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  1. what size trach is this?
    I have a patient with a trach that was put in at another hospital. One side says 6.0 ID, 8.8 OID, 70 L, and mm. The other side says Portex Bivona TTS 11 mm. I am assuming this is a size 11 trach, but...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I had no idea... med/surg vent
    So here we are a month later... and I have to say that I am finally beginning to enjoy my job. One day I left thinking, "Where else can I get a genuine "thank you" from three people and two...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. UT Arlington Online RN-BSN July 2, 2012 Hopefuls
    I received my course map today with a July 2 start date. Unfortunately, I will be on vacation the first two weeks of July. I don't have to take any other prerequisiste courses thanks to my previous...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing Degrees
  4. I had no idea... med/surg vent
    I really hope it's not the same everywhere, otherwise there is nothing to look forward to. I know that much of it has to do with the fact that everything is still so unfamiliar, which slows me down....
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. I had no idea... med/surg vent
    I am a new med/surg nurse and just wanted to say I hate it. It's been 4 months so far and I have never been more stressed out in my life. I applied for everything BUT med/surg (at first) because I...
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. what is the pt to nurse ratio in dfw typically
    I work on a surg floor at Parkland and we typically have 5 patients with 1 admit and 1 discharge (days - 7 nights). I hear some of the other surg floors only have 4 (I haven't floated yet so don't...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  7. El Centro ADN 2012
    Haha, I was reading this thread and had to join. :) I graduated from El Centro (Northlake) in December and have a floor job at Parkland. I have to say, that after getting through that program, that I...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  8. HELP!!!  May be asked to resign, but if i quit can GROUP ONE still be trashed? TEXAS
    " now i really need to know from someone who knows...can she report me to group one if i quit with notice???? i thought they could only report you if you were fired or asked to resign. help me...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. shooting up in the palms? why?
    They both had these obvious little holes all over their palms, I suppose because of the fact that they're shooting this junk straight into the tissue so they don't close well. Patient 1 came down...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. shooting up in the palms? why?
    I've had two patients admitted recently for I&Ds of the hand. Both were early 20s and shooting drugs into the palms of their hands. Both also had very pretty veins in their arms. Anyone know why they...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Unemployed & inexperienced New RNs. Vent it out!
    I'm sick of people who supposedly love me pointing out everything I must be doing wrong. YES, I've made mistakes! NO, I'm not perfect! If I was the perfect job hunter and the perfect interviewer,...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. UTA online BSN program
    I don't have any personal experience with the program, but I work at Parkland and have worked with several students who are in the fast-track BSN program at UTA. They apparently do all clinicals at...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing Degrees
  13. Are shy and quiet people not allowed to be nurses?
    You will do FINE. This is one instructor out of how many? I am graduating in 6 days, and I had instructors tell me I need to be more "assertive," "confident," etc. just because I am not the first...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Eagle Pass
    Congratulations! I am also in DFW and also a mom and starting to wonder just how far out I am willing to go to find a job. Did they ask you to sign a contract for a set period of time?
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  15. Canadian nurse looking to move to Texas
    I am a new grad RN in the Dallas area, and it seems to me that there are plenty of jobs for EXPERIENCED RNs, but nobody really wants to give new grads a chance. Since you are experienced, I think you...
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  16. Eagle Pass
    It looks like it's a lot safer than Dallas, that's for sure! Check out this document: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/crimereports/10/citCh10.pdf. For what it's worth - my brother-in-law moved to the...
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. Parkland ER Nurse Residency 2012
    This job hunting is definitely a roller coaster! I still haven't heard anything, negative or positive, but goopsy, your post gives me hope! Congratulations!!
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  18. Parkland ER Nurse Residency 2012
    So 137 or so people interviewed, possibly. A lot! I see that some people who interviewed the first week have already received offers. I interviewed the first week but haven't heard anything yet. ...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  19. Parkland ER Nurse Residency 2012
    Longest weekend ever.... Does anyone still have the interview schedule from last week? How many time slots were on it? There were 62 the week before.
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. Parkland ER Nurse Residency 2012
    I'll play too! :D
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. BSN programs for RN with a BSBA
    I would think your options are wide open for online RN-BSN programs. I just compared UTA's (University of Texas at Arlington) online RN-BSN out of state tuition to the University of Pittsburgh, and...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Should I get my ADN or BSN based on my life goals?
    $70,000 a year isn't anything to scoff at, but it's not enough to raise a family of four on and still retire either; not where I live, at least.
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Why do articles say nurses are high in demand but in reality it's not?
    it's hard. just search this website using the words "lvn," "jobs," and "california," and there are tons of threads on this very subject already. here are a few links to get you started. i am not...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Nursing shortage ?
    Even if hospitals aren't bringing people in from overseas directly, the fact that so many of them hire non-citizens when there are so many unemployed citizens makes me angry.
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Should I get my ADN or BSN based on my life goals?
    does anyone else see the irony in the way this is written? "but those chances r low. we rnt ur typical teens/young adults."
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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