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  1. MATH 1302
    I too needed college math but I heard so many bad things about 1302 at UTA from 2 co-workers that I decided to take it online at a local community college (Brookhaven). It cost me $208 for the class...
    Jul 21
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  2. Partner/Unpartnered?
    I think working at a partnered hospital helped me get in. When I told my manager I was applying at UTA she gave me a code to call and give to them so that they knew I was with a partnered hospital. ...
    Jun 19
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  3. Is PACU (recovery room?) good door to OR?
    If you decide to go into PACU please get some ICU experience first. Although I went to PACU from med/surg, I actually did spend a little time in the ICU/CCU and ER of the hospital I worked at as a...
    May 15
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. why do you do PACU?
    Hey tarotale, I live in Irving too!!
    May 15
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  5. Is PACU (recovery room?) good door to OR?
    I want you to please know that pacu nurses do not just sit, take vitals, and chit chat. I have worked 3 PACUs and days that I could do that were few and far between. Usually you have 2 patient at a...
    May 13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  6. All my PACU RNs
    I have worked in ICU and PACU. What I like about ICU is that you get an in depth total picture of your patient. Labs, history, LOC, etc. In PACU you'll probably never lay eyes on your patient...
    May 13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  7. Versant/New Grad PACU RNs
    I'm old school too, I think some experience should be a must for PACU. I went to PACU from a busy med/surg and found myself feeling ill prepared. I had to do a lot of reading and learning on my...
    May 13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  8. why do you do PACU?
    I think it depends on where you work. Right now I work in a PACU setting that I find boring. The hospital I work in does a lot of routine stuff, appendectomies, knees, shoulders, etc. I loved PACU...
    May 13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  9. I Want to be an RN, PLEASE HELP!!
    Skip community college and go for a second degree BSN. Most hospitals now require a BSN in order to get your foot in the door (at least in major cities). I have a previous bachelors and got my ADN....
    May 6
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  10. Question about registering for classes after N3645
    I am currently taking N3645. A few weeks ago I registered for nursing classes to take after N3645. My adviser just email me and told me that he is dropping me from these classes as I need to...
    Jan 15
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  11. Preceptor experience is not going well
    I precepted many new nurses. I can tell you that she is calling docs and giving meds without you because she wants to leave on time. When I precept I have to stay as long as my preceptee stays. If...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Incredibly rude and disrespectful patients and/or their family members
    ITA with GrnTea. You gotta stand up for yourself. I used to work on a med/surg floor and we had a repeat customer who was just awful. He had about 20 pills scheduled for a.m. meds and if you were...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. When patients and visitors are rude
    Is this condescending post for real? It is true that some patients/family members are having a bad day. It is also true that some of them behave as if you are their personal servant and that they...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Tips for a new PACU RN
    I think you'll like recovery. I love it. I think there are parts that get to be routine but I think all areas of nursing have some form of that. You are definitely right in saying that endoscopy...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  15. Tips for a new PACU RN
    Recovering endoscopy is somewhat different than recovering post surgical patients. I've worked pacu in 2 hospitals and I don't think I've ever seen a patient get general for and endoscopy. This...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  16. typical day of a PACU nurse?
    OR is a whole different animal than PACU. Hopefully your training will be as extensive as I'm sure your OR was. Experience with high acuity patients in the OR is different than dealing with that...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  17. CVICU/ICU to PACU
    What meandragonbrett said is spot on.
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  18. Interested in PACU
    I went from med-surg to PACU. I do think ICU experience is extremely helpful but it also depends on what kind of training they are offering you. I had to learn a lot about critical care as we...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  19. Newly licensed RN seeking Resume Advice
    Okay, here is my new grad resume. I took out all identifiers It's pretty generic since I just wanted A JOB and didn't care what unit I went to. On the second page is where I listed my previous...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  20. Newly licensed RN seeking Resume Advice
    I totally get you on not getting to do a lot during clinicals. I think what you have done is fine but you may consider parsing that into different clinical areas of nursing unless you applying in...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  21. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    I know someone who's kids are named after guns, Ruger, Gatling, and Derringer.
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. New Grad OR Nurse
    ED and OR are two very different animals. In the OR you will have very little contact with awake patients. Most of your contact will occur before the surgery. After surgery your patients will go...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Question on epidurals
    You may have to search more about cultural beliefs surrounding child birth rather than labor pains. Within that search you may find some answers. Additionally have you considered researching...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Newly licensed RN seeking Resume Advice
    I would focus less on the restaurant jobs you've held and more on things you did in your clinicals. Did you get experience in starting IVs, wound care, ekg reading? For instance: Acme Medical...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  25. Unit Manager Offered Me a Job Before Graduation.  How to proceed?
    ITA with ScottE,RN. As someone who just job hunted, in today's culture the last thing an employer wants to see is your face unless they have requested an interview. Also consider that even though...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance


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