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loveofrn BSN, RN

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loveofrn has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in MICU.

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    2017 Nurse Salary

    Philadelphia New grad BSN MICU Experience:4 months $34/hr basepay + 10% differential for night and additional 10% for weekends with full time benefits In 2 years, I'll be making $40 with all the differentials. Facility:Large hospital, unionized Vacation: 2 weeks vacation per year COL: $600 for 1br/ba,Live in suburbs
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    bp drop during paracentesis

    Well, you have to first understand how osmotic, albumin and hydrostatic pressure works. There are many reasons why patients develop ascites and the most common causes is liver problem. Patients with cirrhosis have low albumin level because the liver cant produce them anymore or produce little. Albumin helps to keep fluid in the circulatory system, so when there is low albumin fluid tends to leak around the cell ( third spacing) which cause ascites. The recommended fluid removal is less than 5, when more than 5 is removed it usually cause hypotension because even though the fluids that was removed is in the third space, fluid continues to leak into the third space from the vasculature because low albumin cant keep the fluid in the circulatory system Thats why we usually check Bp to see if the patient can tolerate the procedure and we give albumin to prevent hypotension which helps to draw fluid into the circulatory system before the procedure. So the answer to the question is, paracentesis can cause hypotension and you should always be alert and prevent it by giving albumin and remove fluids gradually. I hope this helps.
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    Its official my name is on the board of nursing
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    Yes i got the good pop up this morning. Im not celebrating yet until my name shows up on BON
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    Relax, congrat. Every case is different. Mine changed after 24 hours i think so not 12 hours. The pvt is reliable
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    My result was on hold for like 12 hours and around this morning, it changed to the good pop up. You just gotta keep checking it. I know how you feel, believe me
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    So what abt those that took the exam this wednesday, have they tried the pvt yet?
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    The questions were all over the place. Make sure you know your maternity really well, that was my weak area and a bunch of questions came from there, so i was prepared for it. I didnt use ati per se, I only used it for review of content on maternity. The questions were staright forward and not that difficult at all compared to uworld. Just make sure you read question and understand what its asking. I got alot of sata, 2 drag and drop, no med math, alot of meds (my strongest point lol, so thats an advantage) and 2 ekg ( one was sata and one was what would you do for the rhythm. You got this��
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    Well just got the good up. Our record indicate... Im so so happy right now
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    hmmm. I did the PVT, it says "The candidate currently has test results that are on hold. A new registration cannot be created at this time." now this just increased my anxiety level
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    Guys Im scheduled to take the exam on thursday but im thinking of resecheduling to wednesday. I just want to do this exam and move on with my life. I think Im burnt out and stressed out.
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    Qbank before assessment. Im only using the ati comprehensive book for content right now.
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    Just finished uworld with an average of 59 an a percentile of 78 and the assessment test I scored 73 on it and it says very high with a percentile of 96. I hope this uworld scores are reliable. I'm taking the exam next week. so I will continue to do questions until then. I got to pass this dreaded test
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    Please explain to me why this NCLEX question is correct

    You are right on both questions. I dont know why they picked aspirin and code black. For question 2, you dont attend to code black patient because thats a waste of resources, you attend to red followed by yellow. As for question 1, how does the nurse knws the patient that the patient have chest pain without talking to patient himself, if possible doesnt even have contraindication to aspirin and aspirin wont relieve acute chest pain
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    I havent done the assessment yet. I want to finish the question bank before doing the assessment. I should be able to finish tomorrow or saturday. Uworld is my content and question bank lol. Im weak on maternity. to those that took the exam, how much maternity question was on the exam
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    I guess I have to join this thread since I just register for the exam and I will be taking it next week. I have been doing uworld so far and I've been scoring low 50s to low 60s. My average on it is 59. I have like 400 questions left but I think im still not fully prepared for the exam. So guys any info on other study materials will be appreciated.