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  1. Pain & Nursing Judgement
    We are taught to think critically as RNs, right? I was in a meeting yesterday regarding pain management on our orthopedic unit. We've been internally audited and found to be praciticing out of our...
    Mar 24, '10
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  2. Joint Replacement Post-op Dressing Changes
    I work on a very busy strictly ortho unit. For all of our surgeries, it depends on the doc. We have a couple of docs who order the incisions to be OTA starting POD2. But for most of the docs, they do...
    Jun 2, '09
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  3. New Grad in Sacramento, CA
    I'm a new grad of 2 months and got my job by attending a senior nursing student open house. I went on a unit tour and made a point to connect with the nurse manager of one of the units. I e-mailed...
    Apr 3, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. What surprised you most in nursing school?
    I was surprised to learn how competitve and petty instructors and students are. Some people are super nit-picky and others could care less. I love the instructors who say, "You know what, you'll...
    Apr 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What are some US cities where you do NOT need a car at all to live / work?
    I'd have to agree that LA is NOT a pedestrian friendly city. It's impossible to go anywhere without a car...you'd be very, very limited. And the bus system is trying...and not very successful. San...
    Apr 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. the RN's appearance
    Ah yes, chewing gum. I personally love to chew mint gum because I think it is a favor to my patients. After downing a quick cup of coffee or a cheese stick, I can get nasty breath. A breath mint or a...
    Apr 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What is in your lunch box?
    I LOVE Costco!!! :-) I buy pretty much everything there... I'm known for bringing Lean Ole burritos - I love those things. They come in Chicken or Steak, and are full of rice and beans. Very yummy...
    Mar 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. passing out
    Oh dear...I have a story and I'm still embarassed about it! I was observing in the OP OR and was watching a lumpectomy in a 23y/o F's breast. No big deal, right? I was standing right beside the...
    Dec 8, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Living situation
    Ugh, I can relate. I'm a super light sleeper. As much as I hate moving, it would stink to move and then have to move again. But since you don't like where you are, you could always move to the new...
    Sep 8, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Free PDA Medical Software
    I just bought the TX and so far I love it. However, I'm having a hard time installing Epocrates and the other free nursing software out there. I have a Mac (which I absolutely love!) but whenever I...
    Aug 19, '07
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  11. I got my first IV stick!
    I start nursing school next week...how soon into the program do you start doing IV sticks?
    Aug 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Second Degree Nursing Students
    I graduated in '05 with a BA with subsidized Stafford Loans. I begin an Entry-Level Masters program in 2 weeks. I applied for the graduate Stafford loan and got a bunch of aid - both subsidized and...
    Aug 5, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Please Help CA Student moving to Philippines
    Aspiring in Cali. I grew up in the RP, speak Tagalog but am not a Filipino. My parents still live and work there. I too have a BA and wanted to go back to school for nursing. I thought about going...
    Aug 5, '07
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. I have a BA, now what?
    I just found out last week that I have been accepted into a brand new Entry-Level Master's program (EL-MSN). It's at a state school so the fees are very reasonable. The first 18 months focus only on...
    May 6, '07
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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