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  1. How to work towards a research career?
    First of all, I am currently not a nurse, but I will graduate in May. I don't know if GPA is a factor regarding a research position but I will end up in the 3.7-3.8 range. I have always been very...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. failed third semester RN (BSN) with two C- and can i transf
    So sorry to hear about your father, nursing school is so mentally and physically draining by itself, I couldn't imagine attempting it during a difficult time in my personal life as well. What is...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  3. Preload, Afterload, or Contractlity based on Med help.
    So I am looking for some help regarding a homework question. The meds that are part of the question are Dopamine, Hydrochlorothiazide, Nipride, and Epinephrine. How do I determine how each of these...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Peds/OB
    Congrats! I am down to 16 weeks as well!! May 4th can't come fast enough!!
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Salary
    I know I'm not in your area, but local grads in Southwest Ohio area are starting around $23-$27 (low $30s at the VA if you can get in) It just depends on the network.
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  6. Help with direction to take ?
    You can always call a local hospital HR department and ask about good nursing programs in the area. If they don't mention the specific school your looking into, then maybe dig a little deeper. I...
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  7. Preceptorship HELP!
    Hey, who is this?! PM if you want. I am also in 2202 and 2203 at SCC right now. I have been with the Kettering Network for almost 7 years, what are you interested in? And don't forget, Grandview...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Grading scales and number of questions on your exams
    I would LOVE it if our grading scale gave an A for a 90% or above!!! At Sinclair Community college in Dayton, it's 93-100 - A, 86-92 - B, 80-85 - C, and anything below 80 is failing... It's...
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. No social life...can anyone else relate?
    You definitely need to make time for yourself as well. I have a wife and a 2 year old, so I make every Friday night, "Family Night". Regardless of whether or not I have homework or an exam or...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. IV infusion rates H E L P!!!!!
    You are definitely just over thinking this one. You're on the right path, you just need to fix your math at the end. 950/80 = 11.875. So you have 11 WHOLE hours and 0.875 of an hour left over. ...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Preceptor Advice...
    So I will graduate in May 2013, and I start my preceptor class in January. I have worked at my current hospital job for almost 7 years in the Operating Room. I know most of the managers in the...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Basic Safety Skills test
    More details? But basic safety is always use two types of ID for a patient. Double check your med orders. Know your parameters. Ask for help when needed. Know proper lifting techniques. Sterile...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. simple pathophysiology of heart failure?
    Left = Lung! Left Sided heart failure will backup into the lungs! Anything that affects your cardiac output can be a ventricular dysfunction i.e. Preload, afterload, contractility, and HR... which...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Advantages to being a male nurse
    I have had many on my instructors tell me that "men go farther in nursing". I don't know if we just don't want to settle for working as a floor nurse for the rest of our lives, or if we feel like we...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  15. Man Enough
    This sounds great! I graduate May 3rd 2013, count me in!
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  16. Education for a patient with CHF
    I feel like I'm kind of going out on a limb on this one but I thought I would at least ask and see what you guys think... You have a patient with CHF who admits to drinking 10-15 beers / day and...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Hospitals offering scholarships? ANYWHERE?
    i just had a co worker leave our hospital for the atrium medical center in middletown, ohio which is part of premier health partners. she said that after she works for them for a year they will pay...
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Well, I took the Pax-RN Test today...
    I'm going to Sinclair Community College.. It's in Dayton Ohio
    Sep 27, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. A job in the medical field while in nursing school?
    Sorry about that.. yes I am a nursing assistant in the OR. I work full time and I have been taking 2 classes a quarter for the last year, it is a big load to carry, but it will definitely be worth...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. A job in the medical field while in nursing school?
    I think it's a great idea... I have been working in a hospital for 5 years as an NA in surgery, and had it not been for my experience there, I would never have even considered nursing school. It's...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Well, I took the Pax-RN Test today...
    Went in for the Pax-RN test this morning and I was pretty confident, but definitely nervous. I have been back in school for a year now, and I finally got my pre-reqs out of the way so I was finally...
    Sep 18, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Hey CNA's, are you included in hosptials health insurance plan?
    I would assume as long as you are a part time or full time employee then they would offer you benefits. We do have resource employees (employees that work on an as needed basis) that are not...
    Feb 25, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. OR Nursing Assistant Question
    When it comes to prep, I rarely do it, most usually I will do it on a call case on the weekend. I help transport, turnovers etc... And as for scrubbing in to hold retractors, I have only been able...
    Feb 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. OR Nursing Assistant Question
    Well I do know that all of these tasks are in my job description, I have a copy of our hospital policy and all of these jobs are allowed by OR NAs, we also have a couple of nurses who run a very...
    Feb 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. OR Nursing Assistant Question
    Hey guys, this is my first post so I wanted to introduce myself, I also had a couple of questions too. My name is Joe and I'm a nursing student and a Nursing Assistant in the OR. OR CNA's seem to...
    Feb 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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