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  1. 4.0 in nursing school?
    I finished nursing school at a university with a 4.0. I am a wife, mother to three kids, and I worked part time. For me it was about setting a goal and achieving it. That being said, I made...
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    The company I work for considers the Friday After Thanksgiving a paid holiday. We include NYEve in the list of holidays because so many people want it off.
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    Any other holidays we use our normal scheduling system and it works out, these 6 are just so close together (our schedules go 8 weeks at a time) and have such an emotional impact that it gets crazy.
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    So, at work, I am on a committee to decide how we are going to [fairly] schedule for the holiday season. My unit considers six holidays: 1) Thanksgiving 2) Friday after Thanksgiving 3)...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What's staffing like at your facility?
    I work in a 400 bed hospital - on a Medical Oncology Unit Weekdays: Days: 4 patients NOC: 6 patients Weekends: Days: 5 patients NOC: 6 patients
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Student planner app suggestions?
    I am not a fan of Google Calendar. I do not like how you can not mark something complete without deleting it. Try myHomework. It sync between my phone and ipad, it has separate colors for...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. What kind of Nurse Should I Be?
    I think that you are too early in your nurse development to make a decision like this. When I was in Nursing School I would have killed to be a Labor and Delivery or Postpartum nurse. That is all I...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. How to act on the orientation/first day of school?
    It is a fact of life... someone is not going to like you AND there will be annoying people in your class. There will also be kind, funny, stuck up, intelligent, stupid and amazing people in your...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. What Supplies Should I Get for School?
    I would hold off on buying this until you get to school. I too purchased one of these before school started based on recommendations from this website. Opened the package, write my name on it, only...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Getting into a groove
    We must have started at the time time because I am 5 months in too. I am finally at the point where I don't walk in the door terrified every shift. I suck at IV starts too. :(
    Aug 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Have I Been Doing It Wrong?
    In my hospital with do general peri-care first, then once the peri-care done, [sterile] outer package is opened, sterile draping over area, then sterile gloves. The way I remember it, is that our...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Thoughts During My First Weekend on My Own
    Hahaha. You have hit the nail on the head with most of these. When I first was on my own (just 5 months ago), when I gave report the oncoming nurse would ask me "what's the plan". There was one...
    Aug 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. New grad wages in Utah
    The numbers above are about the going rate for a new grad. Is there more money to be made out there in the world of nursing... absolutely; however IHC has some of the lowest nurse to patient ratios...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Utah Nursing
  14. [Med/surg] What are top 5 drugs your floor uses?
    Vanco, Zosyn, protonix, Lovenox, Morphine, Metroprolol, Heparin (Injection and GTT), All kinds of insulin, gabapentin, Zofran
    Aug 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Commute...or Settle
    I would not say this this a true statement... I choose ADN because the BSN was hour away. I was able to get a job IN A HOSPITAL and I start my bridge to BSN next month. Now, I am not saying that...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Med-surg, tele or rehab for 1st job?
    I would say go Tele or Med-Surg. I choose med-surg for my first job because I thought it would give me the most experience and expose me to the greatest variety of patient types. Tele is a good...
    Jul 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Kaplan Entrance Exam! Please Help!
    With Kaplan each school, gets a unique test with the content the school asks for, so no two schools have the same test. I kinda felt like there was nothing to study for (you either know it or your...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Need your opinion/thoughts
    My financial aid department gave me a good rule of thumb... you total tuition for your degree should not equal more than 110% of what you expect to make PER YEAR in your new career. Not sure if...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. My school says to only buy books from their bookstore...
    My school said the same thing, that we had to buy from the book store. My textbook "kit" contained 12 textbooks that I would need for all three semesters of the program. They told us we had to buy...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. New Grad orientation...
    I work for the only hospital in my area, it is a 200 bed facility, and I work on a Med Surg/Oncology Unit. My orientation was 3 months long, and I spent 4 weeks floating to all 4 floors, then an...
    Jul 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. New Grad offered position at Newark Beth, night shift, HELP!!!!
    I. LOVE. WORKING. NIGHTS. If you would have told me (before I started this job) that I would love working nights I would have told you that you were nuts. I started my first job on a Med Surg /...
    Jul 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Trouble Choosing a Capstone
    In the hospital system that I work for you can not get your foot in the door with Pediatrics, L&D or NICU without two years MINIMUM of Med/Surg, ICU or ER experience. As boring as it sounds to you,...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. How do I respond to a bad Clinical Review?
    I am sorry this is happening to you. In my experience, you can not change people's perception of you from events that have happened in the past. Next clinical, you might have to work twice as hard...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. ICU Straight outta school?
    At my hospital, without prior nursing experience, we had to get hired on through the residency program. In my program, one girl was hired direct to the ICU (she too had EMT experience). I won't...
    Jul 8
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. How long does it take to get used to it?
    I am 6 months in and I have gotten used to the schedule, but still not 100% comfortable with the job. I find myself asking my charge alot "I feel like this is a question I should know but..." Give...
    Jul 8
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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