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  1. No Oxygen or Suction in dining room...normal?
    All the LTC I worked at did not have a crash cart. I never utilized my acls in this setting. We did not have suction or oxygen without an order. Choking wasnt a problem during the entire 2yrs I...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. How is it that some NP programs are so much longer and some are so much shorter?
    The college in town here is a 4 semester program for pmhnp. Its built for bsn students. All the programs I have looked at (university of nebraska at omaha, vanderbilt, creighton university, and...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Any suggestions for a great RN to BSN school EXCLUSIVELY online?
    Im in an rn-bsn program thats completely online. Its at university of nebraska medical center. Webpage is I love it. I have very few projects and the program is 7 classes
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  4. Nursing school and my biological clock...pls reply if you can
    I found out I pregnant 2 weeks before we graduated. I was the 9th person in our class to get pregnant. I will say if you take nclex right away and land a job its not too bad. I graduated in may, took...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Vanderbilt Pre-Specialty (for non-RNs) MSN 2013
    Im applying this december for a fall start for the dual FNP/midwife program but the admissions lady told me they only accept 5-8 BSN applicants a year! Im already nervous and to wait 3 months for a...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  6. Anxiety
    I have anxiety disorder. During nursing school id have panic attacks during tests and even lecture! I never once took meds. Here is what I did to conquer the anxiety (panic attack free for 9months...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Phi theta kappa?
    I joined it for a resume builder since I really didnt do much extracurriculars in college
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Obamacare
    I saw it on the news. I looked it up on google and this was released about a month before I saw the tv story. This seems more reasonable. ...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. 12 hour shift
    I love 12's. I do days and its not a hosptial setting, nor is it geriatric LTC. We get overtime for over 12hrs in a day and our lunch break is paid. There is a lot of downtime and I only stayed late...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Unclogging a g-tube
    Another trick ive learned is putting coffee down the tube. Works like a charm. My boss told me about this one day and it really did work when coke didnt
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Obamacare
    The news covered a story here that stated that "in response to obamacare" one of the local hospitals went on a hiring freeze and laid off 5200 employees. This was dec 2012
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. need help with ekg interpretation have access to anyone's acls book? I learned ekg's the best through that class. I had a rough time in school with them. I knew "oh crap you're dying" and "you are fine" lol but acls got me to...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Pediatric/Psychiatry Rotation Tips!
    In my school we were taught to bring the patient back to reality, for example tell the pt that baby was not real, but now working with a population that is more psych than medical you never tell a...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Embarrassing? (Ladies opinion)
    The depends are actually quite comfortable! Lol I saw a pp say the incontinence brief as could be an option. After baby number 2 I had literally no bladder control for a week. They will hold a full...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. New LPN/RN Pay Rate
    Area: omaha, nebraska Field: developmental disabilities medical support unit (ltc without elderly) Job: FT RN (new grad with ADN) Pay rate: $20.25
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  16. Signing RN behind my name
    I agree with the past few posters. I catch myself trying to sign with my rn on everything! Congrats on getting a job!! :)
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Passed RN NCLEX with 75 q in 45 mins
    Congrats! I didnt study either and passed in 75 questions and under an hour. I figured if I didnt know the info by then I never would know it!
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. ER RN's with anxiety disorders?
    I have anxiety disorder and found that a few lifestyle changes helped me the most. One caffeinated drink between the hours of 1000 and 1800, limit sugar intake, sleep 8hrs. Im not a big med taker...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. is your efficiency misinterpreted as lazy ?
    I went from a ltc where I had 35 residents to one where I only have 6. I have the same problem as you! I learned time management from when I had a lot of residents and even though I hated that job I...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  20. Pregnancy and Critical Care Nursing
    You should qualify for fmla by then. You need to work 1250 hours which is about 7months fulltime to qualify. Its 26 wks total unpaid. You only get that much total for working at a place I believe. I...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. Geri-Psych:  Does it exist?  (asked the naive new nurse)
    Here in nebraska/iowa we have a geri-psych facility but it is not very big. Most still end up in nursing homes and fall through the cracks.
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Do you think my boss is going to fire me? Advice please!
    I live in Iowa and i've never reported end of employment. You ltc sounds much like the one I was at when I worked as an lpn. I had 3 training shifts and left with 35 residents. I was always short on...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. indwelling urinary catheter protocol
    In my experience I have always called the doctor and found out what he wants to do. When it causes bleeding it can leak urine around the site so ive always just clarified
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Life, kids, work AND Nursing School...
    Most of my nursing school class your situation! I had a 1yr old when I started (3 when I graduated), worked full time, and still had the house to take care of. I honestly never saw an a but I...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Question of about indweling foley catheter procedure
    That is how it was being done with my case. New, sterile cath but clean procedure.
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance