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  1. Coming back to nursing school after failing twice?
    You're going through the mechanics of studying, that's great... but you need to absorb the information so that you can apply what you've learned. There are two things that make Medical School, PA...
    12:43 am
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. NCLEX Today-Good Pop Up
    Congratulations on getting this far! I would, however, suggest that you wait about 24 hours and try the PVT again. Your exam needs to be scored a 2nd time and there's no telling exactly when that 2nd...
    Oct 21
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. Minor freak out..upcoming ACLS class
    The classes can be fun with a good instructor. Mostly, now that you have been given an intro to resuscitation, start reading more about it. The real learning begins... now!
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. help needed please confusion between slow release and immediate release morphine
    I would suspect you're on the right track... Look in your drug guide for side and adverse effects and look for ones that might cause harm to the patient right away or are potentially life...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. how to study for a cumulative final?
    In classes that have cumulative final exams, the secret is that you start studying before the session begins, well, as long as you know what material the course will be covering the first 2 weeks....
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Accepted into Nursing School
    First off, congratulations on getting into Nursing School! You're all in for one of the hardest, most amazing rides of your life. Like one of the PP indicated, get some kind of calendar going and use...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Time management advice
    I also had to work, raise a kid, and go to school. How did I do it? Like the others, I used a planner. Mine happens to be Google's Calendar and I have it on my phone as well. Anything I needed to do...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Evaluations
    There were some skills stations that we had to pass in order to progress through to the next semester but that was mostly in the 1st semester. After that, we usually had skills check-offs and we'd...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. I only held his hand
    You've found your reason for doing patient care. Nursing is how you choose to express who you are inside. I found that I'm a person that takes care of others. I first chose sports medicine. I learned...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. How have you changed since starting school?
    Looking back, I'm a lot more direct in conversation. While I can do therapeutic communication as well as any other new grad, homey don't play dat at home. I've become more blunt about things and I...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. handling 4 patients
    Yeah, it's tough at first. What I did when I started working with four patients was I'd go in a little early to check the charts and in particular the meds for when they're due. Then I'd get report,...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. I only held his hand
    Oh, this goes way beyond therapeutic touch... motay68 remember this. For all we do, it comes back to what you just did...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Going from Adult ER to all populations ER
    Youngest kid I've started a line on was a 3 year old that was amazingly calm... due to drinking 1/2 bottle of Triaminic. I can certainly say that the little guy definitely had great veins! I'm a...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Kaiser South Sacramento ER?
    I don't work there... but I did (somewhat recently) some clinical time at that hospital. It's difficult to keep the true culture under wraps from the students that are there for a semester... The...
    Oct 17
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. Cut my losses or see it through?
    It sounds to me like you've reached the end of your time at that particular school and if you weren't going to fail out academically, you would have failed out clinically. That's not a great place to...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Hate It
    Nursing School is a very different "world" from the normal work world, and really this is very true for most fields that require a formal course of study. When you're doing things for the first few...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. The Pearson trick
    You have to wait 48 hours... not 2 days for the Quick Results. If that's the response you got from the system by attempting the PVT this morning, you more than likely have passed. Your exam should...
    Oct 16
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. I feel like I'm never going to get good at IVs
    That's part of becoming good at doing IVs. I'm pretty rusty at doing them, and while I can do them, there are times I just can't seem to cannulate a drain pipe sized vein. There are some good...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    During my schooling, I had a clinical instructor that tended to bully her students. Mostly she tends to threaten every one of her students with failure... and at the end, she "relents" and "allows"...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Rules for Triage
    EMS knows them all too well... and sometimes can recite the entire story from memory.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. UCLA RN to Paramedic Bridge
    Going from RN to P should be fairly easy. There's some info on the California State EMSA website about the basic process. The hard part will be finding a program to do the field internship through. I...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Colleges, Universities
  22. Are state benefits really all it's cracked up to be?
    I'm a public employee... and the benefits I have are pretty decent, though not as good they used to be. I have over a decade of service now and if I were to find another "public" position, I could...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. best stethoscope for starting LPN school?
    I recommend a stethoscope that is between $30 and $70 for this purpose. Just about any stethoscope in that range is going to be decent enough for you to learn on, use through school, and will carry...
    Oct 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  24. Worried about the rejection from program
    Even though it's a Rad Tech program you want to get into, the process should generally be similar. Make sure that you do as well as you can (perfect is nice, but don't burn yourself out) and apply to...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    Emergent: I'm sure that there's a LOT of new grads that would love to be in that guy's position... literally. I don't want for much... I just want to be on a relatively consistent schedule, to know a...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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