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  1. Pts doing illegal stuff while in hospital
    When I was doing my ICU rotation in nursing school, I had a pt admitted for endocarditis s/t IV heroin use. He had already had two valve replacements and and was back in after a PE from reinfection...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Hospital Units with Longest patient stays
    I work on a heart transplant floor at a research hospital. A lot of our patients stay 30 days or more pre and post transplant and they're all frequent fliers. We also do LVAD patient's and because...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. UT Southwestern Fall 2013 Internship
    I passed! I'm going to email/call HR as soon as I get my license number to ask them who I need to give it to. Hopefully I'll get an update then. I'm also emailing my hiring manager to let her know...
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  4. Disrespectful
    @noyesno This may be my favorite comment ever.
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. UT Southwestern Fall 2013 Internship
    Kevsgirl, congrats on passing your NCLEX! I'm taking mine tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have my RN license soonish. Have you been in contact with UTSW since you got your license number? I'm getting...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  6. Need help with Question: name one hormone that is only secreted in females
    HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadatropin)--its only naturally produced by fertilized eggs and the placenta during pregnancy.
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. UT Southwestern Fall 2013 Internship
    @Kza321, are you on the cardiac step-down unit (I think the floor is 5 North/South right next to the CVICU)?
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  8. Dallas, TX High school grad, Seriously considering Nursing, need some advice
    If you're willing to go as far as Denton, are you considering all DFW schools? If you've already been accepted to or are set on UTD, you might consider UT Arlington's BSN program. They have an...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Anxiety about dissection.
    I think you'll be surprised how quickly you acclimate to it. It is intimidating at first, but don't be afraid to really dig in, as long as you stay respectful. When I did my cadaver lab, we started...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. What did/do you dissect in A&P lab?
    I did a cadaver also. I was in a group of 5 and we had one cadaver to ourselves. We dissected the entire body, and got to use the bone saw, etc. for the hemi-sections. We had two 4 hour labs a week...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. UT Southwestern Fall 2013 Internship
    @kevsgirl, I'm starting the UTSW internship in October too! I got hired on the Cardiac Step-down unit. Where are you going to be?
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. Accelerated Programs Vs 4 year programs
    I'm interested to know why the people you spoke with think that ABSNs programs are inferior to traditional BSNs. I have my first degree in History from a 4 year university and after finishing my...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Texas Jurisprudence Exam
    Make sure that you have submitted your application for licensure with the Texas BON. When you click on the link for the exam, make sure you enter your name exactly as you entered it on your...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  14. Interviews, offers, decision...Oh My!!
    I literally just experienced the same situation. I had two interviews in the same week, one on Monday and one on Thursday. The first was for a cardiac step-down unit, the second for a cardiac ICU. I...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Awful textbook?
    I really haven't liked anything that Pearson publishes. Our peds/OB book (the thing was freaking huge!) was from Pearson. It was cumbersome and didn't make a lot of sense. It was our programs first...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Cook Children's Pediatric Nurse Residency 2013
    The girl who gave me the tour was from NYC. I had no idea so many people from out of state knew about CCMC or it's residency program! Also, I've got to say thank you to everybody on this thread. No...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. Cook Children's Pediatric Nurse Residency 2013
    Nope. No news is good news, right?
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  18. Cook Children's Pediatric Nurse Residency 2013
    I have to admit, the fact that I'm not the only one fretting over this is making me feel a little better. :)
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  19. Cook Children's Pediatric Nurse Residency 2013
    I haven't heard anything yet either. Please let me know if you hear anything else. @Jooliaghoulia, I know for sure that there's only 15 spots, one of the current nurse residents mentioned it to me...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. Any midwives that got an ADN through Excelsior?
    No, it makes sense. I wish you would have posted this five days ago, I could have used it in my paper!
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  21. Any midwives that got an ADN through Excelsior?
    If a CM and CNM's scope of practice is the same, why would you bother going into nursing at all?
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  22. Any midwives that got an ADN through Excelsior?
    I just finished writing a term paper for my Management and Leadership class over this exact topic. Keep in mind that I focused on Texas midwifery here, but I imagine it would be fairly similar in...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  23. Cook Children's Pediatric Nurse Residency 2013
    Hi guys! I'm graduating with my BSN in August and I'm hoping to apply for the September Residency. Can any of you tell me anything about the application process and interview? I just recently...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  24. Pathophysiology as a pre-req?
    My ABSN program required it as a pre-req even though pathophys is covered in both chronic care and acute care. It's been REALLY helpful so far and the class itself wasn't as bad as I though it would...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Iodine Prep with a shellfish allergy?
    If your hospital has an OR, it should carry a sterile chlorohexidine rinse that you can use on mucous membranes (they probably carry it even if they don't have an OR). Just know that if you use...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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