I'm currently working on applying to nursing MSN programs. One of the schools I am applying to is utilizing the on-ling service "Nursing CAS" for applications. Has anyone ever used this application server before? I have never used them before and find some of their self proclaimed "requirements" to be excessive. For example they want you to submit transcripts as well as type out every single course you ever took, along with course number, and grade. I am quite honestly not sure I even have transcripts from all my programs sitting around. Gah.
This. I am a big on drug levels and if it isn't ordered I will ask for it to be ordered. Several years ago my mother was hospitalized following an overdose and no one checked drug levels for over two weeks. By that time they had restarted her meds and even titrated the dose up. By the time they checked she was in acute kidney failure. Fortunately didn't need dialysis but still very scary
ChristineN replied to Anna Flaxis's topic in Emergency
What amazes me is when grown adults come in that didn't take anything for fever or pain.
I had one lady tell me she didn't take anything cause she was worried about interactions with all of her diabetes and HTN meds. I told her next time just take that Tylenol
I was also going to suggest CNL. I am finishing up a CNL program now. I had started a FNP program but realized that I wasn't ready to leave the bedside and I wanted something that also included education in its focus. CNL answers both of these desires of mine.
The degree is still fairly new, so I am sure that it will be tweaked some as time goes by.
ChristineN replied to gainschool4lpn's topic in LPN/LVN
When I was working in PA years ago we were told that they were no longer legal "unless the unit is short staffed." I never looked for myself to see what the law was as i was not a fan of 16 hour shifts
Hi I am a CNL student ( not direct entry) who is finishing up my last year of classes and getting ready to start on my portfolio. Anyone else also doing the same or recently graduated? Would love to hear your feedback, and how it is going for you.
ChristineN replied to Kalipso's topic in Emergency
I have only ever placed a foley pre OB U/S one time, and I remember it was a special situation where the pt was on the U/S table but they were having difficulty visualizing.
I would speak with the doctors and see why this is the practice. Maybe U/S expects it, maybe they had a bad experience once involving a pt that didn't have a catheter.
This may be one of those times that you need to remind your pt they have a right to refuse any part of the plan of care.....
I transferred from the floor to ER after working the floors for almost 5 years. While I don't have critical pts everyday, it was still a transition. You have to be willing to learn, and accept that you are starting at the bottom again.
A good manager will see strength in your background, as you should already have good assessment skills down