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  1. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    Hehe... I stopped coming during the semester and I've just started coming back. To keep the thread on track.. New grads in my ER start around $22 with $5 night and $5 weekend diffs.
    Jul 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Can someone describe a day in the life of an ER/ED PCT?
    Hi! I've been an ER Tech for 1 1/2 years. When I get to work, the first thing I do is clock in. Then, I will get some coffee and look for my assignment. I greet the nurses I'm working with,...
    Jul 27
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    Congrats Steph!
    Jul 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Do the CNAs or RNs wipe rear ends
    In my ER, everyone pitches in to wipe butts.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Stethoscope  for a PCT?
    On the very rare occasion that I need a stethoscope as an ER Tech, I've borrowed one from a nurse.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  6. Denial of financial aid for previous associates degree
    A school can only give you FA (financial aid) for up to 150% of the hours for the program and they count any and all course work completed whether FA paid for it or not. For example the LPN program...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. ER Workflow
    In our ER, the nurses are 1:4 and 1:3 during peak. There is usually about 1 tech for every 2 nurses, sometimes there are more. There is always a float nurse to help the nurses with tasks. There is a...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. ED Tech while License Pending???
    I'm an ER Tech and most of us are offered jobs before we graduate. When we do graduate, we are allowed to work as a tech up until we receive our temporary license. At that point, our pay rate changes...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Got a PCA job in the ER
    I love working in the ER. The most important thing I think you have to master is being aware of what's going on around you. You have to be ready to decide where you are needed the most and roll with...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  10. What is a "passing grade" for your nursing program?
    80% is passing. They round to the nearest percent so 79.5% is passing.
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Future of nurse practitioners
    I really don't agree with you. NPs can do everything a PA can do, and on top of that, in many states they are completely independent and don't need to pay a physician to be available to consult at...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Future of nurse practitioners
    I've seen two universities near me transition. One has already accepted their first cohort of DNP-only students and the other just gained approval from the BON to change their curriculum. Both...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Future of nurse practitioners
    Why do you have no interest in a DNP program? You are still a nurse practitioner but with a higher educational degree. There's really no use in going through nursing if you want to do a PA...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. One thing I learned today is that honesty will get you nowhere in Nursing School.
    Been there. Done that. Still no sympathy from me. Of course you can try to get your teacher to let you take it, but you can't get mad if he/she doesn't let you.
    Apr 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. CPR for Healthcare Providers?
    You could probably could have gotten by with Red Cross's CPR for the Professional Rescuer. All the facilities around me will accept that in lieu of AHA's CPR/AED for Healthcare Providers but not Red...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. One thing I learned today is that honesty will get you nowhere in Nursing School.
    Honesty will get you everything in nursing school, but not alone. It has to come with integrity and responsibility. Responsibility is what you are missing here and that is why it didn't work out for...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Non-CNA Jobs You Can Work While You're a Student
    At my hospital... No formal education, but they usually have experience in the medical field in some way.
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Intern period
    What is an intern period?
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Instructor won't allow us to use our own calculator for math test?
    My school does the same, and also has some crappy calculators. Type numbers in carefully and double check answers. I don't think this is a big deal. Honestly, I think that you (and my classmates on...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Having a hard time with delegation
    The LPNs in my state cannot administer IV push medications, but they can hang fluids and piggybacks. Maybe that's the same for your state. I agree that "skills" is a really broad term.
    Feb 3
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Disappointed in my clinical rotation..
    I totally get your frustration. Last semester, some of my friends were on the surgery/trama unit or a step down while I was on a Med/Tele unit (all patients have med problems with some patients who...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Schools misrepresenting competitiveness?
    My school will open more slots than there are students to fill them. It doesn't mean anything at my school.
    Jan 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    A private insurance probably won't cover any services after Dec. 12.
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    You can compile a page by page summary of the thread while you're at it. With the quietness of the family, we're running out of information to analyze. This thread has kept me entertained for days...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    That's right, Joe! Go Joe!
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing News


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