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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?
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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!
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    Allheart otoscope/opthalmoscope

    Has anyone used the Allheart otoscope/opthalmoscope? https://www.allheart.com/allheart-otoscope--amp--ophthalmoscope-set/p/ahotp10a/ How have you found the quality?
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    Need advice in a sticky situation

    When you hand in your resignation letter make sure to send an email to HR and your manager as well, so there is a paper trail.
  5. 2nd job all the way!! You will get lots of experience at the infusion center. Patients are there for hours getting chemo and they get other meds too. You will also learn IVs and how to access ports. Blood transfusions too.
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    Sepsis in your facility/ED

    My hospital is trying to improve its sepsis numbers and I've been asked to be involved on the ED end of things. We do really well with the STEMI and stroke patients so they are trying to make a "code sepsis" of sorts. I've been looking at a triage alert with provider notification and RN initiation of orders as well as up triaging patients to an ESI 1 for suspected sepsis and at least a 3 for SIRS without a noticeable source of infection. What is being done at your facility?
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  8. Even if your period was months ago, it doesn't mean you're pregnant. You can be on birth control and not have it because of that.
  9. Has anyone gotten an email with futher instructions from the school?
  10. Yes, click forgot password and it will give you instructions.
  11. It could be because I just accepted the offer I can't yet see anything under enrollment. I just sent in my official transcripts. This link shows where to send official transcripts. I added 100 Nicholls Road to what's listed there. https://nursing.stonybrookmedicine.edu/prospectiveFAQ/
  12. Where do you find enrollment status? Which heading do you click on to get there?
  13. I remember there is one class in the summer which is a pathophysiology class if I'm not mistaken
  14. Where do you find the enrollment status?
  15. Hi fellow future classmates :) I logged into SOLAR today and accepted my admission. I also started filling out some of the required stuff on the website. They ask us to read this thing on meningitis and then check that we read and understand it and then we have to pick three options: 1) I've had the meningitis vaccine within 5 years (documentation required) 2) I plan to obtain the vaccination within 30 days 3) I decline to vaccinate. I had the vaccine in 2005. Is this vaccine required or is it just a NY state requirement that schools distribute info and offer the vaccine? (I'm also pregnant so I'd rather not get the vaccine if I don't need it, although I looked it up and it hasn't been shown to cause harm during pregnancy).
  16. I'm in too! Stony Brook U class of 2022!
  17. So it sounds like they will be sending us the acceptance email with the ID. I assume if they weren't going to accept you, then they wouldn't mention that the email will contain the solar ID because you wouldn't need one unless you were accepted.
  18. I also got the weird email on 2/14. Not celebrating yet til I get official word.
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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.
  21. 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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