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  1. opinion on ICU Nursing Assistant for a student?
    I've been working as an aide in SICU of an urban level 1 trauma center. You will learn SO much! I start nursing school this fall and I feel like I've got such a great foundation. Our responsibilities...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. MATC
    Any students or grads from MATC or MATC/Weber program? I am really hoping to get accepted this fall and would like to know the stats!
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Utah Nursing
  3. Interviewing for PACU and ICU-PCT positions
    I work as a PCT in the SICU at a level one trauma center. I love working there, but here are the pros and cons... Pro's: experience with RN skills: drawing from arterial lines, packing wounds,...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  4. doing the work of a CNA at a lesser pay
    Actually CNA's DO hold a license that you CAN lose! It's called CERTIFIED for a reason.
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  5. So discouraged (young and impatient)
    I'll try and keep this short... I was in my junior year of the microbilogy program when I decided I wanted to be a nurse! I've been working my butt off to turn out A's in my pre-req's for NS. I've...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. what did you get for Christmas from your employer?
    Unit T-shirts with the hospital logo that we can wear instead of scrub tops :nailbiting:
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Working p/t while in school full time
    I work full time as a PCT in the ICU and go to school full time. I have a husband and baby too! I feel ya! Go for that job, it looks so good on your resume.
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. CNA Pre-req... FRUSTRATED!!!!
    My course was one week long! 5-10hr class room days and 2-12hr clinicals. Very quick & easy
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Variable staffing based on patient acuity & census in ICU
    CRRT is automatically a 1:1 in our unit
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. First impressions are often meaningless
    When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Okay, SRNA's, enlighten me.
    Did you do the CCI program?
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  12. Okay, SRNA's, enlighten me.
    I am looking into Westminster still.. NP is a strong secondary option for me. However, I'd prefer a BSN--> DNP program which is not available at the U :(. You are a nurse at University Hospital.. yes?
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  13. New Grad Quitting After Less Than a Year (advice!)
    YOU have to do what is best for YOUR family. It is unfortunate for the hospital yes, but this is a situation that I'm sure happens a lot! Maybe not specifically but plenty of people get on their own...
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Variable staffing based on patient acuity & census in ICU
    We (SICU unit) are staffed based on the acuity of our patients. Our ratio is 2:1 and if we have any 1:1's then that increases our need. We are a 20 bed unit and typically have 2-4 1:1's (ECMO, VAD's,...
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. I feel SO stupid (CNA)
    The biggest mistake you can make it believing that you won't make mistakes. They happen, and they are rarely serious.
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. How would you handle this..?
    The pt had requested the original bath as she was still covered in dried blood and dirt
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. How would you handle this..?
    I am an aide on this floor. The RN called me in for help (along with about 6 others) he was bolused (x2) his vitals were stable. The gown and sheets had silvedene on them as well which is why they...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. How would you handle this..?
    Burn trauma comes into SICU. Man in a MVA who was partially ejected from vehicle. Vehicle had landed on top of him and burst into flames. Hip Fx, spinal Fx, severe third degree burns on his back....
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Critical care experience
    CRNA schools want to see ICU experience. That means either SICU or MICU. Try your hardest to get into one of these departments. I am in the same boat as you!:up:
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  20. Is it possible for a CNA to both work and go to school full time?
    I work full time, attend school full time and have a 4 month old! It is possible. Exhausting, but possible.
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. CNA's/PCT's how much do you make?
    Utah LTC $10/hr. Just got in at the hospital in the ICU and I'm starting at $12/hr with benefits and tuition reduction. $13/hr for nights $14/hr for weekend nights... not too shabby when you're a...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. CNA job & Pregnancy
    Make sure you get plenty of help from other CNA's for transports. Also work the less-intensive graveyard shift if you can.
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Third shift adjustment suggestions
    I've been working third shift for about 3 months now and it certainly is a hard adjustment. It is much easier without a husband and kids... Anyways, I certainly agree with blackout shades and no...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Why do people belittle others to make themselves feel better?
    Age isn't everything! I'm 20 and have a husband and a daughter. I work full time graves at the hospital and attend school full time. People put too much weight on someone's age and not enough weight...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Nursing school applicant (NEEDS YOUR ADVICE!!)
    Westminster has a CRNA program, but the clinical sites are in Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado and you have to rotate and move A LOT. So I'd rather be somewhere where the school and clinicala sites are...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Utah Nursing


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