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  1. ER or ICU to Flight Nurse?
    No doubt about it... ICU. ED just won't prepare you for those 6 drip, ABG interpreting, MODS, SIRS, ARDS nightmare transfers. As an ICU nurse, your expertise begins at the edge of your medic...
    Nov 19, '08
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  2. Death by Arterial Line?
    My first question is why on earth would you place an A-line simply for blood draws? You can't give meds through it and if you're not interested in obtaining blood gasses then it simply is the wrong...
    Aug 17, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. CAB Patient Observation
    20-40 year olds are definitely much more likely to complain after open heart surgery. I have noticed this time and again, although we're doing fewer and fewer younger folks. I was taught, and believe...
    Aug 8, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Want to be a critical care nurse
    Your post seems a bit unclear to me. Was this a class or a job interview? A bit more info would help here. I'm not trying to frustrate you further, just to understand what it is you are trying to...
    Mar 6, '06
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  5. Drug seekers "Drug of Choice"
    What a depressing thread. On one hand you have these poor souls who suffer from chronic pain. They truly suffer, so we help them... we give them medicine, opioids, to take away their pain. And it...
    Aug 22, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Opinions needed!
    I recently started my nursing career in the CTICU. I have a strong background...BSN, previous BS in exercise physiology, EMT. I've found the experience extremely challenging, but in a positive way....
    Aug 12, '05
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. pursuing CRNA school acceptance- help
    Samuel Merritt does offer a post masters certificate program... from their website: A Post-Masters Certificate For those students who have already completed a masters degree in nursing, we offer...
    Apr 9, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  8. Experiences of the male nursing student
    Of course, no student, male, female, nursing, or medical, should be "imposed" upon a patient. Patients have rights and they have the right to refuse the care of any student. That said, the...
    Mar 4, '05
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  9. What's nursing school like?
    I never imagined there would be so much writing. I pump out 20 pages a week and it just keeps coming. Also, the testing format is just plain odd. All of our tests are given NCLEX style. I find that...
    Mar 2, '05
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  10. What school do/did you go to?
    That never happened to me. I did have one patient who refused my care, but that's a different topic altogether. I was treated differently, but never excluded. I would have a sit down with your...
    Mar 2, '05
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  11. Accelerated degree programs
    Clearly, nursing classes won't be difficult for you. Your background is quite remarkable. I admire your work ethic and I understand your desire for variety in careers and educational opportunities. ...
    Feb 24, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. somewhat intimidated by first CNA job
    During my first clinical experience in an RN program, we essentially did the work of CNAs. My impression: God bless the CNAs, they truly work hard for their money. I would hit burn out in 6 months...
    Feb 24, '05
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  13. Experiences of the male nursing student
    Straight, gay, bisexual, whatever. In my experience, the sexual orientation of male faculty matters little. I only had one male instructor and he is gay. Great instructor and I never felt like he...
    Feb 24, '05
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  14. Experiences of the male nursing student
    The instructors I have had have been almost entirely female. They have been INCREDIBLE. These women know their stuff and they know how to teach. They have taught me so much about nursing and about...
    Feb 24, '05
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  15. Accelerated degree programs
    I will finish an accelerated program in May. We have a handful of folks (out of 56) drop out, mostly due to not passing a clinical session. They have the option of continuing on a part-time basis and...
    Feb 24, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Discuss: New male nurse and nursing student forums
    Schools should accept students based solely upon their merits. Ushering males in to fill quotas does nothing to improve the quality of nurses in the field. That said, schools do have an obligation to...
    Feb 22, '05
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  17. OB Clinicals
    As a Father-to-be, I was very excited about my OB rotation. I found that the patients were generally very accepting. I did have one patient say that she would prefer to have a female nurse, but that...
    Feb 22, '05
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. Experiences of the male nursing student
    Greetings! I am currently enrolled in a BSN program and am now just a couple of months away from graduating. The experience has certainly opened my eyes to the world of nursing, in good ways and...
    Feb 22, '05
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  19. California EMT Excelsior Applicants
    Here's an update: The official reason I was denied acceptance at EC is because I am not "state certified". California has no single, centralized entity which certifies emt's. It has several. This...
    Oct 2, '03
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Want to know about Excelsior Online ADN
    Clearly, the major disadvantage of Excelsior is that it does not provide any clinical experience. Other traditional learning based programs provide 300-700 clinical hours. Best of luck
    Sep 12, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Excelsior Extends CA EMT Deadline
    Deadline is now Dec. 5th. That's great for CA EMTs right? WRONG! What they neglect to tell CA EMTs is that without Nat'l Registry certification you will not be admitted. Even though your...
    Sep 12, '03
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  22. Furious With Excelsior - California EMTs Unite!
    The needed cert. (Nat'l Reg. or NY cert) isn't difficult at all. I've already applied for a NY EMT cert. (just moved) The problem is it takes a few weeks. I only have two weeks to appeal Excelsior's...
    Sep 12, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Furious With Excelsior - California EMTs Unite!
    That is good news. However, it does not affect me or the other California EMT's who applied for admission prior to Sept. 1st who are being declined admission because they are not nationally...
    Sep 12, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Furious With Excelsior - California EMTs Unite!
    I believe the CA BRN issue is a separate one. It is true that they will no longer be accepting Excelsior Students for direct licensure. However, Excelsior is encouraging California EMTs to apply...
    Sep 11, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Furious With Excelsior - California EMTs Unite!
    I recently applied to Excelsior College and was declined. I was told that EC is not accepting California EMTs without National Registry Certification. This stipulation is NOT posted ANYWHERE on their...
    Sep 11, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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