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  1. I would like to become a Army Nurse but I have no experience
    Have you thought about switching to the Guard? In my state, I was direct commissioned as a new grad without much problem (I was also an E4 previously). Might be worth looking into especially if the...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Missed heart attacks - how can it happen?
    Thanks for the response. Your case sounds very different from the case I posted. I think a lot of people would miss that because the complaints were so vague and it was going on for a while. Also,...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Missed heart attacks - how can it happen?
    Wow, I wasn't looking for the absolute right or wrong answer for this specific case. Obviously we can't know that and will never know that. I'm asking about missed cases in your personal experience...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Missed heart attacks - how can it happen?
    I'm familiar with the cardiac enzymes taking some time to show up on a test so in this case I'm guessing the first hospital didn't wait long enough. I mean, the guy coded mere hours after being...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Missed heart attacks - how can it happen?
    Recently there was a case where a man in his early 40s with no history of cardiac issues died of a MI. He was seen in the ER of hospital A and released. Later that day, he suffered cardiac arrest and...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Pregnant New Grad
    Happens all the time and it's illegal for them to discriminate against you. My facility recently had a pregnant new grad and she's currently out on maternity. It's not a problem. My original...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. Ten Tips for New Grad Nurses
    Not entirely true. I volunteered during nursing school through a hospital's internship program (program did not require any medical experience). I rotated through a tele floor, stepdown, and finally...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. New nurse with panel interview for PACU
    I am beyond thrilled that I received a call for an interview with a PACU department. I am still pretty new to nursing. I've only been working for 5 months in LTC since obtaining my license. In...
    May 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. The Army's On Its Way
    Aww .. brought back memories of my days in basic. Thank you for posting this! I really can't wait until I get to BOLC.
    Mar 19
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. BOLC June 2014
    I'm in the Guard and I'm pretty sure the prerequisites are the same. We need to pass a PT test and complete the online portion of BOLC before we can ask to go to BOLC. From what I remember, I believe...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. BOLC June 2014
    Congrats to the both of you!
    Mar 18
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    LOL, in high school recruiters were a bit aggressive with me too but that's because it was only a couple years into both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and they needed as many warm bodies at they...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    The Guard and Reserves are both Army. The training is one and the same as active-duty soldiers. You wear the same uniform and you follow the sames rules and customs. You are considered an American...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    I'm NG, never been part of the active component. That's good you stay fit and healthy. I know my fitness level was a big (positive) talking point when I went before the board for my commission. It...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    It was a non-nursing degree. I obtained my first bachelor's about 5 years ago and then recently got my BSN so I hold 2 bachelor's degrees. No, I think you misread. I enlisted 6 months prior to...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Help! I want to join the Army Nurse Corps
    The requirements are always changing. I know right now both the active duty and reserve components want experienced nurses but next year, they may accept new grads. Just contact a healthcare...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. BOLC June 2014
    :( I did some research and looks like you're right. That's crap! A short-course shouldn't even exist! Everyone should go through the same exact training for the same length of time! Thank goodness...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    Hi inspired, I enlisted in the Army NG as a student and commissioned as a 2LT recently. Since I'm Army and you're interested in the Navy, I'm not sure if the same path can be taken. I'll tell you...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. BOLC June 2014
    You can get hurt in any sport quite honestly. Also, there are fundamentals or "on-ramp" classes to teach beginners proper form with just PVC pipes or using a training bar with no weights on it, then...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. BOLC June 2014
    BTW - for those looking to up their APFT, look into your local Crossfit gyms. They will whip your booty into shape. I only did a few months of Crossfit before going through regular Army basic...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. BOLC June 2014
    I just commissioned myself as a 66H but I have no idea yet when I go to BOLC. I'm in the Guard so things are a little different for me (I was administered the oath of office and signed the DA-71...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. I'm done with NCLEX
    I feel like I could have written this post! I found the NCLEX weird and non-nonsensical too. I felt LaCharity helped me a lot too and was instrumental in helping me pass the first time around with 75...
    Jan 31
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. VENT!
    Thank you for your kind words! I've calmed down now. The next shift took care of the order so it's ok now but I'm still aghast at how the situation played out with pharmacy and how incredibly slow...
    Jan 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. VENT!
    I am sooo over my first RN job. I work at a long term care facility and usually I like it, but when an emergency pops up, I am reminded of how few resources there are. So I walk into a patient's...
    Jan 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. MD order to NOT allow resident to go to the hospital
    Hilarious you should say that I should keep a spare copy of his info for emergent transfers because that exact situation played out yesterday. It was a beautiful start to a shift - all of a sudden I...
    Jan 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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