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  1. Quit during orientation
    Yup, I know many techs in my unit who wanted the job and thought it would be a formality of a title change when they graduated nursing school. Nope, most are in different units or at entirely...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Babies on a plane!! (and also cord clamping)
    Easy. Don't cut the cord. In a perfect situation, deliver the baby to mom's chest and cover with warm blankets and stimulate it to cry to clear it's airway if needed. In about five minutes the...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  3. Difference between  BSN  and RN
    Wow. From which Ivy League school did you buy your degree? They, and Vanguard in particular, cater to nurses who are working full-time and have families. Four hours per week in the classroom...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. Vanguard University
    I'll write this reply for anyone who needs accurate information about Vanguard University. I have lived in Newport Beach nearly my whole adult life and knew about it before I was a nurse. ...
    Jul 4
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. ER Wishlist Items!
    Re: ultrasound for PIVs... after getting one you'll need to train nurses to use it ;)
    Jul 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
    Did you take it yet? The rules of the test are you can't miss any of the lethal rhythms on the strips they give you. Tele nurses and other monitored units have to take a rhythm test every year. If...
    Jul 3
    Forum: California Nursing
  7. How is cardiac nursing?
    Yeah, start there. No biggie... on my current unit we have new grads fresh out of school. You get preceptored and mentored and if it's a good unit, you have a team environment. We have different...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. Tele Unit to ER?
    I've got two years on tele and am going to the ED soon. According to the managers I interviewed with tele is a great place to get experience that will help in the ED. Our tele unit is also a step...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  9. How is cardiac nursing?
    I've been working as a telemetry nurse since graduation two years ago. I worked one year in a hospital that was very basic tele and now I'm at another that would be considered a sub-ICU environment...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  10. Certified Nurse Midwives who do home births???
    Becoming a direct-entry midwife (DEM) is a waste of time for a nurse. Five minutes after earning whatever education and credentialing available as a DEM, you're maxed out in the field. It is far...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  11. CSUDH RN-BSN online
    What orientation are you talking about? Someone from the school called me today and said there isn't an RN to BSN orientation scheduled yet.
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  12. CSUDH RN-BSN online
    I just looked on their website and there isn't a nursing orientation posted. There is one from last Fall but the notice wasn't sent until April for an August orientation. I'd say there is still...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  13. Question about nightshift Tele preceptorship
    Our new admits on the night shift come up from the ED with IVs in place. There are always IVs that need to be replaced at all hours of the day and night.
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Question about nightshift Tele preceptorship
    Our tele ratio is 4:1. Brush up on your cardiac meds, rhythms, and all the usual med-surg common probs.
    Feb 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Whoever invented the lunch and learn
    We aren't allowed to be interrupted on our lunches and have a sign on the door reminding people before they barge in. If we get interrupted we get to start over :D
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Valentine's NCLEX and the PVT
    So I'm an RN! I took the test on the 14th, the license was issued on the 16th, and posted to the CA BRN website on the 17th :D Yay me!!
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Valentine's NCLEX and the PVT
    I did the Kaplan classes and trainers as they were assigned. I worked through 65% of the Qbank questions and averaged about 60% on them... sometimes up to 68% and as low as 48% depending on my...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Valentine's NCLEX and the PVT
    I took it today too... shut off at 75 questions. I got a boatload of SATA questions and one that made me LOL about humor as a nonpharmacologic pain relief. It made me channel a friend so I cracked...
    Feb 14, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Should I wear makeup to my psych clinicals if I'll be around sex offenders?
    i doubt your cosmetics will inspire a sex offender to go after you. it's not always about sexual attraction.
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Things you would LOVE to say to your nursing instructors...
    I would like to ask why you made a big deal about the awesome advantage we'd be at for graduating weeks ahead of our job competitors when you didn't bother to prepare our paperwork when we graduated?...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. RN-BSN online, without chem requirement
    I've already done microbiology and physiology and made it through nursing school without chemistry. It's not about being afraid to fail it's about taking the straightest path and spending the least...
    Jan 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  22. Has anybody just gone for it?
    Must be nice to have your school on your side and getting your paperwork in. I graduated on 12/16/11 and we are still waiting on them to process. >:-(
    Jan 19, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Does anyone know of any good schools for LVN-ADN in Southern California?
    I went to Cerritos. It was pretty tough on the LVNs because they expect they've got work experience to draw upon that will catch them up on the first year of the ADN they missed (which is all that...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  24. RN-BSN online, without chem requirement
    That's why I said check for yourselves ;)
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  25. 75qs I think I failed. =/
    What's a SATA? I can't figure out the acronym. Congrats to you :-)
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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