applesxoranges BSN, RN


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applesxoranges is a BSN, RN and specializes in ER.

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  1. Northern Kentucky University online MSN reviews

    Don't recommend it. I did quit another program a few years ago due to a major life change (divorce, abusive ex, moving, changing jobs, etc) and so I have some experience with another new online program. Some complaints include I don't feel like they...
  2. PERRLA-Like Program?

    Is there any recommendations for a tool like PERRLA that will format my paper for me and allow me to create citations? I had a lifetime subscription to PERRLA but with the switch to the add-in, it no longer works and they haven't updated their genera...
  3. Nursing shortage is BS

    It took me two months to get two job offers (three if you count the other spot) for when I relocate. I was really scared. Current job is so understaffed it is bad. We are tripling assignments left and right in the icus across the board. It is suppos...
  4. Huddle being used as a disciplinary tool

    We have had safety issues discussed but never right out shamed. Like someone gave zyprexa instead of protonix and we did try to figure out who did it without looking at the vial or med (we switched to barcode scanning and zyprexa is bright yellow at ...
  5. Epinephrine Error - Broken Heart Syndrome, Part 1

    Root cause analysis. This is why I try to scan everything that I can. Technically you could push epi for an allergic reaction but not ideal and it was the wrong concentration anyway. Most of the paramedic protocols have pulled it. We also could start...
  6. Do I take the CFRN or the CTRN?

    I applied to a few programs and they really don't care as much as you have a certification to satisfy CAMTS if they are CAMTS certified. I think they updated their standards to remove the CEN as an accepted cert. From what I hear CTRN and CFRN are ve...
  7. Central Line Placement and Masks

    In your hospital or facility, is everyone in the room supposed to wear masks for CVC placement? Notice I said supposed to and not do you.
  8. Medical Response?

    No. Anywy, the guy's blood pressure is going to be through the roof anyway. Better to load and go. Basically, intrcranial pressure is already ******.
  9. Can I please get a Parking Spot!

    I quit a large hospital over the parking. Many hospitals are moving towards getting rid of specialized parking lots with the exception of cath lab and surgeons since you don't want them floating around delaying surgery. But honestly, all staff needs...
  10. BLS/ACLS renewal question

    Most hospitals combine the two. Yes you can renew early. However, will the hospital pay for you to renew early is another qurstion. Look and ask HR what the rules are if you get paid to go to class.
  11. I want to be a nurse but im not good at math

    If you want to be a doctor, don't go to nursing school. Go to nursing school if you want to be an RN. There are easier ways to get into medical school and being a nurse will do you no favors.
  12. New grad hired as charge nurse

    The RNs are usually charge RNs in the LTC or so I thought.
  13. First clinical. Forgot to document vital signs.

    It is still the responsibility of the staff to make sure stuff gets done?
  14. Jockey Scrubs

    Thry have two pairs of the size I need
  15. Hoping they fire me

    I hope they fire me. This place is tied for worst job. It beats out the EMS job that made me paranoid. II am not too worried if they fire me. I have a job lined up November and I can work my other job for overtime. Like the stress is crazy. I am not ...

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