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  1. back to work after 15 months off
    All my certifications, such as acls, bls, pals, and rn license, ccrn are current. Do any of you happen to have suggestions re books, online classe, etc. that will help me brush up on my skills?
    Sep 7
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. back to work after 15 months off
    My family and I moved from California to Washington. At that time, I was also pregnant. Now that we have our second child, I plan on going back to work. I do want to work per diem, 12 hour shifts...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. WA RN renewal requirement
    WA DOH states this: Registered nurses must renew their registration every year on or before their birthday. A continuing competency program is in place requiring 531 practice hours and 45...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  4. MSN online one class at a time
    lhflanurse If South University allows me to take one class at a time and complete it in 2 years, wouldn't that be accelerated pace? I'm assuming that if I take one class per semester or quarter, it...
    Jan 22
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  5. MSN online one class at a time
    I am looking into obtaining an MSN with an Adult NP option track. However, I am a very busy mother, pregnant, and working. I think that taking one class per semester/quarter would make it more...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  6. flexible online msn
    I am currently taking care of my toddler at home and expecting another child. I am a stay at home mom right now and taking a break from my career as an ICU nurse. While not working, I would like to...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  7. RN endorsement from CA to expire
    My family and I recently moved from California to Seattle. My CA license doesn't expire until 4/2013, but according to WA State, my RN WA license (endorsed from CA) will expire in 3/2013. My family...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  8. Is getting an MSN worth it?
    I have a BSN and have been working as a critical care RN for 6 years. I applied to get my MSN online and waiting for my acceptance letter. As I wait for it, I'm wondering if I'm getting my MSN for...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  9. Transfer from UC to Nursing School ?
    Sounds like I'm writing this thread. I am a UCD grad, Human Dev major. I didn't realize that I wanted to be a nurse until after I graduated, so After finished my BS in Davis, i went to sac city...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. Why Dopamine and not Levophed for head injury pts?
    I recently received a pt. from OR who was already @ 400mcg/kg/min of Neo, but his systolic still went into the 60's after half an hour in the ICU. When he came, the neurosurgeon already said that it...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  11. Experienced Critical Care nurse, travel rn, per diem to avoid night shift?
    I plan on moving from CA to WA. I have 5 years experience in Critical Care: CVICU, neurosurgery, and trauma. However, I am concerned that most of the hospitals are only hiring regular employees at...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  12. ICU nurse moving from CA to WA has many questions
    1. I currently live and work in the SF bay area and get paid a little over $50/hour. How much pay cut should I expect? I have 5 years experience. I plan on working in Seattle. 2. Any thoughts on...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  13. Mental Health MSN or MSW?
    I am a critical care nurse with a BSN and a BS in psych. I like my job but believe that I have a stronger calling in counseling. I am considering two of the many routes: an MSN in psych nursing or an...
    Jan 31, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Which online NP program works for you? And Which ones help you find preceptors?
    I am an RN with a BSN and a resident of California. I have 5 years of clinical experience under my belt, and I'm seriously contemplating about obtaining my MSN FNP via distance learning/online....
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  15. Anyone in or applying to Sonoma State FNP program?
    Hi. I know this post is old. I'm just wondering if you ended up going to Sonoma state. I plan on applying for next fall. Thanks!
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  16. MSN, NP (Gerontology) online...many questions
    I have 5 years of experience in acute care as an RN with BSN, and I'm considering taking distance learning/online classses to obtain an MSN in Gerontology NP. I have many questions. Please help. ...
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  17. NP to work for Preventative Health
    What kind of RN work or Masters should I pursue if I'm interested in Preventative health? I want to work with people who are either in their active phase of their healing or in their preventative...
    Apr 16, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Nurse Practitioner in Sports Medicine?
    I'm thinking of doing something like Physical therapy with nursing aspect. Any suggestions on what kind of jobs or further education I would need? Thanks!
    Mar 30, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Utilization or Record Reviewer as a way out of bedside nursing
    First of all, what is the difference between utilization review and record reviewer? Are these jobs as rewarding as bedside nursing? Do you think it's ethical to use my employment in this position as...
    Feb 19, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Per diem: Pros and Cons
    I like the idea of being able to take long breaks and flexibility of working per diem, but I don't like the idea of having no insurance (or paying for it myself). I'm currently full time, but I've...
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I haven't found my niche in nursing
    I've been a nurse(floor and ICU) for almost 4 years now, but I have yet to find my calling. How do you find your calling? Right now, I work in a neuro ICU. What interests me the most are dealing with...
    Nov 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Why be concerned with DI for TBI pts?
    I feel like I should know this as a neuro icu rn, but i don't. I'm a bit embarrassed to ask it. Anywho, I am aware that large amt of urine output is one of the symptoms of DI. But why is it that we...
    May 27, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  23. Cooling blanket, shivering, & Magsulfate
    Magsulfate was used for my patient who is on a cooling blanket after a traumatic brain injury. The shivering was not alleviated by Demerol and sedation, so MagSulfate is the next step. It's...
    May 27, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  24. Cooling blanket, shivering, & Magsulfate
    what's the percentage of your patients actually shiver when used cooling vest? i've had my first one this week, and it's new to our unit. good thing there was an easy to follow protocol. is there a...
    May 1, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  25. Volunteer RN to help elderly people exercise
    Hello. I need some pointers on how rehab nurses assist their patients with therapy. I plan on doing a volunteer work at the local YMCA to help elderly people who have some heart condition or who have...
    Apr 14, '08
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing


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