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  1. Keeping it short and VERY SWEET
    Congratulations on your achievement!!!! :) I am 8 months away from this moment!
    Aug 18
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  2. HELP!! Dismissed from BSN & looking for a new school in NY - TRANSFER NURSING MAJOR
    FutureRNx3, I left an RN program the first time around and had no difficulty getting into another nursing program. I know others who have failed a nursing course and went to another program and...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  3. New Grads at Albany Medical Center
    Hi LinaEVRN, I wish I could PM you, but since you can't receive a PM yet I will try to answer your questions. First, congrats on your job offer acceptance and upcoming interview at AMC! :) I did...
    Jul 23
    Forum: New York Nursing
  4. Domestic Violence:  What Leaving Feels Like
    Wow, very well written and real.
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. caught a med error. ...stress. ..
    thatnurse17, I just wanted to say you did the right thing!! I haven't been a nurse very long but I have run into issues like this multiple times on the unit I work on. Med errors, changes in...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. If you fail to plan; then Plan to Fail
    I spent less than 20 hrs studying for the NCLEX. I think everyone is different in terms of preparation, but I was taking a summer session of stats during the same time and took the exam sooner rather...
    May 11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. ICU nurse with CCRN... how the heck do I get into NICU?
    I work in a Level 1 trauma hospital that takes new grads (from the area) and nurses with experience in other areas ( such as med-surg) into the Nicu. Pm if you'd like more info - it's in NY.
    May 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Blood pressure medication / checking blood pressure
    I have never heard of the Rate Pressure Product; I will have to research and read up about it.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. Maybe Im missing something....
    Thanks for sharing your patient experience with us. I work with a lot of post-op colectomy patients and I'm surprised tube feed would be ordered with a bowel ileus. Keep us posted on the patient if...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Cold Feet
    Yes, I worked hard and long to get into nursing school and a few weeks before I was about to start I had cold feet, felt emotional, and felt like I couldn't do it. I was really afraid of failure. I...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Seriously?!
    Wow, that's pretty disgusting!! What were they thinking?!!
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. vent about work assignment
    As other posters have stated, it gets old fast to have to take heavier assignments over and over again because at any given time one or multiple nurses are pregnant.
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    Wow, us nurses can be so judgemental of one another and how we should express ourselves and feel. OP I hope you find a better place for your health and wellbeing. I work med/surg and it can be hard...
    Mar 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Experience with switching from med/surg to a different specialty?
    I work on a med-surg floor that is mainly surgical. One of my awesome co-workers got burnt out and she went to ambulatory surgery. She loves it.
    Mar 21
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. Do you have a process if you disagree with discharge of a patient?
    Wow, you did a great job but this type of behavior from the physician is horrible. I have had instances somewhat similar to this were the primary physician did not want to address a critical patient...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Stick a fork in me, I'm done
    There are many good moments in nursing, but unfortunately, as the OP described, these can be the never ending frustrations that burn you out, day in and day out.
    Mar 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. I Completed a Non-Accredited Nursing Program, But Want Higher Education. Help!
    I saw Southern Vermont College on the list! It's where I went to nursing school and I loved that place, the teachers and classmates, the environment; couldn't be happier with my nursing school...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  18. Philippine Nurses vs. American Nurses?
    This is true!! My Filipino coworkers are caring, dependable, hardworking and they frequently plan and create good potlucks! I love working with them.
    Mar 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Nurses and 12-Hour Shifts - How to Make the Best of Them
    I like the idea of 12s (having 4 days off), but I find it harder to get enough rest between shifts (due to commute time, etc.), and if you are busy you tend to push through your shift and not take...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. WHat's your plan after RN BSN?
    After finishing my BSN education I want to focus on working in NICU, and eventually become certified in NICU nursing (RNC). Of course all that can change. Right now, these are my career goals and...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. Has anyone ever caught you in the act??
    Haha, so do I! It's hard to stop oneself!
    Mar 3
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  22. NICU exposure in Nursing School
    That is awesome! I wish I could have had the experience of a hospital-based diploma school.
    Feb 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Regaining Perspective: My Path to Emergency Nursing
    I lived in a mountainous region in Venezuela for 4 years and as you wrote in your story, emergency care is non existent. Family members or friends have to find a way to transport a sick or injured...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Why can't I do everything a RN does as a LPN? We should be equal.
    Not worth to post..
    Feb 26
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Roaches ON the patient
    Oh my goodness, I was shocked to read this. So glad you advocated for your little patient!
    Feb 26
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing