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  1. Nurse market saturation 2015 and beyond ?
    Agree with Nickilaughs, Jenni811 and Loque. Since you are in California it is very competative here! Even for nursing schools programs!!I also live in the southern CA area. My daughter is...
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How many patients do you typically have (day/night)??
    Work days on Med/Surg/Tele unit. Suppose to be 4/1 tele, 5/1 med/surg but we have been going over ratio in the last 6 months. :(
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Forensic Nursing
    Also, some hospitals have a custody unit aka a forensic unit at others. A lockdown unit where prisoners are cared for.
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  4. Confused, need your help
    Wondering which state and area that memorial hospital at that? Thanks!
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Now MS Certified
    Whats the difference between ANCC and AMSN certs? Anyone better than the other?
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Ready to take the AMSN cert soon, any one take it recently and have any suggestions?
    How long have you been in med/surg before you decided to take the cert?
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
    I feel your pain, frustration and stress. Unfortunately its not going to get any better with HCAPS scoring. Real life nursing can be very disheartening after nursing school but you have to find...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. Med Surg certification
    Woot!! Woot!! WTG!!
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. New Grad RN starting on Medical Intermediate Floor
    Hello, Just wondering what kinds of patients are seen on a Intermediate Medical Floor. Are they transfers from ICU and then go on to a regular Med/Surg floor? Ive heard of major hospitals with...
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. why does medsurg nursing have to be like this?
    Is going to nights a possibility? I've worked both days and nights in med/surg and it literally is two different worlds. At nights there are times where it is crazy but much, much less than during...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Grossmont College vs. MiraCosta College
    Just had a friend graduate May 2011 from MiraCosta CC ADN program and she highly recommends it! Wonderful and top-notch instructors and she felt well-prepared for the NCLEX! She passed!! Best of...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  12. Former Navy Corpsman searching for alternitives.
    Don't know where you live but I think in CA you can challenge LVN exam....Call the CA LVN board. That would save you a ton of time then you could get into an LVN RN transition program...just a...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Patient acuity based staffing
    My hospital uses RES-Q Acuity Tracking software that each nurse is responsible for entering for the next shift. Throughout the day the charge nurse keeps tracks of discharges, admissions, central...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. Help nurses!!
    3.7 2yrs 60k
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Need help to convince parents!
    All I have to say is BSN!!!
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. FMU?
    Could be Forensic Medical Unit aka Custody Unit.
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Over 10 years after nursing school, how do I take the NCLEX now?
    I think she might be required to take a refresher course. I would call the WA Dept of Health which handles RN licensing. They should be able to direct her on the requirements. Best of luck!!
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. jobs & no jobs
    I did the same thing too. I was having such a hard time finding a job that I thought well it won't hurt and at least I can check out the units and get some exposure. I applied for a sitter position...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. How old were you when you finished nursing school?
    LVN 37 RN 41
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Thank You Email After Interview Question
    Yes...did it after my interview too and got the position! I asked for the interviewers business card and sent it to her work email. At this point I would walk it in. Wish you the best of luck!
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Fix my report sheet
    I think it depends on the unit you are in. For my brain sheet I googled "nursing report sheet" and a bunch of exmaples came up. I'll have to revamp mine soon too because I was working in a rehab unit...
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New RN, finally found a job:)
    Congrats!! If you don't mind me asking...which VA it is...some VA's are very particular in hiring ADN vs BSN due to trying to get Magnet status. I'm happy for you that you got in! Great place to...
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New Nurse!!
    Congrats and welcome!!:yeah:
    Apr 3, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Seattle University (Bsn) v.s. South Seattle CC (lpn)???
    BSN! BSN!! BSN!!!
    Mar 31, '11
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  25. Nurses, help me! I want to get in the hospital!!!
    What is the difference in scope of pratice b/w CNA1 and CNA2? I'm sure all states have CNA certifications but I have never heard of the two different certifications in some states ....:confused:
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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