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  1. Bad reference from prior employer?
    It's a tough market for nursing right now. While it's not out of the question that your previous employer may be talking with future employers and giving a bad reference, I would not discount the...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Schools that accept low undergrad gpa???
    Unfortunately, as the other poster mentioned, all schools have different metrics for admitting students. Your GPA will make it very difficult for entry into any ABSN program. You might think about...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. RN Certifications?
    Are you looking for any type of certification or board certifications? You will want to clarify because there is a difference between certifications such as ACLS, PALS, TNCC, etc compared to board...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Dysrhythmia: challenging an exam question
    I'm with klone. Unfortunately, you should have known that counting each box as 0.2 seconds would have made an irregular rate/rhythm. Just think logically through that error. The cardiac cycle...
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Getting to the gym?????????
    A lot of people hate it, but pick up running or high intensity interval training (HIIT). It's the best way to burn a lot of energy with a tight schedule. That's what I did through school and also...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Best undergrad. major before BSN/MSN program?
    I am a second degree nurse and I agree with llg completely in each point made. Do yourself a favor and change your major to nursing now if this is the path you choose. There is absolutely no...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. Interested in flight nursing
    Thanks FlyingScot and PMFB-RN for your input. Do you both still actively fly or have you since moved back into the hospital setting full time? I have heard that pay isn't as high as many...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  8. Is it worth it to go into nursing?
    Only you will be able to accurately answer that question. Many people can provide insight, but ultimately only you can decide if the juice is worth the squeeze. Don't break the bank with student...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. How many times?
    This is the funniest thread I have seen all week!
    Aug 30
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Will joining the military help pay for nursing school?
    You can enter at anytime you like to which ever component you choose which was why I recommended a generic recruiter. A health professions recruiter will pass you off unless you have a BSN and are...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Interested in flight nursing
    PMFB-RN, I plan on transferring to an ICU in a level 1 trauma center after some experience in the ED. I know some nurses there and have been there before completing my senior practicum there. ...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  12. Are starting wages negotiable?
    Yeah the negotiation generally and should come before you agree to an offer. It's not unheard of to negotiate after the fact, but you may risk losing the opportunity. As others have mentioned, try...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Will joining the military help pay for nursing school?
    There are a few different paths to take in joining the military. Yes, the military will help pay for your education, or loan repayment after you graduate, whether you participate in ROTC or not. I...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Interested in flight nursing
    Flyingscott, do you think MICU experience is preferred over CVICU? Does it matter what type of ICU experience you have granted it's a high acuity medical center? I ask because I would expect...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  15. Failed A&P twice!!
    I wasn't going to comment here, but I am with BostonFNP and Medic. There wasn't a reason to be defensive after reaching out for some advice. I would comment though, that if you were unsuccessful...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  16. Interested in flight nursing
    I am working in a emergency department which is also viewed as beneficial so I am told. I think some people actually consider it a part of critical care. I would agree at times with critical...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  17. Debt and Nursing School
    I agree with klone and other posters. I don't think that $50k is outrageous, but if there are other affordable BSN programs they are worth looking into. I have heard from some financial advisors...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. IM medications
    In the the military, IM is a common route of administration for morphine. 10mg auto injectors are carried by many medics for treatment of traumatic injuries overseas. Some research and guidelines...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Interested in flight nursing
    The good news is you are on the right track! Flight nurses generally have significant experience (at least 3-5 years, but usually more) in critical care, carry many certifications, and have...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  20. Requiring a BSN degree for an ADN scope of practice
    Looks like the OP should have done some research or thought out his post when creating this thread. While I personally have no bias either way, many hospitals are now seeking BSN prepared nurses. ...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. Managing money and student loans
    This is an extremely unfortunate position to be in as a new graduate, yet so many college grads, not just nurses, are borrowing way too much money in loans. I am a second degree nurse who attended a...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Can a student get into another nursing school after not succeeding in another?
    Yes, it's called transferring. Depending on the the students academic history it may be a long shot, but I am sure people have transferred before. I wouldn't think it would be any different than any...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. NP vs. PA
    You are correct with the progression of the NP. First you will need to become an RN and earn a bachelors degree. Gain some experience and then complete a masters degree.i have never heard of PA's...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. dialysis or er
    I think what blondy is getting at is this... You haven't been offered a position in the ER yet. So to make assumptions and think you have a good chance at getting a job is not a good enough reason...
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Seasoned nurse..interview in ER
    I also recently had a peer interview for an ED position though I don't have near the experience as you. The questions were behavioral based, but they weren't that difficult to answer. Anyone with...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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