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  1. Nursing trends in oncology/nursing pharmacist?
    Pharmacy only mixes our chemo as well. In both institutions I have worked at this is how it was.
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  2. Sodium Phos with a filter?
    Thanks for the input everyone. It's interesting to hear what other hospitals are doing. The two other drugs mentioned above I've never hung as I don't work on a unit that does drips. I work in...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Sodium Phos with a filter?
    I've recently come back into hospital nursing after a year doing home health and the new hospital I work at runs sodium phos with a filter? Is this standard practice at other hospitals? I just...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Do you keep your rn shoes in the car after a shift?
    Nope I leave mine in the garage. I don't like shoes being worn in the house, but hubby always wears his, so I digress.
    Sep 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. Embarassing but true, please advise
    Hi there. I was in the same situation you were in, I had a DWI, and I had no problem finding a job. I was honest on my application and provided any info they needed and I wasn't asked about it a...
    Jun 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  6. INOVA Trauma/ICU Preceptorships
    Yep RN1's are still making $25 an hour. Wow, I would have thought it would have come up some since 2008.
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  7. So does a drug test mean employment???
    I had an interview about a month ago, where I interviewed with the nurse manager and then did the peer interview. She introduced me to all the staff during the tour. At the end of the interview she...
    Sep 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. New Grads and Temp Agencies
    I had an offer for a contract position for 3-4 months with a temp agency that paid quite well for a new grad. I was going to take it, but I ended up very lucky with an offer for a FT position with a...
    Sep 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Scrub Stores in Washington DC/Maryland?
    There is one in Woodbridge in or near Potomac Mills mall called Uniform City. They have a website with their address so you could get directions. There is also another one in Dulles Towne Center on...
    Sep 8, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. What # of questions did u pass the NCLEX with?
    Passed with 130 questions.
    Jul 28, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. VA NCLEX - HELP!!!!
    Hi I'm also in Va and took my nclex last week. It might be that you took your test on a Saturday, so technically no one was at the BON to receive your results until today. I wouldn't freak out yet....
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Pearsonvue "Trick".  Is this TRUE?  Does it Work Every Time??
    Hi all..I just wanted to say that the "trick" worked for me as well! I tried it as soon as I got home from the test and got the pop-up and was blocked, checked it again today same thing, called my...
    Jul 24, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. medical and surgical intermediate floors....more like ICU or Med/Surg?
    I'm still in nursing school, but I was a tech on a step down ICU unit. I think it's more on the line of an ICU, but not as intense as the ICU, but the patients are more critical than in med/surg. Our...
    Mar 17, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Impossible to find a job in this area
    I think it's a tough time for anyone to find a job, unless they already work at the hospital. Don't get discouraged just keep applying. You might have to go out of your areas of interest to just get...
    Mar 17, '09
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  15. HESI exam
    You're very welcome! I'm glad you were able to find a book to help :).
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. From the mouths of non-nurses
    This happened when I worked as a tech on a stepdown ICU floor. One day I saw a few of the nurses all huddled together hysterically laughing. So I went over to find out what was so funny. Well one of...
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. HESI exam
    I actually did ok on the test...suprisingly. We had to get atleast a 62% (conversion score) or we would have to take it again. Luckily I got an 87% so I won't be taking it again. Honestly, I didn't...
    Mar 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. HESI exam
    Hi there! I just took a Hesi test today that had 160 questions. The one I took was the Exit RN exam so I'm not sure if that is the same one you will be taking. To prepare for it they do have a Hesi...
    Mar 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. INOVA nurse recruiter (need contact info)
    I sent you a PM with the info.
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  20. I hate writing...
    I've never heard of this...I wish I would've known about it, because I definitely would have invested in it. But now with only one paper left...I don't know if it's worth the money for me. Great tip...
    Feb 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. I hate writing...
    LOL...I might be :D. I just finished mine and sent it off...what will be will be. Unfortunately I have another paper due at the end of the semester and I'm dreading that one just as much. Why do they...
    Feb 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. I hate writing...
    WOW...I'm going through the exact same thing at this very I too LOATHE writing any research papers or any papers for that matter. APA is also horrible. I have a paper that is due by...
    Feb 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Unsure about changing from ECPI to NVCC for Fall 2009
    I was talking about the regular ADN program. I forgot the OP was talking about the momentum program. I also didn't realize you don't have to take pre req's for the Momentum program.
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  24. Unsure about changing from ECPI to NVCC for Fall 2009
    Have you taken all the pre reqs that are required for NOVA? You can't apply until all/or most of them are done. That may be one thing that will hold you back.
    Feb 7, '09
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  25. Tattoos and piercings
    I think it totally depends on your school. I had to take out my tongue ring for school. They were not allowed. We also can only have one earring per ear and have to be hoops or danglies....
    Dec 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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