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    Does anyone know of a website that will give you the mortality and morbidity rates for your zip code or city?
    I need the top 2 morbidities and top 2 mortalities?
    Thanks for any help you can give!

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    Hey, I started 3rd semester at MATC p/t... I only took 109 this past semester and did really well (much lower stress). This fall, I will be taking 110, 112 and clinical. I failed 106 and had to repeat it so i'm finishing up the program p/t because we all know what happens if we fail 2 classes. I took Henning and Gastrau for 109, it's not an easy course, probably the most challenging of them all but both instructors are great. This is one of those classes where you HAVE to study A LOT and really, really understand the units to do well on the exams. DO NOT TAKE 109 ONLINE. Many people I know took it online and said it was horrible.
    110 use to be offered online but hasn't been the last few semesters which really sucks because I've heard from several people 110 should be taken online.
    I started the program with the students who just graduated in May but because I didn't pass 106 I was left behind. Most every one of them said that 3rd semester was by far the most challenging and 4th semester was much less stress.
    Good luck in 3rd semester!

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    Quote from solitas
    Hi Koko. I remember being there as well, I learned what got people fired and what kept people employed. First let me give you some advice . Don't talk and don't joke. Watch what goes on and learn who's your friend and who's your enemy (those that will screw you over). Remember that if you get fired, most likely they'll report you to the state board of nursing. So if you ever get written up A) ask for someone impartial to witness it (you can request it per the federal board of labor relations), and deny it in writing if you can if its untrue on the write up sheet, get NSO malpractice insurance (it's about $45 a year for new grads). Remember, nobody is really your friend, when it comes down to it, you're on your own. If management wants you gone, you're gone. You can never be perfect and they will find the mistakes and nail you for them. So do your best to make them happy. If you get a written warning and you feel it was unwarranted because they were targeting you, then remember that's a prelude to being fired. Quit. Jobs maybe hard to come by, but Nursing Licenses are even harder. Which, gets me to the next point, save money for being unemployed and needing an attorney. If you don't know how to do something, ask for help from someone you know and if you can't get help look up procedures. This advice is for a worst case scenario that happens to more nurses than you'd know.

    If a CNA brings something up to you (like a red mark on the coccyx or a slight temperature, change in LOC) not only should you address you... DOCUMENT IT. Skin tends to be a big deal in rehab so if the red mark is unblanchable or the bruise is new...you need to call and doc and check for orders.

    Tankweti don't talk about your baccalaureatte degrees...in fact....don't talk....I'm telling you...they are sneaky. Don't **** them off.

    Nurses eat their young. Nurses shoot their wounded. Corporations wil eat you up and spit you out like your nothing and will ruthlessly lie and trash your career if their profit margin ever gets threatened. Don't trust them.

    I'm investing and going to school in another field. I now realize why 1/3-1/2 of all nurses quit.
    OH Geesh! This makes me feel much better??

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    hey everyone,
    i'm currently a registered nursing student and in our program if you complete 2 semesters of clinicals you can take the lpn exam. well i did, passed and applied to a job posting for a lpn in a sub acute rehab floor in a nursing home and got the job.
    i'm very excited but also very nervous. i mean, this is my first nursing job and from my understanding of a rehab floor it's really like a med surg floor of a hospital meaning you will use/learn a ton of nursing skills. i'm sure all this will be very helpful in my nursing career but i haven't used them or mastered any of my skills yet because this is my first job. i have a preceptor for 5 days and then i'm on my own...
    my fears are the other nurses not being so nice and expecting me to know everything. i hear so many horror stories about nurses who eat their young and how mean they can be. i know i shouldn't worry about that now since i haven't even started officially but it's on my mind.
    does anyone have new nurse job experiences or advice on what to expect as a new nurse?

    thanks!

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know what effect hypertension would have on preload, afterload and cardiac ouput?
    I would think they would all be increased??

    Also, out of the acyanotic heart defects in children, which one has symptoms very distinct from the rest?
    I would think coarctation of aorta because of the increased upper body blood pressure and decreased lower body blood pressure?

    Thanks for you help guys!

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    Thanks everyone! :heartbeat
    All the info was very helpful.

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    Hi,
    Does Digoxin increase K in cells and decrease Na and Ca? So does it move Na and Ca out of cells and keep potassium in the cell?
    It's kinda confusing!

    Thanks!

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    Hey everyone,
    I'm doing cardiac stuff now and this isn't coming easy like some other systems.

    So, in heart failure, you have more volume of blood in the ventricles at the end of diastole but less cardiac output? Can someone explain why this is?

    Also, do all the cardiac drugs that someone would take for heart failure cause a decrease in the afterload, preload and cardiac output?

    Thanks for you help!

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    $17-20 for new grads in the Milwaukee area.
    If you're in the field for awhile (5+ years) you will probably cap at $24-25
    However, this is strickly LTC i'm talking about.
    You will make much less money in most jobs that are not in LTC.

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    Hey everyone!

    I'm having a hard time understanding when/who to give hypertonic solutions to?
    Since hypertonic solutions cause cells to shrink, why would you give it to someone with fluid volume overload?

    I mean, if someone has too much fluid, why would you want to add more? Woudn't you want to avoid IV's all together and use diuretics to get rid of the fluid?

    Thanks for any help I can get with this!

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    Hey everyone,
    I'm a registered nursing student who just took the LPN boards and I'm looking for Job.
    Does anyone know of a LTC facility in Milwaukee or the burbs that will hire LPN's without much experience besides school clinicals?
    I'm noticing most places are asking for at least a year of experience.
    I certainly wish I could get the experience some place.

    Thanks!

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    I'm in my 3rd semester and just started learning about fluid electrolyte/hypo/hyper/isotonic IV solutions.
    This is like learning a foreign language for me.

    Question one (and i'm sure it's totally stupid) but how do you know if an IV solution is hypo/iso/hyper? I mean do you just memorize all the different IV solutions? I know that 0.9% saline and lactated ringer are isotonic solutions from memory but I don't know why they are???

    Also, does anyone know a website that really breaks this stuff down? My med surg book isn't working for me.

    Thanks!

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    As long as we finish the 2 year Associate degree Nursing Program in 4 years, we can go part time or full time. I went full time the first 2 semesters and so that means if I want to go part time I just have to finish the program within 3 years. However, even at this point if I go part time I will finish it in 2 years.
    I guess every school is different.

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    I'm going into my 3rd semester of 4 in a RN program and I'm considering going part time until I finish. The work load is SO stressful and I feel like I would comprehend the information better if it wasn't so much at one time.
    However, many of the instructors and other students say it is better to go full time if you can because people who go part time do much worse on the NCLEX because the information isn't as fresh in your mind.
    Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions on this?

    Thanks!

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    Hey,
    Does anyone know if you HAVE to pass the HESI in order to graduate from MATC's RN program in the last semester?
    If so, do you get to try more than once or is it a one time test and if you fail you're out of the program?

    Thanks!


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