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  1. 2014 NCLEX in 75Qs...my (long!) tips
    Hi All! This board was such a helpful resource in nursing school and while preparing for the NCLEX. I really appreciated when people reported on their experiences and how they got ready for the...
    Feb 27
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  2. DC BON I have a license number but I dont have my results.
    I just took the DC RN on February 4th. DC assigns you a license # after you submit your application to DOH, so it's there before you even take the NCLEX. "agency1prof0licStatus535" means they do...
    Feb 25
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. 1st semster student
    Yep, NCLEX questions until your eyesballs fall out. The "Success" Series (Pharm Success, Med-Surg Success), was a big help. You can't start stuff early enough. And don't ask for extensions...the...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Failing med surg nothing working
    I really liked "Med-Surg Success." I swore by that book, and did the whole thing cover to cover. It was a huge part of why I did well in that class. As I remember, there were 100+ questions for each...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Going to easier school for high GPA?
    I don't know how much easier one nursing school really is from another. We all need to pass the same exam...and many programs use HESI or ATI to make sure we are all on target with every class. Grad...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Failed first semester by very small amount...
    For what it is worth, I disagree with some of the others on the thread that each semester is harder than the last. Going to nursing school was a VERY big adjustment; you need to learn to think...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Is your undergrad program considered when looking at GPA?
    Thanks all! I probably saw 2-3 threads throwing around some high numbers and that was all I needed to indulge in some serious confirmation bias. I really appreciate the responses and the time!
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  8. Is your undergrad program considered when looking at GPA?
    Hi all, I'm starting to get my ducks in a row to apply in the next year or two, assuming I go the NP route (I am really interested in clinical bioethics, but not sure that is a realistic career). ...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  9. Which stethoscope should I buy as a Nursing student?
    I love my littman cardiology 3. love it. i have never had anyone borrow it for longer than 2 mins in my sight or take it or lose it-- i feel like that is kind of a strange thing to have happen. my...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. DNP residency - does it reduce the benefit of RN experience?
    that's really interesting to hear...would you mind expanding on that? I am just finishing my BSN from an accelerated program, and am looking at a DNP in the next 3-5 years. One of the reasons I chose...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  11. Turns out, I'm an idiot. Rotten clinical
    Thank you all so much for such kind words and the time everyone took to give me such thoughtful responses! How can I give up on nursing, when there are so many nurses are people who genuinely care...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Turns out, I'm an idiot. Rotten clinical
    Oh, yes, very true-- hope my over-the-top rant about it didn't offend! I think the frustration comes from busting my butt in the classroom, and getting accolades for it in a very academic-focused...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Turns out, I'm an idiot. Rotten clinical
    Thank you guys so much! It is so helpful to get it all out, but even more helpful to be reminded that this is a part of the job, and everyone has been there, too. Onward and upward, right? And I'll...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Turns out, I'm an idiot. Rotten clinical
    I need to vent. I've made it to the last semester of nursing school never having cried over a clinical day (yay?). Well, broke that streak-- spent an entire hour sobbing when I got home. Icky, ugly...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Ebooks? Some, all or none??
    I have done all ebooks for three semesters. Personally, it is a good fit for me, but I highly doubt it is one for everybody. I hate lugging books around. If it's a big, thick textbook I can...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Failed three tests
    You've got a good point; I guess the culture around study groups varies by program. My school really stresses group work, so we're used to switching around for various projects with different people...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Failed three tests
    Hey! Med-surg is the WORST. Don't feel too bad. Here's what helped me: 1. NCLEX questions with good rationales. I've used the "success" series (med-surg success, etc) for a lot of classes and it...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. How do you keep children from pulling IVs?
    Oh my goodness, thank you all so much for being so helpful and responsive! I love peds-- in part because it seems to attract the best nurses. Thanks for proving this again! and thank you especially...
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  19. HELP! EBP in Pediatrics
    Help! For my peds care plans, my interventions have to be based on information from a pediatric nursing journal. I am scouring CIHNAL, google scholar, etc, but I am really struggling to find...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. How do you keep children from pulling IVs?
    Hi! I am a student nurse, and I am trying to do a research paper on strategies to keep children from pulling out their IVs. I had a wonderful 2 year old patient in my pediatric clinical who pulled...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  21. Anyone have to take genomics?
    I've got genomics next semester. I have NO idea what to expect, how to study, what resources to use, etc. It doesn't seem to be that common in BSN curriculums....makes me nervous. I'm not the biggest...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Best Med-Surg Study Guides?
    Hi All, Med-Surg is next semester and the textbooks, as you know, are thick enough to be used as lethal weapons. What is the best study guide out there to use as an adjunct for reviewing and...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Looking for insight from Psych NPs
    Hi guys! I'm really interested in getting a Psych NP (for lots of reasons) when I head back to school for nursing next year. I currently work as a CNA in critical care, and in my inner-city...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Direct Entry GPA/GRE query
    Hi guys! I know the end of spring semester is probably killing everyone, but I was hoping current direct-entry students would mind sharing their GPA/GREs with me. I just had a horrible A&P test,...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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