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  1. OMG Say it correctly!
    Some of the CNAs I give report to, when I say "This patient is on iso for MRSA", I have seen them write "Mersa" or even "Merced". Really? It's one of the most common infections in the hospital. How...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. 2013-2014 HRSA Nursing Scholarship Application
    I'm also thinking about applying for this, but like you am leaning towards OB nursing and am not sure that I want to do 2 years at a community clinic immediately after graduation. I am afraid I will...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. HRSA/Nurse Corps Scholarship is now OPEN!
    I am applying also. Starting my ADN program in 2 weeks, and I am in the first financial preference group, so we will see what happens. There is a webinar next week on the 20th in the evening where...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Lake Washington Spring 2013 Cohort
    Anyone else out there starting the RN program at Lake Washington Tech this April? I'm excited, and trying patiently to wait for my orientation packet/materials! Only a few weeks away!
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  5. First stop CNA next stop RN
    I'll be starting nursing school in April, and have been a CNA for 3 years in both LTC and the hospital. You are making a great decision - you will learn so much that you can take with you into your...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. What's the weirdest thing management has said to you?
    Management told me that before leaving a patient's room, I should be writing down on their whiteboard the time that I will be returning to their room for the next round (we are expected to round on...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Current Lake Washington (LWIT) RN students?
    I just saw that your responded - thanks for being willing to share info. I am applying for spring quarter (having a baby in January, or else I would be going with my original plan and starting in a...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  8. TEAS V and school policy
    That is a stupid reason to have such a restrictive policy. My school lets you do one retake after a 30 day waiting period. Then, you can't take it again for another year. It gives everyone a chance...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  9. Current Lake Washington (LWIT) RN students?
    Hi. I am finishing my prereqs and am going to apply to LWIT as well as several other area schools. I haven't heard a lot about Lake Washington's RN program. Current students, or recent grads,...
    May 4, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  10. Hardest part of nursing school
    Thank you for mentioning that "there really is no such thing as a 2 year RN. There is a solid year of prereqs.) I am finishing my prereqs (took me 2 1/2 years going part time), and there were...
    May 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Tips on getting an A in A&P1?
    I also got an A in A&P 1. I agree with kamecee that you have to study as you go. Do not plan on cramming sessions to get you by with a good grade. I read the material before lectures, so that I...
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Is anyone getting into nursing programs with a realistic GPA?
    I agree that grades are not the ONLY thing that is important, and if you feel this way, apply to a school that looks at interviews, recommendations, and experience in health care as a major part of...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  13. What hospitals in Seattle area or Vancouver, WA uses EPIC?
    Providence Everett is going live with Epic in early May this year.
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  14. Does your unit have to absorb the cost of sitters?
    I can empathize with your situation completely. Our unit is the same, as are most hospital units, it seems. When we have a sitter, a CNA is pulled from the floor, leaving the other CNA's, RN's, and...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Feeling lost and discouraged in clinical....
    Congratulations on making it this far - you will be fine. It takes a LONG time to get confident with even basic skills like bed baths.  It will come with time.  And even then, sometimes you...
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Feeling lost and discouraged in clinical....
    Congratulations on making it this far - you will be fine. It takes a LONG time to get confident with even basic skills like bed baths. It will come with time. And even then, sometimes you will...
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Do you have time to give baths?
    Amen! I am a nursing assistant in a hospital now, and I see my job as assisting my RN's with WHATEVER they need help with/don't have time for. I realize not all CNA's have this understanding of...
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. ADN=RN
    The bottom line is, as with a lot of things in life, what is good for one person is not necessarily good for everyone. That is why (thankfully), when it comes to getting into the field of nursing,...
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. I'm tired of working full time!
    You can do it! Just keep telling yourself, one foot in front of the other. One day at a time. It will all be worth it, and there are TONS of us out here doing the same thing - sometimes just...
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  20. New Grad Entitlement
    Thank you for being so honest. I applaud your accomplishment at completing nursing school, and know that, just like any job, you will get the hang of it and succeed. I was raised in the generation...
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. If us nurses could invent something, what would we choose?
    Ostomy bag with a slide mechanism for easy emptying. And a rolling bed mattress (like a conveyor belt from head to toe) so you could boost someone with the push of a button - no muscles required.
    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Tired of these questions:
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    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. New CNA trying to develope a routine/issues with other CNA's
    That is horrible. I am so sorry that you are having to deal with that for your first job. Bottom line, the other CNA, no matter what kind of power trip they are on, are not your supervisor. They...
    Dec 29, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. First Day Blues
    I've been a CNA for a year and a half in LTC, and have been orienting to my new hospital job on the Neuro/Tele unit for the last 2 weeks. Today was my first day on my own, post-orientation, and it...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Horrified by lazy CNA's, is this the norm?!
    All I can say is, you have to decide whether you are going to be part of the solution or part of the problem. Don't join in and become these people. Not wiping someone is enough to get you fired,...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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