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  1. BYOE (bring your own equipment)
    This is the answer your manager would likely give you. It's what I would say if someone asked me.
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Which graduate degree should I pursue?
    Hello everyone, I was hoping to get some thoughts on the best graduate degree for me to consider. I originally graduated as a diploma RN, and completed my BSN this past May. I hold two nursing...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  3. CNRN 2013
    Well, I took it yesterday... passed! It was the hardest teat I've ever taken for sure, especially compared to my other nursing certifications.
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  4. Can I still get into a Nurse Practitioner program?
    My advisor told me not to bother applying unless I had a 3.5 GPA when I started my BSN. I worked myself to the bone to get it (since I also work 60+ hours a week and did all through school) but I...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  5. I am starting an FNP program. Does this limit my options after graduation?
    The school where I did my undergraduate studies offers three Master's programs for nurses. They are CRNA, CNS (Adult health), and FNP. My intent is to work in an acute care setting. I currently work...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  6. CNRN 2013
    Hello, I am hoping to sit for the CNRN exam when it is next offered in March of 2013. I'm actually a bit surprised they only offer the test during defined widnows. I hold other nursing specialty...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  7. Working the holidays to get away from family...
    I have very few living family members (my parents, one brother, and a few aunts/uncles/cousins but not many.) The closest one lives 5 hours away. I generally get chinese food every holiday. To that...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  8. Moving up in the world...
    After several years spent as the clinical coordinator of a large tertiary medical center's emergency department, I am moving up a rung on the ladder to a new position. In my institution, the...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Sedation for a spinal tap??
    I have seen hundreds of LP's but I've never seen one with sedation.
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Volunteering at the hospital you want to work for
    It's never a bad thing to get "on the radar." It's an opportunity to make a good name for yourself and demonstrate your work ethic, bedside manner, etc. These are things that give you an advantage...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Social Network and Hiring...Employers use your posts
    I will contribute this: GETTING the job may be one thing, but KEEPING it is another. I work for a large hospital chain. They have strict rules that forbid talking about the hospital in any public...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Does this happen at your hospital? (Staffing related.)
    Unfortunately, I'm in their offices on a regular basis alongside my physician medical director, and we continue to be told they're "working on it." I'm running out of options here, there is no higher...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Does this happen at your hospital? (Staffing related.)
    Greetings, I am hoping to find out a bit about hospitals in other parts of the country and their staffing situations. I keep reading about difficulty nurses are experiencing finding jobs and,...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. NP's in specialty fields?
    Greetings, I am a veteran ED nurse leader. I am an assistant manager in my department, a CEN, a former paramedic, (prior to becoming an RN) and have extensive specialty training in trauma, etc. I...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  15. EMT - B with nursing school?!
    I took them both at the same time. It was pretty rough. If I could have done it over the summer I would have! Also, paramedic AND nurse is a very useful combo depending what you want to do with...
    May 28, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. What to do with open reduction of radial fracture?
    As stated above reassess distal CSM, look for signs of infection, ice and elevate, and if one of the answers is "consider compartment syndrome" that's probably what they want you to say.
    May 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Refusing Patients' Requests: Can it be done?
    You can't ignore them but you can certainly tell them no if they're asking for something unreasonable.
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Always be nice to your coworkers...
    Very cool :D I got a bottle of wine from a coworker once when I worked new year's day for her so she could go out on new year's eve.
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New to nursing leadership and having some difficulty
    Just thought I would give a bit of an update since this topic seemed to generate a lot of interest. After the first few weeks, things got a lot easier. I realized that my approach was wrong, and...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How Old Are You?
    When this thread was started, I was in nursing school and not old enough to drink :D (For those who wonder what I'm talking about check the date on the OP.)
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Tell me about your ED
    Greetings. I work at a large hospital in the area you mentioned you plan on moving into. You listed Lehigh Valley in your OP, they are not terribly far from here. We see around 55k a year. We...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Co-Worker Pointing Fingers....
    It's just a bunch of drama. If I were you, I'd just rise above it and do my job, ignoring whatever silly games the others decide to play with one another. It's not worth lowering yourself to get...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Okay, why do ER nurses think they're so cool?
    Some of you folks have clearly never set foot in a bit city ER. Yes, I choose to work there of my own free will. I do it because I want to fix broken people. I do it because I want to identify and...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Why am I now the enemy?
    We use EPIC. Indeed, much of the SBAR is self populated. We hand write a little 2 or 3 sentence summary up top i.e. "Came in complaining of X. We found Y, and he's being admitted for Z." And we add a...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Digital/computerized charting...
    I think you are talking about the individual notes for each parameter, correct? The little white piece of paper icon you click on that lets you free-text in around 30 characters? We have those too,...
    May 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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