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  1. When to choose a specialty
    I agree with loriangel 14. A good friend of mine went into nursing because he had a son who was severely disabled. He always said he wanted to work pediatrics, but when he did his clinicals he was...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. The Shortest Distance Between Two Points is a Straight Line
    Stair stepper here, too, and I'm 47! After many years doing other things I decided to return to my first love - the idea of nursing. I got my CNA and was fortunate enough to get a job on a rehab...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. CNA's taken off schedule after passing boards?
    This is not the practice my hospital system uses. We have several PST's (CNA on steroids) now that have all finished school, passed their boards and are interviewing within our system for RN...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. An all time low for a new night shifter
    I went on nights at the beginning of this year and have to say I am grateful for a relatively easy adjustment. I have three teenagers at home. I can say I did research and developed a plan for...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. A nursing student at 48. My journey could be yours...
    THANK YOU! I am 46 years old and went to work at a hospital as a "tech" three years ago to see if this career change/path was indeed for me. Turns out I loved it as much as I thought I would and have...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  6. How did you get your hospital job???
    My first job I went to visit each hospital and by chance met the nurse recruiter. I simply asked her how a new CNA would go about entering a hospital. I shared a little of my goals (to become an RN)...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  7. A&P online
    >><< I am finishing A&PI online now with an A. It can definitely be done, and it worked better for me to do it online, but there are a couple qualifiers. First, I had a study buddy who was...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Anatomy Physiology Spring 2012
    I am starting A&PI this semester as well and like you, a bit nervous. I went to a workshop last week intended to give tips for success. I knew it would be tough, but wow, I cam away a little nervous....
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. 24/7 Video Cameras in ICU rooms
    I work on a tele/med surg floor and we have the capability to monitor every room. For awhile we had about six dedicated pt rooms with cameras for those extra confused ones and/or Baker Acts. But it...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. Nashville area health/hospital systems with own nursing program?
    Hello, My husband has a career opportunity in the Nashville area. We have been in Florida where I began working as a CNA, then nurse tech/Patient Support Tech, and then got training as a...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  11. What do I ask oncologist re: brain tumor? What would YOU do?
    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the thoughts and good wishes. MCYICURN - The situation is peculiar in terms of what the actual patient wants to do. Sadly, either from the ICP or the surgery to put...
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What do I ask oncologist re: brain tumor? What would YOU do?
    I have been working as a Patient Support Tech for two years and am in nursing school. This last week a friend of ours was diagnosed with glioblastoma bilaterally at the thalamus, already a high...
    Oct 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. University Community - Pepin Heart - St. Josephs, what's your experience?
    I am curious if anyone has worked for these hospitals and what your experience has been. I have the opportunity to interview at all three and want to hear people's opinions... Thanks, g
    Jan 14, '10
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  14. Disheartened by Administration & need advice
    Diane, Thank you for your reply. Our facility is non-profit so I'm guessing our CEO is just an ass :) I appreciate your response as to how to get pro-active!! I love it and will follow up. Since...
    Sep 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Disheartened by Administration & need advice
    Hello, I am a nurse tech and recently transferred from one unit in a hospital to a newly opened "sister" facility within our system. It is called an LTAC (long term acute care and NO, it is not a...
    Sep 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Rare Illnesses please!
    I recently had a pt with neuroblastofibroma. Nicest guy in the world. Saddest thing to see. Invaded his lungs and spinal cord.
    Sep 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. My boyfriend gets upset when I have to study. Advice please!!!!
    I agree with those who say dump him, BUT you may not want to do that....so you could go the route of saying "Well, you may not like it now but you won't mind when I'm making 50grand..."LOL (I'd still...
    Sep 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. How to pay for life while I go to school?
    Hello, I am curious how everyone managed to pay for life while they went to school. I am a nurse tech at a hospital, a little older than some (43) and want to go to nursing school. BUT at this...
    Sep 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Do you ever feel like you short-changed someone?
    Hello, I am a relatively new nurse tech on a critical care/long term floor. My RN's have up to 4 pts at a time and I have 10 (supposedly not more than that but I 've had 13!). Some of our pts are...
    Sep 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New PCA in the ER, Anxiety wont go away..
    Yes, I was afraid when I started too! A couple days after I started a nurse introduced herself and said she would've done it sooner but I looked too afraid! ha ha Just take a deep breath, have a...
    Aug 11, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Florida CNA's
    I definitely think you need to know the steps involved in the clinical exams. Of the 9 people taking the exam only 3 of us passed the clinicals on the first attempt. I've heard you can find some...
    Aug 11, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Preventing falls  in acute rehab center
    I work on a rehab floor. We work as a TEAM - there is no "I'm the RN, you are the Tech" attitude here...if someone needs help getting pulled up in the bed, so be it. If they are a total assist - get...
    Aug 8, '09
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  23. how many cna's plan to continue their education?
    Where I live the market is saturated with LPN's. Most that go to school for that are just trying to "leapfrog" into an RN program. LPN's get first seats over non-nurses so it works out better for...
    Aug 8, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Florida CNA's
    I took a challenger course at TampaBayCNA - it had it's pros and cons, but overall I was happy to get the info. I did study a lot before the exam - a month at least - and made flash cards to...
    Aug 8, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. How long do I stay here ?
    Hello, I am a total newbie to healthcare, but have a lot of life experience and family in healthcare. I took a 2 week test prep course to challenge the FL CNA exam, studied like crazy and ended...
    May 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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