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  1. Useless Hospital Committees
    I consider myself pretty lucky to work in a hospital that has effective committees. They are truly the movers and shakers and get things done. I will say to the op, the "patient satisfaction"...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3
    I took the N-CLEX on Jan 12th at 8. The computer shut off at 75 questions. I felt horrible (just like I did for the PN test lol). By 2pm, I did the Pearson Vue trick and got the "good" pop-up. I did...
    Jan 19, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. American Red Cross and Hipaa
    I can tell you, being on the other side not knowing what is going on with a loved one can be extremely stressful. I was in the service overseas and only knew (from a distorted ham-radio relayed call)...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  4. How long for DE endorsement???
    You can call the Board of Nursing and talk to them, they are really nice and can tell the length of time it should take. Bear in mind that we are heading into the holidays, and things tend to slow...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: Delaware Nursing
  5. Advice for pre-nursing student
    Most of the hospitals in my area prefer 2 years before they consider hiring for Mom & Baby/OB. They like to see well-rounded (i.e. Med-Surg) experience first. And with the aging population, most of...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. facility responsibility to the obese
    People make poor dietary choices because: it's easier, it's cheaper, it's what they've always chosen, they don't know any better, it tastes better, everybody else is eating it, etc. You can...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Do home health (visiting) nurses usually work on holidays?
    It depends on the agency and the type of visitations. For the home health agency I worked for, the nurses worked holidays, weekends, snow, sleet, etc. They stayed home if the roads were closed due...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. nursing jobs in delaware
    I know a lot of the temp agencies are hiring (like Bayada). It's a good way to gain experience and get your foot in the door. Also, Bayhealth is hiring for pt/per diem but you have to be persistent...
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: Delaware Nursing
  9. Done with nursing school!
    Congratulations & Good Luck on the NCLEX!!!!! What an amazing journey, huh? I finish this December...taking one summer class to lighten the load, then I'll have two classes, three clinical...
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Will I be shunned?
    I have spent the whole 2 years of school studying alone. I have participated in group projects and have gone out with my classmates as well. I don't feel that I have been shunned or that I have...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Attention: Delaware new grads!!
    Graduates are getting hired, but they are the ones that are networking and putting in the mileage to meet-n-greet not faxing their resumes. They are pounding the pavement, meeting the managers, and...
    May 1, '11
    Forum: Delaware Nursing
  12. Epidural vs. nature births
    I just completed a maternity rotation and during my rotation (my shifts) every single woman had an epidural. Half had completed some type of childbirth class. I had the opportunity to ask one woman...
    Apr 24, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Seminars for Infusion Skills?
    My nursing school doesn't have this kind of set-up. I also need IV certification to make myself marketable (most jobs posted are listing it as a requirement). I talked with the RN recruiter at...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  14. What if a hurricane hit your facility while you were there?
    I'm sure they would brief the staff as far as procedures to follow (should be in the policy manual as well). I worked home health as a CNA and during hurricane season had to make sure my patients...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. ATI Fundamentals A and B test
    Wow, 4 points! Great! There is no rhyme or reason at my school for the points assigned....and last semester we did the Mental Health (that was brutal) and although I scored a 79% on the ATI I...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. What's your nursing school diet?
    This sounds so, so, familiar! First year, first semester I dropped 15 pounds! I was so stressed I couldn't eat! Then, in December during break, I gained it all back PLUS 10 more :eek: because I...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. ATI Fundamentals A and B test
    I don't believe any of the questions are "tricky" they are worded in a way where you need to pay attention to what is being asked. If you were given access to the ATI Critical Thinking module, you...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. ATI Fundamentals A and B test
    This was last year for me and I remember freaking out over it. Not everything is in the ATI book. A lot of the details will be in your text. From this point onward, you will need to REMEMBER those...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. ATI Comprehensive predictor 2010
    I took the one for the PN test. I found it very useful but you do have to recognize that, as a standardized test, it does have limitations. People test better on some days than others, are tired,...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Reporting issues at School
    and make sure you are DOCUMENTING everything! Being able to back up your claims with a log/diary is crucial!
    Mar 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. How to get a nurse to give a quick change of shift report
    You might need to butt in and say "Excuse me, I'm ready for your report if you don't mind." maybe that is all she needs, especially if she's just gossiping/chit-chatting with other nurses (which...
    Mar 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Ever had a nursing instructor hate you?
    keep your head down, your mouth shut, and toe the line lol! We had to do that for our last clinical. The CI scared the bejesus out of us! It's over now and we are through with that CI and hospital,...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. NOT going to the pinning ceremony
    I have also had a great experience. Our pinning will be in December, and graduation will be the following May if we decide to go (I won't). My nursing class is about 40 persons...whereas the college...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. NOT going to the pinning ceremony
    I missed out on my HS graduation-I left early for boot camp (if I didn't leave I'd miss the billet for the school I wanted). I didn't go to my previous college graduation because I was in the...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. St. Francis
    It's sort of a dive but some of the people are nice. Traffic sucks. parking sucks. cafeteria sucks. Hope they offered a nice competitive pay package to offset.
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Delaware Nursing


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