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jemommyRN specializes in ICU.

B.S in chemistry, ASN, RN, going back for BSN and CRNA

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    TWU----OLOL-----LSU need advice!

    Congratulations on getting in! I dont really have any goods/bads about the schools but to me it seems it would be easier to accept the position where you live already so you wouldnt have to move and get acclomated to a new place if its not necessary. idk what you should do but whatever decision you make, good luck!!!!!
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    Tired of searching for CRNA Interview Questions??

    I havent interview yet (havent even applied), but a friend of mine who got in said he was asked to tell the difference between dopamine and dobutamine and when would you use one over the other. Also, the financial preparedness question and describe the different vent settings. hope this helps. im still looking for more questions also.
  3. Thank you so much. This is exactly what I need. P.S. I do realize this was posted a couple of years ago, but still valuable information!
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    Nac I @ Csn

    This is why NACI is very different. This is what's going on with each disorder. For example, you will generally go through each system (Respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, etc) and you will discuss different disorders associated with these systems. For each disorder you will need to know: What it is (the definition, meaning patho)? What causes it? What are the risk factors? What are the signs/symptoms? How is this disease diagnosed (meaning what labs are drawn, etc)? What is done surgically to correct the problem? What complications can occur from the disease or the surgery? WHAT IS THE NURSES (CARE) RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS PATIENT? What nursing diagnosis will this patient have? This is what the big fuss is all about. Please remember ABCs and think about what you will do for this patient. Yes, you will call the MD but that is NOT the first thing you should do. What will YOU DO? Keep in mind, when you call the Dr., you already need to know the current vitals, labs, etc of the patient. An example (and this is just an EXAMPLE of the type of situation), you have a patient who begins to have difficulty breathing, (but they might not say it that way, keep that in mind) what do you do. 1. Call for help 2. Call the MD to get an order for blah, blah, blah 3. Raise the head of the bed, if not contraindicated 4. Increase the O2 via Nasal cannula to 4L/min well, you would raise the head of the bed to see if that helps. A nurse can only independently give 2L O2 so you wouldn't pick that. Maybe you would call the MD but you would do what you need to do independently to cover your ****license*****. As far as calling for help, there are things you can do before you would react in this manner. It wasn't a real question and it will be worded with a bunch more blah, blah, blah, but I hope you get the point.
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    NOLA Student!

    if you go to charity, you could began working quicker and as you said earlier, bridge over to BSN or even RN-MSN. The hospital can then pay for you to bridge over.
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    Great animation site to help you study!

    I will venture to say that this is the best website I've ever seen!
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    Must learn to love the chaos!!!!

    I'm glad you posted this because I was thinking this exact same thing earlier. I wanted to plan out my day to the tee. But, that would only create more anxiety for me so I will come up with another plan.
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    Do you have Senior-itis?!?

    Okay, now i really have. 11 days left and i just can't read one more thing!!!!
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    Nclex Study Tip

    What did you make on the hesi? I have this disk and I won't be able to really STUDY for HESI because it's in the middle of the semester, but you just gave me a great idea about studying using this software. We have to make a 900 and I'm hoping reviewing these questions for a week or so will help.
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    Suggestions on How to Study Using two Books

    From what I have been hearing (when people use two or more books), it seems like they are using Kaplan's (read this one first to teach you how to weed out incorrect answers and what the question is asking), then apply the strategy to Saunders (or any other book with questions)This is my understanding and this is how I plan to study.
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    Starting ICU in 1 Month...What should I study?

    TX, Congrats to you too. It's always scary starting a new place (a whole new aspect) for that matter. But I do admire that you are trying to prepare. I won't start until June 23rd. I graduate May 9th and I couldv'e started earlier, but i need a break. I will take a little vacation and breathe a little. Hopefully, I can take the NCLEX in that time frame. Keep us posted on how things are going. I can't wait for the "learning curve" to be over also. I hate feeling like I'm all thumbs.
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    Starting ICU in 1 Month...What should I study?

    Thank you soooo much. I am going to read this entire website from front to back before I began working. It seems to have a plethora of information!!!!
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    Nursing school friends = regular friends?

    There is a group of four of us and I hope we continue to do this once we graduate! I am going to be working in the same unit with one of them and I plan to attend higher education with another one of them.
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    Hesi exit exams

    We were told that HESI is much like the NCLEX and having a 900 means we are more likely to pass the NCLEX (ofcourse the schools want their students to pass the NCLEX to boost their ratings). Anyway, if we don't make a 900, we must take a review course (offered free at school) before we can graduate or else this means we do not meet the requirements. I just see it as a way of them making sure we are "prepared" for the NCLEX. BUT I DO FEEL THAT IF THE SCHOOL OPERATED AS THE OP'S SCHOOL, THAT WOULD BE VERY UNFAIR!
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    How much time do you have left in Nursing School?

    15 class days (including clinicals)
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    LSUHSC meeting today

    Congratulations you guys!!! I can't wait until I'm posting here!!!!!