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  1. CA Online Associates in Nursing?
    Western Governors offers an online BSN for people that do not already have an RN license. It is accredited and available for California students. You can find info here BSN with RN License | Online...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  2. Anyone who says she doesn't is lying
    Right documentation is critical. I've seen it dozens of times. If the medication is not documented properly the next nurse may not realize the medication has been given and give a second dose. This...
    Sep 11, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Non-US experience acceptable in TX hospitals
    I'm an ICU nurse in Corpus Christi Texas and the hospital I work for hires A LOT of foreign trained and experienced nurses. You shouldn't have a problem, at least in this area.
    Jun 3, '15
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  4. I start tomorrow!
    My second semester of nursing school one of my professors told me "it's going to get harder before it gets harder. When you feel like giving up, and you will, just think of that nurse you know that...
    Jan 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Need some comic relief from all this Ebola-ness?
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    I'm not sure where you're getting that it's not droplet spread because the CDCs own website says it can be spread by droplets but the CDC considers droplet transmission a form of contact. That is...
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  7. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    I had to call in late for work once because there was a moose on my doorstep. I had to wait for it to leave
    Oct 10, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    One night I was charge nurse and during the day shift there was a brand new travel nurse that completed her first day of her six week travel assignment. She left at about 8:15 which is pretty good...
    Oct 10, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Traditional or online
    I graduated from an online ADN program in 2011. I passed my boards in 40 minutes and 75 questions. I think it took longer to do the survey at the end of the test than the actual test. I was not an...
    Oct 10, '14
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  10. Sticky situation .. What would you do?
    I did my entire ADN program online and most of my prerequisites because that's what worked best for me, my family, and my work schedule. I didn't "copy" from my friend. I worked my arse off because I...
    Sep 29, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    I once had to call in late with no idea how late I would be because there was a moose literally sitting directly in front of my door. I opened my door to go to work and the moose looked at me and...
    Jan 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Professionals or "workers"
    I've worked in Alaska which is unionized and now I live in Texas which is not. There is a HUGE difference in the quality of work conditions and compensation directly related to the nursing union. Not...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. Enough already.... no, really
    My daughter broke her arm in school in second grade. The school nurse actually sent her back to class. My 8 year old self splinted her arm all day and when I picked her up I knew immediately it was...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Enough already.... no, really
    When people worry about math, the brain feels the pain This will explain those math headaches :)
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. What gadgets/tools do you own?
    I keep a sewing measuring tape that's waterproof etc so it can be cleaned between patients. Scissors, tape, and penlight are definitely necessities and of course a stethoscope goes without saying but...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. New grad touble getting a job---good alternative to hosptial to start?
    Maybe try a long term acute care hospital facility. Places like Kindred healthcare. Not sure where you live but there are bound to be facilities such as that nearby. Also maybe dialysis center. Just...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Loose teeth letter - thought I'd share...
    I have walked a half mile. I shadowed the school nurse at my daughters high school for a week. Her high school with over 1600 students, plus an additional area for students with children so we not...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Loose teeth letter - thought I'd share...
    Of course I don't feel all school nurses are bad. They're human just like the rest of us including myself. I'm just saying there may be more to all those "complaints" than meets the eye. Don't...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Loose teeth letter - thought I'd share...
    When my daughter was a 3rd grader she fell at PE and "hurt" her arm. The school nurse wasn't on duty for another hour so instead of calling me at home they had her sit in the nurses office for an...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. New Grad applicant walked on a unit today...
    I can see the other points of view but I found myself in a similar situation a while back and I did just what you did. I had applied and applied for a position that I knew I wanted and knew I was...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Del Mar College-spring 2012
    sorry for the late reply. The HESI is not bad at all. It's very basic. Reading, math, Anatomy and Physiology, and Chemistry. I took the test without even knowing what was suppose to be on the test. I...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. How much does a bag of fluids cost?
    I had to buy a similar bag of supplies but it contained several bags of fluids, a few sets of tubing, foley catheter kit, suctioning kit, ng tube, piston and syringe set, fake insulins, needles and...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. Which comprehensive review is best?
    I had both and honestly the Kaplan questions although a lot harder than the Saunders questions were structured identical to NCLEX. I'm glad as frustrated as I got with their questions that I stuck...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Atrial Flutter vs Atrial Tachycardia with AV block
    Yeah the only blocks atropine is usually used for is mobitz 1 or complete heart block. Wouldn't work for Second degree type 2. Chase I worked as a monitor tech for 12 years before going to nursing...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. Curious Observations Regarding Job Postings
    Slaveheart, I graduated nursing school at the ripe old age of 35. That was last December. I had a job on a busy med-surg tele floor before I even took my NCLEX. I'll tell you the same thing I...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance