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  1. What are nursing clinicals like? (BSN)
    For my BSN program we had simulation at school, and took care of real patients in the hospital. We have a simulation 'hospital' on campus, and would be filmed and critiqued based off of our...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Question about codes
    I have yet to experience a code situation and am about to start on a med-surg floor. I understand what happens once the code button is pushed, but what happens prior? Do you run out to the doorway...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What is your nurse-patient ratio?
    I'm a new grad RN about to start on a med-surg floor. I was told that on days I will have 4-5 patients and on nights 7-8. Does this sound normal/manageable?
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. UPMC Shadyside 3 East
    Does anyone know what type of unit this is? Do you have any information about it? Thanks!
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  5. UPMC Shadyside
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has experience working at Shadyside hospital and if you could give me some feedback. I have an interview there this week. Also, does anyone know where I can find...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. New grad RN in LTC
    Hi all. I just graduated with my BSN and obtained my RN license. I had an interview today in a LTC, dementia/Alzheimer's locked unit, and rehab facility. I could be hired into any of these units. ...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  7. Does the BSNs get paid more than ADNs hold true across the board mostly?
    I'm not sure if BSNs get more than ADNs around here, but I do see that 75% or more of the RN job openings say 'BSN preferred' or 'BSN required'.
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. At my boiling are NOT a Nurse...of ANY kind!!!!
    This is a great point.
    May 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. What Do You Think?: What's Your Protocol On This?
    That was medication administration 101 in nursing school for me. I cannot believe your facility doesn't use filter needles with glass ampules. I hate to agree with the common sense comment, but the...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Pearsonvue popups: old vs new
    From what I have heard, the 'you have passed' pop-up is if you take the NCLEX in a country other than the United States. Obviously, with the intention to work in the US.
    May 11, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. I'm a nurse...for animals?
    Referring to oneself as a "vet nurse" versus just plain "nurse" is very different.
    May 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. At my boiling are NOT a Nurse...of ANY kind!!!!
    I just want to point out that nurse's aides and CNAs are referred to as UAPs, Unlicensed Assistive Personnel on NCLEX. I do not think poorly of UAPs of any kind, however I do think it is presumptuous...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. At my boiling are NOT a Nurse...of ANY kind!!!!
    My husband's aunt is a surgical tech and does this all the time. She refers to herself as a nurse and constantly gives 'nursing' advice to his family. She'll provide incorrect information to them,...
    May 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism