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  1. How can I land icu tech position while in nursing school?
    I took an online EKG course through the AHA and that sufficed for my tele position.
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. How can I land icu tech position while in nursing school?
    I'm a senior nursing student and I just started working as a telemetry technician in the ICU. I did an internship in this department and expressed an interest in working there after I graduate from...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Just finished my first semester. Ask me anything.
    Thanks so much for all of the helpful info. I am graduating from nursing school in a few months and I think I have a good lead on an ICU position after I'm licensed. I plan to start taking physics...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  4. Dear Family Members
    I had this weird experience during the break between my first and second semester of nursing school where I was the rude family member. It felt surreal, like I was out of control of myself. I felt...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. A Tale of Innovative Nursing: Making It All a Little Less Scary
    Wow you described the same awkwardness that I feel so much right now in my pediatric rotation!
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  6. Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell
    Wow, what a great read! I plan to read this at least three more times. I am 3 weeks away from my first preceptorship and I want to make the most of it. I have a background in education and I think...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Nursing Games is taking its toll
    My class of 60 has only lost 2 so far. One due to pregnancy, and she came back the next semester with the class behind us, and another by choice. We are almost 75% done and graduate in May. My school...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. ICU as a new grad
    I am in a similar situation and would appreciate any advice. I am also graduating May '13 with 4.0 and I am doing 2 different preceptorships in the ICU. I have heard that it helps to precept in the...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. Finally Graduation Day!
    Congratulations to you for all of your success. You persevered despite personal tragedies you could not control. Your story sounds a lot like mine. My mother-in-law has been a great support to me too...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Second to last semester and I'm losing steam....advice?
    I have a hard time with this too and I am still trying to find ways to deal with it because I assume it will happen from time to time no matter where I go. My strategy so far is to carry myself with...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Is the first semester the hardest?
    I think that the first semester is the hardest because it feels like culture shock. You probably don't know anyone in the class yet and you aren't sure how to organize or study for your classes...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Starting Rural ICU Preceptorship
    Thanks for the response guys. In the first year of nursing school clinical was so scary and stressful for me, but now I am learning so much more from them and actually looking forward to it. It could...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Starting Rural ICU Preceptorship
    I am graduating from nursing school May of 2013, and I have been lucky enough to secure a preceptorship during the winter break. I elected to work noc shift in the ICU in a rural hospital. I would...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Preceptoring a new grad...
    Thank you for sharing your perspective. I am just about to start my preceptorship in my senior year and I am trying to prepare myself by imagining what concerns and goals my preceptor will have. It...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Misdemeanors in past, finally an RN, can't get a job :(
    Where I live, if you have had a clean record for a number of years you can go down to the courthouse, fill out a one page request form and have it expunged in a matter of a week or two. I think the...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  16. Hey All Senior Students!!
    I am super excited to start my final year of nursing school because I am finally working in a decent sized hospital with supportive nurses and clinical instructors. Well, my instructors have always...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. New Grad - Offered Nursing Home Position but want to work in hospital, advice?
    Thanks, for your comments Mikeicurn. What you say makes a lot of sense!
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. New Grad - Offered Nursing Home Position but want to work in hospital, advice?
    I am a nursing student who will be graduating at about this time next year, and I am anticipating having to make the same decisions soon. Last week I spoke with a 2009 graduate of my nursing school...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Should I get a BA?
    This school is more affordable and closer to where I live. Also... I didn't get accepted into the UC program. I just went to the info session today and I am going to go for the BA first for sure! It...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Should I get a BA?
    Thanks for your feedback. I think it might be best to get the BA, but that means the next 2 summers and the year after nursing school I'll be in school for the BA when I could be focusing on work...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Should I get a BA?
    I'm just finishing up my first year of nursing school and making plans to get that first job when I graduate. I have a bachelors in another field, so I'm thinking I can save 7K$ by not going for the...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. The best hairstyle for female student
    Our class was advised to avoid ponytails in clinical because an aggressive and/ or demented patient could wrap it around their hand and pull you down. A safer alternative is to french braid it. We...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. How many people did you lose?
    After the first semester we have lost 1 person out of 60. Our program has a 100% NCLEX pass rate. I feel lucky to be in a program where the faculty is very supportive and lets us know that they...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. OMG I made it through the first semester!
    I scraped by with an A by the skin of my teeth! Our 1st semester consists of 12 units all together in one class, one grade. I calculated the number of points that I needed to score on my final in...
    Dec 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Ready to start a family, 35, and in nursing school...
    I think about these increased risks a lot too. I also worry about autism. It's such a sticky situation. My partner and I always planned on not ever having children. Now were more mature, have a...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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