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    RN Salary Survey 2013: Post here!

    Me 1. State: CA (San Francisco East Bay) 2. Years experience: 3 3. Specialty/unit and work setting: ER/Trauma, 130-bed hospital and designated stroke and trauma center 4. Hourly Pay (base rate): $58.59 5. Differentials (if any): PM's - 12%, Nights - 16%, weekends - $30 flat rate 6. California Nurses Association Wife (works at different hospital) 1. State: CA (San Francisco East Bay) 2. Years experience: 8 3. Specialty/unit and work setting: ER, 389-bed hospital and designated stroke and STEMI center 4. Hourly Pay (base rate): $61.82 5. Differentials (if any): PM's - 12%, Nights - 17%, weekends - 5% 6. California Nurses Association Sales tax here is 8-9.5%, gasoline as of today at our local Costco is $3.69/gallon. We live in San Ramon/Danville (one of the wealthiest cities in America per Huffington post). Mortgage for our 2,000 sq ft, 4-bed, 2.5-bath home on a 5,500 sq foot lot is $2,200/month. Our gas/electric bill is $38-42/month including summer and winter. Internet/TV/home phone/cell phone bill for family of 3 is about $250/month. Neither of us have premiums for our medical or dental insurance.
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    "What I Really Do" meme

    Lol. Here is mine.
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    Another CEN question

    I have created a thread regarding the new test. I believe mwboswell is taking the test today and am curious of his experience.
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    4th of July in the ER

    Our meter reads "HI" whenever a value is over 600. The 1,257 mg/dl is an actual reading from our lab after sending off her blood.
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    New CEN Exam

    THANKS MWBOSWELL! Your resources and knowledge in this subject is unparalleled. I actually responded to a previous thread which you answered and was hoping you would share your experience of the new exam here. I started this new thread in hopes of easing others and my own anxiety about the new test. Hope this thread will consolidate plenty of resources regarding the revised exam.
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    4th of July in the ER

    should've seen my other patient last week, hemoglobin=2.1, hematocrit=7.3 and she was alert and talking. i've been having some patients with labs that are incompatible with life and still kicking recently.
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    New CEN Exam

    Thanks. I been to their website already and looked at the new content changes. Also, the test rolls out today and any test taker should get their results at the end of the test from what I understand.
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    4th of July in the ER

    I work at a basic ER and my I had two drunk patients under involuntary psychiatric holds, a 50-year old woman who still cries "i want my mama" for a miniscule kidney stone, a lady with DKA (pH=6.8, Bicarb=3.3, glucose=1,257), a child who blew a hole into her thigh with 6cm of tunneling, full of soot, smelled of BBQ flesh, and was bubbling out water like a witches brew. Those were just my patients.
  9. TraumaJunkieRN

    New CEN Exam

    Supposedly the new test has rolled out today (being 7/5/11). 1. Anybody take and passed the test? 2. How was the test different? 3. How did you study? 4. What resources did you use to study and date of publications? 5. Any recommendations?
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    Another CEN question

    Great tips above mwboswell. What are some ways you recommend studying for the revised CEN exam? Will you be providing an update on your experience on the new July exam? I just registered to take my exam. My goal is to obtain my CEN before I start my new job at a trauma center in August. Thanks!
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    insulin drip protocol for mixing/priming: how do you mix it?

    If i remember correctly, pH was 7.101, bicarb was around 6.3, BGL was 544 mg/dl. Dr. ordered 100mEq of sodium bicarb.
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    Anyone have experience with Fremont Hospital Psych?

    ...this ought to do it haha
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    Anyone have experience with Fremont Hospital Psych?

    now I need 2 more posts so I can respond to it lol
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    Anyone have experience with Fremont Hospital Psych?

    got your PM
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    CRNA School Costs

    Here are the tuition figures for Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California: 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees | Samuel Merritt University Here is a flyer I got from one of the informational meetings
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    What professional Websites do you use?

    allnurses.com :) haha in addition to that, wikipedia, pubmed, epocrates, and use your school library subscriptions for online database. I use uptodate and lexicomp at work.
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