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  1. Hello- I am a nursing student soon to be graduating in less that one month. I know what type of nursing I want to get into- OR!! I have 350 hours experience in the OR doing circulating and scrub nurse tasks. I have been asking the advice of many pe...
  2. Need info about Surg Tech

    Hi, I am a nursing student doing my preceptorship in the OR. Of my 350 hours working in the OR, the most raunchiest smell I have encountered was the bone glue they use to connect hardware to bone! To breath that stuff in gives me a headache, and I ...
  3. Nursing is pathetic...

    Nursedude, I can see your point, but I am still very excited to become a nurse. For the past 2 months, I have been doing my senior preceptorship in a local ER. Even in that short a time period, I do see some of the limitations and downfalls of nurs...
  4. Hello All, We are a group of 4 students in our last 8 weeks of a BSN program. It is really coming down to making some decisions about what direction we want to take our nursing careers. So we want to pose a few questions to all of you experienced ...
  5. New Grad Programs

    Thanks for all your replies. Sounds like new grad programs are better than I thought. A friend of mine, who recently finished a 8 week new grad program in a county hospital, quit work because she did not get much support from the regular staff. Is th...
  6. Nursing is pathetic...

    Nursedude, Thanks so much for your response. Just one clarification: when I said, "really how could you put a price on what we do?", I didn't in any way mean it as a statement that undervalues nursing. Quite the opposite really. I just don't know ...
  7. I have experienced working with both mean and nice doctors. I work in longterm care and some doctors don't give a damn to what the nurse has to say. Some of them will not even return our calls if one of the patients has a change in condition. Now, is...
  8. Nursing is pathetic...

    Nursedude, Wow, you sparked quite a response! I am one of four nursing students in this group that we call "SSU leader". We are trying to complete an assignment where we lead a discussion. You seem to be a popular guy, so this may be a good lead. Yo...
  9. JoAnne, I don't know how much help I will be, but I'll try! I am actually a nursing student at Sonoma State University and will graduate this May. I'm not sure if you're asking about preceptors for students or for those who are already RN's. If you ...
  10. New Grad Programs

    Thank you Laurie for your reply! If there is anyone else who has an opinion, it would be greatly appreciated! I began my official job search this weekend ( I even remembered to ask if they had new grad programs--1 out of 3 did!), and I would love to ...
  11. Nursing is pathetic...

    DYKE NURSE, Even though I haven't been in the nursing work force quite yet, as I am a nursing student soon to be graduating in May, but I do know what it feels like to be manipulated and taken advantage of. I was a waitress for 10 years, and let me t...
  12. Nursing is pathetic...

    Dear NurseDude, I am a student nurse, and your comments about nursing as a career still do not discourage me from becoming a nurse because any comment you made is in regards to money or status. If this is so important to you why did you even go to nu...
  13. Nursing is pathetic...

    Dear NurseDude, I am a student nurse, and your comments about nursing as a career still do not discourage me from becoming a nurse because any comment you made is in regards to money or status. If this is so important to you why did you even go to nu...
  14. New Grad Programs

    We are a group of 4 senior BSN students who are curious about your opinions of existing new grad programs. Our general feeling is that there used to be extensive training and orientation for new RN's and that now you're lucky to have that same traini...
  15. nursing salaries

    Hi, I am a senior nursing student soon to be graduating. I have been doing my homework in regards to nursing salaries. Salaries highly depend on where you live. I was shocked to hear that in Ohio a nurse makes only $16.00 an hour. I am a CNA and ma...