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    RN to BSN Programs

    Hi all, does anyone know of a RN to BSN, online program that won't break the bank?
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    Orientation

    How allnurses, was just wondering how many patients were you up to by the end of your second week of orientation. I work on a cdu unit and we do a lot of admissions and discharges and it takes up a lot of time. I am only up to two patients and I still don't fully understand the process. What is everyone else doing, help!
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    Orientation

    How allnurses, was just wondering how many patients were you up to by the end of your second week of orientation. I work on a cdu unit and we do a lot of admissions and discharges and it takes up a lot of time. I am only up to two patients and I still don't fully understand the process. What is everyone else doing, help!
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    How long was your orientation

    Thanks everyone.
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    How long was your orientation

    Yeah, Im a new grad, I have been out of school since May 2012.
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    Need Advice! I have to make decision by Monday.

    This is a no brainer, take the new job! In the end, you have to do whats best for you, not your friends.
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    Dorsey's LPN Program

    where is dorsey located?
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    How long was your orientation

    Hi allnurses, I was wondering how long was your orientation. I will be working on a 23 hour observation unit and I believe my orientation will be about 4 to 6 weeks. I'm hired for on midnights and I will only spend two weeks on days, then I start nights. Do you guys think that's enough time. I'm a bit concerned as others seem to have anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks or more. I live in Michigan but please do not post there, as there is hardly any activity/response there. Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!
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    Brain Sheet

    Thanks a lot everyone, I appreciate yall comments. Yeah, I suppose I'll c what works for me, looks like there really isn't anything standard as far as brain sheets go. I will be going on the floor next Tuesday, so, of course I'm trying not to freak out. I will only be on days for two weekends, then I go on nights, not sure for how long, but do you guys think 2 weeks is long enough on days?
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    Angry Nurse here!

    Wow, I probably would have been fired too; I have low blood sugar and you are PREGNANT, it would have been on!! He's so ignorant, if he's stealing lunches, there's no telling what else he's stealing! His manager needs to definately be told about this.
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    Brain Sheet

    Cool, thanks, this helps a lot.
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    Brain Sheet

    Thanks guys, your comments are very helpful, as I was wondering how a brain sheet would be helpful on this type of unit. Any other tips would be greatly appreciated as well. Anyone know what the a day is like on the unit. I will be on midnights, thanks again!
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    Brain Sheet

    Happy New Year allnurses! I will be starting my new job in a 23 hour observation unit and was wondering if anyone had a good brain sheet or any type of organizational tips I could use to help me with the whole process. I'm very excited and nervous of course. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Should I just use a regularly med surg brain sheet? Thanks in advance.
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    People think I am stupid

    Im not even practicing yet, and I thought thats how you were suppose to give them.
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    Hardest thing about nursing school?

    Clinical was extremely hard for me, but make sure you see all you can and do all you can, will help you in the end. Im a new nurse about to venture in my first nursing job and I feel so unprepared; but all my friends tell me that nursing is pretty much hands on and that is where you learn everything, on the floor. Really practice your skills and try to do them in the clinical setting though so you can be comfortable at it. I loved class time and wished thats all we had to do, but if thats the case we wouldn't be nursing, now would we, lol.
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    old student

    Get a good nclex book, I used saunders like a bible as I was rusty in content. I also used nclex 3500, pda, and had access to kaplan. I probably did about 4000 questions before my test, they actually help you studying, reading the rationales and all. I went over every system in saunders. Some say to do a lot of questions, which is true but you definately need to know the content. I studied practically everyday doing at least 50 questions a day. Good luck to you, on exam day, really read the question and take your time, you can do it. I studied for about 3 months.