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  1. Finished Nursing School totally sane
    Congratulations! Good luck.
    9:43 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. first job or wait
    I am old fashioned enough to say that if you accept a job and go through training and orientation, you should stay with the job long enough to justify the investment in you. Grad nurse programs are...
    9:40 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    33+ years medsurg: medical, oncology, dermatology, step down 2 summers camp nurse long term care overseas children's homes clinical instructor classroom faculty emergency room (last 17+ years)...
    Dec 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. medgar evers, lpn
    Congratulations! and Welcome to nursing
    Dec 21
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  5. First-Time Clinicals --Looking for Advice
    Be mindful that having a student slows a staff nurse down. Do your best to keep up, ask pertinent questions, but not delay things. Sometimes it is awkward to explain why things are done in...
    Dec 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. question about Candidate Performance Report(CPR)
    Not to mention they were only offered twice a year. Mess up for any reason, had to wait 6 months to retake, and could not work as a grad nurse during the time.
    Dec 20
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Starting Nursing School in January and I Got Summoned for Federal Jury Duty!
    You need to contact the court clerk and ask directly for either a postponement or release. The judge can release you, but they don't very often. I've been in a federal pool, and municipal ones. ...
    Dec 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. question about Candidate Performance Report(CPR)
    Thank you Akula. I took the paper and pencil boards back in the dinosaur age! We had to pass the 5 separate exams in different areas, which pretty much told us where we were weak, lol.
    Dec 20
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. 1 yr RN, starting in the ER Dec 29, 2014
    Get ready to have 83 things thrown at you all at once; learn to set priorities. What needs to be done STAT, ASAP, urgently, or can wait a bit. Ask lots of questions, learn where everything is. ...
    Dec 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. question about Candidate Performance Report(CPR)
    I don't know what Candidate Performance Reports are, is this a local thing for your nursing program?
    Dec 19
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Should I retake this class?
    Will your school wipe out the first grade and replace it with the new grade, or does it stay there in addition to taking it again? Some schools keep both in the mix. Upping your GPA can't hurt. ...
    Dec 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. ADN
    ADN
    My hospital employs a lot of Assoc. degree nurses, our local college offers both Assoc. & Bach. programs. Obviously the Assoc. has fewer classes, but they all study the core of nursing together; it...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Dwindling faith in this profession
    I am very well aware of it; I work for this corp. I have taken a pay cut, and other "take backs" with each successive contract. Our staffing has decreased year by year. I have a deductible and a...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Dwindling faith in this profession
    Well, let's see. For just one visit (out of 12 for this drug) for chemotherapy, my insurance was billed for: a) pharmacy $41 (2 OTC pills) b) IV therapy $1000 c) IV solutions $22 d)...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. UMSON Laptops
    I don't know a lot about various PCs, but my ASUS drives me crazy. The front edge of the keyboard somehow connects to the mouse pad and the cursor jumps all over the page randomly. On the other...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. the most annoying student
    No, many schools do not. When you have a large number of applicants, getting committees together to read and evaluate essays, and/or do interviews takes a lot of time and manpower. When you have a...
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Am I right in my thinking working on the dementia unit?
    Skin lotion is a non-medicinal part of bathing. It is simply doing skin care; and is best applied directly after a bath.
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. nurse
    thank you
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Faking seizures?
    CYA, if you have a letter from her neurologist about when to call, and one from her releasing you from liability for not calling except in those 3 instances, then you could consider not calling. ...
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How to get experience?
    They always say that, hiring an experienced nurse means you don't have to spend as much time or money orienting, as you do teaching a new grad. But if they can't get enough experienced people to...
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    hmmm, its better than "you copulating caucasian female canine" (words have been euphemized to avoid asterisks :lol2: )
    Dec 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Passing end of semester HESI
    I'm not up on HESI questions, but just wanted to say hang in there. One test does not define you and mean you have failed everything. Failed a few exams myself (lo, these many years ago); been a...
    Dec 13
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  23. How do I explain to my snobby family why nurses are important and worthy of respect?
    Nurses are the ones who interact with patients, hour by hour; not a twice a day check in by the MD. Nurses assess for and pick up on the little changes, especially when somebody starts to crash, and...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. RN,B.S,M.B.A- Starting Over
    I have had students in their 50s, and even a few 60+ and 70+. Don't let age stop you if this is what you want to do. Being a nurse is somewhat different than being caretaker to a family member, on...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I wish they had to stay and watch the chaos
    Would you really expect a doc to come in 5 different times to discharge patients one at a time?
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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