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  1. Managing pain question- best advice
    I've been working on an ortho/neuro floor for a little over two years. To be honest, I never given PO pain meds along with IV pain meds for fear of having to narcan the patient. If I had a patient...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  2. Charting at bedside and team nursing question
    I think charting at the bedside would be a disaster. I know that I wouldn't like it. There's many nights where I'm so busy that I can't chart until 1-3am. By then, hopefully, most of my patients...
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Intro & Options in Middle Tennessee?
    I graduated from the MTSU program in 2008. They look mainly at your pre-reqs and ACT score...they don't look at your SAT score. It's def a tough program...as is any nursing school. I had a 3.4 GPA...
    Aug 1, '10
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  4. You Might Be a Neuro Nurse If. . .
    ....when you feel like a drug pusher more than a nurse (carrying around Dilaudid, Morphine, Percocets, Valium, Xanax, and Ambien all in one pocket)
    Apr 16, '10
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  5. Stress level on a neuro floor
    I started on an ortho/neuro floor after graduating from Nursing school. I've been on this floor for a year now. Our neuro patients consist mainly of those who have had lumbar, thoracic, or cervical...
    Jan 4, '10
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  6. You know your shift is going to be INSANELY busy when...
    ...when you start your night shift off by narcing someone at 1915, have 4 patients asking for pain meds, and another asking for help to the BR...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Is 4-6 weeks orientation time enough for a new grad?
    I started my first job as a new grad on and ortho/neuro floor. I had 12 weeks of orientation, but probably could have ended a week or two early. If it's just an Ortho floor, then 4-6 weeks may be...
    Jul 15, '09
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  8. Joint Replacement Post-op Dressing Changes
    For TKRs we normally just use 4x4s and wrap the knee with an ace wrap. Most of our total hips are covered with telfa and tegaderm. I'm sure every hospital is different though and it depends a lot...
    Apr 6, '09
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  9. A bit scared of orthopedics now.
    I graduated in December and got hired onto an Ortho/Neuro floor. I've been there since January and have learned SO much. I've been told by other nurses that it is one of the hardest floors to work...
    Apr 6, '09
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  10. I am so darn happy
    I just finished my 1st semester too...I can't believe I made it. I ended up with 4 Bs and an A...I'll take that! I can't wait to start clinicals next semester, it's going to be fun.
    Dec 17, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Would they even look at my application?
    Nursing schools are so competitive and they are really looking for the best out of all the people that apply. The average GPA of someone who got accepted to the nursing program that I'm in was a 3.5...
    Dec 17, '06
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Health Assessment Lab Final...eeks!
    Thank you! It's such a relief to have that over with and out of the way. I know that my other finals (Patho, Gerontology, and Health Assessment) will be hard but I'm not too worried about it, I can...
    Dec 8, '06
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Health Assessment Lab Final...eeks!
    Yeah, I had to just get over my nervousness and do it. Ended up getting 114 out of 116 points, not too bad =)
    Dec 8, '06
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Health Assessment Lab Final...eeks!
    I'm a first semester nursing student and I have my Health Assessment Lab final in the morning. I have to do a full physical examination on a "patient", all oral and performing everything. There's...
    Dec 8, '06
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. How much did you spend on books for the upcoming semester?
    I spent a little over 400 dollars for my 1st semester. Next semester (2nd) I already know I will spend over 800 bucks for 'em. I have to buy my uniforms too and those are over 200...plus other...
    Dec 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. 1st semester NS burnout?
    I'm sure you'll be able to get everything together and start kicking butt on those tests! There's always a specific area for people that just really confuses them, so don't stress out too much about...
    Nov 16, '06
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. 1st semester NS burnout?
    I'm a first semester nursing student also. I went through a burnt out phase last month. I just couldn't force myself to study at all and lost all motivation. I knew what I needed to do but I just...
    Nov 14, '06
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. new, comparing schools in Nashville area?
    I go to MTSU and I'm a first semester nursing student. It is highly competitive...the average ACT and GPA of those accepted is a 25 and a 3.5. There's hundreds of people that apply and they only...
    Sep 20, '06
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  19. 4 weeks...(venting)
    Hey...I'm also a first semester nursing student so I know EXACTLY how you feel. Yeah it's awkward trying to take a BP...but just keep practicing and I'm sure you'll get the hang of it. Be...
    Sep 20, '06
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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