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  1. "Default on debt, lose your license?"

    License suspensions were initially created for those self-employed MDs and attorneys who the courts could not garnish wages from. This was the one weapon they had that would successfully extract the $ from financially successful deadbeats. Unfortuna...
  2. That nagging feeling...

    This wasn't on the floor....this was at home. DH was scheduled for Sx for his hyperparathyroidism. (His initial Dx for that was 28 yrs prior. ) He didn't want anyone "cutting his throat open". Anyway, in the days prior to Sx, he started getting h...
  3. BSN nursing informatics class

    Nursecasey2, you beat me to the punch! I am also taking the same class and need to interview someone in nursing informatics! Did you ever get a reply? Anyone want to help this student out as well?
  4. Who's ready for a hospital hurricane party!?!

    Our hospital has an exception for nurses that have family members that are first responders. My own situation is a bit odd.....my hubby is Active Duty National Guard. One of his primary roles is the planning, preparation and execution of hurricane...
  5. If you worked FT during nursing school...

    I worked an IT job (full time + OT) while going to t FT EVE/WE nursing program. Honestly, I used the weekend to catch up on all studies and assignments. I went straight from work to my evening classes. It was tougher during the first semester beca...
  6. Hospital Beep Syndrome

    Ahhhh, the joys of being hearing impaired! When I get home, I pull out my hearing aids......and the silence is blissful! :)
  7. I had a 2.1 at the end of my BE-EE/minor in Physics with 154 credits. The NS I attended counted your pre-reqs only (3.8) and your test score on the NAT. Choose the right school and you should have no problem.
  8. To highlight the examples above.... My brother makes 6 figures as a nurse in NYC (Manhattan specifically). His measley eff apt ran $3K/mo! Then there is the NYS income tax, the NYC income tax, 8.25% sales tax, yadda yadda. I earn $22.05/hr + diffs...
  9. Which shift do you prefer, 7pm-7am or 7am-7pm and why?

    7p -7a! I love the night shift. You are crazy busy until about 12, but then you can slow down, check charts, clean up stuff not done on days, get things ready for the day shift so their shift is smoother. Get your charting done. Check on your pat...
  10. Stopping patient care for another patient

    In the LTC where I worked, AO3 patients and those with demanding families got the priority because they COULD say bad things, file complaints, et. al. It was a sad state of affairs. In my humbleness, I will state that I no longer allow anything shor...
  11. When the hospital cancels you for a shift...

    At my last hospital, this was a weekly/bi-weekly occurrance. We would be paid $2/hr for being placed on stand-by. Once on stand-by, you could be called in at ANY point during the shift. This seriously sucked because I worked nights. When you didn'...
  12. Maybe I just don't know...

    Esme, I was replying to a prior post without using the quote feature....so it didn't indicate the link. Libran1984 indicated that she/he uses it for low BP.... sorry for any confusion.
  13. WIA paying for ADN

    We didn't get our WIA acceptance until AFTER we were accepted to NS and we had to have BLS before applying to NS...so, in my case, NO, WIA did not pay for it.
  14. I *never* friend co-workers.....well, one exception (she and I were NS classmates and now work on the same floor). My posts are either family or old friend stuff, silly stuff or, much to many a person's chagrin - political. I have insisted that my c...
  15. Am I cut-out for ED nursing?

    I've been working MS for 8 months and one thing I learned was how much I *didn't* know! It does take experience to recognize certain things going on with your patients. IMHO, ER acuity was too risky for me to not know quickly what was happening to ...