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  1. Pre-Nursing student STRESSING PLEASE HELP
    Fast forward 3 years and the title to this thread could be: "Failed NCLEX 3 times" Sometimes its not meant to be, and decreasing the standard isn't the solution either. Just because its your...
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. University of Miami, USF, FIU, BARRY: MSN track
    you didn't put FAU.
    Mar 25
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. You know you're an OR nurse if...
    You know you're an OR nurse when you "dance" with all the surgeons in the hospital, and its no big deal :)
    Mar 13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Still don't know where I belong :/
    THIS! I worked 3 12's and with kids I found it impossible! I know most nurses are a fan of the 12 hour shifts, but it was brutal for me and my husband. I found myself not seeing my kids for 3 days a...
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Black and Job Hunting
    My hospital has predominately AA in all facets (housekeeping, nursing, techs etc.), and I am a minority as white. From talking with my coworkers, they have not experienced any prejudices in our...
    Feb 14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. Becoming a (d)NP with only OR experience?
    A bunch of little things I guess. Some examples: - gastric ulcers in smokers (seen those suckers perforate, always in a smoker!) - same thing with bladder cancer (smoking=bad) - people in my class...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  7. Becoming a (d)NP with only OR experience?
    Hello! OR nurse here halfway through a FNP program. Worked Med-surg 2 years before coming to the OR where I have been the past 6 years. My FNP program is very well regarded in the community and last...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  8. Quick tips on Combating the Commoditization of the nurse practitioner degree
    This was a funny post to read! Finally, someone with a sense of humor!!
    May 12, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Nurses who are mothers to small children.
    Hello! I've done every shift with babies/kids at home. I started out with 3 12's and HATED IT. Couldn't get away fast enough. I found that working every other weekend was especially hard on my...
    Apr 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    I would tell them my husband unexpectedly lost his job and I am now the sole income earner for the family. I guess that's why people are so secretive about their home life at work! They can't...
    Apr 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. For all the momma nurses out there...
    OR circulator here! I had to go on bedrest with my first pregnancy because the OR life was crazy. I remember having to get on my hands and knees and push a pedal to the doctors feet, with lead on,...
    Feb 10, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. What the $$$$$
    I have to pay a $110 fee for taking an online class.....and then a $200 parking permit fee every semester! If I am taking an online class, why do I need a parking permit??
    Jan 19, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. Any one work for "let mommy sleep" company?
    PLEASE COME TO MY HOUSE!!!! Great company idea!
    Jan 14, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Bitter Cold
    O.M.G. I live in south Florida and its currently 80 degrees outside. I cannot even imagine what I would do if the temp was below 0. I am so sorry!!
    Jan 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Sterilize hair
    Our indicators are put on the outside so that as soon as the nurses opened the tray it can be verified before the scrub even picks it up. We also have a rule where we open all trays before bringing...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Worst Medication Error of my life
    I think giving versed wasn't a terrible mistake! I wouldn't want to remember having chest pain anyway! ((HUGS)) This too will pass....
    Nov 29, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. Big Mistakes to avoid while circulating...?
    Always watch out for those stupid electrical cords. I swear one of these days I am going to EAT it big time! Also, triple check your consents!
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. Nova SouthEastern Fall 2012 FNP
    Thats crazy! When I called them last year they assured me they had all the proper accreditation. I am glad I chose to attend FAU! That would be awful to give up so much time and money and still not...
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. What Do Operating Room Nurses Do?
    What was the surgery, if you don't mind me asking? Some preps involve frog-legging the patient so this could be the case in this situation.
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. The Florida job market cannot be this bad?!
    Are you looking only in Miami? How about Broward or Palm Beach county? That makes me nervous bc I am in school for FNP and can't move due to family reasons as well.
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Drawing the Line: Shutting Down Verbal Abuse
    Great article! I also work in the OR and know how hard it can be to be nice to snarky surgeons. People who don't work in the OR just don't know how psychologically distressing it can be! OR personnel...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Devastated I was not accepted into FNP program?! Thoughts?
    ughhh. I feel your pain! I just had my FNP interview last month and it went terrible, which is surprising because I have been on a lot of interviews and I always do well! I was also last to be...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  23. Nova SouthEastern Fall 2012 FNP
    I would also like to hear about their program from current students. I am trying to decide between FAN and Nova. Nova is $$ but so much closer to my house!
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  24. Left handed nurses, med personnel
    I work in the OR and my first day one of the surgeons approached me and said "Are you a genius or braindead, because those are the only two options for lefties." lol. I said genius, of course!
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. PLEASE HELP i cant get into nursing school
    I've seen so many advertisements for private tech colleges that offer degrees in nursing. I know for sure that some take an extremely low gpa, but you have to pay the $$! You might want to look into...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student

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