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  1. Current ADN student
    Second career ADN here! I graduated about 2.5 yrs ago with no debt- cost of my CC program was around 10k. Never had a problem getting a job. I have spent a couple of yrs in outpt procedural areas....
    Aug 13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. Evidence based nursing/practice/QI/QA
    Are you already doing the 6 minute withdrawal/ adenoma detection rate studies? Our current QI projects are hand washing (always) and documentation errors. We have just started a new IV protocol/...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  3. Washington vs Oregon
    Well, you can believe what you want, but I live in WA and have worked in OR....I did in fact, pay OR income taxes. In general pay is not higher in Oregon, either, at least not if you are comparing...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  4. Best Mispronunciation?
    I work in endoscopy. Had a pt refer to the doc as a "colonologist".
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Measuring Nonpitting Edema?
    Couldn't you just measure around the extremity at its widest point??
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The IDEAL Cover Letter and Resume
    You are the person I want to work with!! Good luck!
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Washington vs Oregon
    If you live in WA but work in OR you do pay OR income tax.
    Jul 26
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  8. Bsn programs are harder than Adn
    *shrug* I have a previous BS and an ADN. At time of my application, my CC ADN program accepted 48 of the 485 applicants. I routinely pounded out weekly "pathomap" APA style papers that were...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. 3-12s days or 8-4 m-f (3 little boys at home)
    Definitely the M-F. It is my schedule and I love it!! My three boys are older than yours. As they get older they have more stuff going on in the evening you won't want to miss. I am able to work...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. The Agony of Da-Feet
    You just have to try different things to see what works for you. For me, it's Klogs. Love them! Will never buy anything else.
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Wow, Commuter. $400/month for 1900 sq feet?? Seriously? I think that's awesome....and lucky!! Where I live you can buy a dump for $150k, a decent house is at least $300k. I don't think the pay...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. VA Hiring Process
    Yay, Lubbock!! Still waiting for my "offer". Pretty sure I will take a pay cut, but for me it will be worth it long term.
    Jul 16
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. What's $500 dollar NCLEX RN question?
    I truly believe that a review course should be unnecessary. If you have the time and money and it would make you feel more secure then, by all means, go for it. Personally, I felt that I already...
    Jul 13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. VA Hiring Process
    Excellent, Lubbock!! Will be crossing my fingers for you!! Can't wait to hear! I have had contact with the "nursing specialist" via email and he hopes to have my "package" completed this week....
    Jul 13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    Perhaps because child porn is against the LAW, while minimal health care coverage- including contraception- is LAW. Comparing illegal activities to something that is legal and mandated makes...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is nursing school worth it?
    Don't let your pride stand in the way of pursuing your dream. Many many nurses on this board have previous degrees you are certainly not unique in that. ASN from a CC is not a step backward, it is...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Endoscopy Unit Staffing
    Did you research the SGNA website? They have pretty comprehensive info about many topics.
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nursing Career Choices...
    Endo! It has worked out to be days with no weekends or holidays for me. Not twelve hour shifts, though. Unfortunately I work 5 days per week. There are always trade offs...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. What is your opinion of nursing and positive illusions?
    Ha! I would never say that nursing school was the hardest thing I have ever done.....but finishing was definitely the biggest relief I have ever felt!
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Planned Parenthood Nursing Experience
    The clinic I worked in was not PP. We did procedures up to 24 weeks. They weren't common....but we did do them. Not many clinics provide that service so we saw some difficult cases from that would...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    Well....the way I read the "award" is that fewer procedures are being performed. I believe they were "awarded" for performing more procedures in 2012 than 2013.....that's what it says. The whole...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. VA Hiring Process
    Geesh, Lubbock, been a crazy long experience for you, hasn't it?? Thanks for sharing your journey. I expect to be boarded at less than I make now, but I also know I will pay a lot less for...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    Emergency contraception (except Ella) is available OTC, right?? Clearly, using it cannot be confused with having an abortion. It is simple contraception....of the emergency variety. The AAP...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Which inhaler needs to be given first?
    I was taught to give the bronchodilator first....so that would be the Ventolin. The other important thing I remember about inhalers is to wait a full minute between "puffs" when using a...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. Planned Parenthood Nursing Experience
    Abortion is a legitimate medical procedure. Like any procedure it has potential to be unpleasant. The physicians, nurses and assistants I worked with are phenomenal people. Our mindset was always...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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