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  1. CEU's - Preferred online source?
    i couldn't find any free ceu's, just the one's to pay for. do they have free ceu's or does it vary by state?
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. C'e' qualcuno che parla italiano?
    i put this into google translator and got the same thing as you esme, i'm confused. american's don't speak english well? OP: ti trovi in Italia o in America? Sono confuso dalla vostra dichiarazione...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Anyone else see this?
    In NYC when I started there 4 years ago my annual salary was 71K on day shift, don't remember the hourly though. As per diem on nights I made $60/hr but no paid time off or benefits. Now as staff I...
    Sep 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How did you find out about
    When I was a PCT and I was just starting to apply to nursing schools there were nursing students at the hospital where I worked. I also chatted with them and helped them out and one of the girls...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Just Curious To Know
    While I am not in any type of CRNA program, to my knowledge there are no schools that allow you to work while in the program. One of my former classmates' wife was in a CRNA program and from what...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  6. ~My story~
    I did not mean to offend anyone or make it seem like the story was unimportant in any way. I wish I could have understood it a little better, that is all I was trying to say. It seems like a very...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  7. ~My story~
    It seems like you had a rough upbringing but managed to pull through each time, and for that I applaud you. But please, PLEASE, use paragraphs. It was very difficult to read this because not only...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  8. vip floor in a hospital
    This actually happened where I work. A patient was sent to the rehab floor in a different area of the hospital where the rehab is very aggressive and the gyms and therapists are very close to the...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. vip floor in a hospital
    We have a VIP floor where I work and have actually been floated there before. On this particular floor, the rooms are paid for out of pocket, insurance will not cover it no matter how good your...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Best hospital to work in Bergen County, NJ??
    I tried posting this in the NJ nurses forum with no response, so I thought I would re-post in general nursing discussion. Any feedback is appreciated!! I recently moved from NYC to Bergen...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Best Hospital in Bergen County for nursing
    I recently moved from NYC to Bergen County and kept my job in NYC with the hopes that the commute wouldn't be too bad. Well, the commute has been getting to me lately and I am looking to apply to...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  12. Name the nurse to patient ratio and the hospital in NY!
    On nights we have anywhere from 5-7 patients assuming we are fully staffed and all beds are full, which is usually the case. Sometimes on surgical floors the acuity might be lower because you start...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. We have to COUNT drugs like lisinopril and Claritin
    The only non-narcotic we have to count now is Nexium, which just happened a few months ago. Apparently that is a popular med to steal in our hospital. Things like Tylenol and Maalox are kept as...
    Apr 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. what is cabg x3?
    A triple bypass, to put it simply.
    Apr 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. $75 gift card for nurses - Nurse Jackie website
    My girlfriends told me about it one night when I stopped by their floor, so the next morning we all went and got one!! Yes, Bliss Spa is expensive and $75 won't get you much, but it's FREE MONEY!! ...
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. IV Pumps--have you used Baxter's Sigma Spectrum??
    We have been using them for a while now. At first I wasn't sure about them, but they are very user friendly, the screen is clear and easy to read. The only flaw is that sometimes the alarms are TOO...
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. time and a half?
    As a Per Diem RN, at my facility we only get paid time and a half for actual OT (over 40hrs/wk), we don't get paid OT for holidays because we are not required to work them like regular staff. But,...
    Feb 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Restraint-free facility = FALLS GALORE
    I have heard of restraint free facilities, but I would think that means just not using wrist, mitten or vest retraints. Siderails are not considered a restraint unless all four are up. It makes no...
    Dec 6, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Suggestions for giving Pentasa via G-Tube
    There are a few medications like this which have beads in the capsule making it very difficult to push through a PEG tube. What I have tried, and this doesn't always work, is make sure to draw up...
    Oct 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I have no idea what to do
    Definitely start by deferring your loans, most loan companies will let you defer for up to 6 months after graduation. Second, be willing to move anywhere in the US to get a nursing job. There are...
    Sep 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. just yapping
    mine was on the 5th, and hubby's was on the 6th!! happy birthday to all the cancer's out there!! and let us know how that cake comes out, sounds yummy!
    Jul 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How do you handle phone calls from family/others?
    We don't have an official policy, but we do offer the patient the chance to come up with a "codeword" of somesort that they will remember and tell them whoever they wish to have access to...
    Jul 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Plague-ridden because of family member.
    So sorry this is how you have to spend your time off. It drives me nuts when people don't cover their mouth to cough or sneeze, let alone spread their germs around the nurses station. My husband...
    May 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. what type of doctor is best?
    Just as a heads up, I am fully aware of the policy about asking for medical advice on this website and I am not asking for medical advice right now (at least I hope not). What I am trying to find...
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Giving Report to Day Shift...advice please
    If there are things that I have not charted or meds I have given but not signed off yet, I always tell the oncoming nurse "Just so you know, I'm not done charting yet. I will be here for a little...
    Apr 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion