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  1. Starting PCCN process
    So my goal is to have the PCCN done before August. I recently took the month long AACN formatted critical care class (ECCO) that was offered at a local community college. My telemetry unit sends...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Finally hit one year!
    I finally hit one year as a nurse about a week ago.... And it feels great! One year really does make all the difference. I work on a busy surgical tele unit and I never thought I would actually feel...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Precepting a nursing student
    Yeah. I like it. I do know my student has to take on at least 2 pts on their own by te end of internship. But again, this is under my log in so it's never really independent. So maybe the first night...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Precepting a nursing student
    thanks wish_me_luck! good advice!
    Mar 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Precepting a nursing student
    Thanks for the advice! I already planned on the paper brain. To think like me they will definitely need a copy of my paper brain! I can't function without it! Im glad they picked me because I feel...
    Mar 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Precepting a nursing student
    My manager told me that I'm going to be Precepting a nursing student next month on their internship and I'm really excited! I love teaching and this time last year I was the nursing student on...
    Mar 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How did you choose your specialty??
    Ive been a nurse for almost a year now. I work on a surgical telemetry unit and I think that it is a really great place to start. It's more critical than regular med surg but not as acute as ICU with...
    Feb 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. My floor is getting monitors!
    I work surg tele. We have a monitor tech that watches all 12 hours and an RN sits for them on their breaks. We have to be acls and basic arrhythmia certified. There was a 60 hour class we had to take...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. surgical step-down unit staffing ratios??
    I work surg tele. Days has 4-5 and nights 5-7. It's nuts. Most of our pts are really on the edge of being unit pts.
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. New Grad, New Job, New Role - Advice?
    Ask lots of questions! My preceptor always told me if you aren't asking questions I get worried. I graduated last spring with my bsn and have been on a surgical telemtetry unit since June. It's...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. When is it time??
    I guess you could say I'm obsessed with school and love learning. I graduated with my BSN April 2011 and started working on a Surgical-Telemetry unit in June 2011. I've pretty much been thinking...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  12. New nursing student question...what do you use to carry all these books?!
    I've been out of school for about a year now but here's what I did...I had a 3 prong folder for each class as well as a portfolio that could be divided up. We used PowerPoint pretty much in every...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Heparin Drip
    I'm not sure about the exact time frame, but probably a good bit, since while on the drip it is going to be quite high to be therapeutic. They always have to be put on coumadin or lovenox once the...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. med surg orientation length?
    12 weeks- surg/tele
    Jan 2, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. New nurse in ICU and I hate it...please help!
    6 weeks is not long enough! I got 12 weeks on a surg-tele floor and I felt like that was barely enough! If your NM doesn't want to help, go to your nursing education office and even HR. That's not...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Just need to vent to those who understand!
    I totally feel your pain! Pts just don't get it! Last night I came on shift to a pt returning from dialysis and he didn't want to wait for me to check his blood sugar before he ate his dinner (which...
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Nursing hours
    there are some 8-5 jobs, but if you work in a doctors office. There really aren't any hospital jobs, especially peds with those hours. It is doable to land a peds job after graduation. I actually...
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. When adults whine....
    I think it's more frustrating than anything with pts like this because a lot of the time there isn't a whole lot you can do. Especially when it's since the md's don't wanna order pain meds or...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Anxiety and frustration
    Since I started nursing I have developed TMJ, IBS, a stomach ulcer, and lost at least 5 pounds. Not to leave out the psychological symptoms.,......moodiness, depression, and anxiety. It's ridiculous....
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Are you so busy that you don't get a lunch break?
    I am on month 6 of my nursing career on a busy progressive care/ tele unit. I think I can count on one hand how many times I ate lunch in the break room, and I think they were during orientation when...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Fl. educated nurses
    Spring 2011 BSN Kaplan (program made us use it) passed first time with 75 questions
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  22. Becoming a PHN
    I am a new grad (spring '10) in my 6th month on a progressive care/tele floor. I've known that I don't want to stay in the hospital, but also knew that this unit would give me the best foundation...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  23. Does it get any better...I HOPE SO
    So I just finished my 5th month as a new grad nurse on a busy progressive care/tele floor. Things have gone VERY fast. I graduated the end of april '10 took boards at the end of may and started...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. New grad position in S. Florida???
    Im in the district (broward health) All of the hospitals in the district are really great :-)
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  25. Looking for re-entry RN job Broward
    Broward Health is Amazing! Great benefits!
    Sep 25, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing

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