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  1. School teacher wanting a career change - Is nursing for me?
    I have to agree with bluebonnet...spend a summer as a nursing assistant. I got my CNA cert before going to nursing school, and worked in a nursing home. I thought that working as a CNA at a...
    Oct 22, '15
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  2. PT fell... Now I'm paralyzed with fear
    Use this as a learning experience. All patients are fall risks. Every single one. My unit is not Ortho, but we have a policy to bed alarm all patients, unless verbally refused, and then we chart...
    Mar 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. When would you see D5 .45% NS w/ KCL used?
    What sort of disease processes/diagnoses would D5 1/2NS+KCl be used with? Anyone have experience using it with their patients?
    Jan 24, '14
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  4. Is this salary range realistic?
    RN licensure is different from LVN. Why not take the NCLEX but have your school send the information to the state of California instead? That way, you are just applying for a CA license, not...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Is this salary range realistic?
    I'm assuming your talking about the VA jobs? 90k would be at the top of the range...46k at the bottom. I would assume you would be starting at 46k, and there is a step-wise grade level (GS)...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. Nurse Tech and first patient fall. Worried about being fired.
    Use it as a learning opportunity...Dilauded + Neuro = bedside commode/bedpan. On my floor, I can't stay with everyone in the bathroom. It is unrealistic. But if they need that much...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. advise needed
    In my area, the hospital system offers a preceptor program for both new grades and nurses coming back to the acute care setting after being out of it a while. I feel that as long as you have good...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  8. New CNA- How to deal with body pain
    Make sure you have 2-3 pairs of shoes for work. Don't wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. Call a podiatrist office and see if there are shoe stores in your area they would recommend. Advil...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. How much do you owe in student loans?
    I can't believe, reading all these answers, that the Gov't seems to think the average student loan debt is $24k (or thereabouts). Do they not count all the private loans students take out because...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. sooo tired of staff without ANY compassion or empathy!!!
    I have to admit, this is a big concern of mine as well. I am still in nursing school, but I have already seen how much time nurses truly have to spend with their patients. I love caring for people,...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Nursing student got CNA job!
    Hey sduncan, just wanted to follow up and see how your med-surg experience is going?? After several months I definitely feel more comfortable with my responsibilities. Some days everything sails...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Can I Work as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant While in School?
    I started work as a CNA at a LTC just before the first day of class of my RN program. I am going into my second year of RN school, and now work at the hospital I hope to work at as a nurse. Being a...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Finding a job in Florida
    Personally, I have found that you just need to apply and see what happens. There is a lot of job availability in Lee County (not sure about the others). That said, there are also many people applying...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  14. I understand why people go the LPN route
    Sounds like you're trying to justify your own choices to allnurses readers!!! I say stop worrying about what others think, and go do what you need to do. I worked as a CNA in a LTC, now I work in a...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. To take on the MICU or not?
    hey troopers, how did your interview for the MICU job go? I think I might want to work ICU when I graduate. I thought it was because I wanted to be a CRNA, but after hanging out in surgery during a...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Nursing student got CNA job!
    I am also really interested to know how your job is going!!! I am not a new CNA, but I recently made the transition from LTC to a busy hospital floor. I too mostly work weekends due to my nursing...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. ICU panel interview - Help!!
    My advice would be that panel interviews are about seeing how the interviewee interacted with the interviewers. So personality counts for a lot! I would try to be really outgoing and bubbly, and...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. Has anyone ever worked as a CNA while going to nursing school full time?
    I do it, but yes, I am part-time. No more than 24 hours a week or so. I have not found it possible to be full time. There are so many extra things in addition to class. Then there is you and your...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Anyone NOT feel like they got hit by a truck?
    This happens to me as well, and I work 8's!! I haven't found a cure-all yet, but stretching and ankle circles help. If it gets me by my lunch break, I take an advil. It actually does help to fit in...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Type A personality, recently accepted in Nursing school, and anxiety
    Since you know your personality is like this, make sure you set aside time to break from the grind and anxiety of nursing school. Like, if you know you have a test coming up, study for a few days...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  21. When do you find time to work out?
    Short cardio workouts sound a lot more doable than 30-40 minutes sustained. I guess the intensity would be higher.
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. When do you find time to work out?
    Hey everyone. I am finishing up my intro semester of nursing school, and between full time school, part time job, homework, work asking me to come in for another shift ( im a prn), and finding time...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Changing Nursing for Hygienist
    I went back and forth between hygienist and nursing for a few years before focusing and finishing up prereqs for nursing. My thoughts were that as a hygienist, the job description is a lot less...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. "You won't like being a CNA!"
    Well said, ProudStudent. I am in nursing school and work as a CNA a lot of the days that I am not in class. It is really hard work. And the CNA training doesn't really prepare you for how hard it is...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Retraining Displaced Workers As Nurses
    I guess it depends on the state. I looked at the Employ Florida site, and they don't seem to have much beyond "These are schools that offer education programs", but it looks like you can go into a...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion