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  1. Am I crazy to consider this?

    Thanks all for your posts. I have plenty of time to think about it, but it has just been on my mind alot. I know I have worked as a nurse for the last five years and I am very ready career wise to start a new challange. I have also been t...
  2. Did you work when going to nursing school?

    I did! I also ran D1 xc and track for four years which was a 25 hr a week minimum commitment. (But it was paying for my school, so I really had to). My first two years I did work study - about 15 hrs a week - at the gym. If it was slow I c...
  3. Loan Amounts? .. .

    I went to a private university that cost over 25k per year. I did it b/c I was 18 when I was picking out colleges and was a little clueless. However, I got a lot of scholarships for grades and for athletics. I ran XC, and Track all four years. ...
  4. Double Shifts: Your tips and tricks for getting through it

    I personally don't really do this all that often - maybe once a year. However my best advice is to stay hydrated. Try to avoid the urge to eat sweets or drink caffeine bc it will only make you crush soon after. I find doing an extra 8 hr shift ...
  5. Am I crazy to consider this?

    DH and I are expecting our first baby this September!!! We are quite excited and cannot wait. Prior to finding out I was pregnant, I had planned on starting graduate school in the fall. However, now obviously I will be delaying this until th...
  6. Personality Type and Nursing

    ENTP! Am I the only one????
  7. ICU vs. L&D

    I've done both - ICU being where I started as a new grad. I really think that it takes someone with a great deal of desire to be an ICU nurse to suceed whether a new grad or an experienced nurse that is new to icu. You don't sound all that into ...
  8. Need info on Henrico Doctors Hospital...

    Have you looked at VCU?? I think new grads start around 20-21 but we have great shift difs and very supportive new grad programs. You do not want to drive two hours to DC
  9. Hey~ I'm a Richmonder.... and would just like to say that I feel VERY safe here! I moved to Richmond four years ago and love it. It has great culture, awesome shopping, lots to do -- free concerts, parks, the river, it is central to the mountains, ...
  10. Hospitals in VA, any experience?

    I'd highly recommend VCU Health Systems (was known for years as MCV). It has good nurse: patient ratios and in my opinion 95% management is great. I know four nurses off the top of my head who had been travelers for a while and decided to become s...
  11. Evidence Based Practice - please help

    HEHE... now now, let's not stir trouble... And in all honesty - I'm going to gasp... say something good about admin -- they are pretty good at adhering to recommended ratios.
  12. Evidence Based Practice - please help

    NO--- it can be CCU related... each unit is having a nurse represented... I'd love to hear your thoughts.
  13. practice

    Our hospital is starting an evidence based practice internship this summer. Essentially nurses from each area research Evidence Based Practice with regard to a specific area. They then based on the research present the data and hopefully are able to ...
  14. Evidence Based Practice - please help

    Our hospital is starting an evidence based practice internship this summer. Essentially nurses from each area research EVP with regard to a specific area. They then based on the research present the data and hopefully are able to make a practice...
  15. diluting I.V lasix

    I have never diluted. We push it 40mg/minute though - never heard of the 10mg/min - that would take 10 minutes to push 100 mg which we often give.