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  1. How Old is "to old" to START a nursing education?
    Do you buy still buy dog food in the 40 lb sacks? Have you lived through and understand the draw and power of addiction and weakness therein?..my thoughts are if u desire it, pursue it. You only live...
    May 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    Should Healthcare be a Basic Human Right? What about protection of property, finances, the ability to make and then bring home a decent wage? These rights are being trampled. The lack of checks and...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. TAMUCC ELine BSN
    I did my psych rotation at DePaul next to Providence. FYI, to set up my clinicals, I called the site/hospital/clinic and put them in touch with A&M. All they had to do was get the contract ironed...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  4. HIPAA violation or just a bad decision?
    Wow..if that were my child! I agree it is a HIPAA violation, besides being ethically atrocious.
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  5. Job outlook for distance learners
    For those of you wondering what the job market is for online nursing students based on my experience.. I graduated from an Texas A&M Corpus Christi (The Island University) with a BSN in Texas in...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  6. New MedSurg nurse-seeking advice
    Also, a four color pen comes in handy..green for meds, blue for labs, red for Tx's, etc. Routine is the best overall timesaver for me.
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. New MedSurg nurse-seeking advice
    The nurses on my unit have an alarm set on their phones that notifies them when blood sugars need to be taken.
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. What do you consider to be nursing's biggest setback?
    1. Spending more hours charting than with the patients. 2. Unproductive competition among nurses (although I appreciate healthy competition where we inspire each other to better ourselves...
    May 12, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Offensive Portrayal of Nurses in Ocean City, New Jersey?
    I believe laughter is the best medicine and usually don't have a problem giggling at myself, so, no, it's not a big deal to me. Sounds like simple entertainment.
    May 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Tell me about using your iPad for school
    I love having iBooks. When you have a question about something you read and cannot find any keywords in the index, you can search the phrase for the entire book! Also, there are free and paid nursing...
    May 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Just for fun; Quotes you use for encourgement
    "Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to get on the bus" -nurse unk in my first clinical "God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts" -unk
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Community College or University...that is the question
    If you like spending more money and want the added prestige of graduating from a big name university, go ahead! I went to junior college for my AS, then A&M for my BSN. It is not going to affect your...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Guilty for pursuing a nursing career
    Anxiety over doing right by your patients makes you a better nurse. Remember that once you begin your career you will not be alone. There will be other seasoned nurses on the floor to bounce your...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Please..Need some help deciding
    Remember to keep in mind the facility's options for continued education, benefits and mobility. If you take a "comfortable" position, you may become bored quickly and wish that you had challenged...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is there a nurse who would be willing to answer a few questions about nursing?
    I agree with himalayaneyes, if you post your questions, you will receive your answers. :tinkbll:
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. no job after two years
    I empathize your position. My mother was out of work for 9 months b/c of age, IMHO. My advice: NEVER GIVE UP! The next time you interview, focus on the strengths and pros of the company you are...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. TIPS/Info for passing NCLEX
    It seems that you are experiencing a lot of anxiety R/T the test. My advice- take a deep breath, watch a favorite movie, or relax in your own favorite way. Remember from school that a little anxiety...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. A Pre-nursing Student who believes...
    I don't understand why some new nursing students do not understand the concept of addressing pts' needs first. If your pt is dirty and a CNA is not available, take care of the issue immediately! I...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Second Career
    Just bc patients are seeking Western allopathic medicine, this does not prevent us from treating their illnesses holistically. My nursing program taught us to treat the entire person, addressing...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Emptying linen and garbage bags. ..part of a Nurses jobs description?
    Wow. I guess you've never worked on a cardiac unit or any other unit where you must assist obese patients with mobility. Nursing can be a very physical job, but if you are concerned, you can get a...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Second Career
    My cousin first earned a BSN, then 2 years later went to law school. Now she works for a major corporation that utilized the two professions defending them against medical claims.
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Reality Check for Nursing Hopefuls
    I live in Central Texas and jobs are abundant. Just do a search at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, TX.
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. TAMUCC ELine BSN
    1. It cost me about $3,500/semester. 2. 3-4 (full course load) 3. Modules are a breakdown of each class into subdivisions, like chapters, that you complete individually to fulfill the needs of the...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  24. TAMUCC ELine BSN
    I did not have an interview. It took me four years to get through the two year program but I took my time. I worked, I had two babies while in the program, and refused to miss a baseball practice or...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  25. TIPS/Info for passing NCLEX
    Ok nurses-to-be! Don't stress. Passing the NCLEX is based upon your OVERALL nursing knowledge. I got hung up on pneumonics and specific questions too, when I was preparing, but the best thing that...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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