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  1. Milking chest tubes
    I'm studying for boards and my review course says, "Gently milk in the direction of drainage, if needed." This was in regards to a pleural tube. Is anyone else familiar with the practice of milking...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Difference between Sterile and Aseptic technique?
    This seems more a matter of semantics than anything else. I just want to add that washing your hands is a PART of being sterile but just because you wash your hands doesn't make your procedure...
    May 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Difference between Sterile and Aseptic technique?
    Does anyone have a source that says aseptic means clean? My Lewis text says they are the same and my Taber's dictionary says, "[in aseptic technique] all instruments used are sterilized, physicians...
    May 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. All Those NPs with No Bedside Experience
    You can't get an RN in one year.I have a BA in English, it took me 5 years because I took my time so I could earn the top 5% gpa that earned me admission in to an accelerated program. Since I had...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. All Those NPs with No Bedside Experience
    Online programs have recorded lectures and (obviously) hospital-unit based clinicals. Please explain how this is any different. I'll take a stab at it...With online learning, you absorb things in...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?
    Anyway, I appreciate the strong opinions, I know they come from a place of concern for patients and making your work experience more tolerable, so I get it. Being 30 years old, there's a desire to...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?
    One of the responders to the OP on the other thread complain that schools are letting unlicensed people in to NP programs. I know NOTHING about that...our admission is contingent upon passing the...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but this post cautioned against being a pompous, all-knowing dilettante NP, didn't it? Anyone who would act that way (and cant I.d. Pacer spikes lol) is someone I would...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?
    "i did the accelerated 1-year program and as a part of my admission i have the opportunity to go directly in to a 15-month fnp program."i thought it was implied. thomas jefferson university offers...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?
    Thank you Millie, I appreciate your advice and I completely relate with the idea of cementing the knowledge. I get excellent grades but I can't help but feel repetition will make it stick and make...
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?
    GrnTea, I go to one of the best schools in the country so if you have an issue with the policy please contact them. Im interested in career advice only.
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?
    Hello everyone!I am graduating from Thomas Jefferson with a BSN in 2 months. This is my 2nd degree (first was a BA in English), so I did the accelerated 1-year program and as a part of my admission...
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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