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  1. Renal Pathophysiology
    GREAT explanation Guttercat! Thanks so much! I actually asked my boss yesterday too and she gave me some of the same information you just gave me, but not so much detail. I LOVE pathophys, and yes,...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. blood draw from PICC
    At my facility, the policy is to stop the heparin gtt for 5 minutes, flush (10 cc), waste (10 cc), sample (10 cc syringe, but usually only take 4-5 cc), and flush (10 cc).
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Renal Pathophysiology
    So, I've been researching this, and I currently work on a tele floor where a good portion (50% or so) of our pts are ckd/aki pts. I'm fuzzy on renal labs to some extent and wanted to know if there's...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. No one will hire a nurse with only a Associates???
    so, so, soooooo agree. I just did some more HCAPS training yesterday, and I could just about puke from all of the scripting they want. What about the fluid overload I just caught, or the SVT we just...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Transfusion Reaction
    That's what I meant. I understand that the IV can stay in, but do you have to replace the entire drip set with a new one, or can you clear it of blood and use it?
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Transfusion Reaction
    So, I know what to look for as far as reactions during transfusion of PRBCs, FFP, etc. I'm also aware that you always want to stop the infusion and start a "new" line of NS at KVO. I think I...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Counseling/psych after Psych NP?
    I'm looking into a Psych NP program in my area that allows dual certification in NP/CNS with about 6 more credits. The CNS part gives you counseling education and allows you to reimburse for...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  8. Pregnancy and... the floor?
    So, I'm 31, ready for babies, and on the floor. I'm still a new nurse (nearly a year), but we're thinking of pregnancy in the next 3-6 mos. Any opinions on being pregnant on the floor? I know the...
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Am I ever going to get this?
    I am soooooo glad other people feel this way too. I know we all say it, but it just also seems like no one else could possibly feel this anxious and nervous as a new nurse. I'm almost a year old...
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Tuition Assistance in Virginia Hospitals
    The hospitals I've worked in just give a blanket TA amount to employees. Many times, it just has to "be related" to your job. I haven't seen one that won't pay for nursing.
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  11. Georgetown Online FNP
    Oh, I knew it was new, but not that new. Thanks for the info.
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Georgetown Online FNP
    Does anyone know much about the strength of the program? I've looked around allnurses, but haven't found anyone who is actually in it, or who has had experience with it. I know it's expensive, and I...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. Where can I take Microbiology and Nutrition ONLINE? Please help!
    Wow, I've never heard of that. Thanks for the info!
    May 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Where can I take Microbiology and Nutrition ONLINE? Please help!
    Just to reiterate, the nursing programs I applied to required a lab with micro... requiring it to be an on-campus class.
    May 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. anyone leave high paying 1st career?
    I left a job that payed almost double what I'm now making as a nurse. I got into an accelerated BSN program and didn't work for the year I was in it. I don't have kids, but know plenty of people who...
    May 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Advice needed on which job to take...
    The only problem I see with the surgery center, as a fellow new nurse, is that it is not considered an "acute care facility"... is it? That's the big stumbling block where I live. I took a hospital...
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. New grads 2011, Northern Virginia/DC, who is hiring?
    Sort of outside of the DC area but Culpeper Hospital and UVA are hiring new grads. I work for Inova and they are not hiring new grads... but that's also what they said when I was hired (as a new...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  18. RN jobs in Virginia
    I've had the same problem with Firefox. Safari worked fine. There has to be some sort of compatibility problem. Try a different web browser.
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  19. moving and handling difficulties working with dementia clients
    I am currently working in a psych unit with a specialization in geriatric/dementia patients. You are right, they can be very difficult to deal with. But, we have amazing docs and nurses who can pick...
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How much MONEY do you make? (questionaire)
    bsn va $25/hr plus diff. (up to $8/hr, depending on the shift. works out to about $50-55k/yr). like: helping people dislike: catty people/attitudes/cliques
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Anyone take the Hurst Review for NCLEX? Is it worth the money?
    I took the review in 2010... fantastic!!! A lot of people are talking about how they heard Marlene's voice during the NCLEX but I still hear her voice as I'm working on the floor! Our reviewer was...
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Shenandoah 2nd Degree and Midwifery Programs
    Just an FYI, GMU's pass rate is higher than Shenandoah's... this year and historically: Virginia Board of Nursing Education Programs. I applied to Shenandoah but ended up getting into Mason so I...
    Jan 11, '11
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  23. day in life of behavioral med. RN
    In addition to the above, a lot of time is spent "checking in" and talking with patients and families.
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nurse pay vs. cost of living
    Pay differs a lot. Depending on the hospital/system you go with, there are shift differentials and it can even differ by floor. There are also some much cheaper places to live. You just have to...
    Nov 29, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  25. Accelerated BN advice?
    There are a lot of opinions of this one the site and you'll hear good and bad about both programs. I went through GMU's 2nd degree program and the good is that you are done in 12 months. I am finding...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing


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