Matt799

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  1. Milking chest tubes

    I'm studying for boards and my review course says, "Gently milk in the direction of drainage, if needed." This was in regards to a pleural tube. Is anyone else familiar with the practice of milking a clot back in to the body? If so, what purpose do...
  2. Difference between Sterile and Aseptic technique?

    This seems more a matter of semantics than anything else. I just want to add that washing your hands is a PART of being sterile but just because you wash your hands doesn't make your procedure sterile. But it sounds like you are saying washing hands ...
  3. Difference between Sterile and Aseptic technique?

    Does anyone have a source that says aseptic means clean? My Lewis text says they are the same and my Taber's dictionary says, "[in aseptic technique] all instruments used are sterilized, physicians and nurses wear caps, shoe coverings, sterile gowns ...
  4. All Those NPs with No Bedside Experience

    You can't get an RN in one year.I have a BA in English, it took me 5 years because I took my time so I could earn the top 5% gpa that earned me admission in to an accelerated program. Since I had no science credit, I had to take 2 full years of Che...
  5. All Those NPs with No Bedside Experience

    Online programs have recorded lectures and (obviously) hospital-unit based clinicals. Please explain how this is any different. I'll take a stab at it...With online learning, you absorb things in the comfort of your home. You hear the same lecture...
  6. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?

    Anyway, I appreciate the strong opinions, I know they come from a place of concern for patients and making your work experience more tolerable, so I get it. Being 30 years old, there's a desire to accomplish things quicker, but I do agree it would b...
  7. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?

    One of the responders to the OP on the other thread complain that schools are letting unlicensed people in to NP programs. I know NOTHING about that...our admission is contingent upon passing the NCLEX, we just don't have to apply - we're auto accep...
  8. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but this post cautioned against being a pompous, all-knowing dilettante NP, didn't it? Anyone who would act that way (and cant I.d. Pacer spikes lol) is someone I would never be. A big part of why I got in to this career is...
  9. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?

    "i did the accelerated 1-year program and as a part of my admission i have the opportunity to go directly in to a 15-month fnp program."i thought it was implied. thomas jefferson university offers dual admission in to 8 np programs for students that...
  10. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?

    Thank you Millie, I appreciate your advice and I completely relate with the idea of cementing the knowledge. I get excellent grades but I can't help but feel repetition will make it stick and make the interventions second nature, which is where I wo...
  11. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?

    GrnTea, I go to one of the best schools in the country so if you have an issue with the policy please contact them. Im interested in career advice only.
  12. Straight to FNP or work full-time first?

    Hello everyone!I am graduating from Thomas Jefferson with a BSN in 2 months. This is my 2nd degree (first was a BA in English), so I did the accelerated 1-year program and as a part of my admission I have the opportunity to go directly in to a 15-mo...