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  1. CNA during school
    You could also look into hospitals that may have tuition reimbursement. Mine did. I worked as a CNA there and they paid for most of my tuition. After graduating and passing NCLEX, I was hired as an...
    May 22
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. CNA during school
    Maybe it's a Midwest thing. That's how my hospital works too, and I'm in Iowa. :)
    May 21
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Need a little encouragement...
    Btw...I did the nights and weekends route too...worked out wonderfully!
    May 18
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  4. Need a little encouragement...
    I did it with 4 kids and working full time too. Graduated December 2012, passed NCLEX February 4, 2013 and started working on a busy medical floor that March, where I currently am today. Yes it can...
    May 18
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  5. Respiratory Therapist in Massachusetts
    It also depends if you are an RT or RRT. RRTs makes as much as RNs or more at the hospital I work in.
    May 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Failing Nursing School Over One Class?!!
    You could use some of the classes you've already taken to go into a different medical field. My daughter always thought she wanted to be an RN just like her mom, but once she got into it, she decided...
    May 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Littmann Lightweight II vs. Maxiscope
    I can tell you, you won't be disappointed! And you can't beat the price for the quality! I absolutely LOVE mine!
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. Littmann vs MDF stethoscope
    Update: I purchased the MDF...used it for the first time last noc at work and it is amazing! Better than my Littmann Lightweight!
    Jan 5
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. Littmann Lightweight II vs. Maxiscope
    This one
    Jan 5
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. Littmann Lightweight II vs. Maxiscope
    The MDF MD One
    Jan 5
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Littmann Lightweight II vs. Maxiscope
    I have a Littmann Lightweight, Maxiscope and just bought an MFD yesterday. The Maxiscope is very comparable to the Lightweight in terms of sound and clarity. The only thing I didn't like is that...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. What stethoscope should I get?
    Oh, and it also comes with lifetime free replacement parts! You can't beat that!
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. What stethoscope should I get?
    I just bought a MDF stethoscope, which was about $50 from Amazon. I compared it to my old Littmann Lightweight and oh man...it was much louder and clearer than the Lightweight! I'm very happy with my...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Littmann vs MDF stethoscope
    I read some reviews of the MDF on Amazon and many people said that it was just as good or even better than Littmann
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. Littmann vs MDF stethoscope
    I've always used a Littmann lightweight and was going to upgrade to a classic II, but had heard from a coworker that MDF stethoscopes are very comparable to the Littmann at half the price. Has anyone...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. CNA before nursing
    All of the nursing schools in my area do require you to have your CNA before you get accepted. I worked as one for many years before I became an RN & I feel it gave me an advantage over the others in...
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Do RT's ever help you with bedside nursing?
    The ones I work with do. Almost all ancillary staff will help us out if it's within their scope of practice. Just this morning while I was passing my morning meds, a phlebotomist asked me if it was...
    Aug 24, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. When patients request NOT to have you as their nurse...
    I'm kind of feeling bad about this. I work on a Medical Unit at my hospital and one night last week, I found out a patient I had the previous night requested that I not be his nurse again that night....
    Feb 1, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. RN - $14.75/hr?!?
    I made more than that as a CNA! Twice that now as an RN. Holy cow!
    Jan 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nursing is nothing like a hotdog
    Great job! Pretty cool accomplishment, huh? We used hot dogs back in school too for TB practice.
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Bedside Reporting- your thoughts
    We have a script to follow as well during our bedside report. And a couple months ago, they added something new. We have to write on the white board the TIME we will be back to check on them! We do...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Interesting or Different Anatomy:What have you encountered?
    One night, I was having a problem inserting a Foley on a female patient. For the life of me, I could not find her urethra! After many of us tried, we called the nursing supervisor. To our surprise,...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurses dressing up for Halloween
    Our hospital encourages costumes for Halloween. I just wear themed scrubs though. I think it's too hard to do your job effectively wearing a full costume. Years ago, when I worked at an LTC, one...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Why??? Sleep interrupted nocturia post 12hr shift...
    I will try that! Thanks! :)
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Is it ever appropriate to...
    ...send family members a sympathy card when their loved one has passed away? I had a very young patient last night who was very ill. Over the entire shift, I spent most of my time in that room...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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