Jump to content
rubysasha

rubysasha BSN

NICU, neonates, newborns

Content by rubysasha

  1. rubysasha

    Nurse corps loan repayment

    Does anyone know what criteria makes an applicant more likely to be selected for the nurse corps loan repayment program? I applied today, just a few hours before the deadline. What kind of candidates do they look for? Previous posts mention HPSA scores and debt to income ratio. Do they pick people with lower or higher DTI? Do your transcripts and resumes have impact as well? I’m just trying to get an idea of what my chances are. Also- is there any way to find out my hospital’s (a DSH) HPSA score online? I tried calling to find out earlier today but hung up after being on hold for almost 30mins. thanks!
  2. rubysasha

    GIP physician regs

    Can anyone tell me if there is a mandatory requirement for the frequency of physician visits for GIP patients in a free standing inpatient unit? Trying to google how often physicians must physically see the pts while GIP, but I can't find anything. I thought it was required for a physician or NP to round daily, but I have recently been told that is not true. I'd love to see the requirements in some kind of official documentation, but can anyone here share with me how often the MD rounds in their free standing IPUs?
  3. rubysasha

    for nurses w/ CHPN certification

    I took the CHPN exam on Dec. 5th. I got my results right after I completed the test and I passed! I got the temporary print out with my score at the testing center that said I would receive my official certificate in the mail within 90 days. I know it's only been a month but my name has not been added yet to the CHPN listing online and haven't received the certificate yet. I know it's early but I guess I'm spoiled because everything nowadays has been so fast! When I passed my NCLEX my name was on the state board of nsg website within like 2 days, and when applied for licensure in another state it took only a few days as well. Also, I told administration at my job that I passed and gave a copy of my print out from the testing center but they want a copy of the actual certificate when it comes. I guess I'm just antsy because I'm still excited that I passed! :) Did anyone else get their certificate or have their name added to the online CHPN listing quicker than 90 days?
  4. rubysasha

    morphine pumps

    I'm posting this question here and to several other specialty boards in hopes to find a good answer. I'm working on a hospice unit for the last 6 months (which I love). In the past I worked in ortho for 4 years. Anytime I experienced a pt on a morphine or dilaudid pump, they were run through either a PICC or port. I have to admit that I haven't had very many pumps in my experience, usually morphine PO or SL route works fine, or they will need IV push morphine every few hrs or prn, but every once in a while I come across a pt with such significant pain that they need a pump. I have a pt now who needs a pump and does not have a port, the dr wants him to get a PICC line in order to get him the morphine pump he very desperately needs. The pt is willing to go through this, and he's going to do it, but my question is.. why can't a drip be given through a peripheral IV? I understand the IV will need to be changed and could infiltrate etc, and were trying to prevent tons of needlesticks for the pt, but I feel terrible to have a hospice pt go through the entire PICC insertion. I feel dumb asking other nurses I work with because I feel like i'm missing something obvious. Has anyone had any experience using a morphine pump/drip with a peripheral IV? why does it HAVE to be through a PICC or port?
  5. rubysasha

    morphine pumps

    I'm posting this question here and to several other specialty boards in hopes to find a good answer. I'm working on a hospice unit for the last 6 months (which I love). In the past I worked in ortho for 4 years. Anytime I experienced a pt on a morphine or dilaudid pump, they were run through either a PICC or port. I have to admit that I haven't had very many pumps in my experience, usually morphine PO or SL route works fine, or they will need IV push morphine every few hrs or prn, but every once in a while I come across a pt with such significant pain that they need a pump. I have a pt now who needs a pump and does not have a port, the dr wants him to get a PICC line in order to get him the morphine pump he very desperately needs. The pt is willing to go through this, and he's going to do it, but my question is.. why can't a drip be given through a peripheral IV? I understand the IV will need to be changed and could infiltrate etc, and were trying to prevent tons of needlesticks for the pt, but I feel terrible to have a hospice pt go through the entire PICC insertion. I feel dumb asking other nurses I work with because I feel like i'm missing something obvious. Has anyone had any experience using a morphine pump/drip with a peripheral IV? why does it HAVE to be through a PICC or port?
  6. rubysasha

    morphine pumps

    I'm posting this question here and to several other specialty boards in hopes to find a good answer. I'm working on a hospice unit for the last 6 months (which I love). In the past I worked in ortho for 4 years. Anytime I experienced a pt on a morphine or dilaudid pump, they were run through either a PICC or port. I have to admit that I haven't had very many pumps in my experience, usually morphine PO or SL route works fine, or they will need IV push morphine every few hrs or prn, but every once in a while I come across a pt with such significant pain that they need a pump. I have a pt now who needs a pump and does not have a port, the dr wants him to get a PICC line in order to get him the morphine pump he very desperately needs. The pt is willing to go through this, and he's going to do it, but my question is.. why can't a drip be given through a peripheral IV? I understand the IV will need to be changed and could infiltrate etc, and were trying to prevent tons of needlesticks for the pt, but I feel terrible to have a hospice pt go through the entire PICC insertion. I feel dumb asking other nurses I work with because I feel like i'm missing something obvious. Has anyone had any experience using a morphine pump/drip with a peripheral IV? why does it HAVE to be through a PICC or port?
  7. rubysasha

