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  1. I'm just finishing up my application for the FNP program at Stony Brook for Summer 2019..Anyone else applying? Does anyone know how many times students are expected on-site?
  2. I'm in too! Stony Brook U class of 2022!
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    Just Took NCLEX

    Congrats RN!!
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    New Grad in the ICU. Is this right for me?

    Good advice from the above poster. What you're feeling is totally normal for a new grad. Knowledge comes through self study, asking questions, and being open to feedback. And of course time.
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    New-Old Nurse

  6. Rip Van All Nurses
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    What type of nursing should I recommend to my student?

    I was thinking acute rehab for her...but if she has a significant amount of anxiety, that is only going to get worse with a nursing job. The social skills can be developed on the job. I would recommend treatment for anxiety before anything else.
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    Supervisors no longer there

    I'm applying to a job that asks for supervisors names and phone numbers of each previous job. 4 of those supervisors have left the company. I have cell phone numbers for two of the supervisors. Can I use those or should I just put the main hospital number or HRs number? What should I do about the one's I don't have contact numbers for?
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    Bowel Obstruction treatment

    Look up what happens to D5W once it's infused....it's no longer isotonic
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    Nursing Prioritization! Help!

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    Should I feel guilty?

    You should not feel guilty although it's hard not to. If guilt gets the better of you and you really feel up to it, see if they would agree to let you work just 4 hours (the beginning of the shift) but don't let them guilt you into staying longer.
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    New nurse struggling

    Speak to your supervisor...many nurses feel they want to leave nursing after 6 months. It is a very tough time. It takes at least a year to get acclimated and float pool is even more difficult. Explain to your supervisor that you would like to switch to a home unit to have more stability. Perhaps offer to work part time (2 shifts a week) on one unit and then float for the 3rd shift. A "verbal agreement" is not a contract.
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    Advice please I’m torn.

    I would not go back. I would start looking for a new job ASAP. This is a dangerous situation for you, your coworkers, and your company. If the kid dies from underdosing and it's discovered that staff "knew" there will be a huge legal nightmare. This must be reported immediately to CPS (because the mother is causing harm to the child) and they can do an investigation. I would also notify in writing your supervisor of your "suspicions" in clear detail and print out a copy of your email. In the email write that you would like to speak in person about this as well. In the email inform him that you are notifying CPS because you are a mandated reporter (even if there are suspicions) and the situation needs to be investigated. Prepare to lose your job.
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    See my articles?

    Hi, How do I find my old articles? I can't seem to find a link to them on my account...
  15. Did you hear anything about how often those on campus meets happen? I live in Queens.
  16. Yes I did get an interview request, also for Wed 12/19. Do you know what to expect for this interview? I'm only a little nervous lol
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    CEN 2016!

    I created this thread to have an inclusive up to date CEN review thread for people planning to take the CEN in the next year. I have been in the ER for almost a year and I think that is enough time to start studying. I got some resources from my educator at work. So far, the materials I have are the CEN review manual from the ENA which is basically practice tests and some stuff from Jeff Solheim's review which appears to be content in notes form. I also have a book called the Quick Reference to Critical Care which I have been using since I was a pretty new nurse. It has a lot of great information. I have also downloaded the most recent test blueprint. Which materials did you use/are you using to study from? How important do you think it is to have the latest edition of study materials? Thanks in advance!
  18. How do you answer this question? What are some examples of strengths in nursing and weaknesses that have a positive spin? Nursing Job Interview Mistakes & Questions (added by staff) Applying to Nursing School and the Interview Process Related topics.. https://allnurses.com/nursing-interview-help/how-to-answer-748905.html https://allnurses.com/nursing-career-advice/how-to-answer-991660.html
  19. Use your rapid response team!
  20. Don't ever be afraid to question; whether it's an order, a med, a doctor, a patient, or a fellow nurse!
  21. To pop out those veins: dangle the arm, use heat, and place tourniquet above and below the vein.
  22. If you feel that something's wrong, it's probably not right...trust your gut and investigate.
  23. You seen a pen for those patients to sign those discharge papers and hopefully never come back!
  24. When Your Patient Is Mentally Galaxies Away.
  25. When Your Psych Patient Thinks He's A Superhero.