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  1. job market in southeast idaho
    There are 3 LPN & 3 RN programs in this area.The job market is flooded with nurses and competition is very tough due to those schools. Because of this the pay scale is not as high as other areas. I...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: Idaho Nursing
  2. Question for nurses, nursing students, and CNA's.
    Ok this is just my opinion so here goes. It has always been my belief that everyone who desires to be in the medical field work as a CNA for a year first. You will gain valuable experience that you...
    Nov 22, '09
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  3. Any jobs for New Grads?
    Here in Southeastern Idaho the nursing jobs are few & far between. We have 3 RN & 2 LPN nursing schools and most students stay in the area. I do know that in the Boise area there are a few more...
    Aug 27, '09
    Forum: Idaho Nursing
  4. Nursing nursing nursing
    When you are in the nursing program you eat, sleep & sh#* the nursing program. But remember there is a light @ the end of the tunnel & it is NOT the train. It is a very stressfull time but it won't...
    Jul 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. LTC/rehab facility:  ?'s --LPN Scope of Practice
    I am an LPN & I work in a LTC facility. I assess lung & bowel sounds. I take MD orders over the phone & in person. We do not double check insulin & you ALWAYS count off narcs @ the end of your shift....
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Elderly CNAs
    Yep I work with a CNA who is 66. She is one of the best that I personally know. She may be a little slow at times but @ least she isn't text messaging constantly. I appreciate her & fortunatly so do...
    May 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Narcotics Documentation
    Always, always protect yourself. It will be your license on the line if (unfortunatly) there was a lawsuit. How irresponsible of that surgeon.
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Student Uniform  My Gosh!
    Wow! I'm sorry for you. We were called "smurfs" beause of our white pants & royal blue tops, but at least we wore pants. How impractical if you need to bend over or have to help put someones shoes on...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Terrible clinical day, nurses don't seem to care.
    To use a physical restraint you have to have a physicians order & the restraints have to be checked every 15 min where they are loosened, so it doesn't sound like someone was being lazy to me. Also...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. NCLEX- pass or fail?!?!?!?
    Congratulations you did it!
    Apr 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Would like your input ...
    Check out the colleges & universities in your area, schedule an appointment with a student advisor, they'll help you get going with your prereqs. I went back to school when I was 43. Good luck you...
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: Idaho Nursing
  12. What do you do to cope with sleep cycles being all messed up
    When I worked nights I used a box fan in my bedroom for "white noise" & had dark curtains up. I also took Benedryl just one 25mg. This worked pretty good for me.:nurse:
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How critical is chemistry to passing micro?
    I went to school @ a technical college which did not require chemistry, just microbiology and A&P. You should be fine without it unless you want to further your education in which case you might...
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Hiring freeze in Boise and surrounding areas
    I know here in Idaho Falls EIRMC has put on a hiring freeze. There are no nursing jobs in this area. It's tough right now & we have 3 RN programs & 2 LPN programs in the area & not enough jobs.
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: Idaho Nursing
  15. Relocating to idaho falls area
    I live & work in Idaho Falls & nursing jobs here are few & far between. Good luck on your search for one.
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: Idaho Nursing
  16. Dressing changes
    yep, call the physician for orders on dressing changes. Even if it's a new peg site if the facility protocal is with existing peg sites thats what it is now.
    Dec 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Low census = shift cancellation.....help!
    Thats happening where I work also. I've been thinking about a mall job (parttime) thru the holiday season. I guess maybe the nursing shortage is over & with the economy like it is I'm worrying about...
    Dec 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. So confused/upset/hopeless. Current CNA student needing advice.
    I worked as a CNA for 20 years before I became a nurse. The job doesn't get any easier, your number of responsibilities increases. I have always maintained the belief that everyone should work at...
    Dec 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nurses Past Their Prime
    My example is a co-worker who is in her 60's, backstabs other employees, makes drug errors such as giving meds not even prescribed to residents. As far as being a young nurse I am far from that. This...
    Jun 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurses Past Their Prime
    My point is I work in LTC with Geriactrics it's also a safety issue after 1700 your it as far as medical emergencies go there is no back up. Other than calling for the ambulance.If you don't have...
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nurses Past Their Prime
    I work with a nurse who is mean & nasty to everybody but the DON. This nurse backstabs & is just plain disruptive, not to mention drug errors that have occured. She is in her 60's and needs to...
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. "I have kids! I need to come in late, need more sick time, etc."
    When my kids were young I had to work holidays, swing & noc shifts. Now that they have lives of their own I'm still expected to work the undesirable d/t co-workers excuses "I have kids". So what! You...
    Mar 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I was a ______ prior to being a nurse/student nurse
    I was a CNA for 20 years & raised 2 children before going to nursing school. That experience has certainly helped along the way. What a wild ride it has been.:spin:
    Dec 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. New grad just got fired
    I also graduated in May, altho my experience has been positive it reminds of the reputation nurses have about eating their young. Hang in there & try not to let this influence you to much. Good luck....
    Sep 26, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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