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  1. How many patients do you get on night duty?
    12 hour nights. 28 beds. 5:1 RN ration and 2 CNAs split the floor. Sometimes we get an extra to help at the beginning of shift. I realize I am blessed!
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Win $100! February 2013 Caption Contest
    You said if I walked I wouldn't need heparin!
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  3. Internships/externships accept part time students?
    My program is only full time students. Is this a paid or non-paid externship? That will make a difference, because a hospital will not want to pay an employee for a longer duration of school. Their...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Summer Externship, Goals and Methods to achieve them
    Hi! I have had the privilege of being a Nurse Extern during my entire nursing school. It will be a tremendous confidence booster for you! Here are just a few ideas for methods: - Be open to...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. 2013 Grads!
    I graduate in June! I am 21, will be 22 when I graduate. I thought I would have problems with patients making comments about my age, but so far so good. I think if you show confidence in your skills...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. ATI
    ATI
    So, how well you scored is 77.5%. Which is a good grade on ATI by the way! ;) The national and program ranks are how well you did compared to those averages. So, if your rank is 84 nationally than...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Your Starting Salary?
    2013 WA state RN base pay $28.00. $3.50 differential for nights and weekends. Plus $1 more an hour for having your bachelors and another dollar more if you have a specialty certification.
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Any Alaska RN's willing to answer some questions?
    If you are (or have been) an RN in Alaska and wouldn't mind answering a few questions about the state, job potential, etc. Please private message me! Thanks!
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  9. Simulation
    Simulations STINK! We had to do one where we had to pretend to be the family of a patient that just died. Literally I had to act like my mother died right before my eyes. I literally froze. I had NO...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. ATI Pharmacology Anyone?
    I am taking it in a few weeks. Hopefully someone will have some good advice for us!
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Why get my BSN?
    Thanks everyone for the replies. My husband's intention is not to give me a "homework assignment". We both are very much "list makers". This allows me to put all my arguments and facts down into...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Why get my BSN?
    I currently am a nurse extern with a promised job after graduation at the local hospital. It is a fairly advanced hospital. We usually only send out pediatric patients. My nursing program although an...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Why get my BSN?
    @krcs A BSN is my goal right now, hence why I want to find as many reasons as possible to convince my hubby we should spend the time and money :) I would much rather get it done now with no children....
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Why get my BSN?
    Hello all! To give you some background info: I am a sophomore nursing student with an ASN graduation date of June 2013. I am a young married student with no children and am in no rush to start a...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Night Shift in the ICU
    I am just about to finish my externship on the ICU unit. This summer I did night shift so that I could see how I adjusted. I have always been very rigid about my sleep schedule so I was shocked at...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Need help with a Care Plan for ARF please!!
    Can you be more specific? Do you mean acute resp. failure or acute renal failure?
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Need a preceptor for my final semester in Central Washington...any ideas?
    A moderator on the site will probably get to this soon, but I would move this to the state of washington forum so that more nurses from the specific area will be able to read it :)
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  18. A fellow college student needing some advice
    I didn't become a CNA before nursing school and I am doing great in the program. Actually, the majority of my class was not a CNA prior to nursing school. My step mom was a nurse so I had some...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Question on giving a full bed bath
    By the way - I just asked the 3 nurses around me at work and each of them looked at me in shock and said "What school is that??!!" One even said "I would quit!" LOL I'm not saying to go that far....
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. What qualifies...
    I would not say that counts, but it depends on the job. I would say healthcare experience would relate to position in which you directly provided healthcare to patients. (i.e. - CNA, MA, LPN, RN,...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. What kind Stethoscope I buy???
    I have the Littmann Classic S.E. II and most of my class and alot of nurses in the hospital use them as well. It's a great stethescope right in the middle of the price scale. It also comes in all...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Question on giving a full bed bath
    Wow. We are pretty much taught to wear gloves any time we touch a patient. I work in the hospital as a nurse extern and have never ever seen a CNA or RN give a bath and not wear gloves. Even changing...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. work or volunteer while in school?
    Do hospitals near you hire LPNs? I mean if you do per-diem work it wouldn't matter if you did volunteer work, CNA, etc. It would all be based on what you needed. I understand what you mean about not...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. work or volunteer while in school?
    It probably wouldn't hurt to call HR of the big hospital and see if they offer it to students at your school. The nice thing when I volunteered is that most of the time it was very slow so I was able...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. work or volunteer while in school?
    DO IT! I volunteered before nursing school to get a "reputation" at the local hospital. When I was finally in nursing school I was able to interview for a Nurse Extern position. Essentially I am a...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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