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  1. IPN and LIFE
    We are tested so many times a year. 24 during the first year. I've been six weeks without one, then had two in one week. It's hard on the pocketbook. Ours is $ 45 a pop. Through Affinity.
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. Starting a new Caduceus Meeting
    Have you tried your State nursing association?ours offers professional support groups as well as helps guide ppl through their consent orders. I went to treatment at a facility that specialized in...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. Trying to pick myself up during my suspension.
    There is a woman in my nurses group that will graduate from a DNP program while under a consent order. Our aftercare program is very stringent and required communication between them and her program...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. How to cannulate without pain?
    I went to a class today and we had a mini cannulation "workshop". I remembered something I practiced on.. I used the tubing of a needle and cannulated it over and over.. To get the hand of the "pop"....
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Confused Nursing Student....help!!
    I did not have any clue what "kind" of a nurse I wanted to be until my last clinical of nursing school. I did however have FIRM ideas on what I DID'NT want to do. Just study hard, get all the...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. She got fired...
    Was there no other MD that could be called? No ER Doc? Way too little info.. Outside her scope, she could lose her job and her license .
    May 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. A question to nurses with children
    Just a thought.. In a clinic or MD's office (good luck finding that as a new grad unless you want to make MA pay), there would be things you would have to miss. Kindergarden graduations? Awards Days?...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Medical and Surgical ICU at Grady Health System
    Do you know anything about Grady? Grady is frequently on the edge of bankruptcy. It is the only Level One Trauma unit in the ATL area. The pay is less than average. They rarely hire new grads...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. How to cannulate without pain?
    I think each pt is different. I think your attitude and demeanor is important. If you act all timid and unsure then the pts are not going to trust you. Breaking the skin is what hurts. I don't go...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Transfer advice please
    Why don't you apply to a specialty area? Sounds like a simple solution?
    May 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nurses Week/Hospital Week
    My clinic didn't recognize our AA on Secretary's Day. So... since she organizes all things like that... I'm sure we are SCREWED. The other two nurses in my clinic gave me a blank stare when I greeted...
    May 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. management demanding perfection from a new grad
    I don't have any advice to offer since I myself am in a precepting nightmare at this time. But, I do want to offer you some support and encouragement. I would contact an attorney. There is a section...
    May 3, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Learn from my STUPID mistake
    Always check the stop-cock on transducers.... loose ones leave a big mess, lots of paperwork and a pt with a much lower crit.
    May 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Accepted into ADN program and need advice about my fears
    Congratulations! I have an ADN and am working on my BSN while working full time. I despise math. HATE IT. Frankly, I was terrified of Clinical Calculations. I was more frightened of that than the...
    May 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. CCRN  after ADN
    You have to have two years(I think) of ICU experience to get your CCRN. You will have no concept as a new grad about how to pass the CCRN, wether it be ADN or BSN. It is a very difficult test and...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Arterial line vs. cuff pressure.
    One other thing you could have done was "hard flush" the art line. Take a 10 ml syringe with NS and flush it throught the port as you would if you were drawing labs out of the port. Sometimes the...
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Need help with application
    We can't give legal advice... But, the truth always works well. Consult an attorney.
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  18. Medication Documentation course online?
    Just want to say "Welcome". No info on test though. I didn't have to do that for my BON. Just a residential medical proffesional tx program, aftercare, drug tests, quarterly reports, my firstborn...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. diprivan abuse
    A CRNA in treatment with me, his DOC was diprovan. Relapsed on it three times.
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Need Info On Davita..........
    I also had no dialysis experience. The hiring process was as smooth as the last hospital I worked for. One interview with with center manager (they call them Facility Manager) then an offer in about...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Need Info On Davita..........
    I've worked for Davita for about a month. I have not drank the kool aid yet. However, I have also worked for two for profit hospitals. Davita seems to be no different than those hospitals in the...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. I hate nursing exams
    Perhaps you need to do something in the science related field that you love so much? The fact is if your program has a 99-100% NCLEX pass rate they are testing correctly. Tough. Suck it up. Adjust...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. WellStar Douglas
    Ummm... I would check out the school systems. Not just take the real estate agent's word on it. Georgia education in general is among the worst in the country. Wellstar Kennestone has a huge L&D and...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  24. Much demand for psych NP's around Atlanta?
    Will you be practicing as a counselor that can write scripts? How are you going to utilize your NP? There is a very large recovery community in the Atlanta area with two prestigious institutions that...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  25. What can I do to these scrub stains? Help Me!!!!
    I didn't read other posts, forgive if this is a duplicate. I just saw at grocery store, in the bleach section, right above the bleach, a clorox bleach pen. It was a "new" version of the old bleach...
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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