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  1. 19 days!
    Till graduation! It's so surreal. We only have class one day a week so after thanksgiving 2 weeks till graduation!!! I'm working as a valor student at the VA, and have since May. I have been trying...
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. IV starts in nursing schools
    I graduate in a month and we've been taught since the first year how to do IVs. It's not something everyone gets to do in the hospital setting though. I have actively searched them out and have done...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. HIRED! Graduation in a month!
    Congrats! I graduate in a month as well. I can't believe we're so close! I just finished my last clinical and have some papers to write but I can see the light! Boo yah!
    Nov 10
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  4. Depressed 1st semester student
    It's worth it! I am a 36 year old non-traditional student, wife and mom to 8 kids. It's really hard, some days you'll want to quit. Some days you'll cry. You just have to focus on the short term,...
    Nov 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Tips for surviving working nights as an L&D nurse
    I'm in my last semester of school and I've been doing nights for my senior specialty. A few things I've learned: Don't worry too much about being tired, it isn't as hard as we imagine it'll be. ...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. 50 days!
    Lol Miiki SN. I felt the same way, trust me! It'll come. Wow! Some of you will be busy till the end! I am glad I did most of my hours at the beginning of the semester. It'll be good to focus...
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Just curious
    Interesting! Our senior specialty is chosen based on our top three choices and availability. It isn't ever stated but I believe grades and "who you know" plays into it as well.
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. 50 days!
    Congrats springchick and smoup! There IS a lot to do, I can't wait! I have 18 hours of senior specialty left and then it's just working and class one day a week. Plans for graduation? I'm having...
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Just curious
    Oh, and 144 hours of senior practicum in a specialty of choice. Does everyone do this?
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Just curious
    Our program boasts over 1000 clinical hours at the end of 5 semesters. (BSN program) I'm curious to see how this compares to other BSN and ADN programs. I know the date minimum is like 700 I think.
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Nursing school is killing me
    I have eight kids too! Congrats on your ninth! I can relate to you, sometimes it seems like we are just jumping through hoops at the mercy of our instructors. However, I am about a month away from...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. 50 days!
    Till I graduate! Ahhh, it's getting real. Anyone else?
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Graduate nurse (GN) salary in NM
    Totally depends on where you live! Here in colorado that's a great starting pay. Congrats!
    Oct 21
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  14. Last semester of nursing school...CAPSTONE placement
    I had the same problem! It came down to picking the units where I liked the staff the most and felt the most excitement about. My top choice was CVICU and I got it! I also lucked out and got a...
    Oct 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. VA CLC
    The clc in our town is basically a nursing home/hospice care center. I work in a different department but I have friends who work there. Lots of wound care, basic med passes and adls.
    Sep 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. burnt out/senioritis
    Right there with ya! I'm trying to work, do school, 144 hours of senior clinical and 45 hours of mentoring/leadership. Sigh. So ready to be done!!!
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Fall 2014 is almost here!
    Smf0903, what day do you graduate? Ours is dec 12th with pinning the 13th. I can't wait! 😄
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Fall 2014 is almost here!
    Thanks LAkrug! I'm so thrilled to be an RN finally! I really haven't had much summer with working full time at the VA. But it's been a great learning experience!
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Fall 2014 is almost here!
    Wow. I'm really shocked at how fast these past 2 years have gone. Only one more semester and I can call myself a NURSE finally. It's been a long road! We start August 20th for the final 16 weeks of...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Dansko EU/US sizing discrepancy?
    You really should find a store and try them. I'm a 10 normally too and a 42 fits best for me.
    Jun 28
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. VA valor program
    I only got a 400 hour contract. When I'm done if there's money in the budget I could get another. When I graduate they have some temporary new grad positions and then it's applying for the...
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Fall 2014 start and hello!
    Congrats!! I hope your journey is smooth and fast! I started 2 years ago in my nursing program and am set to finally graduate in December. It's still surreal. Get the best education that you can,...
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Calling fall 2014 class!
    Yay smoup! Are you in an accelerated program? This fall will be 2.5 years for me. In some ways it feels like forever and some it feels like it just began!
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Calling fall 2014 class!
    It's still not completely real yet but I was just thinking about my fifth and final semester this fall...crazy how fast it has gone. Everyone said it would but it's hard to believe when you're knee...
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. When Should I Start Studying for the NCLEX
    Our program pays for Kaplan test prep. Each semester we have to take specific Kaplan designed tests based on the classes we are in, like med surge. At the end, we also have paid for a 4 day Kaplan...
    May 27
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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