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  1. Last birthday
    Not exactly nursing related, but as fellow nurses who may have loved and lost someone, I know many of you may be able to relate... This weekend is my mother's birthday. She will be 51. Unlike...
    Aug 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Intervention for low HCT, Hgb, and Lymphocytes
    I don't even think this qualifies as critical thinking-- just thinking!
    Jun 28, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Need help thinking of this IV drug for pulmonary HTN
    Jun 26, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Drug discrepancy double standard
    A few days ago immediately following report- mind you when every nurse on shift is in the room- my charge nurse turns to me and says loudly, " I need to speak with you about a discrepancy." I noticed...
    Feb 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Which specialty of RN nursing finds the most satisfaction
    I think that depends on personal interests. Postpartum is relatively low stress and many nurses love it- however I don't find it enjoyable at all. It really is based on what you find interesting or...
    Jul 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Does anyone know?
    I don't believe it is a law, but I've seen stranger laws...
    Jun 30, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Is this Normal?  Need some perspective!
    Has no one ever worked with a nurse intern? A lot of the posters appear horrified that the OP is passing meds and working as a nurse without a license. This is what nurse interns do. They work under...
    Jun 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Don't Cry
    I feel like an idiot! I've been a student nurse in the ICU for 3 months. Today I was assisting the doctor while he put in an arterial line. This patient was a horrible stick. The patient's brother,...
    Jun 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Can a nurse be an EMT??
    You cannot work as an EMT without a state or national certification. There are so many things that I learned in EMT training that we never discussed in nursing school and the contexts of practice are...
    May 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Sending out an S.O.S
    Thank you all for replying! Do you think it would be most beneficial to stay in the ICU or to go ahead and go to OR (since that is where I'd like to work upon graduation)? Can't I just pretend I...
    May 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Sending out an S.O.S
    I am lost and I would appreciate some input. I started as a student nurse in the ICU 2 months ago. I have been learning a lot and I really like the staff. However, I was just approached by the OR...
    May 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Why do a lot of people aim for the bare minimum?
    If they barely sketch by in class, there is no way they will be getting into a CRNA program!
    Jan 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. NOTHING is working out --need some advice Ivy Tech Evansville
    I go to Ivy Tech. It was a fast decision I made in applying, hence a very fast process of applying, taking TEAS, attending the information meeting, and transferring. I actually did not even go to my...
    Jan 4, '09
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  14. Nursing STUDENT doesn't mean NURSE!!!!
    I know exactly how you feel. Everyone in my family expects that I can diagnose them. I have to tell them that I know nothing and that the doc knows best (or at least I hope so!). I have even given my...
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. how do you feel after an interview?
    When I am nervous I tend to do one of 3 very annoying things... 1- bobble my head when I talk 2- fold my hands like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons 3- ramble I always feel horrible after...
    Nov 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. 2 years pre-req?? HELP!
    You generally only need the 2 years experience if you have an ASN. If you have completed an BSN, you can usually continue straight into an MSN program. However, I have to agree with most that it...
    Nov 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. how do i study for 2nd semester RN school?
    I'd set up an appointment with your instructor and ask him/her specifically what they would suggest you do. Good luck raising your grade. I'm rooting for you!
    Oct 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. EMT-B as well as CNA?
    Do you realize that the paramedic program is often a 2 year associates program- which would take you just as long as an ASN? I myself work as an EMT while currently in nursing school. A lot of...
    Oct 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. to mask or not to mask
    The patient is in isolation for his protection not to protect others from him. Everyone should absolutely be wearing a mask whether they had previous contact with him or not to keep him from...
    Oct 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. can i train my squemish stomach?
    If you think the sight of things will upset your stomach- just wait until you experience the smells!
    Oct 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Any RN Program
    I go to Ivy Tech and I got in straight away. If you do well in the prereqs (all As) and do good on the TEAS you are pretty much guaranteed to get in immediately. So if you don't want to wait, I...
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How to become a Life Flight nurse?
    Contact your local hospital that has a flight crew and ask if they have a ride along program. I just did my ride along and now I am more in love with the specialty than ever! Good luck getting...
    Oct 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. does anyone have any info on drug interactions?
    i assume because a drug handbook doesn't say otherwise. i assume because a pharmacist, whose entire wealth of knowledge is drugs, has no reason to believe otherwise. i assume because my own...
    Oct 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. does anyone have any info on drug interactions?
    Dantrium can't be given with CNS depressants. I am assuming that since Ritalin is a stimulant, you are in the clear.
    Oct 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. care plan for cystic fibrosis with episode of major hemoptysis
    Risk for aspiration
    Sep 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion