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Thoughts on being a CNA in Nursing school. Is it a good idea?

Thoughts on being a CNA in Nursing school. Is it a good idea?

by rleah - Should you become a CNA, if you are planning on going to nursing school? Is the experience worth it? Will being a CNA make me a good nurse? As in every aspect in... Read More →

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To The Man In The Green Jacket

To The Man In The Green Jacket

by xxstarrynitesxx - I am not sure if I ever had the chance to meet you or know your name, but around 6:30 this morning you made an impression on me that I will never forget. This... Read More →

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What I Really Learned in Nursing School

What I Really Learned in Nursing School

by amb218 - What I learned in nursing school is how to set up an IV fluid set, what to do when a patient is exhibiting signs of septic shock, the most intricate details of... Read More →

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Altered Reality- Cognitive Distortions in Nursing Students

Altered Reality- Cognitive Distortions in Nursing Students

by Stepper - Nursing students commonly adopt thinking habits that distort their perception of reality in a negative way. These cognitive distortions led to feelings of... Read More →

My First Day at the Neuro ICU

My First Day at the Neuro ICU

by chemshark - This is not med/surg. This, of course, means that most of our patients are on vents. They usually assign us only 1-2 patients here, but they are quite acute. But, I... Read More →

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2017 Student Survey: Demographics

2017 Student Survey: Demographics

by tnbutterfly - Over a five-week period of time in the fall of 2017, allnurses members and readers who are future, current, or past students were invited via the allnurses website,... Read More →

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My journey of Being Denied, Waitlisted, and Now Starting Nursing School!

My journey of Being Denied, Waitlisted, and Now Starting Nursing School!

by alexauwm - Hello Everybody! This is my first time posting on allnurses, so please bare with me. I'm currently a Junior at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM)... Read More →

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Drawing Pharmacology Video 4 Antibiotics I

Drawing Pharmacology Video 4 Antibiotics I

by TonyPharmD - Antibiotics 1. Cell Wall synthesis inhibitors1. B lactams i. Penicillin -- IV vs Oral 1. G 2. VK ii. Aminopenicillins -- both start with ‘A'... Read More →

EKG Strips Made Easy

EKG Strips Made Easy

by AlexLL - Hey everyone making a series to easily master EKG strips for all those trying to learn how to read them. Part 1 The Basics 1. Know the normal interval... Read More →

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

by Julie Reyes - I wish someone would have explained exactly what it meant to "think critically" when I first started nursing school - it sure would have saved me a lot of time... Read More →

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The Difference Between Approval and Accreditation

The Difference Between Approval and Accreditation

by TheCommuter - Many potential and current nursing students do not fully understand the concepts of approval and accreditation. For instance, someone recently mentioned that... Read More →

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7 Employment Opportunities for Nursing Students

7 Employment Opportunities for Nursing Students

by EsJ87 - Today's post is going to focus on different PT or Per-Diem jobs for nursing students. Most nursing students that are in coursework to obtain initial licensure are... Read More →

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2017 Student Survey: What Students Really Want From Nursing School?

2017 Student Survey: What Students Really Want From Nursing School?

by tnbutterfly - You have decided you want to become a nurse, and now you have decisions to make. Deciding which nursing school is a very important decision and one that should be... Read More →

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2017 Student Survey: School Profiles

2017 Student Survey: School Profiles

by tnbutterfly - In the fall of 2017 over a 5-week period of time, allnurses members and readers who are future, current, or past students were invited to participate in a 10-minute... Read More →

Why Did You Choose Nursing? - 2017 Student Survey

Why Did You Choose Nursing? - 2017 Student Survey

by allnurses - If you are reading this article, then likely you have come to the same decision or are thinking about it. We each have a story or background as to how we came to... Read More →

Drawing Pharmacology Video 5 (Antibiotics II)

Drawing Pharmacology Video 5 (Antibiotics II)

by TonyPharmD - Part 2 of the 3-part series about antibiotic pharmacology To start off this video, Jaclyn covers the 6 different indications of vancomycin backed neatly into the... Read More →

Should I Be a Nurse? 5 Things to Think About

Should I Be a Nurse? 5 Things to Think About

by jeastridge - Should I Be a Nurse? 5 Things to Think About Trevor stopped me in the hall at church. "I'm thinking about going to nursing school. I know you have been a nurse a... Read More →

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Organizing the Head to Toe Assessment using the "Rule of 3s"

Organizing the Head to Toe Assessment using the "Rule of 3s"

by HermioneG - Towards the end of nursing school, I spent a week in the lab helping medsurg nursing students with their head to toe assessments. I noticed right away that many... Read More →

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