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  1. Common things in ER
    I was thinking, "one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor." lol. :D
    Sep 22
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Federal Resume help
    Use the resume builder on USAjobs, if that is where you will be applying for the Federal jobs - most agencies use the site.
    Sep 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. VA Boarding of BSN Nurse with 10 years experience
    If your Masters is not in nursing, would they even take that into account? I have some dim remembrance of the government not really caring too much about an unrelated degree, but I am not sure. But I...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. ISU or Excelsior?
    RRT is actually no longer listed on EC's admissions page: http://www.excelsior.edu/admissions/requirements?degree=associate&school=nursing&status=no
    Sep 21
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  5. nclex help
    I moved your thread from the post-graduate forum to the NCLEX discussion forum for best response. Good luck!
    Sep 20
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. VA Boarding of BSN Nurse with 10 years experience
    No, I am active duty Army for another ... oh, 255 days. But who's counting? :D Good luck with the position! Hopefully the HR guy will find that there's an error.
    Sep 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. VA Boarding of BSN Nurse with 10 years experience
    First you said 10 years, then 5 years of experience? Either way, it does seem low. But if it's not negotiable, your options are to either accept it, or not. That's a pretty big decision based on many...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Online Training and 8 weeks of orientation?
    I did the online ENA modules as part of my ER fellowship in 2008. It's great material. When I did it, it was largely based on Sheehy's Emergency Nursing: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition:...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Come in breathing....
    I think over time we all end up with those primary examples we immediately recall with perfect clarity for the major ER cases - sepsis, STEMI, CVA, bacterial meningitis, etc. They are in my mind like...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Atlanta-area MSN students
    Yep, waiting for a final decision on how many classes will transfer. Fingers crossed for 5 courses! Lol How often do you get to Savannah? We need to meet up for lunch or something someday! :D
    Sep 18
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  11. ISU or Excelsior?
    You can read about the changes here: Excelsior College | Nursing Theory Examination Changes
    Sep 18
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  12. Atlanta-area MSN students
    You know I'm over here in the paradise of Savannah, but I'm leaving EC's MSN and going back to Chamberlain, MSN-FNP. I start at the end of October. I really love Chamberlain! :D
    Sep 18
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  13. ISU or Excelsior?
    There is an ISU forum on allnurses that will likely interest you: Indiana State University Online Nursing Just be aware that, like EC, some states have reservations about distance programs and...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  14. Air Force Nurse Corps as a New Nurse
    The sooner you talk to a recruiter, the better! The application process is a lengthy one, and you want to be prepared for the next selection board. There are fewer selection boards as well due to the...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Anyone going to BOLC this fall 2014 or spring?
    Combatives are optional and there was a minimum PT score to participate when I went to BOLC. I didn't do it, but those who did enjoyed it - it kind of seemed like wrestling to me. I hope you enjoy...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. What is the CPNE like
    No, you can take it 3 times. But you have two attempts to pass each element within each CPNE test as a whole.
    Sep 17
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  17. A different question
    And then there's working 284 days in a row while deployed! But you have to admit, deployment pay is sweeeeeet! :)
    Sep 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. CEN Practice
    I saw Jeff Solheim at an ENA conference and got all giddy, lol. I snuck a picture of him and sent it to a fellow Solheim fangirl! I loved his CEN review. :)
    Sep 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Best way for a new nurse to get into ED
    I kinda flip-flop on the whole CEN-without-experience metric... I guess it would depend on the person, really. I know someone who has her CEN but has no ER nursing experience, and there is an air of...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. First Responder Question
    I think you did the best thing under the circumstances - you spoke with the patient. Sometimes that is exactly what they need, a friendly voice to reassure them and keep them calm and still while...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End
    Arrrrghhh! Just when I was leaning toward just doing IRR and saying "forget it," you come along and make me think. lol. Thanks for that. ;) I still have some months to think about it. The emails I...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. New Army Nurse Corps officers:  first things first!
    And there are a whole new crop of CPTs!! Congrats to all the folks who were recently selected - though for some it's bittersweet because they aren't staying in, it's true: even being selected means...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Looking to move/transfer license
    Definitely a great idea, if the move to GA is a done deal! There is information on applying for licensure by examination in Georgia on this website: http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/plbforms.asp?board=38
    Sep 16
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  24. Troops to Fight Ebola
    The cricket! Lol.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Georgia preceptorship for endorsement
    Esme moved your post to the Excelsior forum, that's what her post meant. I endorsed in with several years as an RN. Hopefully others who have done preceptorships (or didn't have to) can chime in...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing


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