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  1. Errors that you caught...
    I'm not working as an RN yet, but in my job as an MA I catch med errors all the time. The most common one in our office is confusion between potassium citrate and potassium chloride. I've had...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Male Nurses that lift weights and stay fit
    I lost 60lbs last year, but just finishing my final semester of nursing school and just been too busy to get to the gym. I know, excuses, excuses...but once I finish I'm gonna get back to it. I...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  3. scrubs dont fit me well
    I have an awful time finding scrubs that fit. I am 5'7" and went from 230lbs to 170lbs in 6 months last year. I'm still a bit overweight for my height but I went from a 40"w to a 34"w, so I thought...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  4. Can Medical Assistants legally give medication injections in Massachusett?
    The law surrounding practice as a Medical Assistant is pretty fuzzy, I think. In most offices the MAs simply do whatever the MD tells them to - the understanding being that the MD is ultimately...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  5. Will my misdemeanors prevent me from nursing in MA?
    No judgement here. We've all had rough times. You can check with the state board of nursing to see exactly what the requirements are. We were just given all the information in preparation for...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  6. White pants for pinning?
    My pinning is coming up on January 6th (!!!).....so glad to be done with school! But there is this little issue of the pinning uniform. We were told that the men are to wear a white dress shirt...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Did I I just get a no-good stethoscope?
    I have a Littmann Lightweight II SE and it works just fine for me. I use it most often for lung sounds and I can get a pretty good idea of what's going on - it picks up wheezes, ronchi, etc. It works...
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. 13 things a nurse won't tell you
    1) Stop calling me "the male nurse." That is not my job title. On that note, stop asking me if I have always wanted to be a "male nurse." Some day I'm gonna say "No, actually at one point I wanted...
    Sep 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Male Chest Hair and Scrub Tops
    I'm a nursing student with an extremely hairy chest and I wear a t-shirt under my scrubs out of habit/self-consciousness. I do think that it's accepted, common professional behavior to be...
    Sep 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing Theory
    I guess the short answer is because it's on the NCLEX....
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  11. Nursing Theory
    I have a bachelor's in psych, so when we started covering the nursing theory stuff I pretty much went into PTSD.....not this again, I thought! But hey, it's required for school. You learn what you...
    Sep 12, '09
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  12. Need some advice
    KPA is right - depsite all the psychbabble about how women "mature" earlier than men (whatever the hell that means), I have found that pretty much across the board women in their 20s have a huge...
    Sep 12, '09
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  13. I love these "tell me about yourself" forms
    I just started playing AD&D with a couple friends of mine - I'm a huge fan of video game RPGs but had never played a table RPG before. Currently I'm a Lv. 2 hobbit thief, which fits me perfectly -...
    Sep 12, '09
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  14. Anyone applying/applied for Quincy College full time program for 09
    Hey I know I'm late replying to this but congrats you guys!!! So glad you got in.
    Feb 28, '09
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  15. Does being a guy have any affect on being accepted into your schools nursing program?
    I got into Quincy College because I got pretty much the highest score they had ever seen on the Accuplacer admission test. I also had a BA in psych with all my prereqs completed at grades of C or...
    Feb 21, '09
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  16. I think that I may be the oldest male nursing student when I enter this fall
    I'm a first year male RN student, and I'm 23. To me it's great to see older guys in the class - there are enough stereotypes and preconceived notions about men in nursing as it is, and having men...
    Feb 21, '09
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  17. MA's being used as
    I'm a first-year RN student working at the front desk in a physicians' office. Each of our MDs has an MA assigned to them, but we don't have any LPNs/RNs at all. I've only been there a couple months,...
    Feb 21, '09
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  18. What's a BA,RN to do?
    Hi everyone, Maybe I'm worrying about this waaaay before I need to, but I have a BA in psychology from Boston U. and am currently in the ADN program at Quincy College in Plymouth. I know that...
    Feb 12, '09
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  19. Anyone applying/applied for Quincy College full time program for 09
    Absolutely, Jack! We do have our first exam next week, which seems awfully soon but we have covered quite a bit of material in the last few weeks. Sue Peterson, our lecture instructor, really...
    Feb 11, '09
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  20. Anyone applying/applied for Quincy College full time program for 09
    Hey I hope you both get in!!! Definitely keep on top of those mailings, in my experience Quincy is a good school but they need to get their act together in the administrative department. I'm in...
    Feb 11, '09
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  21. Anyone Applying to Quincy College?
    Update - I got in!! I'll be starting the PT ADN program at the Plymouth campus in January 2009.
    Apr 3, '08
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  22. Anyone Applying to Quincy College?
    Hi, I just applied to the part-time RN program for Spring '09 at the Plymouth campus - still waiting to hear if I made it in. ~MJE~
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  23. New to nursing - applied to Quincy College, Plymouth
    Hello all, My name is Mark and I have just made the decision to become a nurse. I graduated from Boston University with a BA in Psychology in 2006, and I haven't had any luck finding a job in...
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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