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  1. MILES CITY RN Program
    I have had the privilege of working with a few MCCC nursing grads and they are top notch....they most certainly know their stuff when they hit the floor as new grads and are prepared for the "real...
    Jun 26, '07
    Forum: Montana Nursing
  2. nursing schools in Montana
    We are lucky enough to have several schools here in Montana that offer top notch nursing!!!! One of the top rated is the Salish Kootenai college....another that comes highly recommended is the one in...
    Jun 18, '07
    Forum: Montana Nursing
  3. RN jobs in Bozeman
    What does your partner do???? Plenty of jobs here in Ennis......construction and contracting is HOT right now and there are ALWAYS ranch jobs;) The construction work is pretty seasonal, but the pay...
    Jun 18, '07
    Forum: Montana Nursing
  4. Rural Nursing as a SPECIALTY!!
    Greeting, mt33133----First, I want to wish you the very best in your schooling!! Our hospital hires new grads, but they often find if more challenging than they would have ever dreamed! So, I am glad...
    Jun 14, '07
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  5. Roll Call, LPN to RN Students!!!
    Greetings!! I have been an LPN for 14 years and will FINALLY be going for my RN this fall at a college about 80 miles north of where I currently work and where my family ranches!! I have TRIED the...
    Jun 11, '07
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  6. Rural Nursing as a SPECIALTY!!
    Greetings, fellow rural nurses!! I have been discussing this very issue with several co-workers and would like the opinions of all of you as well!! In the 14 years experience I have as a...
    Jun 10, '07
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  7. Transferring patients to larger hospitals...
    I guess I should thank my lucky stars!!! About the only problem we have here in the madison valley with transfer of pts to a larger facility is transport!! If Life Flight is needed from EIRMC or...
    Jun 10, '07
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  8. What exactly is Rural  Nursing
    Wow!!! Looks like I am TRULY "frontier" here!! Our town of 700 has a critical access hospital with 9 beds, 2 trauma rooms (with one bed each). Our lab and x-ray are here monday-friday and on call on...
    Jun 10, '07
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  9. do any of you work in anything other than ltc as an LPN?
    I have been an LPN for over 14 years and will FINALLY be going back to school for my RN this fall. I have worked several different fields, but most acute care! While many LPN's do work mainly LTC,...
    Jun 10, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Need Advice. I'm afraid my nursing career is over.
    Emma---keep your head and your chin up!!! It sounds like you did the right thing by your patients!! I am simply heartbroken to hear that you have had to go through so much!! hang in there, though!!!...
    Jun 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do you relay????
    I am soooo excited!! Our FIRST ever Relay for Life for our little county will be held the 29th and 30th of June and I am the Team Captain for our hospital team....we already have 22 team members, so...
    Jun 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Moving to MT tomorrow!
    how did your move go??? where did you end up??? I am in the madison valley, here in ennis and the old saying really does hold try....if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes or drive 5...
    Jun 10, '07
    Forum: Montana Nursing
  13. RN jobs in Bozeman
    unfortunately, with Boze-angeles having their own nursing program through MSU, you will probably have a harder time than most getting on at BDH!!! I worked there a few years back and they "prefer"...
    Jun 10, '07
    Forum: Montana Nursing
  14. Name hospital and salary--everywhere
    Wow!!! After reading a few of these postings, it is now loud and clear why Montana cannot recruit and retain good, experienced nurses!!! I am an LPN with 14 years of experience in ER, Med/Surg and...
    May 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Remote possibilitiesRural communities seek solutions as they grapple w/ RN shortage
    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!! Coming from a rural area myself (our town in 700 people and the nearest surgeon is 60 miles north and over a mountain pass), I know how difficult it can be!!! I have seen countless...
    May 1, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. How many hours would you work?
    since my hubby is a self-employed rancher, I must carry the health insurance through my employer for our family......however, if I could only work 8 hours and be home with my kids, I'd do it in a...
    May 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Are you getting holiday pay?
    at our facility, we are on a set schedule (at least us full-timers are).....3 on, 1 off, 3 on, 7 off...if we are SCHEDULED for a holiday, we get time and a half....if, however, someone else calls off...
    May 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Funny fake names for meds
    We also call Ativan "vitamin A" and also "captain Ativan".....a dulcolax suppository is called "the silver bullet" and xanax is "madam x"!!! We have a poster up for a "new anti-anxiety" med called...
    May 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Please share something GOOD that happened at work!
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Just found out today that our little hospital has agreed to pay for me to go back to school and get my ADN!!!!!!!!!!! I will start august 22nd!!! When one of...
    Apr 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Are you paid for orienting someone?
    I have worked in 2 facilities that have paid their nurses a "differential" to orient a new nurse!! Unfortunately, the hospital where I am at now (and plan to remain for many years) does NOT pay and...
    Apr 17, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I need some advice!
    GO FOR YOUR RN!!!!!!!! Whether it be ADN or BSN....I have been an LPN now for 14 years and wish each and everyday that I had just gone on for my RN...which I will be starting in August...at the...
    Apr 17, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Prayers for the Families of the Virginia Tech Massacre!
    June 14, 2003.........our tiny little town of 700 was horrified to find that a man that we had taken into our community, helped him find a home and a job had turned on us in the worst way!!! He spent...
    Apr 17, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. i had a couple Qs about nursing..
    First off, I wish you the very, very best in your future career!! You go, girl!!!;) ;) ;) ;) Second, do any of the medical facilities near where you live offer a "summer shadowing program"?? Our...
    Apr 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Report time
    Daytonite!!! LOVE your report page...quick, easy and TO THE POINT!!! One of my biggest pet-peeves is when you get into report and "someone" wants all the details of the patients...most of which could...
    Apr 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Should I tell my friend that she is dying?
    Very true!! Very, very true!!!
    Apr 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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