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  1. NICU, which way to go?
    This depends on where you live. In my area, hospitals (including the big ones) will only consider a new grad for a NICU position if they did their nursing school preceptorship in a NICU - and OP has...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. One healthcare risk manager's view of individual nursing malpractice insurance
    Thanks for an interesting article! I do have a question. You mention in your article that having individual liability insurance could potentially make a nurse more likely to get sued. What I...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Help With Microbiology- Exotoxins and Endotoxins
    The cell secretes the exotoxin into its environment. It's manufactured inside the pathogenic bacteria, which then releases it outside the cell. I'm not sure why this doesn't make sense? Cells...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Help With Microbiology- Exotoxins and Endotoxins
    It's been years since I took micro so I can't answer out of my own knowledge base, but here's what looks to be a good comparison: BSCI 424 Pathogenic Microbiology -- Exotoxin vs. Endotoxin Hope...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. How old were you when you started nursing school?
    48 when I started an accelerated BSN program, 49 when I finished, and almost 50 when I started my first job. Am now 54, and very happy with my new career!
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Nurses Who Have Killed
    Commuter, what, exactly, is the point of this post?
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Can nclex deny your application after taking your test twice?
    If I were in your shoes, I would request a hearing before the 60 days is up, and I would hire an attorney to represent me. I wouldn't assume that if they tell you to wait a year to reapply that that...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. Should I take Introductory Chemistry or General Chemistry?
    I agree -- you should take General Chemistry. Not only will you be better prepared, but if you don't happen to get in to your target nursing school and want to apply to other nursing schools, many...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Checking vitals on a stranger to see if they are ok
    I agree with FreethinkloveRN. I would never approach someone simply because they appeared sick, unless they looked so sick I thought they might be about to pass out. And in that case, my first step...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Money, Carreer choice, Doubt, ....
    There's nothing wrong with wanting to make money, so please don't apologize for it. I also wouldn't worry too much about getting stuck in one career path at the age of 26. I successfully changed...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Would you become an RN again if you had the choice?
    Absolutely yes! Second best decision I ever made in my life! (first best was becoming a mom!)
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. MSW -> RN? advice wanted
    Most people with MSNs work as nurse practitioners (NP), which is different from working as a nurse (RN). NPs can diagnose illnesses and prescribe medications, RNs cannot. They're generally paid more...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. MSW -> RN? advice wanted
    Hi RTay64, I am a graduate of an accelerated BSN program (12 months) and have a PhD in a different field (Chemistry). No one ever suggested to me that getting a bachelors degree in a new field...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Just Another Statistic
    Beautifully written! And I don't think the part about looking for potential HIPAA violations to write up detracts from it at all. It's clear that this is part of your daily routine and that this...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Vaginismus: A Quiet Storm
    I had never heard of this -- thanks for a very interesting article!
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Leaving my old job for a new one..Why am I leaving tho?
    Is there any way you can hang in there for 5 more months? It will be easier to get another job with at least 1 year of experience at your first job. Having said that, I started applying for my...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. Getting back into the U.S. Job Market
    I don't see how working as an RN for two years makes you a failure. You tell them the truth, which is that there weren't any jobs when you graduated, so you went somewhere where you knew you could...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. "younger" CA hospice patients
    I think your manager is right. It's unrealistic to expect that you could lighten the mood or find a magical phrase to comfort a family when you're giving them bad news. All you can do is be as...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. What is your dream nursing career
    My dream is to be RETIRED! -- and to volunteer very part time at a local free clinic. Financially I've got a loooooong way to go till I get there!
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. RN with ADN considering BA in elementary education
    If your goal is to be a school nurse, not a teacher, I would look very carefully into your state's requirements for school nurses. In California, where I live, you have to have a BSN to be a school...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Why did/are you getting your BSN?
    I did my BSN at Samuel Merritt University. No, it was not online -- you can't do a BSN online unless you're already an RN and are doing an RN to BSN bridge. If you're becoming an RN for the first...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Ultrasound Tech Telling Patients She is a Nurse
    In 34 states, the term "nurse" is a protected title. Not just "registered nurse" or "licensed practical nurse" but "nurse". If the Ultrasound tech is practicing in one of those states, she is...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Being a male nurse?
    I was 49 when I graduated nursing school, so I can definitely attest to the fact that 20 is not too old! My advice is to find out what the prerequisites are for your local nursing schools (each...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  24. Why did/are you getting your BSN?
    I already had a bachelors in another field. I applied to both accelerated BSN programs and ADN programs. I had no idea how useful it is to have a BSN, and just got lucky and got accepted to an...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Lessons Learned - Choose Your School Wisely
    And it took the OP three tries to get that 90%. Allegedly because the "rules" changed? The rules of math don't change -- you either get the answer right, or it's wrong. 2+2 will always equal 4! ...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student