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  1. DNP and then Law school?
    For many nursing students or new grads in nursing, it's hard for them to imagine what their careers might be like in a few years. I was considering the law school route at one time. The good thing is...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Medical terms
    A lot of times the roots are taken from Greek or Latin. It's not a bad idea to become familiar with the most common ones. That will help you to figure out the meaning of lots of English medical...
    Nov 22
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. "More" than Just a Nurse?
    I think it's all relative. Anyone in any position could find themselves regretting having not done more. I once worked with a physician who was disappointed that he had not become an astronaut.
    Nov 22
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Medical terms
    -itis is the suffix in dermatitis, but that suffix means inflammation. Dermat- (skin) plus -itis (inflammation) = dermatitis (inflammation of the skin). Am I understanding your question correctly?
    Nov 22
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. how are men treated at your workplace?
    Nope, generally not. My hospital pays according to experience/placement on the career ladder and there's not much room for negotiation. As an applicant to a school or for a job, you might stand out a...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. paramedic to rn resume
    I look at resumes pretty regularly, though not in an ER/trauma setting. What I would definitely include: - Your previous jobs in LE/EMS or other full-time work experience - The certifications...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  7. Possible to do both?
    Something to think about: Many NNP positions involve going to L&D a lot to care for the babies at high-risk deliveries. You wouldn't be managing moms in that case, but I think you would likely get...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. looking up meds.. what is considered major?
    Good advice above. A lot of med references will bold or italicize life-threatening or very common adverse effects so that those stand out.
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Nitroprusside
    Usually in coarc you have a gradient (big difference) between the pressure/perfusion of the upper body versus that of the lower body. The pressure is high in the arms, but low in the legs. Our...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Difference between small for gestational age and low birth weight?
    Yep - LBW is strictly based on weight, regardless of the baby's gestational age.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Thoughts on CPR?
    It's interesting to me to think about what things we're doing today that will be viewed as incorrect when the 2015 or 2020 recommendations come out. I mean, heck... look/listen/feel was a given for...
    Jul 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. ANgina or anGIna?
    I always say it with the stress on the second syllable. Some AHA videos, for example, pronounce it with the stress on the first syllable.
    May 31
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. Nursing school @ NSU?
    Welcome to the site! You may get more responses if you spell out the name of the school. I can think of a couple of NSUs that have nursing programs. Also consider posting this kind of stuff in the...
    May 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Violation?
    The situation would have been different if the nurse were taking care of the pt's daughter, then used that knowledge of the daughter's condition in her care/documentation of the mother. In this...
    May 23
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  15. Anyone know about biomedical engineering?
    I agree with the previous poster. I think you need to look at what is important to you in a career. I think it's also important to assess your academic strengths and weaknesses. I started college...
    May 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. I want to do Neonatal Nursing in the future. What can I expect?
    Welcome to the forum! Neonatal nursing is tough to sum up sometimes, because neonatal nurses work in environments that can be very different from unit to unit. For example, working in a newborn...
    May 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Thanks
    Hey man - I'm way behind, much less active here these days, but I always enjoyed your perspectives on the forum. I'm sorry that you ended up in such a rough situation, but I'm glad that things are...
    May 16
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Having a hard time getting over a baby's death
    I'm really sorry! I know that we've said it a thousand times on this forum, but NEC can be just the worst. Even when you feel like death has become familiar to you in the NICU, some babies or...
    May 16
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Delayed or dry drowning
    Delayed drowning (secondary drowning) and dry drowning (laryngospasm during immersion in water) are separate issues. The two conditions got mixed up in that news story about the 10-year-old South...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Frozen to death after pronounced dead
    It's a little staggering: This type of news (though not usually freezing a patient to death) comes up more than we'd like to think. Before this one, and right around the time of the Mississippi body...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. New job
    Did they give you any more specifics than that? Without much more information or maybe an example, I'm left to wonder exactly what they were talking about. Are you saying some things that are being...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  22. Neonatal project?
    I agree with asking your staff. Employee turnover is expensive. Staff members may be able to come up with ways to enhance employee satisfaction, if that is an issue.
    Mar 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Excelsior MSN
    Good luck in Spring II, guys!
    Mar 1
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  24. NRP
    The AAP eStore has the eBook available for purchase and download. ...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  25. Putting the Code Medicine (Abboject) Syringes Together
    Yes, there are little yellow caps on both the medication ampule and the injector device. You flick off both of those caps and then screw the two parts (where you just removed the caps) together. The...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing

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