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    "Clipboard Guy": What's wrong with this picture???

    i read somewhere that the unknown man is a CDC director. Also did he get on the plane too?
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    2nd health care worker gets Ebola at TX Hosp

    if she cared for a ebola patient less than 2 weeks ago....wouldnt she be concerned that she could still be in incubation period? or that even if she was asymptomatic , she could be infectious? if it were me , knowing that i had just cared for an ebola patient, and my coworker got infected, i would definately not be going about in crowded places like an airplane. the fact that she called CDC several times, seems like she knew something wasnt quite right. Always question things, even if they are "authorities".
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    Resume Assistance

    I dont think theres an absolute yes or no answer that people on here are making it seem so. it seems to depend on HR. I saw my friends resume who recently was hired...and she had each clinical listed with 1 to 2 sentences describe unique skills learned at that clinical. obviously you dont want to write something like "assessed patients, administer med, etc... " for each clinical. she did list like one volunteer and one internship at the very bottom of the resume, and no description for them
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    Home health care nursing

    What kind of questions would you ask during an interview for a home health care RN position? As a new grad who is ultimately seeking acute hospital exp, but will take a HHC job for the time being, would you let them know that you are seeking acute care positions or keep it secret, and just say home care is where you would like to work? what do you say when they ask how long you would stay?
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    Did I just sabotage my career before it even started?

    I guess if you are not really desperate for income or worried about finding another job, then don't accept the offer.
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    What nursing reference books do you use

    I'm looking for a good reference book to use as far as looking up diseases/conditions, nursing assessment, s/s, nursing interventions, etc... What do you nurses recommend?
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    Unrealistic nursing students

    hmmm 80K program , 15 months ABSN, NYC...sounds like you're describing NYU's program? I thought NYU would churn out competitive nursing students?
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    What nursing reference books do you use

    Thanks. I already have drug book (Davis). Also i have little reference books, like RN notes. I'm looking for a big book (like those big nursing med surg textbooks) that can sit on my desk at home and will be my go to for in depth information. I dont mind if it weighs a ton and is two feet thick or if its several volumes.
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    what would you do in this situation

    Question for nurses. Let's say you are a med surge nurse walking down the hallway of your hospital and around the corner is the ED entrance. A man, who is not a patient, walking in front of you suddenly grabs his chest and collapses to the ground. He is short of breath and states he has chest pain. What do you do? Would you do anything different if he were a current patient?
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    what would you do in this situation

    Also like to add to the scenario that the person collapsed on the floor and can't move
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    what would you do in this situation

    Edit: would there be a difference in what a LPN or RN should do in this situation?
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    One year of experience, and still feeling nervous

    Maybe its because you only been with your new employer for 3-4 months? like you said, you started getting confident after a year on the other job.
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    possible position

    So through my networking, there is high possibility of openings but not until Feb at a hospital. it is my dream job. Again it is a high possibility although no guarantee yet. Now i think its probably wise not to wait around for next year to roll around before i start applying for other jobs just in case. suppose, i apply for other hospitals now and get interviews and offers i nthe next week. how would i delay giving them a decision until i know for certain about the dream job? What would you do.
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    possible position

    suppose i find a job next week , but not at my first choice. In February i interview and get an offer from my top choice. WOuld it be ok to quit my first job after 2 months? would I essentially be blacklisted from ever getting hired there again?
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    cant get job as rn new grad should I keep volunteering?

    What does a case manager do?
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    I was trying to find nurse salaries at a hospital and only came up with this on their website http://www.nyhq.org/Salary_and_Benefits I know this is a nursing forum, and yea yea md's make big bucks in the long run, but this seems very low for residents, and in NYC, and in one of the better private hospitals too? and it goes to PGy-8 (post grad year 8) so im guessing some harder specialties have longer residencies. Now i know residents arent making the big bucks yet, but for the amount of education they go through, I alwys thought residents make as much as RNs, PAs, or even slightly more..for comparision RN salaries at a decent private hospital like this one are like 70-80K (night shift probably over 80K) in NYC. Must be to weeds out some doctors only doing it for money? No im not complaining or anything, just satisfying my curiousity
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    First RN job & it's pay

    In NYC, acute hospitals, new grad BSN, the low end is in high 60K range/year (city hospitals). Top hospitals (private) pay at least 80K/year.
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    New grad in SICU

    ododi, congrats on the job. Wish i could land a new grad MICU/SICU position too. did you have related experience while in school? May i ask which region of the country are you in?
  19. I want to keep up to date with the latest in anything nursing/science/medicine/research/healthcare related. What journals/publications/literature do you subscribe to and recommend? Online+free preferred, but if its paid/hard copy and worth it, i will shell out money for it.
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    MICU reading material

    Hi, i'm interested in the MICU and was wondering if anyone can point me to resources or reading material I can read up on which would give me an idea of what it's like to work in a MICU, and information about what knowledge/skills are needed especially in the MICU? Thanks
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    BLS for healthcare providers

    Can anyone recommend any places to get class training in nyc? how much? It seems like $80 is the lowest i could find.
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    Stony Brook Accelerated BSN class of 2013

    TO the ppl who were accepted, how did they contact you? Has anyone also applied to SUNY Downstate and Stony Brook? Which would be you first choice and why?
  23. Which would you choose to go to and why? Does anyone know how the reputation is for each school? I have read bad things about Downstate so far in this forum, but there bulletin states something like 98% of graduating class are employed in nursing positions. could it be that bad then? Other Cons - not so great neighborhood As for Stony Brook, I have only read good things about it. Great teachers, great environment.
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    Stony Brook BSN - Summer/Fall 2011 Applicants

    Regarding the accelerated nursing program. when is the next deadline? I still see the old deadline for fall 2011 on their website. I assume next class is for fall 2012 right, cuz its once a year entry? is the application available?
  25. Anybody have experience taking online classes for nutrition at SUNY? Which school(s) are least costly and no problems with the online course. Link to site http://catalog.sln.suny.edu/content.php?filter[27]=-1&filter[29]=&filter[course_type]=-1&filter[keyword]=nutrition&filter[32]=1&cpage=1&cur_cat_oid=12&expand=&catoid=12&navoid=94&search_database=Filter