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  1. Any thoughts on Kindred Hospital?
    I had a couple of interviews with Kindred in Atlanta. I was very impressed that those I interviewed with were very honest about the work environment. They stated it would be hard and challenging, but...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  2. Can we talk about breastfeeding and breastmilk please?
    Seems like the nursing culture in that unit needs to be adjusted from the top down. If the medical director of the unit and nursing leadership are educating the nurses on the importance of...
    Mar 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Peds/OB
    I thought PEDS was simple. It doesn't hurt to actually like this. To me, this was med surg for little people. You're learning what specific cardio, respiratory, renal, infectious diseases are common...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Very nervous about my third semester of nursing!
    Psyche...most likely will need to your know meds by category very well; safety, suicide precautions, and seizure precautions (alcohol w/d), are priorities no matter what (of course in addition to...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. New nursing1 student in jan- any advice/ suggestions?
    I second
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. C's in Nursing
    There are waaaay too many RN-BSN programs for you not to be able to get in somewhere. Do you have an idea what your weakness is. I know for most, its they way they test. The more you get familiar...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Worth it to retake A&P 1 and 2?
    Personally, I would move on to Microbiology. Score an A in that class and move forward. I honestly would apply to several programs first. You may get accepted. They do take into account your entrance...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Georgia Perimeter's Nursing Progran
    Pay attention to your powerpoints, take your outline for the class and read the sections in the book the correlate in the outline (don't ready pages 250-550 just because they were assigned,), use the...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  9. Med Surg: What Works For You?
    I do reading only according to the powerpoint and the class outline. For some reason, they assign hundreds of pages of reading, but when it comes to the lecture, a lot of it isn't even discussed. I...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Med Surg: What Works For You?
    For those in or have made it through Med Surg, what study methods are working/have worked for you? Do you read all required readings, do you skim and focus, is your program based on powerpoints?...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. ADN class of 2013
    I started in in January and just finished Fundamentals and just took the first Med Surg test. It went well.
    May 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Anyone using ATI?
    We use ATI as well and you have to get a level 2 to forego remediation. I think less than a level 1 you fail the course.
    May 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Nursing school and Family balance
    I have a two year old and am married. I pretty much did the same thing with you with my prereqs. Worked part time while knocking them out a few at a time (you really only can do it that way, because...
    May 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. How to work while in nursing school?
    Childcare and a very flexible schedule. If you're a high energy person, that helps too. :) I would also minimize work hours too. I wouldn't do more than 24. If you can work at a hospital and just do...
    May 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. I've probably just lost it all....
    I agree with meeting with your advisor to get some pointers. We had to sit down with our advisor after ever test we "failed." Do you know why you got a 77%? I know for me, as someone stated earlier...
    May 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Recommended Stethoscope for STUDENT!
    I opted for a Littman Lightweight. $50 wasn't too much for me. I was not interested in paying more than that either. Many of classmates have the less expensive spragues and they seem to do just...
    May 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. ATI Fundamentals Exam
    Read that ATI book as much as possible. They really do take questions directly out of the text in that book (i.e. proper use of a hearing aid and crutches.) Topics we didn't necessarily emphasize in...
    May 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Nursing classes are easy...
    I personally think having a family and having to work does make it harder for nursing school than it would for any other schooling (especially liberal arts.) Really with every test, its a...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  19. Law and Order: SVU = studying.
    I loved being able to follow along while watching "Contagion."
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Nursing classes are easy...
    You're right, its not quantum mechanics, but its a totally different way of thinking that EVERY nursing student has had a doozy grasping. Its not about learning the material, its ALL about...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  21. Nursing classes are easy...
    Um, nursing school is not easy. Yes, it is easier if you do not have to work, have a significant other, or have kids. For those who comment that Micro and A & P were easy, yes, they probably were...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  22. Georgia Perimeter's Nursing Progran
    If time is an issue for you, I don't think it would be a bad idea to go ahead and get started with your ADN (time was an issue for me.) Keep in mind, once you get that first basic RN licensure, you...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  23. Nursing School Anxiety
    I agree. Nursing school is a whole 'nother ball game. I don't know if I would say it's a continuation of college. It's really like going to a totally different school. I agree with teh quoted below....
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Where do you think you need to improve?
    Let's just start with improvements to become a wonderful nursing student. I need to go ahead and grab me an NCLEX review book and start answering some of those questions. Probably will help me more...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Is this nitpicking or does the instructor dislike her?...
    I wouldn't call it nitpicking. What happened to three checks though? If she's still in the med room and haven't reached her third check yet, how is this a medication error? The incorrect dosage...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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