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  1. BSN Only?  Give me a break!!
    I am in process of getting my BSN, not because I want to, or because I think it will make me a better nurse, because I don't think it will, but because I have to if I want to remain in nursing. To...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    Check out Subaru, ALL of their vehicles are AWD and the gas milage is still pretty good, not to mention the reliability. They are also reasonably priced!
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I only held his hand
    Comforting people is the most important "medicine" we can give... You did a great job!
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. What is/are the best conferences?
    Hi, I am an ER R.N. with a strong interest in pediatrics and a possibility of getting hired into a pediatric floor or NICU in the future. I am wondering what is out there for pediatric nursing...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  5. NICU nurse aspiring to become an ER or ICU nurse
    I think its the cutest thing to see men who are great with children, but maybe because I am single :x3: Its just so endearing!!
    Oct 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. How does your department handle crisis patients?
    Haldol and Ativan! :bluecry1:
    Oct 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Nina Pham and/or Amber Vinson
    I do hope both of them get better soon; however I am with the others, if you know you have been exposed to a deadly disease and the incubation can be up to 21 days, why would you choose to fly and...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Drink or Shake during work
    LOL! Boy did I misinterpret your headline!! Drink or shake, I thought you meant as in drink alcohol or shake from withdrawal! ;)
    Oct 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. New Graduate RN in Boston
    I am not sure if you are open to working in NH, but Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH had some open new grad spots last time I looked! The pay won't be as good as MA, but its better than nothing! ...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  10. What are your BEST tips on being successful in an ADN program????
    1) Accept that for the next two years you will have no life, you will write care plans, read, go to class, go to clinical, read, dream about things you enjoy doing, and read. 2) After you get out...
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. NP Salary
    Thank you OP for this thread, it has been informational to say the least! I am a long way from my goal of NNP, as I am only just finishing my RN-BSN and am hopeful of getting a job in a NICU at some...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Esme---
    I hope she is able to beat Ebola and heal completely! God bless her for having the courage to care for someone with a very infectious and dangerous disease as she did! HPRN
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I might fail OB clinical, nervous and kinda suicidal
    Glad to hear you are passing, but please seek counseling from a professional! Nursing is a tough job and you are going to have a lot of stress throughout your career and will need better coping...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Last semester of nursing school...CAPSTONE placement
    Are any of the choices in PICU? That would combine both!
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Boston Nurse Managers
    Hi, Not to burst your bubble, but the job market in Boston is really bad, there are no jobs really! You may want to consider moving elsewhere if you do not have to move to Boston. Good luck! ...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  16. Boston children's hospital cicu
    Thanks MedFlightdreams... I did not even get an interview, as I do not have my BSN. So congrats for at least getting in the door, keep applying, don't give up! It is really frustrating that these...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  17. UCLA RN to Paramedic Bridge
    From someone who got educated separately in both, please do not do a bridge program. Nursing and paramedicine are two totally different mindsets, thus they both deserve there own educational...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Colleges, Universities
  18. Anyone else regret this?
    I must agree with one poster who said there isn't a need to go into huge debt from college, it is all about making smart choices in life. I graduated with 2 associate degrees 3 years apart and...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Tuition cost
    That is absurd!! I am paying around 700.00 for every 3 credit course which isn't bad at all. I am working OT to pay for it...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Should I continue my BSN?
    Get the BSN done like everyone else says...It used to be in my area (north eastern US) that only the big city hospitals required BSN, now even the smaller hospitals are requiring them. I recently...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    The bottom line is it doesn't matter what anyone thinks, nursing is heading in the direction of BSN only, there is no doubt about it! As much as it sucks, especially for older nurses, if you want to...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Did you attend your RN-BSN graduation?
    No because I will graduate, hopefully, in December 2015 so I am not waiting till may to officially graduate. Plus I have already made my family suffer through both of my associate degree graduations,...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. ADN to BSN
    What "Thecommuter" said. The benefits are marketability in an increasingly tough job market. For example my dream job is in a level III or IV NICU, but none of them will hire an ADN, one of them...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. RN to BSN
    20,000.00 for a year or two of pure torture... ugh I am in my RN-BSN and am paying about 700.00 for every 3 credit class, but that is because the hospital I work at gets us a 15% discount! You may...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Which unit has the most code blues?
    I work in the ER and we have codes all the time, but we do not ever call them overhead, so its hard to compare to other units that do.
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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