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  1. The hardest parts of nursing?
    Patient families. I get that having a loved one in the hospital is anxiety provoking (I've been there). However, when the patient is calm and accepting and the family is freaking out I find that...
    12:35 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Vulnerable Population question
    Okay, I just went back and looked at my old assignments. I actually went on vacay that second week and not the third. I think this may be doable but you will absolutely have to be on top of things....
    12:22 am
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  3. College Algebra 08/19
    I totally bypassed uta and took math 1302 online for 8 weeks at community college. It cost me about 200 for the class and the book (book + math lab) was around 150. No proctored tests. I got my...
    Oct 26
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  4. Vulnerable Population question
    Ok, I just looked at some old emails from this class and the quiz is due on Sunday night at 1159. I don't remember when it opens though.
    Oct 26
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  5. Vulnerable Population question
    I too went on vacation the third week of this course. The third week is pretty intense. There is a quiz but I don't remember what day it has to be done by. I think Saturday or Sunday, I'm pretty...
    Oct 26
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  6. University of Texas Arlington RN-BSN online students!
    Lots and lots of discussion bored, I mean boards.
    Oct 26
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  7. MATH 1302
    I too needed college math but I heard so many bad things about 1302 at UTA from 2 co-workers that I decided to take it online at a local community college (Brookhaven). It cost me $208 for the class...
    Jul 21
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  8. Partner/Unpartnered?
    I think working at a partnered hospital helped me get in. When I told my manager I was applying at UTA she gave me a code to call and give to them so that they knew I was with a partnered hospital. ...
    Jun 19
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  9. Is PACU (recovery room?) good door to OR?
    If you decide to go into PACU please get some ICU experience first. Although I went to PACU from med/surg, I actually did spend a little time in the ICU/CCU and ER of the hospital I worked at as a...
    May 15
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  10. why do you do PACU?
    Hey tarotale, I live in Irving too!!
    May 15
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  11. Is PACU (recovery room?) good door to OR?
    I want you to please know that pacu nurses do not just sit, take vitals, and chit chat. I have worked 3 PACUs and days that I could do that were few and far between. Usually you have 2 patient at a...
    May 13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  12. All my PACU RNs
    I have worked in ICU and PACU. What I like about ICU is that you get an in depth total picture of your patient. Labs, history, LOC, etc. In PACU you'll probably never lay eyes on your patient...
    May 13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  13. Versant/New Grad PACU RNs
    I'm old school too, I think some experience should be a must for PACU. I went to PACU from a busy med/surg and found myself feeling ill prepared. I had to do a lot of reading and learning on my...
    May 13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  14. why do you do PACU?
    I think it depends on where you work. Right now I work in a PACU setting that I find boring. The hospital I work in does a lot of routine stuff, appendectomies, knees, shoulders, etc. I loved PACU...
    May 13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  15. I Want to be an RN, PLEASE HELP!!
    Skip community college and go for a second degree BSN. Most hospitals now require a BSN in order to get your foot in the door (at least in major cities). I have a previous bachelors and got my ADN....
    May 6
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  16. Question about registering for classes after N3645
    I am currently taking N3645. A few weeks ago I registered for nursing classes to take after N3645. My adviser just email me and told me that he is dropping me from these classes as I need to...
    Jan 15
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  17. Preceptor experience is not going well
    I precepted many new nurses. I can tell you that she is calling docs and giving meds without you because she wants to leave on time. When I precept I have to stay as long as my preceptee stays. If...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Incredibly rude and disrespectful patients and/or their family members
    ITA with GrnTea. You gotta stand up for yourself. I used to work on a med/surg floor and we had a repeat customer who was just awful. He had about 20 pills scheduled for a.m. meds and if you were...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. When patients and visitors are rude
    Is this condescending post for real? It is true that some patients/family members are having a bad day. It is also true that some of them behave as if you are their personal servant and that they...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Tips for a new PACU RN
    I think you'll like recovery. I love it. I think there are parts that get to be routine but I think all areas of nursing have some form of that. You are definitely right in saying that endoscopy...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  21. Tips for a new PACU RN
    Recovering endoscopy is somewhat different than recovering post surgical patients. I've worked pacu in 2 hospitals and I don't think I've ever seen a patient get general for and endoscopy. This...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  22. typical day of a PACU nurse?
    OR is a whole different animal than PACU. Hopefully your training will be as extensive as I'm sure your OR was. Experience with high acuity patients in the OR is different than dealing with that...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  23. CVICU/ICU to PACU
    What meandragonbrett said is spot on.
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  24. Interested in PACU
    I went from med-surg to PACU. I do think ICU experience is extremely helpful but it also depends on what kind of training they are offering you. I had to learn a lot about critical care as we...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  25. Newly licensed RN seeking Resume Advice
    Okay, here is my new grad resume. I took out all identifiers It's pretty generic since I just wanted A JOB and didn't care what unit I went to. On the second page is where I listed my previous...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help


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