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  1. BEST Ebola Theories
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    Oct 22
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. BEST Ebola Theories
    Let's see... a guy in Africa claims that Ebola is a hoax, but is transmitted via vaccines. How the two American nurses got the vaccine, he did not say. I actually can't even discuss this topic...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. question about picu and vented
    I work in a small PICU, and our patient acuity is not as high as the other hospital in town. We do get vented patients, sometimes multiple ones, but it's also not uncommon to have no vents or to have...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. Lab draws
    I am a fairly new pediatric nurse. I was just curious as to the lab draws in your various hospitals. In mine, we draw all the labs ourselves. However, if it is our busy season and we have a lot to...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  5. Male pediatric nurses?
    I work in a PICU in Texas. We have a few male pedi nurses in our unit, and they are great! Go for it!
    Jul 10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. Is this specialty flooded in your area?
    I remember that in nursing school there were a few people other than myself that wanted to work in pedi. Most of them changed their minds after being in clinicals. They usually cite the parents as...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. Best training ground for PICU wannabe
    For what it's worth, I graduated almost 2 1/2 years ago, with my dream being to go into NICU or PICU after graduation (our local hospitals DO hire new grads). I was turned down for a PICU job and it...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  8. What freaks you out?
    Okay, I have been a nurse for just over a year, and spent a year as a tech in SICU/MICU. I have seen some pretty disturbing stuff in that short time (Lots of trauma), but nothing has gotten to me...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Need some career advice. - long
    Pneumothorax, it's not that I don't CARE, it's just not the unit where I want to work, especially with the way things have been there. It's not just me -- even the nurses that have been there for...
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Need some career advice. - long
    I won't just quit my job. I honestly don't want to leave them on bad terms. As far as not letting them know that I am looking for another job, I am going to apply for a job at the same facility. On...
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Need some career advice. - long
    Minnymi, was your new job at the same facility? Because the NICU that is hiring is in the hospital where I currently work. I am afraid to burn bridges. I am scared, though, because when I left my...
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Need some career advice. - long
    I may get out late, but my patient care is done, meds passed, etc. The only thing I am ever doing when I stay late is charting. If I could do that without getting in trouble or risking our grid being...
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Need some career advice. - long
    Sorry it took me so long to reply to all of the comments. Thanks to all of you for your advice. We had a meeting at work on Monday, where we discussed the new staffing grid. We were told that if...
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Need some career advice. - long
    I really have no idea what to do with myself, in regard to my nursing career. I graduated from school last May. The whole reason I even went to nursing school was to work in NICU (my kids are NICU...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Renewing an expired MT license
    I am a very new (May 2011) nursing grad. I also used to be a licensed massage therapist in Texas. I finished my 300 hours of MT training in 1998 and took and passed my state boards. I practiced for...
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  16. Feds seek prison for Pa. execs over surgery deaths
    FRom Yahoo News: Feds seek prison for Pa. execs over surgery deaths By Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press Tue Jun 7, 5:36 pm ET http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_medical_devices_fraud ...
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Ever seen a pt live after 5 chest tubes?
    I have spent the last year as a student tech in SI, and will start work there soon as a new grad RN. We see all kinds of trauma patients, heart op patients, etc. I have seen three or four chest...
    May 29, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Student Nurse Extern MICU
    I externed in MICU last summer, and read Critical Care Made Incredibly Easy and icufaqs to get ready.
    May 29, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Countdown to Pinning
    Pinning today, in 9 hours. Graduation tomorrow! :yeah:
    May 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. 12 hour shift clinicals
    I don't know about all schools. At mine, it is an option for the first few levels. You do 12-hour shifts on Mondays only, and the rotation is 8 weeks instead of 6 weeks. People that need to work more...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. 12 hour shift clinicals
    There are some advantages to 12 hour clinical days. There are more learning opportunities, you have more time to get your stuff done, you get used to the schedule a nurse works, etc. Sometimes,...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. I love NURSING SCHOOL
    Your post brought a smile to my face! I am getting pinned next Thursday and graduating on Friday, so I have been through 2 1/2 years of the madness euphemistically referred to as "nursing school"....
    May 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. I made it!!!!  I am a nursing Graduate!!!
    Congratualtions!!! I will be joining you in about 2.5 weeks.
    Apr 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Nursing specialities and various attitudes ("not real nursing")
    I pretty much have respect for ALL fields of nursing - especially the ones I don't want to go into!
    Apr 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Is it me? Last few weeks of NS and my motivation is flagging.
    I have five weeks until graduation, and I am SO sick of school. I hate clincals, I hate working with adults (gonna be a pedi nurse, I think) - I don't even like my tech job right now. I have the...
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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