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  1. Relocating to FL with 1 yr RN, ADN experience.  Job Prospects?
    Hi, I am in Northern VA now, but am considering relocating to FL in September (for family reasons) once I have completed 1 year at my current job on a very busy cardiac step down unit. I...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  2. Patient ratios progressive care units
    At a non-union hospital in the dc area, we have 1:5 on days and 1:6 on nights. It used to be 1 less patient per shift until about a year ago. The difference that addition of an extra patient makes...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. NVCC transfer to Mason
    The NVCC program is an AAS (Associates of Applied Science) and doesn't meet the gen ed requirements for Mason. You have to also get your AS which requires a few extra classes that the Nursing...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  4. NAs 161 or BIO 141 at NVCC?
    I would take BIO 141, 142 and CHEM 111, and Microbiology if you can swing it. I think taking NAS could potentially hinder you if you plan to go on post ADN. Most area programs (including George...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  5. A NVCC math class to prepare for TEAS or is study guide enough?
    I'm a nursing student at NVCC and tutor for the teas. The handbook should be plenty. You only need additional math if you're struggling with the questions in the handbook.
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  6. Not Getting "A's"
    I totally understand and like all the other posters feel your pain. My program also has a 85% B and a 93% A. Our exams are 50 questions, so to get an A you have to miss 3 or less out of the 50...
    Oct 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. My first day of clinicals funny moment...
    I can totally relate! Also, not as bad as my first day and me calling my clinical instructor in to listen to my patient's lungs because I thought I heard something adventitious. (I was hearing her...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Anyone waiting for acceptance in NVCC nursing fall 2010?
    Yeah, I'm not messing around about those codes! So much more to deal with than chasing down books or codes. I ordered my books last week. Just waiting for financial aid to kick in... Now that we...
    Jul 29, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  9. NOVA Clinical locations??
    I did this for this semesters classes. I clicked the button at 10:01 (got my classes), by 10:05 the classes I wanted were filled. Craziness! Thanks again for all your tips! Did you happen to...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  10. NOVA Clinical locations??
    Hi, I start the RN program at NOVA this fall. The first semester the staff assigned my clinical rotations--after this semester I will choose my sites based on preferences (day, time, clinical...
    Jul 21, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  11. Lunch?
    I love the idea of this bottle, but am always worried about the reusable straw. Do you put it in the dishwasher? how often do you clean it?
    Jul 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Clinicals?
    I start at the end of August. We have a skills lab once a week the entire semester. The first four weeks we are there for 3 hours a week, after that we go to 2 hours a week and start clinicals.
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Can I have multiple ear piercings?
    My program only allows 1 set of stud earrings, too and that isn't just at clinical. The expectation is that in lab we dress the same as if we were at the clinical site.
    Jul 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Awesome amazon.com deal for students - FREE Prime!
    Thank you!! My prime was almost up, great not to have to pay that $79 for a year.
    Jul 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Pharmacology online?
    I took Pharmacology online last semester as I wanted to have all my program corequisites done prior to starting my program in August to lighten my load so I can continue to work. I found...
    Jul 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Anyone waiting for acceptance in NVCC nursing fall 2010?
    I was in the second orientation :) And as far as the codes they put the fear of god of me. I think the book rep spoke longer than anyone else as we all had tons of questions about the books (all...
    Jul 14, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  17. Anyone waiting for acceptance in NVCC nursing fall 2010?
    Flames, Thanks again for being a resource for us! Can I ask you a couple more questions? --Did you have to take HESI every semester? I have seen some programs on allnurses require a minimum score...
    Jul 14, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  18. Anyone waiting for acceptance in NVCC nursing fall 2010?
    Thanks for the info, Flames! You are the third person I have seen in the past couples days mention to get Saunders right away. I was just looking at it on Amazon last night and am now definitely...
    Jun 11, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  19. Anyone waiting for acceptance in NVCC nursing fall 2010?
    Hey Guys, I got my letter today!! I'm super excited, was so afraid as I didn't get into the accelerated program in April and when I saw another thin envelope in my mailbox my heart dropped.... ...
    Jun 11, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  20. New Grad RN no job thinking of being a CNA
    I'm sorry to hear about how you are struggling! I am hoping to start an ADN RN program in the fall (am waiting to hear back any day now) and seeing how much folks are struggling to find a job post...
    Jun 10, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Is working as a CNA considered experience when looking for an RN job?
    Thanks for all the replies! I definitely want to work in the hospital and love the suggestion of trying to get an RN mentor. I'm extremely excited and think if nothing else, I will gain a greater...
    Jun 9, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Anyone waiting for acceptance in NVCC nursing fall 2010?
    PS--I applied for the traditional track as well.
    Jun 9, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  23. Anyone waiting for acceptance in NVCC nursing fall 2010?
    Hey Guys, I have the same thing under organizations! I had to add the module (my heart completely sank because I added Content: Organizations at first instead of "My Organizations") and now I see...
    Jun 9, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  24. Is working as a CNA considered experience when looking for an RN job?
    Hi, I'm in the process of getting my CNA license in VA while I wait to hear back about whether i've been accepted to an RN ADN program (after the ADN I planned to do the BSN at a local...
    Jun 8, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Anyone waiting for acceptance in NVCC nursing fall 2010?
    I'm waiting, too! The obsessive checking of my mailbox is getting to me. 2 weeks will be on Thursday, hopefully we have all heard something by then. Good luck to you all :)
    Jun 8, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing


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