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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. RN-BSN online, without chem requirement
    That's why I said check for yourselves ;)
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  19. 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
  20. SC student -- Applied for CA NCLEX in December, when should I expect ATT?
    I graduated in December and am waiting for my school to send transcripts. The CA BRN cashed my check same day as the OP. I'm registered with Pearson for my test too. If you applied for an IP that...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. RN-BSN online, without chem requirement
    It's too tiring to think about :P I went to the World News and Report's listing of online degree programs and went through whatever they had linked. At this time I am provisionally accepted to...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  22. RN-BSN online, without chem requirement
    Verify for yourself because I whittled this list out in the wee hours of the morning: Cal State University Dominguez Hills College of Professional Studies - School of Nursing UT - Arlington ...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  23. University of Texas Arlington- Is taking a Chem a pre-req?
    I did the course generator and need algebra. I'm not taking algebra AND stats. :(
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  24. CSUDH RN-BSN online
    I want to add a reply about a question I asked earlier in the thread... I found out from a counselor who works with the program (not the one word answer lady :smokin:) that chemistry is not required,...
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  25. RN-BSN online, without chem requirement
    Thanks, I will check them out. I have found a few as well and will share what I know when I get a minute.
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning

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