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    theraputic phlebotomy

    I work at an outpatient oncology clinic where we give chemo, iron infusions, IVIG, etc. We have several patients who recieve therapeutic phlebotomies on a regular basis. Our protocol is to watch them for 30min after the procedure and provide them w/ juice, water, crackers, etc. if need be
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    New Grad Med Surg Nurse Freaking Out!

    Wow 6-7 patients? I couldnt imagine that ratio, I am in a GN internship on a med-surg floor and our ratio is 1-4...very rarely is it 5 pts...this is my 3rd week on the floor on orientation and I am taking 3 out of the 4 of my preceptors patients. I very rarely have down-time but I get everything done including charting...I must admit I prefer for it to be busy, I like to stay active :) Hope everything worked out for you, I have found my internship very helpful so far (thank goodness for an AWESOME preceptor)...my internship is 3 months long and intern graduation is May 7! I feel ready already...it was also helpful that I did clinicals my last semester of nursing school this past fall before graduation so I was pretty familiar w/ the way things worked there. I find it helpful to get to work early and print out handoff reports and list all my pts meds by time 0900, 1100, 1300, etc and then as I pull them from the pixis i put a dot next to them and then when they are given to the pt I check them off and then I put a list of new orders at the end of each pts page and will mark those off as they are done. we also have computers at the bedside and so i chart right then and there as i am assessing the pt and chatting w/ them in the AM so that kind of helps.
  3. So not going to be helping the situation any but here goes...graduated dec. 15 2011, had a job on nov. 24th 2011 BEFORE graduation...pending passing HESI and NCLEX of course but both are done and I've been working a med-surg internship since Jan. 30...
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    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3

    I took my test on 2/14 and did the PVT trick and I got the good pop-up, less than 2 days later before I could pay for the PearsonVue quick results, my BON for my state posted my RN-license #....for any of u worry-worts out there, the PVT is 100% accurate, if u got the good pop-up go and celebrate :)
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    This wait may kill me.

    The PVT does work, just got my results today on the TX Board of Nursing website (before Pearsonvue quick results were available) and I took nclex on 2/14 and got the good pop-up and now it's offical :)
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    This wait may kill me.

    I hear y'all...waiting on Thursday...I don't necessarily trust the PVT even though I kinda am already celebrating lol...hoping I'm not jinxing myself haha
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    Taking NCLEX Valentine's Day <3

    Just took my exam today at 1:00pm, went home and got the good pop-up! I am still skeptical lol...stopped at 75qs with LOTS of select-all-that-apply questions...i tried to register for the quick results and for some reason I can't...i go to current activity and it shows my exam date but it wont let me click on it or anything to pay for quick results....any thoughts?
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    Lonestar Spring 2012 Hopefuls

    Hi everyone, I graduated from Cy-fair on Dec. 15th...it is possible to do this lol...and I GOT a job at Methodist Willowbrook so it is possible to do that too...anyhoo, I have lots of nursing school books that are up for grabs, including several care plan books that are general comprehensive care plan books and I have a peds one as well as a maternity one. If anyone is interested let me know. The only books I plan to save are my fundamentals book as well as med-surg.
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    Graduate nurse...am hired without have taken nclex yet, (am waiting on the board of nursing to send my authorization to test).... when you graduate you get a GN permit from the board which covers you to practice on the floor until you take and pass NCLEX
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    Well I am a GN and am set up to do a med-surg internship at a hospital starting Jan. 30 and I can say that I will be getting paid the same rate as a RN-1 and also will receive benefits from day one. My internship lasts 3 months and afterwards I am guarranteed a position as a RN-1.
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    Med-Surg Roll Call

    Well I am a certified 'newbie' to med-surg. I graduate NS this Thursday (Dec. 15th) and have accepted a position for a GN internship on a med-surg floor. I will be an 'intern' for approx. 3 months and then when I pass my NCLEX, will be labeled as a RN. I did clinicals at this hospital and absolutely loved it, although I thought I'd never see myself in med-surg, I am looking forward to the experience because: the morale/working environment is AMAZING, staff is always happy, 4-1 nurse/pt. ratio, I get to apply EVERYTHING I learned in NS in med-surg, and this is where I expect to hone in on my skills, time mgmt, etc. Can't wait :)
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    I am DONE :)

    I keep thinking, "Ok I need to study...there's something I'm missing, etc." I am done and it doesn't feel real...these past 2 years have been non-stop and now it's like STOP lol...really? It's ok for me to play farmville instead of studying lab values and doing case studies? I am going to take a break for a bit and let my brain recouperate and then will start preparing for boards. I start my job on Jan. 30, so I have plenty of time.
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    I am DONE :)

    Congratulations! I just took the exit HESI today and passed woot woot! My pinning ceremony is next Thursday and I have a job as a GN for a med-surg internship! Life can't get any better :)
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    Winter 2011 GN positions/interviews in Houston, TX

    I got a call from Methodist Willowbrook on the 23rd, offering me a GN position for their med-surg unit starting on Jan. 30. I hadn't really applied, I was asked by the nursing director of med-surg while I was doing clinicals there this semster to call HR and from there on I got an interview on Nov. 14th. I graduate Dec. 15th with an ADN but already have a previous bachelor's degree. I am so excited! What a load off!
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    Fall 2012 hopefuls-lsc

    lonestar cy fair? if so, i barely made it in back in jan. 2010 w/ an 11.489
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    Who's graduating this semester?

    My pinning ceremony is in December :yeah:Hard to believe that it's sooo close! We finish up clinicals a bit early in November and then have that time to prepare for Hesi and NCLEX in January. I am planning to take the Hurst Review course in December to prepare for NCLEX. Congrats to everyone who has survived and THRIVED!