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  1. Need advice for night shift
    Thanks for the info! I've finished my first night shift, and it was okay. 4am was rough, but I got through it! I definitely need to nap before, but I'm still trying to figure out what works best for...
    Oct 19, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Need advice for night shift
    Thank you for all of your advice! I'm going to give melatonin a try and naps before work. And maybe coffee if all else fails, since I'm not a coffee drinker.
    Oct 16, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Need advice for night shift
    Hi Lizzie - thanks for the advice. I'm going to give it a try!
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Need advice for night shift
    I'm starting nights next week, and I have no idea how to prepare myself for it. I'm a new grad and orientation has been on days so far. One of my friends stayed up the night before so she would be...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. any passers out there????
    @alisha - good luck! here you go...it definitely helped me out! infection precautions has 3 types:airborne,droplet and contact airborne (my chicken hez tb) measles chicken pox herpes...
    Aug 10, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Which program to choose- RN or BSN
    Throwing in my 2 cents....previous posters have brought up valid points about both. I just graduated from a BSN program, and I would definitely recommend a BSN program. HOWEVER, cost is definitely an...
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Now tetanus booster...
    Hi CrunchyMama - I'm sorry you have felt attacked by posting in this forum. I think you absolutely have the right to post on these boards and vent, but you need to realize that it's a two-way street...
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. What would you spend more money on?
    Definitely shoes! I'm not sure where you are in your program, but with my 12 hr clinicals, if I didn't have good support, my feet and knees would be killing me. You are just fine with the $40-50...
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Classic II SE Question
    Hi - I started nursing school with the Littmann Lightweight steth b/c it was the cheapest, and I knew I wanted to treat myself with a new steth after I graduated. I purchased the same steth you...
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. Anyone have to wear Dove Apparel?
    Hi - I had to buy Dove uniforms for school. I used them for 2.5 yrs and did not experience any yellowing of my white pants. But I took care to wash them only with other whites. I did not bleach. I...
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. any passers out there????
    Congratulations!!!!!:yeah::yeah:
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. NCLEX math calculations question.
    I found the same problem with Kaplan questions. It did not indicate what rounding they wanted, and I would get the answer wrong because I didn't round correctly. I had only 1 math question on the...
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Heart Sound Landmarks?
    Hi - this is what I learned (to make it more confusing...) Aortic - 2nd ICS @ R sternal border Pulmonic - 2nd - 3rd ICS @ L sternal border Erb's Point - 3-5th ICS @ L sternal border Tricuspid -...
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. "Shutting the door" for infection control
    I also felt pretty sick to my stomach after finishing the exam...convinced that I was in danger of failing. I went home and did the PVT. Even though I got the "good" popup, I still wouldn't believe...
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. CA BOARD RESULTS
    Wow, that's a looooong time!! Congratulations!! :yeah:
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Quick Results On Sunday?
    I took my exam on a Friday and results were available on Sunday, but I didn't even know! I thought I had to wait until Tuesday (2 business days), but I ended up checking on Monday and they were...
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. How long do you wait?!?!
    Hi - I also have not heard from most of the hospitals I applied to. If I don't hear back within a certain amount of time, I call HR and ask if I'm still being considered for the position. I guess...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. What to use for school, ipad, iphone, or mini laptop????
    My best advice is to go to class prepared...you will be surprised at how many students do NOT do the assigned readings before lecture. The profs assign it on purpose. They cannot cover everything...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  19. Did you get medication calculations?
    I passed with 75 questions and had 1 med calc question. It was so easy that you didn't even need a calculator. So I'm not sure if it would be considered a higher level question, like the SATAs. Good...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Passed NCLEX-RN & PVT worked for me!
    @ems4uni - I know what you mean! :) This is a great forum, and I'm so glad I found it at the beginning of nursing school. It surprises me that so many of my fellow nursing students don't know...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Priority questions... I need help!
    Hi - I also recommend the LaCharity book, but I primarily used Kaplan. I paid for their live review course, but what I found most helpful was their QBank. I found that Kaplan's questions were the...
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. I just took the NCLEX...I feel sick.
    I felt the same way you did...even though I did PVT and it was the "good" pop-up. I wouldn't let myself truly believe that I passed until I got the unofficial results. Sounds like all your hard work...
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Color of the screen when NCLEX shuts off...
    Mine was blue, but I never heard anything about a connection between color and whether you passed or failed. Try the PVT...it worked for me!
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Does anyone know how fast NY posts your license number?
    I haven't seen my name posted yet, and I took it 4 business days ago. One of my friends took it before me, and her name was posted in 6 business days.
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Awesome amazon.com deal for students - FREE Prime!
    This is great! Thank you so much for posting this!
    Jul 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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