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  1. Nursing vs. Engineering
    No regrets so far. The things that really drew me away from engineering as it comes down to it is that I'm honestly not that good at math and probably would both dislike and have a hard time juggling...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Nursing vs. Engineering
    What a way to revive an old thread! I'm happy to say that I am now a practicing RN on my local hospital's stroke and neurosurgical unit and just recently received a nice little pay raise.
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Getting a C in Nursing
    The externship I participated in looked at overall GPA and not just individual grades in your Nursing courses.
    Jan 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Do male nurses wear scrub jackets???
    Hot? In an OR? Surely not.
    Jan 3, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. Are LPN/LVN's on the rebound?
    This is purely speculation from my own personal encounters in my locality. Is it just me or does it seem like LPN's are on the rebound in terms of being hired. I know a large consensus of people find...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. are most wound patients the frail elderly?
    Basically my question is in the title. Are the majority of wounds that require the attention of wound nurses elderly people confined to bed/nursing homes/etc.. How much of a wound nurses time is...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  7. RN to BSN - does it matter which school I pick?
    Yeah the online program through IWU used to have a clinical component, but no longer does. My main reasoning is that I will be working full time, as a new grad RN. Having clinicals is one thing, but...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. RN to BSN - does it matter which school I pick?
    Both of the schools I listed above are CCNE accredited.
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. RN to BSN - does it matter which school I pick?
    I will graduate with my ADN come December and plan on applying to RN-BSN programs soon after that. One option I have to attend an rn-bsn program from a fairly well known state university in my state....
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. When should I start applying for jobs?
    I will graduate with an ADN in December of this year, probably won't take (and hopefully pass!) the NCLEX until sometime in January. I was browsing my local hospital's job openings today and noticed...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. WKU RN-BSN online program
    Has anyone done this? full time or part time? Would you recommend this program?
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  12. How many of you both circulate AND scrub?
    Is it very often that RN's get to scrub in on surgeries, or are the RN's more exclusively becoming circulators while the surg techs take over scrubbing in?
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Attrition/Retention rate at your School
    I'm not sure, but people can and do graduate and become good nurses, everyone that graduated last year had an RN job upon graduation, whether locally or in another town. My main concern is the...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Attrition/Retention rate at your School
    I'm entering my 4th semester in my program with 9 people. We started with 25. My school has the highest NCLEX pass rates in the surrounding area. Nobody at all in my program has managed to make an A...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Blood Stream Infections (BSI) in your unit
    Does anyone know what the bio-patches are inoculated with?
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. I know this an old beast BUT ...
    OP I could swear you are talking about the same situation I see in my local area. We have one ADN program in my area (that I attend) and a BSN program that is an extension from a university a few...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Got An Externship position in Critical Care
    So I recently accepted a summer job opportunity for nursing students in my area to extern in my local hospital. I will be working in our combined ICU/CCU. Don't get me wrong, I wanted this area as...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. How old were you when you started CRNA school?
    What other kind of interview questions did they ask?
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  19. How old were you when you started CRNA school?
    Why, if you dont mind me asking, did you bomb the interview? I'm located in KY and if I ever went to CRNA school either the military or Murray would be my first choices.
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. I can't go to the ICU!
    Fall 2013 is my final semester. Yes, there is in fact an externship at my hospital for nursing students during the summer. I will most definitely be applying with hopes of going to the ICU/CCU....
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. I can't go to the ICU!
    No, only one hospital in my area. That's actually the reason why I didn't get the chance to do an ICU observation day. A school from out of town, knowing that the only hospital near them is the one...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. I can't go to the ICU!
    Actually, if I wanted to have a preceptorship in the ICU next semester I CANNOT have a job as a CNA or anything in the unit I want to precept in. My school states that if you work as a CNA or tech in...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. I can't go to the ICU!
    No, we don't even get to go to the ER in my program. The only chance I have now to get into the ICU before I graduate is my preceptorship next semester
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. I can't go to the ICU!
    Yeah I would absolutely love to have an ICU preceptorship next semester. I guess I was thinking that maybe this observation would help, in whatever little way, to get me a preceptorship position...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. I can't go to the ICU!
    A little background: I'm just starting the final year of my nursing program. Our clinicals allow for us to have certain observation sites are various hospital units, one of them being the ICU. I have...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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