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  1. How much from nursing school do you retain??
    Not much. I had a rude awakening when I actually started practicing. Just don't ever hesitate to ask questions and do the five rights everytime you give a med, those are the best lessons I learned in...
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. KAPLAN QTrainer scores is killing me!!!
    My friends and I had the same experience, isn't it frustrating? We could never get over 70% in the whole time we studied for our boards. However, each one of us got our licenses on the first try. Go...
    May 31, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. Things you would LOVE to say to your nursing instructors...
    Does your course syllabus really have to be 200 pages long?
    May 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Things patients have taught me NOT to do...
    Don't drink drain cleaner. Just a bad idea altogether.
    May 31, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    I had a patient that other day that weighed about 300 pounds, was a two pack a day smoker and ETOH abuser that would constantly yell at me about the hospital food, saying she only ate "organic." Oh,...
    May 31, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Is the nursing shortage over in the Bay Area?
    I graduated from a SF nursing school in December and just found a job in April. My friends and I were totally unprepared for the competitive job market for new graduate nurses in the Bay area,...
    May 31, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  7. How many times have you cried???
    I'm a new grad and work on a med-surg floor. The other night I got three admissions within a few hours, one of them was a direct admit and took up so much of my time I felt like I was neglecting my...
    May 31, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Hesi Rn Exit Exam
    I had to take the HESI exit exam at my school and it was one of the hardest tests I have ever taken! Thankfully, I passed but loads of my class didn't and had to take it three to four times. My head...
    May 31, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Soooooo..... I made my first med error & I feel awful!!!
    As a new grad myself, I know the feeling of making your first mistake and all the emotions that come with it: the sinking feeling in your stomach, the guilt, and the fear that "Maybe I'm not cut out...
    May 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What overwhelms you the most?  What did NS NOT prepare you for?
    I am two months into my new grad orientation and some days are better than others, but some days I pretty much feel like I want to cry and that I have been run over by a truck. Overall, my nursing...
    May 30, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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