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  1. Where are the new grads in ICU?
    I work on an SICU at a University hospital and we hire new grads. However, my manager only hires a few at a time so the skill level is balanced and they do get an extended orientation. You may also...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  2. Titrating Multiple Pressors
    Thanks everyone who responded and thanks for the tables! I should have given more information, but I was more interested in how to titrate for the future. No, this patient didn't have a swan line...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Titrating Multiple Pressors
    Tonight I had a patient on Norpinephrine, Epinephrine, Phenylephrine, Dopamine and Vasopressin with orders to titrate all of them to MAP> 60. My question is, does anyone have any advice when...
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Looking for PHN internship possibilities in AK
    Hi. I am almost done with my RN to BSN program (yeah!) but need to do a PHN internship before graduation. I am looking for an extraordinary experience (and a little adventure). I live in MN and have...
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  5. Looking for Com. Health Volunteer Position
    Hi. I am in an RN to BSN program and have to set up my own public health clinical for fall semester. I am a currently working RN with 11 years experience in acute/critical care. Anyone in...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  6. How much harder is CCRN versus PCCN?
    Thanks for responding! Hemodynamic monitoring, vasoactive drips, and 12 leads are no problem. Is that the bulk of the difference?
    Mar 11, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. How much harder is CCRN versus PCCN?
    I got a high score on the PCCN without really studying and am considering taking the CCRN as soon as I can (while I'm in the "certification mood"). Just how much more difficult is it? The PCCN wasn't...
    Mar 10, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. on line BSN program at Mankato
    Hi. I am currently in the second semester at Mankato for the online RN to BSN program. I too applied to Metro state but they had too many prerequisites before I could start the nursing classes. Plus...
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  9. ANG versus AFR?
    First off this website has been a wealth of info for me as I have been deciding on trying for a commission. Thanks to all the contributors!! I am about a year away from completing my BSN. I am very...
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. What boundaries do you set?
    I've been asked out many times by my patients. It always amazes me to because I'm not thin or pretty. I figure it's because they think I'd take good care of them or something. Anyways I always...
    Jul 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. MSU Moorhead RN-BSN vs St. Scholastica vs UND vs Mankato...
    I'm currently trying to figure out the Mankato RN to BSN program. I'm admitted but it says all of the online courses are full. However I disctinctly remember ( and I also found it online) that the...
    Jul 2, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  12. Nurses sound off!  Steth belt clip or around the neck?
    I usually wear mine around my neck but the occasional patient will grab it. Makes it hard to get away when they basically have a rope around your neck (so I never wear it that way when I am taking...
    Jul 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is there flight nursing in Reserves or just ANG? And other questions.
    Hey thanks everyone for the responses. There's a large ANG unit very close to me and they always have postings for flight nurses. I'm planning to talk to them later on this fall. I just hope I have...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Metropolitan State vs. Mankato State (RN to BSN)
    Thanks for the info. I think that I like the flexibility of the Mankato program better.
    Jun 29, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  15. Is there flight nursing in Reserves or just ANG? And other questions.
    I've been pondering Reserve or National Guard nursing for a while. I'm still a bit out from sending in a packet. I'm especially interested in air evac or flight nursing eventually, but I'm guessing...
    Jun 27, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. so i cried at work
    I've seen a lot people cry at work. They just get so frustrated and lose it for a minuite. These are experienced nurses too, it happens to everyone. You can't know everything about each patient and...
    Jun 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Metropolitan State vs. Mankato State (RN to BSN)
    Thanks for the info!! I'm leaning towards Mankato at this point. I have all the generals done but have one prereq for the metro program which will push back my start day until spring semester now....
    Jun 26, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  18. Metropolitan State vs. Mankato State (RN to BSN)
    I'm accepted to both Mankato and Metro State's Rn to BSN program. Any insight into these? I am a career bedside nurse with absolutely no interest in management, teaching or public health. Just doing...
    Jun 25, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  19. Potential MN Nurses Strike?
    Good luck to the MNA nurses!!
    May 19, '10
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  20. 2009 Survey: Doctor Nurse Behavior Problems Impact Patient Care
    I'm at a teaching hospital that is not owned by the university. Here the nurses have the majority of the power over the doc's (well except for the attending md's, but they're not around much). We...
    May 18, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. overwhelmed
    You may want to try coming in 15 to 20 minuites early for a while. Look up the latest labs, orders and read the admit and last MD note. May help you get a gameplan going for the day. Also, if you...
    May 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. how to strengthen application packet for reserves?
    Hey thanks for the advice! I didn't think I had a choice in any particular unit. I figured that I would just assigned to an open spot.
    May 17, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. overwhelmed
    I'm a float, often may not know many of the staff, generally don't have an NA and can have anywhere from 2-7 patients; so I try to be proactive. One of the first questions I ask on my rounds is "do...
    May 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. how to strengthen application packet for reserves?
    First off thanks to everyone who has answered my other questions. I have decided to join the military in some fashion once I get closer to completing my BSN. I was seeking advice on how to...
    May 17, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Interrupting a Nurse Makes Medication Errors More Likely
    Actually you will have a love/hate relationship with the phones. I like that I know right away if my patient is calling. Unfortunately everyone else assumes that you will answer your own calls so no...
    May 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing News

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