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NurseEric81

NurseEric81

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  1. NurseEric81

    I need some really-wide-shoe ideas!

    I am starting in a new unit and need some good, comfortable, but wide (4E) shoes. Anyone have ideas? I'm leaning toward New Balance; they normally have wider shoes. I have been wearing Dr. Scholl's wide shoes but there is no grip to the floor and with the salt on the floors, it's like walking in oil! :-) Eric
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    Yay can't wait!

    Thank you very much! I already took a tour of the unit and it's very busy! Actually, my first day on the unit is on Wednesday!
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    Too much stuff behind ID badge!!

    HouTx, that is hilarious! I had forgotten about that "pieces of flair" scene!! Too darn funny!!!!
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    Too much stuff behind ID badge!!

    Does your employer require you to have placards behind your ID badge? Including my ID, we have to keep 9 things on our clips including a mission and values card. Why, oh why, so much stuff?
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    Yay can't wait!

    Hey all! I am done with my first week of classroom orientation for my first job out of NS! I got a position in the float pool in Neurosurgical ICU of a level 1 trauma center near me. Expect a lot of questions from me. Lol!! Can't wait to start on the floor but I know I have a lot to learn still. I am a sponge right now! :-) I couldn't ask for a better position with a good system! I'll stop my rambling now! Peace and blessings.
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    Soup kitchen

    I was wondering if anyone has volunteered at as a soup kitchen as a nurse doing blood pressure screenings. I am thinking of volunteering as a server at a local "soup kitchen" but maybe I could do more...just a thought. Any advice?
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    New Grad needs EKG help.

    Thank you for the books to look for!
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    New Grad needs EKG help.

    Hey everyone! I am a new grad RN who needs help with EKG's. Can anyone suggest a book or cheat sheet to help me get better at EKG's? I have been hired for ICU and have to brush up! Thanks
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    IDFPR wallet license

    Hey all! Newly licensed RN here, wondering if any of you carry your IDFPR license on you? Also, I didn't see anything on the license itself, but are we allowed to laminate the wallet card? It's quite flimsy! Thanks!
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    Fall 2012 new nursing students roll call!!!

    Graduated in May. Took NCLEX July 1. License just came up yesterday. Still no job. 2 interviews first week of August!!
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    Passed in Illinois, still not on IDFPR

    I submitted on the 8th of July and it was on the website yesterday!!!
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    Med Calc Practice

    A guy on YouTube named Michael Linares is amazing! Yea, he does have more that you can purchase but what he has for free is amazing (and not just dose calc):
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    Passed in Illinois, still not on IDFPR

    You're welcome! "Welcome" to IL...:-) And congratulations!
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    Med Calc Practice

    I had a problem with dose calc my third semester (don't know why) but I just googled "dose calc practice quizzes" and I ended up eventually printing 109 pages of nothing but dose calc questions. I just kept doing them for 2 weeks and nailed the make up exam! You can do it!!
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    Passed in Illinois, still not on IDFPR

    You can apply but I have not gotten ANYWHERE just typing in "License Pending" into the license number line. They will send you a Continental Testing letter and on the bottom, you have to tear off the bottom, sign the signature line and send it in with the $50. The state of IL stinks!
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    Passed in Illinois, still not on IDFPR

    You have to send in $50 check or money order in order to get your license, even to get your number on the website. They told me 6-8 weeks. Congrats on passing!!