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  1. How long to transfer?
    I currently work in a pediatric clinic and although I love it there, my dream is to work in the ER. My question is how long should I wait until I start applying for ER jobs, and will they even hire...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. So there is actually a difference between ADN and AAS?
    I got an AAS. In my school the difference was that I had taken statistics (its now mandatory for admission). It assists in transferring to a bsn program
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. Nursing portfolio
    Has anyone out there made a nursing portfolio? Not for nursing school, but for career nurses. What do you put in it? And is it worth it?
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. bad sound with Littmann STC
    It was purchased brand new through allheart, so it has a 6 year warranty, but I'm trying to avoid sending it in, I need it everyday. It reminds me of ear plugs where it slowly blocks the noise until...
    Aug 19, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. Nursing Kit for a First Year Student
    I used an organising tote from 31. It was great. Had small pockets. My must haves were pens, banadge scissors (you'll need a pair), stethoscope, black sharpie, post it notes, a small notebook that I...
    Aug 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Keeping or selling textbooks
    I sold most of mine. Kept my Taber's, drug guide, lab analysis, and a&p book.
    Aug 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Practicum - ER?
    I did my practicum in the ED. I loved it. Practice your IV starts, catheters, cpr, calculations, blood drips. Just about everything. That's the joy of the ED, you never know what will come through...
    Aug 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. bad sound with Littmann STC
    I just got a new Littmann STC for a graduation present and I've used it all of 2 weeks. For some reason the sound goes out in one ear or the other (usually the right ear) while I'm using it. I've...
    Aug 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. clinic to er nursing?
    I'm a new grad and I currently work in a pediatric clinic. My ultimate goal is to end up in the ER. I loved all my clinicals there and did my focused practicum there. My question is, how hard will...
    Aug 12, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. good job for a new grad?
    Thanks everyone. I decided to take the job and if everything goes right, I'll start Monday. I'm looking forward to having a job. Any experience will help, and hopefully it'll get me to where I...
    Jul 30, '14
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  11. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    1. Washington State (rural area) 2. $20 3. Pediatric clinic 4. new grad, no experience
    Jul 26, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. take clinic job or hold out?
    I graduated in june, passed my nclex a week ago, and have sent out a ton of applications. The only call back I have gotten is from a clinic job that I didn't mean to apply for. I don't really want to...
    Jul 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. good job for a new grad?
    IV starts, catheters, iv drips, blood admin, EKGs, everything. I'll be spending the next few years doing paper work and giving injections
    Jul 14, '14
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  14. good job for a new grad?
    I graduated a month ago, and passed my boards and became licensed a week ago. I've been applying like crazy to every RN job in the surrounding area, and so far no one has bitten, except the clinic...
    Jul 14, '14
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  15. How many hours do you study a day?
    Join a study group with like learners. Re-listen to lectures, re-write notes, go over them many times, do what reading is recommended, take notes from that. Teach others.
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Body media core under scrubs
    I'm interested in getting a bodymedia core and I was wondering if anyone has used one, and if it's noticeable under scrubs or gets in the way.
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Care plan help. Vomiting
    I was thinking imbalanced nutrition as well. Just stuck on interventions. Obviously can't give him food, liquids, supplements.
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Care plan help. Vomiting
    It's the end of the quarter and my brain is fried or something. Here is what I have: 82 yo male, 7 days post op from a hemicolectomy, discharged and then returns to the ER complaining of vomiting...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Looking for a good stethoscope
    What field are you in? Is this for work or school? I bought a $12.95 sprague stethoscope and it works wonderfully (I'm a nursing student). All my instructors told us to hold off buying anything...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. CNA license washington state
    I have a weird question. I originally started my nursing pre-reqs about 10 years ago. That was when I took the CNA program. I passed the state boards, but never registered with the state and got a...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. RN vs. BSN
    The RN to BSN is advancement for those that have their RN. Some schools have fast track BSN programs, but you still have to obtain your RN license first
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  22. Question about becoming a nurse
    I don't know about Germany, but one of my instructors was a nurse in Holland. when she moved here nothing transferred. She had to start from scratch with pre reqs and everything. She just finally got...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Oh Vey, the drug cards...
    Everybody says that, but I find they only take like half an hour, which compared to the rest of my clinical paperwork, isn't that bad.
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. The flu shot making people sick
    In my opinion, those that choose not to vaccinate their children are being selfish. After the epidemic of pertussis that's going on where I live (Washington state), I hope more parents realize they...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  25. I start clinicals in 2 days. AAAGGGGHHHH!!
    I start clinicals in 2 days and I'm so scared. I don't know what I'm supposed to do, or how to do it. We have to take the CNA program prior to admission, but I did it almost 10 years ago. I don't...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student