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  1. Could he be right?
    Lots of people have trouble getting the seal right with those ambu bags. I'm used to the little tiny ones. My hands are kind of small to effortlessly get the mask to seal, it takes effort. If this...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    My NICU just got rid of the paper Kardex where changes were written in pencil even though we had been on computer charting for years. It was a hard fought change. They pretty much had to pry...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    Everyone keeps putting up they were nurses since before smartphones. When I became a nurse, there no smartphones. There were a few cellular phones, think 6 pound, size of a smallish dog, and a few...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. is this abuse by management
    Not abusive, but rather in-elegant. I am encouraged that some employers are checking for artificial nails and jewelry. I sometimes wonder why I bother to follow those rules if others are not but I...
    Aug 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I'm not as experienced as some, but . . . When I went through nursing school, AIDS was still a quick death sentence and was revolutionizing healthcare delivery. Universal precautions had just been...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Keeping it short and VERY SWEET
    Crummy group or not, you're done and you got the grade you wanted.
    Aug 18
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  7. Have a BS Biology. Best to do ABSN or ADN?
    Also consider with the ADN if you will actually be able to start May 2015. Depending on the program & its popularity, students will often have to wait months if not a couple of years to get in. ...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Girl brain dead part deux
    HIPAA doesn't apply to funeral professionals. I think people forget that HIPAA is not a law that regulates the public. I see read here on AN off and on about non-HCP "violating" HIPAA.
    Aug 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    Voice of experience. I challenge any 10+ year bedside care nurse to deny this has either happened or at least been seriously considered. Also, if such a thing were to happen (God forbid!), no...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    Unfortunately, for most of us, time off is a "benefit" and not something you are guaranteed. We've had bad staffing times in my unit where due to multiple LOAs (usually maternity time combined with...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. how to get my GED online
    The test you have to take in person. Studying can be independent. My stepson studied books we bought him for a couple of months then he had to go to a testing center to take the test. I feel certain...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. BSN gen ed requirements ??
    Used to be, no longer required for a couple of years now.
    Aug 11
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  13. EC students that have done RN-BSN (TT,TWU,ULL)
    Yea, I'm bad about that. I'll fix it.
    Aug 9
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  14. EC students that have done RN-BSN (TT,TWU,ULL)
    TXSPADEQUEENRN did. I know another nurse personally who did but she's not on here. You could try PMing her (TXSPADEQUEENRN that is).
    Aug 9
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  15. If hospitals require 85% BSN...
    Yea, in my (very large) State there is one. Most of the diploma grads I've met are from Canada, and I think those programs were phased out there.
    Aug 9
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. NTCX requirement
    I think their main reason is to raise their perceived legitimacy with different audiences such as State BONs & other colleges/universities. Let me be clear, I don't personally have such an issue. ...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  17. Level IV NICU near Plano
    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but I think there are only possibly 2 level 4s in the DFW metroplex. I think Dallas Children's is one and I know Cook Children's (in Fort Worth). That's probably it....
    Aug 7
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  18. Lets play the drug of choice game
    For the opposing effect, NSAIDS, specifically indomethacin and ibuprofen help close the ductus. This is why they are contraindicated in pregnancy. Maternal use of NSAIDS can cause primary pulmonary...
    Aug 5
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Well, I was serious. I was thinking what rent/home prices were when I made $19/hr. Though I guess that's not the most accurate measure. Even in a depressed housing market some costs such as cars,...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Guess it might not be so bad as long as your rent is somewhere around $200-300/month or you can get a decent starter home for $45,000. Maybe then. . .
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Lets play the drug of choice game
    You should like this one, or maybe you know about this one. Avastin for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). ROP is a complication of prematurity where the retinal vessels grow tortuously and can...
    Jul 30
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. What age did you complete your BSN or ASN?
    This sounds intriguing.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. C = Degrees
    I think the original poster's point is not about the competence of those who make certain grades. Everyone can debate the book knowledge versus real world knowledge. I think her point is to recognize...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  24. Hospitals Providing More Time for Nurses to Spend with Patients
    I worked one memorable shift in true team nursing. One RN (me), one LPN (my work best friend), and a CNA (decent one). LPN and I had floated to this med/surg floor, got assigned one of the regular...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. You aren't imagining this . . . "RNs Are Delaying Retirement. . . "
    Thank you for helping me read this better! I work with a couple of nurses who intended to retire 2-3 years ago but haven't been able to financially swing it.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing News


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