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  1. Question about Mammogram guidelines
    Hi I have a question. My mom has been on remission for more than 10 years from breast cancer, thank God. I was wondering what the recommended guideline is for mammogram for women like her. Her doctor...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. HELP! HR benefits mess/nightmare
    I would bring the paper that says 90 days to HR and try to see if they can do something. I would try to get a different HR person as the one you talked to on the phone. And just be really nice and...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Starting orientation soon, yikes! Any advice?
    I'm a new grad starting orientation next week for a med-surg unit for one of the big hospitals in Chicago. I'm so nervous and anxious to start and I just want to be a good nurse and start off with a...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  4. Down and Out
    Don't loose hope. Sometimes even if we do the very best we can, it still doesn't work out the way we want it to. At least you have a very supportive husband. Learn from what happened and just...
    Nov 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Health Insurance
    Check with your school. Most have student health insurance that may be cheaper compared to if you have to buy it yourself. And if you are under 26, check if your parents can carry you to...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Lewis BAC/BSN Program and their new KAT test, what is that????
    Hi! Maybe you can get away with buying the older editions for the professional development classes but for Health Assessment you should really buy the actual book. I know the price sucks but some...
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  7. Financial Help For Student Nurse
    See if he is comfortable to apply for food stamps. He is probably eligible. Tell him to look it up online. I would not "advise" him to go do it. I would just mention it in passing. Some people...
    Nov 4, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
    carpediem, I just used the one they recommended. I didn't buy the review book, just rented it from Chegg. Here's something I posted awhile back: Yes I took the KAT test Nov.2 and passed...
    Oct 28, '10
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
    Weight the pros and cons.... It ultimately depends on a person's situation, I think.... So what is your situation?
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. CPR Training in Chicago
    Check fire department, hospitals, community colleges, etc.
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  11. Pathophysiology vs. A&P textbook
    I'm taking Patho right now and I have that same book. Understanding Pathophysiolgy by Heuther. The book explains the normal physiology first then the abnormality next. So you don't really need...
    Jul 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Sharing your survival tips--How do you prepare each semester?
    I like this post, I'm "bookmarking" it to read the rest.
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Do some patients deserve special treatment?
    Not that I'm justifying the patient's and patient's family's actions but the fact is the hospital staff messed up. On the grand scheme of things a little annoyance is still better than a lawsuit. ...
    Jul 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Financial aid to continue school
    Yea check if Financial Aid office gave you the maximum loan you can borrow for the year. Ask them. I remember in my freshman year I had to get a private loan because my federal loans werent enough....
    Jul 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. SMELLS
    I tend to hold my breath..... or breathe through my mouth... lol Is that bad?
    Jul 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. What to expect on my 1st day!?
    Super nervous and excited at the same time!!!! Orientation is Aug.27 then classes start August 30th. First lab is a few days later. I'm doing an ABSN program that is 18 months long. I heard...
    Jul 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Too much on my plate need advice!!!!
    When they start making you feel guilty, ask them what they have personally done to help their parents.... You did your share and sacrificed a lot. Don't let them keep taking advantage of you. In...
    Jul 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Lunch?
    I recently bought these Stay fit containers I have the...
    Jul 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Pt.s threatening bad feedback on customer service surveys
    To ericksoln.... LOL couldn't have said it better
    Jul 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Most new-grad GN/RN jobs filled by techs in St. Louis (2010)
    Hey Donald11, Good for you for knowing sooooo many people in healthcare that can ultimately land you a job. However, for most of us a job at a hospital during NS can mean more experience and a...
    Jul 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Thinking about an iPod Touch for NS
    I also used my Ipod Touch to record my lectures so I can listen to them and study along with the Powerpoint presentations. I'm not a fast writer so it helped me a lot that I can listen to the...
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  22. just failed out of nursing program, what do i do?
    What is your school'd policy? In some school, you can go back if you raise your GPA or you can retake the class that you failed twice. Sorry about your situation but if this is really something you...
    Jun 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Lewis BAC/BSN Program and their new KAT test, what is that????
    Oh that's cool! I'm taking Soc and Micro Lab right now and will be doing the pre-term thing this summer.... Sooo excited!!!
    Mar 20, '10
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  24. Lewis BAC/BSN Program and their new KAT test, what is that????
    Hey Karolyte!!! That's awesome you were able to get in the Fall cohort!!!! I'll be starting in August too so I'm super excited!!! Are you taking any classes right now?
    Mar 18, '10
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  25. How Do You Feel About Hospital Volunteers?
    Definitely be nice to everyone (patients and staff) and be eager to learn. But for more self-serving purposes: network, build relationships with the staff so you can expand your connections. Try to...
    Feb 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion