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  1. Recent grad advice for future students
    Im another advocate for working as a nursing assistant in a hospital during / before school. It gives you exposure to the acute care environment, it allows you to learn things they can't teach in...
    Dec 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Can I pass PCCN with one year experience?
    Hey all, I have a question regarding initial certification for a new graduate. The wording: Option 1: Practice as an RN or APRN for 1,750 hours in direct bedside care of acutely ill adult...
    Dec 9
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Pet peeve, bad practice, or overly critical?
    Im a new grad on a Cardiac Stepdown Unit. My preceptor has told me- the two most important things when you get an admission (in no particular order) 1) Get their vitals 2) Get them on tele
    Dec 9
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    I wonder if there's a difference in the incidence of these things in magnet hospitals vs non-magnet hospitals. Food for thought.
    Dec 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. CNA License
    I was always under the impression that CNA's were certified. Hence the "C" in CNA. Also, they fall under the category of UAP, in which the "U" Stands for Unlicensed. However many people probably...
    Dec 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. can you be floated while your on orientation?
    No holidays while im on orientation :D I wouldn't mind though, but it's "not cost effective" (obviously)
    Nov 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Wrist tattoo in Nursing
    Deff hide any tatt's during the interviewing process. Nurses have them where I work. I feel most facilities have a ''no visible tattoo'' policy, yet it is the individual unit's atmosphere regarding...
    Nov 16
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  8. Are handguns allowed at work?
    I believe a previous poster referred to the Law enforcement agents as ''highly trained''. And yet.... I only learned 4 rules about guns Rule # 1 Finger off the trigger unless you're ready to fire...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Are handguns allowed at work?
    Woot woot things are getting steamy! Out of sight out of mind. Concealed carry FTW. Or at least locker carry FTW. I wouldn't have showed anyone.
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. No briefs?! Is this an ICU thing?
    Anyone have any evidence based articles regarding the moisture issue? I've also heard how some places like to ''let them air out''. But is it wishful thinking or is it actually EBP?
    Nov 1
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. Should a student nurse take ACLS?
    Hello! I graduated May 2014, and start my first acute care job in two weeks. I'll give you my opinion (as a new grad / peer)- (Please note that this advice is regional!) I honestly don't think...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    I start my first job in 2 weeks. The two hospital interviews I had I stated "Im willing to work either days or nights, I have no problems working weekends and holidays. I would prefer NOT to be on a...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Does anybody else feel guilty about calling off?
    Went through the last month of nursing school / preceptorship with shingles. :lurking: Not allowed to call out in nursing school. Anyways, If you're alotted X sick days that DON'T ROLL OVER,...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Why does this man's personality change instantly
    "I said if he does, I will not be changing it because I do not want to speak or go near him and he can lay in a pool of urine until the night staff come on. He continually buzzed that night before...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. "Which job" advice from exp. nurses
    Yes, I am recently graduated. I have not received offers from either place, however I have applied to both (and many others). I am (wishful) thinking I will get an offer from hospital A, that is...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    ^^ Sweet Sweet justice! I wasn't exposed, but I did roll the patients bedside table to unearth a little turd sitting on the floor. I chuckled to myself.
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. "Which job" advice from exp. nurses
    Hey all, I am putting this here to hopefully get some opinions from the experienced nurses out there! I dont know which hospital to choose. My ultimate goal is to completely relocate to another...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Capnography help
    Sounds like there were a few too many Morphine induced apnea episodes in your neck of the woods! :no:
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. LTC / Rehab...as bad as they say?
    Hey all, just wondering what the general consensous is regarding sub acute / rehab / long term care. Is it really as bad (for a new grad RN) as we always hear? Could it be that a few bad apples...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. amputation
    my understanding is elevation for first 24 hours, MUST lay prone a few times though. chances are test question wants to know if you understand the importance of hip contractures. The elevation...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. PRIORITY for BURN??
    What happens to fluid movement in the initial stage of burns? Ever heard of the parkland formula? If that stumps you, dont forget your ABC's Pt wont get an infection if they dye from...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. NCLEX less than one month after graduating!
    I graduated about may 10th and am taking the nclex june 17th
    Jun 6
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Pharm on NCLEX?
    My sister reported to me that she had a few, and she'd never heard of any of them. I wouldnt go too crazy about it, but definately learn the categories (olol, pril, ''ide") and their respective...
    Jun 4
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. 35 page review
    agreed! The spelling errors are driving me crazy.
    Jun 2
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. No!  It is NOT OK.
    (devils advocate) The use of "okay?" is integral to the implementation of healthcare that enables the client to make the decisions regarding their care. Implying they don't have a choice goes...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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