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  1. TNCC please give me some inputs
    Make sure you know the assessment process and practice saying it OUT LOUD. They will go over most of the book in class, so you can take good notes there, but KNOW THE TRAUMA ASSESSMENT. You will only...
    May 8, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. I will not do this
    wow, that was great, kudos to you for overcoming this!
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. I need help!
    I can answer some of these questions. A little background....I got my LPN in 07 and my RN in 09. I have worked the same hospital as both an LPN and through school for my RN. 1) In my hospital, when...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Getting Your Desired Position 101
    Wow, this is great! I for one am horrible at interviews because I am so shy. On the positive side it keeps me in the same position for many years which looks good on my resume :)
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  5. Assessments every shift?
    It really doesn't matter what anyone else does. You are responsible for what you do and for holding yourself up to your own standards. You have to find a way to keep your full assessment and fit it...
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Things that make it all worth it
    Yes, it wasn't requests that they were calling me for, it was because they were critical and in addition...anxious about it so the thank you was for getting her through the anxiety...talking her down...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Things that make it all worth it
    Had a really rough night at patient in particular ran me ragged all much so that I was begging the other nurse to just answer their call light once. Then, just as I'm about to...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. improving staff responsiveness
    Take away the "That's not MY patient/job" mentality. Everyone where I work answers call lights regardless of whose pt. it is including the ward clerk and DON. It only takes a second of your time to...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Where do the damn pillows go?
    I'm lucky in that our hospital uses the disposable kind and we have an abundance of them. Our DON who is extremely budget conscious (tight with the money lol) Says they are actually cheaper than...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. LVN to RN on same floor?
    I started as an LPN on my floor then became an RN on the same one had a problem with it but me lol, I was the only one having to make the change from an LPN mentality to an RN mentality....
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. It's all in the resume!
    Thanks for posting this, everywhere it says that the cover letter is the most important part of the resume, but all I've ever been able to find are generic ones that never really fit me...yours has...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  12. what is the BEST material i should use for the NCLEX PN
    My :twocents: In addition to studying content, maybe try reading up on test taking skills. I think that a lot of times when a person has taken the same test over and over again, it has to be...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. "Don't be nice to her"
    regardless of what the other nurses say, always assume your patient can hear you. I had a nursing instructor who developed sepsis and was coded 3 times, was in ICU for awhile unconscious, but she...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. photographic memory real??
    I think maybe there are different degrees and types of photographic memory, I too can "see the page", I can also remember every single word of conversations, picture exactly where everyone was...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How do you do it?
    I worked as a waitress after school and on weekends during pre-reqs and the first year of nursing school (lets you make the max amt of cash in the fewest hours and truthfully the skills will come in...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. First Code
    I don't understand.. the patient was holding a medicine cup and syringe when the first nurse arrived on scene... what was the student nurse doing in there? was the student nurse the one that called...
    Jun 18, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Best Nursing Quotes
    the character of the nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses." ~Jarvis, 1996
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Skills Fair Ideas?
    My hospital is wanting to begin holding a skills fair yearly and since it will be new to us, I was wondering if you all could give me some ideas as to what your skills fairs are like? Things like...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What do I do about nurses who think my job is worthless?
    PLEASE come to work at my hospital! We don't have sitters and on night shift we don't even have a CNA, so all those pt's that normally require a sitter are the responsibility of myself and one other...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Orienting woes!
    Document, document, document! Is there someone above your manager that you can talk to? Like the DON? This girl obviously does not be on a step down unit, sounds like she has no common sense and...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. FAILED Nclex for the 6th TIME!!!
    I'm going to agree with everyone else about questions, questions, questions! Ask your classmates if you still keep in touch with them for their review books and do those questions. Search the...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. dosage calculations
    my bad on the first one, it's been a long night shift! This is why when you are working and tired, you always have someone double check your calculations! :o but the object was to show how you get...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. dosage calculations
    Maybe you are just over thinking these as is the case a lot of times with reconstitution problems. There are a lot of extra words there you don't need. For example number 1, the dose needed is...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Labs/Tests Online
    Not sure if it's what you are looking for, but I use it all the time at work
    Apr 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Help nurses!!
    sent a pm :)
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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