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Why Did You Choose Nursing?

Why Did You Choose Nursing?

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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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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