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  1. A Watched Kettle Never Boils: Waiting to Hear From Nursing Schools
    I was just thinking about this today... One year ago today my acceptance letter arrived. Today I had a group presentation for mental health, and I have a pharm exam and a health assessment final...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. How to deal with bad odors
    A drop of peppermint oil in each nostril has helped me. I put it on a qtip and swipe. :geek:
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Top 10 Nursing Supplies
    water bottle, lunch bag, great crock pot recipe book, good planner, LOTS of highlighters, post-it flags, good shoes, good desk or work space, good condensed study guide sheets (I like this and this)....
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Does anybody know anybody that has been pregnant in nursing program?
    That is going to depend entirely on your school and program. For us, you would have the option for a leave, but it means you're out a year (so if you step out during fall, you can pick up the...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Scrubs cost WHAT???
    I'm so over the sexist crap. "Aprons for women." On the whole, I don't complain about my school's uniform because it's all black with red trim. That is, it's black with red trim for women. If you're...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Any older students??
    I turned 28 in June and am about to start my 2nd semester of my BSN program. In fact, there are a lot of other students my age in my program, as well as many older than us. No real advice because...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Winter Break
    I'm going to pray that it snows so I can play in it with my kids! Will be getting ready for Christmas (wrapping, cooking, cleaning, decluttering, donating, etc!) and then also celebrating my baby...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. At the end of my rope...hate nursing.
    Do you hate this because of the hospital you're in? Have you felt like this during your other clinical experiences? Maybe it's just the floor/specialty you're working in? I'm sorry I don't have...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Why am I doing this?
    But that's just it - you aren't the only person working with your patient. You don't have to like it, but it's vital.
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Calling all moms
    First of all, HUGE props to you for making it happen as a single parent. It's hard enough to do having my husband to help me, I can't imagine how you're doing it on your own! That's AMAZING! :up: ...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Calling all moms
    I just started my BSN program this fall. We are fortunate to be able to live off of my husband's salary, so I quit my job when I started the program. My kids are almost 4 and almost 2. My rule is...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Calling all students...need your opinions!
    I think it's great that you're trying to help your students get as much experience as possible! I start my clinicals this week and I know I would appreciate that. Have you asked your students if...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Why am I doing this?
    The paperwork is how you protect yourself and your patient. Like you, I'm not really a fan of all the documentation, but it helps me to view it as a way to continue to care for the patient (make sure...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Block IV, are the odds against me?
    Are you meeting with your professors? Are you talking to anyone in the year ahead of you who can tell you how they studied? Are you meeting with tutors? Are you spending extra time practicing your...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Any 2015 grads?
    2015 here, too! I started last month for my BSN program.
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. A Success and Failure
    It's sad that aiming for the lowest possible threshold is deemed acceptable. I definitely wouldn't want someone with that mindset taking care of me or mine.
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. A Success and Failure
    Ok, this totally irritates me. C=RN is NOT an acceptable goal!!! :yuck: Nursing school is not like what we did in our pre-reqs. It requires not only understanding that content but understanding...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Pharmacology HELP!!!!!
    Someone else recommended this book to me - said that she also struggled greatly with pharm and this book truly was the difference between her passing and not passing! Here's the link on Amazon:...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Medical Assistant to RN
    Check into jobs that offer weekend/evening/overnight hours. Or work lots of overtime and stop working once you start your program.
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. OMG why Im I not passing my nursing exams
    If I got a 79% on my exams, I failed the exam. Passing is an 80% for everything in our program. So if she's failing, it's not neccessarily a 25% or something she can't recover from, know what I mean?...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Overweight issues; uncomfortable with being practiced on by another student
    I can relate! We're just getting started with all of this, but I've already started looking at it this way: It's humbling me. I will always remember how uncomfortable I'm feeling now when I'm working...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. They make nursing school much harder than it needs to be
    I didn't see anyone say that we should be babied, let off easy, or let mistakes go uncorrected. What I did see were people commenting about the advantages to being in a program where you are...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. How many must make 80% or better on each exam?
    We have to have better than 80% on everything (course grade, exams, etc) in order to pass. Our department chair put it to us this way: "this isn't done to give you anxiety or add any more stress....
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Which year do nursing students start their clinicals?
    For our BSN program, the first year is all pre-reqs. Sophomore year you start your nursing courses, including clinicals.
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. What to label your dividers?
    Mine are labelled by exam number (1-5 - midterm and final are cumulative).
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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