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  1. Has your clinical instructor helped you or held you back?
    We can pull meds from the pixis and gather supplies for skills on our own. But any skills or med administration my be done in the presence of a nurse or instructor. I've had some nurses try to...
    Apr 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Why do nurses "eat their young"?
    Some students are incredibly sensitive and the "culture" of nursing is a complete shock for them. However, let's not act as if some nurses and instructors don't actively participate in eating their...
    Mar 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. 2014 Wage Survey For CNAs, Medical Assistants, HHAs, PCTs: Post Here!
    What is your job title (CNA, medical assistant, medication aide, HHA, PCT, PCA)? CNA Where are you located? Illinois What is your hourly wage? $17.19 Are you paid shift differentials? Yes ...
    Jan 4, '14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Poop in nursing
    We have this same discussion every week, and people get up in arms every week when some people say "Some RNs don't deal with poop." Welp, the truth is that most nursing jobs require some interaction...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Poop Free Nursing Jobs in the Hospital?
    OP, you're free to do/dislike whatever you want, but I've worked with nurses like you (that refused to do anything in regards to whatever disgusted them). I'm a CNA and I'm also in nursing school....
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Hospitals that help pay for Nursing Students?
    VA hospitals pay for full tuition and books for up to 4 semesters of nursing school. But you have to have been an employee for at least a year and go through a lengthy process to get their...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Nurse Posts About a Patient on Facebook ... Duty to Report?
    I know someone that posts the name of the hospital that they work at, the department, a patient's vital signs, the patient's medical diagnosis, time of death, lack of visitation from family members,...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. Is CNA even worth going for?
    I don't regret becoming a CNA. It was required as a prereq for my school's nursing program. I've never worked in a nursing home, and I now work on a medical surgical unit. It's a hard job, but I've...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. LVNs going extinct? MAs taking over?
    what?? lol. This thread won't last
    May 3, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Dem proposes federal regulation of nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals  S.739
    IF (and that is a big IF) this comes to pass, then something will have to give. For example, no more assistive personnel on the floors in order to balance out the employment of more nurses. Nurses...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Normal nursing grades..
    Oh.....Looks like this may turn into another "People can be book smart, but lack common sense" thread. Everyone should try their best. Comparing grades does nothing. Some people will make A's, some...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Fake nursing/CNA licenses or what?
    Honestly, I looked up one of my coworkers on the state BON. I did it because I think that she's an *ss and I wanted to see how long she's been a nurse because no one can get a consistent answer out...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Worst part about being a cna
    Imo, there's this weird condescending attitude that some nurses give off to CNAs. It's as if some assume that we're all mentally handicapped, lazy, and with no future in site (despite the fact that...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. VANEEP-Nursing Incentive for VA Employees
    I work in VISN 12 as well. You should speak to someone from employee education because specifics vary based on the hospital. The screening process is only open twice a year and it's a very lengthy...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Waiting on acceptance/rejection letters
    Ugh! I can't take it anymore. My school keeps pushing back the date that they will send out the acceptance letters! I give up because I'm going crazy!
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Sitters/CNA's: Thank you for "doing nothing"
    Great article. Sitting is very difficult. Especially if the patient is combative, confused, and stooling every 20-30 minutes. I just had one of those patients last night
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. The joys of ASN programs....
    Your program seems like a walk in the park compared to my program. At least you are garunteed a spot after being denied. My school is the only college within our district that provides a nursing...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Do you know what I miss?
    Oh they're here. I know because I usually avoid them to take my mind off of my own pending application status. *sigh*. And I'm applying for a scholarship too. Its soooo freakin nerve wrecking. Few...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Straight A's in Science prereqs?
    Yes, its possible. I think that reading the text books, keeping up with lectures, and creating my own study guides really helped a lot. Also, start studying for a test well in advance
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Department Wars
    Ummmm....just ask them if they are qualified or willing to do your job for you since they can't focus on their own duties. Sorry, but if they brought that crap to me, then I would retaliate with a...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. How far do you commute to school?
    45 minutes, for an ADN program. The only nursing program in my county, which happens to be pretty large, but suburban. The closest BSN program is out of state. Very limited options
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Dinamap cuff keeps popping off?
    I wish that this company made some cuffs that are shorter (vertically). Many patients have short arms...and some are just too lazy to lift their arm away from their body.
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Non-CNA Jobs You Can Work While You're a Student
    I just had to quote this post again because I 100% agree!!
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. New Job Offer is offering a hourly wage that sounds too good to be true..
    Congrats!!! What hospital system is this for?
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. New Job Offer is offering a hourly wage that sounds too good to be true..
    Sounds like a VA hospital. If so, then the information is accurate. Plus the benefits are a plus. I hope that you get the job! Good luck!!
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant