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  1. What do ICU nurses do?
    That is so true! The docs just keep keeping them alive. They are not the ones who are there for 12 hours with them dealing with balancing all the drips to keep them going, seeing the patient...
    Feb 16, '10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. How do I become a critical care nurse?
    My hospital hires graduate nurses into ICU. We have a three month (at least) preceptorship and critical care classes once a week. Once I was on my own the stress level was high. I had loads of...
    Feb 16, '10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. subarachnoid bleed questions
    I think that you are doing just what you should by answering her questions without giving any more information. Just keep answering her questions and hope that as she comes around they will become...
    Feb 16, '10
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  4. NCLEX Obsessed
    I used Saunders and Prentice Hall and found Saunders to be really much easier. I so needed that book to make me feel better when I was getting 68% in the Prentice Hall book! It made me feel...
    Jun 30, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Failed NCLEX-RN
    I just took mine today and it was the hardest exam I have ever taken. I have to agree that listening to others is not good. All anyone said to me was the IT WAS HARD, so I studied well. I think I...
    Jun 30, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. My HESI story.
    We also have to pass the HESI exit to graduate at 850. We are allowed three tries and have never 'lost' a student because of it. We pay nothing to take any of the many online exams we are required...
    May 1, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Where are there jobs in Texas?
    Many smaller towns outside of the big cities are hiring. Try Conroe and Livingston outside of Houston. Tyler and Nacogdoches have great hospitals to work for, but they each have lots of grads about...
    Apr 6, '09
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  8. Missed Dosage Calc by two points!!!
    Well, I took the dreaded test today and passed. I had done ALL the problems on those websites this weekend and it paid off! That is my LAST DOSE CAL TEST!!! Till my on the job tests, that is.
    Jan 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Missed Dosage Calc by two points!!!
    Here are some websites that our instructors gave us. I copied and pasted the problems to a word document and have been working on them all weekend. My test is tomorrow. ...
    Jan 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Thank you, nursing school gods.
    Our instructors told us last semester that they had been 'babying' us too much. They discussed not giving us their PP's online to print out. They wanted us to take notes instead. OK, they have...
    Jan 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Missed Dosage Calc by two points!!!
    We take it at the beginning of each semester. We have to get a 90 and have three chances to pass. We only have 10 questions o the test though. :omy:
    Jan 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Thank you, nursing school gods.
    I had the same experience. I assumed it was because our program director was in the lecture hall with us. One other student and I commented to each other during a break that the lecture was...
    Jan 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. For the eyes of the  "older" pre-nursing students only!
    Archie and Jughead, Dobie Gillis and Maynard G. Clebs, The Lennon Sisters, sing along with Mitch, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, Tiger Beat magazine, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Elia Kiliakan. ...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. For the eyes of the  "older" pre-nursing students only!
    Before malls, my friends and I would catch a bus in Webster Texas and ride to downtown Houston and spend the day shopping at Foley's and Macy's and getting pictures taken at the drugstore in a little...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. For the eyes of the  "older" pre-nursing students only!
    My late husband had a 'Robbie the Robot' in the 60's and I remember going to the theater to see '101 Dalmatians' when it first came out and being VERY afraid! I was about 5 years old. In the early...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Pain med for ALS hospice pt
    Dear Spoiled28 What is the source of this patient's pain? ALS does not usually have pain associated with it. Is this patient at home or in a hospice facility?
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Where Is The Best/Worst Place to Live/Work In Houston?
    There are NO state income taxes in Texas. A BIG plus!
    Dec 17, '07
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  18. Advice from Houston area nurses and GN's
    Did you look at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster? It is not far from Pasadena Bayshore, and is a bigger hospital. It is in a really nice part of the Houston area for housing,...
    Dec 17, '07
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  19. Failed the Program
    Bless your heart! It is so hard to have wasted all your time. Maybe you did not pass, but you have learned a lot, I am sure! Look into other programs in your area. Could you get a job with the...
    Dec 17, '07
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  20. Finals?? Good Luck, Everyone!
    Finals are OVER!!!!! I made an 87 on my last one, came home and took a nap to make up for lost sleep. Now I have 5 wonderful weeks off before starting all over again. Good luck friends!
    Dec 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Which pre-req textbooks do you recommend keeping??
    I have kept everything science or psychology related. I actually referred to my A & P book recently because I found a mistake in my Corbett Lab and Dx tests book having to do with pulmonary function...
    Dec 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. The dreaded fluids & electrolytes exam
    These two helped me on my test: S&S hyperkalemia: M - muscle weakness U - urine, oliguria, anuria R - respitatory distress D - decreased cardiac contractility E - ECG changes R - reflexes,...
    Dec 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Finals?? Good Luck, Everyone!
    I made a 91 on my Fundamentals Final!!!! Tomorrow is my Health Assessment Final, then I'm done for a MONTH!!!! Yeah! Today I've been studying and decided to take a break here. Back to work for...
    Dec 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Shabbos/Religious Observances
    It would be great if you could find a school like the one in Lufkin that had clinicals on Mon-Wed, or Tue-Thurs only.
    Dec 2, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I'm never primarying again, y'all
    I am glad you are taking a rest. You truly need to do that for yourself. I'll tell you what, when that mom gets to heaven...it just won't seem to matter any more. There will be nothing but...
    Dec 2, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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