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  1. When do you follow your heart?
    I see all sides to this as I have seen both sides at work. I think that you do in a way owe something to your new company for hiring you as a new grad but in reality I think you should follow your...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. How's your dating life?
    Well I had to marry my college for 2 years. Now I am out of school and getting a divorce. I am happy about it though, long time coming and being a nurse affords me the ability to take care of myself.
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. MSN Bridge Program
    Hello Everyone, I am have a prior Bachelors and I am thinking of doing the UoP Bridge program for people who have an ADN but a bachelors in another field. I want to do the dual MSN/MHA because my...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  4. Anyone in the ED used EPIC.  Go live soon in ED.
    I have been using it for a year in two different hospitals. I LOVE it. One hospital has a much better setup, but both are easy to navigate and make my life so much easier!
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Triage Handoff
    Our EMR Triage screen shows us all this information. We get a quick verbal breakdown but you can see all the info on one screen.
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Cutting my ties to this specialty
    It is good you have realized this before you started working there as an RN. ED is definitely not for everyone!
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. My heart is set on the emergency field but...
    I work in the ED and I find it is very easy for me to separate myself from death and children. I feel empathy for them but I am able to stay detached from situations enough to not take my work home...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. New grad in rural ER?
    Thank you! I see what you are saying. I found that my first few times on the floor I was nervous but I really found my rhythm in a short amount of time. If you really feel like it is where you want...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. I passed NCLEX!!!!!
    Congrats!!!!:w00t:
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. Am I cut-out for ED nursing?
    I started at my local hospital while in nursing school as a NCP (CNA). I floated to every unit but I excelled in the ED so they decided to make me a tech. I worked as a tech until I graduated. I...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Nurse/Patient ratio in the ED?
    My ratio is 5 to 1 from 7a to 11a and then 4 to 1 from 11a to 7p.
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Why is Army medic experience not valued for New Grads applying for ER jobs?
    I am sorry for what you are going through. When I was in nursing school I had two former Army medics in my class and a bunch of Navy Corpsman (Military Area). I learned a lot of valuable things from...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. New grad in rural ER?
    I am a new grad and I work in a Level 2. I love my experience thus far! I think it is all about getting paired with the right preceptor for you, some people just do not mesh. I saw a bunch of my...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. How do you handle the drug seekers?
    I treat all my patients the same no matter what. But I will say that our doc's tend to check and see what type and how many narcotic prescriptions people have gotten, if they appear to be "drug...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. ER VS ICU NURSING
    As an ED nurse and a former ED Tech I am very insulted by this comment. Sure we don't handle ADL's on the same patients all day long but we do CPR for hours on end, deal with people at their worst as...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Bag to bring to work?
    I really love 31 Bags. You can find independent dealers just about anywhere in the country. I carry to utility tote and mini utility tote to work. I also keep one of their mini bags in my locker to...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. New to Site
    Hi Everyone, I am Chris and I am an ED RN in the Hampton Roads area. I am a new graduate nurse. I am just looking to network with other nurses and to get information specifically regarding travel...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings


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