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  1. Lpns in the er
    I work in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and we have a few LPNs in the ER. There are way more RNs, but we have some. The LPNs are mostly in the fast track area.
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Im curious and want to see absolute honesty
    It's not my life dream by any means. I'm 32 and was a marketing coordinator for years before going back to school. I looked at the whole picture: the work, the pay, the hours. I'm in it for many...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. What is the difference between PCT and CNA?
    I work in the ER as a nurse tech, previously an ER tech. At my particular facility and unit, a nurse tech is within 6 months of graduation from an accredited RN program. The skills are the same...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  4. Help with care plan, pt discharged
    I gave a few answers because I remember when I first started doing care plans, I had a hard time getting started. Once I had an appropriate diagnosis, I was able to formulate the care plan. The...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Afraid to quit my job to go to nursing school
    I did the same thing. I quit my relatively decent paying job of 6 years to go back. We have 2 kids and it's been a rough road. But I graduate in 4 months and I'm hopeful that I will be offered a job...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  6. Newborn Nursing Diagnosis
    Ineffective thermoregulation Risk for injury Knowledge deficit, newborn care Risk for SIDS Risk for infection It would help if you knew a few more things. Is it a first time mom? GBS positive?...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Need help with careplan on Impaired urinary elimination
    Education: teach s/s, ways to prevent, encourage questions, provide written material. Monitor labs if applicable Encourage fluids Good cath care to prevent infection If the cath is taped to him,...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Help with care plan, pt discharged
    Knowledge deficit Fluid volume deficit Risk for infection (invasive procedures) Alteration in comfort (pain meds, IV sticks)
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. positive TB test........now what?
    I've heard the same thing as well, a chest x-ray will put you in the clear. If I remember correctly from patho/pharm, once you have a positive TB skin test, you will always have a positive.
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Am I TOO emotional to be a nurse?
    That's something I'm struggling with too. I work in the ER and get very emotional when we lose a patient. I'm fine when a code is going on and I can do what I need to do without hesitation, but...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Accepted into accelerated BSN!
    Congratulations! I'm about to start my final semester of an accelerated program, ours is a total of 18 months. It's hard, very hard. You have to be dedicated and time is everything. Some semesters...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Things that gross you out..
    I can't stand anything respiratory related. Trachs, vents, ew. I spent some time on a respiratory unit and it was soooo disgusting. I can't even imagine wanting to be a respiratory therapist. Oh,...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Nursing school while working full time
    I work, but not full time. The 20 hours a week I work do make it pretty difficult. That being said, I do believe that you can do anything you put your mind to. Will it be difficult, yes it will. But...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  14. Any Nurse Techs in RN nursing programs?
    I work as a tech in an ER and I honestly don't know how I landed the job. I was hired right before I started my first semester of NS. It has given me a HUGE HUGE heads up in NS. I felt very...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  15. My Clinical Instructor does not trust me
    It's not your instructor's job to trust you, it's his job to teach you and protect the patients. That being said, I agree with everyone else that you seem extremely concerned about your own...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. working while in nursing school
    I work 12-24 hours a week and I'm in my second semester. It's hard sometimes, but I have no choice but to work. It's all about time management skills. If I were you, I would try to get a job in the...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Patient Care Tech in the Emergency Room
    I'm not allowed to do blood draws or anything with IVs, but do foleys, vitals, CPR, splints, wound care, UA collection, monitors, and so much more. I have learned a TON. I'm in my second semester of...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  18. Fellow student, BIG TIME user and cheater.
    My thought is no. The first time their clinical instructor asks them something about the patho behind a condition or details about meds they are given, it will come out. They will either have to...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Typical Clinical Day/Time Management
    Oh, we also have some kick a$$ documents for pre-clinical and clinical that helps us remember to get all of the info we need. Helps out a TON.
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Typical Clinical Day/Time Management
    We do pre-clinical before, so I have already looked up the patho and all of the meds. And any surgeries or procedures. We arrive at 6:30. From there I try and get my hands on the MAR to make sure...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Physical Assessment Help!
    Pretty much what PP said. I start with AAO, check eyes and mouth. Then I move to heart sounds and lung sounds. Palpate radial pulses and check capillary refills. Then ROM with arms. Then bowel sounds...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. 2nd degree student, having financial aid issues--anyone else?
    Update: I was denied even though everyone else in my class was approved, even those who have exceeded the 60 hour maximum. I called and spoke to the Director and she pulled the 60 hour max thing...
    Aug 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. your gpa
    3.58 was my nursing pre-req GPA when I applied to nursing school. Since starting, I've gotten mostly B's and a few A's.
    Aug 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. SELU Traditional Program
    Name tag from bookstore, I think it was $8. Nursing school shirt, $20 Then you need khakis, a belt and closed toe shoes. These are for the community lab and for your standardized patient in the...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  25. SELU Traditional Program
    I just finished my first semester. I'm in the accelerated program and we go in summers. It was tough, I'm not gonna lie. But 100% doable, you just HAVE to stay on top of it. From what I gather,...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing


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