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  1. I'm having surgery and I have some questions!!
    Although I agree the OP should speak with her surgeon, this post was very helpful and appropriate. As a budding OR nurse, I appreciated it too :)
    Sep 11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. I'm Mentally ILL says Teacher!
    She's just trolling us.
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Prioritizing help
    Your answer will change depending on what the question is asking you. Airway is always number one though, even if someone is bleeding out. If they can't breathe, it doesn't matter if they're...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Why does school have to be made to be (seemingly) unneccesarily difficult?
    Time management is key, but I'd argue that prioritization is even more important. If you are reading every single chapter assigned, thoroughly, you're doing it wrong. Skim through it, read the...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Never before have I been so disrespected by co-workers in the workplace
    Really? Why's that?
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Is nursing as bad as some say???
    In my BSN program, we have a nurse leadership class. One of the topics will be about the ACA and how it affects nursing. You most likely will cover this topic at some point in your program, but it...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Is there anybody out there doing well in nursing school?
    Mine is a BSN program that uses a point scale. The grading is very strict, and makes it impossible to get a 4.0, which is 99-100%. The only way to get a 4.0 is to get 100% on every single exam in...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. This question has been bugging my class...
    Right, but technically you'd be gathering the vitals first because you put the BP cuff on. Unless you can put a BP cuff on with one hand while taking the pulse with the other! lol Nursing exams are...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. BSN student w/LD+ADHD scared to begin J1 clinical - help/advice appreciated
    Hi everyone! First of all, I am a nursing student in a BSN program starting my second year. I am posting in this forum because I would appreciate advice from graduate nurses. I feel that you may be...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  10. Failed 7th time NCLEX RN. Am I a really a failure?
    I would definitely use a study guide that provides a rationale for each of the answers. Find out what area you struggle the most in, and study the heck out of that. Nursing exams and the NCLEX...
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Future Shortage in Bedside Nurses
    BSN nursing student here - can't wait to become a bedside nurse!
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Health Care Law vs Patient Outcomes
    Actually, that's not entirely true. There is a penalty/fee/tax/whatever (starting in 2014), but that's only $95 per year, although it can go up to $695 (or 2.5 percent of taxable income) in 2016. So...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. HELP with CARE PLAN by tomorrow!!
    Subjective data comes from the subject (the patient). It is what the patient tells you. Objective data is what you observe. In my opinion, subjective data would include: denies excessive alcohol...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Pardon the bad math, but I noticed something about nursing jobs!
    I have no problem working nights, weekends or holidays. I don't have children or much of a family, so working those shifts doesn't bother me at all. I know that it's important for others to be with...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Did you have to brush your classmates teeth?
    We had to brush each others teeth and it was actually fun! We were all giggling during our validations and so were the professors! However, we were not forced to do so. Some classmates had expensive...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. How do nurses practice giving shots?
    We have mannequin arms to practice on and a computer simulator video game in lab, and in clinical we perform on pts. We don't practice on each other because it is a huge liability and too much red...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. I hate nursing exams
    I haven't had any problems with taking nursing school tests. I've enjoyed taking them far more than chemistry tests, for example. So far, everything has been very common sense. A few facts to...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Law and Order: SVU = studying.
    SVU is almost always on when I'm studying! I've seen every single episode, so some of them end up being background noise for me, but still - not a day goes by without SVU poppin' up on my TV. I...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. I was yelled at by my nurse yesterday
    I always ask questions, especially as a student. I try to prepare myself as best as I can, but if I forget something (even if it was simple), I STILL ask. I know this is part of how I learn, and I...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Ethical Exam Question
    This has been a very informative thread, and I have enjoyed reading all the answers. I am a first semester nursing student, and I have not had patho yet or gone too deeply into abnormal findings. I...
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. I can't hear a thing! Re: Percussing lung fields
    This was awesome and very helpful! I will definitely give this a try. Thank you <3
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. First day of CNA clinical - Elder abuse?
    I wasn't there, so I can only give an opinion on what has been said thus far, but there's a lot of things about this post that I find disturbing. From disgusting water to not changing diapers to...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. I can't hear a thing! Re: Percussing lung fields
    I think my percussion technique is appropriate for a 1st semester nursing student. Aligning my fingers correctly and making sure they are not over bone (for the lungs and thorax assessment) is not a...
    Mar 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Stumped! 2 questions from 1st exam (BSN, soph)
    @mattrnstudent23 You've got a great point with the yes/no questions! I think you're probably right, and your reasoning makes sense. I'll have to keep that in mind for the future. "By asking an...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Stumped! 2 questions from 1st exam (BSN, soph)
    I took my first exam today (and I passed, yay!), but there were two questions that have been driving me nuts! I was wondering if anyone had some thoughts on them. I don't remember them verbatim of...
    Jan 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance

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