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  1. COHN Exam
    No tips, but good luck to you! I plan on testing next year sometime. Which study guide are you using and do you like it?
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  2. Anyone attending Kaplan or Walden University?
    Fellow Walden student too, starting in September. Welcome!
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Walden's MSN in Nursing, June 2012
    Starting tomorrow as well, enrolled in the MSN in Leadership and Management, transferring to the FNP program in fall. Hope to see you there! Message me if you want to exchange info?
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  4. Vent: Why I won't accompany my mother to the ER anymore
    Oh dear, I have been there way too much mother likes to throw around the "my daugher, the ER RN at xyz in the big city" card. I can tell right away when the staff is on edge abt me...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. IU Hospital floors/RN positions?
    Med Nursing, Surg is a med-surg floor. Typically, all their med surg floors tend to specialize, although they all take any type of pt when beds are tight.
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  6. Best one sentence handoff report
    me to icu nurse on transfer of my intubated, active gi bleed from everywhere "Blood. He doesn't have any. He needs more. That's pretty much all you need to know right now."
    Dec 29, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Which one is more stressful: med-surg or LTC
    Worked in both and hands down I would choose med-surg over LTC any day. MS in a hospital generally tends to give you a better new nurse orientation imho. Don't get me wrong, it is stressful, but...
    Jul 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Combative/Violent patients - NO MORE OF THIS!!!
    Whoa! If you meant this to be a sarcastic joke, it's backfired. I suggest you step back and re-think this a bit. Until you walk a mile or two in our shoes and get a feel for what we are talking...
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Do you stop infusion "for a walk?"
    Can't leave the floor with an IV because I am legally responsible for their condition. If they are infusing meds, I need to be able to monitor for any potential problems/issues with med and iv. ...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Are YOU terrified to be a patient (and your loved ones, too!)
    I trust my floor, know my co-workers and their habits. I know who I would trust and who I wouldn't. That said, I would still be right there with my family member. We are a teaching hospital and...
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do Nurses Still Make *Real* Beds?
    Bottom sheets are fitted ones at my facility, so no hospital corners here. I am particular about no wrinkles in the sheets, draws are folded "just so" and I still face the open side of the pillow...
    Mar 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How to correct gpa problem?
    Hi everyone, looking for some advice from those who have dealt with this problem. Way back in the 80's I was a fresh HS grad, entering college with no idea what to do with my life. My first...
    Mar 8, '11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  13. Preceptor Story...Refreshing
    Excellent! Such a good experience for you, and when you are ready to take on the role of preceptor yourself you will have a wonderful role model to follow! I wish more facilities would embrace this...
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nurses working without health insurance
    I am fortunate in that my husband carries the insurance for the family. It was financially better for us to have him carry us, as a family policy through my employer would have cost us more than...
    Jan 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. Working in a nasty nursing home
    Many years ago when I was a CNA, I worked in a good LTC, just on a horrible unit. One of the nurses I worked with was the bomb, always took the time to talk to me, answer my questions and show me...
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. How do you keep awake on a slow night shift?
    Reading on a slow night like that used to just do me in. I would lose focus so quickly. My go to task for slow times is cleaning out the drawers of junk in the nursing station. Always...
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Can an R.N. just be PLOPPED into ICU to work???!??
    Having worked in an LTAC, yes, as you are an RN, they will want you to work in their ICU/SCU, hi-obs, whatever it is they call it. That being said, they should TRAIN you and have you orient before...
    Nov 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    AICU is adult intensive care unit. Our pts are vented, septic, drips, CVVH, neuro all the usual ICU type pts. The only thing we do not take is active MI and post op hearts. We have a Cardiac CCU...
    Nov 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    I love you guys, I really do! The poetry and jokes in here are great and again, so is the support!! I'm off today, sitting here looking at this thread, and wouldn't you know it, I have toast and...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    I said, I have NO ISSUE with doing things for people. I like being able to talk to pts and do things to brighten their day when I can. But the God's honest truth of the matter Bridey is that I am...
    Nov 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    I was pretty upset with this latest round of stupidity! We have a staff meeting this week and I have every intention of voicing my displeasure with this new idea. Don't get me wrong, I have no...
    Nov 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    Imagine my suprise this weekend when I get to work and find out that new policy is that the RN's will make toast for the pt trays!!!! Yes, that's right, dietary will only send bread up and we are...
    Nov 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Diabetic RN and working 12's?
    Thanks to all who have commented here. I did not intend to spark a debate, however a lot of excellent points have been raised. Do I feel disabled? No. Overwhelmed? Yes, very much so. I know...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Diabetic RN and working 12's?
    Type II here. Trying diet mods first (mostly because I asked to try before going to insulin). Doing a lot of testing and logging of BG's to trend when I go back to endo. I was predisposed due to...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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