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  1. Continuing Education
    I'm not sure where you are from, but in Pittsburgh there are several RN to BSN programs that have very different requirements. The program I went through only required that you had a diploma or ADN,...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Questions regarding significance of nursing research
    I have been a RN for 5 years. I graduated from a hospital-based diploma program, completed a RN to BSN program, and will be finished with a MSN in nursing education in 2 months. I have worked in...
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. stress relief kit
    At the advice of a friend, I made a stress relief kit to keep in my locker at work. I have a bottle of lavender rosemary body spray and mini dark chocolate bars. Belief it or not, have a few whiffs...
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Sharing prescriptions of non narcotic medications
    Legally, I'm not sure what prohibits this, but I am sure there is something... But ethically, it is definitely not right!
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Agency nursing w/ 1 year experience?
    from what I have heard and seen, agency RN's generally get the "****" assignments...
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. "1-2 yrs acute nrs experience preferred.." what does this mean?
    acute care refers to hospital/inpatient nursing... this can be med/surg, telemetry, ICU, etc... if you have assisted living experience, I would consider this long-term care... even if a...
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Direct entry MSN/CNL without nursing experience
    just a few comments on your post... "i fully expect and plan on workin for a couple of years as an rn to gain practical clinical knowledge." in this position, experience is a must!!! the...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management
  8. What do you read to keep current?
    I like the journal Nursing 2011 (or whatever the year is!)... The section titled "Clinical Rounds" has some interesting information on current issues... If you are interested in staying in your...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Should I bother to get my rn?
    An RN license opens the door to endless opportunities!!!
    Feb 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Best places for new grad hires?
    Just FYI... There is a nursing shortage! I know it may not seem as though there is one, but there is a simple explanation for this... Withing the past five years, the economy began to plummet...
    Feb 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Can any nurses help me with documentation? I'm a nursing student.
    I would imagine the documentation ?'s are going to test your knowledge of how to document assessment findings. Just remember keep it as objective as possible and do not make assumptions, such as...
    Feb 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Nursing Faculty orientation on a medical unit
    I have been a clinical instructor for a year now... I was asked to have a group of accelerated BSN students over the summer for their "acute/complex" course clinicals... I was told that we would be...
    Feb 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. No Oncology Lecture ADN Program
    I happen to be adjunct faculty in a BSN program and staff nurse working in oncology... I think the student presentations are an EXCELLENT idea and I am sure that you find them a lot more interesting...
    Feb 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Online class Vs traditional class room
    Many RN to BSN programs seem to be switching to the wayside of on-line learning. I know a few people who have completed the University of Phoenix program and have competitive jobs. Just make sure...
    Feb 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing School Question. Please Help.
    I am from the Pittsburgh area and there are a few of those programs around... From what I have read/heard, you do receive credit for courses taken for your BA or BS. The pre-requisites...
    Feb 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. IV Gauge for CT
    20G!!!
    Feb 8, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. where to start working as a new nurse.....
    As for your love of OB... getting your foot in the door by working PP is probably a very smart move. Although OB is not my area, I do keep tabs on job postings and ads - many L & D positions prefer...
    Feb 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What's the difference between per diem and registry....
    I have found that it depends on the facility or agency you are working for... let me first say that my definition of "per diem" is for someone to work as needed and "registry" is a float pool to...
    Feb 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Can NPs do bedside nursing?
    I worked with a NP that worked prn as a RN on a cardiac unit while she was working on her DNP and teaching for a local community college. She did practice within the RN scope only but her assessment...
    Feb 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Do your clinicals at the hosp. you want to work at?
    I am going to go against the majority here... I wouldn't necessarily select clinical placements based upon where I want to work. My rationale is based upon experience... I went to a hospital-based...
    Feb 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Lactation Specialist?
    I have a good friend that is a IBCLC. From what I understand... you must work a certain # of hours w/ nursing moms & newborns before taking the examination. I would check the certification...
    Feb 5, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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