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Mon 1 May, 2006 10:05 pm - CCRN certification Looking for recommendations on courses/books that are good to prepare with. Has anyone taken the exam? How hard is it? WHat is the best experience to prepare for it? Does it... (view)
Sat 29 Apr, 2006 01:20 pm - Transition to OR nursing I have 1 yr ICU, 2 yrs. Stepdown experience. I've been offered an OR job, a totally new area to me. What do I need to do to prepare, if I take it? How does one orient... (view)
Mon 17 Apr, 2006 06:45 pm - Pay 3 years experience, about $19.84, add $4/hr shift dif from 3p-11p. My old Baylor job, only 1 paid wkend off a year was $28 after adding the baylor pay incentive. My current agency job is... (view)
Sun 16 Apr, 2006 10:37 pm - OMG!! Med/surg from hell!! 2 NG tubes??? Poor pt!! Nurses having to mix banana bags?? Poor nurse!! At least where I work they make the pharmacists mix most everything (hey, pay me like a... (view)
Thu 13 Apr, 2006 05:18 pm - LPN-"not real" When I was in RN school, we had LPNs merge with us the last year...I was soooo glad!! They had far better skills, and I learned a lot from them. They work just as hard as... (view)
Mon 10 Apr, 2006 07:11 pm - Med/surg how do you handle the pt load? I have always worked ICU/stepdown, with a pt load of 2-4. Everyone keeps saying I should still do a year of med/surg to gain those wonderful organziation... (view)
Mon 10 Apr, 2006 07:00 pm - How to push for mandatory pt load limits I work in a busy ICU where 3 vents, at least 1 on insulin or dopamine gtts are common, and not considered unsafe. There is rarely a tech, and we often have... (view)
Thu 9 Feb, 2006 10:41 am - Hawaii working in ICU I would imagine there are only a couple of hosptials in HI....can anyone tell me how much it pays roughly? Also what about housing? I heard they tend to give you a place with... (view)
Wed 8 Feb, 2006 03:51 pm - Fastaff agency Do they really live up to thier hype on their website? I know no one agency is perfect, but some seem to fall WAAAY short of what they promise. I mainly want to be sure that I can... (view)
Wed 8 Feb, 2006 03:35 pm - UCLA is it a good place to work? I'm looking to do ICU travel out west...tell me the good, the bad, the ugly. I am also agency shopping now and plan to travel this fall. Thanks! (view)
 
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