Boxer Mama

Boxer Mama

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  1. Which position would be better?

    Just from my personal experience. In May, I went back to PT nights, even though I had difficulty working nights before, but I thought things would be better. I found I cannot tolerate working nights and being 5 years older didn’t help. The headach...
  2. Second Thoughts on Becoming a Nurse

    I can honestly say if I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t become a nurse. I graduated in my late 30s (been a nurse for 6 years now), and nobody could have talked me out of it. I recently went back to the hospital in my “dream” unit, part time,...
  3. How to get an ED job after school?

    HCA has an ER residency program you could apply to (since I saw in previous post you are in Denver). It is a highly competitive program, but it opens up the door for a nurse without experience.
  4. Are For Profit Schools really BAD?

    I went to DSN (I guess now DCN), graduated with my BSN. I did not have a problem finding jobs because of the school. I was accepted into a highly competitive residency program. Like you, I went there due to being able to a quicker start date. Ple...
  5. Advice for new nurse moving to CO

    This is from their website, where there is more information listed. You just have to have passed your NCLEX by the start of the program, not to apply. We invite new graduate registered nurses to apply for a unique opportunity to be given didactic an...
  6. Advice for new nurse moving to CO

    HCA is currently accepting applications for their StaRN program if that is something that might interest you.
  7. Nursing Job Outlook

    You could look into Highlands Behavioral Health.
  8. Homemaker to RN @ 40

    I graduated with my BSN when I was 38, and it took my about 4 months to find a hospital job. I was then accepted into a very competitive residency program in my dream unit at 39. Anything is possible!
  9. Implanted Ports & Heparin Flushes

    We use PowerPorts and only use heparin when deaccessing. We flush with 10 ml saline every 8 hours, 20 ml saline after blood draws.
  10. Denver Nurses, Advice about DSN?

    I am a former student of DSN and a recent new grad. Any school is going to have good and bad points, and I really think it is what you put into it. It is true the NCLEX pass rate for 2015 is not good as reported on the DORA website. Since I can on...
  11. Is clinic nursing a dirty job?

    Some hospitals have new graduate residency programs, and the competition is fierce for these positions. There may be only one new grad position per unit, and you literally have to be the best to get these jobs. I think that is why it is important ...
  12. Yet another DSN thread

    I sent you a PM.
  13. Paralyzing Fear!!!

    I was really worried about the math, and it turns out that I now love the math problems because of how we were taught. I do set up every problem I have with dimensional analysis. I have to see and write everything. Step 1: Figure out and write ...
  14. What kind of watch?

    I would recommend a cheap watch that can get wet and you can wipe off. I have 2 of these (I keep one in my car as a backup): Prestige Medical Women's Cyber Gel Watch | allheart.com
  15. Any older students?

    I am 37 years old, have 3 kids, and I am an the middle of my senior year in nursing school. I agree with the previous post about learning your learning style. My time is limited, so I have to make every minute count. I have a planner that I write ...