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  1. New Texas required CEUs
    This seems like it would be cumbersome to keep up with, particularly the ethics and jurisprudence one. It's not that easy to find courses related to these topics, especially free ones (which are my...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  2. New Grad Job Market: A Game of Chance
    Medical Assistants have the same problem and phlebotomist jobs are getting harder and harder to find.
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Why are CV OR nurses "CV Queens"?
    Yes, it's all in the routine. It is divisive when people say that. Some of the nurses from the other services loathe CV, probably because they aren't comfortable with it...AND they think the people...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Why are CV OR nurses "CV Queens"?
    That's kind of what I heard, as well. For me, there seems to be some truth to that because when they pull me out of CV and float me to some other area, I feel like a n00b all over again. Technically,...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Finally, I am an ICU nurse: CVICU
    If CVICU is like the CV Recovery Room in my hospital, may God have mercy on your soul. I salute anyone who wants to take on that responsibility.
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. Forensic Psychiatric Nursing: A Unique APRN Opportunity
    What?! This sounds right up my alley. You got me whan I read "forensic" and "psychiatry".
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Why are CV OR nurses "CV Queens"?
    Everyone who is not in the CV OR, in my hospital and wherever else, say that the CV OR nurses are CV queens. How did we win that title?
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Tips: Preparing the nurse for the new tax year...
    They are gonna take all my moneyyyy TAX HELP, please.
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Updating H&P via phone
    Yes, I hope nothing comes of it, but I did learn from my mistake. The nurse in the ICU unit "Said" that the surgeon had seen the patient the day before, but must have forgotten to note in in the...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Updating H&P via phone
    Now that I sit here and think about it, I should have paged the resident on call. Oh geez :(. I'm still on orientation and was by myself and wasn't sure what to do.
    May 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Are You An Innie or An Outie? Personality Testing And You
    Another INTJ, here. Man, we're just racking up our numbers here, aren't we? Way more of us than I expected. Can I ask, what specialty are you other INTJS working?
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  12. Updating H&P via phone
    I remember verbal/telephone orders being covered in nursing school, but not this. I work in the OR and if we have an inpatient that is scheduled for surgery, a complete H&P has to completed within 30...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Had latent TB in my teens, how will this affect me in nursing?
    For me, all I had to do was provide a negative CXR. I never took any medicine for my TB exposure though. Dr. said it wasn't needed. :/
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What didnt you do in school?
    Never started an IV, inserted an NG tube, or did anything trach related. Probably never will since I'm in the OR now. However, I get to put in Foley's everyday!
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. First Day By Myself
    Congrats! I hope I feel as good as you when I finish my OR internship.
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Periop internship programs - how is your's structured?
    Well, at my hospital, the OR people had to attend the hospital wide GN classes with the other non-OR people. On the days when the other GNs were on their unit, we were in our OR class. After about 4...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Graduated in 2009...got hired into RN Residency Program!
    Finally, some good news!! Congratulations!
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  18. Paying off student loans - Cartoon Contest Winner
    IDK I haven't started paying mine yet. I told myself I will keep living like a pauper (no big change here) and try to pay them off in a yr or 2. Luckily, I have less than most of the other graduates...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. SICK of BSN Pedestal
    This post is embarrassing to all nurses.
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Data on New Grads: Program, Degree, Location
    I haven't start working yet, but I graduated in August of 2012 with a BSN and I ultimately got 3 offers - an offer from each hospital I had an interview with. They were all for some kind of new grad...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. non clinical jobs for rns!!? pls help!
    From what I've seen in job postings in my area, they want you to already have a few years of acute care experience. I'm not sure if they strictly heed their own requirements, but for people looking...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  22. Nurses fired for refusing flu vaccine
    I was just about to post this story, but I see someone beat me to it! Anyway, I'm getting tired of this "take this medicine or get ready to get out of here" mentality. Since when has this become...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. Left Nursing After 3 Months and Couldn't Be Happier!
    I agree with what some others have said - it may have very well been the place where you worked at and the specialty. However, if you feel much better at your new job and felt that nursing really was...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. My Reasons For Avoiding The Acute Care Hospital
    Glad I'm not the only one to think this. I always dreaded my Med-Surg clinicals and thought "If this is where I have to be a nurse, I'm not sure I want to be a nurse." Then, I realized that I don't...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. MD Anderson nurse internship program spring 2013
    you mean the internship app that was just posted about a month ago? I did apply and heard nothing back from them.
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing


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