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  1. Exhausted in New Grad Residency
    I just finished the class section of my new grad program. It has been HUGE to only work 3 - 12s. The biggest difference is not studying for tests. I still look up stuff and study, but it is not...
    Sep 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Bedside not for me.  Any success stories doing something else?
    Have you thought about case management? I am also a second-degree new grad and was approached about a case management position. They usually look for experienced nurses, but since I was a teacher...
    Sep 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Pregnant and Working First RN Job
    I am sure this is not what you want to hear.... Nothing and I say nothing, is worth the stress on you and your baby. This beautiful time with your pregnancy to newborn to toddler to etc... will be...
    Aug 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. What's you're best drug seeker?
    I learned last week that a man in our state was caught repeatedly being treated for rattlesnake bites at different hospitals. Apparently he would receive pain meds after each bite and thought the...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Team Name for color run
    It's a color run, so a color name would be fun. So, ask yourself what makes every nurse run? CODE BROWNs!
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New nurse and critical patients
    fencer1119, Your post mirrors my own thoughts about the ED. I am now a month into my training as a new grad in the ED and have 4 1/2 left. I actually feel pretty competent with the general stuff(or...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. DKA dx?
    Does anyone have a link to DKA parameters for ED diagnosis? There seems to be conflicting ideas on when it is decided DKA. Blood sugars? ABGs? Ketones? Combination? Thank you
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Second week of work...
    I think the best way to look at this is to think about what this will mean to you in 10 years, 20 years? A healthy baby trumps any job and any situation! Step back and see the priceless gift of...
    Jul 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    1. Az 2. $26.50,with a significant bump after completing the new grad program 3. New Grad Program - just finished school in May, start next week. 4. ED
    Jun 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Job landed!  Work begins...
    I am vacillating between ecstatic joy and sheer terror. I graduated two weeks ago and I interviewed for a new grad nurse position at the hospital I've always wanted to work at. I just was given the...
    May 22
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  11. Second interview/shadow experience Friday!
    Check out their patient satisfaction scores. See where they are low and ask how they are remedying it. See where they are high and ask how they achieve this. This shows you researched their...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  12. How to stand out during an interview
    Take a copy of your resume and pass it out as you sit down. Be confident and take a deep breath. If you don't know an answer, DO NOT GUESS!!!! I was asked a tough clinical scenario question where...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  13. Straight out of school and going into the ER
    I, also am fresh meat! I graduated last week and start in the ER in June. I am lucky to be in a new grad program that trains/orients for 6 months prior to start.
    May 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. hyperventilating and don't know what to do... HELP HELP HELP!!!!!
    Get the medsurg success book. LOVE IT
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. NAU Accelerated BSN 2014
    You get the name badge at the Bookstore. Also, I was in contact with someone on here and have lost their contact info. Please send me a text if you are her.. lol
    May 5
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  16. NAU Accelerated BSN 2014
    Forgot to add this. Parking is EXPENSIVE!!! I didn't buy a parking pass. I walked from either Del Taco or the parking lot across from Target everyday. It was definitely doable and I refused to...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  17. NAU Accelerated BSN 2014
    Hi everyone, yes I have 5 kids and have 1 week left! You can do this!!! I also drove from an hour away, so this is a manageable program. The scrubs need to be a dark navy blue, but they will not...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  18. Becoming a nurse
    Hi, I would like to say YOU CAN DO THIS! Your kids are little, so take this time to do pre-reqs. Most of your pre-reqs can be completed online and class work can happen at night or naptime. First...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Speaking of tape residue...(and other pet peeves)
    I'd call it OCD, but really don't you think it should be CDO? Just looks better that way. ;) Love reading this thread.
    Mar 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Neonatal project?
    I think that the only way your department can "grow", is by reputation. What is your reputation? Are you the NICU that I would choose for my baby? As a mother who has been in a NICU with my two...
    Mar 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Have you blanked in an interview??
    They asked you to draw an EKG strip? WOW!
    Mar 18
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  22. Pediatric Brain Sheet
    Hi, I'm excited to be precepting on a general pediatric floor at a local hospital. Does anyone have a pediatric brain sheet they would share? I am trying to combine the ones I have used and would...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  23. NAU Accelerated BSN 2014
    Hey all! Just wanted to give you all encouragement. If you are on the Alternate list, be prepared. I believe they went pretty far into the alternate list. I was #5 and got in right away. Just a...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  24. NAU Accelerated BSN 2014
    You should all find out at the same time. Several instructors said they were going through applications this week, so I'd be surprised if someone had heard anything. As far as your question...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  25. interview honesty
    I would chalk it up to inexperience. You are not incapable, you are just inexperienced. The frenetic pace of the ICU was beyond your current skill set and you know enough not to endanger someone's...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help


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