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  1. WGU RN-BSN in 1 1/2 years??
    If you have a proven track record of flying through courses, and your mentor isn't letting you move at your own pace, request a new one. My mentor is very familiar and comfortable with my pace, and I...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  2. WGU RN-BSN in 1 1/2 years??
    I too am unsure about what the new curriculum requires, but I completed 27 units at the end of February and began November 2012. Six months is definitely doable. If you can think of a community...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  3. Starting BSN-MSN-education track 5-1-13. Anyone with me?
    I just started May 1st as well. I'd prefer to finish in 6 months, but I know that the IRB approval process can be tricky, so I'm just cruising along with the knowledge that any extra time will be...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  4. Is there any truth to this?
    In regards to monitoring ovulation, an early morning basal temp before you get out of bed is much different than what it is later in the day. I personally run 96.6 as a basal, but if you checked me...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. My first ever patient passed away..
    A death is still a death. Some people watch a new story about someone dying and they cry their eyes out. How are you expected to care for a child for months and not feel a loss? Nurses are not stoic...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. Would previous health issues interfere in becoming a nurse?
    your personal health info is protected by HIPPAA just like anyone elses. Your employer cannot discriminate against you for health issues. As long as you perform your duties and are not a danger to...
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Should I wait?  or should i Go?
    I agree th the other responses. Kaplan does not have a great rep in the medical field. Schools like Kaplan can be good for the tech industry and others like it, but you cannot beat the experience...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Why do nurses have to be so mean to nursing students?
    Personally, I enjoy teaching students, interns, and new grads...BUT, I work nights and rarely get the opportunity. This also means I do not see them over and over, and I can understand how that gets...
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Transfusing blood
    If you prime with saline, you need to wait until the blood hits the patient to begin your vitals...otherwise you are not accurately monitoring. I have always primed the blood down to the bottom so...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. What kind of nurse does it take to be a pediatric nurse?
    Parents generally do not know more than the nurse about their child's illness...yet they often THINK they do. Sure they know whether their kid is acting "right" or not, but that is often as far as it...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Can't sleep anymore!
    I have the same problem as you, but only on the opposite spectrum. I have been on nights for almost 2 years now and suddenly I cannot sleep at a decent hour on my nights off. I usually work two in a...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What's wrong with kids today? (and I'm not even that old)
    I think it is a combination of two things: sick role, and the fact that at that age, we finally start to really comprehend mortality. Even adults, to a certain extent, regress in the hospital or...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Joining your ranks!
    Times like that can be both situational and dependent on your hospital's policies. I have worked peds at two facilities and neither had written rules on what to do in this situation. More often than...
    Jun 26, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Pediatric New Graduate Internship Programs?
    Personally I would recommend any hospital that has a Versant Residency program. There are several childrens hospitals in California that do. Without your location, it is difficult to...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. Moving to Los Angeles, thoughts on best hospital to work for as an RN?
    Having grown up in LA, doing clinicals in several hospitals in the area, and working at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles for two years before moving out of state, my very first gut instinct is to tell...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. Starting WGU RN-BSN
    Just to clarify, that list of colleges is the same available in their FAQ headed as colleges that have accepted students from WGU. This does not necessarily mean that it was in nursing, or a MSN...
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  17. To all you experienced nurses - Do you think learning Sign Language would be useful?
    i took sign language in high school instead of spanish. seemed like a fantastic idea at the time. now, i am working in a hospital where the largest demographic is spanish-speaking and i feel as...
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. C-U Area RN Jobs
    Thanks for the input. Carle didn't pan out, but I am waiting to hear from Decatur Memorial and Provena in regards to a few spots I applied for. I also have an interview later this week for a clinic,...
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  19. C-U Area RN Jobs
    I am relocating to Champaign and currently have applied at both Carle and Provena. They have been slow at getting back to me post-HR interview, and I need to line up a few more options should my...
    Jul 19, '10
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  20. Job change before a year experience?
    I am wondering if anyone has knowledge or experience with changing jobs prior to having a full year under your belt. I currently work at a pediatric hospital where I have been for 7 months. I work...
    Apr 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. When drawing push meds, do you draw the med first?
    I think the biggest hurdle for me to tackle as a new RN was dilution. The truth of it has become, it is more dangerous to underdilute than overdilute. In fact, I often dilute past pharmacy...
    Apr 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Pediatric Hospital vs. Regular Hospital Peds Floor
    We are not considered a step-down ICU, but generally all the floors at our hospital are of step-down unit acuity. We are a large pediatric hospital, so we get the sickest of the sick. We do not...
    Feb 4, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Pediatric Hospital vs. Regular Hospital Peds Floor
    I am a new grad working at a children's hospital on a fairly acute floor where we often give triple abx, have home vent/bipap patients, etc. I am considering travel nursing this Fall (after a year)...
    Jan 27, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Do the first year blues go away?
    I'm feeling much the same way. My preceptors have been nothing but positive. They have told me that those of us who are new on the floor are a pretty competent and high-caliber group of new grads....
    Jan 26, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. CNA during nursing school, good idea?
    Agreed. I am in SoCal myself and my classmates spent 2-6 months after graduation trying to get jobs. Some are still looking. Those of us that worked as CNAs got picked up immediately with no...
    Jan 26, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure

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