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    I tried Carrie tonight and it was fun....trouble is that I only got 6o minutes free trial and I'm too cheap to buy the version.!!

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    Quote from RNstudentBrian
    In 1991 when my DW was sitting for her exams, I made a tailgate lunch on both days for her and her buddies. I could see the strain on her and am so glad that I was able to test on the computer in just 1 hour and ten minutes. And only had to answer 75 questions,AND knew the results in just 48 hours.

    I remember eating my lunch in the parking ramp between test sections. Those were two very stressful days! Also, checking the mailbox every day for three months until I found out that I had passed the boards.

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    I started at $7.50 an hour as a GN in 1980. I had to wait for almost 3 months to hear if I passed state boards. I believe that as GN's, we could do anything that the RN's did, passing all meds, etc. Of course, I started working in the hospital where I was a student, but I think it was the same for the other grads who started work in other hospitals in the city.

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    [QUOTE=RunningWithScissors;1955763]Clinitest and Acetest.

    We used to press the tabs against urine soaked pads, that just never seemed very accurate to me!!!!:spin:

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    Anybody remember using circle beds? They actually were pretty cool...easy to do good skin care, too!

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    I think they portray a better image of nurses in general on ER than in some of the other TV medical shows on, but I do cringe when I hear demeaning comments made by the docs about them.
    Not related to this episode, but how did Carrie Weaver end up walking without her cain? I must have missed something somewhere.....

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    I went back to hospital nursing after being out for 18 years. Very scary stuff but I was motivated to do it. I did take a refresher course, which helped some, but I just needed to get in and do hands on stuff with the patients to get over my anxiety. I really tried to get along with the other nurses, HUCs, everyone and thanked people for all of their advice and help. I tried to exercise everyday that I could and did a lot of affirmative self talk (you can do this;this is a piece of cake, etc.) Good luck to you. If I can do it, you can, too!

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    I can sort of relate to what you are saying. I don't actually have the panic attacts, but I definately know about the anxiety and feeling of being overwhelmed. I don't know if you get any regular exercise, but I try to walk a couple miles every day on the treadmill. I can't believe how much calmer and peaceful I feel because of it. I also will meditate/pray as I am walking, tell myself that I am going to do fine once I get to work. It really does help. Anyway, I wish you the best. The first year of nursing is hard. Things do get better as time time passes.

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    I am so sorry to hear about all of this. I wish you the best. People do make mistakes, but I can tell that you are a very caring nurse that was trying to do the right thing. Take care of yourself.

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    I say get your RN. It never hurts to invest in your education. It also never hurts to have other options for your future, regardless what your situation is right now. Good luck!

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    I say get your RN. It never hurts to invest in your education. It also never hurts to have other options for your future, regardless what your situation is right now. Good luck!

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    No tips. I do understand what you're describing though. Sorry.

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    I started at $7.50/hour in 1980, in a hospital.


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