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  1. Obese children...my rant
    My son is 8 and is in the 75th percentile for weight (95th for height!). His pediatrician told me he could safely gain up to 10 pounds and still be perfectly fine. I have always believed in...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. Health care costs are RIDICULOUS!!!!
    My son broke his arm on Memorial Day and my ER bill was $3800. Thank heaven for insurance which knocked my out of pocket down to $1600. After almost $26000 in bills last time I had to go to the ER,...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. SPC fall 2011 nursing program
    I had a 3.633 with all courses completed for Fall and I got in on the first pool.
    Jun 15, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  4. SPC fall 2011 nursing program
    haimyem - still waiting with you. I called advising and was told they are working on getting the orientation info out to us. The tentative date I got for orientation was the 30th of this month. ...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  5. Tuning in to patient cries
    I was in the ER two years ago for appendicitis and rang my call bell for assistance. No response. Turns out it wasn't working. They had no idea I needed assistance. I had to take my son to a...
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Tattoo cover up
    I have been wondering about this same thing for when I start school in August. Same issue, tat on my left wrist about an inch-and-a-half square.
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Some St. Joe nurses claim workplace mycotoxins are making them sick
    I have to wonder how past and current patients of the hospital are going to react to this. I have a feeling the hospital is going to have a lot more to deal with now that this story is out.
    May 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Life after nursing school:STUDENT LOANS
    I will be right there with you with the loans. Like pat8585 said, I look at it as an investment, one with a wonderful return. Does it stink, having to do it? Absolutely. But I think it will be...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  9. Student Loan... how much?
    I'm in the same boat as K girl. I will be pretty much living off of my student loans come fall. That being said, I did all of my pre-req's part-time to avoid having to take out loans before I...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Need some motivation or a kick in the ass for upcoming school year
    I too have been getting a ton of motivation from this site. And one of my favorite quotes (which I think I just posted on another thread this morning) is keeping me going too: "One half of knowing...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. It's your turn now, nurse!
    Definitely sending you prayers and positive thoughts!! And congrats!
    May 16, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Fill in the Blanks
    The more I read on this site, the more secure and right I feel about my choice to become a nurse. Thank you!
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. learn to say it correctly!!
    I have a coworker that does not even attempt to pronounce words correctly. And when I get frustrated and correct her, she brushes it off with a "Yeah, whatever." Really chaps me when she mutilates...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I know a woman who name her daughter Blue Rose. Why would you inflict that on a child??
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Community College *CLOSES* ADN program d/t poor job/clinical placement vs BSN
    I just got accepted to the ADN program at my college for the fall and I know I would have been devastated to have put in all that time and effort just to be told the doors were closing. My heart...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. A not too competative GPA
    Will definitely agree on the subjectivity of the "minimum" GPA. SPC claims 2.5 but I've seen people with a 3.6 get rejected. It can be extremely frustrating. I applied 4 times before I finally...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  17. Surgical leave... I just need some love and support from other nurses!
    Sending you big hugs!! For what it's worth, I started having severe shoulder pain a little over a year ago. After tons of tests and meds and useless crap, I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia....
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Best Nursing Quotes
    "One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it." --Sidney Howard "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." --M. Kathleen Casey "There is no...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. A not too competative GPA
    I know St Petersburg College looks at your GPA for the pre-req's and not the overall.
    May 13, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  20. Fearful, excited, and nervous about starting nursing school need some advice.
    I will be starting in the fall as well. My first thought when I recovered from the excitement of getting my acceptance letter was "now what?" My whole focus to this point had been working on...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Mom sues and loses after her baby is given to wrong mom and breastfed
    I am all for the safeguards put in place by the hospitals to avoid mix-ups like this (i.e., checking the bracelets, rooming in, etc). However, I wonder where either mother's responsibility is in...
    Apr 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Nursing There to Here...
    I will be starting nursing school in August and this really helped me to see the kind of nurse I want to strive to be. Thank you.
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. SPC fall 2011 nursing program
    Just got my letter in the mail yesterday so I will be starting with you guys. So excited!!
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing


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