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  1. Yay! New Job!
    Congrats!!!!!!!!! Best Day Ever!!!!!!!!!
    Oct 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Cover Letter for OR Position
    Hi All! Let me start off by saying I absolutely love my current job. Love my coworkers, the MD, and all (ok, most) of our patients. Unfortunately, my current job is 1500 miles away from the person...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Resume/Cover Letter Review
    Hi All! Let me start off by saying I absolutely love my current job. Love my coworkers, the MD, and all (ok, most) of our patients. Unfortunately, my current job is 1500 miles away from the person...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Last Semester Decision- fear has me frozen!
    I would look into nursing positions at ambulatory clinics, primary care offices, public health, etc. Lower acuity patients = less chance of 'killing someone' = generally less daily stress and fear...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Birth Control Pills Recalled due to 'Packaging Error'
    My understanding from reading the recall is that the pills were packed upside down, which amounts to the first week actually being the placebo week. Bad news bears for sure.
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Birth Control Pills Recalled due to 'Packaging Error'
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/16/health/birth-control-recall/ And I quote: "A spokesman for Qualitest Pharmaceuticals said that "there are no immediate health issues currently" because of the...
    Sep 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Administering pediatric vaccinations
    rnsrgr8t answered all your questions about my post! and more! I'll definitely be taking some of those tips myself! :) The only two kids I've ever had faint on me were big tough football players....
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  8. Administering pediatric vaccinations
    Hi Marpola, As the main vaccine administrator in our peds office, I know exactly where you're coming from! It's important to remember that the crying comes mostly from fear of 'the shot.'...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Immunzation confusion for Well Child Visit....help
    Hi Elprup, I work in a peds office and am in charge of all vaccines, so I hope these tips help: 1. Always leave vaccines in their original box in the fridge. All vaccines that are peds formulated...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  10. HOW in the H-E-double hockey sticks do I get a PHN job????
    Check out Early Childhood Intervention programs in your area. I got hired as a new grad into an Early Intervention program, and I'm sure they would LOVE your ED experience. Even if EI is not where...
    Aug 27, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  11. Best NCLEX review guides, figured I would ask folks who have passed!
    Kaplan, definitely. I also used Lippincott and Mosby's to supplement my studying in school and prepare for exams since our professors were really into writing NCLEX style questions. The more practice...
    Aug 7, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Non-clinical nursing - What is out there?
    If you enjoy working with children, look into Early Childhood Intervention programs in your area. As nurses we do a lot of social work type stuff, speech therapy, physical therapy, psych issues,...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Should I try to work as CNA before I get my RN?
    I didn't start working as a Nursing Assistant until I was in nursing school (I didn't have to take the course because the hospital accepted my nursing school clinicals in lieu of the actual CNA...
    Aug 2, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Should I try to work as CNA before I get my RN?
    In a word, YES.
    Aug 2, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Getting Into Med School Without Hard Sciences
    I think this med student is going to be in for a rough first two years in med school. Those 'hard' sciences are just the prerequisites for the ridiculously hard sciences to come in medical school -...
    Aug 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Nursing Care Tech in OB
    Hi! I was a nursing assistant on a labor and delivery floor during nursing school. I did the same things as regular floor NAs and also was responsible for: -stocking 15 labor rooms/3 ORs/PACU/Triage...
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Did you wait long?
    I did the traditional undergrad route: apply in the fall of senior year of high school, wait for the big packet in the mail on April 15, orientation/freshman bonding over the summer, move in to the...
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Frustrated by job search.
    I was a May '09 and spent 12 (yes, TWELVE) months on the job hunt before I finally was offered a full-time position. It's going to be a long, frustrating, often depressing road, but it will come to...
    Jul 12, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. "Why don't you have a job yet?" and other infuriating questions/comments.
    My favorite is when relatives think they are being helpful by perusing hospital websites for you.. 'oh, this hospital by us has tons of openings for nurses! check out their website! they say one year...
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. How old were you. when you become RN?
    22 with my BSN
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What is your splurge?
    A flight across the country to see my BF :hug:
    Jul 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Random Topic: H&M has great 'career-wear' right now!
    Ok, so this is a very random topic, but we all need something to wear to interviews, right? If you are in need of some interview outfits that won't drain your wallet, go check out H&M (if you are...
    Jun 28, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Help endorsing license/navigating red tape!
    I see what you're saying here.. my temp TX license expires this coming friday, so I'm not sure what will happen then, if it'll just disappear because I never complete the process of getting my perm...
    Jun 21, '10
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  24. Help endorsing license/navigating red tape!
    Ooooh! That's an idea.. I have a feeling that you can't ever cancel a license, they just expire.. But it's worth a shot!
    Jun 18, '10
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  25. Help endorsing license/navigating red tape!
    Yeah, I've tried that. The only official verification you can get for temp TX licenses are online, so I've printed out the page that says "The Texas Board of Nursing certifies that it maintains the...
    Jun 18, '10
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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