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  1. ITT RN Program
    It's an uphill battle for any school to get their accredidation when they are new. ITT in Jacksonville is accredited. I wish I was seeing better reviews about this school.
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  2. Suicide and nurse's reaction
    Hi. I just wanted to post my thoughts here and be done with the way that I feel. I just rescently recovered from a drug overdose in the attempts to commit suicide. It was brought on by a nervous...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. mood stabilizers and school
    Yes. I have BP and ADHD. Through my 2 year degree, I was on adderall. Helped but made me manic. During my BSN, adderall was taken off my med list and my BP meds were adjusted. During my MSN, I...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  4. Nurses with Bipolar Disorder
    Hello- I was reading some old posts from some people that were about 2 years old and wanted a fresh thread on this. Any nurses out there with Bipolar (BP) Disorder? How have you managed it? What...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    They did when I was a young nurse.
    Nov 24, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Problems at work
    If it's a personal problem as others have stated, EAP is great. If it's related to co-workers or patients, there should be a toll free anonymous reporting hotline you can report to. Best wishes....
    Nov 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. ITT Tech now offering nursing program
    As an MSN-Nursing Educator Student, I'd have to say it's good and bad. We just talked about this in our politics class. We really need more nurses. Based on the research that I've been doing, the US...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  8. Hospitalists?
    We have hospitalists. They were pretty good, most of them. I used to call them a lot when I worked nightshift. I have been on days lately and haven't had much contact. They came in very handy if a...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Peds CNS...did I make a bad decision!?!?
    I would have to agree. I am working on a similar degree and have already had many thoughts of either switching or adding another major (crazy, I know). Do what you were doing....especially being so...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  10. Bored
    Okay. Here's the problem. I'm bored. I have been on my floor since 2002. 5 years as an RN. I am in an MSN program and see myself doing so much more in the future. I go to work and I feel....bored....
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Kaplan University MSN Program
    Hi there. I am about to complete my BSN program which has been all online at JU (Jacksonville University). I didn't like online programs at first, but this has actually been better for me since I...
    Nov 23, '09
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  12. 2nd degree BSN? low gpa.
    The nursing schools that I have attended took the GPA of only the classes that they were transferring into the program. I was accepted into an ADN program in NE Florida with a 2.5 GPA and accepted...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  13. JU Bachelors Program
    Hi. I graduated from FCCJ and 5 years later (now) am 1/2 way through the RN-BSN online program at JU. I pay $1230/3 credit class. I take 2 classes every 8 weeks. It is considered full time. I'm...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  14. UNF/JU/FCCJ
    Hi. I went to FCCJ and worked full time. It was hard, but graduated and became an RN. I am currenly 1/2 through the JU online RN-BSN program. It too is accellerated. I will not lie to you. It is VERY...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  15. FCCJ admission..
    Having been there and done that....I know a lot of things have changed since 5 years ago when I graduated from FCCJ, but the minimum admitted was a score over 190. I know several people who have...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  16. How much experience should I get before getting into Hospice?
    I think it depends on where you go. I know in my town, the organization I work for, you have to have at least 2 years hospital nursing (pref. med/surg). Also, they don't hire LPN/LVN's anymore where...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. No, He CAN'T Wait Another 6 Hours for the Med
    That needs to be addressed! Not cool. I don't blame you for being frustrated! Do you guys have an emergency kit? I would be complaining and bringing that up to the people in charge....:idea:
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. Any Hospice/Palliative APNs out there?
    Hey Joe. Before I became a nurse, I was working as a homecare CNA and I was so impressed by the homecare RN's that I wanted to be just like them. So here I am eons later, an RN with Hospice now. I...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. When will there be a standard order for atropine1% drops with activily dying pts.
    Wow, what a sticky situation. Atropine is a standing order for us as well...The scope patches should be standing order too in my humble opinion. I have not been a hospice nurse quite a year yet, so...
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. Taking a leap of FAITH
    hi there. i needed to get this off of my chest as i have been wondering about what my future holds. i just accepted a full time position on a hospice unit. i have been working on a very busy hospital...
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Something doesn't seem right about this hospice unit. Am I right?
    I agree with both of these previous posts. A lot of the meds we give in hospice are for comfort messures. For instance, I may be giving lopressor to control a BP so that the patient is more...
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. Do you ever get over it?
    I have just started a new job as a hospice nurse. I have experienced a lot of deaths, as we all would. But tonight for instance, I was the one that helped someone on their way, per se. I spoke to one...
    Dec 27, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. Hesi
    I have my ADN and will be applying for my BSN. One of the requirements was a score of 850 on the HESI...maybe that means the one that I already took...I'm not sure. That's what I thought it...
    Jun 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Hesi
    I am currently an RN and the school I want to go to is requiring that I take the HESI. What is that? I have already taken the NCLEX and passed. Can someone tell me what the HESI is?
    Jun 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Help....I'm being harassed in the workplace
    Wow...that's all around bad! Yeah, can you speak to your agency about getting you a new assignment? It might be worth the trouble to be taken off this assignment. That's too much for ANYONE to...
    Dec 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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