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  1. What got you into school?
    I believe I got in because of my stats, and because I didn't blow the interview. BS history 3.63 BSN/nursing prereqs 4.0 Cumulative undergrad 3.8 GRE 1510 2.5 yrs NSICU at a L1TC
    Jan 5, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  2. Teaching w/o a MSN in nursing education...
    My NS professors were NPs, CNLs, CNS's, and CNMs. I don't think there was a single instructor at my school (BSN, major university) who had a CNE. My current educator at work doesn't even have an MS,...
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  3. "if you weren't so obese, you probably wouldn't have 1/2 the illnesses you do"
    I have an addiction. I smoke. I also happen to be skinny, and I occasionally find myself judging obese people. Then I check myself, and realize that just because I hate McDonald's, and don't really...
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Trying to make the right decision
    Some schools require the CCRN, while others require two years of experience, or specify adult ICU experience. As long as the schools you're applying to require none of those things, you can go ahead...
    Oct 1, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  5. Embarassing but true, please advise
    As long as you don't lie about it, most misdemeanor first time offenses in most states won't keep you from getting a license or preclude you from getting a job. Definitely keep trying to contact the...
    Jun 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  6. Taking an unpaid vacation, is it possible?
    On my unit, we are allowed to take vacations without the appropriate PTO to cover them. On many other units it's not allowed - it came up at a staff meeting recently, and may change. You can always...
    Jun 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Daytonite has passed away...
    I was worried since I hadn't seen much from her lately, and knew she had been dealing with some health issues. Her posts were invaluable to me while I was a student. Sad thing to read...
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is this common practice or was I in the wrong??
    I don't know how common it is, but my hospital uses staff inservices as punishment for errors very regularly. We have regular staff meetings, and there's always a group of people who are required to...
    Apr 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Identifying yourself as an RN when flying commercial
    I responded once to an overhead page, after they'd asked for doctors and got nothing. A gentleman had a seizure in the aisle right next to me. The guy woke up, turned out diabetes ran in his family,...
    Apr 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Lost Jehovah's Witness to H/H
    I'm not particularly religious, but I try my hardest to respect those who are. I've also seen two patients die because they were JW and refused transfusions (and I'm also a newer nurse - we have a...
    Apr 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Beating Stress post duty
    When I get home, I fix a snack and curl up with a good book, a glass of wine, and a cat or two on my lap. I read for an hour or two before I go to bed so I can get work out of my brain before trying...
    Apr 4, '10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. To take a break or not take a break
    I started with a BSN, but chose to wait a year before taking classes towards my masters. I might at least take a semester and see how you feel. You'll be studying for boards right after you graduate,...
    Mar 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Freshman in a BSN Program: Advice for an aspiring CRNA?
    Your health chem class will not fill an o/biochem requirement anywhere I'm applying that has one, but of course schools vary. Many schools don't require all of those classes, but many would like you...
    Mar 29, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  14. Second Job: Agency vs. Pool pros/cons
    I think I'll try for PRN, and then I could always sign on with an agency if I still wasn't getting enough hours. How does scheduling usually work when you work PRN? I don't think it will be a...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Second career, nontraditional background NURSES w/UNIQUE HISTORIES!-help our quiz
    Demographic and previous career details: how long have you been a nurse? 18 mo Age? 30 gender? F What was your previous career? Bartender Did you receive a college degree in that...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Second Job: Agency vs. Pool pros/cons
    Any advice? My husband has been out of work for over six months now, and our savings are quickly disappearing. He's avidly looking, but we all now what the market is like at the moment. We have a...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Any advice for a prospective SRNA?
    Application aside - is there any one class or subject that any of you wish you had taken before starting school? I'm curious if people who didn't take, say, organic feel like they're playing catch...
    Mar 1, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  18. Any advice for a prospective SRNA?
    None of the schools that I'm applying to require either organic or physics. One "recommends" organic, so I figure it's not a bad idea to take it. Do you need a good chem and physics background to do...
    Feb 25, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  19. How often do you work extra?
    I wish we had more overtime available, and so do many of my coworkers. We're never forced or pressured to work more than our scheduled shifts, but they do go down the phone list and call everyone if...
    Feb 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Opinions on best courses to take now for CRNA way down the road (maybe)?
    What do you do now? That sounds like a job that provides great experience for someone who isn't even a nurse yet (I'm just curious). As for classes, you're on the right track. Some schools don't...
    Feb 23, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  21. Any advice for a prospective SRNA?
    I know you all are busy, so thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read and respond! I am planning to apply to CRNA programs starting this summer, and the earliest I would start would be...
    Feb 23, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  22. what is the worst part of the job?
    I'm guessing you probably don't have too clear of an idea what nurses really do - and that's OK. I didn't either before I started down this road. I learned a lot from this website - check our the...
    Feb 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Can't take the hospital drama anymore...hospice for me?
    What about trying to switch to a float staff position if one becomes available at your current hospital? Then you get to continue with hospital nursing without seeing the same people every day and...
    Feb 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Life after nursing school: did you keep your "stuff"
    If you can get a decent price, sell them. I'm a bit of a hoarder, especially when it comes to books, so I kept most of mine. I did give away my NCLEX books to classmates a semester behind as soon as...
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Is more education a mistake for me?
    I wouldn't go back full time, but why not apply and take a class online while you continue to actively job hunt? At least you won't feel like you're sitting around all day getting nothing...
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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