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  1. University of Alberta, anybody?
    I did the After Degree Nursing program at the University of Alberta. It was almost 2 years straight, which is intense. I was grateful for the condensed nature and as I already had a science degree I...
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  2. blowing veins during IV starts
    It sounds like you are going interstitial. I find this happens from either going too deep(through the vein), or their vein blows. Maybe adjust your angle to go slightly more shallow upon entry. I...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What do you think?
    There should be some way to check the stock to verify whether she gave 4mg or 8mg. How did the pt. react to the Morphine in the first 5 mins? first hour? Did the nurse give the two medications...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. prioritizing in the ER
    In my ER we never have more than 4 patients per nurse (except on breaks:). {actually, the minor nurse may have 10 - 12 but those are usually fingers lacs, earache = walkie talkies}. Sometimes, it...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Fast Track Nursing
    In the ER I work at, all new grads and new hires start in the fast track/minor areas as well as the medicine holding area. I once came on shift and was told "oh that patient in the chair is just...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Common nicknames for hospital items.
    Sometimes a diagnosis is: F.O.S. = full of "stool" A quick bedbath is "pits and bits"
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. UAlberta After Degree Nursing January 2012
    [quote=glim06;5812967]hello everyone, i've read some older posts about their cbl learning and been a bit discouraged but was wondering if anyone has heard any positive news about it since? has...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  8. mid-life career switch
    [quote=ab_nurse_wonnabe;5775437]hi all: what's the job market like in alberta? i just graduated this august and i got 5 job offers: two full time, one 0.9, one 0.65, and 0.7 (which i decided...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  9. University of Alberta BScN Program
    Well, I guess some people are still reading it after two years:) Nope, not trying to pump up the U of A program. Glad I am done!:yeah: Just saying that anyone can become a good nurse regardless...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  10. University of Alberta BScN Program
    I love learning from all of those around me, regardless of the designation... I'm sorry that you have had such a negative experience with U of A students, but please don't generalize. It gets...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. Edmonton nurses: where to buy scrubs?
    At ICU you can get three pairs of scrubs for $99 (just not the fancy ones!) I have been hearing good things about Giant Tiger but I have yet to check them out...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  12. University of Alberta after-degree BScN program
    i agree. we have plenty of time to pick up on basic nursing skills prior to graduation:)
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  13. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Complaint of a sore loose tooth on a 8 year old..... No swelling, bleeding, fever, etc...
    Jul 3, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Rural Nursing as a SPECIALTY!!
    This is a message to Camelhappy or ranchwife. I'm new here and I can't yet post private messages. I am currently a nursing student in Alberta and I am very interested in the experiences both of you...
    Jan 18, '11
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  15. University of Alberta after-degree BScN program
    I am currently in the AD program at the U of A and while I agree with some of the above comments, I believe I don't have an "attitude". I have in fact encountered nurses giving me attitude about my...
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. Income potential
    Can I ask where you worked as a rural nurse in Alberta? I am currently finishing my RN degree at the U of A in Edmonton and I really want to do rural nursing. I thought maybe places like Canmore or...
    Dec 11, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. UofA Admission requirements
    I don't remember exactly - around 3.3 maybe? I had done a few courses on their own (e.g. psychology, another 400 level course) so it was easy to get a good mark in those courses when you do them...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  18. UofA Admission requirements
    I'm currently in the AD program. I believe they look at your last 30 or 60 credits (I can't remember which). There is a reason for the competitiveness - it's an intense program! Cheers, good...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: International Nursing

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