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  1. Changes to the Nurse Anesthesia Council of Accreditation Standards
    I checked into Wolford's 'rumored' regional accreditation process, but was unable to substantiate it. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (where Wolford would get its regional...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  2. Do you have any motivational nursing quotes?
    "I defy the tyranny of the precedent." Clara Barton
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Changes to the Nurse Anesthesia Council of Accreditation Standards
    wtbcrna, Thank you! I tried getting the same info from the COA, but was not able to. I appreciate you taking the time to do this. It's invaluable information.
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  4. Cheat Sheets and other weird policies
    PIVs are NOT done under sterile conditions. When is the last time you donned a mask, sterile gloves and draped the patient to start an IV? The Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice to which...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Changes to the Nurse Anesthesia Council of Accreditation Standards
    wtbcrna, I've read both documents and do not see where COA requires NA programs to have regional accreditation. Can you please post a link to the new guideline? Thanks!
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  6. Intranasal Fentanyl
    Yes, we use fentanyl intranasally in the ED for procedures, along with versed, narcan and ativan. We use a MAD (mucosal atomization device) that screws on to the end of a syringe. Works like a charm...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. After Nursing: Is There Life Out There?
    Where ever your career leads you Viva, you need to write! You're a great writer. Write about your patients, your stories, the doctors and nurses you worked with in your career. Blog, essay,...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Case/CCF 2012 Interview forum
    The interview was very relaxed. They asked a series of personal and clinical questions. As far as the clinical questions, they only asked about things that I brought up, eg "What pressor do you use...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  9. Nurse with Disdain
    Apparently not written by an ER nurse. ER nurses send most of the crazy, needy, drug-seeking, system-abusing, perpetually-unemployed-who-use-the-ER-as-a-PCP patients home! Thereby saving the floor...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Where are the new grads in ICU?
    btw, Parkland created the country's first nurse internship in 1957, and has it pretty much perfected. Parkland (and Baylor) are both level 1 trauma centers and university teaching hospitals. Parkland...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  11. Where are the new grads in ICU?
    Med/surg is NOT necessary to become a good nurse. If you have the drive, the desire, a modicum of intelligence and critical thinking skills - after a nursing internship, you will do fine in a...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  12. Trying to decide on Program in Ohio!
    Jasmere1, Can you tell me about the program? What's your schedule like? How soon do you get in the OR? What's the atmosphere like there? How are the professors? Are you in class every day? Thank...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  13. Case/CCF 2012 Interview forum
    RealNurse419, Can you tell me about the program? What's your schedule like? How soon do you get in the OR? What's the atmosphere like there? How are the professors? Are you in class every day?...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  14. Agency Nursing as a 'New Grad'
    A continuously changing work environment is difficult - even for a seasoned nurse. Also, remember, your reputation will follow you everywhere. Even in a large, metropolitan city with many...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. The Excelsior College Distance Learning ADN Program: Facts, Answers, and Links
    I'm all for diversity in learning and alternatives to traditional learning, but you'll miss the comradery of nursing school. And that comradery gets you through some pretty crappy stuff that you've...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  16. NURSE work schedule
    Depends greatly on your location. Many, many nurses work only 3 and are off 4. Great for many families, but also depends on the age of your kiddos. One of the beauties of nursing the is vast...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Social relationship with patient outside of hospital - is that OK?
    Is it ok to exchange phone numbers, friend a patient on Facebook or to begin a new friendship with patients outside of the hospital? A nurse I work with did this recently and talks about it, like...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. The Beginning of HIPAA
    How is this related to HIPAA? Maybe nursing ethics?
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Advice for dealing with addicts?
    I feel your pain. Addicts will wear you out - body and soul...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  20. NO LUNCH
    Agreed. It does violate labor laws in certain states.
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. What is the job market like for new NPs?
    I currently work with 3 different NPs who are working as RNs. Depressing. But I understand PAs are having an even harder time - less of a centralized, organized national organization.
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  22. You might be a night shifter if...
    You know all the places with a full bar at 7am.
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. A Phone Call
    Great story, thanks for posting!
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  24. Case/CCF 2012 Interview forum
    Yes, they are. Mine is scheduled for January 28, 2013.
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  25. Wollford College
    MeTheRN, Thanks for your insight. It's nice to see a well thought out opinion from someone who knows about the program.
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry


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