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  1. What's in your pockets?
    I used to have one of those "tool belts" but our hospital doesn't allow us to pack flushes ahead of time so I just usually have some caps to save IV tubing, claves, alcohol wipes, shears, kelly...
    Jul 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Fitness and nursing
    I drank the Koolaid and joined an awesome Crossfit box last September. Being a per diem nurse, I like to pick up evening shifts so sometimes I'll get a WOD in before I head into work or take an...
    Jul 17, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. What's the nurse-patient ratio in your unit?
    5:1 - Surgical (post-op) floor in Northern California.
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. First successful IV start
    Good job! Keep at it. I did my preceptorship in an ER so I got LOTS of practice and I loved, loved, LOVED the catheters they stocked. Never missed one. Now when I see an old field start or a...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Any CrossFit-ing nursing students out there?
    Fellow Crossfitter here! Though I am a newb :) I had been lifting heavy at the gym (back squats, deadlifts, bench presses) for the past four months but just recently signed up at my local box,...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. "A Day In the Life of Nurse Eye Roll'
    Yep! hahah that's where I found it. It's so awesome cuz it's how I feel every shift lol Gotta love being a nurse!
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. "A Day In the Life of Nurse Eye Roll'
    This is the first blog I've read from this nurse. Thought this could brighten someone's day as I was laughing to myself quite loudly when I was at the vet with my dachshund this afternoon :roflmao:...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. California 2. Still on orientation! (6th week to be exact) 3. Inpatient surgical floor in a 300+ bed hospital 4. $49/hr (hired as per diem) 5. $7/hr per diem differential; $2.70 = PMs, $4.60 =...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. A mother's touch: NICU nurse helps dying mom bond with newborn
    Daaaa... I tried not to cry but the FEELS were too strong... What a beautiful story... I think the mom knew as well!
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Staying in Shape
    Whatever you got to do to get that heart rate going, do it! Even if it's just to maintain where you're at during nursing school; 30 minutes of brisk walking, workout DVDs, YouTube videos, etc. I...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    Thanks for the info! Really helped. I just got hired as an RN so I can't take off the time to get it repaired anytime soon. Maybe in about a year. I am very healthy and the knee doesn't bother me...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Has the job market gotten better for new grads?
    No, they have a very high crime rate due to cutbacks on police force and homicide rate is ridiculous. Probably an interesting place to work at for traumas but I'd rather live/work somewhere a bit...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    Hey all, been reading this and other military nursing threads for a while. Regarding the physical, I'm assuming a torn ACL is a DQ? What if I were to get it repaired?
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. How long did it take you to land your first job?
    I worked as a CNA for almost a year a half during nursing school. I graduated in Dec 2012, got my license Jan. this year and was just offered a per diem position at my hospital a couple weeks ago....
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. Has the job market gotten better for new grads?
    It's all bad in California still. I'm in the Sacramento area to be more specific. I graduated in December 2012 and am just now getting offered a position on the surgical floor I work as a float CNA...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Any advice on IV insertion skills?
    LOVE those Nexiva catheters! I did my preceptorship in an ER and they stocked those. I never missed a vein! Found it very easy to thread using finger flick method. Poke, flash, drop angle, advance...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Anyone trying to get fit before NS?
    Thank you, someone shares my sentiments! I wish more people could feel my enthusiasm for weight lifting! I used to hate going to the gym, thinking I needed to spend hours on boring cardio equipment...
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Additional certifications
    Touching on the flight nurse stuff, I, too, wish to one day become a flight nurse but I know that most companies want about 2-3+ years of experience in ER and ICU setting before being considered. In...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Anyone trying to get fit before NS?
    Ladies, don't be afraid of weight lifting! You will not end up looking like a man or too bulky unless you start taking anabolic steroids :no: We just don't produce the amount of testosterone to build...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. How many of you are in your 20's?
    I just turned 29 in March and will start working on our surgical floor within the next month or so after being licensed yet jobless (as an RN) since late January this year. The nervousness is...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Anyone trying to get fit before NS?
    Great thread! I'm almost 5'8" and started out nursing school already overweight at about 180 lbs (at the most, I should be 145). I gained about 17 lbs in the two years I was in the program. What can...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. RN STRONG Sutter
    I think they send out a general email saying that the position "has been filled or is no longer available." I have got two of these emails for the CVIU and Tele CVIU limited term positions. I'm...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  23. On the verge of deploying as an Army Nurse
    So very sorry to hear about the passing of a fellow soldier. I look up to you tremendously as I have aspirations to become an Air Force nurse in the future. Stay safe and we'll be thinking of you!
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Having a nursing student/partner in crime
    As others have pointed out, it is inevitable that you will make friends or be close to someone. It wasn't my sole purpose or first thought when I started nursing school but I eventually made really...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. All CSU will soon require same pre-requisites
    This is what I wish they did years ago! It never made sense to me that they all have different pre-reqs for the same licensure in the end. I think the schools that have way more pre-reqs than others...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student