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  1. RN tattoo
    I have Betty Boop as a nurse with my name,RN and my graduation year. I got Betty about 2 yrs ago and my name added last year when I graduated and passed boards
    Jun 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. CNAs or no CNAs?  Primary or Team?  What do you think?
    As a CNA i have wondered the same thing. CNA's usually have 15-20 patients (noc shift) and are under 3-4 nurses. I have gotten asked on more than one occasion where I was when I was helping another...
    Jun 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Correct me - MRSA
    When I first started my CNA classes my instructor would always talk about an infection called "Mercer" we needed to be aware of. Not having any education, I kept googling and trying to research...
    Oct 24, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. OB Clinicals in 3 weeks!
    Hello, I am doing my OB rotation now and I wouls say be prepared to know the different standards of vitals signs for the newborn and also about fetal heart tones. I don't know if you have had an OB...
    Oct 20, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Respiratory Rate
    When I am doing an apical pulse rate, I listen to the breaths after I am done counting the heart rate. Same theory as the previous poster, the pt thinks you are counting their hr, but with a...
    Oct 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. For Peds Nurses
    Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate it. It is easy to teach them out of a book, but helping me to share real life treatments is invaluable information. Thanks again.
    Oct 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. For Peds Nurses
    Hello, I am a sophmore nursing student and I am doing a presentation tomorrow on femur fractures in children for my clinical group. My question is I have all the general infomation dx, tx and such...
    Oct 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Can Your Nurses Stop a Surgeon
    As an employee of Advocate Health, I work as a CNA on a post surgical unit and I can tell you that we are very committed to doing the timeouts everytime. We do them 3 times, on the unit, in the...
    Oct 7, '07
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. CNA input please
    1. I really admire someone who doesn't talk down to me and that teaches me things. As a nursing student, I appreciate that. Also, someone who can tell the supervisor or whoever needs to be told no....
    Jul 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurses - Leading your subordinates (Nurse Aides, Nurse Techs, Med Aides)
    i couldn't have said it better myself...thanks for this comment!:spin:
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: Nurse Management
  11. Chicago ADN programs
    Hello, I attend Prairie State College in Chicago Heights and right now I can say that there is a waiting list to get in there. I had to repeat second semester with about 30 others, and we had to do...
    May 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Non-Nurses calling themselves a Nurse
    As a CNA myself, I can not fathom the idea of taking on a position such as this one....very scary. As a mother, be a thorn in the school districts side and continue to follow up. If you don't get...
    Mar 12, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Funniest Write Up You have Every Recieved?!
    I am not a nurse, yet, but when I was in clinical this past Wednesday my instructor told me I charted too specifically. I put that the pts wound was on "the right side of his abdomen." :idea:
    Mar 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Quick help, please.
    This was my first thought, too.:spin:
    Feb 18, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Anyone sew their own scrubs?
    My dear mom made some scrub tops for me using a "Sew Easy" pattern...however either she made the head hole too small or I have a big head because my head did not fit in them..lol. After some...
    Jan 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Anyone attending SSC-Illinois
    As far as I know, there is a waiting list at all the JC's in our area, unless you have most if not all of your prereq's done. There is no job placement either at SSC, PSC, or MVCC. Class size from...
    Dec 11, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Anyone attending SSC-Illinois
    Hello, I do not attend SSC, but I do got to Prairie State. However, I work with several people who do go to SSC if you want me to ask them some questions about thier program.:spin:
    Dec 9, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. One Hour Rounding
    At my hospital, have what they call the "three P's" for potty, position, and pain. The nurse is to round at the top of the hour and the CNA at the bottom of the hour, so the pt will see someone every...
    Oct 19, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Hey, CNAs.......got a question for all of you!
    Good Morning! I had a first responder class to which the instructor did tell us that if you are having a hard time hearing the pounding to watch the needle bounce and that would give you an good...
    Sep 15, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How safe are IUD's?
    Hello, I had my 10 year IUD inserted on August 25th, and although the insertion was very painful for me, it wasn't anything that motrin didn't take away. With my first cycle, I had pretty bad...
    Sep 10, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Some advice please
    Hello, This is my first post here, but something happened at my job and I really feel I need to speak out about it and get opinions from other professionals. I currently work as a CNA in a...
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. All 3rd shifters
    At our hospital, the night CNA, (me) does q6's at 0600 and the night nurse covers, the BID's and TID's are for 0700, so I do those at about 0715 because it is the day shift RN who covers these and I...
    Jun 30, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Just An Aide Venting
    I work as an aide in a hospital on third shift so my work is not nearly as stressful as yours, although there have been some nights I ask myself why. I am also a nursing student and I did my...
    Jan 5, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Do you feel valued in your current nursing position?
    ditto
    Oct 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Microbiology Students...
    My micro professor also just did the power point for 3 hours and lab for an hour. It was so boring!! I did not do too well in his class at all, but I think he just gave me a "c" so he wouldn't have...
    Sep 29, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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