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  1. Getting used to gore?
    Love my ortho cases! Eyeballs gross me out but luckily we don't do them often. Can you double up with someone to get experience in those cases? It seems scary to a lot of people but once you are in...
    Apr 5, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Western Governors University (WGU) Readiness Assessment
    Congrats guys on getting in!! I'm currently enrolled in their RN to BSN. I took BioChem first and it was a ton of work, not necessarily hard but a lot of work, I have no idea how someone finished it...
    Mar 13, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  3. Is anyone else being pushed for 30 minute turnover times in between cases?
    We have a 30 minute turnover where I work too. Some days it works and other days it doesn't. I always feel rushed, bring back our unused supplies, grab stuff for the next case, go see the patient,...
    Mar 13, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Best and Least Cases?
    LOVE ortho, great docs, busy cases! I could live without plastics and general and since we are cluster based I'm never in a position to do hearts or vascular.
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. How many hours per week (avg) do you work these days?
    At least 40 hours. Have been doing 8's but switch to 10's next week. They are cutting back on staff and OT but you can't stop traumas so I'm sure my hours will only increase.
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  6. Where have you found missing countable items?
    Found a lap under the OR bed, must have fallen and then gotten kicked under it so all that was peaking out was the very edge. Missing raytec in the red kick bucket...after multiple people searching...
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. circulator OR, new grad, too fast paced?
    I started in the OR in November as practically a new grad (2 months in a rehab facility doesn't count). We recently graduated from our orientation program and I have been on my own for a few weeks...
    Jun 28, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Peri OP 101 final exam
    Dont be discouraged I just took it a few weeks ago and failed the 1st time, the 2nd time I got a 93. About half of the nurses in my group failed and we all passed the 2nd time. Review the questions...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Is working in the or really that stressful?
    YES!!!! Ok I've only been in the OR for about 6 months but after this week I can say yes! What a bunch of rude MD's this week!!!!
    May 6, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Hartford Hospital vs St. Francis Hospital
    Any OR nurses at either hospital?? I'd love to ask you some questions! I'm at another CT hospital and will be looking to be at a hospital closer to home in a few years.
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  11. Attention all EPIC users
    Great....we are going live sometime in the next year....just when I'll be comfortable with our current program. lol
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Statements taken completely out of context...and are FUNNY!
    I had a few good ones last week.... cysto room my tech says to me "you're gonna get wet today" ortho case "is it (cement) hard enough yet?" a few min later "just ram it in there" LMAO I love...
    Mar 14, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    Great opportunity? Yes! But that pay is just insulting!! I'm in an internship program at another hospital in New England and I get paid what any other new nurse would get paid. I don't think I could...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  14. CNOR
    YAY CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Dec 20, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Why are OR nurses frowned upon?
    Maybe they never have those skills to begin with....
    Dec 9, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Best shoes for the OR
    I've looked through a few pages and couldn't find this as a post....what are you OR nurses wearing?? I was wearing my Dansko's that were good on the floor but now the standing on concrete for hours...
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Can Medical Assistants legally give medication injections in Massachusett?
    When I was working as a MA in a primary care office I gave all of those you mentioned (any immunization was ok) and B12.
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  18. Pass NCLEX recently without Kaplan?
    I passed in June after 75 questions and didn't use Kaplan. I owe it all to LaCharity and the new Davis book!!! Good luck to all of you taking the exam soon!!!!
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. OR Interview tips
    Thank you! That's some great advice too, I'll be sure to do that.
    Oct 8, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. OR Interview tips
    I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The program starts in a few weeks! Can't wait to begin my career!!!!
    Oct 5, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Do you call your teachers by their 1st names?
    We called ours "Professor"....even now after I've graduated and they tell us to call them by their 1st names it's hard to. Guess I'm just old school and see it as a sign of respect.
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. OR Interview tips
    I will do anything at this point! Nothing like the power of positive thinking!! Thank you so much for the support and encouragement :D
    Sep 21, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. OR Interview tips
    The shadowing went great and I think the group interview went really well. I emphasized my leadership and organizational skills. I'm hoping between that and the year in the surgical tech program will...
    Sep 21, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. OR Interview tips
    Thank you very much for the advice! Are there any questions that I should be sure to ask them? I'm looking forward to it, I'll be sure to post how it goes on Tuesday.
    Sep 16, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. OR Interview tips
    Hi everyone! Well after months of applying, today I got a call about my dream job in an OR. I have an interview/shadow set up for next week and I'm just wondering what tips you all have for me, I...
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing