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  1. New Grads in the ICU - Summer 2013
    Hello! This is my first time quoting someone on my app, so hopefully it doesn't look like a mess lol. I apologize in advance! I'm newbie that recently started as well. Wecolme to the ICU! I...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Am I Only one who is irritated by doctors and medical shows?
    This show isn't medical, but I was wathing "Scandal." It was the episode where Huck's wife was giving birth vaginally. Once that newborn popped out, they immediately gave it to the mother and the...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Length of orientation
    The people in my class that work in med/surg areas get 8 weeks of orientation.
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Bed down close to the floor for safety
    With our low beds, they consider it a "roll" instead too.
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Volunteering at a hospital questions
    I'm always on my toes lol!
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  6. What did you do the day before your test date?
    I maybe the only outlier on this, but I still studied for the whole day before lol. That's just me and how I do exams though.
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. New grad RN, freaking out, is this normal??
    Go with your gut. You don't want to risk putting your license on the line.
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. RN  Ati comprehensice exit exam help
    My advice is do the practice exams and do a focus review on sections suggested on the results page.
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. New grad programs, how early to start process?
    It depends on your graduation date. Being that you graduate in the spring, start looking end fall/early spring (October/November-Januaray/February). They do this early to search through possble...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Should I try to get a CNA job?
    It's always a good thing to get your foot in the door! If you are able to work as a cna go for it. Sometimes you can go prn or part time and work one or two days a week during school. Then go...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Volunteering at a hospital questions
    In terms of questions, for the nurses, just ask about their experience with school and any helpful tips. For the doctors, it varies. Use your judgement so you are not intruding yourself onto them. I...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  12. Volunteering at a hospital questions
    I use to volunteer in the ER. I would do a lot of stocking of assessment sheets for all three ERs (2 Adults, 1 Peds). I kept tabs on what we were low on and report to the charge nurse. Stock printer,...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  13. Safe beds for patients
    I've only seen this used once, but it was years ago. The adult patient was involved in a mva. Suffered brain/neurologic injuries. All I remember was the patient did have freedom to move around within...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. NCLEX prep becoming too easy?Should I be worried?
    If you can get access to kaplan questions, I feel like it will benefit you the most. Saunders is great for content, but the question were on the easy side. Kaplan really makes you think critically....
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. PCT in SICU- soon to be new grad! Wanting a RN position
    Have a talk with your manager. Since you have been with that unit, they already see what an assest you are to them! I know many techs hired into a nurse position on the floor/unit they currently work...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. What would you do?
    Call out for help, hit the code button, and bring the patient to the nearest sturdy surface (floor, bed, etc) as assistance arrives.
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. Advice for a new RN...
    Take the OR job if you really want to be in the OR. I don't hear too many new grads being offer an OR position, so congrats! These opportunities come and go and you don't want to miss out! You do not...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Finally, I am an ICU nurse: CVICU
    Congrats! Hard work pays off!!!
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. How to study the Content for the Nclex?
    I preach the Saunders 5th ed Comprehensive review book whenever I can lol. I say give yourself two weeks to get through it. It is a good refresher book to jog your memory of things learn semesters...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Pharmacology and Pathophysiology before Nursing School?
    If I were you, I would take it before you start the program, especially since your nursing program is accelerated. My program had patho, pharm, and some other classes as pre-reqs to be completed ...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. A day in a CCU RN's life
    Lol, don't thank me! Thank user Fox_RuN! The user summed it up nicely. Also, I posted a little something about how we handle fresh hearts on another thread. Just review my post history and you will...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    I've been working 12 hr night shifts for over two years now and I still enjoyed them.
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. ED, or ICU for a new grad RN?
    I think at this point, you can just select an area you have the most interest in. I'm going to be bias and say choose ICU lol. However, during my critical care rotation, we only got to spend one day...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. CVICU settling post ops
    I’m a new grad that just got hired into a CTICU. My only experience with taking post-op heart patients is from my senior practicum. Hopefully I didn’t forget anything, but I will write out how we...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  25. What type of shoes do you buy?
    Nike anyone?! Or am I'm flying solo ;)
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series


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