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  1. How does your unit orient new nurses?
    Hello everyone, I'm working on a new mentoring/orientation model for our ICU/CCU. We are still in the assessment period; defining mentor, assessing what the role will entail, assembling...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. EKG Interp. and Axis
    I'll have to check out the book. I had a slow night last night (only one patient), and spent a great deal of time on learntheheart.com. Awesome site. I went through every EKG on the floor, did a few...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. EKG Interp. and Axis
    How many CCU nurses out there know how to determine the electrical axis of an EKG? Do you feel like this is an important part of EKG interpretation? If you feel like it's a good skill to have, do...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. ICU or OR; pros and cons of both
    Great post, Poetnyouknowit, I'm glad you gave a good surgical perspective. And yes, one patient, who is asleep is a HUGE...let me say that again HUUUUGE!!!!! pro. I'm just done working my...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. ICU or OR; pros and cons of both
    OR is very narrow in scope. Unless you go advanced practice, you'll probably only be a circulator. You work closely with the docs in some ways, but you won't learn much about disease management. ...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Masters of Nursing FNP vs. Post masters FNP certificate
    I know there are general MSN programs out there, that don't include a specialty. Is that the question the OP was asking? I think that would work. One of my friends went straight to her MSN...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. The "Flirt"
    I just try to be boring. Typically that works.
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  8. Online NP Programs vs. Traditional Classroom
    I've got one year left on my bachelor's degree, currently working MICU. I will have 5 years of full time experience by the time I'm done with an NP (MSN) degree. Question is, with that level of...
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. New Grad Hiring??
    Shoot, I should really pay closer attention to the dates of the post. Good luck!
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  10. New Grad Hiring??
    Check in Sioux City, St. Luke's. It's a long ways away, but if you really want a job it is decent place to start. Our ER has >50% market share, and our cardiac business is growing. Cheap cost of...
    Mar 11, '11
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  11. Bedside report in the ICU setting
    I save the sensitive things for after we leave the room. The bedside report is just to clarify neuros assessment (such as neuros), check drips, talk to the patient/family, etc. There is no rule as to...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. What are you using for sedation?
    We use mostly propofol, occasionally versed. It's up to our physicians. In terms of cost, I think there is a study comparing total costs of using midazolam vs dexmedetomidine, that showed dex...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. ANY one know of a school where I can go from ADN to Nurse practitioner?
    I am not 100% sure, but check out the Univesity of North Dakota. I looked into that option before getting into my current BSN program. That was a while ago, though.
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Required to wear all white and carry a flower during pinning cermony
    Ouch... We had to wear light purple shirts for community service day in nursing school. I was picking up trash next to a local college football team's practice. Didn't feel good. All of the guys...
    Sep 2, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. Graduate Nurse starting salary? All feedbacks welcome!
    Those numbers are right in line with what I've been seeing in the Omaha area.
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Married on active duty
    Thanks everyone. We've got some more thinking to do, but this helps.
    Apr 14, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Married on active duty
    Man, I'm glad I found this forum. My wife and I have been talking about the potential for me to join the army as an active duty nurse. I will be graduating soon, and since the job market seems...
    Apr 8, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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