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  1. Fairly Unique Situation
    It sounds like the right decision for you to get the ADN cheaply now. But I would definitely plan on getting the BSN soon after. I already know of hospitals that are requiring RN's to get their BSN's...
    May 3, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. Advice for intimidated and overwhelmed yet dedicated new grad
    Yes that is exactly how it feels. I just finished a new grad icu residency and it sounds like you're perfectly describing my first month. The way I got through was by doing all the little things and...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. New Grad RN Internship Worth it?
    It really stinks that the program would be unpaid. Of course you should make sure it would be doable to work both jobs at once, but it may be worth it if there aren't many opportunities in your area...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. Peds vital signs
    It's best to get an infants apical pulse with your stethoscope. It helps if you can catch the baby while sleeping or see if parents or you can calm it before you try, then you won't have to try to...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  5. stuttering as a nurse.
    I think you can definitely still be a nurse. Yes, as a nurse you will do a lot of teaching/explaining to your patients and I can see how a stutter may at first come off strange (the patient might...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Am I over reacting? what to do with my preceptor?
    Hi, I'm a new grad as well into my second month of orientation on a critical care floor. I know very much what you're feeling! I remember during weeks 1-3 my preceptor was the same way: at the...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. In your opinion, how difficult are NCLEX SATA questions?
    I had 25 SATA questions and passed in 75 questions. A bunch of my friends said they had about the same amount. For a few weeks leading up to NCLEX I did a minimum of 50 multiple choice q's plus a...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. Should I get my ADN and work for a few months then go back to school for my BSN?
    I'd say the major flaw is that you're banking on getting a job as a nurse right away with no experience working in a hospital (since you are not planning on being a CNA). Without your BSN it will be...
    May 12, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Interview for peds unit in hospital......please help!
    I'm assuming you know the general things to do for an interview in terms of dressing right, being on time, etc. When I was interviewed for a CNA job at a children's hospital they asked the normal...
    May 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. At my boiling are NOT a Nurse...of ANY kind!!!!
    I agree, it's really annoying. But at the same time, it's somewhat of a compliment that so many healthcare workers wish they were a nurse lol. It's kind of like a PA telling people they are a doctor....
    May 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. BPs on an infant
    Hi! I work in pediatric cardiology and it is possible to get an infants blood pressure manually. The first step is to make sure you have the right size cuff. Also, the stethoscope I use is shaped in...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing