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  1. Any ideas for work-fro-home RN positions?
    Its not easy to find reputable work at home nursing jobs. Most would require experience. It may serve you better to find something part time to get your foot in the door. I feel hospital floor...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  2. Iowa - RN Pay
    If you love it...go for it. I dont think you can go wrong to get your RN.
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  3. Have you ever done IO IV Placement?
    I have never placed one. I do know at my facilty the paramedics have placed them during emergent situations as many of our clients will be very difficult to get IV access on. I personally think its...
    Feb 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. titrating cardizem
    As far as I know it is relatively common practice for tele nurses to float to ICU. I guess its a matter of how comfortable the float nurse feels with the assigned patients. You are fortunuate to...
    Jan 19, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. titrating cardizem
    I can see both sides of this. I worked tele, stepdown but did have to float to ICU occasionally. As stated above, i would also get uncomplicated patients. I do feel we need to be open to new...
    Jan 18, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. Looking for cheap CEUs
    Might try For a fee, i think its close to $36 yearly you can do as many as you want. They are also actually pretty interesting, or you can just take the tests if you are in a hurry.
    Jan 6, '09
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  7. Iowa - RN Pay
    I too am happy you have this opportunity. The U has always been and continues to be an exception to the norm in Iowa. I currently work for the state in a facility. Would I prefer a more clinical...
    Sep 13, '08
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  8. Iowa - RN Pay
    I have heard the low Iowa pay may be related to the low medicare/medicade reimbursement rates for Iowa. I feel it is also, as i have stated before, very much related to how nurses are viewed here,...
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  9. Iowa - RN Pay
    a couple years ago bridge staffing was suggested to me as we had a few travelers in our hospital from there. one of nurse using them said her rep had been very good to her and they took care of...
    Aug 5, '08
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  10. Iowa - RN Pay
    Sounds like a great idea. I think you will enjoy it.
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  11. Hospitals are DIRTY
    I think the general public has the mistaken notion that hospitals are clean. I too have seen parents let children roam around, crawl etc. I also take every opportunity to educate them. My first...
    Sep 12, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. How do you go about handling a rude Dr.
    I like the way you describe yourself. With a few exceptions, i really enjoyed working with male nurses and as a charge nurse, felt fortunate to have them on my team. It does make us think about...
    Aug 25, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. NCLEX- types of med questions
    I took the NCLEX about 2 years ago. It seems to me the med questions I had were fairly generic, or r/t a disease or conditon. A couple med calculations that were very basic and you get a...
    Aug 17, '07
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. What are the BEST and WORST States to practice as an NP?
    Yes, let us pray they are not "yahoos". Just dont plan to leave the ATL area, once you get outside of it, you are looking at another world. Unforetunely having the CDC there has not helped much in...
    Aug 10, '07
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. working Florida hospitals
    I guess it depends upon what else is important to you outside of work. Of course we are nurses for everyone. However, one must consider life after and outside of work.
    Aug 10, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  16. Iowa - RN Pay
    I recently moved back to IA from So FL. I have to say i was disapointed about the pay in Ia. It seems as if the state regards nurses as blue collar workers, which nothing wrong with blue collar,...
    Aug 6, '07
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  17. titrating cardizem
    My tele unit has a similar policy. We do hang cardizem, but it has to be ordered at a specific rate with specific parameters. If the doc wants it titrated, basically meaning the pt will be very...
    Mar 17, '06
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  18. Ever caught a visitor playing with an IV pump??
    No lock on the pca? ours are enclosed in a plastic case that requires a key. cant imagine it any other way.
    Mar 17, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is their really a big demand for nurses?
    Here in the Ft. Lauderdale area, and I believe, south fl. in general, there is a high demand for nurses. I have never heard of any RN, and for the most part LPN, having any difficulty finding work....
    Feb 26, '06
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. Electronic med administration in Ia
    Firepup, That is great to hear. I went to ISU and lived in Ames for 10 years. Thinking of coming back to area, although these FL winters will be hard to leave behind. How long did you work there and...
    Jan 10, '06
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  21. Electronic med administration in Ia
    Thanks for the replies regarding emar. In my hopsital the only time we enter and order is if it is a stat order and the pharmacy isnt open. I can go to the accudose, or pixis, get out the med, scan...
    Dec 18, '05
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  22. Shift Report
    You may also want to consider if it is actually the shift report that is the problem. Speaking as a newer nurse, I dont always get every little thing done simply because there is still much I dont...
    Nov 26, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. What punishment should this nurse get?
    Fire her? Drastic measure, but whatever. Report her to the board of nursing? Ridiculous!!!!! I guess this is just another one of the many reasons many good, caring, intelligent and fully competent...
    Oct 23, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Blood administration policy
    I also work on a floor where we have a very elderly population with fragile veins who often require transfusions. Rarely do we insert an 18G into these folks. 22-24, usually not a problem. Sometimes...
    Oct 23, '05
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Hasten end so wife won't doubt DNR decision????
    NRSKaren, Thanks for this post. I learned a lot looking at these links. I respect the fact that you took the time to give us and the OP some useful, well thought out info instead of simply...
    Oct 7, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure