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Because I said yes.

Because I said yes.

by theknittynurse - The beginning, that moment when you say yes. I am not talking about saying "yes to the dress" or saying "yes" when proposed to. I am talking about the "yes" we... Read More →

Last comment by calcgirl314
Inpatient Nursing Assessment

Inpatient Nursing Assessment

by traumaRUs - There are many aspected of assessment and there is definitely more than one way to do a physical assessment. However you do your physical assessment it is... Read More →

Last comment by CiaMia
How Not to Study

How Not to Study

by ZenRN181 - I have always done well in school but good grades have not come easy, they require me to study for hours, make countless flashcards, attend lectures and read the... Read More →

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Making My Way to Nursing School.

Making My Way to Nursing School.

by futureRNDANI - So at 29 I'm finally doing it. I'm finally starting pre-nursing courses in Jan 2018. I've done so much research and found the process to be a bit complicated, but... Read More →

Last comment by usateacher
Memorizing Pharmacology Video 2 of 7

Memorizing Pharmacology Video 2 of 7

by TonyPharmD - We gradually increase the difficulty by moving from 13 gastrointestinal to 25 musculoskeletal medicines. To handle this many, we’ll divide the drugs into various... Read More →

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Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell

Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell

by CheesePotato - Warning: The following post is rife with brutal honesty and frustration. Read at your own risk. Memorandum from the desk of Your Friendly Neighborhood... Read More →

Last comment by Humanfirst
The Dreaded Group Project - How to Succeed?

The Dreaded Group Project - How to Succeed?

by traumaRUs - ...so first day of class, you are looking thru the syllabus at the assignments and see way down the line is the "deadline for the group assignment." What??!!! You... Read More →

How to Nab those Nursing Scholarships $$

How to Nab those Nursing Scholarships $$

by achurley - Over the last two academic years, I have been a recipient of over $8660 in scholarships for nursing school, plus another $500 while I was completing my... Read More →

Last comment by teal1230
Nursing Mnemonics - Cranial Nerves

Nursing Mnemonics - Cranial Nerves

by empowern- - Cranial Nerves Tips & Tricks “A trap door is not going to open up and swallow you if you fail this test, Caroline!” That was what I told myself when I finally... Read More →

Dear Nursing Student,

Dear Nursing Student,

by dogmombyday - I have the somewhat unique position of being in the no-man's land between nursing school and real world nursing: I have a whopping 3 months of nursing experience... Read More →

Last comment by theknittynurse
Is the BSN for Everybody?  Things to Consider when Considering School

Is the BSN for Everybody? Things to Consider when Considering School

by nurseyblues - How important is schedule to you? If you’re the kind of nurse who loves working three 12s and having the rest of your week off, you might find that options are... Read More →

Last comment by BostonFNP
Nursing: What Did I Get Myself Into?!

Nursing: What Did I Get Myself Into?!

by mar9 - I’ve always been envious of the people who knew they were meant to be nurses right out of the womb. Like they were born screaming, "ADPIEEEEE!!" I wish I could... Read More →

Last comment by hopefulFNP2017
How to Prepare for Next Semester's Pharmacology Class

How to Prepare for Next Semester's Pharmacology Class

by TonyPharmD - You’ve heard pharmacology is a tough class and maybe even know someone who had to repeat it. What isn’t common knowledge is what you can do about preparing for... Read More →

Last comment by hgrimmett
NTI - Capella FlexPath

NTI - Capella FlexPath

by allnurses - Capella University is a fully accredited university that offers RN to BSN and RN to MSN completion programs. Could furthering your education expand your career... Read More →

Love Nursing?  Or ????

Love Nursing? Or ????

by stefy01 - I just want to share my journey on how l got into nursing school and where I am now as a student. Something happened in June 2009, I had only one year left of... Read More →

Last comment by MMRRN1997
Tips for Studying Abroad

Tips for Studying Abroad

by aoguagha - Many students try to circumvent the high costs of post secondary education in the United States by studying at overseas institutions. Meanwhile, others pursue... Read More →

Is It Possible To Work During Nursing School?

Is It Possible To Work During Nursing School?

by TheCommuter - Students commonly ask variations of the following questions: "Is it possible to work while enrolled in the nursing program at my school full-time?" "Should I work... Read More →

Last comment by BookishBelle
Confessions of a Clinical Instructor (Part II)

Confessions of a Clinical Instructor (Part II)

by cjcsoon2bnp - Students can be both a blessing and a curse for any clinical instructor (CI). We relish the days when we see the light blub turn on when a student connects the... Read More →

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