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  1. Clarion University Online RN-BSN
    Can anyone advise what the workload is like? How many years did you take to complete the RN-BSN? Was it stressful to work full time during the program? Was the coursework intense/unclear/otherwise...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  2. If almost done with a MSN in 2015, grandfathered in?
    From Wikipedia (I know, but I've been looking and looking...) In 2004, The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in conjunction with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Ccac fall 2011
    I'm in 201/202 at allegheny right now and they are still irking me. My advice: get used to it, it gets worse for 102 and 201 (some of you know who I'm talking about!) Also, use the resources...
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  4. New Student Needing Encouragement :(
    I'm halfway through my ADN, and I got the same speech. "You won't make it in this program if your family doesn't help you." "Studying will have to be your full time job." "You'll get no sleep the...
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Anyone else feel like they got "shafted" in clinicals?
    That's weird. I try to pick male partners in clinical, assuming they'll be better lifters... esp in med-surg where half the pts are obese!
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  6. For profit learning centers: Are they reputable places to get CNA/PCT certified?
    NO NO 1000 times NO! For profit schools are a waste of money at best and a scam at worst. Ask around in your area, or other areas if you want to relocate to a good program that fits your needs. There...
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  7. PCT/Clinical Question:  How often should you empty drains?
    Update: I saw two pts with pigtails draining to IV fluid bags. It seems to just be an alternative to a JP...
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  8. Holistic Nursing Advice For A Pre-Nursing Student
    Bump.
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  9. PCT/Clinical Question:  How often should you empty drains?
    I've bee a PCT on an abd tx unit for 2 months now. I figured drains should be emptied as often as possible/reasonable. Some RNs harass me to empty their pts drains when I am doing other things and...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  10. New pct at a hospital
    Some tips I've learned in the two months I've been working on an abdominal transplant floor... If your unit uses cordless/cell phones, tape/sticker RN's, PCT's, and any other frequently needed...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  11. Nursing Home Workers Sentenced For Making Patients Slippery
    Wow. They treated their patients like objects rather than people. They were clearly in the wrong line of work, so it's good thing their licenses were revoked. If I want to do something to make the...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Any Nurse Techs in RN nursing programs?
    Here's my background: <1 year as a receptionist/registration clerk at psychiatric ED, an EMT cert, 2 semesters of an ADN program both with clinicals, and I was hired two months ago as a PCT on an abd...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  13. Not Enough Clinical Experience
    :redpinkhe I can second this. I work on an abd tx floor, and I rarely get a chance to sit down and chart, let alone ask my RNs to let me watch them do skills or answer questions or explain...
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Advice for student nurse/PCT
    Coworkers are like all other people, some are great and some are mean/lazy/etc. Chances are, if you're concerned about issues like being passive, you aren't being lazy, just busy. Things occasionally...
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New PCT offered a job at a large hospital for the night shift. Any advice??
    I was hired two months ago on an abdominal transplant floor. I am responsible for 11 pts, 22 if I am alone. There are so many drains and assists (incontinent, bedpan, or BSC) and Q4 vitals. I am only...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  16. Nurses and marriage
    I'm a first year nursing student whose fiance is supporting me through school, with the mutual understanding that when I am a nurse, he is a stay at home whatever (eventually a farmer, hence the...
    Oct 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Fall 2010 applicants for ccac
    Allegheny Campus Day Nursing Program, here I come!!! Thanks everyone for all the helpful posts. :redbeathe I took a summer EMT program through CCAC last year, which helped me feel like I had a head...
    May 2, '10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  18. Fall 2010 applicants for ccac
    Has anyone heard about a drug calc seminar yet??
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  19. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    That's just what I want to hear as I'm applying for nursing school! :jester: In all seriousness, the main reason I decided on nursing was because I believed the hype about job security, benefits,...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Help....books about holistic nursing
    I want to read "Fourfold Path to Healing" next. I just rediscovered it, and it seems even more applicable to nursing. As for probiotics.. this may be TMI, but I had severe constipation for as long as...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  21. Nursing Shortage Looming
    It's times like these when I choose to believe in karma, for the sake of my own sanity! It's just disgusting the way people treat other people. I've heard of it being attributed to a deficiency of...
    Jan 21, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Fall 2010 applicants for ccac
    Just took my app to the records department.. My stomach is doing flips, and it's a nowhere near May!!!!!!
    Jan 21, '10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  23. Holistic Nursing Advice For A Pre-Nursing Student
    For a few years now I've been interested in nutrition, specifically "traditional" or back-to-traditional. Being a procrastinator, I haven't gone very far.. although I did recently switch to raw milk!...
    Jan 21, '10
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  24. Help....books about holistic nursing
    Not about nursing, per se, but Nourishing Traditions is a good diet/cookbook. Focuses on traditional diet, very detailed yet easy to read.
    Jan 21, '10
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  25. 3 important questions!!!!!!!!!!!! CCAC/NET
    http://allnurses.com/pa-nursing-programs/fall-2010-applicants-445746.html
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing


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