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dianah has 46 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Cath Lab/Radiology.

CA girl, born in Hawaii, raised in Northern CA, live in So. Cal last 35 yr

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    Chemeketa Fall 2021

    A gentle reminder, to refrain from posting names or initials or any identifiers for nursing program staff, per the Terms of Service. Several posts within the thread have been edited for this. Thank you, and we hope you hear good news soon!
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    Lone Star Fall 2021 ADN

    There are two approved ways of creating a special area for your cohort on this site. One: create a facebook page. This link may be posted. Two: create a "club" for your cohort by clicking on the Breakroom link in the yellow bar to the left of this page. Then click on “Create A New Club” in the green bar at the top of the page, and follow instructions. References to other than these two avenues will be moved from view, to comply with the Terms of Service. Thank you.
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    Stanford New Grad Residency Spring 2021

    No worries! 🙂
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    RCC Fall 2021 Nursing

    There are two approved ways of creating a special area for your cohort on this site. One: create a facebook page. This link may be posted. Two: create a "club" for your cohort by clicking on the Breakroom link in the yellow bar to the left of this page. Then click on “Create A New Club” in the green bar at the top of the page, and follow instructions. References to other than these two avenues will be moved from view, to comply with the Terms of Service. Thank you.
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    Stanford New Grad Residency Spring 2021

    Just a gentle reminder of some of the Terms of Service: Under Information About Others: ..."Please do not give out personal identifying information about yourself or others. Do not name names where anyone could identify any person in any facility including your nursing programs or place of employment." Several posts have been edited (some heavily). If you wish to post a page taken from the school's site, remove any identifiers and names before posting. Or just quote the pertinent information without a screen shot. Thank you, and we wish you success in getting admitted to the program of your choice!
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    Stony Brook Basic BSN Fall 2021

    Hello, a gentle reminder: There are two approved ways of creating a special place for your cohort. One is to create a facebook page. This link may be posted. The second is to create a Club, by clicking on the Breakroom link (upper left-hand side of the yellow bar), and following instructions in the green bar at the top of the page to Create A New Club. Posting references to other than these two ways is prohibited, and any such references will be moved from public view. Thank you for your understanding, and we wish you success in your Nursing program!
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    Starting in Cath Lab- nervous

    So many thoughts running through my head right now! Cath lab is definitely stimulating, but possibly, with fewer overall unknowns. Pts have already been worked up, to a certain extent (well, except the STEMIs who come rolling through, and those who crash on the table during a cath). You only deal with one pt at a time. It is more procedure-oriented, yet patient-oriented at the same time. You may not get as many adrenalin rushes as with ER. Some observers have asked me, "doesn't it get boring? You do the same thing every day!" Yah, well, every person is different. They present differently, the reason we are doing the cath differs from person to person, and the outcomes differ (this one goes for CABG, this one for DES X2, this one's arteries looked smooth as a baby's butt!). You will learn much more about cardiac anatomy and physiology and pharmacology. Being on call will probably provide you the adrenalin rush you like 😉 Hopefully you will work with a solid team. Take advantage of all the orientation time you can. Best to you, keep us informed how it goes!
  9. There are two approved ways of creating a special area for your cohort on this site. One: create a facebook page. This link may be posted. Two: create a "club" for your cohort by clicking on the Breakroom link in the yellow bar to the left of this page. Then click on “Create A New Club” in the green bar at the top of the page, and follow instructions. References to other than these two avenues will be moved from view, to comply with the Terms of Service. Thank you.
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    Vacation Destinations!

    Best driving vacation was going up 395 from So Cal to Tahoe. It is so amazing, with the Sierras to the west, and the Owens Valley to the east, as you head north. Stop by Bodie (some miles of dirt road to a preserved mining town), stop by Mammoth Lakes, stop by Bishop (Schatt's Bakery!), Mono Lake, June Lake Loop, dip into Yosemite "the back way" (an awesome place) --- we will do it again and again and never tire of it! Have been to France three times. First two times (20 yr ago), was just Paris (well, we took in Versailles too ;) ), as sil had a part-time job teaching there and visited family between teaching. She rented an apartment and invited me to come along. It was (as mentioned in a previous post) liberating, to take the Metro by myself, to see the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral, and the beautiful sights of Paris. Two years ago we went again (sil had retired from teaching), landed in Paris, rented a car, and drove all over France, visiting her relatives and seeing the country. It was a wonderful trip! Went to the Lascaux caves, and saw other sights as we drove (even stayed in a condo overlooking Mont Blanc, and attended the La Roche Bluegrass Festival). Such a memorable trip! Another wonderful trip: cruise to Alaska! Left from Seattle, and gone for a week, in September two years ago. Beautiful, beautiful, amazing vistas and sights! (and we brought instruments and met up with other musicians on the cruise, and played music when we weren't out sightseeing)! One I would do again!
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    Are Nurses at the VA required to get the shot?

    Vaccine is a voluntary thing at the VA. I have no information about State or County levels.
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    Is it wise to work from home?

    This is a gentle reminder to post to the subject of the thread only, as tangent discussions tend to derail the thread. Thank you.
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    NYU ABSN FAll 2021

    Several posts have been edited or removed, to comply with Terms of Service. Please think twice before posting, and refrain from personal attacks and off-topic comments, which derail the thread. Thank you, and we wish you success in gaining entry to the Nursing program of your choice!
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    RN license renewal

    How close are you to Sacramento? Not kidding. It might be worth your while, if you are unable to reach anyone by phone (long waits seem the 'norm'), it might be profitable for you to drive there and go to the office in person. Otherwise, continue to call. Start early in the day and be prepared to be on hold for a long time. Have all your questions and info ready. If you have more than one issue, state at the beginning, "I have three things I need to find out. The first is ---" (I read of ppl getting one issue answered, and then the person on the other end hung up, thinking they were done!). Take down the person's name who helps you. I found this on their website, re: re-entry programs: https://www.RN.ca.gov/careers/inactiverns.shtml Good luck to you!!
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    Tall OR nurses?

    Do what you can to be comfortable when starting IVs or doing straight caths. Anything to preserve your back! Maybe something to bring up at staff meetings?