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  1. Tele
    Short answer, it depends. Little longer answer- some people will not have a p-wave at all, some will. When you try to determine P-R in those with a P-wave, it can be delayed due to multiple...
    May 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Commute from Dallas to fort Worth
    Where in Dallas to where in Ft Worth? Sure downtown to downtown is around 30 miles, but could be 60 + miles depending on where exactly. You need to decide on why you want to stay in Dallas. Home...
    May 20
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. excelsior
    Per Excelsiors site it says: Sounds like if you had psych and OB rotations in your LPN then you should be able to no problem, if not, not sure. I guess the BON would tell you what you need to...
    May 20
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  4. Advice for finding a preceptor
    I would start with the education department. They could then tell you who to contact (most likely the ED director or manager) and probably give you an idea of what nurses you may want to precept...
    May 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Moving to Texas
    There is a glut of new grad nurses (ASN and BSN) in both Houston and Dallas areas (Austin and San Antonio also). I don't know of any hospitals hiring LVN's in the Houston area, and pretty sure Dallas...
    May 15
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  6. Working PRN for paragon?
    Offer letters usually include a salary, not having one is odd.
    May 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. ER RN must haves
    So true. In ICU I had a lot more in my pockets (plus my little bag at the computer). Now in the ER I have trauma sheers (right pant cargo pocket), spare pen in same pocket, 2-3 saline flushes in...
    May 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. ER RN must haves
    Thats nice of you. Only things on that list that I can see as needed are a penlight and maybe the dry erase marker (which will end up lost more than likely). No need for a clipboard (I use the...
    May 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Relocating to Houston area after NCLEX
    Where in "Houston"? City of Houston itself? A surrounding City (almost 100 smaller cities in the Houston metroplex area). Are you set on a facility in TMC? Methodist, Texas Children's, Memorial...
    May 12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. Clinical Question:  Continuous PCA Infusions w/ XYZ Drip
    What was the issue raised by the other nurse, just that you should be using NS/D5 for the KVO? Technically you are using NS or D5 as you KVO since vasopressin and levophed are mixed with NS or D5,...
    May 7
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. Comparing Work Places
    Both are great facilities, and from what I have heard from several people from both, pay and benefits are similar. TCH is the better known of the two though.
    May 6
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. 12 patient assignment
    Techs on the tele/med/surg floors at my facility have 13-15 pts each (2 techs per floor, 30 beds on 2 floors, 26 beds on the other). I think our postpartum floor is 1:10 ratio (but not positive,...
    May 6
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  13. 7 Social Media Posts That Will Destroy Your Nursing Career Before It Begins!
    It is sad that this has to be posted, not just for job interviews, but just the apparent not so common sense. For me, I have not "cleaned up" my online persona, since there is nothing to clean up....
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Cleaning up lines
    They get that, they are asking why NewGradNurse2014 puts a label on the tubing between the bag and pump (normal), then a label at the distal end of the tubing (also normal) but then a 3rd label on...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. Advice on being a student in the ER
    If your preceptor is not sitting down, you should not be sitting down (unless they are one of the type that stands when charting). Try to anticipate needs. Keep a few IV catheters, Saline flushes,...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Cleaning up lines
    OCD :yes: I don't personally, but have seen some that do, and it can help if you have 8+ lines on the same pole that has 2 pumps on it.
    Apr 30
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. how to pass CPNE?
    I can't say which is better. I only did RobsCPNE. It was $90 when I did it and worked for me. Many complain that the info is dated (the original stuff is, but he updates the changes for each...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  18. how to pass CPNE?
    This. You can be the best prepared and have your skills down pat, but if you let your nerves get to your you can be in a lot of trouble. I used the CPNE study Guide and RobsCPNE.com and passed...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  19. Patient Assignment Plan ED
    How many nurses do you have per shift? Any mid shift nurses? My facility had 3 major rooms, 4 acute rooms, 1 isolation room, 8 "quick care" rooms (all these have monitors), 1 fast track rooms, 2...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Head to toe assessment, New grad ED
    Yup, head to toe is a quick scan, talking to the pt while checking pulses quickly. Focus on the complaint and any systems directly related to it (resp and cardiac complaints go hand in hand,...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. NCLEX
    Good Pop up = pass, Congrats RN. I actually had the opposite experience with my NCLEX. I took it at one of the test centers I had taken a lot of my Excelsior exams at and felt very comfortable...
    Apr 17
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. ER Wishlist Items!
    I'm not crazy about those. Just never seem to help. They show surface veins, but never had good luck actually cannulating the veins. We have a few techs and nurses that are really good at using the...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. I think I bought the wrong book for CPNE
    You need the Mosby's book, I think the 3rd edition is acceptable, but the newest is the 4th edition.
    Apr 14
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  24. Luck with Excelsior?
    There are no clinicals, just the CPNE at the end (a 3 day skills/documentation test). Classes, well, you can do the self study and test out or actual online classes (don't know much about those, it...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  25. Excelsior University - Considering it, is it worth it?
    I am guessing your referring to the CPNE, but never heard that they are more likely top fail you just for being a paramedic. You may be more likely to fail since nursing is way different than...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing


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