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  1. How far do you travel?
    When I was going to a community college it was about 30 minutes away. My school now is 4.5 hours away so I had to live on campus. Because it was in a rural area most of our clinicals were an hour to...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Failing psych nursing course
    Psych questions are a whole other breed of nursing questions. Don't beat yourself up over it, most of us struggle with them. Our teacher required that we purchase the Mental Health Davis Success...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Okay, seriously. How on earth do I pass the hesi?
    The comprehensive book is very helpful for specific HESIs. There is a chapter for each HESI. I used it for all 7 of my HESIs and passed it them on my first try. Good luck!
    Mar 3
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  4. The best preparation tool??
    I took the exam last semester and got 900+ on the first try. I only used 2 things. I used the HESI comprehensive Review book......
    Mar 3
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  5. What would you do???
    It is honestly hard to tell especially when I do not know the patient personally. I know that some things that help is having the patient do the care themselves. I am not saying hand them the tooth...
    Mar 3
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Graduating May 2014! :)
    May 2014 BSN Grad here!!! Can't believe I can finally say that!!! May 10th can not come soon enough! :woot:
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Preceptorship
    I would pick a department that you think you may want to do some day. Don't let fear get in the way of your decision. Your preceptorship is what you make of it. Sometimes in life we have to jump in...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Immunizations for RN program question
    I guess i would ask your Doctor the next time you visit. Tell them you are going into the medical field and want to make sure that you are all up to date. They should know, they must have dozens of...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Need advice?
    First what is a "U"? and does that keep you out of doing your clinicals? Second EVERYONE makes mistakes, that does not make someone a bad nurse! You just need to learn from them and move on. To me it...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. This is expensive.
    I know what you mean. My school is about 4 hours from where I live and have a job so I have to stay on campus. I have pretty much taken every loan, grant, and scholarship they have thrown at me...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. How Long Until Graduation?
    222 days! :nurse:
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Where do YOU sit in class?
    It depends, if I am in lecture I sit second row all the way to one side, that way I am close to the instructor so I can focus, but not close enough for the professor to take notice of me. During...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Feeling Better After 1st Exam......
    Congrats! At my school we have to get 100% on the calculation exam, no pressure! :wideyed: lol Good luck!
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. 5 gone already
    Nursing really is a brutal program. I know at my school they accept about 125 freshmen, and their graduating classes are around 25-30. The Gen eds tend to weed them out, and if not them it's the...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. First Exam...am I being too hard on myself
    First of all an 87% is not a bad grade. Second of all do not judge so harshly on those who got lower grades. Everybody has their strengths and weaknesses. You do not know where other people are...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. New to nursing school
    I can not answer the first few questions but here are some helpful tips/advice... 1) Get a good planner and USE IT!!! Look ahead in your syllabus and write down all the due dates for ALL of your...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Not feeling so great after first day precepting
    Though I am in my senior year I can honestly say that that feeling is normal. I spent my summer on an internship however it was treated more like a preceptor-ship and it was overwhelming! It was hard...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. How long was your orientation?
    1 week (5 8 hour shifts) and we got paid. If you are on the clock and have the responsibility of caring for residents, even if it is under supervision, you should be paid!
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Superstitions???
    I have a bracelet that my mother gave me that I always wear to my exams.
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Curving the stomach turning smells?
    The more you are around it the easier it will be, I have been working as a CNA for 5+ years and now smells don't really phase me. I would not recommend the vics rout myself. Quite honestly our hands...
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. LPN to BSN Program? Or should I get RN before moving to Maine?
    There are LPN to ADN programs though. You could get your ADN and then work on the BSN later.
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: Maine Nursing
  22. I can't believe that this happened!!!! >:(
    The patient is there for care so as nurses we are obligated to give care. However we as nurses have the right to step away from a situation (as long as the patient is safe) and return when the...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. is nursing school challenging enough?
    Honestly until you start the program you will not know how challenging it can be. Some like ChristineN find that program not as challenging while others struggle all the way through it. Both...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Certification prior to nursing school? Helps or No?
    I have been a CNA for over 5 years and I have to say that my experience was very beneficial. It helps to give you the fundamentals of nursing care and patient experience. I know a few people who...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Best Care Plan Book?
    I have Ackley as well because it is recommended by nursing school. I really like it although I have to say it is not the most user friendly but once you figure it out it is extremely helpful!
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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