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  1. Ugh!  Need advice about work hours!
    Hi, I worked FT all through nursing school, although I used 99% of my vacation time during those two years to take days off to study for exams. Also, in my final semester I had to leave early 2...
    Jun 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Do you learn a lot about yourself in nursing school??
    I have learned a great deal about myself since starting nursing school and becoming a nurse. I remember that before my first nursing school exam I went into this little room and cried. I couldn't...
    May 26, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Wearing scrubs in public...
    This is an interesting post -- very enlightening to see the varying responses. I buy all my own scrubs and, mainly for practical reasons, wear them to/from work every day on the bus. I also wear my...
    May 26, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Please-please Read
    Hello, I cannot really help you, other than to suggest that you should probably seek some legal advice. If you call your state's bar association, they likely can give you some names to call. ...
    May 20, '05
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  5. Nurse to Nurse shift report
    I agree with the other suggestions. I work on a large surg/neuro/trauma unit with about 70 beds. We have the unit divided into 3 parts, each with its own report room. The previous shift tapes...
    May 20, '05
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Humbled
    Your friend's story is very sad. Her situation easily could have been mine. I had no healthcare background before nursing school either. I did have the CNA license but never worked as one. I got...
    May 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Can I find employment at my age??
    Hello, I am 38 and graduated from nursing school in December. I would say the average age in my class was mid-30's or early 40's. In my area, it is tough for new grads to find jobs because...
    May 19, '05
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. REal advice to a future Intern
    Hello, Thanks for your note. I work in a teaching hospital, and I deal with interns every day. So far, my experiences with the interns have been very favorable. What I appreciate most is that...
    May 19, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Work Sheets and Getting Report
    Wow, what a fabulous idea!
    Apr 28, '05
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. Malpractice Insurance.......Is it necessary???
    I am a new grad RN at a big metropolitan public hospital. This issue just came up for me. After I was hired, I called up the nurse manager and asked her where I should buy my insurance from since I...
    Apr 28, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Developing Nursing Preceptor Program
    I am a new grad RN (38 years old - new career) who was hired earlier this month at a major metropolitan "safety net" hospital on a busy Med-Surg unit. On my unit, I get 8 weeks of training. My...
    Apr 28, '05
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  12. Does anybody work full time while going to nursing school
    Like some of the other respondents, one of my instructors also told us "not to work too much" -- that made me laugh. I wanted her to go and talk to my mortgage company for me! I worked full time as...
    Apr 28, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Which NCLEX review book to get...
    I second the opinion of some of the other responders. I liked Saunders a lot. It is kind of offputting at first since it is INCREDIBLY comprehensive, but then that's what you need to do a good...
    Apr 17, '05
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. My friend thinks she failed the NCLEX and is devastated!
    I'll bet she passed. Similar to your friend: I passed both the pre and post tests at Kaplan, I finished in 2 1/2 hours, I had 75 questions, I thought the last few were easy (which freaked me out),...
    Mar 22, '05
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Thanks to the CNA's
    I took a job as a CNA in a nursing home the summer before my last semester of nursing school (I'm an RN). It is clear to me that CNAs are the hardest working people on the planet! I was running all...
    Mar 21, '05
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. lab results
    Yes, I have that Springhouse book and refer to it a lot. It's called "Diagnostic tests made incredibly easy" or something along those lines. Actually I LOVE all of those "made incredibly easy"...
    Mar 21, '05
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. diminished lungs
    I am a new RN -- I start my first job in 2 weeks. At one of my nursing school clinicals, I had an experience with diminished lung sounds and it was very obvious, but only when I listened on both...
    Mar 17, '05
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. Lippincott review
    Because I always WAY overdo things, I bought just about every NCLEX review book under the sun -- and took Kaplan. (See what I mean?) Anyway, I did several tests on the Lippincott CD and was amazed to...
    Mar 8, '05
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Yahoo, I Passed Nclex-rn!!
    Congratulations!!
    Feb 5, '05
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. To those who have lots of NCLEX materials...
    Saunders IS huge, and although I spent a lot of time with it, I did not read the whole thing. I mainly reviewed chapters I knew I needed review on (chest tubes, endocrinology, etc.) So think about...
    Feb 5, '05
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Just completed NCLEX RN exam
    Minnesota
    Feb 2, '05
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. NCLEX Preparations - Test on 1/31
    Thanks. I'll be on the lookout for your good news too. It was so nice to have this board to refer to throughout this experience. I completely agree with the person who said (in another post) that...
    Feb 1, '05
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Just completed NCLEX RN exam
    I think you shouldn't worry about it. Your experience (the types of questions and that the questions seemed easier at the end) was exactly what I experienced, and I found out today that I passed at...
    Feb 1, '05
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. NCLEX Preparations - Test on 1/31
    I passed!!!!! They told me results wouldn't be posted at the board of nursing until 48 hours afterward, but I was feeling neurotic this morning so I looked it up after less than 24 hours anyway --...
    Feb 1, '05
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. NCLEX Preparations - Test on 1/31
    I hope you're right. I really felt that I knew nothing taking that exam!! I checked our BON on-line and several people from my class have passed already. I can find out Wednesday -- an eternity...
    Jan 31, '05
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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