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  1. CNN
    CNN
    My employer isn't requiring it, but suggesting it to up their credentials on our acute team. We have 2 CNNs on our team and I know a couple of others from the past. I won't get a raise or anything...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. CNN
    CNN
    Has anyone taken the CNN recently? How hard was it? I feel very confident about Hemodialysis and Renal Failure Topics. But I am unsure about Peritoneal Dialysis and Transplant. I even specialize in...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. 10 Reasons I Don't Always Love My Job
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks about the mistakes I've made every day. I've made a few over the years, and none have been major, but they haunt me! Do you ever find yourself going back into...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. What is the significant sign for clotting dialyser ?
    You're right. TMP can be high or low, indicating clotting. Venous pressure gradually increasing usually indicates either the venous chamber or dialyzer is clotting. You can always flush with 100cc to...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Chamberlain Nursing School... Is it worth it???
    I am a graduate of Chamberlain College of Nursing. Only went there for 2 years and racked up $55,000. That didn't count my pre-reqs from another school. If I could go back and do it again, I would...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  6. How can I hate my job?
    I think you may find that a lot of hospitals are now owned by corporations or large non-profit companies, and it's usually about the bottom line. It's not just dialysis. Lots of dialysis nurses I...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. DUI as a student? What's to come?
    Do you have a scholarship? Or will you accrue thousands of dollars worth of debt? That would help me make my decision. I know of nurses with DUIs but it isn't easy. I know of nurses with narcotic...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  8. Acute travel pay
    I did not make anywhere near $100/hr as a traveler, and I shopped around a lot of agencies. I did make some good money if I worked overtime. I would say if you find you own housing and take the...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Nurse who survived Ebola is suing the hospital
    I think a lot of people do not understand what nurses do. We are always the scapegoats for everything. Doctor writes a bad order, we follow it, our fault. Patient falls, nurse had 7 tele patients,...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  10. esrd lab values
    Normally ESRD patients have calcium anywhere from 7.5-11.0, anything outside of that needs to be reported. Phosphorus levels can vary wildly also. They can have a PO4 of 2.3 and need replacement, or...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    I just looked it up... Apparently, "orientating" is British dialect, "orienting" is American. Either one is acceptable, but orienting is proper grammar in our country. I guess I was wrong! I usually...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    Who are you ORIEN-TA-TING with today? Really?? How long did my patient DI-AL-Y-SIZE? How long did they dialyze you mean? She is currently being DI-AL-Y-SIZED. Oy.
    Feb 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. NCLEX- how many attempts is too many?
    Has anyone thought that in some cases, the nursing schools themselves didn't properly prepare students? My class had a 100% pass rate first try, most likely because we were adequately prepared. How...
    Feb 18
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. What's your dress code at work?
    I have worked in lots of hospitals as a traveler and a contractor. It is rare to be able to wear whatever you want! Most common is royal blue or navy blue for nurses. I have also seen eggplant...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Managing Time on DAYS OFF
    Lots of things to do, just a matter of getting started. I like to go on a walk or run in an outdoor park, around a lake, or around my neighborhood. The sunshine really helps and you can go as slow or...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. How do you relax after a shift?
    I also like to have a glass of wine, either Sauv Blanc, Cabernet, or Pinot Grigio. Moscato too sweet for me. I think wine is just as unhealthy as ice cream, nightly benadryl, or junk food, so why not...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    Almost 5 years as a nurse My first 2.5 years were spent in outpatient dialysis, and per diem acute inpatient dialysis. 1 year as a traveling dialysis nurse for inpatient care. A little over...
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Frustrated
    It takes a long time to become quick and efficient in a dialysis center. There are plenty who cut corners, but there are many who do not. There are corners that are being cut that do not directly...
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. So I just failed out of Nursing School, is there hope after?
    I agree, private schools are expensive. But if you want to achieve your goals badly enough, it is an option. I chose a private, expensive school after being put on a 3 year waiting list everywhere...
    Nov 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Hemopurifier- have you heard of it?
    Yeah exactly! The virus sticks like glue to the fibers made especially to remove viruses. The amazing part is that it is able to do this while leaving the bodies immune system intact to continue to...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Hemopurifier- have you heard of it?
    This filter is being tested in clinical trials to reduce viral loads in the blood stream. It has been used in India and has been shown to reduce hepatitis C and HIV viral load by 50% in just one...
    Nov 15, '14
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. Burned Out and Have an Interview at Dillard's This Week...
    I can understand where you're coming from. My friends that work in retail are pretty unhappy- Michael Kors, Macy's, boutiques. I don't really know why... Seems like it would be nice.. I am...
    Nov 11, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Thinking of bsn at chamberlain columbus
    Yes I went there. It was fine, really prepared me for NCLEX, but gave me a lot of debt. I can't say too many bad things about it other then it was expensive and maybe not the best clinical sites. But...
    Nov 7, '14
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  24. Pt stable with a very low Bp?
    I am an acute care nephrology nurse. I see chronically hypotension patients that are on dialysis quite often. I get concerned depending on the situation. But I've had chronic ESRD patients who are...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. LVN in Dialysis
    That actually is highly variable, depending on your state. But I would say Main differences between LPN and RN in the clinic are that RNs do assessments, and pass meds. Unless you have a special...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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