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  1. Do you know of any internship/externship?
    VCU has one. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31. Look on VCUHS website and search summer extern.
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  2. Grading scales and number of questions on your exams
    A 94-10 B 87-93 C 80-86 Below 80 is failing. The number of questions varies. Usually around 50-60. I prefer and do better on exams with 50 questions than exams with 100+...
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Jon Stewart Puzzled Why Combat Medics Can't Apply for Nursing Jobs
    You don't even have to have a CNA to be a "nurse" in my kids' school district. It's horrible. There should be some standard regulation about that across states
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Trouble with starting IV's
    Stabilizing the vein really helps imo (one finger above and one below the insertion site). Just be aware that some instructors will criticize you for a finger above the site as it is easier to...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Learning to count newborn heart rate
    Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it. It definitely wasn't a swishing sound. More of a lub-dub-dub. I feel so inadequate when it comes to heart sounds
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Most relevant/useful pre-nursing science class?
    A&P and Microbiology.
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. HELP! My school is trying to get me as cheating for using Test Bank to study
    I have no idea what you school's policy is on this, but hopefully it is clear. I'm a current nursing student and my opinion is that purchasing a test bank for a current textbook is *at best* in a...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Learning to count newborn heart rate
    I'm a student and was wondering if it's normal to hear a split S2 sound on newborns? Sometimes when I'm auscultating and counting, it seems to me like there is an occasional 3rd sound. I asked a...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Recommendations: Long sleeve shirt to cover tattoos
    Does your school require you to cover them? It's healthier for you and your patients to be bare below the elbows.
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  10. Dealing with the obnoxious co-worker help
    I'm curious what your coworker's response was when you said his/her words hurt and upset you?
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Burn units
    Our local burn center is 16 beds.
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  12. When parents should keep their child home.
    We have limited absences in our district. 8 are allowed. Also, my child has a cough all winter every winter, so I certainly don't keep her home for her "nuisance" cough. My children also have very...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Accident Scenes: Do You Always Offer Assistance?
    First I want to say that I'm so sorry for your loss and I hope you find some peace.As for me, in this siituation, if there was an obvious head injury, I wouldn't move the injured person even if that...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    The latest Cochrane Review found that influenza vaccination was completely ineffective at reducing transmission. I don't see why we are still discussing this. ...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  15. Ethical question...give their alcohol back or not?
    Ok, strictly speaking, if they are over 21 I wouldn't throw it out without their consent. I would give it (with their permission) to a family member to "take home". Not sure what my hospital's policy...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Ethical question...give their alcohol back or not?
    If they are over 21, I would encourage the patient to dump it out themselves.
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Wearing Black Scrubs in Pediatric Hospital
    I don't care what color scrubs a peds nurse wears when caring for my child. I care that she's competent and compassionate. I doubt the kids would be put off by scrubs with a black background. Also, I...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  18. Any VCU AMSN/ABSN Summer 2012 Hopefuls?
    VCU no longer has an AMSN program.
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  19. Visitor silencing neighboring alarms
    Ok, I'm spouting. Lol. I wouldn't really mess with the pump, but I would raise hell. 10 mins of alarming (barring any emergency on the unit) is unacceptable and I applaud the OP for answering the...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Visitor silencing neighboring alarms
    Flame me if you want, but if I were visiting my child or spouse in the hospital and their roommate's IV pump was alarming *for 10 minutes*, I would silence it too. Especially when there's a little...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Do schools give male students an advantage?
    Absolutely.
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Are C's really the new A's in nursing school?
    Grade deflation is a huge problem in my area (imo). I would support a standardized grading scale across the country, especially for high schools. Better yet, I think we should go from a letter grade...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Be Careful When Posting
    It's disappointing that one cannot remove their own posts here should they decide the post contains too much identifying information. If there is a way, I haven't discovered it yet.
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Visiting nurse slapped with a parking ticket :-/
    If you're in NYC, why don't you use public transportation? It's way easier than finding on street parking. Just a thought.
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. What books do you have on your desk?
    Martini's Visual Anatomy & Physiology. This book was published after I took A&P, but I bought it anyway because it's just so well organized and laid out. Also, I couldn't wait to throw away...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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