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  1. First job after NCLEX
    I worked in a PCU as a new grad, and it was a great learning experience. It is especially good if there are many experienced nurses that work on that unit.
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. WGU - off to a bad start
    I just finished the BSN program at WGU, and I really think it is the best, most affordable option out there. Even if you are having issues with the enrollment counselor, I would still plan to...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  3. white boards in patients room
    We had custom white boards made recently. The one thing I don't like about them is they have some things pre written on them like the food service number, room number and direct telephone number to...
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Just graduated w/BSN, back to school
    I agree with this 100%. My best friend is in his last year of vet school, and he has stated many times that I make more as an RN than he will as a vet. Luckily my friend is a veteran, so his...
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Question on reacting to tachycardic afib
    [FONT=Abadi MT Condensed Light]I would suggest next time calling on your colleagues on the tele or step-down unit, and asking their advice. I often times will call the Oncology, Ortho or Neuro floor...
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?
    My husband gets profit sharing check once a year, and it does have a significant amount of tax withheld even as a separate check. At the end of the year it is all tallied in the same pot, and we get...
    Sep 13, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Where should a new grad BSN move?
    The upper Midwest has quite a few openings and hires new grads, especially with a BSN. Also you could try getting into a nursing home to get some experience. I finally got call backs from hospitals...
    Sep 13, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. So what classes are you taking first?
    The history classes are pretty easy. It is best to take GKE1 before GKT1. GKE walks you through each task, as you pick your themes from a provided list. For GKT you pick your own themes, so it...
    Aug 28, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  9. Health Assessment Course at WGU
    I found doing the health assessment video really helped me prepare for the OA. I actually failed the OA by 1% the first time around. The second time around, I did the video the night before the test...
    Aug 28, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  10. CNA before nursing
    CNA class, not certification, is required to be on the waiting list at the technical college in my area. It is required for most of the health programs including Rad Tech & Sonography. I think it...
    Aug 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How hard really is intermediate Care
    I work on a PCU that has a max of 3:1. It is actually a split tele/PCU with 15 beds of each. The turn over is definitely the worst. I dread if a patient of mine has their PCU status dc'd meaning...
    Aug 26, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. CSICU same as CVICU? Interview HELP!
    It sounds like your interview went great!! I will be interested to hear the outcome. Having multiple interviews and job offers on your plate is a good thing!
    May 31, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. sheath removal P&P (femoral)
    I can't imagine a CNA pulling the sheath! At my facility we only pull sheaths in CCU, Cath lab or PCU. The other hospital in town only allows CCU and Cath lab to pull sheaths. I work in PCU and...
    May 28, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. Discussing medication side effects
    We are struggling with medication side effect education as well. I like the pop up idea. That is the lowest area on our HCAHPS surveys.
    May 28, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  15. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    I have read threads about nursing in Saudi Arabia. It looks like the first $97,600 is tax free, and housing is included. Not sure I would ever do that, but maybe you would be interested.
    May 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. The Dark Side of Working Nights
    $1.75/hr night shift differential $1/hr PM shift differential $1/hr Weekend differential $0.85 charge nurse differential Looks like my differentials are low.
    May 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. what's the best area/specialty to go in to for new grads
    Anywhere you can get a job is good. I think med-surg or telemetry is a good place to start. You can basically get a job anywhere with some telemetry experience. My former coworkers have moved on...
    Apr 24, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. No more glucose checks by CNAs/PCTs
    This is how it works at my hospital. The aids do the blood sugars most of the time. We use the Precision XceedPro. We always treat blood glucose based on POC glucose listed in the labs in EMR.
    Apr 16, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Skin Assessment Question
    We use meditech, but it sounds like ours is configured a little differently. The only time I chart tattoos is in the Pre-operative intervention that specifically asks if the patient has tattoos.
    Feb 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Last semester
    I just precepted a student, and she had the same experience as you. She had not done really any nursing skills. I don't think she had ever hung an IV piggyback, started an IV, or inserted a foley. ...
    Feb 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. When Giving Report Please....
    The culture of my unit is also to give very detailed report. Every nurse uses the units specific report sheet, and we go through the entire thing. Patient Name, background of admission, med hx,...
    Feb 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New Cardiac Nurse
    I had to LOL a little at your post, because pulling sheaths is my LEAST favorite part of working in progressive care! I think it is good to get more familiar with all the different procedures, and...
    Jan 21, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. Schools misrepresenting competitiveness?
    There is usually more seats for lecture than clinical. I agree with the previous poster to look at clinical slots. A lot of those extra lecture seats could be for people who have previously failed...
    Jan 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Goals while working with a preceptor
    i would definitely include improving report skills, so you are able to give concise, thorough report. Prioritization, time management and delegation skills are very important too. I just see that...
    Jan 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Please allow one quick interview?
    OP, I know that it really feels strange putting yourself out there. You probably feel very uncomfortable asking a real life nurse that you have not met for an interview. Please know that nurses...
    Jan 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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