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  1. Knitting during class: ok or not?
    I too am surprised at the negative responses here. As a previous instructor (not nursing) I never judged engagement by who kept eye contact the longest or who kept completely still. I evaluated...
    Oct 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Do you "tell" Facebook where you work?
    Nowp P
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. APU ELM for Fall 2014
    Or rent your books... I got some great deals on amazon with rentals.
    Jul 30
    Forum: California Nursing
  4. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    Los Angeles, CA Finished BSN March '14 Licensed April '14 Applied to 50+ jobs Too many rejections to count, 7 interviews, multiple offers Accepted offer at end of June, will start New Grad ICU...
    Jul 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. New Grad orientation...
    duplicate post.
    Jul 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. New Grad orientation...
    About to start 21 weeks new grad (paid) program in the ICU.
    Jul 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Posting Licensed Number in social media
    I'm not sure why it's a big deal. All you need is my last name in my state and you can get my license number; I'm the only RN with my last name, and the other non-RN license is a relative. That's...
    Jun 15
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. Pregnant during nursing school
    I had my 5th baby at the beginning of semester 2 of a 5 semester accelerated BSN. I had her on a Tuesday and I was in clinical in Monday. It worked out because I had an easy pregnancy and an easy...
    Jun 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Survey to see if you can interact with clients
    As a new grad applying liberally to jobs, I can say about 75% of them require a similar survey. Some of them call them personality assessments. There's no right or wrong answer they say, except of...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  10. Current students: question regarding minimum grades in your classes
    Have you confirmed that there was a policy change? Perhaps this professor has inappropriately applied the 80% minimum. My school has a similar rule, there's a minimum GPA and a minimum per class of...
    May 29
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  11. Advanced Patho
    Check with the publisher of your required text? The one I'm using is from the same publisher and matches the text.
    May 29
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  12. APU ELM for Fall 2014
    So mommy999, you joined All Nurses just to post on this thread? I just finished the prelicensure portion at the main campus. My experience was very positive, and no one was fired in the last 2...
    May 28
    Forum: California Nursing
  13. Mom & Nursing Student
    Nurse2b9742 made a good point about sharing schedules: I forgot to say that I shared my google calendar with my main sitters, so they always knew what was coming up and and we were all on the same...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Mom & Nursing Student
    I just graduated. I have 5 kids, 16, 14, 11, 11 and 16 mo. I had the baby in my second semester of an accelerated BSN program. My husband is very supportive and worked his schedule around mine, as...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Sending job applications but going on a vacation
    Can you email during your trip? Perhaps you can specify on your outgoing voicemail greeting that you are out of the country but still checking email.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Question for Mom's in Nursing School
    I scheduled study time either while my kids were at school or after they went to bed. This was important to me, because when I was with my kids, I wanted to really be there, present, and not...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    I like the way the hospital managed pain where I just finished my preceptorship. A pain assessment included a question about what number was a tolerable number for the client. That's also...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Pregnant in nursing school.
    I spent a semester pregnant in school. I suppose it really depends on the program, but everyone was really nice to me; no more or less than any of the other students. I gowned up for iso rooms just...
    Mar 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Calling patients and/or co-workers "honey" or "hon"
    Another unobtrusive way to deal with it is to quietly say your name every time she uses "hon" with you. Not loudly; what you want is for her to barely notice it and keep talking. Subconsciously,...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Admission requirements BSN 2nd degree
    I also have a BA in History; my gpa was 3.23. I would advise starting your pre-reqs asap, and in addition to taking the classes you need, consider retaking any pre-req from your original degree that...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. How are the people making A's or B's studying?
    I won't repeat earlier replies, they all have great advice about learning styles and study options. I would just add that you need to pay attention to the way the individual profs teach. Do they use...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Having a baby summer before last semester??
    I had a baby the first week of my second semester of the accelerated BSN pre-licensure portion of an entry level grad program. whew. There's a lot of reasons I was pregnant during nursing school,...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. APU ELM for Fall 2013
    Hey guys, I'm a member of cohort 27 at APU main campus. References: I applied to multiple programs, so I don't remember which I submitted to APU. But here's the list of of people who wrote...
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  24. CNA or EMT while taking nursing pre-requisites?
    I did EMT before I got into my RN program. There are a lot of EMT skills that are useful in an RN setting, particularly in trauma and critical care. The emphasis on airway, breathing and cardiac is...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. My Nursing License Is At Risk - Or Is It?
    This is an interesting article, because (as PP have said) those of us still in school and newly out of school have heard over and over again about the numerous risks to our license. I took a...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism