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  1. Commute...or Settle
    I would not say this this a true statement... I choose ADN because the BSN was hour away. I was able to get a job IN A HOSPITAL and I start my bridge to BSN next month. Now, I am not saying that...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Med-surg, tele or rehab for 1st job?
    I would say go Tele or Med-Surg. I choose med-surg for my first job because I thought it would give me the most experience and expose me to the greatest variety of patient types. Tele is a good...
    Jul 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Kaplan Entrance Exam! Please Help!
    With Kaplan each school, gets a unique test with the content the school asks for, so no two schools have the same test. I kinda felt like there was nothing to study for (you either know it or your...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Need your opinion/thoughts
    My financial aid department gave me a good rule of thumb... you total tuition for your degree should not equal more than 110% of what you expect to make PER YEAR in your new career. Not sure if...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. My school says to only buy books from their bookstore...
    My school said the same thing, that we had to buy from the book store. My textbook "kit" contained 12 textbooks that I would need for all three semesters of the program. They told us we had to buy...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. New Grad orientation...
    I work for the only hospital in my area, it is a 200 bed facility, and I work on a Med Surg/Oncology Unit. My orientation was 3 months long, and I spent 4 weeks floating to all 4 floors, then an...
    Jul 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. New Grad offered position at Newark Beth, night shift, HELP!!!!
    I. LOVE. WORKING. NIGHTS. If you would have told me (before I started this job) that I would love working nights I would have told you that you were nuts. I started my first job on a Med Surg /...
    Jul 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Trouble Choosing a Capstone
    In the hospital system that I work for you can not get your foot in the door with Pediatrics, L&D or NICU without two years MINIMUM of Med/Surg, ICU or ER experience. As boring as it sounds to you,...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. How do I respond to a bad Clinical Review?
    I am sorry this is happening to you. In my experience, you can not change people's perception of you from events that have happened in the past. Next clinical, you might have to work twice as hard...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. ICU Straight outta school?
    At my hospital, without prior nursing experience, we had to get hired on through the residency program. In my program, one girl was hired direct to the ICU (she too had EMT experience). I won't...
    Jul 8
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. How long does it take to get used to it?
    I am 6 months in and I have gotten used to the schedule, but still not 100% comfortable with the job. I find myself asking my charge alot "I feel like this is a question I should know but..." Give...
    Jul 8
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. SO MUCH SWEAT!
    I don't think she is asking for medical advice, I think she is asking for non medicinal ideas. My feet sweat a lot, nothing like what you are going thought I use aerosol Secret deodorant on my...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. When to ask for rectal tube?
    Rectal Tubes are famously leaky. Only once in a blue moon does one seal 100% and catch everything. Also if the consistency changes, it can get clogged and the patient could retain, causing them...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How often do you see/ deal with vomit as a nurse?
    I work on a Med Surg/Oncology unit and I am with you vomit is tough. I see vomit quite a bit, actually I hear it more than see it as most patients will vomit in the appropriate bags. I will say...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Vaping as opposed to cigarettes?
    I did not say that this was MY advice/opinion, I said it was the opinion of the hospital I work for.
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Vaping as opposed to cigarettes?
    Our hospital's position is no they are not better, because while they solve the problem of some toxins, they aren't toxin free. Also they still contain the nicotine, so they are not addressing the...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Pharmacology Textbooks
    Honestly, I would save your money. I felt like my pharm education at school was lacking as well, but when we covered drugs (when we discussed diseases and disease processes) I studied the drugs a...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Failed nursing school to psychology major?
    You need to ask yourself... why did you fail and what would you do differently next time. Nursing school is HARD and nursing itself is harder. If you don't love it, are you expecting to wake up one...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Is Trendelenburg Truly Best Practice for Hypotension?
    The only thing we use trendellenberg for is to scoot someone larger up in the bed (save our backs, use gravity). It is my facility's policy NOT to trendellenberg for hypotension as (others have...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Does anyone actually read all the reading assignments?
    I did NOT read every word of every page; I did however skim every section to get the main idea and I did read every picture, graphic, chart or table (I am a visual learner, who does not learn by...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Calling All First Year Med-Surg RN's!
    I am 6 months in on a Medical Surg/Oncology floor. I love working nights (I am a night person) and am learning a lot. We have a 6:1 ratio and most patients are quite involved. We get alot of...
    Jun 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. New grad.. Any suggestions on a pocket reference book?
    I would save your money for now and wait and see what you need. You also might be surprised that the hospital provided e-resources for you. Everything thing I have needed for my med-surg floor has...
    Jun 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Where Can I find this online?
    I just finished Patho onlne through Weber State College in Utah and it was about $1050 with textbook. I am a state resident tho, so I am not sure what that would do to the cost.
    May 25
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Couple of Questions
    Communication got easier for me when I started talking to the patient first about non medical subjects. When I first go into a patients room, I strike up conversations about what they are watching...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. First day off of training...nervous!
    I too am a new nurse, and at first I was so desperate for the hard and fast "cookie cutter rules" I could apply to everyone. Like the previous poster said, you need to look at the big picture... if...
    May 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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