he or she can be a "dinger'...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. University MedSurg ICU vs Level 2 Trauma ICU
    Either or would help. The trauma ICU will have more critical patients and you will see more. There are times in my med/surge ICU that we dont have one patient that is on a critical care drip of...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  12. ER RN to ICU?
    Jkr thanks for the insight. I think i'll be fine with the drips since im familiar with that aspect. Vent settings im not as good with as well as A-lines. The other issue I have is the skin...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Going from ER to ICU
    sorry for bumping an old thread, but saw that you guys have good insight about the transition in here. I'm an ER nurse and in need of ICU experience to expand my knowledge, and as a req for CRNA...
    May 13, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. ER RN to ICU?
    Hello Folks, I am an ER RN for 4 years, with 8 months PACU experience. My ultimate goal is to become a CRNA, and in order to do that, I will need ICU experience. Anyone here have any...
    May 13, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. The number of questions and passing
    sheesh, what a burden off my shoulder, passed! yayyyy.
    Mar 14, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Nclex-rn Cut Off At 110 This A.m.:absolutely Sick!
    good luck mine shut off at 116, i find out tomorrow morning if i passed.
    Mar 13, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. The number of questions and passing
    Mine stopped at a very odd number, 116 give or take. My friend said if you remember your last question, and know you got it right, it is more than likely that you have passed,but maybe she's just...
    Mar 12, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Anyone regret starting in the ER or ICU?
    You cant really go by people's advice on where to work, go where you felt the most comfortable with. Im getting advice from the people on here not to go to the ER and go to MS first as a new...
    Oct 28, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. ER after Nursing School
    I currently work as a unit secretary on a MS floor, and Im not really a big fan of MS. I mean I held my own through nursing school (I graduate in a month and a half), but I have a feeling that I...
    Oct 25, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurse Externship
    The one im applying for is more of the education type I guess, llg. The description states that a will get paired up with an experienced RN and basically work under her or something like that.
    Mar 2, '07
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  21. Shingles
    thanks for the replies!
    Feb 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Shingles
    he wasnt born here, which is why he was not vaccined.
    Feb 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Shingles
    Im a nursing student and had a patient who has shingles last night. My questions are; can the virus live on inanimate objects? and 2, I touched a scabbed over/dried part of the shingles with gloves...
    Feb 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nurse Externship
    Has anyone had any experience doing student nurse externship? If so, what was it like, how were the hours, and did it help you at all? And has anyone done it at princeton medical? Thanks....
    Feb 21, '07
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  25. Functional decline?
    Hello I looked up functional decline on google and got mixed results. Anyone know the definition? From what I understand it is: degeneration of muscle strength and general weakness throughout the...
    Apr 20, '06
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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