    nclex monday! 7/8

    i had my nclex scheduled for june 25th until i had a meltdown and rescheduled for july 8. i am glad i rescheduled because i didn't feel ready yet, and i was absolutely PETRIFIED to take it. two weeks later, i don't think i know any more than i did but have been working with kaplan's decision tree/answering strategies. i'm still petrified for monday but i am ready to get it over with. i can't wait anymore, i wish it was monday so i could just do it and stop thinking about it. i know a few people who i graduated with who have passed, but unfortunately found out one of my peers failed her nclex. so i have the rest of today and tomorrow to study and i just don't know what to do with myself... i keep doing questions but i'm frustrated with ATI (waste of money).. their rationales are useless! if i pick a wrong answer, it simply says something like, "that choice is the incorrect answer." GEE thanks, i'm so glad you clarified that for me, ATI. kaplan and saunders have much better rationale in their books and cds however. anyone else taking it this week?? if i fail, i'm going to take a review class with kaplan.. a friend of mine took it and passed last week, she said it was worth the money.
  8. rubysasha

    nclex monday! 7/8

    congrats!!! i just got my quick results and i passed too! i am SOOOO happy. new york BON usually takes 2 business days to post the license number on the website but they are so backed up because so many people are taking the boards, i may not get a number until next week which is annoying. i know someone who took it friday and still hasnt gotten his. but i'm just thankful i passed! :)
  9. rubysasha

    quick results

    thanks everyone. i did the pearson vue trick and got the good popup but im anxious for the real deal results.
  10. rubysasha

    quick results

    i know ncsbn says 48 hrs for quick results, but when have you seen the link finally pop up? i took my test 7/8 and finished about 1:40pm, will it come up about that time tomorrow or has it happened any earlier for anyone? when i took my lpn boards a few years ago, i feel like i remember the results being up a few hours early but i'm not sure if i'm imagining that.
  11. rubysasha

    nclex monday! 7/8

    i also used kaplan and saunders review books. i did kaplan from cover to cover and the tests at the back of the saunders book. i got alot of SATA and the 'put the steps in order' questions. surprisingly no math, hot spots or audio. i hope the pvt is right, it worked 4 years ago when i took my lpn boards and for anyone i know who tried it.. the only people ive heard it not working for the few people on this board.
  12. rubysasha

    nclex monday! 7/8

    i took the test at 1pm.. 75 q's and i checked the pvt on my phone as soon as i left and got the good popup thank GOD... hopefully its true. i was soooo nervous! but i was out of the test within an hour.
  13. rubysasha

    nclex monday! 7/8

    thank you :)
  14. rubysasha

    June 25th

    i'm taking nclex june 25th too! my test is at 8am, I wish it wasn't so early because I promised myself I would stop at a bar on my way home and treat myself with a big delicious margarita afterwards.. however I think it may be too early for that lol and unfortunately 8am is the only time offered unless I wait another week. I am also an LPN so i'm so scared to fail because I will be MORTIFIED to have to go to work and tell my coworkers I failed. I have to say that I did not feel nervous at all until I scheduled the test this morning when I got my ATT. now i'm nervous! I'm studying the same way I studied for my LPN boards: Saunders NCLEX book and CD with practice questions everyday! I swear by it.. I did a practice test once a day before my LPN boards, passed first try with the minimum amt of questions. Good luck to everybody!! :)
  15. rubysasha

    Stony Brook BSN - Summer/Fall 2011 Applicants

    congrats to you! how exciting!!!! did they call you, or did you find out from SOLAR?
  16. rubysasha

    Stony Brook BSN - Summer/Fall 2011 Applicants

    im with ya girl.. waitlisted! it sucks soooooooooooo much! i wanted to go to stony brook so bad but i got into 2 other schools, one i dont really want to go to bc its an associates program, and one is in brooklyn so i would be commuting.. anyway its so hard to arrange for what im going to decide on, when i'm hoping stony brook will call me. in fact they told me on the phone that they can call all the way up to the first day of classes. it's just not right to leave people hanging like this. they said people accept their acceptance letter thing on solar but don't show up to orientation.. if your not gonna go to SB why not just let them know earlier so they can take people on the waitlist! so frustrating. i have my fingers crossed for us.
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.