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  1. Nursing Nightmares
    I frequently have dreams I am working. There will be a call bell going off, with a patient I can't find. I spend the whole night looking for the patient but can't find them, trying to answer the call...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Hearts and Entertainment
    Left a smile on my face! Thank you for the story.
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. That awkward moment when....
    LOL...I was at Walmart last week and after working two double shifts I pretty much reacted the same way! I also never found out what a code 100 was. Gonna have to ask them next time I am shopping......
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Backus Hospital
    What is a nurse residency program? I have heard the term prior but was wondering what it was? Do you have to be a new grad for a program like this? Thank you
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  5. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    Nobody is allowed to say the "Q" word. If they even dare to do it, I will knock 2 times on anything wood, to make the bed mojo go away! Can anyone tell me way I must do the knock?? Had a mother...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. Keeping energy up during 12 shift without coffee
    Monster rehab drinks (cranberry is my favorite), one at 7AM and one at 5 pm. I work 14.5 hour shifts on Sat an Sun every weekend.
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. LPN to RN using Chancellors
    I actually went to Tina Logan's workshop in PA. She was the best but from what I have heard she no longer is teaching :( I wouldnt really know who else to recommend with certainty.
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  8. Does nursing change you into an angry person?
    Well, I can only give you my thoughts… I also came from little and worked my way up. Started as a bedmaker (not sure they even have them anymore), then a CNA , to an LPN , onto an (ASN) RN, now a...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Help...Need to know where to go from here
    Okay, so I am in need of a little help (Well a lot of help). I am just finishing up my BSN in nursing and would love to become a family nurse practitioner. I would like to attend an online program...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  10. Could someone of average IQ become an ADN nurse?
    Forget the IQ! It really doesn't matter what degree you have LPN, ASN, BSN, MSN, or even a DNP. Nursing demands a lot of common sense, hard work and dedication.
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. LPN to RN using Chancellors
    Studygroup 101 sells notes for the exam of Ebay. I personally found them the most helpful. It's cheap 60 bucks for all the exams and can be downloaded right away. Please look them up on ebay
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  12. Does anyone know if MAINE accepts excelsior grads for RN
    On Excelsiors website it say's Maine has no additional requirements and they accept EC grads. I would call the Maine board of nursing to double check before starting the program. Maine I believe is a...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  13. LPN to RN using Chancellors
    I used Chancellors study guides three times for exams. Used it for the A&P exam and Microbiology during the ASN and the community focused exam for the BSN. I passed all the exams with a B. I liked...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  14. uconn, anybody?
    It all depends on which unit you are working for? I was part of the union when I worked for Uconn and the contract would say how much you will make. It was the 1199 healthcare union out of Hartford....
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  15. Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request
    This was an awful situation created by an awful man. If I was the nurse manager working that unit, I would feel angry, confused and conflicted. I would have have wanted to protect my nurse from a...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
    Keep looking at the stuff and it will slowly come together. Two things you MUST know are how to set up a grid and your mnemonics. Set up a lab and fake patient in a spare area of your house and...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  17. Excelsior BSN students? =)
    Awesome work Tasha! I am currently a BSN student with Excelsior. I am taking the capstone and 2 of my last general core classes. I am expected to graduate in April/May of this year. I was an LPN for...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  18. new allnurses logo - feedback wanted
    Sorry to say it but I really don't like any of them. The current one is best. Please don't use any of these 3, come up with something else.
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Cool Facts
    LOL...I looked at my thumb and read the last line!
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Common nicknames for hospital items.
    For #6 I have heard it called a tree thing, green O2 thing and a nipple nut all in the same facility. Nipple nut still makes me giggle!
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Is there always that one nurse.....?
    I can remember one evening having to give report again to (that) one in a long term care facility. I got so annoyed from her constant interruptions and little remarks about every patient. How...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Excelsior ASN to BSN Program students only please
    Taking Excesior ASN-BSN program and would like a site for just the BSN students.I would like to discuss the degree reqiremnt, note taking skills, and classes. I am very happy for everyone that have...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  23. Low census. . .no work. . .
    Nerdtonurse about Pennywise picture: OMG! I totally thought the same thing and closed my eyes quick. I looked away to find the next page button. Hate clowns thanks to Steven King and that picture is...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. School nurse...and more!
    Brings back a ton of memories and made me smile at the same time. Thank you so much!
    May 2, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Anyone take the CPNE in Syracuse, NY?
    I took my CPNE there in Oct 2010 at Upstate University.
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees