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This is true; regardless of how great of a student you are, you won't be studying all the time. You shouldn't need to study all the time, and if you are studying *ALL* the time and struggling with class, you need to get some assistance with a tutor.
It's very important to make time to see your friends and do little things for yourself. You will be much happier and enjoy the program.. If you spend all day and night studying, you'll grow tired of that routine very fast!
Just a little bit of advice, I think it's important to make time for your friends and family and SELF during Nursing School. It CAN be done. Nursing school doesn't HAVE to consume every waking bit of your life. I think people will be much healthier and happier if they take time aside for the people they care about and for themselves.
I've waited two years to post this message! Starting January 3rd, I will officially be a nursing student!!! Whoo hoo! Thank you to everyone at allnurses!
Bring an open mind.
Bring a notebook and a couple of pencils/pens.
Bring a 3 ring binder.
Bring a digital recorder and the knowledge of how to use it.
Bring your best smile, make friends on the first day!
albert einstein
general math help:
- http://amby.com/educate/math/ - a basic math tutorial
- http://www.academictips.org/acad/mathematics/index.html - advice on how to study math
- http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/home.html - math for morons like us
- http://www.webmath.com/ - webmath.com
- http://www.aaamath.com/ - aaa math.com. basic math
- http://www.xpmath.com/
- http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/basicmath.html
- http://www.sweethaven.com/sweethaven...ns/fracs03.asp -fractions
- http://www.mathleague.com/help/fract...mplexfractions - everything you want to know about fractions
- http://www.visualfractions.com/ - visual fractions tutorials
- http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/math/...01/default.asp - pre-algebra
working with fractions:- http://www.mathleague.com/help/fractions/fractions.htm - this web page has everything you want to know about fractions
- http://www.visualfractions.com/ - visual fractions tutorials
- http://www.aaamath.com/fra.html - tutorials on working with fractions
algebra help:- http://www.algebrahelp.com/ - algebra.help
- http://www.purplemath.com/modules/index.htm - purplemath practical algebra lessons
- http://www.algebralab.org/practice/practice.aspx - algebra lab
- http://www.learner.org/resources/series66.html - algebra lessons on video
- http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/col_algebra/index.htm - college algebra online tutorial
- http://64.78.42.182/free-ed/math/algebra/algebra01_vidlect.asp - 26 half hour video lectures in college level algebra
- http://www.waybuilder.net/free-ed/math/prealg02/prealg01_tbk.asp - shockwave lectures in algebra
for free unlimited practice problems in any of the math disciplines: http://www.interactmath.com/ - follow the directions to download the drivers you need to access the software and then choose a textbook of the type of math you want to work problems frommedication calculation help and practice problems you can work:
- http://www.m2hnursing.com/medcal/index.php - medication calculation tutorial - you do not have to register to go through the tutorial
- http://www.accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/default.html
- http://www.adn.eku.edu/doc/math.pdf - fundamentals of mathematics for nursing (tutorial)
- powerpoint: very basic math review to know to do drug calculations: http://www.templejc.edu/dept/ems/doc...lculations.ppt
- http://www.dosagehelp.com/
- http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_olsen_medicaldosage_9/ - companion website for medical dosage calculations, 9th edition, by june looby olsen, anthony p. giangrasso, dolores m. shrimpton, and patricia dillon.
- http://www.unc.edu/~bangel/quiz/quiz5.htm
- http://www.alysion.org/dimensional/analysis.htm - medication math for the nursing student
- http://academic.cuesta.edu/nursing/math.htm - bonnie and jill's practical approach to dosage calculations
- [font=arial unicode ms]http://www.msumedcalc.com/index.html - dosage calculations for nurses
- http://www.testandcalc.com/quiz/index.asp
- http://www.oaklandcc.edu/nursing/doc...l2practice.pdf
- http://www.nursesaregreat.com/articles/drugcal.htm - brush up on your drug calculation skills
- http://www.geocities.com/heartland/v...v/clcltns.html - iv calculations quiz
- pediatrics
- http://www.lww.com/promos1/karch/images/05-karch.pdf - tutorial
- http://www.pharmacyexam.com/news/calculation.pdf - conversion chart
- http://www.bioscience.org/atlases/cl...m/nomogram.htm - nomograms for cildren and adults
- http://www.medindia.net/doctors/clinical_cal/bmi.asp - bmi calculator
- http://www.globalrph.com/bsa.cgi - bsa calculator
- http://www.halls.md/body-surface-area/refs.htm - body surface area (bsa) formulas
- http://www.manuelsweb.com/bsa.htm - body surface area (bsa) calculator
- where to find nomograms: they are in taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary in the b's listings under "body surface area"
conversion charts:- http://home.hiwaay.net/~theholt1/nur...osage-work.htm
- http://www.convert-me.com/en/ - convert me.com
- http://www.tostepharmd.net/pharm/cli...asurement.html
- http://www.nurse-center.com/studentnurse/nur11.html - nursing formulas and conversions. includes a formula on how to do iv calculations
- http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_ramont_....cw/index.html
