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  1. Help please
    Kaplan vs Saunders is more of a personal preference, I used Saunders and found it was nearly identical in format and difficulty to the NCLEX but that was also 6+ yrs ago
    Oct 22
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. The other side of the curtain
    Pretty sure life gave me limes so pass the tequila!
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The other side of the curtain
    I didn't realize how many times cancer is diagnosed in the ER, most pediatric cancers are and my heart sinks everytime a patient with cc of abnormal labs pops up on the board
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. The other side of the curtain
    It was in paragraphs and reformatted itself whenn posting since I'm using my phone, so sorry to have inconvenienced you....
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. So there is actually a difference between ADN and AAS?
    I am an ADN with an AAS, all it means is that I had to complete a few more general education requirements for my upcoming BSN program, I had to take a stand alone patho class, comp II, a second...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. The other side of the curtain
    More of a vent thread but there's a shred of wisdom that can probably found in the following run on that I have to get out to people who understand it all lol After the past 18 months I am seriously...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. pregnancy liabilties
    Sounds more like a legal question and we can't answer those. Congratulations though!! Talk to a local labor lawyer or do a little googling for your specific state.
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Help please
    Get a good NCLEX-PN study guide that is broken down by systems to use in conjuction with your lectures and tests as a study guide.
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. struggling first semester
    When you are taking your tests do you find yourself thinking "at work they do this..." vs "the lecture and book say..."? If you do stop! Real world vs. nursing school will NOT translate well on your...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Rules for Triage
    I have actually had to stop people mid sentence and ask what ONE thing made them walk through the door this very minute, and they look at me like a deer in the headlights and I swear I hear cricket...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Do Med Surg / Tele RNs still get hired into ER?
    I started at a small rural hospital on m/s, after 6 months they started rotating me pretty regularly to the ICU. I hit my one year and a position opened up in the ED and I went for it. Best decision...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Who would you hire?
    Where I work it would be the new BSN unless the ADN is more than 1/2 way through a BSN program and even then the hiring manager has to take it before a review committee. therefore out night shift is...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. RN Certifications?
    CPEN & CEN are available through BCEN. Anyone can get the study guide and take CEN, CPEN requires recent experience in a pediatric setting, TNCC and ENPC are also good to get if you want to land an...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    I live in SE MI and after last winter I ditched the PT Cruiser for a Patriot, it's not 4WD but it's higher up and heavier!
    Oct 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    My biggest pet peeve are the ones who feel that their co-workers without children should work all the holidays so they can stay home with their precious spawn :down: If you don't want to work...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New Grads...
    To those with BSN's looking to work at UofM some of the units, including the one I currently work on, will be posting positions for GNs MUST have a BSN and from what I have been told we are posting 5...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  17. Florida Hospital EKG test
    When I took it 6 years ago it was paper and covered just the major dysrhythmias and when I started in the ED I took am EKG course. Have you taken ACLS yet? If so that's a good beginning. Good luck
    Oct 4
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  18. Hate med/surg is ED any different?
    And this is why I made the leap to a Peds ER lol every now and then I think I miss the adult side, peek at their census and realize NOPE! overdoses are few and far between, the occassional ETOH is a...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Is anyone familiar with Azure college of nursing in Florida??
    I replied to another thread about this, Google search as there was recently an article about them online in Highlands Today
    Aug 31
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  20. Azure College
    Check the newspaper for Highlands Today as there was a recent article about them
    Aug 31
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  21. I need your advice....
    I used 6 do 6 in a row or as close to it as possible to ensure a nice long block of time off without out trying to flip flop, was a little hectic at times with the kid's schedules but that 8 days off...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Can I get a job with associate nursing degree in Miami or in South FL?
    Try smaller rural hospitals, they are less likely to be going for magnet status and more likely to higher a new grad ADN. Good Luck
    Aug 25
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. What Florida city do I want to live in?
    Try Florida Hospital, they have a lot of smaller rural hospitals within 1-2 hrs of Orlando and sometimes the rural small town doesn't appeal to new grads that want "shiny new and BIG" I started out...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  24. Transition Program
    http://allnurses.com/lpn-rn-nursing/lpn-rn-bridge-843470.html I would contact the BON but I'm pretty sure that the state has come down HARD on the online bridge programs, I know a few that managed...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  25. ER Workflow
    My first ER was 10 beds, 2 nurses and one doc, no techs and a triage nurse until midnight. Now in a level 1 PEDs trauma center it's 3:1 occasionally some of us will pick up a 4:1 if another...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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