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  1. RN to BSN--Grand Canyon University--Let the fun begin Sep 30 2013
    Hi all, I am new to this thread and read the most recent 10 pages to get a feel for things. I'm guessing clc's are group projects? I'm starting the program in September and trying to get a feel on...
    Jul 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  2. Post care of a perclose?
    We take these patients frequently on my floor and are a cardio thoracic step down unit. We keep them on bed rest post hemostasis for 4-6 hrs depending on drs orders then begun to come off bed rest...
    Jul 5, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Most topics here non-clinical knowledge ones
    Great idea!!!
    Mar 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What could this have been?
    HeartRN13, now that you mention it, I've had that happen too and the pt had had a massive stroke. I forgot about it because by the time it was discovered, another nurse had the pt so I found out...
    Mar 4, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. What could this have been?
    This is intriguing- please keep us posted! Sorry I don't have many ideas, especially since the CT was negative for stroke. Sounds like a herniating brainstem due to increased icp or something...?
    Mar 4, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. Need opinion from experienced CCL nurses immediately!
    First of all, congrats on two great offers! My initial reaction is that the ED will give you a broad range of experiences. Unless you want to specialize in cardiac, I think that's a better place to...
    Mar 4, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. HELP! Masking the smell of feces!
    I have learned the wonders of peppermint oil. We can call our pharmacy and they will tube it up. I pour small amounts into medicine cups and place in room, outside door, in hallway- as out of sight...
    Mar 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Totally hilarious!
    Feb 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. When Giving Report Please....
    Again, ^^^this!!
    Feb 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. When Giving Report Please....
    Feb 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Chest Tube Air Leaks
    This is so helpful- once again, thank you GrnTea!
    Jan 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Simultaneous admissions (vent)
    On my unit we all do our own admissions, the only exception might be if we are genuinely too busy, then charge will take report, get them tucked in and pct get vitals and in monitor. Our unit all...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Scrubs
    7. I like variety :)
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. BSN or RN to BSN? Will I get a job with a BSN from a bridge program?
    Hi- I'm from VA but got my ADN in AZ where I live now and am going to do an RN to BSN. I have had 2 hospital jobs since graduating. I have a dear friend in VA who got her ADN and will do a bridge,...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. It just has to be said (vent)...
    Wonderful post! I, too, share your sentiments!!
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Low Census-what's up?!
    I have noticed the same thing in my floor. This time last year we were fully packed and extra shifts could be picked up with ease. None we have half our unit regularly closed and have staff floated...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. My defining moment as a nurse...
    This is such a well written account that has true depth of feeling and heartfelt emotion. It really conveys how it feels to be in someone else's shoes and certainly sounds like a humbling...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  18. Did u have to move to find a job?
    [QUOTE="martina238612;7562190"]Hello everyone. I've seen so many threads about new grads not finding a job that I'm curious as to how many of you had to actually move(from city to city, state, or...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How is cardiac nursing?
    Yes, it's possible- I'm about to finish my first year on a cardiac progressive care unit. I love it and had a great new grad orientation, even though I had 6 months in an ER which was my first job...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. Nurses who love what they do
    I came to nursing as a second career at age 40. I wouldn't change a thing and as another posted, wish I had started sooner! I love what I do and hear from my patients regularly how much they...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  21. A patient expired! Cannot figure it out why!
    Large bone fracture- always a risk for fat emboli. My guess is a PE, with limited info given, due to this. Even when you sense a pt is dying, death is never easy
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. associates degree worth it?
    I live in Tucson, had a previous bachelors degree and decided to go to nursing school. I got my associates from Pima Community College in May of 2012. I was hired in June in the ER if a local...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  23. Termination, reflection, and moving forward
    TrixieRN1, I could have written your post 6 months ago. I was a new grad in an ER That sounds hauntingly familiar to your description. I felt unfairly singled out and had many strange run ins with...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Easy, dumb, common new grad mistakes
    I just finished my first year and the things that help me most is after loading my pockets with alcohol swabs, flushes, pill splitter and white board marker and getting report is to review the...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. How Can I Find Nursing Supplies in the LA Area or Online?
    Hi, where I went to school we had a tote bag the first 2 semesters, that we used for skills lab. We had to but it each semester from the bookstore. It had most everything you describe but it was...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear

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