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  1. Grades in Nursing School
    Nursing school exams are like nothing you have ever experienced before. I would recommend picking up a couple of NCLEX study guides so you can practice those types of questions.
    Oct 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. IS MICU/SICU too much for New Grad?
    I am a new grad in an MICU. Not sure why everyone thinks new grads don't get into ICU, because I am one of three hired into my area. We all get 6 months orientation with a preceptor. If it's where...
    Sep 22
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Best transition into ICU?
    It's going pretty well. I have been on the floor for about a month now, and while I know I still have a ton of stuff to learn, I am feeling more and more confident every day. I think one of the...
    Sep 10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Best transition into ICU?
    Nope, no previous experience. I got my associates so we don't do a senior internship. Never worked as a tech before anywhere.
    Sep 8
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Best transition into ICU?
    I'm a new grad that was hired directly into the MICU. It is possible.
    Sep 5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. precepting assignment- need advice
    Honestly, I don't think it will hurt your future career at all. I am a new grad who got straight into the MICU without any previous hospital experience and NO preceptorship in an ICU.
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. cancle my nclex result
    When you take your test, you have to show them you turned it off and it gets sealed in a bag. You CANNOT access your phone during the test, not even during breaks. If you do, you run the risk of...
    Aug 8
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. To those without a 4.0 (rant)
    Where I went to school, it IS all about your grades in the 4 required pre-reqs and your TEAS score. That's it, no essay, no interview. So for my program, yes you need as close to a 4.0 as possible,...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. starting in a specialty
    I just granted in May and I really, really wanted to start in my desired specialty, critical care (either ICU or the ED). I applied to every type of job that fit that criteria and pretty much every...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Tips for a new grad
    Thank you for the advice. I actually have looked at the book you mentioned several times! Guess it's time to get it off my wishlist and put it into my hands!!
    Jul 23
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Tips for a new grad
    Hello everyone, I am writing to seek the advice of those with WAY more experience than I have. I recently accepted a position in the MICU at a local hospital. I was hoping some of those who have...
    Jul 22
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Notes: Laptop, Tablet, or Paper?
    I actually have tried all three. I originally took my laptop with me, but it was more of a distraction than a help. So I took my iPad and tried using that. Same thing happened. Pen and paper...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Tattoos/piercings?
    At my school, we were only allowed to have 1 pair of earrings. No other piercings were allowed. As for tattoos, they had to be covered. Depending which wrist you get your tattoo on, you could...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Acceptance letters-Ivy Tech 2014
    The Fort Wayne campus usually has 60-80 spots for Fall and Spring semesters. Good luck to everyone who applied. I just graduated from the Fort Wayne campus and am currently studying for my NCLEX.
    May 29
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  15. What is your grading scale?
    Ours is 92% and up is an A, 83% to 91.99% is a B, 75% to 82.99% is a C. No rounding, anything below a 75% is failing and your test average has to be 75% or higher before any of your other course...
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Need help with nursing math question
    Try this: Amount ordered divided by Amount Available (in the same mU) times quantity (how many ml of fluid you have) times 60. This will give you ml/hr. (2/20,000) * 1000 * 60 = ? ml/hr
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Clinical PT. info
    We don't find out anything about our patients until day of clinical.
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. How did/Will you pick out your study group?
    I started my first semester and joined a study group right away. I left after 3 weeks because we didn't mesh well. I did better on my own! There is no hard fast rule that says you HAVE to be in a...
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. ONENOTE ?????????
    Thanks for the reply. That would explain why I could never figure out how to import the power points. LOL
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. ONENOTE ?????????
    I have heard you can import Power Points into One Note and type on them. Does anyone happen to know how to do this?
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Would you miss the first day of class?
    I'm also getting ready to start my 3rd out of 4 semesters, and I know there is no way I would miss class. Our first reading is 11 chapters long and we have a test the following week over that...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Care Plans
    I totally agree, but that 20-25 pages is just the template our school gives us!
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Care Plans
    I wish our care plans were this short. At my school, the average care plan is 20 to 25 pages long! Plus we have to do concept maps and data sheets.
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Ivy Tech Nursing Summer Semester/Transferring to Another Campus
    Summer semester is only mandatory if you are an LPN student. As for the schedule, it's different for every campus.
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  25. A few thoughts on Nursing School.
    I freaked out a little bit this morning because it was my first clinical, but other than that I haven't let nursing school take over my life. And I absolutely refuse to let it.
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student