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  1. Paying for Course syllabus?
    Hardly anything was given to us. We had access to everything on "Blackboard" if we needed to turn it in we usually had to print it ourselves. If you wanted to write on your syllabus you had to print...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    I heard of a PCT who had some 1100 to 2300 shifts - sounds like the perfect rotation to me!
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    I hate working 12 hours and not being able to do anything else on those days, but mostly I just hate working nights. I would put myself on the list to switch to days, but I need the extra money. ...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Working and nursing school?
    Whether or not you can work while in nursing school all depends upon you. I have friends that worked practically full time. I worked in a nursing home through out nursing school. I worked 2 -3 days a...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Any older students??
    I just took my final exit exam for nursing school at 38. I earned a Bachelor's degree in four years right after high school but I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Nor was I that good of...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Do You Have To Be Religious/Spiritual to be a good Nurse?
    I am a Christian and I served in Christian outreach for 10 years before deciding to go back to school and study nursing. The only fast Bach program in my area was at a Baptist university that...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  7. What to do about refusing Dr. orders?
    There may be no grounds for refusing to place the PICC line. But I think that you are going to far to say that as a nurse you have no right to refuse the order. We couple of months ago I attended...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Anyone pass the NCLEX without study/preparation?
    I graduate in less than a month and probably will not get to take NCLEX before the end of January. I will study but not like in nursing school. I will not be opening up my MedSurge or Peds book. We...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Why do the unit nurses treat the students like this?!
    I have had good experiences and bad in clinical. This my last semester and I was really scared about getting my preceptor for this semester. My preceptor had never precepted before but rose to the...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. LPN rules/regulations for Dining in Assisted Living setting
    I am not sure about assisted living, unless it is one of those Assisted living plus kind of places. I am a CNA in a nursing home/skilled nursing facility (also about to graduate from nursing school)...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. LPN Student needs advice
    I am not an LVN but I work in a nursing home. In my state, most LVN jobs are in nursing homes (not all). In most nursing home the shifts are 8 hours, not 12. You should look into before and after...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Finding the right time to sleep...
    Ideally I sleep from midnight to 8. However, that does not work out if I pick up a 7 - 3 shift, or Monday nights when I have to volunteer on Tuesday mornings at 8, or even on Sunday if I am going to...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Critical care nurse with migraines on disabilty
    Look for a PRN job, possibly hospice? That way you can work more hours now, and work occasionally when you go back to school.
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. What do you bring to eat?
    Like the first respondent said: brown bag it as much as possible. Ordering out is ridiculous, hospital food will get expensive, and your lunch break is not long enough to warrant spending half of it...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is this restraint issue a dilemma that can go to the ethical committee?
    Pt does not sound AOX4 to me. There is a lot missing in this scenario. As others have stated, if pt was really AOX4 then call the MD and get an order for different treatment that pt agrees to, or get...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New Grad trolling for advice...please
    Oh yea, RN - BSN programs are easily online only because they expect you to be working as a nurse, and thus do not need clinical. From what I have seen of the classes I will have to take to get my...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. New Grad trolling for advice...please
    I am in an ADN program in the DFW area, and I was worried about finding a job, but as I am in my last semester I am more hopeful. Also, it helps that I am not limited to staying in the DFW area....
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Anyone a member of National Nurses United?
    I guess the question is: what is the difference between a professional organization and a union? Does National Nurses United provide collective bargaining and representation for nurses at individual...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Coprophagia And Scatolia In Demented Elderly Residents
    I have worked as a CNA for three years in a nursing home with dementia patients and I have neither heard these medical terms not witnessed this behavior. I have heard of scatolia as fecal smearing, a...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Pre-Employment Survey Prior to Interview
    Were the questions related to how you work with others; teamwork; and ethics? One hospital I have applied at has a "test" that you have to take once (a year I think), no matter how many times you...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  21. Jobs with contracts
    I graduate in December, and I expect to have to sign a contract for at least a year. We were told by instructors first semester that it cost a hospital around $75,000 to train a new grad RN. If you...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. What is a the difference between RN I, II, III etc?
    In some facilities you can get fired for talking about how much you are paid.
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. CNA vs. PCA vs. HHA
    A CNA is a certified nursing assistant. This is a licensed career. You can call yourself a CNA without this license. CNAs who work in hopsitals are usually called PCT (patient care tech) or PCA...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  24. Are LPN and Associate RN degrees really being phased or rumor??
    I will graduate from an ADN program in December, and I have been hearing over and over that most of the hospitals in the market I live in will only hire BSN grads. They do not even care if you are...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  25. "There's nothing worse than a FAT nurse!"
    retarded: Occurring or developing later than desired or expected; delayed. With all of this talk about fat nurses and socially retarded [sic] doctors, what about doctors and nurses that smoke?...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student