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  1. New Nurse ... not distinguishing myself as brilliant
    Maybe Protonix isn't a high-risk med shouldn't be "luck" that a nurse checks a hospital-approved drug reference before ANY medication administration. Especially if you're unfamiliar with the...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. clinicals
    Wow, what a thread! In my first semester clinical group, we ate lunch together, along with our CI, at a prescribed time. Honestly I was relieved because it was...first semester and I felt...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Am I overstepping my boundaries? WWYD?
    Money is a tricky, sticky thing and should be addressed before other factors. A couple of years back, I took a coworker to the ER who had been bitten by a dog while riding her bike to our...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Rationale for taking apical pulse prior to trach suctioning
    I appreciate all of the responses--thank you so much for taking the time! Since it doesn't sound like this is standard or current practice, I can see why textbook, Google and AllNurses searching...
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Rationale for taking apical pulse prior to trach suctioning
    This is my first question (rather than response) to the AllNurses community despite five years--pre-nursing and now final semester of nursing school--of membership! I am reviewing my program's...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Are you really not a "real nurse" unless you work in acute care?
    In school, we have learned that care continues to shift away from inpatient and more toward the outpatient setting due to shorter hospital stays, higher overall acuity, and lower costs.
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Clinical sites, you choose or you're assigned?
    My program considered ZIP code when assigning clinical sites in Level 1 (first semester), went random in Level 2, we all had the same sites in Level 3 (just different days and times), and we've had...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Why did you come to allnurses?  What made you stay?
    I came across AllNurses as a pre-pre-nursing student with a newly minted English degree, working as a pension analyst and searching for information about becoming a nurse. That was almost exactly...
    Jun 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Quit during orientation
    OP--you were hired as a CNA. What job duties did you expect? I just started my final semester of nursing school, and I realize/accept that I will have "physical" responsibilities as an RN...
    Jun 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Nursing Student Charting Woes
    You can do your student nurse charting while giving priority to staff RNs. It should be fine :rolleyes:
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. ADN vs BSN Battle
    This is why I plan to complete an RN-MSN program ASAP after graduating with my ADN. I have a non-nursing bachelor's and don't want to obtain a second bachelor's...but I know that ADN simply isn't...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. New Grad - Just got a job at Starbucks. Help.
    I have a retail job while in nursing school that I don't plan on giving up until I have a "signed, sealed, delivered" nursing job once I graduate. The hours at my retail job (even if I end up...
    Jun 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I'm terrified
    First thing: BREATHE. Relax. You've got this. Second thing: Give yourself a chance to be excited and proud about being admitted to a nursing program. It's a major accomplishment. Enjoy it for a...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. What is the freaking deal with OB?
    Agree wholeheartedly. I began my third (of four) nursing school semesters in January thinking--OB? Postpartum? NO WAY! (We also had peds and mental health rotations this semester). Now that...
    May 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. If you decided to be a RN, think again..
    My school's application process was pretty straightforward, right down to a printable checklist so we could keep track of items as we completed them. Yes, there were many moving parts--prerequisites,...
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Passing cut offs
    78% is passing in my program. Not sure if there's rounding (with one semester to go, I haven't scored low enough to worry about that specific question). We also haven't lost too many students due...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. What do you do when you have to "read everything in the book"?
    Well, I guess I would read the book! Skim assigned chapters before class, go to lecture (and pay attention/take notes), then use the textbook to supplement lecture content. Use the first test...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Is this you? "Freaking out! So Scared! Terrified!"
    Thank you, GrnTea. We as nursing students would do well to heed your level-headed advice--in all respects, not just this article! I would add that it's important to go through nursing school with...
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. What's your one thing you can't live without in your clinical bag?
    WATER! Don't forget to stay hydrated during your clinical shift. There's always time to take a few gulps each hour. I bring a 1-liter Nalgene water bottle with me pretty much everywhere to make sure...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Maybe the grass is greener on the other side.
    Have to agree with Heathermaizey--I'm about to start my third semester of four in a reputable RN program and I do not think nursing school has to take over your life. It hasn't taken over mine! I...
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. What's in your bag?
    Don't over-pack your clinical bag! My facility doesn't have room for everyone's rolly-bag, drinks, massive textbooks, etc. In my scrub pockets, I carry my stethoscope (no need to drape around...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Just finished taking HESI A2! My experience might help you...
    Wow, I can't believe this post has gotten so much positive feedback! I posted about HESI A2 over two years ago and now I'm in the second semester of my nursing program and loving it. Answers to...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: HESI Entrance Exam / Exit Exam Help
  23. Do I have to join facebook?
    My nursing school cohort has a Facebook page that's a private group; it was started by a student, not an instructor. It's a place where my classmates can post reminders, recruit practice partners for...
    Aug 19, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  24. What Supplies Should I Get for School?
    You can wait on most supplies until school starts; your instructors will give you an idea about what you need. I'm only going into my second semester of NS so I may not be an expert, but--my...
    Aug 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Is it normal to not know your clinical location until the first day of class..
    In my program, we will not know clinical placements until the first day of class. We have already completed criminal background checks, drug tests, immunizations, facility-mandated education modules...
    Aug 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student