la_chica_suerte85 BSN, RN

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la_chica_suerte85 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Second career RN -- currently an RN resident at a fabulous hospital in pediatric hematology/oncology.

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    Unprofessional to mention you have other patients?

    I don't know why but it's always been a weird topic -- I vaguely remember being told that it's not that patient's problem that you have other patients so it's not an excuse or something (?). I can't remember but it's some customer service-related non...
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    PVC'S and SVT leading up to NCLEX

    I'll echo the sentiment that you probably need a break. I didn't pay too much attention to my Kaplan scores. I just kept practicing the alternate format questions until I couldn't practice anymore. Since it's the day before your test date, take a mom...
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    Nursing School

    This depends on your school and their agreement with your state's BON. It should be stated in your the student handbook for nursing students or on the department info page on your school's website. Your state's BON also likely has some information re...
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    Jimmy Kimmel Thanks Nurses Who Saved His Infant Son's Life

    Huh? The National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (institutes within the NIH) would like a word. Also, Trump gave the okay for reimbursement cuts to facilities ...
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    "My kids"

    My "fun friend!" That's what we say. :) For some reason, "My kiddo" drives me up the wall.
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    Differentiating between lung and bowel sounds

    Yes, it is possible. If you hear coarse lung sounds where you should be hearing bronchovesicular sounds, you just have them cough and clear their secretions and, voila, clear lung sounds. Also, wheezing is a bronchial issue and it is possible that th...
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    Wearing secular head coverings?

    I believe the studies that regard laundering...erm...auxiliary accessories and sanitation have to do with inconsistencies and lapses in proper laundering. And, yes, if you are looking for an exception to a particular guideline or rule, you'll have to...
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    Nursing is not what it is made out to be..

    While you're in nursing school, now is the time to prepare to set yourself up to work in the best possible environment. But, nursing in and of itself has some major challenges that can make even the most ideal environment sheer hell. Still, you don't...
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    Nursing is not what it is made out to be..

    I agree with this to a point -- and I've only been on my own as a new RN for nearly 4 months. My experience, however, is what I tried my hardest to make it out to be. I made sure I would position myself to 1) get into a hospital setting, 2) go direct...
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    double lumen PICC & incompatible meds

    It's funny -- I was just mentioning this to a coworker the other night. I know the lumens are often staggered at the end (but not by much) and I still have some magical thinking going on that things are just going to mix together at that end point an...
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    Pre-reqs of a pediatric nurse

    These are pretty much the basic keys to peds nursing. If you can entertain the kids and the parents and make everyone comfortable, you'll have a good time. If you are also able to stay up on the latest ridiculous trends and obsessions of the little o...
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    ATI testing for LPN students

    They aren't. ATI is not the best in terms of quality or test-taking strategy. I had to basically de-brainwash myself from ATI before I took the NCLEX-RN. I used Saunders and Kaplan to prepare and I passed the 1st go around. I would not put any stock ...
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    Dying to be a Nurse

    Nursing school is generally a very competitive academically. It's difficult to get through your stream-of-consciousness style writing so I think that the criminal record might be only part of your issue.
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    New Grad, Can't Get Hired?

    Yeah, you gotta get out there and do the foot work. See if there are any job fairs at the local schools around you coming up. There should be since a lot of people are getting ready to graduate. Good luck!
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    New Grad, Can't Get Hired?

    Uhh....this may not be what you want to hear but a very experienced colleague of mine (my preceptor, in fact) moved to NJ and remarked before leaving that it was incredibly difficult to find a job in the specialty we work in. NJ and California (and I...