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  1. RN PROGRAM
    Did you pass the NCLEX-PN? Have you checked MATC? They have an lpn-RN option.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  2. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Thats why I have life insurance. It will more than cover expenses and give my only child money. My house will be paid off and I will have little for other bills. We save for his college already too...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Also cost of living. We live in a 4bed 3 1/2 bath ranch house. We put work into it when we bought it. It's nice and comfortable. Nothing fancy. We we drive cars til they die, saving that car...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    We are a family of three (my husband, son and myself) and we are definitely okay on just my salary. Cost of living of course has something to do with it. We have a nice home, not extravagant, we...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. New Grad orientation...
    Ugh I can't edit for some reason. I get paid my full wage, including weekend or evening differentials while doing orientation. Orientation for free would be ridiculous!
    Jul 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. New Grad orientation...
    Three 12s a week day shift on a med/surg oncology unit in a hospital. My orientation lasts 12 weeks, at the end of that there are some new grads that need another couple weeks.
    Jul 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. hypoglycemic treatment for NPO patients
    Ours as well.
    Jul 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. How long does it take to get used to it?
    I love 12s! After two weeks I was doing alright. I bought some Danskos and while my feet are tired they don't hurt at the end of the day. I go home, eat and go to bed though, nothing else on the...
    Jul 7
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    Mine says RN in big letters red outline white letters. Managers say manager, or educators. Nothing about BSN or MSN on the floor nurses, some of the managers/educators might.
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. EPIC Computer Charting
    I've used both and EPIC is much more intuitive. When I got hired they even had an EPIC three day class for training. Having that has helped me get the basics down.
    Jun 26
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. New Grad Oncology
    I'm a new grad and found a med/surg-oncology position to see if I wanted to go more in depth with oncology. So they are out there. :)
    Jun 22
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  12. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    Wisconsin metro area ADN grad dec '13 NCLEX feb 12, 2014 Job offer in May 2014, no previous experience Applied to about 150 openings within a 30ish min circle, but once you set up profile the...
    Jun 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Surgical technology degree
    I had friends who did surg tech at milwaukee area tech, I did my nursing school there and we shared some pre-reqs. It's a good program and usually students get in the first semester they are...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  14. CCN smoking an electric cigarette at nurses station
    Well there are studies being done that are showing that it may be more than water vapor and I don't want to chance that for myself or my patients.
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. CCN smoking an electric cigarette at nurses station
    I'm new to my facility but we are completely smoke free campus and e-cigs were mentioned in orientation as well. You can't even smoke in your car on campus. I'd find out policy about that for...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Can a Nurse have a Tattoo???
    Of course they can have tattoos. I'm working on a nursing themed half sleeve right now. I am required to cover anything larger than 2 inches by 2 inches so I wear a compression sleeve like what many...
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Sign on bonuses, tuition assistance, hospital benefits
    We offer tuition reimbursement for Rn-BSN completion still. I'm a new grad and new hire and can take advantage of it after my 90 day review.
    Jun 7
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  18. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    I think the first job is a hot topic because people only complain when things go badly lol. So while there are some places that ARE really tough for new grads I don't think it's that way every place...
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Vocera
    Our first and last name is on our badges too.
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    I did get in right away. And everyone in my class has a job. It took me about 3 months after passing nclex, there aren't many places here that will interview you before that. We also don't have a...
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    I was a student while in school lol. I didn't work. There just was no way to do school and run a family. So my husband worked and we scrimped by and I had some student loans. I went straight to...
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Vocera
    Where I did clinical that had he, they all wore ear pieces so you still get the nurse talking on one one but don't hear both side of the convo. And almost all nurses I was with would say "I'm in a...
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How long did it take you to do your prerequisites?
    Three full time semesters. Then 4 semesters if nursing classes to graduate with my ADN.
    Jun 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Days or Nights with kids?
    Before I was a nurse my husband and I worked opposite shifts so we didn't do child care. I worked first and he worked third. It worked...for awhile but we never saw each other and that sucked. So...
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Can I do part time orientation as a new nurse?
    I'm sure it varies but I'm a new grad RN who's stating a 0.5 part time position in a hospital but my 3 month orientation is three 12s a week days compared to the 8s on PMs(2nd shift) that I'll be...
    Jun 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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