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  1. recording classes?
    I use my phone or tablet.
    Apr 23
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. In my late 40's, is it worth it to go back to school to become an RN?
    I'll graduate with my ADN in December and will turn 48 two weeks later.
    Apr 22
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. New Travel Nurse to Matthews, NC
    Welcome to Matthews! I live in Charlotte, about 10 minutes from this hospital. I'm in school at and work for the other big hospital system in town so I don't have any experiences with Presby (now...
    Apr 22
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  4. Nursing school student loans.
    I graduate in Dec and won't have any loans to pay off as long as I get hired into our hospital system. The hospital forgives 80% of our student loan and I've paid cash for the rest.
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. First PPD skin test -> reactive. Clear chest xray. Now what?
    Happened to me 20+ years ago. I was prescribed INH for 6 months and now get a chest x ray when required.
    Apr 19
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  6. HELP! Took nclex yesturday !
    I've heard the new good pop up no longer says "contact your board member". Not sure if it's true or not.
    Apr 19
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Help! Bought an online test bank not sure what to do!
    There are several test banks circulating at our school from various editions of the textbooks. Some people refuse to use them but others use them as study guides. It seems like every test has a few...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. No more glucose checks by CNAs/PCTs
    Same here. I let the RN know what the BS is so she can plan accordingly. When I dock the accucheck it automatically uploads the info.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Test questions taken directly from random NCLEX book.  Unfair?
    I'm finishing up my intermediates and I've had questions on tests that have come verbatim from the Success books and the test banks from current and previous editions of our textbooks. Some of us use...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Nursing Schools are so stupid...
    Every test I've taken has at least 4 or 5 math questions on it. In our peds rotation, if you can't pass the dosage calculation homework with 100% you DO NOT get to pass meds. In clinical, if you...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Blood pressure: NY question
    Not sure about NY. I'm in NC and it's on the skills test. Everyone has to do one measurement skill so it could be BP, respiration, heart rate, etc.
    Apr 2
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Blood pressure: NY question
    I take vitals, including BP (most automatic, some require manual), every 4 hours on every patient assigned to me.
    Apr 2
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Is nursing school everyday or just two days a week?
    I have lecture 3 mornings a week for 2 hours each day and clinicals 2 full days a week. We don't have lab days.
    Mar 31
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. student nurse precepting in ED...advice?
    KeeperMom, Thank you! I'm an older student (47) and don't expect to be given anything I didn't earn. In my opinion, this preceptorship is a 90 hour job interview. I appreciate your honest (not...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. student nurse precepting in ED...advice?
    TrevyRN, THANK YOU! I'm currently an NA on a pediatric floor so I'm good with peds vitals from neonates on up (I have a laminated card already on my badge LOL). We have a peds ED attached to the...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Evolution and Nursing
    That's what I'm wondering, too!
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  17. Evolution and Nursing
    Add me to the evolution only group.
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  18. student nurse precepting in ED...advice?
    I'll finish intermediates at the end of April and will have an "off" summer before 202 starts in August. My school offers a summer elective preceptorship, which I have registered for. I selected ED...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Certified nursing Assistant
    Have you googled "CNA training" and your city?
    Mar 12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Failed my first exam!!!
    We only have 2 weeks between exams so we HAVE to learn it in 2 weeks or less. Heck, we'll have lecture on a Friday and that material will be on the next week's exam. With the snow that we had...
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. NP and ACNP schools that don't require RN experience?
    You obviously have no idea what nurses actually do.
    Mar 4
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  22. Failing psych nursing course
    I had my psych rotation right after 101. I learned real quick that answers to psych nursing tests are very different from other nursing tests! I used the Success book and studied every rationale --...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Nursing school
    We have to take their CAP test at the end of each rotation. If you get a 2 or 3, you're good. If you get a 1, you have to remediate and retest. It has no bearing on grades; supposedly it indicates...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Am I too old?
    I'll graduate in December, 2 weeks shy of my 48th birthday.
    Mar 3
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. What does "pending education" mean?
    Maybe they're verifying your school records?
    Mar 3
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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