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  1. Is my school the only one?
    After pre-reqs, my school had this layout: Semester 1- Nursing 112 (10 credit hours) and Nurs 138 (1 credit hr) Semester 2 - Nurs 122A (5 hrs) and Nurs 122B (5 hrs) Semester 3 - Nurs 216 (10 hrs)...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Fall 2012 new nursing students roll call!!!
    Graduated in May, and take NCLEX next week! So....terrified! :)
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Denial of financial aid for previous associates degree
    Thanks! I'm terrified but hopeful..studying like a madwoman! When I was given the extension, it paid for my classes with some left over for books (I also had a scholarship that helped). At my...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Denial of financial aid for previous associates degree
    I ran into that. Not sure if it's the same issue you had, but I basically "used up" the hours that financial aid would cover at my community college getting a previous associates degree (that was...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Is the exit HESI a good predictor for NCLEX?
    Thanks for your opinions! :) The Hurst is pricey (hell, everything is pricey for me right now).......the whole "split it up into two checks" is pretty much the only reason I'm going to be able to do...
    May 10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Is the exit HESI a good predictor for NCLEX?
    Hi All, I'm looking for opinions from people who've taken both the HESI exit exam and NCLEX. I am graduating next week (YAY!) and took my exit exam this past Monday. I passed with 1,052 (my school...
    May 10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    "How to look incredibly stupid without even trying?" Easy. Be a nursing student at clinicals. That's me. Every dang clinical day. I feel like I enter some sort of fugue state on the drive in and...
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. We're not here for that
    That's insane. A student acting like that in my clinical group would have been bounced out on her butt and given a fail for the day, at least. Our entire first semester was in a nursing home doing...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. What is your schedule?
    I'm in my final semester of an ADN program. Here's my current schedule... Monday - off (with the exception of community teaching and certain observation days). Tuesday - Clinicals from 6:30am til...
    Jan 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. What was/are the 3 things that got/get you through nursing school?
    1. Coffee 2. Day planner 3. Sense of appreciation of the ridiculous.
    Jan 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Are sign-on bonuses a thing of the past?
    Well that give me some hope! Hoping to move to WI in a few years, I love that state!
    Jan 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I love these stories. I'm about to go into my last semester of nursing school, and bless your hearts.........I just couldn't take the ED. LOL I'm on medicaid for the moment and I've made two ER...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Question for the L&D nurses
    Hello! I'm an ADN student at the end of my third semester (the end is in sight!), and just finished my L&D clinical rotation, which was absolutely fabulous and taught by a ridiculously good clinical...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Concept Maps
    I absolutely hate them as well. If I never have to see another concept map or IPR again after May, I will be the happiest person ever!
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. failed first nursing test
    Many of the students in my cohort bombed the first test at the beginning of the program. I was a good-grade student before I began the program, but it's a different way of thinking, not just...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. How old were you when you started Nursing School?
    I started my nursing program at the age of 39, with a 2 year old child. I'll be graduating at 41 (fingers crossed). My cohort is really mixed age-wise. Our youngest is 20, oldest is 54. I'm going...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. I'm a procrastinator... Help?
    I've always been a procrastinator, so I totally understand your hesitation. I'll tell you this much, I was still a procrastinator when I started my first semester of NS. However, I got a massive...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Is it possible to take A&P 1 and 2 together
    It depends on your school. I took both of them in the same semester last spring (I had to retake API because it had been over 5 years since I'd taken it and my school has a rule that it has to be...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. New ADN RN to Wisconsin
    Hi there! I'm currently an ADN student in Illinois. My ultimate goal is to move to WI, as I go there several times a year, have many friends there and generally adore the state. Luckily my husband...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  20. Are you an A student. How do you achieve it
    I didn't get all A's, I got one B...but the people talking about planners are right on! I don't know how everyone's school is, but the schedules are mine are wonky and random sometimes and between...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Starting nursing school in the Spring. REALLY nervous. TIPS??
    You're worrying a lot. That's normal, I was a wreck before classes began (I'm about done with my first semester). The biggest tips I have are these: 1. Read, read, read. The first few weeks, my...
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. What was your first year of nursing school like?
    I'm just in my first semester, so I can't speak for the whole year. But...I can tell you what to expect to feel and think during those first few weeks, if that helps any. The work can be hard. The...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Talked out of nursing by others and myself....
    I've been back and forth myself. Owned my own business until the economy made me close my doors. I took several months and finally decided to go back to school for my ADN, work while getting my BSN...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Coffee is my medicine
    My screen name is probably comment enough, but I was the owner of a coffee house before the economy tanked me. Now I'm a Nursing Student. You can imagine how much coffee I go through. I'm waiting...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  25. Calling graduating class of 2014!
    I started a week and a half ago.......should graduate (fingers crossed) in May 2014. So far, the reading has been so intense. 7 chapters from one text, three chapters from another text, and 7...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student