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    Narcan Prep

    I also prepare for them to vomit.. As this has happened to me many times.. (this is with more for an addict than post op but I'd still be prepared)

    Bolus D5NS with 20mEq KCl

    I know protocols are different at different hospitals. We generally give 10meq over 1hr (in 100ml bag). I always would question an order to bolus a fluid with an additive.. And you can always check with pharmacy to see at what rate you can run the additive safely.

    It was a nurse

    Beautiful :-)

    New grad preceptor relationship

    Can I ask, have you talked to her about how she is feeling about coming off orientation? Do you talk openly about it frequently? If so do you feel she is open about her feelings? I remember being so nervous in my last couple weeks, I was very overwhelmed. It's possible she is directing those feelings towards you. I would start there, and see where it takes you.

    Why are medication orders written this way?

    Our orders are written half tab as the pp described!

    Dyslexic CPR


    How many work and go to nursing school?

    I am now a nurse but I did work while in nursing school ans raised a family! The nursing student who work with me in the ED do work full time and go to school full time as well! Is it easy? No! It's hard as hell! It's all about time management and dedication! Everyone is going to be different with what they can handle and how much they can fit into how much time! Most of us who do work while in school have to now because it's fun lol! But it's certainly doable ;-)

    Failed Nclex RN, any tips!!!

    Do you have test anxiety?

    How much of your cohort did you "lose"?

    We started with 40 graduated with 17!

    new grad nursing jobs

    You can start now for sure, Check all hospital websites and I would check daily, they get so many resumes you want to apply quickly. I checked everyday until I got a job last year! Don't get discouraged if it takes time. It took me from passing my boards in June 2011 to starting my job in October 2011. Many of my class had to start off in not as desired positions thanks to the decline in the economy but within time many of us moved into desired positions. Best of luck!

    St. Joseph's Open House

    Yes white shoes are required for clinicals, they can be sneakers or nursing clogs. As for stethoscopes, I like the littman brand, they range from under 50 to hundreds. Here is a site that sells them for decent prices, there are a few under 50. Single Head Stethoscopes | allheart.com Good luck and sorry it took me so long to respond!

    St. Joseph's Open House

    Aw... I hope I was helpful lol.. Congrats on getting in! Let me know if you have any more questions :)

    St. Joseph's Open House

    Hi there.. I will be happy to tell you all about it... I'm at work now but at some point tomorrow I will pm you :)

    How many PAGES do you have to READ b4 TESTS?

    Yes we have crazy amounts of reading as well!!! And I can't just skim or look at charts! We have to read or we are bound to lose points.. Our teachers love picking little details that you would only know if you read!!!! Oh and I don't have the time either but I do it because I thrive on doing my best!

    Why am I a B student?

    No more, not unless you realize you read the question wrong or filled in the wrong bubble or whatever.. Stick with your gut :)

    Student Moms

    My kids were exactly the same age well 2yrs and the other 10mo when I started!! I'm not going to sugar coat it it is hard work and there are times I just want to hang with my kids and they just want their mommy!!! But... I'm so happy I'm getting it done now because our lives will be so much better in 5 short months!!! It's been a challenge but it's goes by so fast and is so worth it!!! The kids give me so much ambition, they are my absolute driving force!! I see things getting busier with them when they're older (sports, homework, etc) so I'm glad I'm doing it now! The trick is to be super organized! I do schoolwork everynight after they go to bed and I get out of the house for a few hours on the weekends to study. I get to school early if I can to do some reading and take advantage of every free moment I have! Once you get a system down it's not bad!!! Getting into the swing of things, and getting your family into the swing is the hardest part! Best of luck!