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  1. florida gulf coast university
    Hello! I am looking at a number of NP programs in Florida. Does anyone have any insight about FGCU? Thanks!
    Jan 26, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Who floats first?
    What are your rules for floating? My unit has a large amount of per diem nurses and in addition, hired a group of travelers for the busy season. The travelers are not allowed to float per their...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Fed up with the "rules"
    Always amuses me that there is so much concern for a capped water bottle at the nurses' station, but complete disregard for the fact that the nurses have 7 patients each with no free charge or uc....
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. pt safety question, please help
    I have never worked for hospice, but have provided end of life care for hospital patients. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but 1 mg of dilaudid and ativan, while a large dose in a general...
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. rn to bsn programs a scam...
    I agree. I was highly disappointed in my RN-BSN program. Pharm and Patho were the exact same courses I took for my ASN. The rest of the classes were a joke as well. The only one I feel I actually...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  6. metabolic acidosis and tachypnea
    "I don't want to seem rude, or come off as though I am telling you that metabolic acidosis isn't the correct diagnosis for this patient, because that is not how I feel at all. I am just slightly...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. metabolic acidosis and tachypnea
    A patient was found down after an unknown, but believed prolonged over 3-6 hrs, unconscious. EMSd to hospital, intubated. Severe metabolic acidosis, with initial pH of 7.1, CO2 70s, pO2 60s on 100%...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Experienced RN With No Luck Finding Position
    I have several years experience at a respected hospital with excellent references and it took over 2 months for a call back and 3 months for a job offer (at the same salary I was given as a new...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. vasovagal post sheath removal
    How long after sheath removal can a vasovagal response occur? Situation: I picked up a stable patient post exploratory neuro angio (no cardiac history). This patient had walked into the hospital...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. Clinical Ladder at a small hospital
    Thank you for all the replies!!!
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. AACN Brevard
    I did find an email link for the chapter president on the AACN website! Looks like I didn't search hard enough the first time! :doh:
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  12. AACN Brevard
    Hello! Is anyone involved with the Brevard Chapter of AACN. I am new to the area and wasn't able to locate a webpage for the chapter (only a Facebook page). If you have information or a contact email...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  13. Nursing layoffs or difficulty getting jobs? 2011 wages?
    Good luck to all of you still job hunting! :nurse:
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  14. Clinical Ladder at a small hospital
    Not exactly sure what I was basing "successful" on myself. ;) I suppose just how you answered. Employee response and participation to the program. At my last hospital we had a large...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Clinical Ladder at a small hospital
    A process that grants increased pay based on program participation. It involves several categories: experience, education, research, volunteer, and such. By completing tasks like national...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Clinical Ladder at a small hospital
    Hello everyone! I have recently transitioned from a large, level 1 trauma hospital to a small 120 bed community hospital. I was actively involved in and very happy with the clinical ladder program at...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Absolutely incompetent...not so sure "it gets better".
    I hope the newer nurses can keep in mind that questioning you about your patient isn't always questioning your abilities as a nurse. Sometimes (at least with me) it is your own fear of having...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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