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  1. Indications for bed alarm use
    We also use Morse scale, it is also our unit policy to put a bed alarm on every new admission for the first 24 hours regardless of their condition. The unit I work on is neurology and most pts are...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. New Grad RN in Skilled Nursing/Rehab...5 days orientation?
    My first job after passing NCLEX was at an LTC, I got 6 shifts of orientation and had 20-30 pts per shift to pass meds, do dressing changes, give treatments to and keep safe on night shift. I'll...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. PRCM 3250J starting 8/26..anyone in?
    I'll be there as well. I'm taking stats with it the first 5 weeks, I'm hoping the first few weeks of business comm. are not that busy so I can focus on stats. Thankfully stats opened a week early,...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  4. Non skilled to skilled nursing
    Going into a new nursing job, you should get some sort of orientation and that is your opportunity to refresh those skills. I was in one nursing job for over a year where I didn't really get to...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. 4560 Gerentology Fall 13
    I also just finished this class and also had a bad experience with a TA. She took off points for not bolding my headings, or saying that my references were not peer reviewed when they were, but she...
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  6. Any Nursing Students for Spring 2014 for Tric??  Cuyahoga Community College
    I've already been through Tri-C's program, but it is a solid program, it's tough, but I learned a lot. Good luck to you!
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  7. Junior comp
    PRCM 3250J Business Communication will fill the requirement, it is a full 15 week course though. It is the only one I know of that fills the RN-BSN requirement.
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  8. Hospital closing my entire unit.
    I have been through this recently myself, we were given practically no notice and they did not help us with a transfer, it was up to us to find a new opportunity. My advice is to take it as an...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Question about liability insurance for nurses
    I also have coverage through NSO, it is pretty cheap even after the first year, totally worth having even for peace of mind.
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. weekend schedule question
    I also prefer working every other weekend, it especially comes in handy when it comes to vacation week so you can "extend" it a little when you know what weekend you have off.
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Training a new RN
    Wow, if that had happened on my floor that nurse would not have lasted through the night, if nothing else she should be putting patient safety first, my first med pass must have taken hours longer...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Can I have a job while in nursing program?
    In my own experience, I did not have a job during my own 2 year program and can't imagine how I would have juggled it all if I did, it was very demanding. However, if I could do it all again, I would...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Did you have more stress FREE TIME after you graduated? What did you do?
    In my own experience, I thought the same thing that the stress would be over, but after school ended and the real job began, it was a new kind of stress. My first job was in the hospital, but in a...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. Question about experience required
    I also agree that getting a job as an aide could assist you in landing a job as an RN. Many of my friends who worked as PCNAs during nursing school were offered positions as RNs on the floors they...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. I'm just sad :(
    I know how frustrating it can be to find your first job after passing boards. I applied to every job I could find a listing for, it was frustrating when all of my friends were getting jobs and I was...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. I'm scared, is this normal or should I run?
    The floor that you are hired to work on will create an orientation based upon the focus of their unit. If it's a cardio floor you will go through intense cardio training and classes. I just started...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. New Nurse and Nervous About Skills
    It's a very common feeling when starting out. I did about the same as you in clinical, not very much, lots of watching but not much doing. I started out as a new grad in a skilled nursing unit, but...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Suggestions on first nursing job
    A good suggestion that has worked for me and several people I know is to find a nurse to shadow whether it's someone you know or a friend of a friend or whoever. A shadow experience gets you in onto...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Help! PBDS
    Stick to a head to toe assessment, only do what is in your scope of practice, know when an emergency arises what to do, start CPR, etc and when to call the doctor. I went through it for my hospital...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Struggling in Clinical
    My first semester in clinical was my very first time with patient interaction and I was terrified. I remember trying to do everything perfectly by the book and I remember that I ended up making more...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Patient died...
    When I was in nursing school in my first semester my first 3 patients all died after I had cared for them. I would have them on Monday and Tuesday and I would find out the next week that they died. I...
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nursing math class questions
    If you are going for BSN statistics is usually a requirement, but for ADN, college math was enough which mainly consisted of algebra. Nursing math can get a little tricky, some people prefer to use...
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. New RN trying to find 1st nursing job
    The situation at the nursing home was not ideal, 3 days training for a new grad, 50 patients every night, many with sundowners and dementia, it was very tough. As a new grad, I had no experience and...
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. Pre-grad blues :(
    Clinicals are tough! You have the preceptor on your back, the floor you're on has nurses who sometimes don't always love students, the tests, the studying, it can all get very overwhelming so don't...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. instructor says nursing is not for me..
    Some people are easier to talk to than others and how they come off can effect your confidence for sure. When I have to approach a patient that seems like they are not on the friendly side, I just...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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