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  1. Nursing program questions
    1. Know your style of learning; take an online assessment for learning/study styles. Nursing courses are notoriously full of content which has to be sifted and organized. You have to be able to make...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Did I take the bait (for profit school)?
    The reason why the NCLEX-RN pass rates are not listed on the BON website is because you would be eligible to sit for the NCLEX once you have attained the ASN/Diploma. Metro State University is an...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Failed 1st Semester of Nursing Program
    I have to agree with all the previous posters, - Find a study group of 3-4 people; attend the study sessions AFTER reading the material yourself. Don't expect to be taught material. Study sessions...
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Scanner suggestions??
    I use the Epson Workforce WF-2540, it's not the fastest at scanning but it's nice that it has a document feeder for scanning (so I don't have to do one paper at a time) and can wirelessly transmit...
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Transferred can't register for classes until semester starts!
    I can imagine how that could be incredibly frustrating and worrisome; I recommend on getting in touch with your adviser as you mentioned and ask whether you will be in core nursing classes or in...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Hand care
    I used to have extremely red and dry hands after working 2-3 nights in a row, one of the nurses I work with told me to try Gold Bond Softening lotion w/ shea butter. I found it really helps my hands...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. third semester challenges
    No need to be rude, I passed OB/PEDS with an A and had the mentality that these kids were just little adults. It's my personal belief and served me very well through the semester. I studied my butt...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. What is a "passing grade" for your nursing program?
    At my school anything above a 70% is considered passing; assignments, papers, projects, etc are considered clinical work and are graded on a pass/fail rubric.
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. third semester challenges
    They aren't some exotic creature that you can't touch, granted the margin to make an error is much smaller and interventions have to be quick and accurate but the same can be said for a critical...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. third semester challenges
    Pediatrics/OB/L&D at my school is a very difficult semester with many students barely making it, because of this I was extremely scared and apprehensive; which in the long run made me focus and study...
    Jul 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Vaping as opposed to cigarettes?
    The hospital for which I work treats electronic cigarettes as if they were real cigarettes; which means they are not allowed to be used in or around the hospital campus. ...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. How to Resign
    Have to agree with anixon, I would make an appointment with your manager, inform them that while you are thankful for the opportunity to work for XY Medical Center you cannot commit to that...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Thoughts on tablets
    I am going into my final semester and here are my words of wisdom in regards to laptops/tablets. For lecture I use my laptop because I can easily download the power point presentation (they...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Starting down the path of nursing
    I started working as a CNA at the age of 15 on an acute care of the elderly unit and hated nursing. I saw nurses and aides continually short staffed with unattainable goals set by management. When I...
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Nursing school & Nightshifts?
    I'll give you my experience with working nights and attending nursing school: I work two shifts per week (1900-0700) and attend school four days out of the week. When I started nursing school I...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Help with evidence based nursing interventions?
    When I have to submit evidenced based practice nursing interventions I look at databases and pull articles that would support my intervention. For example, I wrote in my careplan that I would change...
    May 25
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Stumped on this math question
    Low dose range: 18kg x 20mg/day High dose range: 18kg x 40mg/day the answers are your safe dose ranges per day: 360mg/day - 720mg/day To get per dose divide 360mg and 720mg by 3 and that will...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Float pool techs?
    I floated in a large 600 bed facility between every unit, the plus side was that techs in the float pool were oriented one day to every unit before going off orientation on their own. While yes...
    May 16
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  19. Nursing school schedule
    I attend an ADN program where I have lecture on Monday's from 5-9:30pm, then clinicals are Wednesday & Thursday from 5-11:30pm. At the beginning of the semester you are expected to run on a...
    May 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Float pool techs?
    I was a float tech for a few years and I have to disagree, all of us do the exact same job; patient care, vitals, EKG, blood draws, etc. Why should we get paid more if we are doing the exact same...
    May 15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  21. "I'm not the doctor!"
    I have heard many nurses that I work with that respond that way and it does not bother me because I agree with them. If I wanted to be a doctor I would have gone to medical school, but I wanted to...
    May 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Uniform Inspection
    I doubt that it's that serious, most schools just ask that you look professional. Hair off your collar, little to no jewelry, uniform pressed, if you are wearing white make sure you don't have zebra...
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Quality of nursing care
    Honestly I think that's a little too much, your preceptor will go over some important time management skills with you during your orientation. On a busy surgical floor orders change all the time,...
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Quality of nursing care
    1. In short yes, the amount of paperwork that must be completed per patient per shift is taking away from quality nursing care. Often times facilities want charting to be pristine for reimbursement...
    May 6
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. how CPR training and practice is going on on your unit?
    This is what happens in my ICU Resident Physician will run code (others will show up but only one will be giving orders) Respiratory therapy will establish/manage the airway One RN will prepare...
    May 1
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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