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  1. Today I was made redundant
    Congratulations on such a great out look... But consider one thing! Why not become a Nursing instructor and fulfill your teaching desires from that angle. Possibly be easier to start with less...
    Feb 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Neuro/trauma
    I believe cueing and recueing is important. I had a patient with a MCA clipping and he was acting so frontal. He kept grabbing the nurses boobs and making sexual comments etc. We had security come...
    Feb 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Anyone work in a good hospital/unit?
    I work at University of New Mexico Neuro ICU
    Feb 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Anyone work in a good hospital/unit?
    I work in a great hospital and an absolutely wonderful unit! Our unit supports education and advancement by helping you to be the most nurse you want to be and encourages you to strive for anything...
    Feb 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Who makes your assignments?
    We meet at the beginning of chift, hear a brief rundown of pateints from the off going charge nurse and then we choose our own assignments.
    Feb 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. You know you're a neuro nurse if.....
    You know people with a negative teeth to tatoo ratio are indestructable...... LOL this cracked me up! You go home singing what ever your last frontal patients song was....mine: 101 drag...
    Jan 26, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  7. Nursing shortage to intensify - Surveys
    Seems that if folks can get on board to teach utilizing the space provided for nursing for day AND evening programs would help. I know many prgrams are only day course programs. Possibly many more...
    Jan 26, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Girl switches blood type after liver transplant in first known case
    I am wondering if it has something to so with being O positive donor and O negative receiver. I heard about this on the radio today and it was O types and that is the only way I can imagine it would...
    Jan 25, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. You know you're a neuro nurse if.....
    You are making bets with the docs about what the opening ICP will be or making bets about what the SBP will be with the new art line established especially when it squirts across the room and we...
    Jan 9, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  10. vasovagal response????
    I just finsihed a hemodynamics class at work and we were taught that any change by 20 points resets hemodynamics. Therefore is she dropped her HR as scuh she was in relative bradycardia even if it...
    Nov 18, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How unprofessional is this NP??
    Yes very unprofessional and possibly abandonment. She should be reported and written up. She chose the career and the responsibility that goes with it. She needs to grow up and accept it or get out.
    Aug 31, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. They want me on Renal Transplant/Nephrology Unit
    I worked on a genreal surgery/renal transplant sac. It was very interesting and fascinating. We had patients in for a day or two prior to surgery and after surgery. Sometimes longer if they wre...
    Aug 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How to pick a specialty
    Maybe look for a hospital that has a nurse resident program. The hospital I work at does and it is one year long. The program consists of picking two to three areas you are interested in and you...
    Aug 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. apollo vs gallup
    Hey Folks, If you are trying to find a school with opportunity before the CNM petition and wait list, also consider Santa Fe CC. I grad from there in May and was VERY pleased with their program....
    Aug 21, '07
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  15. teaching hospital/residents vs traditional
    I too love teaching hospitals and would hate to work anywhere else. Our residents stay in our unit unless called to trauma. Their on call rooms are in our unit. They always are quick to respond when...
    Aug 17, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Neuro ICU - Do you talk to brain-dead patients?
    I talk and sing (quietly and with respect to cultural wishes) to my brain dead and coma patients. I do not know if the patient is watching from above etc. I want the patient and family to know I gave...
    Aug 10, '07
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  17. Best Scrubs for Fatties
    Hey, i found myself in the same boat. I just ordered and received my scrubs from Not only do I like the pockets and such available but they will send a set and you can try them...
    Aug 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How important is Chemistry, really?
    Hey, Good luck on your exams. I am an RN and am 4 classes from completing RN-BSN. I am also 8 courses away from biochem degree. The chemistry courses I have taken made a world of difference in...
    Jul 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. bad credit student loans
    Have you checked with your financial aide office at school? They should be able to help with a subsidized or unsubsidized Stafford loan utilizing your FASFA info. These loans are to be paid back...
    Jul 12, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. anyone here NOT take an NCLEX review class and still passed? how did you do it?
    Hi, I studied Saunders book with CD. Mainly the 5000 question bank and studied the rationale. I also used Kaplan and found the Kaplan question design to be similar to NCLEX. Also when answering,...
    Jul 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. ? for those who wear Danskos
    I thought the same way as the original poster. But, I wore my MBTs to work and took my new shiny danskos. Half way through shift I switched and thought I could switch back if they hurt. I ended up...
    Jul 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Where is everyone from?
    Hi, I was born and raised in Fort Walton Beach Florida and was there until my husband and I moved to Albuquerque NM for the military. All my family is in FWB and hubby's is in Bradley Junction...
    Jul 10, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. A & P II question
    Hello, First off if you feel uncomfortable with the material you cn always retake the course. Also, you could review your book and you may be surprised how much comes back. Otherwise, A and P...
    Jul 8, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. In Search of Nursing Schools......
    there are a few central new mexico community college for adn also apollo college but i am not sure about adn status, certificate etc. i heard a rumor pima medical institute is going to begin an...
    Jun 30, '07
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  25. Jumping through the orientation hoops
    My place of employment sent me immediately down to xray when my result was positive. 15 minutes later at a major university hospital I returned to occupational health with my negative xray report, I...
    Jun 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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