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  1. Palm PDA or Pocket PC
    I have a Palm PDA and I use it for games, MP3 player, and phone(it is a treo 650). But I have to say that I think they are pretty useless on the floor. Drugs and diagnoses can be looked up just as...
    Feb 21, '06
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. relocaton/transfering license info needed - CONFUSED
    When you graduate from nursing school you can take the nclex for North Carolina at that time. The Nclex is the same for all the states, just put North Carolina down on the paperwork instead of where...
    Jan 1, '06
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  3. Pinching Pennies on a New Grad Salary-Will it work?
    I think it would be easier if your fiancé paid for his own grad school through loans. Student loans usually have very reasonable payments that wouldn't even need to start until he graduated and...
    Dec 16, '05
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  4. Should there be a limit on trying to pass NCLEX?
    What I would like to see is the old paper test being made an option for those who failed the computer test.
    Jul 9, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How Old Are You?
    I'm 36 but feel older most days.
    Jun 13, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. SRNA wife about to loose it......
    If you think you can handle the debt then maybe more loans is the way to go. But after reading your wifes original post I don't think quitting her job is the answer. If I understand correctly she is...
    Jun 13, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  7. Question of the Month: Should All Adjunct Faculty Have a Masters Degree?
    I think it would make far more sense to have a "teaching certificate" that requires recertification every couple of years. Recertification could be an NCLEX style test and a minnimum number of hours...
    Jun 5, '05
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  8. RNs: how do you teach pt/family about meds?
    I have a pocket drug book that is small enough to keep in your pocket. You will find that whatever area of the hospital you work that in most of the meds will be the same ones over and over. After a...
    Jun 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. I have hep c--should I continue with school
    I don't see any reason why Hep C would keep you from being a nurse. I would imagine the hospital is full of nurses that are either Hep C pos or even HIV. It's hard to imaginge how you would be a risk...
    Jun 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is there a problem in the Neonatal ICU at UNC?
    I have been told that UNC NICU has the highest turnover rate in the hospital. While I can't say for sure if this is true, I do know they go through alot of staff.
    May 29, '05
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  11. Why Do We Tolerate This?
    How did I miss that first thread. I would like to add that I have never heard anyone talk about a female patients attributes in a sexual way on our floor, but if one of the female nurses has a male...
    Mar 7, '05
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. Should patients be allowed to refuse LPNs and CNAs?
    "unless there is some kind of personality conflict between patient and caregiver, or if a female patient prefers a female caregiver as opposed to a male," (puts on asbestos suit and climbs on...
    Mar 6, '05
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. question about foley catheter insertion
    For me if it is a foley that will be in for an indefinate period of time then it is sterile technique. For an in and out cath, clean technique is fine.
    Feb 6, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. King/Drew in LA
    Considered by many to be the worst hospital in the country. Nothing would make me consider working there.
    Jan 11, '05
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Surgical Tools Washed In Hydraulic Fluid At Duke Hospitals
    We do all that including Flolan (except for vents) right down the street at UNC Hospital 6 Bedtower. We also are the infectious disease unit. Where did you get the idea that Duke was the only place...
    Jan 8, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Can a misdemeanor possesion charge keep me from getting my nurses license?
    The problem that you will encounter is that I have never heard of anyone getting a straight answer from the BON. They wan't you to go through school and then they will decide whether or not to...
    Dec 24, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Refuse to take sides...glad I only have a few more days!
    I think with all the stress of finishing nursing school going on I would be inclined to disregard any strange behaviour of my friends.
    Dec 13, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. What do you use for pain control
    To me it seems cruel not to use the basal dose. In theory the basal dose should be set at the minimum for effective pain control and the on demand should be used for breakthrough pain only. Setting a...
    Nov 29, '04
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  19. Physicians v. Gun Owners
    Number of lives saved by physicians each year=countless number of lives saved by guns each year=maybe a few
    Nov 29, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Poor America doles our substandard social policy
    I have to dissagree. At my hospital the uninsured are given the best care that the hospital has to offer. There is no test from labs to MRI's that they don't get. We have social workers crawling all...
    Nov 16, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Poor America doles our substandard social policy
    I for one am sick of hearing about the uninsured. Who are these people that don't have access to healthcare? I spend my nights taking care of those without health insurance, and they get the same...
    Nov 16, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. No Legs
    In the South we call that trolling for aligators. :p
    Nov 11, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. New grad pay more than experienced nurses
    I just heard a rumor that new grad pay starting in Jan. will be more than some of the nurses already working at my hospital are paid. Has anyone encountered this before? I don't understand why...
    Nov 5, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Thoughts Regarding Professionalism & Nursing
    To me professionalism is doing your own class asignments. :rolleyes:
    Oct 4, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Pronouncing "JCAHO"
    The official name is "Those JAY-CO &^%tards" :D
    Sep 23, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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