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  1. Being a male increase your chances
    Our school has a strict point system based on academics, sex did not play a role in the selection process. As for the supposed 57%, during all my clinical rotations I met two male nurses and only one...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  2. how do you apply for prerequisites?
    I think we had 3 in the LPN and RN program together at the Lawrence campus. I don't know about TEOFL(you need to talk to an advisory), but since I have gone through the nursing program at Ivy Tech...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. failed med surg
    It maybe embarrassing to fail a class, but it maybe best just to try it again. Besides, many teachers reuse questions year to year and that may give you a leg up next time. Not to mention you have...
    Feb 12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  4. NCLEX Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)
    The Nclex seemed easier then some of the tests we had in NS. I passed the nclex-PN with 85 questions, granted it was much longer then any nursing test. The only thing is there seemed to be a lot of...
    Feb 12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. If Hospitals Were Run Like Denny's.....
    Pretty much, in most restaurant there is a limit to the number of tables or guest a server can have at once. Usually around 4 or 5. More tables=more wait time = worse customer service = smaller...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. CPR help
    That would make sense. The 4th edition came out in 2009 and the AHA made the change from ABC to CAB in 2010.
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Embarrassed to even post this.
    To be honest, the math we do in nursing school is basic algebra, but the pre-req math wasn't. You need a grasp of the basics before you can do college level algebra. However, most schools have...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  8. Insulin Dosages
    I have seen carb counting a few times, but mostly it is sliding scale and never by weight. The goal with diabetics is to keep glucose levels in the body within a certain range (not to high and...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. CPR help
    LandD_RN_chica is correct. A few years ago AHA change the order from ABC to CAB. You must have an older version of saunders, because my version uses CAB.
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Iron with food or without???
    I checked three sources: PO: iron is most effectivlly absorbed 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals. If gastric irritation occurs, take with meals. Vitamin C increase abortion,foods high in phytates...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Clinical uniforms?
    White top, green bottoms and white shoes. Both the tops and bottoms had to bought at the school and they were a little over $40 each, so one set was $80. The typical "professional rules applied. No...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  12. Why info on white culture omitted from cultural compence in textbooks?
    I would say our text book did a poor job of explaining cultures in general, but Saunders does a pretty good job of over viewing cultures. One thing I noticed with ATI tests, at least, is that culture...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. I screwed up - Missing Nclex appointment
    I am going to agree with the other posters. Call off sick and take the test. You probably remember more then you think.:bookworm: The worst that can happen is you fail the test and get another 45...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. What are the subjects and classes you take in nursing school
    A&P, microbiology, and chemistry I are usually pre-req or co-req that are usually done before you apply for a nursing program. However, some programs will let you take them at the same time. Every...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. e-textbooks
    You can highlight and add notes to e-books. We had to buy our books in a bundle anyways. It would have cost a lot of money to but them all again as e-books.:cry: But sure would have saved me a lot of...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. ATI
    ATI
    It is www.ATItesting.com and Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC - Virtual Education. They have a number of diffrent products but it was actually included as part of our program.
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  17. Arbitration?
    It is legalese that basically means you waive the right have a claim heard in court by a judge or jury. Any claim you have is heard by third party called an arbitrator, which can award damages or...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. leaving a contract at a hospital early- not traveling RN
    You need to contact a lawyer and have him look at the contract. $15,000 sounds excessive, but you would be surprised what rights you can sign away. Verbal contracts are binding in some states, but...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. is my past going to hinder my ability to get a RN license?
    I tried to find the one NC, but they use an electronic form of the application. Here is what the Indiana BON form says; If NC application is like Indiana, then yes you are supposed to disclose the...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Dosage question
    Answer to number 1 is 31 gtt/min and number 2 is 42 gtt/min. Both are rounded to the whole drop since you can't have a partial drop. Quantity X gtt ------------------- = gtt/min...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Friend tells me she is diverting
    I guess I am sort of confused as to what she is doing to divert medications and why he has copies of the slips. 20-25 pills a week is a lot and someone is bound to notice the pills are missing. The...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. pls help me solve this... thank you!
    I have to agree with Esme and Grntea. 5g is not a normal IM dosage of Magnesium (1g IM is a normal adult dosage), besides after looking up this medication it is supplied as 5g/10ml. Higher dosages...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. ATI Virtual Review
    I not sure why your not getting different questions, in school we where given codes for versions A and B of the assesments and all the versions I received from my ATI coach are version C. They are...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Does anyone else feel pressure to get your RN?
    I don't know, it seems like RN BSN is the mark everyone wants us to strive for. However, for many in my class the goal seemed to be CRNA or NP.
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. descent weekend jobs for PN students
    Basically it is like this, before I ever decided to go to school for nursing I was a cook for a national restaurant chain, which basically means I have corporate benefits (vision, medical, dental,...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student


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