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  1. Awful textbook?
    All of the "specialty" books (med-surg, psych, etc) are ebooks included in the bundle. Naturally they're all Pearson books. A friend sent me a med-surg text,...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Awful textbook?
    I'm half-tempted to ask the director of the program if she's read the Amazon reviews... We have a separate med/surg text, but I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for replacements for this...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Awful textbook?
    Just had orientation for my program and they announced we'll be using Pearson's Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning. They're excited about it and the way it's structured. Reading the...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Which off line schools for the LPN in Wa. State
    I suggest looking into local technical schools for LPN programs. Avoid "private" schools at all costs (pun intended). The program I'm on the waitlist for at Bellingham Tech is around $6000 after...
    Mar 24, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Comfortable shoes for the ER
    I have yet to try Vibrams because all I can picture is a toe being sliced off by an unnoticed Vanderlift wheel... but I'm definitely thinking about a pair for non-work uses. I have yet to find a...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Comfortable shoes for the ER
    Merrell's Pace Glove. Extra "support" isn't how are feet were meant to be. Just let your feet do their evolutionary thing. Certainly helped my back injury when I switched to them.
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Civilian Nursing...where do i start?!?!?
    There is an entire sub-forum dedicated to military nursing:
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Vent: "I should warn you, I'm a tough stick..."
    My wife (a phlebotomist) always says, "There's no such thing as a tough stick, just a crappy sticker!" :P
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Living with poo
    On a smart-arsed note, I'd just like to take the opportunity to say that I hate, hate, hate the word "poo". BM, void, feces, waste... anything but "poo". :P
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. US RN to BSN program accepted in Alberta?
    I've dug around a little and found a couple .pdf's that might be helpful, but don't answer my question in all it's specificity. ;)
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. US RN to BSN program accepted in Alberta?
    all righty, i posed this very same scenario to carna and they sent me back an e-mail stating: "we will not be able to assess your file until your application and required documents are in the...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  12. Is anyone else annoyed by the expectations of male nurses in transferring patients?
    Don't hospitals have care plans posted just like LTCs do? If my nurse and I ever got caught transferring a patient contrary to care plan, we'd be in it up to our eyeballs. Think of the lawsuit...
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. Shhhh! ---It's all a crock!
    Ever seems a bit silly. I can understand the need for maintaining quiet when as convenient as possible, though. If someone's in the hospital, they need all the rest they can get and a quiet...
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. ER and strange phenomena
    That made my day. Gravity bursts and "blammo". :lol2:
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. insulin for non diabetics to prevent diabetes.. and aging? WHAT?
    There's a reason my pharmacology instructor told me that the absolutely most dangerous drug I would encounter as a nurse is insulin. What a crazy individual.
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What's the craziest getup you've ever seen?
    Sounds like The Todd from Scrubs. :P
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. The same old battle - work vs school! Ughh..
    I don't give my employer my school schedule. I list my availability and they don't even know I'm a student half the time.
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. get ER wait times on your phone ?
    I heard Alberta just launched something similar. I hope it discourages the... less emergent to just bloody wait to see their PCP.
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. what are these yellow gowns for?
    I've worn them for precautions at work before. Patients with MRSA and such. Or those really messy ones after chili night.
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. ADN=RN
    Get your ADN and be an RN two years before she is. Then ask her if she still thinks her way is better. (Not bashing BSNs. IMO, ADN then BSN is the most cost-effective way to go.)
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. I'm going to nursing school-That's nice, DO YOUR JOB
    Wow, I'd call that a write-up if I ever saw one. That's pretty unbelievable. The most I have ever done to my supervising nurse's cart is restock water, straws, water cups, and emptied the cart...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How to get WA RN license
    Take an ESL (English as a second language) class while you wait to take the TOEFL again? If you want to communicate with your patients and coworkers, you've got to be able to speak to them in...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  23. Nursing Admissions/Admitting Nurse In Gay Marriage States
    "Spouse" seems to be the most common on forms in my experience and I don't see why terms like "partner" or "significant other" would need to be used just because gay marriage is now legal in a...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nursing Admissions/Admitting Nurse In Gay Marriage States
    I think "spouse" would be appropriate because it's already in common use and carries the legal connotation. It is also respectful of those who do not feel comfortable using gendered terms like...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I just dont know how I feel...
    Exactly what above posters said. Let it roll off your back. You deserve the day shift because with a ****** attitude like that, I doubt the management wanted to reward them with working days!...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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