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  1. Traveling Nurse Couple+Kids
    Looking for tips on husband/wife travel nursing with small kids. I know some people do it....I would like to hear first hand experiences from people who do. How do you ensure you get to work opposite...
    Dec 23, '15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. ASN, then BSN question..
    I second the idea to check out the market for ASN grads. I read stuff on here saying that some areas hire no ASNs or that ASNs are hired only in departments that nobody else wants to work. I chose to...
    Oct 29, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Stuck between two courses/jobs
    I would look at the hospitals that you would be applying to and see what they are hiring for these types of positions that you seek. I did not have any kind of advising when I was in your situation...
    Oct 28, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Unexpected pregnancy in nursing school?!
    I had a girl in my class that was pregnant with twins until a couple weeks before we finished. She didnt have any problems at all... I work with like 4-5 pregnant chicks right now. It's against the...
    Oct 26, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Pediatric Neurology Help!
    I am a fan of "The NeuroICU Book" and clinical neuroanatomy by goldberg
    Oct 25, '15
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. U.S. Army Comt Medic to Civilian World
    If you are looking for critical patients, critical care would be the place to be. Emergency nursing would probably be closer to what you were doing (assess, triage, maybe stabilize, hand off to the...
    Oct 23, '15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. I have 3 months to prepare for nursing school. What is the best way to prepare?
    My advise is to enjoy yourself while u still can!
    Oct 23, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Salary and Benefit of ADN vs BSN
    No difference in pay anywhere that I have worked (north and south louisiana). New grad ASN/ADNs are still getting hired everywhere I have worked (large hospitals- ICU setting). I recently finished...
    Oct 22, '15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. AA vs AS
    If nursing is your first choice and computer science is the back up plan, I would be working on the prereqs for nursing school first. Apply to nursing school as soon as you are able. If you dont get...
    Oct 22, '15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Post-tpa bp
    Less than 180 in my facility
    Oct 17, '15
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  11. I paid 200 dollars for pvt
    Worked for me 3 years ago immediately after the test... After reading all of the negativity in this thread, it seems like a completely different perspective... Pvt was the real deal! worked for all...
    Aug 27, '15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Nurses with pedometers - How far do you walk?
    As an ICU nurse with 2 pts I typically take 10-15,000 steps. I am occasionally the float/ resource nurse on our 34 bed unit. I go on a lot of MRI and CT trips when resourcing and I took almost 30,000...
    Aug 26, '15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  13. Traveling RN Wants to Get BSN While On the Road
    I am just finishing up the University of Louisiana Lafayette RN-BSN program. Its all online, you can finish in 1 year or drag it out for as long as 5 years... Cost is $9500... I could have easily...
    Aug 26, '15
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  14. Do I need a professional resume writer?
    I will have to agree with Craig. I have filled out several applications on line; most career pages use their own format, and you just fill out as you go. Sometimes there is a place at the end to copy...
    Jun 29, '15
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  15. Enrolling in online RN to BSN after NCLEX:  Should I work?
    I would like to point out that the year to 18 months that it takes you to complete your RN-BSN is a long time that you will have to forget everything you learned in your ADN. I am doing online RN to...
    Jun 27, '15
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  16. Colorblind Flight Nurse in Military?
    I am very interested in joining the AFR or Air Guard as a Flight Nurse or CCAT, however I have been unable to locate any info regarding color vision requirements for Flight Nursing. I am Red/Green...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Propofol Increasing HR?
    Before I read that you gave Hydralazine, I was gonna ask if you gave some. Hydralazine is known to raise HR. Nothing a little labetalol cant fix though.
    Sep 18, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. List of programs for nurses who wish to become paramedics
    I've done a lot of searching and creighton seems like the best option. I'd definitely like to hear if anyone comes up with something comparable.
    Jul 24, '14
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  19. Critical Care Charge Nurses
    I have 2 jobs. One place that I work, the charge takes the same load as everyone else. The other place that I work, the charge nurse does not take patients unless we are short staffed or get a ton of...
    Jun 29, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. How long did you study for CCRN?
    I was a critical care nurse for a year and a half. I watched the Laura Gasparis DVDs at work one week, then I watched them again over the course of 3 days that I was off work (the last 3 days before...
    Jun 29, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. ICP monitoring and ventricular drain.
    In my unit, we close it when turning or bathing the pt, when we go on trips (CT, MRI, etc), and when we have an order to close it usually followed by a CT the following morning to see if the EVD can...
    Jun 29, '14
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  22. ICU RNs running CRRT?
    Our ICU RNs do CRRT. It is 1:1. It's not a big deal... probably much easier than you think... the machine basically runs itself
    Jun 29, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. looking for self study materials.
    "The Neuro ICU Book" by Kiwon Lee is a common book floating around our Neuro ICU. Although I have never read it (reading is not my thing), many of the other nurses seem to think its the best. Sorry I...
    May 31, '14
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  24. Drugs to know in the Neuro Icu
    In our Neurosurgical ICU the most common drugs are as follows: Nimotop Decadron Keppra 3% and 7.5% Sodium Potassium Tylenol for fever Mannitol Levophed for low BP Cardene for high BP
    May 31, '14
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  25. Former Cardiac Patient Entering Nursing
    I think you are on the right track. It sounds like you have your goal and the steps it takes to get there. The only thing left is doing it. Good luck to you! and maybe you can give us an update or...
    May 19, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing