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  1. More $$/hr for CCRN?
    1.75 more per hour with exam fee reimbursement
    Mar 23, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Does my school have the right to refuse sending the board my transcript?
    The exit exam just assures the school the likelihood or chance of a student of passing the NCLEX. However, if a student does not pass the exit exam the school will not consider he/she as graduate of...
    Mar 22, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  3. Failed my first med surg test
    The importance in taking test in nursing analysis and application of a theory or a procedure. Nursing is very subjective and each nurse have their own beliefs on what works. Just remember, in the...
    Feb 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. need suggestion for a critical care coarse in O.C or L.A cali. ! please :) offers a intro to critical care class that's about 6 sessions and 8 hours per day
    Jan 31, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Insulin Therapy
    Unless you have a DKA then you check glucose q1hr. But the general rule is to check achs with PO patient. Or on tube feeds then every 6hrs
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. UTA MSN in Administration
    Tacomaster If your end goal is to be in nursing administration then I would say to pursue it. I will believe in putting in hard work now to secure a future. To be blunt, don't mind the haters. ...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  7. More $$/hr for CCRN?
    They pay 400 dollars for initial cert plus 1.75 extra with my base pay.
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. UTA MSN in Administration
    I completed the program August 2012. It just takes a lot of time writing research papers every week for 2 years. The opportunities it gave me after the program were endless.
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  9. Certifications
    Hi lilcampy Assuming you've worked one year at 36 hours per week will equal 1728 hours. Eligibility requirements for the CCRN is 1750 hours. You are most likely eligible to sit for the exam.
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. random fact throwing: PCCN/CCRN edition
    This is helpful~!
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. Handling 12 hour shifts!
    All I can say is to pace yourself. 12 hours is really not that long if youre busy.
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. IM injection on underweight pt
    I usually would use a tuberculin syringe and put it in their deltoid or buttocks.
    May 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Loving my new Hospice LVN position
    That's great! It's all about finding your niche and what your comfortable with. :)
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Got offered a full time job, but got accepted to prestigious university.
    I will assume that you're an LPN. If you're single, you can try to work both at the same time. It's doable. I managed to work full time and go to school full time.
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Picc line question
    1. You can use either one of the ports. I have found that its easier to get blood from the white port. (Maybe it's a preference) 2. You don't have to take off the injection caps also known as...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. LVN to ADN to BSN/MSN
    I would say you should do it. I took the same route from lvn to MSN. It took me 8 years while working full time. It was tough but doable.
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  17. RN to BSN or RN to MSN
    @crazyRN I had my ADN in 2009 and MSN in 2012.
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. RN to BSN or RN to MSN
    I would say go for the MSN since you have a prior BA. It took me 4 years to land a hospital job after my ADN. It was only after I completed my MSN that's job offers were pouring in.
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Night shift woes. Please advise.
    Have you tried taking a sleeping pill after you get off work? So you can sleep. Darkened room? It's probably going to be hard to find a job until you reach 2 years.
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. PICC LINE insertion certification
    Does anyone know where they offer classes for PICC LINE insertions in Los Angeles area or Southern California?
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. Help!!! How do you calculate a fluid bolus for an adult!
    Normally it would be about 20ml per kg. For an adult patient with multiple comorbidity then it will be more conservative.
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Should the "Doctor" title really be an issue?
    I agree with both of you. As long as they state that they are a nurse with a doctorate. It should not be a problem at all. It is the future of health care. Primary care will be handed down to...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  23. Surveillance Swabs
    Our ICU and ER policy is to swab everyone that is admitted for MRSA.
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  24. New nurse- physically and mentally exhausted
    I would say to stick it out. The first year is always harder. From my perspective, new grads are so rigid with procedures that its takes them 2 or 3 times as long to do something. Learn how to...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Respiratory question for a patient with a trach...
    Oxygen Conversions Room air is 21% oxygen 1L is 24% 2L is 28% 3L is 32% 4L is 36% 5L is 40%
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing

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