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  1. Legalization of recreational marijuana
    Using nicotine in your time off is legal on a federal and state level, but hospitals can still require you to be tested for it and refuse to hire you if you test positive (and this is a growing trend...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  2. BSN required in the state of Colorado?
    Agree with previous posters--CO is tough on NEW nurses. Once you get some initial RN experience (from what I understand), it's better. Most of the hospital jobs posted say "BSN required." A ton of...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  3. Suction After Meal/On Schedule?
    Does anyone have some great evidence-based resources on whether or not it is best practice to suction after meals. Most sources suggest to suction before meals. A few sources suggest to avoid suction...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. Advice for a prospective Nursing Student
    What state do you live in? That changes everything as far as LPN/RN/BSN. For example: Colorado, I would say go straight for BSN and work as a CNA the entire 4 years of school. Wisconsin: ADN, work...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Dreading L&D/Peds
    You have an incredible point of view to share and its up to you how to translate that professionally to this population. You are obviously very brave to share this with us, and it's probably not...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. How long has your Nursing Program Director been in position?
    I've recently graduated, but saw a lot of leadership changes while in school, so I was curious if it is common that schools have difficulty retaining a Nursing Program Director. How long has your...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. What to do with medications if patient is NPO
    Prevacid can usually be held. Facility likely has a policy or standing order on the unit for holding insulin/what scale to use when client is NPO. If no policy or standing order, hold (depending on...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. What to do? Significant other complaining...
    My boyfriend (of two years) and I broke up during the second semester of nursing school (and my first semester of clinical)... still not sure that the two aren't directly correlated.
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. If we make BSN the entry level degree, we should be paid more
    This is just what I have found initially, but it sparked my interest and I will likely dig a little deeper. Here's a bit of a snippet about the value of BSNs compared to ADNs in terms of reducing...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Peripheral pulses - I'm not entirely convinced they exist!
    I am curious, you say you've tried on at least 30 people? Realistically how long did you try? 5 seconds? 10 seconds? 1 minute? 5 minutes? The reason I ask, is because I wanted to say it is OK to take...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Can CNA encourage and teach how to use Incentive spirometer
    Agreed. CNAs cannot TEACH. They can encourage. They can remind the patient to use it or watch and say, 'good job' or 'here, maybe try holding it this way.' They cannot teach; which would be telling...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. RN-BSN in 6 months is DOABLE!
    Thanks for sharing. I hope to start on my BSN at WGU in January 2014. I haven't gotten my transcripts evaluated yet (sent them in, waiting for report), but I'm thinking I'll need around 35 credits...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  13. How are new grads doing out there?
    I graduated in August of 2013. I got my license on October 22. I moved to Colorado on October 24. I took the first job I was offered, 2 weeks and 1 day after moving to CO (from WI), November 8. It is...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  14. How are new grads doing out there?
    I took the first job I was offered. It is not the last thing I wanted to be doing, but also not the first. ADNs with no true RN experience will struggle to find a job in CO. It is NOT impossible. I...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  15. Nursing Home New Grad Job Market? Please Advise!
    ADNs with no true RN experience will struggle to find a job in CO. It is NOT impossible. I found a job after 2 weeks of being in Colorado and seriously applying. (I'm an ADN with 11 months CNA...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  16. May I 'interview' you about your career in oncology nursing?
    Hi! I am completing my final semester of nursing school. For a project, we've been asked to interview (briefly) a nurse in a specialty we're interested in. I don't know an oncology nurses. I've asked...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  17. Am I shooting myself in the foot?
    Any feedback, comments or thoughts on the following are welcome. I'm a nursing student expected to graduate as an ADN in August of 2013 from a small, private college in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  18. Healthcare for inmates...
    Can of worms. Let's see... Inmates are people and nurses see patients as just that--people. Nurses don't care about races, sex, age, religion, gender, partner preference, profession, mean, nice,...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Test Advice
    How many credits are you taking?
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. A Success and Failure
    You've done great work thus far, and you will bounce back. Think positive, you're a star! No one can hold you back except yourself. Find out why you flunked, and move forward. This is and isn't...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. 94 on first exam but the next ones are harder and i have issues with this first one
    Read the questions as carefully as time allows. Answer exactly what the question is asking. Underline the words NOT and except for. I know a lot of students end up getting the answer wrong because...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. I passed my skills check off. Yessss (=
    Congrats on passing. IDK about stress... eventually you'll learn what works for you. The best thing you can do is be totally prepared for tests and check offs
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Accepted for Spring 2013!!!
    Congrats! I'm about a year from graduation myself; it's refreshing to hear your enthusiasm. Thanks. I'm off to study some Med/Surg :) Way to go! Work hard & have fun. :geek:
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    Health care is not a human right. Imagine (taking from someone else's example) you were born alone on an island... What right do you have to health care. You have the right to care for your health in...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. What is the Difference Between LPN and LVN?
    Thanks for clarifying!
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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