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  1. 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
  2. 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: General Nursing Discussion
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Endoscopy Unit Staffing
    Did you research the SGNA website? They have pretty comprehensive info about many topics.
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Planned Parenthood Nursing Experience
    I have worked in a clinic ( not PP). If you are not 100% on board with choice I would avoid it. It would be very unfair to your patients and coworkers for you to have the slightest hesitation in...
    Jul 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Interview help-questions in this format
    Google "behavior interview questions". I had an interview at a VA facility and it is the format they use. Things like "tell me about a time you had to present an idea verbally... How did you...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  21. SCOTUS
    The ACA does not require that insurance plans cover tummy tucks- so that was just a silly thing to say. The ACA DOES require contraceptive coverage. HL is NOT providing the contraceptives, just...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. ADN or BSN?
    I went ADN as an older second career student. Perfect choice for me!! I have had great outpt jobs and just recently got hired into a hospital in the PacNW. The hospital will fund my BSN or MSN....
    Jun 30
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Choosing the right school
    Well....I agree with "go with whichever school you can get into". However, if finances are a concern, I would definitely consider doing Clark/WSUV. I am a Clark grad and nursing school cost less...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  24. Ambulatory Surgical/Outpatient surgical centers:how to find a job here?
    I've had a couple of outpt procedure center/ASC positions. I found them on Craigslist.
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    Hmmmm.....I'm a bit of a fainter so I've had many close calls. In nursing school I watched a doc unpack an open abd wound. I was doing okay, but he just kept pulling out yards of gauze- it was...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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