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  1. Do you enjoy being a PCA?
    I've been a CNA for over 2 years in assisted living. Just started at the hospital as PCA about a month ago. I love it, but it's super stressful! I'm getting better and am glad I have some experience...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  2. Dosage calculation question
    How many mls of insulin per hour
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Dosage calculation question
    Hi everyone! I'm really stuck on this problem and was wondering if anyone could explain how to do this You mix 100 units of insulin in 100 ml of normal saline. How many units of insulin will you...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. SFSU Spring 2014 Cohort
    Hi, I'm a current nursing student at SFSU. Parking sucks! There is some free parking around school but it's usually filled up by 8AM. You can buy a semester pass to park in the garage but from my...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. Anatomy class question
    Thanks for all the responses guys! Yes, I will try the anatomy coloring book first. Thanks again!
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Anatomy class question
    I'm currently in my first semester of nursing school and have noticed that I have been having a hard time w/ anatomy (ie: knowing the location of structures). When I took anatomy, my instructor was...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. CNA programs in the Bay Area (CA)
    NCP in Hayward and South SF has a pretty good program. I did my CNA there last summer and found out a job about 2 weeks after passing the exam. They help you w/ job assistance by looking at your...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Are the lpn to bsn programs scams?
    Yes, there are SOME programs that are scams. However, any type of nursing program can be a scam, not just LPN-BSN. I'm sure that your school would not have let a LPN-BSN program come if they were a...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  9. Transfer from UC to Nursing School ?
    No CSUs are not more likely to favor their own students. They don't care what school you've been to as long as you have taken the required courses and gotten good grades. As for out of state schools,...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. Today's Dr. Phil shocker: Nursing home abuse
    I have a resident whose son refuses to let him wear Depends. His solution is to let his dad wear underwear with a pad. The poor guy is always urinating in his pants because sometimes he can't control...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. What was your GPA, when you got accepted into nursing school?
    At the time of application, I had a 3.5 w/ physiology in progress. After acceptance, I had a 3.6. My school also looked at the TEAS. You got extra points for being bilingual, having...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Do not bother with CNA programs unless you have experience in the field.
    I think it's your area. The bay area is extremely impacted when it comes to heath care in general, but some places are willing to hire new grads. Have you asked your CNA program if they offer job...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Do not bother with CNA programs unless you have experience in the field.
    This was 3 months ago. I live in the bay area.
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Do not bother with CNA programs unless you have experience in the field.
    Sorry to hear about your experience! I live in California as well and found a job a month after graduation. The school I did my training at was able to assist me in developing my resume. They even...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Schools by the bay/SF
    The bay area is extremely impacted. I don't think there are any schools w/out lottery or waitlists. Every school you apply to will be competitive. The best thing you can do is look at the...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. CNA exam today - Question
    When I took the exam in July, they didn't even want us to use our gait belts. We pretended to put one around the resident.
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Horrified at what I have seen go on in this nursing home
    I agree w/ northernguy. When I first started my job, we had a resident who would curse, scream, yell, etc every time we tried to move him. I remember thinking that my coworkers were being too rough...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. SFSU Fall 2012
    I'm so excited guys!!
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. SFSU Fall 2012
    I got an email saying that orientation is gonna be on Nov. 29th.
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. What a night
    I was assigned to work the most challenging wing in the building of my assisted living facility. I've worked this wing 3 times now. I just got hired a month ago so I'm still kind of learning. I was...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Frustrated.
    It's not anyone's business what you decide to do w/ your life. If YOU are proud of continuing your education, that's all that matters. In the beginning of my CNA class, I thought it was the wrong...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Would you recommend doing a CNA program?
    Yes, taking a CNA course will help a ton! I got a job at a retirement home and even though it's assisted living, I have learned a lot about how to provide care. I'm starting my BSN program in the...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Day shift or night shift - Which do you prefer?  Why?
    I'm a nursing student, but I just started my new job as an AL caregiver. I've trained AM and PM. I like both, but I've found working PM is better for me. Today after I came home from my AM shift,...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  24. What skills did YOU get at the CNA state exam?
    California: I got handwashing, bp, upper body ROM, & perineal care. It was so nerve wrecking!!
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. New job
    Well today was my 3rd day of training. I have 3 weeks of training. This facility is big so it's kinda hard to figure out every resident. I felt a little more confident today and I really felt like I...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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