Student Nurse PLanner - page 2

I just wanted to let everyone know that I bought a great student nurse planner. It's made by Saunders & they sell it at Amazon & B&N. The first 139 pages are all survival skills, notes & other... Read More

  1. by   majicalblue
    Quote from nrselisa
    I just wanted to let everyone know that I bought a great student nurse planner. It's made by Saunders & they sell it at Amazon & B&N. The first 139 pages are all survival skills, notes & other helpful things for clinical. There is a really nice calendar for keeping track of things & a section in the back for phone numbers. Hopefully this will help me keep everything straight

    Lisa
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    The RNotes by Ehren Myers is really good too, and it fits right into your pocket.
  2. by   Catma63
    I bought this student nurse planner by Susan C. Dewitt too...same time as I bought RNotes and my handy dandy little Math for Nurses book by Mary Jo Boyer (Lippincott). All have come in extremely handy and helpful.
    The chapters in the student nurse planner deal with (1) Orientation to Nursing School, (2) Getting the most out of the Clinical experience, (3) Dealing with Stress (4) Continuing your education (5) Aids to Success and (6) Obtaining information via the internet.
    Chapter 5 includes such tidbits as measurements and conversions, most common laboratory values, medication administration, IV site placement, evaluation of ECG rhythm strips, ABGs, insulins and their actions, etc.....Even client's diets!
    In this planner you get Prefixes and Suffixes used in medical terms, commonly used abreviations, basic spanish phrases, and Nanda approved nursing diagnoses. Erikson's Stages of Development is also covered as well as decriptive terms for nurse's charting.
    You can fill out the calendar as needed....start with your own month and year. There's places in the back to store your personal phone numbers as well as info for staff and clinical numbers. A complete index rounds it out in the end.
    So see....it really IS for everybody...no matter when they started. I figured I'd include more info about if for those who had never heard of it. I purchased mine for $14 in the college bookstore after our instructor asked for it to be ordered per our request. I take it with me everywhere and I believe you will too.
    How's that for promotion? haha
  3. by   MryRose
    Excellent Review Catma!!

    Hugs!
    MaryRose
  4. by   Anubis
    I bought one of these planners too, and I already love it. It has promise of being an invaluable tool. And it's spiral-bound, so it's easy to flip in half and carry with you without worrying about breaking the spine.

    I'd recommend one to anyone who's in nursing school. At the very least, the information in the front portion of it serves as a heads-up for what to expect.
  5. by   Pmkn10RN
    Quote from Anubis
    I bought one of these planners too, and I already love it. It has promise of being an invaluable tool. And it's spiral-bound, so it's easy to flip in half and carry with you without worrying about breaking the spine.

    I'd recommend one to anyone who's in nursing school. At the very least, the information in the front portion of it serves as a heads-up for what to expect.
    I've recently been looking at buying this planner. The only thing I wasn't able to figure out from looking at it online is if in the calendar section, is there ample room to write out daily homework assignments? Or do they just give you a small space to write things? That's been my only hesitation for not buying it yet.
  6. by   Anubis
    Quote from pmkn10
    The only thing I wasn't able to figure out from looking at it online is if in the calendar section, is there ample room to write out daily homework assignments? Or do they just give you a small space to write things? That's been my only hesitation for not buying it yet.
    Well, there's a "Monthly Plan" section that displays a full month at a time (across 2 pages), you can write the dates in according to whatever year you happen to be in, and "clip lines" across the bottoms of each page that you can snip off to help you find the current month quickly. Each day has it's own square and there's not much room to write in this area.

    Then there's a "Day Plan" section that displays a full week at a time (about a year's worth of these). Each day of the week has a nice big block about 2"x4" with seven blank lines in it for writing (except for Sat & Sun, which are 1" x 4" and have 4 lines each). Depending on how big you write and how much, I would say there's probably plenty of room to write stuff down.

    IMO, the book is still well worth the price for all of the info and quick reference stuff in the first 176 pages.
  7. by   RbLegend
    My school gave me one of those SAUNDERS planners.
    I already have a planner!
    I would be willing to give it away-It is very nice - give it to you for postage/ or trade for someother student item that will help us pass??
    Rae Ann
  8. by   life_student
    Hey Rae Ann,

    I'd be willing to send you the postage for this if you aren't going to use it! Just let me know!
    Thanks!
  9. by   comfyslippers
    good to hear! i just ordered one this evening!!
  10. by   Nepenthe Sea
    I just bought this planner the other day...only mine cost me like $22 at B&N. It looks like a good one. It had information and advice in it for school that I had not seen elsewhere, and I have several books about getting through nursing school. I'm glad it wasn't just a re-hash of old material. I think between this planner, my PDA, and RN Notes, I may be set for clinicals!
  11. by   LifelongDream
    Just wanted to pass on a cute moment from Hurst Review that I went to...

    The presenter said you will have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following nursing school. For AT LEAST 3 weeks after you graduate, you will be waking up in the middle of the night checking to see if you set the alarm for clinicals! Newsflash... Clinicals are over. She said you'll have a constant nagging feeling that you've forgotten to turn something in! I can't imagine how that happens after nursing school. Good luck to the newbies!!!

    Before you know it, it will be over~

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