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  1. Recommended Online School for BSN to DNP programs
    I'm currently in the acute care with cardiovascular track at University of South Alabama. I have seen a lot of pro and con reviews on the school, but I personally enjoy the program (for the most...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  2. Nurses fired for refusing flu vaccine
    While I personally do not like the flu shot either.... I have been required to get a Hep B vaccine, MMR all current, etc etc .... so not sure how this is so different? ...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Honesty
    Oh no, the visit was simply with the pacemaker clinic to check his device a second time. This means he would have met with the nurse checking his device... no vitals, no anything.... and definitely...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Honesty
    It is drilled into us over and over again in nursing school and throughout our careers to be a "patient advocate". Yet, again and again I come across instances where someone will not tell a patient...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. RN Cath Lab Interview
    Ideas on questions to ask: - Is the position for scrub? Recovery? circulating? Or a combination of all of the above? - Will there be call (evenings or weekends), if so what are the...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. Dumb things new nurses do....
    I have to tell you that this one really made me laugh! As soon as you said "ostomy" and "powder", out loud I sat here saying "ohhh please don't be glue!" .... LOL Thanks for the visual :)
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Chamberlain College of Nursing Accreditation Update
    Chamberlain College Press release: Important Chamberlain Communication: Accreditation Update January 5, 2012 Chamberlain College of Nursing has been committed to providing our students with...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  8. THANK YOU!!
    Congrats! Now that you've been through it, you can be an inspiration for other nurses and/or potential nurses!
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  9. What kind of nurse are you?
    I definitely adjust to the situation, as I'm sure we all do to varying degrees. There have been times that I've had time and given a patient a backrub because she was so uncomfortable and her...
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. online statistics course and excel
    Many of these schools require Excel, so check with your program. Remember that you will have to turn assignments in to your instructor and they will know whether or not you are using the...
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  11. What Precepting Means to Me
    Being a preceptor can be a challenging job, and you've done a great job by adapting such a positive attitude! I find it sometimes difficult to walk that line between being there for the new nurse...
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I had eight jobs last year, I'm tired of job hopping. Advice for this year?
    From someone that hires nurses on a fairly regular basis, I will tell you that if I see a resume with that many jobs listed in such a short time - I won't waste my time on even interviewing. When I...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Many doctors are going broke
    Up until last year I was part of a private cardioogy group that had been around for over 25 years. We had 2 locations with apprximately 5 or 6 locations of outreach (one day per week). We employed...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Multitasking Doctor Imperils Patient
    I've been hearing stories lately about different measures that some hospitals have gone to for nurses to prevent medication errors. Examples: nurses wearing a "med vest", that when pulling...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Secrets of the Operating Room
    Hmmmm I guess I'm not feeling too sympathetic today when I read this. $100 an hour you say? How about the nurse next to you who's back is also hurting from standing there for hours, holding back...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Zofran
    Best advice of the day! Always label your medications and double check what you are giving before you give it (even if you're double checking that you are indeed flushing with the syringe markes...
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. "Alphabet Soup" After Nurses' Name?
    In my first job as a nurse, there was a nurse one unit over who used to answer the phone "Jane Doe-RN-BSN-Charge Nurse, can I help you?" Although she may have worked hard for her RN and BSN, she...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Things that nurses say that may seem inappropriate  to lay people
    Love these (it sounds like me every day) :)
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What's your nursing kryptonite?
    Without a doubt, sputum. Just saying the word brings a bit of bile up into the back of my throat. Not that I like the other things (like poo, pee, wounds, etc) .... however I would do any of those...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. University of South Alabama Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program
    I was also accepted, but not for a similar track (mine's ACNP with cardiovascular). However, congrats on your acceptance!!!!! :)
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. Working with student nurses
    Great point! Everyone needs to remember that underneath being a nurse, we ARE still human and are prone to the same feelings everyone else is.... even when in "nurse mode". The nursing side still...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Working with student nurses
    I don't think the OP was stating that these students are ALWAYS annoying, just that there were times. I don't think this was meant to be as "flaming" as some people think it is. I don't mind...
    Oct 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. student nurse venting about paperwork
    I would be upset also if no one had taught me some of thebasics of charting. We learned the basics though in many of our papers or care plans we had to write. In all that information in the paper...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Frontier Nursing University...Question?
    You could also word it to say something like "I plan to make school my first priority and commit my majority of time to strictly furthering my education". You can let them know that you have no...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  25. Distance FNP with no GRE
    How are you liking it so far? I'm starting in January, although in the ACNP program and not FNP.
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student

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