How to do the best job as a surgical nurse – from a surgeon

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Being the best nurseTweet When you went through your OR training for surgical nursing in nursing school, I’m sure that you heard from the experienced scrubs about what made a good scrub nurse and all the many different things you needed to know to become […]

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Ways to make money in your time off. Part II- Direct sales

Tweet There are literally hundreds of different companies that now have no (or very few) physical stores but instead use individual salespeople to sell their products to friends and co-workers. But to paraphrase George Orwell, not all companies are created equal. In addition to some really fabulous opportunities, there are also a lot of pyramid […]

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Quit nursing school?

Tweet People start nursing school at many different times in their lives. For some it comes right out of high school, for others it is after they retire from another profession, and then for the rest of us it happens somewhere in the middle. I started nursing school after I had my four children and […]

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Being an on call operating room nurse.

Tweet Taking call is a standard part of scheduling in the operating room. I was an operating room scrub nurse for 11 years and I served my time a plenty carrying that evil, evil pager. The rules were simple in our hospital, we had the main day shifters 6:45-3:00, the lunch relievers 10:30-7:00, late shifters […]

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  • October 25th, 2009
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CRNA school admission tips

Tweet (This is a guest post by Jacob Kelton.) There is a lot of advice and input on the internet about what it takes to get into nurse anesthesia school. I would like to add to this advice from personal experience. First of all many people freak out and put too much emphasis on GPA. […]

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What had happened wuz….Blogworld 09!! Woot!!

This entry is part 5 of 4 in the series BlogWorld 2009Tweet Well, blogworld has ended and we all made it back to Texas in the same condition in which we departed. Actually, now that I think about it NOPE, we didn’t! @nursewendy came back a married woman, @lipodoc came back with a couple of […]

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Blogworld hangover prevention

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series BlogWorld 2009Tweet Blogworld is upon us come this Wednesday and, I have found myself in quite a dilemma. First off, I’m going to be at a huge conference, to learn as much as I possibly can about something I really know nothing about. This means, […]

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