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  1. My impressions on the ER so far
    I love, love, love these posts from floor RN's who come down to the dark side, the ER. I wish most floor nurses could work a shift or two down here, just to see what it's really like. Over the...
    May 22
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Burnout tips?
    Time away from work is always helpful. Use that time wisely to do the things that nurture you, whatever they are: painting, exercise, yoga, church, family time, going to the movies, a cooking...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. SLU Call Program RN - BSN
    I'm looking for info about the Southeastern Louisiana University Center for Adult Learning program, RN to BSN. I am a second degree earning nurse (presently have a B.S. and pending RN graduation...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  4. Need Shoe Advice From Nursing Students
    New Balance 927's are the best. They will definitely exceed your budget (about $109 or so), but good shoes are worth the investment. I cannot stress that enough. I bought some $50 clogs on sale...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. Baton Rouge General School of Nursing
    You all should be hearing any day now. The committee met last week. The spring semester begins Jan. 3rd.
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  6. How can I keep my scrubs from fading?
    I find the color safe bleach (Clorox 2) to be fantastic at getting the color to stay. I primarily wear Cherokee and Urbane scrubs, and the color looks stays brighter.
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Watches for Nursing
    Here's a don't - The watches made by NurseMates get water in them! While water resistant is printed on the back, this may be referring to the "guts" of the watch and not the face. I'm the type...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. I HATE MY JOB
    Hey there, it's no wonder you're frustrated with the team nursing approach. I don't blame you one bit for feeling the way you do; for it to work, the group must function as a team! Do you have a...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  9. Article on Staffing of Nursing in Louisiana
    Here's a link to an article written by the Baton Rouge Business Report regardind staffing levels at area hospitals. It's not too promising for current new grads at the moment. ...
    Sep 1, '11
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  10. Why does anyone go into nursing?
    I came from management in a medical practice. My frist degree is a related healthcare degree, not a nursing degree, and the powers that be decided to eliminate my job. During my years there I was...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. What do I need for nursing school?
    During lecture note-taking, I'm a pen snob. My handwriting is better when I use gel pens, anyway. Love me some Pilot G-2 0.5 or 0.7, or the uniball vision 0.6. Once you buy the pens you'll only...
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Tell Me About Your Study Space.
    I took over my husband's desk! (This is but one of the many things he has sacrificed so I can go to school full-time!) Not only is his desk bigger, his computer monitor is too, which is so much...
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Compression Hose - What compression gradient is best? Do any come in petite?
    I am a total believer in compression hose. 10 - 20 feels best to me. They make a big difference in how my legs feel after a long shift. Over the years I've purchased all different kinds: the white...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. whats nursing fundamentals class like? cna type class?
    Second! Potter and Perry was pretty craptastic. At my school they find a way to make this course (unbelievably) hard. We had two classes, Fundamentals and Pharm, and the majority of people who failed...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Which Socks with Danskos?
    Good question! A thick pair for sure. One with reinforced, padded toe toe is best. (Champion socks work great for me.) I have several different types of socks depending on which shoe I wear,...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Info on Baton Rouge General Hosp School of Nursing?
    It is a very good program, but can be very hard at times. We are down to 30some folks after the spring semester. They had a 100% first time NCLEX pass rate last year!
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  17. Studying Issues
    Aromatherapy works for me. Peppermint is so stimulating. I burn peppermint essential oil or light a peppermint candle. Peppermint herbal tea is also a refreshing pick-me-up. Redbull is...
    May 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Anyone made it through Nsg school WITHOUT caffeine , Adderall, or Red Bull??
    Nursing school without RedBull, coffee, etc?! I shudder at the thought. As someone else posted, nursing school isn't hard per se; the challenge is learning the outrageous amounts of material in...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Info on Baton Rouge General Hosp School of Nursing?
    Good luck! We have about 47 students in this year's class. One dropped out last week.
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  20. Tips for passing clinical tests?
    Our RN program has bedmaking included as well. I got one of the more... critical instructors. My mitred corners are usually beyond perfect, but her comments to me were such that I couldn't stay on...
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Fundamentals Ah-hah Moment?
    I'm having trouble with several of the tricky Fundamentals of Nursing questions. There are students in my class who seem to just "get it." In talking with them, they seem to rarely struggle when...
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Ironing your Scrubs
    Occasionally I iron - it depends on how my scrubs look when the dryer is finished. The cool down setting on my dryer is AWESOME! Now I almost always iron my scrub jacket (higher cotton...
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. What is most important to you in your scrubs?
    I made the mistake of buying 100% cotton scrubs that fit fine at the store, but didn't take into account the shrinkage after putting them in the dryer. I was only able to squeeze into them for a...
    Feb 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. Anybody NOT feel like it's taking over?
    You are such my role model! I, too, hate Fundamentals with a passion. The questions we have to test on are about semantics to me. I read the book, always go to class, am perched pen in hand taking...
    Feb 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. How long does it take u to read
    I wish our school tested on just the powerpoints/lecture! After my first 2 tests I've found they get a lot of questions from information in the chapters. (In fact, our Director prefers the faculty...
    Jan 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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