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  1. Night Shift and workouts?
    Thank you all for the insight! I appreciate it!
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Night Shift and workouts?
    xtclass08- didn't you ever get tired during the shift after doing something so grueling? I feel like I would totally be dragging BUTT by like 3am if I had done something like insanity before I worked!
    May 2, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Night Shift and workouts?
    For night shifters: I am transitioning to the 7p-7a shift in a couple weeks and I'm trying to figure out when I'll be able to work out! While working 3 12's a week, do you work out just on your off...
    May 2, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Should hospital provide and launder scrubs?
    We have our scrubs provided by the hospital, as does L&D, OR/PACU etc., and Cath Lab. The scrubs are dark navy blue (good for hiding blood). These scrubs are laundered by the hospital and we pick...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. This is just very unfair, not sure about nursing future
    OP- what would your plans be instead if you dropped out completely? If it is to do anything with nursing, I would stick with it.. you'll be putting yourself even more behind if you drop out of the...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. OMG Say it correctly!
    Watching the news about the Michael Jackson death trial: PropATHOL instead of Propafol (you would think that Jackson's own family would know how to pronounce the drug that took their loved one from...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. How long did you wait to take the NCLEX-RN exam?
    I got my ATT on the 27th of December, graduated December 15th (but applied for ATT before graduation- transcript was sent by my school immediately following graduation) and took the NCLEX the 11th of...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. Volunteer Experience- How to Shadow a Nurse
    I would simply say, "Hi I'm orchids, I'm a pre-nursing student at XYZ college and I am interested in shadowing a nurse in the hospital or possibly volunteering here. Does the hospital do this? If so,...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. I have an interview in a level 1 trauma center, need advice!
    People would literally KILL to be in your position. You would be absolutely NUTS if you didn't take this position, and I really do feel like if you turn it down, you'll kick yourself later.
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Hypothermic protocol patient
    I think it would be worse to re-warm them too quickly..
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  11. Almost passed out during clinicals!!
    OP, I pride myself on my "poker face" and my ability to get things done even with the grossest of patient body fluids, procedures etc., but I have still almost lost it on more than one occasion- a...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Combining ER Nursing and Maternity
    I think there is also high risk OB & L&D which has many elements from both ER nursing (quick pace, sicker patients, more autonomy) as well as typical OB nursing (ya know, babies, women, all that good...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. What is the first thing you do when you put a fall-risk pt in the bed?
    Put a fall risk bracelet on them (we also have bright colored non-slip socks that indicate to other interdisciplinary members that they are a fall risk), put bed alarms on if indicated, side rails up...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. ekg
    ekg
    Ok, small boxes are equivalent to 0.04 seconds, one big box (darker lines) have 5 small boxes in them, so they are equal to 0.20 seconds on a strip. Most strips you will get are 6 second strips.
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. What do you wish you could/would have done while still orienting?
    I think it depends on where you are, but I think something valuable to do towards the end of your time is to take someone from admission and everything that comes with it all the way through what...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. ekg
    ekg
    EKG math problems as in how long is the PR interval? Or as in what is the rate for this patient? Clarify please! :)
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. 3am-3pm- sleep schedule??
    Hi! As many of you know, I have landed a job in an ER as a new grad. Today we got our schedules for the first couple weeks of orientation and I have a couple of 3a-3p shifts, most of which are...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. How many weeks did you all study for the test?
    Passed in 75 questions with 2 weeks of REAL studying- setting aside 4-5 hours a day to literally read, take notes, quiz myself, find out what I was deficient on. Then, add in about an hour or 2 extra...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Practice Qustions any suggestions would be helpful
    if you have an iphone/ ipod you can get 180 questions from the kaplan qbank FOR FREE! It's an app you can download ;)
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. What rhythms do I need to know for ACLS class
    This is a good tool for practicing EKG's! ECG Simulator | SkillStat Learning - Fast, Fun and Effective! You need to know: Vfib, Vtach, asystole, sinus rhythms (brady, tach, NSR), the heart blocks...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. GOOD popup!!!! AH! :)
    Had my exam today for the NCLEX-RN at 1pm. Had 20+ SATA, like 10 alternate format questions- stopped at 75! I took about an hour an 5 minutes for everything- just got home, checked pearson and got...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Angry Nurse here!
    Oooooh it would have been on like donkey kong had someone done this to me... :no: I would suggest reporting him, especially if this is a trend for him. As well, to deter future attempts by him or...
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. SATA Help??
    Justbeachynurse- I never looked at it that way!! That is SO helpful, thank you so much!
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. How about some positive nursing school/job stories for us newbies?
    Nursing school WAS hard, but I am happy to say that I met some of my best friends while in the program- friends who I am certain will be with me for life, as well as secured a job before I graduated...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. SATA Help??
    Ukjenn231 do you by any chance remember the name of the book? I've googled essentially "Select all that apply NCLEX" but have found that many of the sites I have found for practice do not have...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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