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  1. RT vs. RN? Is RT a useless profession?
    Imagine intubating your almost dead ICU patient, having to bag them AND set up the vent. See the value????
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Orientation
    We have a phased orientation process. And the length of time depends on the skill level. New grads, of course, have a much longer time frame than an experienced nurse who really just needs to learn...
    Jul 27
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. Syringe Pump
    I work in pediatric critical care, and we use probably ten syringe pumps for every standard IV pump. The reason being everything we do is weight based, and the volumes are extremely small and...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Chamberlain or De Vry?
    The WGU model is not your typical instructors model. I graded student papers for a variety of courses. 15 hours per week- total flexibility. ! was paid $20/hour. You can go to Accredited Online...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  5. Travel Nursing
    TERRIBLE idea for a new grad. A travel nurse gets, at most, one to two days of orientation and is expected to function as a full member of the staff from day #3 onward. Agencies require a minimum of...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Chamberlain or De Vry?
    I worked as an adjunct for WGU. I did not like the isolation and so transitioned into a Clinical Instructor position in the pre-licensure program.
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  7. CVL/ART Minimal Infusion Rates for PICU
    We run 1:1 NS and heparin @ 1.5 mL / hour in little ones, 3 mL/ hour in bigger kids. I'm interested in finding out if there IS any evidence out there! Great topic.
    Jul 22
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  8. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    The two above posts>>>> "like' doesn't seem like enough!
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Help with finding a DNP program
    University of Southern Indiana is one. *Google is your friend!
    Jul 21
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  10. Am I Being Bullied?
    Happynurse14 - there's a MAJOR difference between rude and bullying.
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    We have pet therapy as well. The animal is NOT kept in a cage under a desk all day, has regular vet visits to assure health, and required immunizations. This is not a pet therapy or service...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    I think pets have no place in a professional, open to the public environment. Service animals? Sure! Pets? No way!
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    Stabbed myself with a dirty needle that had previously been in an AIDS patient. 1990. Never tested + thank God. A co-worker was changing out suction canisters one night. Balanced the FULL canister...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. ASN/ADN Online hybrid schools?
    No pre-licensure school is completely online. You MUST complete clinicals - from 8-20 hours per week.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  15. Does pdn count in the "real" nursing world?
    It certainly 'counts ' as experience, but when hospitals say 'experience' they usually mean 'hospital experience'. Sad reality. I was fortunate to transition from home care to inpatient PICU...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Am I Being Bullied?
    I guess the thing to remember (in ALL of these situations that get posted) is that we only have one side of the story.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. TORCH complex
    The CHARGE kids I've cared for have also had either absent or under-developed thymus glands and the resulting lack of full immune protection.
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. TORCH complex
    My complete bad- I saw 'TORCH' and my brain processed "CHARGE". Lo siento Mea culpa too!
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Top 5 Do's Top 5 Dont's
    DO come to work well-rested. There is nothing altruistic about showing up for work on three hours sleep- in fact, it's dangerous and I would hesitate to want you for my nurse. DO take your breaks-...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. ok this is my plan( vent)
    Just be aware that ACLS/PALS and the like are NOT certifications- they are one or two day classes that you attend and if you pass you get a card. Sometimes this card is required for a job, sometimes...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  21. TORCH complex
    It is a diagnosis.
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Am I Being Bullied?
    You are not being bullied.
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. TORCH complex
    I cannot imagine what 'conflicting information' you have. Can you enlighten us with what you have so far? OR are you just trying to get us to do your homework for you? Because, honestly, it took...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Need to interview a nurse manager/leader/administrator
    Interview means face-to-face or at least on the phone. Posting your homework on an anonymous internet forum and expecting us to do it for you is likely NOT what your instructor had in mind. Sorry.
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Management
  25. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    The hallway charting cubby has two computers and two chairs. Plenty of room for two people to work. When I pull a footstool over and place it between the two stations, it's because I want to put my...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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