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  1. White pants concerns
    This. When I had to wear white scrub bottoms I just wore some all white boxers underneath and had no issues. I don't like regular briefs personally, and don't look right IMO under white scrubs,...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  2. TX NURSES
    $22-27/hr for most hospitals.
    Sep 28
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. CPNE complete.
    Congrats. It is a great feeling isn't it? Now for NCLEX. I actually felt very comfortable taking my NCLEX because of all the Excelsior tests I took. I was used to the process and computerized...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  4. TX NURSES
    LVN, ASN, BSN? What type of facility, hospital, SNF, LTAC, Dr office, clinic ect?
    Sep 24
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  5. DFW area: Am I being low balled?
    Do you have any Oncology certificates or specialty training? Those add at least $1/hr to your pay easily. I know the rates are similar between Dallas and Houston (I think Dallas is a touch lower...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  6. New Grad, Moving to Corpus Christi, TX
    I know the Christus system there hires new grad ASN's. Corpus is a nice area. I have been there a few times on vacation. Have a friend from there and he really likes it there too. Pay is on the...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  7. Per Diem/supplemental Rates in Texas?
    I know Memorial Hermann has different levels of PRN staffing (PRN I, II and III), and pay is based on which level you are (no idea about pay or exact schedule since I don't do it).
    Sep 15
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  8. Per Diem/supplemental Rates in Texas?
    Location makes a big difference, Texas is a big state with a very diverse pay scale depending on the location.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  9. Stethoscope opinions
    I have some no name $30 stethescope that has served me well for a few years. I can hear manual Blod pressures. I can hear breath sounds. I can hear heart sounds. Works for me. Plus nobody...
    Sep 12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Charge nurse taking patients in ICU
    Unfortunately this is becoming more common, as is tripling in ICU, neither of which is good for patient care.
    Sep 4
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Excelsior in Florida?
    Nothing on Excelsiors site about Florida having special requirements.
    Sep 3
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  12. "Taking a verbal" = writing your own orders?!
    I call all males sir and females ma'am.
    Sep 2
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Mens Scrubs
    Really depends on the brand (and the line within the brand). I am a big guy. With Cherokee Workwear I wear a 2xl (short) bottom and a 4xl (Long) top. Tops fit great, but a little restrictive (no...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. Mens Scrubs
    I hate "mens" scrub bottoms that don't have a zipper fly in them.
    Aug 28
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. FCCA's - separately or both at once?
    Did both at the same time. Did 1 class 1 week, did the other one the next. Each 2 week block was easy that way and I did not feel like I was wasting time sitting around.
    Aug 25
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  16. "Taking a verbal" = writing your own orders?!
    writing an e-verbal when none is given is technically illegal and an easy way to loose your license if the Dr wishes it. That is not critical thinking. Asking the Dr when you call them for a...
    Aug 25
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. California Paramedic to RN
    As said, only way to become an RN in California now is through a traditional brick and mortar school with concurrent clinical studies. I have no plans to ever go to California, much less work...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  18. Texas Nursing
    ASN or BSN? New grad ASN is getting very hard in larger metro areas, BSN is not easy in metro area, but better chance than ASN. What part of Texas you looking at, Texas is a huge state.
    Aug 22
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  19. Brand new to excelsior and confused about registering
    Yeah, this new "class" process is much costlier and takes longer than just testing out for the courses. Are the class sessions required now or just an option?
    Aug 22
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  20. experienced RN salary
    Yeah, I have a coworkers friend that works there and he can't say enough good about it. He is working on his NP degree, being paid for by them. They do not require any time after you graduate, you...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Volunteering at Memorial Hermann?
    Yup, I only know 1 volunteer by name (but I am horrible at names anyway) since I rarely have any interaction with them aside from helping get the patient loaded up on a wheel chair for discharge or...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. Using more than one online CPNE workshop.
    Robs works best if you have more time, 4 weeks could be enough, but for me it would have been too much. Seems he said 8 weeks was the minimum, 12 was best. His plan works on repetition and just...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  23. CPNE
    I used RobsCPNE.com for my study along with the Excelsior study book. For me Robs was great because he breaks it down to the minimums of what is needed to pass the CPNE. While we normally don't...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  24. Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End
    Well thank you for your Service.
    Aug 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Constantly get frivolous complaints filed
    I really don't think this is something that can be answered online. Too many variables that just can't be seen. In all truthfulness, have you thought about seeking professional help? Most places...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing


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