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    Shooting at nurse's college in Tuscon, AZ??

    I think we should at least agree that problems like this shooting are multi-factoral. Yes, it is true, in the US it is much easier to have a gun handy, but people that kill people find weapons. True, GUNS kill and that is the purpose for GUNS to KIL...
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    Sleep paralysis ....

    I had a few of these same type of episodes at different times in my life. I don't think however, that they were stress related. Once it was when I was about 17 years old and I felt a cold draft, I tried to open my eyes but I could not, then I heard ...
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    New CRP guidlines

    Go to the American Heart Association web site. Buy a 2000 Handbook of ECC through the AHA vendors. Attend a Guidelines 2000 update for instructors or contact your training center!
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    Nursing Pharmacology Tests

    We use the NLN tests which still give us a 96% fail rate because of the specific drugs that are tested. The best way to come up with a fair test is to develop one yourself, do a validity and reliability study on it and use it at your facility. Have ...
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    RN vs LPN assessments

    Here we go again guys. This RN vs non-RN hogwash. It depends upon your STATE PRACTICE ACT what is deemed an "RN" task vs a task that can be "delegated." It has NOTHING to do with 20+ years or any + years and ability. It has to do with what our nurs...
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    Professional appearance

    I agree with most of the posters. It is important to maintain a professional appearance and that means being conservative! Freedom of expression is a right, but patients have a right to feel that those they entrust their health to are serious. It ...
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    What Freaks You Out?

    Oh guys, between the laughing and the gagging I think this is the best I've seen yet. Having been a respiratory therapist you would think secretions are a breeze for me--well they are so long as they don't touch any part of my skin! I had a luggie l...
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    Nursing Student

    You should ask your school's financial aid department about work-study, grants and scholarships and even student loans. If all else fails, you could get a part-time job to pay for your expenses while you go to school. Do you have family or friends th...
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    Discussing salary during an interview

    If only my CNO would let me use your stuff to give to new employees as a "pre" for the meds test! I'd use it! Can I?
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    Help, what is lowest Hematocrit for post C-section

    How low is too low a 'crit? How does it affect the patient. I had a C-section with my last child. My hgb droped to 6 and 'crit was 20! If my doctor "rushed" to give me a transfusion when all I was feeling is tiredness and mild exertional shortness ...
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    silly question

    I have been fortunate to work with some pretty great nurses. We don't always get along, we sometimes disagree, but like a "family" we set aside our differences and celebrate the holidays. We usually bring in the ancillary departments too--pharmacy,...
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    BSN minimum requirement

    Comments like THAT is what brings this profession down. Childish reactions, negative feedback--I don't think I would like to work with a nurse that has such a narrow minded view of the world that one cannot express opinions with out being **** on. Do...
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    BSN minimum requirement

    Comments like THAT is what brings this profession down. Childish reactions, negative feedback--I don't think I would like to work with a nurse that has such a narrow minded view of the world that one cannot express opinions with out being **** on. Do...
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    BSN minimum requirement

    I've said it before and I will say it again. There is no "short-cut" school for doctors. There has to be a baseline level of education for nursing to become a serious profession. I am a BSN school graduate and I totally disagree with those that say...
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    BSN minimum requirement

    I've said it before and I will say it again. There is no "short-cut" school for doctors. There has to be a baseline level of education for nursing to become a serious profession. I am a BSN school graduate and I totally disagree with those that say...
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    45 yo Physician ISO Single Nurse

    I HAD to see this post just for the laughs! I think perhaps I know this neurosurgeon! Or at least there's one like him in my neck of the woods. It MUST be a joke because if he's serious then he must have performed a self-inflicted brain-drain and suc...