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  1. Discrimination & Whistle blowing - Would you hire this nurse again?
    It is sad that you have gone through this, but there is one thing that should be clear. Being Adventist and/or a sabbath keeper does not automatically exempt you from having to work on the sabbath. I...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Davita buyout
    It all depends on the number of employees that are in your facility. It also depends if all of the current employees agree to remian with the company. The may or may not attempt to adjust your...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. rn new grad training as tech?
    The experience that you will get there will be unmatched. They will ensure that you are properly trained prior to leaving you alone in the facility. There is also a lot of learning opportunities...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. rn new grad training as tech?
    Where in Ft L. What company if it is not too personal.
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Could I be the only reformed misfit in nursing school?
    Hey Kate, If any one of us was perfect we would walk on water. Before you gp any further speak to a counselor at school and find out if anything in your past would prevent you from sitting the NCLEX...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. rn new grad training as tech?
    It is usually at or near to the nurse salary. No nurse will work for 18 months at a technician salary.
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. rn new grad training as tech?
    I did not say that 18 month as a tech was a good thing. If that what was implied I apologize. What I meant was that to walk into a clinic totally green, and think that one would be able to handle the...
    May 20, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. rn new grad training as tech?
    It is not about playing a role. As a dialysis RN, there is a great deal of autonomy. You have to be able to think on your feet and know what you are doing.I am not saying that they should be paid...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. rn new grad training as tech?
    The reasoning behind you working as a tech, is because as a dialysis nurse you must be able to do what the techs do. There may be the ability to read it in a book, but until you are doing it hands...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Do you bag your bodies naked?
    I work in a clinic, so my patients do not die here. But if I was going to be sending a patient out in a body bag, I would put a clean gown on. WHy? Because it would give ME a feeling of comfort. I...
    Mar 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Skills Lab kit
    I don't know, but we were not allowed to buy useed either. We had to bring the reciept which was signed off by the teacher.
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Skills Lab kit
    Yes, my school made us buy that lab kit. It cost $125.00. All ot had in it was a few bandages, saline, i.v. start kits and stuff like that. We used 1 saline and 1 set of tubing out of the whole bag....
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Dialysis Technicians -Let's Talk :)
    I am an RN now,but when I started dialysis, I was a tech. I learned dialysis on the job. I tried to go to every learning opportunity that I could. I never let my job title stop me from learning...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  14. Dialysis Technicians -Let's Talk :)
    Take the position. I have found dialysis to be the most rewarding interesting job I have had. I have been here 23 years. The hours are long, but it is not a constant. Turnover is busy and then there...
    Dec 3, '10
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  15. Dialysis Technicians -Let's Talk :)
    Hi everyone out there that is interested in dialysis. I have been doing dialysis for the past 23 years. I started as a tech. Then I became a Bonent certified tech, then an lpn, now an rn. The davys...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  16. Dialysis Nurses--who's your favorite company to work for??
    I have woked in the private sector as well as for Davita. Davita used to be all about the staff and the patient. Now it is about the bottom line. They have lost site of their motto. To be the...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Terrified of the stick :(
    Sticking the patiet is not as hard as it may seem. Feel the access. Then run your fingere along it to see which way it goes. Go in at a 45 degree angle. Once you feel th pop, level off and proceed...
    Aug 23, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. Took NCLEX this morning...
    Google 'florida nursing license erification' scroll down to 'check exam results' I saw that I had passed 24 hours before I had a nursing license number or anything from pearsonview. I hope this...
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. RN licensure question
    You only take nclex once(if you pass). Then you have to apply to the state board of where you move to and they check to make sure that you ar eligible to get a reciprocal license in there state.
    Aug 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. NCLEX lab values, therapeutic dose medication
    I am about to take nclex and do not even know where to begin to study. I keep buying books but I do not know how to begin. I graduated in May, and have not studied since.
    Jun 6, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum

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