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  1. VA Travel Nurse Corps
    Hey all! I'm a current employee at the VA hospital in St. Louis, MO, and I'm thinking about getting into travel nursing. Does anyone have any experience with the Travel Nurse Corps through the...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. VA Travel Nurse Corps
    Hey all! I'm a current employee at the VA hospital in St. Louis, MO, and I'm thinking about getting into travel nursing. Does anyone have any experience with the Travel Nurse Corps through the VA?...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. Nurses carrying weapons
    I have my CCW and hope to get into HH soon. I plan on carrying when I do. It's part of your training to learn when it is and isn't appropriate to use deadly force and I plan on trying to stay very...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. chance at va
    Congratulations! I think one's chances are greater if you apply for a high-needs department. I applied for a bunch of clinics and didn't get them, and I think that's what most of the nurses go...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. VAMC nurses- any experience with union?
    I joined AFGE during new employee orientation a couple months back because they sucked me in with their marketing spiel. I didn't realize all the perks they were advertising - their life insurance...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Finding a Job
    I'm graduating from a WOCN program soon (single wounds scope). I'm perusing for jobs and I can't find a thing. Not hard to imagine since every hospital I've worked at only has one or two wound care...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  7. UMSL (University of Missouri - St. Louis) NP Fall 2013 Class
    I would say that if you haven't heard anything, that's good news! I got my rejection letter a few weeks ago. -_- Good luck!
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Umsl or slu ??
    Congratulations! If I were in your shoes, I'd go to UMSL, solely because of the cost factor. Unfortunately, I got rejected from them twice. From my understanding, there are a ton of applicants for...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. Skin grafting - does your facility treat it as a sterile procedure?
    @NurseLife329 - but that doesn't make sense, either. Belly cases are different because once you take any part of the bowel out, you're considered contaminated, but if you scrub the skin and you're...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Crazy for wounds...
    @skylark, when I worked on med-surg a couple years ago, pretty much all dressing changes I did were wet-to-dry with gauze packing. I don't have evidence based practice proof, that's just what I saw...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  11. Skin grafting - does your facility treat it as a sterile procedure?
    Oh, that is NOT okay. Wow. Yes, they definitely need to be sterile, first of all, because an infected skin graft won't take and will cause a lot of problems for that patient. Raggedy mangled skin...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Best and Least Cases?
    Love - neuro Like - general Dislike - plastics (boring), hearts (the doc is waaaay too high-strung for it to be enjoyable) Hate - ortho (hate positioning and prepping, hate all the little screws...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Skin grafting - does your facility treat it as a sterile procedure?
    I have never done a skin graft that wasn't sterile.
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Retractor Holder
    Not to my knowledge. We have medical students scrub in and hold retractors every day. I don't know of any written policy on this, though. I'm in Missouri.
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Transitioning from peds to adults - very nervous!
    Hi all - I will soon be starting a new OR job at an adult hospital. I have never worked with adults in the OR. I have only had OR experience in pediatrics (the last two years), though I have worked...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. covering sterile trollies
    AORN standards also say to not cover your sterile tables.
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Neptune Suction
    We were also educated on not hooking it up to chest tubes (DUH), but it has been taken away from us and we haven't gotten it back yet. If I cared more I might look into it, but I don't find the...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. Not a real nurse huh?
    I agree with all of the above, and would also like to add that one thing I admire about school nursing is that you're pretty much on your own. Hospital nurses have their fellow nurses and charge RNs...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Pregnancy and work hours
    THIS, so hard.
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Pregnancy and work hours
    I think the responses here are pretty harsh. Maybe I work in a more caring environment than most. It doesn't really feel like an "everyone fend for themselves" culture. If someone was having a rough...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Cell saver
    Anesthesia runs it. I don't know jack about that thing.
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Appropriate NP job to work in hospice
    With the new consensus guidelines for adult-gero nurse practitioners, which kind would be most fit to work in hospice? Primary care or acute care? It's not exactly primary care, but I don't think...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. Applying for wound care cert
    Hello. I am in the process of applying to get wound care certification online. The program is webwocnurse.com. Is this a legitimate accredited school? It appears to be, as it is associated with a...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  24. Forgot to do Final count
    I second everything TakeTwoAspirin said. Everybody makes mistakes, it really is how you handle it. Write an incident report, tell your manager, and see if there's a way that she can get an xray...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Badly needs an advice... From bsn-RN to OR surgical technician
    +1 ORoxyO. I wouldn't even waste time with CST. Pass boards and get a job in the OR as a nurse. If you have experience you shouldn't have any problem getting a job.
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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