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  1. I'm In Trouble B/c Of Borderline
    I had a very challenging weekend. As charge nurse of a very busy 20-bed facility, our doctor didn't do too well and admitted several psych patients with medical problems. All of ours are supposed...
    May 20, '03
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. If I had more days like this, I'd quit!
    In case anyone was interested, I worked the same floor yesterday. I was originally scheduled to work my "homebase", psych, but before I could get out of report on that floor, the nursing supervisor...
    Sep 3, '02
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. bad back
    When I first started my career, I ached all over. Actually cried the first couple of nights after 12-hr shifts. It does get better, though. The right shoes and the proper positions to lift, shove,...
    Sep 3, '02
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Help!!
    Do you have a supportive husband? Because going back to school while you have a family is a hardship. Your kids are used to "you" doing for them. And being away at school and clinicals is one...
    Sep 3, '02
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. If I had more days like this, I'd quit!
    My day started out awful and just continued to get worse. Let me give you a little history about myself. I've been nursing since 6/01. I did a six-week stint on the med-surg floor and then took a...
    Aug 30, '02
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Starting work . . .
    Here I am, sitting at home since I found out that I passed the boards, just waiting to start work. When I was hired, the VP of nursing told me to call her when I passed the boards. I did. She...
    Jun 22, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. prone to nursing
    My family put the "fun" in dysFUNctional! Could that be the reason that I chose nursing as my profession and why I want to be a psych nurse:D
    Jun 22, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Get to watch an autopsy!!!
    How exciting. When I was in A&P, we tried to talk our instructor into getting us in to see one. Unfortunately, we live in a small, rural area and there are none done locally. She had arranged for...
    Jun 22, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Hey Lyndalous, how was NCLEX?
    So, what did you think? I stayed up til the wee hours this morning so I'll probably be going to bed early tonight. I was thinking about you around 2:00 today.
    Jun 20, '01
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Hey Kittykash
    Oh yea, I'm superstitious, too. I eat fish the night before a test because it is "brain food" and I drink Carnation Instant Breakfast the morning of an exam. I also wear my test-taking shirt, which...
    Jun 19, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Hey Kittykash
    Hey right back at you. I guess you are still awake :) I am going to work 6 weeks of med/surg at a small 101 bed hospital in this rural area that I live in. Then, I'll transfer to their 20 bed...
    Jun 19, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. One more Question......
    Just in case your are an insomniac like me and happen to check this again tonight--I wanted to wish you luck on the NCLEX. I took mine on 6/1/01. It is hard, don't get me wrong. But it is...
    Jun 19, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Happy Birthday
    Happy 31st. Have a great one! ;)
    Jun 19, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Posting notes
    Several of us girls did the same thing--typing our notes after lecture. I started the whole thing--I was a medical transcriptionist during school. Anyway, I had my own transcription machine. I...
    Jun 19, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Thanks, however the problem is....
    Some people can be real PIA's, if you know what I mean. She was just afraid that she might actually have to do some "work" to come up with that old syllabus! You'll do much better learning the 2nd...
    Jun 18, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Need Words of advice/encouragement
    First of all, congrats on returning to school to fulfill your dream of becoming an RN. I wish you the best of luck. We had to do skills check-offs during our first and second semesters. The first...
    Jun 18, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Inspirational Songs for Pinning Ceremony
    "sung"--just doesn't sound right??? I'm terrific at medical terminology--now I'm stumped on this stupid word . . . :eek:
    Jun 18, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Inspirational Songs for Pinning Ceremony
    Our class chose "Wind Beneath My Wings" and a classmate sung it beautifully. She dedicated it to our spouses and families and to our teachers. It was very touching, she had a great voice, and there...
    Jun 18, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Okay does your family do this or is it just mine?
    Yes, but's it's my fault. When I stated A&P and learned about the entire body, I would tell my family fascinating facts about the body. I'm sure I griped their butts at times, but the human body is...
    Jun 14, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. NLN Exam
    I had to take the NLN before I was accepted into the nursing program. We had to make above a particular score to be accepted. I remember that some of the questions were hard--I actually had some...
    Jun 14, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Totally stressed about this decision....
    Sounds like you have a major decision to make. Moving home with your parents SOUNDS really great. However, how long has it been since you've lived with Mom & Dad? I moved back in for 6 weeks once...
    Jun 14, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Accepted to nursing school!
    Congrats on being accepted and having the first year paid for--that can be the most expensive what with all the books you have to buy to begin with and the uniforms for clinical. I know it is...
    Jun 14, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. I have an appointment with the admissions office on Monday *m*
    Just wanted to wish you good luck with the interview and here's hoping that all your previous credits transfer!
    Jun 13, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. KittyKash How'd you do?
    I PASSED!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited. The girl who sat at the computer after me got news that she passed and I could barely hang up the phone fast enough so I could call to find out if I did. And it...
    Jun 13, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
    Well, I'm still excited. My hubby took me out to dinner and we did a little shopping at Wally-World and Lowe's and now he and my daughter are sound asleep and I'm still wide awake. I feel like the...
    Jun 12, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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