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  1. Outlook for experienced ICU nurse
    OHSU always seems to have at least 10 ICU positions available.
    Jan 29
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  2. Greetings
    Greetings to you too! I too am a paramedic (with about fourteen years experience) transitioning to nursing with sights eventually set on nurse anesthesia. I'm in my second year of a BSN program and...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  3. If a person codes at Walmart..
    Paramedic here. It depends on the state and local protocols and medical director. When we have a patient in cardiopulmonary arrest in my system, we require proof to be with the patient in order to...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Flu Vaccine. Necessary or Harmful?
    Once again, it is shocking, amazing, and disappointing to me that nurses are not aware of, or refuse to recognize and instill in their practice the overwhelming body of evidence that the flu vaccine...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  5. How do you feel about mandatory influenza vaccines?
    This is becoming standard practice for a reason. I work for a nationwide ambulance company that employs thousands and since we have started mandating vaccines our flu related sick days have been...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  6. CRNA school loans (for a guy like me)
    I don't know if you have a 401k but my plan allowed me to apply for a school hardship which would have freed a ton of funds from it. The guy at Charles Schwab said that school hardships are common...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  7. Relocating to Portland?
    My instructors swear another nurse shortage is coming, and I know OHSU grads are having good success finding jobs. From what I hear the market is getting better lately. granted I'm not looking yet...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  8. Relocating to Portland?
    Not an RN yet. Just finishing up the first year of a BSN program, but the job market in Portland was pretty rough a few years ago. It seems like it is picking up again. I know many of the nurses I...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  9. Why can't nurses intubate?
    Thought I would chime in here. I am in my second quarter of a BSN program, and have been a paramedic for thirteen years. I've probably done about 150-200 intubations in my career. Nurses can...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Tubing tips
    Not a CRNA, in a BSN program but have been a paramedic for 13 years and probably done around 150-200 intubations in that time. You probably already have much more airway experience than I do, and I...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  11. OHSU Nursing Campus Rating
    I don't know that OHSU Portland is any better a nursing program than all the others. I think the main reason it holds the prestige is that it's a foot in the door to a level 1 tertiary teaching...
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  12. OHSU acceptances/alternates
    Congratulations buttercup and Reid!
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  13. OHSU acceptances/alternates
    @claire- Don't sweat the OHSU proctored essay too much. PCC will provide the proctor and testing site for a nominal fee in a very painless process. They make it very easy for you. Just go to the OHSU...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  14. Applicants to Portland area schools for 2012.
    @nursesarak- Well cost IS a big concern, especially since I didn't get my Fafsa done before the OHSU deadline of march 31, but I feel like I have to take this opportunity. Luckily I have a wonderful...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  15. Applicants to Portland area schools for 2012.
    Thanks osuchris! I'm excited! See you there!
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  16. Applicants to Portland area schools for 2012.
    Just wanted to let everyone know that I was offered a spot for the BSN program at OHSU Portland campus today and am accepting, so that is one more spot at PCC that will open up. Good luck to those...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  17. OHSU acceptances/alternates
    Thanks everyone! I got the call around 1215 today.
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  18. OHSU acceptances/alternates
    So Im sitting down to watch Prometheus at the theatre today, a movie I've been waiting for for over 3 years, as i am a huge fan of rhe alien films. And just as I'm about to turn my phone off, I get a...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  19. Applicants to Portland area schools for 2012.
    @katinthehat - Glad to hear they were able to interview more people. I hope my declination allowed someone else a chance to be interviewed.
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  20. Applicants to Portland area schools for 2012.
    @ katinthehat8914 - I was one of the people that did not show up for the interview at CCC, but I did let them know. I got accepted to PCC and was waitlisted at OHSU, which were my top 2 choices. I...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  21. Applicants to Portland area schools for 2012.
    Eh... we're all battling to try and get accepted into programs. We should try not to battle eachother. When I created this post I was hoping to create a forum where people could share their...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  22. Applicants to Portland area schools for 2012.
    I got accepted to PCC!!!!! Woohooooooo!!!!! Congratulations to everyone who got in! And to those who got alternate spots, there's two people on this page already that are opening up spots for you so...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  23. Applicants to Portland area schools for 2012.
    Ohhhhh man I just got a little sick to my stomach. PCC was by and large my best chance to get in somewhere as I took all my prereqs there AND their foreign language points were so easy to get. If I...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  24. OHSU acceptances/alternates
    I received my letter this last Saturday informing me I'm on the alternate list. I applied to the Portland campus, but checked I would be willing to go to any campus. The admissions lady I talked to...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  25. Applicants to Portland area schools for 2012.
    The lady from admissions I talked to on the phone today said people could be notified as soon as right now, to as late as the week before classes start. She would not give any specifics about how...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing


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