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  1. ICU Charge Nurse with Patient Assignment
    When it's all they know, people begin to believe it's how it ought to be.
    Mar 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. ICU Charge Nurse with Patient Assignment
    250 bed hospital, 24 ICU beds (MICU+SICU), 1 charge nurse, 1 rapid response nurse; neither takes patients. Charge has both roles when short-staffed.
    Mar 3
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. crna loan payment plan after graduation
    Exactly Raider. And there are actually 5 CRNA schools in TX, 3 private, 1 public, and the Army program. So, the only school where a TX residency would help you get lower tuition is UT Health...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  4. Why no search button in Firefox?
    It's not that the search function doesn't work; it's that it's non-existent. In Firefox, on a Mac. It's okay though, I can use Safari. thx
    Jan 29
    Forum: Site Feedback
  5. Why no search button in Firefox?
    Maybe it's a Mac thing? When you say "rolling out" changes I definitely understand the difficulties that go along with that... I'm using Safari now, and it's better. Thanks for the quick response...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Site Feedback
  6. Why no search button in Firefox?
    The main page has no search field in Firefox. Neither does the General Nursing page. I had to go to the Nursing Discussion page and search for "search" to find that the search option...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Site Feedback
  7. ADN to BSN to CRNA or 4 year university?
    I second what PMFB said in his/her first post, and what Esme said about getting a job as a new grad. Stick with Loyola. Enjoy your college years, and focus on getting good grades. Work as hard...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  8. Which should I pursue?
    Choose CV Recovery. After a year there you'll likely also be able to work in the CVICU, and could then transfer or split your time between the 2 areas. This way you will have the "ICU experience"...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  9. "Expiration" dates on pre-requisite courses?
    Thanks. sent u a pm
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  10. "Expiration" dates on pre-requisite courses?
    I only ended up applying and interviewing at 2 schools because I got accepted to my top choice. I don't know that my Biochem degree made a big difference in whether I got an interview. But I feel...
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  11. "Expiration" dates on pre-requisite courses?
    HenryH, You actually might not need to re-take any of those courses, depending on the schools you apply to. I completed a BS in Biochem in 2005 and my BSN in 2007. Applied to schools this...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  12. Am I a Strong Applicant?
    Xristina, your biggest weakness is lack of experience. If you will have 1.5 years of experience when the program starts, that means you will have ~1 year when you apply, and you have only been in...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  13. Duke CRNA Jan 2014 start?
    I applied. Got an email Tues (6/11) saying Congrats; will be getting a letter in the mail with details about interview dates. Dunno that it matters, but I completed my app at the deadline, fyi
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  14. School, Biology, Grades, Advice, CRNA, etc...
    Re-take the course if you get less than a C. Otherwise, just move on and make sure you get A's in A&P and Pathophys courses. luck
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  15. Shift change and visitation in ICU/stepdown
    Our ICUs are closed 6-8am & 6-8pm. No children under 12. Flexible. Pretty happy with this as it allows time to focus on learning about patients and getting good baseline assessments.
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Need opinions, thinking of working in the ICU
    If you could possibly change your grad program to part-time or delay a semester or two, then that might make moving into ICU more doable. ICU experience will only help you become a stronger nurse in...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. Must-read article from Time magazine re. healthcare costs
    "Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us" Interesting read, with insights into hospital billing...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Need opinions, thinking of working in the ICU
    So, did you apply yet? If you can handle 6 or even 5 patients on a cardiac-step down, you'll have no problem in ICU. Sounds like you're a great candidate... I say, go for it!
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. Question about pay!? -- click 'Hourly Paycheck Calculator' You can enter your location, hourly rate, hours worked per week/s, and even deductions to get an estimate. e.g. at $25/hr in TX (no...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What is considered a large hospital??
    Know it's all subjective but here goes: <100 very small 100-250 small 250-500 medium 500-850 large >850 x-large >1200 ginormous Bed numbers don't necessarily correlate with...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Graduated in hired into RN Residency Program!
    Congrats Shane!! Reading so many threads about new grads not finding jobs is disconcerting... Makes me wish I were a manager, and that I could hire every one who's been unable to land a nursing...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  22. New Grad on SICU and unsure if I'm the right fit :(
    hey there N> Sorry to hear about your situation.... My advice is that you stay in your position at least through your orientation. In the mean time, you should talk to your manager about ...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. New nurse critical care- am I getting it?
    hey learning2b, Great advice from jadelpn. What you're experiencing is completely normal for a new nurse. Nursing is stressful, and taking care of unstable patients makes for a special kind of...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. New Grad, First Job (ICU)
    I agree with the others, and add: Assess, assess, assess, and assess again... Know that a full assessment isn't done in 2-3 minutes, but over the first few hours you spend with the patient. ...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. NYU-Langone Hospital Loses Power - Patients Being Evacuated
    "The Ed Show" on MSNBC interviewed a NICU nurse from NYU on the evacuation. Ed describes her as "one of the hero nurses" that night. ...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing