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    caliotter3 likes this.

    I found something I liked as soon as I graduated and I'll keep wearing it as long as they keep making it. I've had no interest in shopping around for anything else over the past eight years.

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    Quote from Boonaz
    Hello! I am apply for nursing school in 2019. I am highly concerned that I won't get into nursing school and if I do get into nursing school that I won't be granted my RN license due to a mistake as a kid. When I was 16 I got arrested for larceny or grand theft as some call it. It was a shoplifting incident, my friend and I got charged together with 3rd degree felony. I did a diversion program that resulted in all charges being abandoned/dropped and the case was closed. I have not gotten into any other trouble since the one time. It has been 8 years since that happened and I have worked for Disney and a mental health company that both required excessive background checks and I was cleared for both. I live in Florida. Any advice on whether or not I stand a chance of getting in and then qualifying for my RN?? Thank you!
    I think you have an excellent chance of clearing any hoops that may pop up. I'm not a lawyer, not a BON employee, and not in Florida. So take my opinion for what it's worth- not much.

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    Look before you leap ...especially with regard to possibly continuing your education. Sometimes these types of schools won't enable you to transfer any credit. If you decide to go to RN school in the future, you may not qualify for a bridge program. Instead, you may be starting from scratch.

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    brownbook, Kitiger, and LindseyPar like this.

    I've almost fainted three times, but recovered after slumping to the floor. Once was from an accucheck. Once was during a colostomy bag change. The final time was during a csection. C sections do bother me because of the pulling and twisting. The accucheck was also done with a twisting motion for some ungodly reason that I'll never understand. I have no issue with colostomies, so I'm not sure what was going on there. These all happened in school over eight years ago and I haven't had a problem since. You're not the only one.

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    Leader25, ICUman, hawaiicarl, and 2 others like this.

    Quote from 7/6/18R.N.TGBTG
    I have 6 children, Im 42, and have been on government assistance since becoming a mother.
    I'm 99.9% sure that this was said in "fun". After all, it has nothing to do with the question and was asked by someone with a shiny, new account. I was impressed that no one had taken the bait ...but Annie, you're now being reeled in!! Let go of the hook and swim away.

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    Quote from knotizer12
    I have a resident who gets, among other things, scheduled digoxin and metoprolol during his 0800 med pass. Both meds have a parameter on them to hold if AP is less than 60. His Apical was 61; I gave his metoprolol and held his digoxin.

    My rationale is that both drugs slow the HR. This resident has higher than average blood pressure usually so I gave his metoprolol because it would lower his blood pressure.

    I'm always open to learning how (and if) I screwed up, so what do y'all think?
    I'll typically give one, then go recheck in an hour and decide on the other.

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    Quote from AndrewRN22
    Helping out a nurse pass her meds cause she was busy. Had to pass a short acting and long acting insulin, subq in the arm. No blood that I recall, I mean it was Subq. Feel horrible that while capping both needles I managed to prick my pinky. Never had a needle stick before and I noticed a small drop of bleeding from my pinky. Washed it out with soap and water. I did all the researching even looked at previous forums on the site. I know its low but cant shake the feeling. Yes patient is hep C + .
    If you looked at other posts on the site, you probably saw that they usually get closed. We're not able to offer each other medical advice, so just follow your employer's procedures and follow up with your health care provider.

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    amandaxyo and brownbook like this.

    Quote from amandaxyo
    Hello everyone,

    Has as anyone started in med/surg and decided they didn't like it so they went to another specialty? If so, what speciality did you go to and how do you like it ?

    ive been a nurse for 8 months on med/surg and I really don't think it's for me. I love that I'm getting experience here that I can take with me in my nursing career but I don't think I can stay on this type of unit long term.
    I moved to psych, but they keep floating me back to med/surg ...and sometimes to ER, but only as a 1:1.

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    silverbat likes this.

    Quote from MunoRN
    Current recommendations are to only replace PIV's when clinically indicated based on assessment. There never was actually any evidence to support changing PIV's every 3-4 days in the first place, and multiple RCT's showed no increased risk with changing PIV's based on assessment vs a time schedule. There are however established risks with each IV start, so excessively rotating IV sites is of no benefit and actually exposes the patient to increased risk.

    The first of these studies was done in 2008, by 2010 Cochrane had published their position that PIV sites should only be changed based on assessment finding of complications, over the next few years all of the professional organizations had changed their recommendations to changing sites based on assessment rather than a timeframe.
    Interesting! This is either not well known or not well respected. A change every 72 hours has been a rule at each job I've had since I've been a nurse. Most of them don't even make it that long, though.

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    Quote from ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    I work at a hospital where we sometimes end up with patients for weeks and months. I've taken to tracking my IVs and how long they last.

    I had one that was at 21 days when the patient was discharged and another at 27 days at discharge. Right now I have one that's at 40 days and counting...

    What's the longest that you've had a PIV line last?
    Unless PIV means something different than I think it means, three days is the maximum amount of time we're allowed to keep one in any specific site. I can imagine reporting off to the next nurse that the IV was put in 40 days ago ...it wouldn't go well!

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    jjsiegal likes this.

    Your question has been around for a while, so I'll tell you what I do know.
    Hospital jobs are typically sought after by CNAs, but there are many more nursing home than hospital positions available.
    I've worked in a few states, although not yours. I can't think of any "new" CNA I've ever worked with. They seem to have all started in SNFs.
    It may not be impossible to start in a hospital, but it seems unlikely from what I've observed.

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    I think I admire NICU and trauma the most, although I'd never want to do either one of them.

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    Well, at this point you'd be quitting with no alternative. Applying and actually getting hired are two very different things.
    You could apply and see if they're interested. If they are, then you have a decision to make.

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    JadedCPN, Swellz, ICUman, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from broughden
    1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 are all open to the public. So all except two of those listed.
    That's funny ...2 and 5 were the only ones I looked at.

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    Quote from broughden
    1. DOD positions- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498070100
    2. Civilian navy nurse position in Okinawa- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505709800
    3. Nurse Practitioner position with the CIA- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494073900
    4. Civilian Nurse position with air force in Guam- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501282200
    5. LPN position in Baumholder, Germany- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504702500
    6. US Army civilian nurse in Hawaii- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504710900 and https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505067500
    7. Nurse Practitioner with Peace Corps- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/503957800
    The "this job is open to" section shuts out most of us.


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