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catamounts30 BSN, RN

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catamounts30 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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    Houston TMC RN living options

    Thank you all ahead of time especially during these unprecedented times. I will be moving to Houston soon and can’t wait, will be a night shifter. I was wondering if you knew of some nice places to rent a safe apartment not too far from TMC? I was looking at Pearland and Memorial City areas, are they pretty cool? Thank you all again. Best regards
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    I found this nice book called cardiac surgery essentials from aacn I’ve been reading. Lots of useful information too.
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    First of all I’ve been there. This is not just you it’s a common mistake that happens all the time in fact most pharmacies don’t issue the solutions like this due to this fact. Secondly aside from some mild electrolyte derangement I’m sure you saw that your patient is fine. CRRT is a pain to get used to in the beginning especially if you have a weak nephrology service that is new to it or poor nurse education/orientation/support. Either way you can over come all these hurdles and will get a great handle on it; go in there like a boss, soldier on and take crrt all the time. We are all perfectionists in critical care and are extremely hard on ourselves for the better and sometimes worse. You kept that kid alive; keep it up and take more of them.
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    I was wondering if anyone has recently taken the csc and how they prepared ?
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    Open ICU jobs

    Hi there I was wondering if anybody was working at Albany med and If they had ICU openings ?
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    Nassau Community College Spring 2020 applicants

    Outstanding grades you should have no trouble has the class started ?
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    Army Nurse

    CONGRATS on graduation. Army is one of the easier branches to get into; I would highly advise you also to consider Navy and Air Force just because the quality of nursing and life are a lot better; however If you are interested in Army definitely go for it ! Also don’t forget Reserves is also a pretty good option especially if you want to do Humanitarian missions. Military hospitals are pretty mundane and you don’t see much critical care or advanced cases so you may want to do civilian ICU and military reserve on the side. I’ll send you a pm with recruiting suggestions. actually send me a message and I’ll tell you about the tuition assistance program they have through the reserves for CRNA school; I unfortunately can’t pm you. Best regards and welcome aboard !
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    RNs running ECMO on adult patients

    Just take the class. I've seen some colleagues with very questionable skills running ECMO; of which we have to watch very closely; anybody can learn it.
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    Scared RN 😱

    YOU WILL DO GREAT! Being scared is normal and a good thing it means you're learning and are humble. NP school is a BLAST! You will have some transitory anxiety in the beginning that will go away and as an NP will feel just as comfortable as you are now in your current job. One bit of advice.... GO TO NP SCHOOL ! All the best to you
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    Army Nurse

    Hi Spring, I was interested in processing as a 66S Army Reserve RN, I'd love to pm you but unfortunately it will not allow me. One of my biggest questions I wanted to ask someone as yourself directly was if I joined as a Critical Care RN, and let's say in a year or 2 wanted to attend crna school full time, I would continue to drill etc, but was wondering if they would then accommodate a new contract for a crna in the reserves?
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    ARMY STRAP detailed version

    This is absolutely and I appreciate your detailed overview. I was wondering if there would be any downside to joining the reserves as a Critical Care Nurses, and if I was then suddenly picked up to atten CRNA school? The recruiter mentioned it was possible to like do a new contract, etc, I'm actively applying to CRNA school so just don't want to get locked into an RN situation and not able to take advantage of STRAP and transition as a CRNA for the Reserves.
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    Army FY 2019

    Dear Msnapper, just a question regarding the Reserve side. If one was to join Reserves as a Critical Care Nurse, with the intent of ultimately being a Reserve CRNA, would it be possible to still attend CRNA schooling and obtain support from the Reserves to be a CRNA or do you have to finish the Nurse obligation?
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    New nurse (BSN RN) interested in joining Army Reserve

    Hi Pixie and Laura, I had a question regarding the reserve side. Ultimately I'm interested in becoming a CRNA in the Army Reserve, in the meantime I was wondering if it was possible to join as a Reserve Critical Care Nurse, just worried during that obligation if I was accepted to start a CRNA program would that interfere with my current obligation as a Nurse and then further processing a CRNA contract with the Army.
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    Army FY 2019

    Hi everyone, I had a question about Army Reserve Critical Care. I was interested in processing as a Critical Care Nurse however I was wondering what would happen if during this time I was accepted to a full time graduate program ie. CRNA ? If at that point would it be possible to then transition/apply to the STRAP CRNA contract all without completing the Nurse obligation?
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    Army Nurse Corp Reserves advice/input on experience 2016

    Agreed, i think the vision requirements are pretty liberal. congratulations!

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