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  1. Midlife Career Change to Nursing - Advice, please
    Since my earliest days as an adult I've been hearing from the veterans how glad they are to be nearing the ends of their careers because of the negative changes. Early in my Marine Corps tenure, then...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Should I go to pinning?
    I completely identify as a pragmatist nurse. I went to my pinning only for pragmatic reasons... I didn't want to create any possible disadvantages for myself in job hunting and angering the head of...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. Should I go to pinning?
    I'd guess that there's a difference in attitude regarding pinning between the "calling" nurses and the "pragmatist" nurses. The former apparently feel that nursing is far more than simply a vocation...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. Can someone describe a day in the life of an ER/ED PCT?
    Room patients from triage, assist them into a gown, put them on the monitor, do an EKG, hold an arm so nurse can start a line, help roll pt off backboard, clean wounds, help get pt into restraints,...
    Jul 27
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. How much do you get paid for being on call?
    $2/hr is an insult
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How much do you get paid for being on call?
    NorCal suburbs... $30/hr call time, $75/hr if called, 4 hr min...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. do I ready for the NCLEX???? need help~
    Take heart... The pass rate for 1st time, US-educated takers is 85%... If that describes you, you're quite likely to pass.
    Jul 27
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    NorCal... 5 years in... ED... 52/hr + 6/hr NOC diff + 4/hr weekend diff... Good bennies
    Jul 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Are your choice of scrubs childish?
    We're required to wear solid black, though style is left to the individual (which I prefer).
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. Should I go to pinning?
    I went to mine but only for political reasons... The director of the program was insistent that we attend and I didn't want to get marked by her. I would have preferred to give the whole thing a...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Pharmacology Flashcards
    And I accepted you as a friend since I figure nobody can ever have too many friends. To find these cards, though, one simply has to use the phrase "pharmacology flashcards" in Google or through...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Becoming a CNA before starting school.
    Many would agree with you. I speak only from the personal experience of doing a midlife transition into nursing, earning my CNA certification, working with CNAs for a year as a med-surg nurse, and...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Becoming a CNA before starting school.
    One caution: You may come out of your CNA class discouraged because the desensitization process takes awhile. I had many things that grossed me out, would make me gag, and had me vagal a few...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Pharmacology Flashcards
    You're welcome. I didn't really study for the NCLEX. I figured I would go in first trusting my studies to that point and repeat it if I failed -- as it turned out, I passed (as do some 85% of...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Any ED nurse EMRAP listeners?
    I have listened to a few shows but don't feel like it's worth the money for me.
    Jul 22
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Books for CCRN exam
    Well, DVDs are far too large to transmit electronically by any means other than an intermediate host... There exist a host of freeware Windows programs which can rip and convert DVDs into smaller...
    Jul 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. ER to ICU transition
    And set out for them your detailed plans for studying critical care medicine and nursing while you're off on leave... and then follow through.
    Jul 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. M/s tele now want ICU position
    I'm not sure I get it... if you want to be an FNP then why are you wanting to get into the ICU? FNP and ICU are about as far apart as two fields can be. If the MICU team had any clue about your...
    Jul 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. The Irony of Nursing
    So I've thrice read the OP and I fail to see any irony at all.
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Becoming a CNA before starting school.
    I think CNA is a terrible way to ascertain whether nursing "is for you." Were my nursing ambitions underlain by my CNA class or first-hand observation of a day in the life of the CNAs at my first...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Black listing
    Stories like this are part of why I have no aspirations of a management role... I do my bedside thing, seek to be a good nurse, and try to charm the pants off of everybody I meet. I remain ever...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Black listing
    Well, that, and one can speak volumes about a person while actually saying very little... damning with faint praise, communicating with inflection and emphasis, and a pause at just the right time......
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Is Bedside Nursing Really for me?
    Well, it really depends on why you're a nurse. Me... I'm in it primarily for the money and the job security... I neither love it nor hate it, I just do it because they pay me very well to do so. ...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Risk for Falls expected outcomes PLEASE HELP!!!!!
    I'll start by saying that I suck at this stuff... but... #2 sounds pretty good but #1 is not at all concrete... what are those behaviors to which you're referring?
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Risk for Falls expected outcomes PLEASE HELP!!!!!
    #2 and #3 aren't goals... they are interventions... What are some goals that will help be the bridge between here (fall risk) and there (free of falls)? That is, what kinds of things will...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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