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  1. Will my age keep me from a good nursing career?
    PS - I also totally believe that life experiences make us better nurses: being a mom, having worked in the food industry and gaming industry, having worked in a doctor's office as an assistant and...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  2. Will my age keep me from a good nursing career?
    I graduated at 49, got my BSN at 55 and start my MSN at 57 (this fall) prob for an ANP degree, by then I will have 5 degrees. I love school, obviously, and I love being a nurse. What I do see is that...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  3. When do they get a return on investment?
    Unless I was really impossibly miserable at a job, I would not leave after less than a year. Mostly because I think it looks really bad on a resume and I would have a hard time explaining that to a...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How To Get A Patient To Take Pain Meds When Needed...
    toradol is great stuff, sort of a compromise betw tylenol and narcotics, in my mind, anyway. i worked in oncology and critical care for seven years and now at the va, and veterans for the most part...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  5. Community College? You must be stupid.
    It seems that a discussion about the quality of a CC nursing degree is difficult to separate from the ADN/BSN controversy. Otherwise how would we rate the ADN degree; to what would we compare it ?
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Community College? You must be stupid.
    "In being able to take into account the "big picture" instead of being task oriented, given the same patient and same resources, what exactly gets done by the BSN trained nurse that doesn't get done...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Community College? You must be stupid.
    UM, that may be true of some ADNs, but not even half, in my experience. It prob relates to their previous work/life experience and their age. Most RNs I know are able to think globally and...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Community College? You must be stupid.
    When I got my RN, I went to CC for time/cost and they also had a higher pass rate on NCLEX than the university, and they did for several years. (I have not looked recently.) I worked in a doctor's...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Will my age keep me from a good nursing career?
    Here is my advice- keep at it. I was 50 when I got my RN. Most pts and families (and some doctors) just assume I have been a nurse forever. ALso all the pre nursing life experiences I've had made me...
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  10. At what age did you decide on nursing?
    I wanted to go for most of my life, with a few side trips (one in the medical field) took 16 yrs to do prereqs and went to school at 46. KEEP going, if you want it you will get there. Cannot believe...
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. IV tips and tricks
    PS if the patient cannot hang the arm off the bed, sometimes just elevating the head of the bad 20 or 30 degrees really helps too.
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. IV tips and tricks
    In oncology I learned to hang the arm off the side of the bed for a few minutes and even better is to wrap the arms in warm blankets 10-15 mins, while they are hanging it off the bed too is great....
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. To the Experienced Nurse
    YES YES this is so good. Also included would be a video camera and the scenarios could be videotaped so we could see ourselves as others see us. I am guilty of coming across one way when I mean...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. To the Experienced Nurse
    WOW that is a great idea. Yes a lot of my fellow students were very young and really had not worked out in the world, much. They went right into nursing school from HS and this class would be so...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. To the Experienced Nurse
    I agree with the post who said new grads should not go into ICU. I work in ICU and there are nurses around here who have never worked anywhere else and they have NO clue what a floor nurse contends...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. You know you're Old School when...
    I love hearing all this, I was not a nurse yet, but I AM that old
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Seems to be quite the trend...
    I am an RN (was not a CNA first) and have worked with some of the best CNAs in the world. They worked their butts off and I always thank them. When I was an apprentice nurse, I deferred to them...
    Mar 10, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. To the Experienced Nurse
    hey y'all everyone lighten up! To the new grad, there are RNs out there who will be kind and will help you and answer your questions. To the old RNs, no need to be mean and treat people as if they...
    Mar 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Too old to become an LNA?
    I think you can do it if you want to, or else it will guide you into something else. I became an RN @ 49 and pts usually assume I have been doing this for 30 yrs :)))) Good luck to you, and there...
    Mar 10, '10
    Forum: New Hampshire Nursing
  20. I hate to say this, but I think it's true.....
    I have read the approx 1/3 of new grads leave their first job within the first year, but I think this includes someone who might switch from telemetry to ICU, for example, and not necessarily ones...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I hate to say this, but I think it's true.....
    Maybe those nursing students are looking for the carrot in what they are doing. - Meaning, nursing school is the hardest thing I have ever done, except for being a single parent and raising my kids...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Can RNs really make this much?
    A friend in nursing school who graduated a year after I did, went to a very large city to work in a university medical center & after coming in there with just one year of med-surg floor...
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Can RNs really make this much?
    I did research on this after getting out of school. This was about 4-5 yrs ago, and the pay scales in the US ranged from $22/hr to around $40 per hr, a huge difference for a new grad. (The lower...
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Who Draws blood from a-lines??
    I am kind of with you and GIRLvsRN on this one. I would not want a tech drawing from my art line either, and where I work it is only RNs and RTs.
    Feb 13, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. New Nurse Quits TV Anchor Job to Work in Haiti Full Time
    yikes I can't believe people are criticizing this new grad! Of COURSE there will be ways she can help. Good for her for going there, I know I am just here, working and praying for Haiti, but I...
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing News


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