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  1. NW Arkansas
    I work in sicu at Northwest medical center in Springdale, Ar. I don't believe that any hospital in this area has a cv icu, but each of the three major area hospitals has a cvor with a good deal of...
    May 27, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  2. Male Nurses on the rise and they make more money
    If there is a gender gap, someone tell me where to go. My wife and I, both RNs, started our careers at a Tyler, TX hospital both making the same new grad rate. Now, working in an SICU in northwest...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Am I doing the right thing? New nurse getting butt kicked
    I am 1 1/2 years out of school. I worked my first year in a med-surg float pool, but as of July, have been in SICU. I can definitely identify with having been extremely nervous before work for the...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Which is better RN cert. from a community college or BSN
    Looking at thelittledoe's post--if you can indeed get a BSN in the same amount of time, I'd go for it.
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Which is better RN cert. from a community college or BSN
    It depends on several factors. First of all, as others have said, it depends on where you're located. I'm in northwest Arkansas. I graduated with my ADN from the local community college and I have...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. Nursing license and state residency
    You should be able to take the NCLEX anywhere so long as you get the authorization to test from your state BON. But, per my understanding, you must be a resident of the state in which you seek...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  7. Needing Advise
    I really get my fill of this crap. We had a nurse in our SICU recently receive a write up for failing a core measure. A patient was ordered to have a foley out a certain date after surgery. That day,...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nursing license and state residency
    I didn't take the time to read other responses, so forgive me if I'm repeating information. I've a little experience with state hopping. I was initially licensed in Arkansas and immediately moved...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  9. Nursing student resume question
    I wouldn't include the skills performed in clinicals unless anything stands out. For example, if you were given some award in nursing school for your clinical performance, you might include it....
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  10. Discrimination of Men as nurses?
    I had one instructor who seemed to pick on the paperwork of the few guys we had in our class--and at one point made a statement to the effect of men are no good at paperwork. Considering that my...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. Transfusing blood
    I've also been taught both ways by different preceptors. I haven't checked to see if my facility has a policy on it, but I prefer to prime with blood for the same reason you gave. If you're...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing