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  1. runsalot

    Hourly Rounding--pushing back

    I like hourly rounding. But if my cna is not doing it too than I end up taking every one to the bathroom. And I don't have time for that.
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    PRN during FNP School?

    As a nurse. Don't you see enough people that roll through the doors with out insurance? Go pto. But look into your own insurance. In you are a single male with no medical issues, it should be rather cheap. Cheaper than not having it when you need it. Love a cancer survivor at 29.
  3. runsalot

    New preceptor

    Hi all I will be preceptoring a new nurse for the first time in the next couple weeks. Any tips? Thanks in advanced.
  4. runsalot

    I have a dilemma

    Pp I have a prior degree and I got my adn. First for cost, second for my gpa. As most CCs just look at your pre req gpa. Good luck!!
  5. runsalot

    NCLEX shut off at 75,

    Dear op Most people feel like they failed when they walk out of the nclex. But chances are you passed.
  6. runsalot

    No more fingersticks in ICU?

    Our protocol is changing just for PTs on pressors
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    Cost of your RN degree??

    8500 for my ADN and I had a grant, and about 8500 for my BSN for which my hospital will pay about 6000 of. So my out of pocket. 2k.
  8. runsalot

    What's the meanest thing a patient has said to you?

    I had a family call me ugly. And than when I left the room looking insulted they complained to my charged nurse. Are we not humans with feelings? I could of taken a confused patient calling me names. But this was a family member just being mean. Le sigh.
  9. runsalot

    ASN With Second Degree

    I did the adn and I already have a degree due to cost. People from my program got hired into the ER, but that just totally depends on your area.
  10. runsalot

    Vacation scheduling

    Mine is first come first serve. I would hate seniority based as I could never go on vacation I the summer.
  11. runsalot

    Do you like working in neuro?

    Ditto the above poster. Neuro can get very heavy. My last shift one of my main priorities was transferring out a chfer who was there due to ams. I had enough people screaming that were truly neuro patients to deal with a sundowning sick heart.
  12. runsalot

    Starting an IV with Lidocaine or Not?

    I have had plenty of surgeries too, and blood draws. I am an extremely pick poke. As long as the person sticking me listens to my no sticks to the AC rule I would not want to bother with lidocaine.
  13. runsalot

    From IT to RN and now back to IT/IS

    Love this update I also did IT. Military and retail contracting. Mostly db creating and maintaining. Went into nursing because I was getting sick of contract work. I am enjoying my current position (neuro,spine). But one always has to have their eyes on what's next. (Contracting taught me that).
  14. Check out the community colleges in your area. Most offer online courses. And are accepted by the majority of programs you would be applying to. With the sciences, the lecture part is on line.. But most of the time labs are in person on campus. My cost was 99$ per credit hour plus fees. As always. Check with where you want to go to make sure the courses will transfer so you don't waste your money. In all my science labs there were people that were applying to all the nursing programs in the area and were taking their prerequisites at the CC to save money.
  15. runsalot

    What is the draw to nursing these days

    I am a new nurse. But not young. I am a second career nurse who left an office job because I was constantly laid off after projects were delivered instead of being transition to other projects. Even though one of the companies core 'values' was standing up for their employee or some bs like that. I would play some type of horrible musical chair game and get hired back because I could deliver projects under budget and quickly. All this to say. Most people are working understaffed and under appreciated theses days. It's not unique to nursing. I don't know what my co workers expect from our bosses? Hugs and kisses every day? If you do not like your job. Change!! I did! I guess I must work in a place with decent ratios and if I don't want the overtime I say no. I have learned boundaries in life. These boundaries apply to demanding patients. I can only do what I can do. And I document what I do. If they want coffee I show them how to make it.
  16. runsalot

    I beat cancer

    Congrats. 10 years out myself. Feels good.