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  1. CNA vs. PCT (ER)
    We do the usual CNA stuff like vitals but also do EKGs, blood draws, blood cultures, POCs (Chem8, CG4, etc as well as urine dips and pregnancy tests, finger sticks, hemocues), visual acuity checks,...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. CNA vs. PCT (ER)
    I'm a CNA and work in the ER.
    Oct 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Carolinas College Spring 2015 Matriculation
    Nur 101 and Nur 202 are only fall/spring start because they're 16 week classes but all other classes are spring/summer/fall.
    Oct 18
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  4. Job search
    I graduate in December and I have an interview at the end of this month. Several in my class have interviews lined up already.
    Oct 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Just registered for my LAST semester of nursing school
    I graduate in 56 days! I took my final today and start my preceptorship next week.
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Rules for Triage
    Last night I had an ER patient ask me, "Do you serve refreshments back here?" as I showed him to his room. He had been waiting less than 2 hours. I replied, "This is the emergency room not the...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. PCT Training/Education
    A "PCT" at my hospital (in NC) is either a CNA or HCT (CNA/secretary). Same training -- a CNA course.
    Oct 12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  8. Why does USA allow 2 year degree for RN's
    My 2 year ADN program (private school) is actually harder than the local BSN programs. There are few pre-reqs; you can take the required non - nursing courses along with the nursing courses and be...
    Oct 11
    Forum: International Nursing
  9. Older Student - And So It Begins
    I graduate in December and will turn 48 two weeks after graduation. :)
    Oct 2
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. PVT false fails
    Everybody goes to the credit card page now. There are plenty of posts about it -- do a search for more info.
    Sep 23
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Advice for CNA in Peds?
    I was an NA on a peds floor for 2 years before transferring to another unit. It's a lot more fun that adults! It's still the usual q4 vitals, I&O, ADLs, linens, etc but the parents take care of a...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. Bags for the workplace
    I have the Zip Top Organizing Utility Tote. It seems to be "the bag" for nursing students and nurses around here. It's a canvas-type fabric but I think I could wipe it down if I needed to.
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Bags for the workplace
    I love my tote from ThirtyOne Gifts. And it's monogrammed!
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. How difficult is it?
    The CNA course is one of the easiest classes I've ever taken.
    Sep 17
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Any Mercy School of Nursing Spring 2015 Prospective Applicants
    FYI: MSON is closing. The current class will be the last graduating class.
    Sep 15
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  16. What NC nursing school did you choose and why?
    Carolinas College of Health Sciences on the campus of CMC Main. Their NCLEX rate is always 96% and higher, the instructors are amazing, we get the best clinical placements, and our graduates are...
    Sep 15
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  17. what nurses do if a patient wants blood transfusions
    I'm wondering if he/she is against blood transfusions and doesn't want to participate in giving them?
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Mercy School of Nursing Applicants.
    I just heard this yesterday at work. (I'm at CMC main.) I'm shocked! I'm at Carolinas College and Mercy is our sister school.
    Sep 15
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  19. NG tube feeding/giving meds
    I think Dilantin is one you have to stop feeds before administration.
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I don't think I will make it
    It doesn't sound like now is the right time for nursing school. Get your financial situation resolved and then go for it!
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Placement hours- what is better?
    Do the 12s!!
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nursing book!
    We don't ever use our books in class. Do you need them in class?
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Latent TB result.. help..
    I tested positive 20+ years ago. I took INH for 6 (maybe 9?) months. It's never been an issue with teaching or working in healthcare. I had to get a chest xray every few years when I taught. At the...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Practicum - ER?
    I did an elective preceptorship in the ED this summer and am hoping I can do my fall preceptorship there as well. It was an amazing experience! I learned more in those 90 hours than I did in all my...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Spinoff thread-A or pass
    My goal was to graduate with a 4.0. I'm a second career student with a husband, 1 son still at home, a needy dog, and a PRN job at the hospital. I'll graduate in December. Right now I'm at a 3.83...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student