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    career question

    Thank you everyone for your posts! THey've been very helpful!
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    Advice Needed

    You would need to check with college you plan to get your Nursing degree from. They should be able to tell you or have a website that would demonstrate. I just finished nursing school and if you can swing it, I would do your prereq's for nursing, get a PCT job, and get your nursing license. Just a thought. Good luck!!
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    career question

    Hello! Wondering if you can share your thoughts with me. I'm a new grad with social work background (nursing is 2nd career). Naturally, I'm getting call backs on Psych RN positions. I do not want to do psych nursing, because I spent my first career in that area. However, I'm wondering if I should consider taking in a psych position since the job market is so bad. Or do I risk getting "stuck" in that area? I passed the NCLEX in early July and really started applying about 3 weeks ago. Any feedback anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!
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    A Lesson well learned "One size does not fit all"

    Thank you for taking the time to write this!! I wish everyone would read it.
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    Question for nurses, nursing students, and CNA's.

    I wouldn't let one person stop you from anything. This is your life, YOU get to write the story. There are several "mature" students in my class that worked in the corporate world, or taught school, we even have an artist. They had no medical experience whatsoever. I guess it would also depend on your schools requirements. Keep in mind, that nursing jobs are very cyclical. In the near future, there will be time when everyone will have a job before they graduate. We're in a down cycle right now. It will pick up. Last thing, people love to share horror stories. Take what you like and leave the rest. :):) Good luck in your decision.
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    Age you will/were graduated?

    Perhaps making a gratitude list would be wise....I'll be 41 and I'm thrilled to think that at my age I am able to make a career change. You're young.....your limits are all in your mind. :):)
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    Age you will/were graduated?

    Woo hoo!! Congratulations!!! I'll be 41 when I graduate. Two of my classmates are 59!! Way to go. Have fun on the journey!
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    Oxygenation and FLUID&ELECTROLYTE

    Absolutely....Saunders is my favorite. It breaks downt the sections like F&E, It's a blue book. Definitely worth it. Of course, ask your instructors too. They will be a great resource! Have fun!
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    Oxygenation and FLUID&ELECTROLYTE

    make sure you have a firm understanding of hydrostatic pressure,oncotic pressure, osmotic, etc. Also have a basic understanding of the electrolytes....Na, K, Ca, P, Mg, Cl. Our class did most poorly on this exam. It will have a lot to do with how it is taught. Make sure if your instructor isn't providing application examples that YOU ask for them. If they won't do it in class, ask them at office hours. This is a fundamental part of nursing make sure you understand it well. Look in your A&P book..that will be very helpful. Happy studying....from a 2nd semester, 1st year student
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    need wisdom

    Forgot to mention this pt already has a inferior vena cava filter from previous PE's. Anyone have any thoughts, anyone?
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    student needs wisdom

    I forgot to mention that pt has an inferior vena cava filter in place from previous PE's. Can I have both diagnoses...risk for hemorrhage, risk for dvt?
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    student needs wisdom

    Thank you!
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    student needs wisdom

    Hi! I'm a 1st year nursing student and I'm really overwhelmed trying to process a patient I had. I'm writing nursing diagnoses and I'm wondering if someone can tell me if I'm on the right track.....a little pt hx: Over 60 yo, hx of COPD, emphysema, bronchiectasis, PE/DVT, has prothrombin gene mutation (clots easily), 2 lobectomies, obese..to name a few. Pt came in with a bleeding problem. Ended up with 5.0 hgb, low hct, rec'd FFP, later hgb up to 9.5. So here's my question.....with a tendency to clot, yet pt had a hemmorhage that was repaired, and is on heparin IV....what is my priority??? Is it risk for DVT or risk for hemorrhage? I'm so confused. Any insight would be beyond helpful. I've read previous threads, but am still struggling. Thanks!! PS: I posted this in the student section and didn't have any responses. Maybe I'm posting wrong?
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    need wisdom

    Hi! I'm a 1st year nursing student and I'm really overwhelmed trying to process a patient I had. I'm writing nursing diagnoses and I'm wondering if someone can tell me if I'm on the right track.....a little pt hx: Over 60 yo, hx of COPD, emphysema, bronchiectasis, PE/DVT, has prothrombin gene mutation (clots easily), 2 lobectomies, obese..to name a few. Pt came in with a bleeding problem. Ended up with 5.0 hgb, low hct, rec'd FFP, later hgb up to 9.5. So here's my question.....with a tendency to clot, yet pt had a hemmorhage that was repaired, and is on heparin IV....what is my priority??? Is it risk for DVT or risk for hemorrhage? I'm so confused. Any insight would be beyond helpful. I've read previous threads, but am still struggling. Thanks!!
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    Any positive thoughts about nursing school?

    Thank YOU!!!
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    Age you will/were graduated?

    I'll be 41 years old when I graduate.