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  1. Has anyone done George Washington University Online Program?!?!
    Are you doing BSN to FNP? The ADN to FNP deadline is 4/1. That website was confusing. No idea on decision time but I hope soon!!!
    Mar 5
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  2. Has anyone done George Washington University Online Program?!?!
    Not AG-PCNP, but I applied for ADN-BSN-FNP 2014
    Mar 5
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  3. Has anyone done George Washington University Online Program?!?!
    Thanks for your response! How did you complete your hours? Did you follow someone for 2- 8 hour shifts a week? Or some other way? Just trying to picture how I would be able to get everything done....
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  4. Has anyone done George Washington University Online Program?!?!
    I'm looking into applying for their FNP program in Fall 2014. I'm wondering if you can tell me.. those 750 clinical hours, are they all during the NP/MS section of the program? Or spread across the...
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  5. Jobs for New ADN Grad RN?  Bleak outlook or glimmer of hope?
    If NJ pays anything like NY, you'll be better off in NJ anyway. I'm from NY and took a HUGE pay cut to work here in MD (my husband wanted to move here to be nearer to his family, were I still single...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  6. Kudos to floor nurses
    Thank you from me, too! I've been on both sides of the fence.. did 1.5 years in MedSurg, 1 year in tele, and now in intensive care... I couldn't handle my old MedSurg unit today if I wanted to. Thank...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. How many hours per week (avg) do you work these days?
    Yes, long hours do exist. I work 38-50 hours per week (3-4 12's) depending on staffing needs and my own needs.. I'm full time so I'm required 3. Lots of OT available at my facility and they'll beg...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  8. How do you "leave it at work?"
    I like marycarney's reply. My commute is about 35 miles, and I usually listen to an audio book if I'm really tired because it helps keep me awake, or blast some "90s Pop Radio" on Pandora (I'm a 90s...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Ol' Roy
    Thanks, Viva. You never fail to get me all choked up. :)
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. The Hardest Day, The Happiest Day
    anon456, after a particularly rough shift, you moved me to tears. thank you for your story. i was only 18 and a pre-nursing student when my 14-almost-15 year old brother was hit by a car and coded...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. MD Hourly Wage - Information is Power
    Hourly wage - $27/hr day shift base salary (weekdays there is an evening dif of like $1.80/hr from 3-11 and a night dif of $3/hr from 11p-7a, weekends there is an evening dif of like $3/hr from 3-11...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  12. Fishy smelling gtube
    Wouldn't be a bad idea to notify the doc. I would cleanse the site and apply a new dressing and document my care including any drainage and the appearance of the site as well as the odor noted, and I...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  13. LOST
    I'm a registered nurse who has been working for almost 4 years now.. med-surg, telemetry, and now ICU for the last two months, and I still don't "know all that is wrong and the nursing diagnoses,...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Had My First Conflict With A Preceptor Today
    *hugs* Hang in there. I'm sure you did the best you could. I would note that if you're feeling left out to dry, you should tell your preceptor this.. maybe she doesn't realize? Maybe she feels...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Need job in!!!!!
    You might try Maimonades in Brooklyn? SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn? Bellevue hospital or NYU also in Manhattan? NYHQ (New York Hospital Queens) is also fairly close to NYC (in Flushing)...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  16. Who were you in high school
    I was the chubby, quiet girl who read a lot of books and ended up falling in with the musicians and artsy kids.
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. That Dreaded 3-11 Shift
    Childless, engaged, twenty-something ICU nurse here- if presented with the opportunity to work any shift I wanted, I'd totally work either 5-days, 3-11 shift or 3-days, 11a-11p shift. I usually stick...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. tricky?
    Not to be rude, but my thoughts exactly.
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Variable staffing based on patient acuity & census in ICU
    Our ICU (community hospital ICU) is basically staffed based on budgeting- apparently, we have 12 beds and they are budgeted to take care of 12 patients who are generally 2pts:1nurse. So, we generally...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. Way Confused When Reviewing Lab Results!! is a small reference book I've seen that can be helpful...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  21. Transitioning from telemetry to ICU.
    I'm an RN with 3+ (almost 3 and a half) years of experience, the first 18 months of which were med-surg, then telemetry for about a year, and the observation unit (which is basically a tele unit) for...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. one state license, applying to different states for jobs, is that possible?
    Yes. I was an RN working in NY with only a NY license when my fiance and I decided we wanted to move to MD (his family is here.) I started applying for jobs in MD in January/February of this year,...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  23. What can nurses do to be more happy in their career?
    I like to try to work out on a regular basis. That seems to help keep the stress in check. Also, my fiance and I cook meals for each other depending on who gets home earlier, and usually he's home...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  24. Being an ugly nurse
    if i were your coworker, i would be more than happy to work with you regardless of how you look as long as you were a respectable man and a hard worker. if i were your patient, i would not give a...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Applying for MD RN license
    Congrats on graduation! I'm from NY, grad and licensed in NY in 2009 and moved to MD a month ago. I honestly had no problem with getting my license in a timely fashion. I sent for the forms, got...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Maryland Nursing