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  1. Dansko arch/footbed help
    Thanks to everyone for their advice/replies. I've had my Danskos a couple weeks now and they're much better than they were. I don't wear them everyday and I'm sure they'd be better if I did. They...
    Oct 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  2. How to deal with a horrible clinical instructor?
    I'm in my second semester of my RN year. The school hired a new clinical instructor because they had one quit. I don't want to say too much and give away too many details. I followed her once, last...
    Oct 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Dansko arch/footbed help
    I would definitely suggest wearing them slightly loose. The heel is supposed to slide up and down freely - don't worry, it's very smooth and won't cause blisters like other shoes. You'd be surprised...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Dansko arch/footbed help
    So I have a new pair of Dansko professional black patent shoes. The width is fine, my toes can move freely and I don't have any pain on the top of my foot. I wore them to class all day last week and...
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. Which shoes to buy for clinical?
    Thanks, everyone! After MUCH research, here is what I have learned. Also - there is no store in my area (unless I want to drive 2 hours out of my way) that carry Danskos - the uniform shops claim...
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  6. Incompetent??
    A saying at my school is, "The worst always happens in nursing school!" In the last year, one student's father committed suicide, one student's apartment building burnt down, one student's...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Nursing isn't what I thought it'd be...any advice?
    What you do in clinical isn't what it's going to be like in the real world. In clinical, you have to do total patient care - baths, toileting, grooming, meds, dressing changes, everything. In the...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Why are students going into LPN programs?
    My program requires you to take the LPN program before you can take the RN program. Very few of the BSN programs in my area take students who don't have their LPN or RN already. It may seem like...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Typical Nursing School Behavior?
    Wow. I thought my program was strict. I'm in my second program of the RN program. Took the LPN program last year and have my LPN license. 1. There are ALWAYS those students who think they can get...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Which shoes to buy for clinical?
    Hi, all. I'm in my RN year and the clinical shoes I've been using all last year and so far this year are no longer working for me. They were expensive shoes - the Skechers ones that massage your...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Is this okay? Exam score
    Believe me, I understand your frustration! The program at my school is known for being one of the most difficult programs in the area. That being said, I usually score pretty good on my tests and I...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Would you take the LPN test?
    I would take it. There are many hospitals in my area who will hire you if you already have your LPN and are currently pursuing your RN. I completed the LPN portion of my education in May and am...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Clinical Vent
    I would double check the policy. At my school, we're allowed to give any type of meds as long as either the instructor is there or our nurse (for the patient) is there and feels comfortable doing it....
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. The oh-so-common rude classmate(s)...
    I can tell you that I definitely know how you feel! Nursing programs differ from school to school, but from experience I have found that the nursing program (no matter which college you're in) is...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Any advice for an RN student?
    GrnTea - Thank you very much! I try as hard as I can, I read a ton (though I could probably read more!), and my biggest concern is being the safest nurse possible and I know critical thinking...
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Any advice for an RN student?
    The way my school works is that you take the LPN program, then you take boards and get your LPN. If your grades are good enough, you're eligible for the RN/ADN program. There are 2 separate RN...
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Just a Question about the BON background checks...
    PhoenixTech - Because I'd rather be safe than sorry. A friend of mine finished nursing school last year. She was convicted of theft in the 5th in 2004 and she was convicted of trespassing in 2005....
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  18. Just a Question about the BON background checks...
    Thanks for the replies! The Iowa application just states "Were you convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation?". There's also an instruction sheet that came with the application and it...
    May 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  19. Just a Question about the BON background checks...
    Ok, I'm curious about the BON background checks. The Iowa BON runs an FBI check with fingerprinting and an Iowa Criminal History check through the DCI (Division of Criminal Investigation). If I...
    May 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  20. MD BON requesting court records
    I've never heard of anyone actually being allowed to take the boards, passing, and then having the BON find something on their record! That being said, I've heard that it can be really, really...
    May 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  21. NCLEX and Simple Misdemeanor: 5th degree theft
    I have a simple misdemeanor (5th degree Theft, the lowest degree theft possible) on my record. As it happens, I didn't even really commit the act, I just happened to be shopping with someone who did...
    May 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  22. LAZY?!
    At the end of every week, we have to post what we did, what we learned, and how we felt about the clinical experience from that week. Then, the instructor replies back and tells us how she thinks we...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Management/Leadership/Delegation - what to expect?
    Hi, everyone! I'm in the LAST 4 weeks of my PN program, set to enter the ADN program this June (I got accepted, yay!). Anyway, the last 4 weeks of clinical are called the Management, Leadership,...
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. The mental and social skills needed
    I'm nearly finished with the first year of my program and I begin the second year (RN year) this June. I've managed to be pretty well liked and my instructor has told me than I'm smart and wonderful...
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Nursing Diagnosis Book for Clinicals....Any recommendations?
    We use Cox's Clinical Applications of Nursing Diagnosis. It's very organized and lists ALL of the diagnoses on the front-inside cover with page numbers. The book is set up according to Gordon's...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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