RyanCarolinaBoy ADN, BSN, MSN



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RyanCarolinaBoy has 18 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU.

Multiple years of experience in a variety of ICU settings (CV, Neuro, Trauma/Surg). 

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  1. New Grad Stuck In Orientation In A Covid MICU. Help!

    OP, sadly the situation you describe is all too common currently with the (never ending) Covid pandemic. I have been an ICU nurse many years and have seen and synthesized much knowledge over the years. This knowledge base came from a huge varie...
  2. ADN vs BSN Nurses' Competency

    Law...this ole ADN versus BSN debate just keeps on raging, year after year. can I just reply that if you are going to use data to back your statements, please make sure it is peer reviewed articles. one thing about nursing “together we are stronge...
  3. Masters in Nursing

    I would decide what route I wanted to go prior to spending the time, effort, and money in a masters degree. without a specific focus area, I wouldn’t think there is much value in a masters. The goal is to focus on your desired area of expertise an...
  4. Anti-Vaxxers Shut Down Immunization Events

    Mandate vaccines. Save lives. End of story.
  5. Just Say “NO” to Nurse Staffing Laws

    Well, I have personally worked in many different healthcare environments, both profit as well as not-for-profit back in my travel nurse days. I can attest to the fact that, in my experience, the for profit sector is literally that-FOR profit. Supplie...
  6. New Ohio law would let families put cameras in nursing home rooms

    Considering the level of abuse that is present in elder care facilities, I think it is a great option to have a camera present. Honestly, if you are just doing your job-it shouldn’t bother you. If it’s my loved one, you can BET I’d have a happy littl...
  7. Open Book Pals Testing

    Ummm...is there going to be an OPEN BOOK on the crash cart when you are the responding RN responsible to code a patient using the concepts covered on the exam? pardon my bluntness, but if you don’t plan to know the concepts inside and out, your certi...
  8. Just Say “NO” to Nurse Staffing Laws

    I have considered this issue from multiple angles again and again. Having worked in staffing (direct care) as well as leadership roles (manager/director), I fully support legislated action to FORCE mandated ratios. I have seen the evils for-profit...
  9. The Stigma of Men in Nursing

    No offense, but you are using research data cited from articles that are 20 years old. This information is not accurate in my opinion. Please find (and utilize) up to date research if you wish to be accurate. I find that as a man in nursing, you a...
  10. can level 1 trauma IMCU/SICU Step-down experience get you into CRNA school?

    Short answer-NO. Working IMC does not qualify one to adequately train for CRNA school. Knowing vent management, sedation support, and gtt titrations are all key aspects taught at the ICU level that you simply don’t do/see on IMC-regardless of locatio...
  11. Time to step down from management?

    When you say your personality was suited for non-management roles...please describe? As in not liking to “have” to be the voice of authority?
  12. Time to step down from management?

    To those who of you who have served in formal leadership positions (nurse manager, clinical supervisor, etc) what was the breaking point or decision factors that led you to step back down into a staff RN role? was it one specific thing or a combinati...
  13. heparin drips

    Agreed. Every facility I've ever worked runs NS with heparin gtts
  14. NC advanced degrees

    The portion of this scenario that is unreasonable is the fact that the Board of Governor who is responsible for granting those requests to online or out of state schools is extremely slow and not motivated to grant those schools the ability to enroll...
  15. Tell me about Appleton

    Sent u a pm :)