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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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NSNA 2018 Annual Conference - Nashville, TN

NSNA 2018 Annual Conference - Nashville, TN

by allnurses - Meet and network with fellow Students, Nursing leaders, and Faculty members at the National Student Nurses' Association: Get Hooked! Insight, Inspiration, Ingenuity... Read More →

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Are You Doing it Right? Taking Accurate BPs

Are You Doing it Right? Taking Accurate BPs

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - In my personal healthcare experiences, I've noticed several healthcare providers (HCPs) taking blood pressures quickly and often inaccurately. I'm sure you have... 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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Endotracheal tube: Parts, types and functions.

Endotracheal tube: Parts, types and functions.

by David Ogunlabi - ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE: PARTS, TYPES AND FUNCTIONS. DESCRIPTION: Endotracheal tube (ETT) is a flexible plastic tube, usually made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), that... 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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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 →

For the Nursing Student Who Feels They Aren't Meant to Be a Nurse

For the Nursing Student Who Feels They Aren't Meant to Be a Nurse

by Avill - I remember looking around the room during orientation before the nursing program started. There we were, the chosen 60. We were told that this year the school had... Read More →

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Five Studying Tips for Success for the New Nursing Students

Five Studying Tips for Success for the New Nursing Students

by RachelP_CRNA2B - To say that the first semester of nursing school is overwhelming would be an incredible understatement. Between being assigned to read 20 textbook chapters a week,... Read More →

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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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Can I Work as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant While in School?

Can I Work as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant While in School?

by TheCommuter - Imagine you are a nursing student who wants to start accruing healthcare experience now. However, volunteering at a hospital or nursing home might be totally out of... 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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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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