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  1. How long was your orientation? Was it enough?
    As a new grad, I was told that my orientation will be 12 weeks. They also said though that it can be longer or shorter depending on how you are progressing. This was a huge relief since I was...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Where are new grads being hired right now?
    Where at in Cincinatti? I am striking out here in central Kentucky and broadening my range. I would to be at Cincinnati Children's but I am a new grad with an ADN and a non-nursing BS.
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. If you worked FT during nursing school...
    I managed to work full time through nursing school. I did nights on a behavioral health unit which worked better than I expected. On slow nights there was plenty of time to study. I did often cheat...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Things You Know Now (And Wish You'd Known Then!)
    1. Do not buy the required texts at the bookstore, buy the older edition for $5 on Amazon, Barely anything has changed and depending on the program you may never open your book. For that matter wait...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Psych Patients
    Great article. I tech on an acute psych unit and I love where I work. Most of my patients are people who you would never pass on the street and know they are a "psych patient." These are people who...
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Working third-shift while attending school for nursing?
    I am doing it and after a month of adjustment and finding the right schedule, it is working out pretty well. I have classes in the morning on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and clinicals all day...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Any PCT's working full time while going to nursing school
    Second year nursing student working full time as a psych tech. Night shift. Thankfully there are often quiet nights where I can get some studying done while my patients are sleeping.
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  8. Do any of the nurses here working 40 hr weeks and going to school, have children?
    I work full time nights, have 2 kids and I am attending nursing school full time. I work on an acute psych unit which works out well since my patients usually sleep through the night. After 11pm, I...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What do you think?  Bellarmine, chances at EKU
    One thing I would point out is that it is best to get your non-nursing coursework done before starting a nursing program. I would start knocking out the A&P, Micro, nutrition classes now, that way...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  10. Why are some nurses not grateful for my job?
    Agree! I am always asking if they need a break or a blanket.
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Why are some nurses not grateful for my job?
    I work on an acute behavioral health unit and appreciate our sitters very much. They help keep our patients safe since we cannot watch them constantly. It depends on the sitter of course, but most...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Fluid & Electrolytes
    Re-posting my study guide with some minor changes:
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. HELP! Any ideas for evidence-based project for inpatient psych?
    The role of nutrition in treating psychiatric illness? I am trying to find articles but having a heck of a time. We have all of these constipated opiate detoxers on my unit and the hospital food is...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. for those of you that dress business casual for work..
    I am a Psych tech and tend to wear cargo khaki pants and comfortable shirts like polos or cotton fitted shirts along with sneakers. I am on the move constantly and needs lots of pockets. I would...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. How to make ends meet during nursing school?
    Tech working 36-48 hours a week while in school. I have bills to pay, kids to feed and a mortgage. I work mostly nights so I can study while my patients are sleeping.
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. psychiatric aid or pharm tech: which job will help me in nursing career?
    I am a nursing student, have worked as a pharm tech and now I am a psych tech. Like the others have said your best bet is to be a nursing tech on a med-surg unit. You will learn alot. Working as a...
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. book...where to find cheaper books
    Buy an older edition of the text books you need. You will pay $1-$10 for a nearly identical book. I rarely use my books and use my notes and Google more than anything. But for classes that did...
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Help!  What are you doing for income while in school?
    I work. Full time. With kids. Not working is not an option for me. So far I have stayed on the Dean's List and I am halfway through. I would look at PRN nurse tech jobs, better than...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Anyone had clinicals with the VA??
    The veterans are wonderful patients and very tolerant of the student nurses. Watch them though, they can be mischievous. The VA itself can be a hassle, they have people whose sole job is to make...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Anyone work at UK Medical Center/Good Samaritan Hospital
    I would physically go to the nurse recruitment office at UK, introduce yourself and give them a resume. I was called by them for an interview for a clerk position which I didn't really want, but the...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  21. I'm going to nursing school-That's nice, DO YOUR JOB
    :eek: Really? I hope he was not a nursing student.
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Your one stop for all the most popular pressing questions on allnurses!
    This thread is epic, I am cracking up and getting weird looks from my family members.
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I'm going to nursing school-That's nice, DO YOUR JOB
    I am a nursing student working as a tech. I would never try to administer a medication like that, but I do ask to be allowed to observe anything interesting. I am very respectful of the nurses I...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. amazing natural remedies
    I used it for both the mouth and nipple. It was messy, and my baby definitely gave me some funny looks the first few times he went to nurse and my nipples were bright purple. Here is a site with...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. amazing natural remedies
    Oh these people were trashy, they had trash everywhere in their house, went almost 3 months with no running water and had social services visiting after several calls from neighbors. They had money...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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