- http://www.accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/mathindex2.html - scroll to the bottom of this home page of this med calc tutorial. see the menu item that says "common conversion factors/equivalencies"? click the button next to it that says "go read" a conversion chart comes up for you
- http://www.apples4theteacher.com/tem...onversion.html - celcius, farenheti, kelvin temperature conversion tables
- http://www.halls.md/body-surface-area/refs.htm - body surface area (bsa) formulas
- http://www.manuelsweb.com/bsa.htm - body surface area (bsa) calculator
- where to find nomograms: they are in taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary in the b's listings under "body surface area"
dimensional analysis tutorials [keep in mind that dimensional analysis is usually done in chemistry and physics and nursing has only adapted it for use in medication calculation problems]:- http://www.chem.tamu.edu/class/fyp/mathrev/mr-da.html
- http://chemistry.alanearhart.org/tutorials/dimanal/
statistics links can be found on post #46 of this thread.Ok, one less person added to the hiring pool. That works for me
I got a job before graduation, in a specialty department. I got laid off and had another job within 5 weeks in another specialty department. I graduated with honors, did extra preceptorships, had extra certifications, and presented myself well in interview. New grads ARE getting jobs, they just are not as readily available to any old new grad out there. I have to drive almost an hour to work one way. Some people have to re-locate all together, just as many other people with other degrees. Part of the problem is that many people went into nursing with an attitude of entitlement. I am guessing you were on the those people.
A crappy,negative attitude will never get a job.
No one owes you, or any new grad, a job or anything else for that matter. I agree that new grad jobs are hard to find across the board. It isn't limited to nursing. Can't get an RN job? Get out and volunteer at the hospital, go wait tables if you have to, network. Ask your doctor's office staff about available jobs - maybe they know of someone looking for a nurse. Even something part time will get your foot in the door.
If you continue to drive down the Negative Highway, it will show in your body language, your tone, and on your face. Interviewers can see and feel that in an interview too.
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Can you tell me a career that will have jobs waiting for all new grads coming out of college? What areas should I consider instead of nursing?
The way I see it.. the job market sucks across the board. Nursing will pick up again.
If you're a new grad having a difficult time finding a job, I do hope you get one. My RN ship is still docked and is waiting for me to climb aboard. The economy is bad for a lot of careers (not just nursing). So I shrug my shoulders, hold my head up and still press on.
Just think about all the people that wish that they were in nursing school and were denied or put on a waiting list and that may give you a different outlook on your situation and you may actually appreciate the fact that you're one of a few chosen that get into a program and then graduate.
Count your blessings!
That is not the norm @ ALL, but yes, it is possible.
Also, $50/hr is STILL not enough for what nurses have to go through.
I'd hate to be one of the people that got into it purely for money. It's
not a job you get rich of off.
OK I know this sounds stupid but I have a friend that gets really freaked out before big tests like finals, HESI, NCLEX, and usually we get together and a few days before I start throwing out random facts at her. On 2 different tests she said the only way she got several questions was from the random facts that I threw at her that she never would have thought of!
SOOOOO..... I thought that if yall wanted to do this we could get a thread going and try to throw out 5 random facts or "things to remember". NCLEX is coming and the more I try to review content the more I realize that I have forgotten so......here are my 5 random facts for ya:
OH and BTW these came from rationales in Kaplan or Saunders no made up stuff:
1. A kid with Hepatitis A can return to school 1 week within the onset of jaundice.
2. After a patient has dialysis they may have a slight fever...this is normal due to the fact that the dialysis solution is warmed by the machine.
3. Hyperkalemia presents on an EKG as tall peaked T-waves
4. The antidote for Mag Sulfate toxicity is ---Calcium Gluconate
5. Impetigo is a CONTAGEOUS skin disorder and the person needs to wash ALL linens and dishes seperate from the family. They also need to wash their hands frequently and avoid contact.
oh ohh one more...
Vasopressin is also known as antidiuretic hormone
OK your turn....
http://www.westcoastuniversity.com/D...StudyGuide.pdf
For those who needs to take the HESI entrance exam... I have found an awesome website that provides a bunch of sample tests that can help you prepare. I've been looking for the longest time... and now, only 3 days before my test... I found something useful! Better later than never. So, the first part just looks like the HESI study guide but after that are the practice tests which have a lot more material than the guide itself. I hope this helps!
Having worked (and still working) with some awesome PA's and being a NP myself, I ask what (really big) difference it makes to compare and contrast the roles of PA and NP? Isn't our goal to work for the care of our patients??
I believe it's time to start supporting and collaborating with one another. We each have a lot to contribute to the profession.
Tina
Nurse Practitioner